Innov8 Technology Ltd is a leading provider of ICT solutions to a wide range of customers throughout the UK and Ireland. Established in 1997, we have grown as a business through the appointment of a highly professional team, as well as through the acquisition of select businesses with excellent reputations in their own right.
At Innov8 our primary focus is, and always will be, to provide solutions to business problems through the careful application of information technology. Underpinned by an excellent customer experience.
For over 20 years Innov8 has helped customers with: server, desktop & storage virtualisation, hardware and software provision, flexible and remote working solutions, IT managed services, ERP solutions, software development, plus our own vertical market software solutions.
With over 20 years’ experience in the IT solutions marketplace, Innov8 has a proven track record of providing high business value / low risk solutions to small, medium and large enterprise customers.
By working with key alliance partners and leveraging our own experience, we believe we can deliver a solution to fulfil your IT requirements whilst providing “Excellence through Innovation”.
1997 – The Beginning
On the 23rd January 1997, the founding directors registered Innov8 Technology Ltd with Companies House and our business was born.
Initially we produced niche vertical market applications to provide touch screen technology for EPOS solutions in the hospitality industry. Businesses using Innov8 solutions at the time included Pret A Manger & Frankie and Benny’s.
2000 – Sprouting with Sage
After some initial success providing niche products, we aligned ourselves to mainstream software provider Sage.
On becoming an accredited Sage Business Partner, we could now provide Sage L50 and Sage L100 solutions and the business began to see significant growth.
2001 – Mobility
Building on the niche products being produced and our Sage partnership, Innov8 developed mobility applications and partnered with handheld technology providers Intermec.
We continue to provide handheld solutions to the wholesale and distribution industry.
2001/2002 – Early Acquisitions
Having established ourselves as a Sage Business Partner, the directors sort to acquire similar businesses to accelerate the growth of the business.
Innov8 successfully acquired L100 and hardware provider Bridge Computers in 2001 and L100 provider Phoenix Business Solutions in 2002.
2002 – Hardware Expansion
In 2002 we introduced infrastructure services, following a growing need from customers.
In 2002 Innov8 partnered with Microsoft, HP and desktop virtualisation specialists Citrix.
2003 – New Surroundings
Having spent 6 years at our office at Depleach Hall, in 2003 Innov8’s continued growth demanded a change of premises.
5 Riverview on The Embankment Business Park was chosen and is still our home today.
2004 – Innovating
In 2004 we were one of the first adopters of server virtualisation with VMware.
The idea of VMware technology at the time was extremely innovative and has since become an industry standard, being at the forefront of new technology is something we pride ourselves on.
2005 – Cornwall R&D
In 2005 Innov8 recruited a specialist mobile application team.
The team based in Cornwall already had vast experience in developing mobility software and circumstances allowed us to enlist the experience of our now established research and development team.
2006/2009 – Expand and Grow
Between 2006 and 2009, we began to grow via increased new business and further acquisitions.
Innov8 acquired Reflex Computers (L100), Tobar Software in Ireland (L100 & Trakker), ASAP (L50), Alpha Business Solutions (L50) and OMS (Mobility/Hand-held technology).
2011 – NetApp
With storage environments continuing to grow, we partnered with NetApp in 2011 embracing the powerful NetApp storage technology enabling customers to effectively manage their data growth.
Innov8 were nominated for NetApp New Partner of the Year in 2012.
2013 – Sage ERP X3
With our desire to continue growing, in the late summer of 2013 we announced our partnership with Sage ERP X3.
We are now able to offer a wide range of Sage products from Sage One through to Sage X3, including Payroll and HR.
2015 – Fujitsu Converged Infrastructure
Having looked at the marketplace to expand our Converged offering, we took on Fujitsu for their V-Shape and Cluster in a Box offerings.
Adding this to our portfolio, we can deliver infrastructure solutions that scale and grow as customer’s businesses grow.
2017 – Today
Combining our new and established partner relationships, we continue to provide hardware and software solutions to solve business problems.
With our experience and knowledge of the application layer and specifically in relation to mobility/remote working, we understand the impact on the underlying infrastructure and the importance in delivering a quality end-user experience.