Thursday, May 9th, 2019IT Apprenticeship scheme now open for applications

Skanco are now accepting applications for this year’s IT apprenticeship scheme. Our apprenticeship scheme has been running for over 20 years and has developed 40 successful apprentices since the scheme was introduced. See the advert to find out more about the scheme, how to apply and requirements.    

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019Rachael Franklin wins the Isle of Man Easter festival of running

Congratulations to Skanco sponsored athlete Rachael Franklin who won the Isle of Man’s Easter Festival of Running over the weekend, pulling away from her main competitors Naomi Lang & Amy Frankland representing Edinburgh University and Vicki Cronin representing Manchester University. Rachael defended the title she won in 2018 by winning all three races- Friday’s 10K in Port…Read More

Monday, April 29th, 2019Capex vs Opex

As times change and trends shift, IT, as any other industry must be agile enough and willing to change to meet the demands of its consumers be it the platforms utilised by a user base or the services offered by providers such as Skanco. Currently the industry is seeing a move towards the consumption of…Read More

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019March update from Rachael Franklin

Another busy month for Skanco sponsored athlete, Rachael Franklin, below she provides us with an update on her training regime and preparation for the Easter Festival:- April started with a week of warm weather training in Portugal, I was lucky to have my coach, training partners and good friends with me for the trip which always…Read More

Friday, April 12th, 2019Skanco helps struggling House Martin population

Manx BirdLife has welcomed an initiative by Pete Hadfield of Isle of Man professional IT Services company Skanco to provide much-needed nesting opportunities for House Martins – a species of bird that is rapidly declining across its range.  The project involved putting up four artificial House Martin nestboxes on SKANCO’s Business Continuity building within Isle…Read More

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019Microsoft support ending on major products in 2019/2020

As you may have seen recently in the mainstream media, some key Microsoft products will very soon be out of support. These products are: SQL Server 2008* – extended support ends 9th July 2019 Windows Server 2008* – extended support ends 14th January  2020 Windows 7 – extended support ends 14th January  2020 Exchange Server…Read More

Thursday, March 28th, 2019World backup day 31st March 2019

March 31st 2019 is World Backup day. Backups are critical for keeping your business up and running when a data disaster strikes. Every day businesses are creating and accumulating data they need to protect, and World Backup day reminds us of the importance of backing up, whether that be personal or company data. Businesses must…Read More

Friday, March 22nd, 2019Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day

Skanco staff joined with 3FM this morning for ‘Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day’  in remembrance of local live music promotor Jonno Gollow. The guys are pictured in a selection of their favourite band T-Shirts.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019Skanco present chq to Isle of Man Live at Home Schemes

Skanco are proud supporters of Isle of Man Live at Home Schemes and were pleased to raise awareness and funds for a worthy cause at our recent quiz. Pictured is Skanco Account Manager, Darren Smethurst, with Live at Home Chief Executive, Jackie Bridson.

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019Skanco sponsored athlete Rachael Franklin in this months Manx Life

Skanco sponsored local athlete Rachael Franklin has appeared in the sports profile section of the March edition of Manx Life This highlights Rachael increased profile both on and off Island and the profile shows what’s she has already achieved and what her targets are for the remainder of the year Well done Rachael and good…Read More

Monday, March 4th, 2019February update from Rachael Franklin

Skanco sponsored athlete, Rachael Franklin, continues to astound us with her hard work and determination throughout February. Rachael started the month with the Ramsey Fireman’s run, breaking her own women’s record for the race. It’s a tough 5 mile run consisting of three laps around Ramsey on public roads, after a good winter training program it’s…Read More

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019Skanco featured in this weeks business section of the Isle of Man Examiner

The article covers the introduction of Skanco’s cybersecurity solutions portfolio. Further to this it includes interviews with our Senior Technical Consultant Lee Williamson on his move back to the Isle of Man to establish these solutions, his thoughts on threats business can face and how Skanco’s solutions can help. With Skanco providing professional IT services…Read More