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Press Release: igroup Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Press Release: igroup Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to igroup’s Azure Architecture Workshop to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies.

Daresbury, Cheshire, United Kingdom — November 19, 2018 — igroup today announced the availability of its Azure Architecture Workshop in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. igroup customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management.

The workshop is designed for businesses in the U.K. from all market sectors. The session involves both IT departments and stakeholders to ensure all your business objectives and software needs are uncovered, helping gather your requirements, prioritise your goals, and mitigate any risk that can disrupt a smooth deployment and user adoption.

The process creates an Azure blueprint that reflects a cloud infrastructure to fit companies’ goals and budgets without sacrificing security and performance. The workshop will enable you to not only research each department’s requirement but also analyse all cost and options to find the best fit for your business.

“Our team regularly addresses Azure environments that have shortfalls in one or more aspects. We felt that the creation of this workshop would not only help to address these issues but also help businesses before the mistake is made,” said Steve Rastall, Managing Director at igroup. “If you haven’t put any infrastructure in place yet, then our best advice is to talk it through first with an experienced provider. We can’t emphasize that enough. Once the infrastructure is in place, it becomes more complex to unravel and resolve, and you may never achieve your optimal environment.”

igroup’s Azure specialists who run the workshops ensure that resilience, performance, availability, access, security, scalability, and disaster recovery are addressed, fundamental areas that igroup believes are regularly overlooked. The workshop is designed as part of our end-to-end process supporting and managing Azure, but it can also be engaged as a stand-alone element.

Sajan Parihar, Director, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp., said, “We’re excited to welcome igroup’s Azure Architecture Workshop to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which gives our partners great exposure to cloud customers around the globe. Azure Marketplace offers world-class quality experiences from global trusted partners with solutions tested to work seamlessly with Azure.”

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling finished Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and premium datasets. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.


About igroup

igroup is a Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in managed Azure cloud solutions and SharePoint development and supporting businesses from all sectors in the U.K. igroup can help you set up and manage your Azure virtual machines, reduce cloud costs, make a digital transformation, or roll out a collaboration platform.

Intelligence Group Ltd T/A igroup is a company registered in England and Wales No. 05416465 | Microsoft Gold Partner No. 1469420 | VAT Number 862 8378 84 | Intelligence Group Ltd (T/A igroup) Copyright 2018


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Intelligence Group Ltd T/A igroup, 01925 320164,


“igroup can only be described as a close-knit family”

Working for igroup


Commissions are available for both sales and none salespeople. Salespeople can double their base salary!

Performance Bonus

We are committed to developing all staff and run regular Personal Development reviews to ensure everyone is on track. Any bonus is completely discretionary, but we reward our high achievers.

Profit Share

We recognise that the commitment & outstanding ability of our employees is a major contributor to our continued success. We will therefore recognise this with an annual bonus, to be divided between our valued employees.

Workplace pension

We offer the statutory pension to all, with additional employer’s contributions available, subject to performance. These can be in the form of an agreed increase or one-off contributions.

Private healthcare

The Vitality health plan rewards healthy habits with point system which can be spent on a wide range of discounts and rewards from big brands such as Virgin Active, British Airways, Starbucks, Mr & Mrs Smith, and free memberships and discounted health screening.

Holiday Entitlement

We offer excellent holiday entitlement of 30 days inclusive of bank holidays, with an additional day added in the first two years of service. Maximum entitlement is 32 days (including bank holidays).


The package includes three times the employees annual salary and is paid as a lump sum.

Laptop/Surface Pro

We will ensure everyone has the appropriate IT equipment for the roles they carry out, in many cases this will include provision of Surface Pros over and above the standard issue lap top.

Car Allowance Scheme

We believe in ensuring our employees who travel as part of their role, should have a suitable reward package to ensure they have a high standard of vehicle available to them.

Training allowance

As staff development is key to the company, all employees who are achieving PDR objectives will qualify for a training allowance of at least £1,500 per annum.

Staff Treats

Our staff benefit from a package of thousands of free and discounted perks, including comprehensive health and wellness programmes, salary sacrifice and more.

Staff Trips & Team Building

At least 3 times a year we have a get together at the weekend, taking part in an activity that we will have voted on previously. Our most recent outings have included Quad Biking, hoverboarding and foot golf.

Exam funding

We fund any relevant exams for employees, this would include full funding for first attempts and the potential of part funding up front for subsequent attempts, with the balance payable upon passing.

Interest Free Loans

We endeavour to help employees that may need it, as such staff loans are available, subject to a qualifying period and PDR performance. These loans will be a maximum of £5,000 with the possibility of zero interest.

Free drinks, snacks & treats

We endeavour to encourage a healthy lifestyle, and provide healthy snacks and bottled water in the office. The occasional pizza redresses the balance!