Bluecube’s story begins in 2003 when James Hawker, founder and CEO, had a conversation with a local businessowner who was looking for a solution to a technology problem. Equipped with enthusiasm and the willingness to help, James decided to leave his IT recruitment roots behind and launch a new company; Bluecube Technology Solutions.
When James incorporated Bluecube back on the 25th of March 2003, the world of IT was a very different landscape and still, in some ways, an industry in its infancy.
Internet access across the world was increasing but many offices were still housing their servers on-site with their entire network operating from one single room. This was largely because businesses back then were yet to adopt cloud computing; and the likes of the Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Service (AWS) simply did not exist. These popular cloud platforms wouldn’t enter the mainstream until the late noughties. Therefore, a lot of businesses were relying on physical, on-premise solutions and things that we take for granted now were complex problems to solve back then. Back in the early days of 2003, Bluecube used its own datacentre platforms to launch a cloud-based ‘desktop in a box’ solution.
The landscape of IT back in the early 2000s was so vastly different to today that the majority of the technology and equipment in use then would now be considered obsolete.
This experience means that Bluecube was not born in the modern computing cloud era. The skills developed to meet the needs and requirements of businesses operating in the 2000s has given Bluecube a robust foundation. This team of Bluecube engineers would solve and fix complex IT or server issues, deal with hardware failures, carry out office backups using technology that would be considered archaic these days and much more. All of which were problems that just don’t exist in the same way today.
From here, as technology and business IT requirements developed and improved over the decades, so did the nature of the IT services that Bluecube offered. Today, the IT issues Bluecube solve for clients now centre around cyber security, providing managed IT services and delivering strategic IT guidance and consultancy, alongside the traditional service desk provision that has always been the backbone of the service.