Leading IT services provider Itex has announced plans to augment the structure of its business to position itself for what the company believes to be major changes within the IT industry over the next few years. The business has created group functional divisions to ensure a more integrated and standardised approach to client service across its three offices in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. This realignment means new director level roles have opened up within the organisation.

Ian Jauncey, who will lead the team as Managing Director, explains:

”We foresee substantial changes emerging in the IT world over the next two to five years which will impact every organisation. With the rapid development of technologies such as Cloud, for example, businesses will have to adapt to seismic change if they are to remain competitive.”

Itex anticipates a significant shift in the way and the speed that organisations purchase and consume IT services and resources, moving from in-house self-sufficiency to consumption-based utility services. The new structure will position the business to accommodate the increase in IT service demand, supporting and facilitating clients through these changes, while at the same time maintaining the high levels of service provision they currently deliver.

Gary Bowles has been recruited as Business Development Director responsible for the group’s sales and professional services delivery. Gary has over 30 years’ experience in IT including periods as Executive Director with Mourants in Jersey and as CTO with Kleinwort Benson. His appointment will bring valuable insight from a client perspective as the company enters this new era.

A new Market Development function has also been created to focus on new services and markets, to be led by the current Guernsey MD Richard Parker, who will also assume responsibility for group marketing.

Tim Wainwright will head up the group’s Managed Services business responsible for the delivery of Itex service activities in all its jurisdictions. Tim Barnes continues in his role as Finance and Commercial Director.

Ian adds:

“This change is inevitable – the massive investments already being made by the major players in the industry are indicative of this.

We want to ensure that we are in the best position to take advantage of this trend so we can continue to deliver quality service to current and future clients. We stand on an exciting threshold for Itex as we look to a future where there is a fundamental shift in the way businesses will operate their IT. The introduction of our new business model will create an environment in which Itex can continue to innovate and grow.”