IFB is a leading communications and data centre provider to UK and international markets. Since launching in 1996, IFB has helped countless Scottish businesses to get online and stay online.
IFB is playing a key role to support Scotland’s ambition to become a number one location for data centre providers. Their latest data centre takes advantage of Scotland’s naturally cool climate and plentiful renewable energy. The design of the centre places an uncompromising stress on reliability, sustainability and efficiency to offer the greenest footprint possible.
It will be one of only four UK Data Centres to carry Teir III certification from The Uptime Institute, and will deliver highly efficient levels of reliability to a global market.
How IT is used within the company:
IT is as an integral part of everything we do; it helps us to design, test and build fairly complex and demanding systems but also provides us with the ability to work smartly. As a result, many of the team don’t need to be attached to their desks or phones to work effectively as remote working has had a significant effect on our business and the services we provide.
IFB is a forward thinking, rapidly growing organisation and we have invested significantly in the development of a new world class data centre. This will provide us with the ability to provide the highest levels of service availability. IFB continually strives to provide its clients with the best possible services, meeting the needs of their business within an ever changing environment. Therefore, our people are always developing new skills - operating and managing the latest equipment and technology, so they are always ‘learning on the job’. IFB provides a hard-working and friendly working environment and encourages staff to reach their full potential.
Our staff are responsible for designing and managing some very complex network and security services. These are critical to the operation of our own and our clients business. Its vital that we get it right first time and this is where skills, expertise and team work comes into play.
Attracting the right people in the business will be key for us over the next few years, as the business continues to develop.