Ex-ScanSource senior management duo Joel Price and Dave Hepplewhite, launch Leading Cloud Solutions.
Following the recent events at TexelPro, (previously ScanSource Europe), Joel Price and Dave Hepplewhite, who have a combined 40 years’ experience in unified communications and held senior leadership positions at the distributor, spotted a growing opportunity in the UK Cloud consultancy market! Joining forces, they have set up Leading Cloud Solutions to fill this void.
This self-funded business that holds relationships with 100’s of cloud solution providers promises to offer independent advice to organisations, saving them time and money in researching the cloud solution market. Leading Cloud Solutions focuses on UCaaS, CCaaS, Cyber Security and other technologies, specialising in integration between platforms such as UCaaS and CRM systems.
Joel Price commented: “Some of the providers that we work with have seen a 30-fold increase in business following the first lockdown in March 2020; it is well documented that companies needed to act quickly to support a working from home model.
We expect to see continued adoption of such cloud technologies due to their flexibility and affordability. A belief supported by Gartner, who reported that by 2023 more than 50% of large organisations will connect to cloud providers, up from 10% in 2019 and by 2024, 74% of new UC licenses purchased by organisations will be cloud-based”.
Dave Hepplewhite added: “Following research and feedback, we found that although the significant benefits that cloud technologies can bring to organisations are evident, there is an initial challenge for IT departments and leadership teams. That is one of the time and associated cost required to research, test and select the right technologies for their requirements given the 100s of options available in the fast-evolving Cloud market.
There can also be many potential integration scenarios with CCaas And UCaaS solutions into the multitude of existing CRM and ERP platforms where independent advice can be extremely useful. This is where Leading Cloud Solutions can add value.
We are incredibly excited to be able to help organisations in selecting technology that will have a significantly positive and lasting impact on the way they do business.”