Alongside being in business on your own account - either as a sole trader or using a limited company, (or using an umbrella company) there were, until 2007, popular alternative schemes for IT contractors in the form of Managed Service Companies or Composite Companies. This form of company structure placed contractors into groups of shareholders in a corporation owned and run by the service provider, providing contractors with the tax benefits of working through a limited company without the overall responsibility.
Managed Service Companies are defined by the HMRC as those that provide the services of individuals to third party clients and are "involved" such as, benefiting financially from the provision of those services to clients, influencing or controlling the provision of services or the way in which the payment for services is made. (Thereby demonstrating the contractor is not in business on their own account and with full responsibility and control over their business.)
Helixstorm updates a core network infrastructure for an apparel company, replacing wireless infrastructure, implementing disaster recovery solution, and performing an active directory migration. They also provide 24/7 system management. The team skillfully implemented modern solutions and transformed the network. They were organized and accommodated their partner’s needs.

Our team will provide you with around-the-clock L1, L2 and L3 service capabilities based on established metrics and your specific needs. ATG’s experienced IT personnel, ITIL standards and Six-Sigma processes can keep every aspect of your data center operations running with optimal efficiency. And that means you’ll have more efficient, reliable access to the important data that feeds your critical business needs.
HMRC guidance further states "An accountancy/tax adviser, whether or not professionally qualified, who provides advice to clients who are service companies is not an MSC Provider merely by virtue of their client base. The test is whether a person is carrying on a business (or a discernable part of their business) of promoting or facilitating the use of companies to provide the services of individuals."
RSI Security is the nation’s premier cybersecurity and compliance provider dedicated to helping organizations achieve risk-management success. We work with some of the world’s leading companies, institution and governments to ensure the safety of their information and their compliance with applicable regulation. We also are a security and compliance software ISV and stay at the forefront of innovative tools to save assessment time, increase compliance and provide additional safeguard assurance. With a unique blend of software based automation and managed services, RSI Security can assist all sizes of organizations in managing IT governance, risk management and compliance efforts (GRC). RSI Security is an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).
Managed Service Companies are defined by the HMRC as those that provide the services of individuals to third party clients and are "involved" such as, benefiting financially from the provision of those services to clients, influencing or controlling the provision of services or the way in which the payment for services is made. (Thereby demonstrating the contractor is not in business on their own account and with full responsibility and control over their business.)
Our comprehensive managed services are a fixed-rate IT support program—including 24/7 monitoring, preventative maintenance, and proactive IT solutions—that ensures consistent up-time for your business. Why spend the time and money on an entire IT staff? Our managed services plans are both affordable and reliable and will provide you with all the solutions you need to run an effective and efficient IT environment.
Impac is a qualified full-service consulting company that specializes in Oracle products. To serve a large customer base in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, they leverage their core competencies in strategy, planning, installation, implementation, training, and ongoing support of Oracle solutions. For managed cloud services, their accredited professionals work 24 hours a day to ensure the server of their clients and the applications they host achieve optimum performance
Provides innovative business and technology consulting services to bring forth emerging technology to customers and help them stay ahead of the competition. The organization is powered by a team of industry experts, innovators, designers, engineers, and web developers who work together to help clients improve their productivity in operations. The humble beginnings of Envision Technology Advisors focused on delivering technology advisory services to local customers, including Y2K planning for a range of businesses in and around Rhode Island
In House—the process where an organization hires its own IT service providers and pays their salary, benefits, and further training, as well as the infrastructure they oversee. This is typically an extremely costly endeavor, and often businesses that try to procure in-house IT lack the capabilities to fully service their system as well as an inability to grow.
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