Tuesday, July 16th, 2019Alex Duke completes his 2 year apprenticeship

Congratulations to Alex Duke for passing his second year HNC in computing and completing his two year technical apprenticeship with Skanco We couldn’t have asked for a better candidate for our apprenticeship scheme and we wish Alex every success in his future career at Skanco Alex pictured with Andy Gosnell, Skanco Operations Manager

Monday, July 15th, 2019Rachael Franklin finishes Island Games in style

Skanco sponsored local athlete Rachael Franklin finished off the week in style at the Island games in Gibraltar by winning the 800m in a new games record. Shortly afterwards she was part of the Manx team who won the gold in the 4x400m Woman’s relay. All this after she won gold in the 1500m earlier…Read More

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019Rachael Franklin wins 1500m in Gibraltar

Congratulation’s to Rachael for winning Gold in the 1500m at the Island Games. Next up is the 800m followed by the 4 x 400 relay  

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019Sophos Security SOS week

Our security partners Sophos have brought back the popular Security SOS week. Each day next week a top security expert will give a 40 minute podcast interview on topics such as phishing, privacy, social media, web security, cloud and finally threat protection. Register below for any or all of the podcasts of interest to you….Read More

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019Rachael Franklin visits Skanco

Skanco sponsored local athlete Rachael Franklin dropped into to see us before she heads to Gibraltar for the Island Games  Rachael dropped by to show us her new Isle of Man athletics team kit and tell us what she hopes to achieve at the upcoming Island games. This will be her seventh games, having first…Read More

Monday, June 3rd, 2019Rachael Franklin has a successful North of England Championship

Congratulations to Skanco sponsored athlete Rachael Franklin who had a successful North of England Championship at the weekend where she finished a close second in the 1500 meters on Saturday before winning the gold in the 5000 meters on Sunday. The track season is Rachael’s favourite time of the running calendar, where she hopes all…Read More

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019Windows 10 migration

As the end of support date for Windows 7 approaches, companies who have not yet looked into migration to Windows 10 will need to begin planning to ensure they beat the January 2020 cut off. Failure to do so could mean that the business is running an entire estate of PCs no longer receiving security…Read More

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