Kerridge Commercial Systems has strengthened its K-Cloud team with the appointment of Neil Abraham as Director of Cloud Operations. With KCS increasing investment and traction for its K-Cloud solution it has hired an experienced data centre manager to head up the team. KCS now has the majority of its customers running at least one of its cloud solutions. He joins the company after 10 months at Zellis. Abraham also spent twelve years at CDK Global where he became Senior Director of Data Centre & IT Services. He was responsible for teams in UK, China, NA, Singapore, South Africa, and Japan.

As KCS looks to expand its cloud presence internationally he brings a depth of experienced that can be hard to find. Prior to CDK he worked at Kerridge Company Ltd (no relation to KCS) where he was Director, Global Hosting & Int’l Product Management. He ran that company’s data centres. That company was later acquired by ADP. Abraham will also be responsible for relationships with third party vendors and partners.

Neil Abraham commented:  “I’ll also be focusing on the methodology that goes into delivering our cloud offerings, to ensure KCS delivers a top quality service in the most efficient way. I want to simplify the process of working with us for our customers, and to deliver a world class cloud service that KCS and our customers have total confidence in and to support their business critical IT systems and processes.”

Enterprise Times: What does this mean

As Kerridge grows, the reliance on its data centres increases. Abraham has the experience of other companies to understand what KCS should do itself and what it needs to outsource. Over time he may adjust the hosting strategy for KCS as he looks to improve its architecture. As KCS grows internationally, there are additional challenges as it looks for partners to host in different geographies. With increasing concern around data sovereignty Abrahams is likely to be busy.


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