Technology from Intergence, the IT optimisation business based at Granta Park in Cambridge, has literally bridged the ‘Gulf’ for global industry.Founded by current CEO Peter Job in Cambridge in 2003, Intergence has built capability and headcount in the UK and the Middle East
Intergence’s main product is Hyperglance, which is regarded as the world’s first IT modelling and visualisation solution.
Hyperglance gives a comprehensive, 3D view of the entire infrastructure, from end to end, so that users can pinpoint the root cause of performance issues, fix them more quickly than ever before, and prevent them from happening again.
Intergence operates over two distinct lines of business: people and performance. Their expertise and knowledge within the field allows the company to resource the right people in the right place, getting IT projects completed quickly and hassle free.
Utilising world-first products and professional optimisation services, Intergence says it has a clear and common purpose - to improve performance and extract more value from clients’ IT infrastructure.
Intergence currently has 65 staff based in the UK and the Middle East, with a further 150 associates across the business. It is headquartered in Cambridge and has regional offices in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Peter Job founded the company to address the growing requirements of clients demanding high-level impartial expertise in networks and IT. He recognised the increase in demand on IT departments to ‘do more with less’ due to economic pressures and the need for businesses to improve productivity and support key business initiatives.
He wanted to address the challenge of fielding the right combination of skills and solutions to deliver against high expectations in a timely and cost-effective manner. Prior to founding Intergence, he’d held senior sales and management positions at Gandalf, Alcatel, ThruPoint and Omnetica.
He used his own capital to start the business which has grown organically ever since. Intergence has been able to use its own profits to re-invest in new ventures, including the Middle East strategy.
Determined to be dynamic, Intergence spun out Real Status Ltd – a separate company focused on the rapidly-growing sector of IT visualisation – in February 2011 and the business had made sufficient progress to be shortlisted in a number of categories of the Business Weekly Awards in March 2012.
Real Status’ first product, launched in Q2 of 2011, was developed with Cambridge-based gaming company Geomerics with support from the East of England Development Authority and the Technology Strategy Board.
It’s fair to say that Real-Status came to life under the guidance of the Intergence where the business was incubated for two years ready for spin-out.
Standing still isn’t an option for either business. As bring your own devices (BYOD) and cloud computing have become mainstream, Intergence plans to continue providing optimisation services around the cloud and the user experience.
Being able to monitor and manage the user applications to maximise productivity will be the key issues for CIOs over the next two-five years and Intergence aims to enhance and grow its specialist managed services to support this. Intergence will also continue to provide smart sourcing of its specialists to help complex and large infrastructure moves and changes.
The calibre of clients is important for any business given the challenging macro-economic backdrop and Intergence has developed a blue chip client base which includes BT, Thomson Reuters, Fujitsu and Vodafone.
The company was earlier in 2012 announced as one of the suppliers of the UK Government’s cloud computing procurement initiative, G-Cloud. The framework will feature services divided into four segments, with Intergence forming part of the specialist cloud services.
Intergence has also been shrewd in developing a close relationship with the Cambridge academic community, which enables it to innovate in partnership, rapidly incorporating the latest technology advances into our products and services.
Intergence also regularly utilises the world class talent that stems from the local universities by offering both internships and apprentices to its students and graduates.
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