P1 Technology Partners in Norwich is bringing advantages to East Anglia on two fronts.
First, SE-based companies who out-source custom software development or IT operations are finding skills on their doorstep, and secondly, the venture should bring an increasing number of hi-tech job opportunities to the area.
Having learnt the hard way, P1 Technology Partners, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner since 2005, knows only too well the problems that can beset IT Directors when they decide to go Offshoring [typically Asia] or Nearshoring [often Eastern Europe] to save money on IT operations and application software developments.
Already, P1 Technology has successfully wooed a number of new clients to Norfolk, a process that has now been dubbed Norfolkshoring by the company.
"Being based on the outskirts of Norwich means we don't have the overhead structure of the typical software and system houses based in London and the M4 corridor," said Duncan Cardwell, Sales and Client Services Director at P1 Technology Partners.
He goes on: "Norfolk is a great place to live and work, and this has enabled us to attract a team of twenty five high calibre individuals who want to benefit from the Norfolk lifestyle. As our clientele grows, so will employment opportunities.
"Companies may, at first glance, regard Offshoring and Nearshoring as real money saving options, but the headline cost saving is rarely achieved because of logistics, culture and timezone issues. Actually, the biggest problem is the void between the business problem and the people building the solution. What's the point in a small invoice if the final product doesn't meet the business goals?
"When you take into account that we are no more than two hours away from Central London and the M4 corridor, speak the same language [accents excepted!] and have a wealth of expertise and ideas about today's ever changing technology, Norfolkshoring really is a highly cost effective offshoring alternative with none of the pain and all of the benefit."
As its name suggests, P1 Technology Partners works in true partnership with its clients, developing software and IT infrastructures which transform the way in which a business or organisation manages its sales, services and processes.