SME demand triggers new division at Synergi IT

The division, fronted by director and technology expert Justin Short, has been established to focus on Microsoft SharePoint services

Peter Joynson of Synergi
Peter Joynson of Synergi

Fast growing Tyneside technology business Synergi IT is creating a new specialist division to meet demand from North East SMEs for specialist cloud based software services.

The division, fronted by director and technology expert Justin Short, has been established to focus on Microsoft SharePoint services.

Justin Short said: “Many large North East companies have legacy versions of SharePoint that need bringing up to date while lots of small businesses are being introduced to the software via Microsoft’s Office 365.

“We are living through an exciting transition of emerging business technologies that help transform the way companies share information with their employees, customers and supply chain partners.”

Short has a wealth of experience in Microsoft SharePoint and ran his own business, Rocket Solutions, which was acquired by a larger IT company three years ago. Peter Joynson, managing director of Synergi, said: “Justin will evangelise SharePoint and help North East businesses – large and small – perform better by automating business processes, encouraging more effective collaboration and communication. SharePoint is one of the key components within Office 365 and will help local companies modernise the way they work and perform better.”

Significant business wins since January 2014 means Gateshead-based Synergi is well on target to achieving sales of £500,000 in year one, with a targeted £2m within three years. Recruitment of support staff is well underway.

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