Established in 1995, Shift F7 has nearly 20 years experience in meeting the IT needs of mid-market enterprises in both the private and public sector.
Shift F7 Group Introduction×
The Shift F7 Group was established in 2012 as part of an acquisition strategy to transform Shift F7 Ltd, founded in 1995, from a traditional Reseller - projects/hardware/software licensing - to a Managed Service technology provider.
The Shift F7 Group was formed to commence a strategic plan to acquire non competing IT related business who service companies from the SMB environment through to the mid-market client.
Datashare Solutions was acquired in 2012 to provide contractual Back Up and Disaster Recovery services. Their key market were legal Firms and educational establishments and the services were provided from their own datacentre under ISO accreditation. The Datacentre was relocated to a Digital Realty site in 2014 and the company was run as a separate division of the group until August 2015.
NJL Communications were acquired by Datashare Solutions in 2014 to provide contractual IT and Telecoms support expertise. All services were provided by 3rd party suppliers and managed by NJL. Shift F7 has now insourced the IT Support element of these services.
Greencorn was acquired in Feb 2016 and the Shift F7 team moved to the Greencorn premises in March. Greencorn primarily services SME based clients with IT Support Managed and Managed Plus support contracts which complements the mid market focus of Shift F7. All business will be conducted under the Shift F7 brand from June 2016.
Shift F7 invested heavily in a new cloud based Back Up and DR platform in 2015 within the DC at Chessington, along with new contracts to reflect the enhanced recovery times and service offerings. A new dedicated hosted platform goes live in June 2016 in a Virtual 1 environment in Docklands with dedicated communication links back to the Back Up/DR platform.
With over 120 managed based contracts, Shift F7 provides our clients with all the IT infrastructure and support options that they could consider from hosted cloud based platforms to supported on premise server and storage installations and upgrades.
We have developed a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services that enable our clients to maximise the investment made in their infrastructure. Our clients are able to leverage our expertise to ensure their technology investments bring clear business benefits, and a reduction in their overall cost of ownership.
At Shift F7 our vendor independence ensures we can advise businesses on the most suitable and cost effective way to introduce new technology to meet business requirements.