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Sourced Group Achieves Amazon Web Services Financial Services Competency

Sourced recognised for successful track record in helping financial institutions adopt cloud at scale

November 5, 2019 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a leading global IT consulting firm specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries, and an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner, is pleased to announce it has achieved the AWS Financial Services Competency.

Sourced Group Expands Support for Clients with New Office in Melbourne, Australia

New office enables Sourced to advance client-centricity to local Melbourne community

October 29 2019 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a leading global IT consultancy specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries, is pleased to announce the official opening of a consulting office in Melbourne, Australia. The new office will allow Sourced to better serve local clients and encourage the area’s diverse technology talent pool.

Sourced Group Wins Canadian Business Excellence Award For Second Year in a Row

Award recognises commitment to customer satisfaction, employee engagement and innovation

September 18, 2019 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a leading global IT consultancy specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries, is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of the 2019-20 Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Businesses (CBEA), presented by Excellence Canada.   This is the second year in a row Sourced will receive this prestigious award.

Sourced Group Closes $20 Million Financing Round

Proceeds to fund global expansion, product development and acquisitions

September 10, 2019 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a leading global IT consultancy specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries, is pleased to announce it has closed a CAD $20 million financing. Toronto-based Round 13 Capital led the round with participation from Comerica Bank and HSBC. In support of the investment, Round 13 Capital Co-Founder John Eckert will join Sourced’s Board of Directors.

Sourced Group Achieves AWS Public Sector Partner Status

Sourced recognised for expertise and readiness to help public sector organisations, education and non-profit customers adopt cloud at scale

July 24, 2019 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a leading global IT consultancy firm specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries, and an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner, is pleased to announce it has attained APN Authorised Public Sector Partner status.

Sourced Group Announces Promotion and Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

Changes will accelerate execution of growth strategy for global consulting firm

July 11, 2019 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a leading global IT consultancy specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries, is pleased to announce the promotion of John Painter to Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, and the appointments of Ian McMaugh as Managing Director, ASEAN and Wilson Lee as Chief Financial Officer.

Sourced Group Accelerates Singapore Airlines’ Cloud Adoption Journey

Plays key role in migrating critical applications to the AWS Cloud and modernising application development processes

June 13, 2019 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a global IT consulting firm specialising in large scale cloud transformations, is pleased to be engaged by Singapore Airlines (SIA) in its digital transformation program. Working jointly with SIA, Sourced helped modernise the airline’s application development process by establishing a new cloud delivery pipeline.

Certis Selects Sourced Group as Strategic Partner for Migration to the AWS Cloud

Cloud adoption program follows Certis’ transition to integrated operations-technology provider

May 6, 2019 – Sourced Group (Sourced), an award-winning global IT consulting firm specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for enterprise clients, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Certis, a leading advanced integrated security services firm, as a strategic partner to support its digital transformation journey on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Sourced Group Named One of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers

Award recognises Sourced’s commitment to employee engagement and success

April 15, 2019 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a global IT consultancy specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers for 2019 by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Sourced Group Achieves AWS DevOps Competency

Prestigious designation recognises Sourced Group’s expertise in helping clients adopt modern software development practices

January 29, 2019 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a leading global IT consultancy specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries, is pleased to announce that it has attained the Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency.

Sourced Group Achieves AWS Migration Competency

Sourced Group Achieves AWS Migration Competency Designation recognises Sourced’s expertise in transitioning clients to the AWS Cloud

November 7, 2018 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a leading global IT consultancy and an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries, is pleased to announce that it has attained the AWS Migration Competency.

Sourced Group Awarded the Palo Alto Networks Asia-Pacific Cloud Partner of the Year Award for 2018

October, 18, 2018 – Sourced Group (Sourced), a leading global IT consulting firm specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for enterprise clients, is pleased to announce it received the Palo Alto Networks® Asia Pacific Cloud Partner of the Year award for 2018. Presented at the Palo Alto Networks 2019 Sales Kickoff in Toronto, Canada, the Global Partner of the Year Awards recognise a select group of partners, who demonstrated their commitment to helping mutual customers meet their most challenging security needs with the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform.

RHB Banking Group names Sourced Group as Strategic Partner for Cloud Transformation journey

Deploys enterprise-grade platform and first production workload on AWS in less than five months

SINGAPORE, October 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Sourced Group (Sourced), a global IT consulting firm specialising in large-scale cloud transformations, is pleased to announce it has been named a strategic partner by RHB Singapore (RHB) after successfully delivering a cloud-native application platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud and deploying the bank’s first production workload on AWS in less than five months.

Sourced Group Wins Canadian Business Excellence Award

Cloud consulting firm recognised for strategic approach to achieving business performance

September 19, 2018 – Sourced Group (Sourced) is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of the 2018-19 Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Businesses, presented by Excellence Canada. One of only 37 companies to receive the award this year, Sourced is a rapidly growing cloud consulting firm with offices in Canada, Australia and Singapore.

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Sourced Group has officially achieved the AWS Financial Services Competency, recognising the company’s success in helping financial institutions adopt cloud at scale. Sourced is a global IT consulting firm specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for regulated industries and is an AWS Partner Network Premier (APN) Consulting Partner.

A new report highlights a growing fear among Canadians that’s tied to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. An online study conducted by Environics Research Group revealed that 77 per cent of Canadians are concerned that AI is advancing too quickly to properly understand its potential risks.

Sourced, a Toronto-based IT consultancy firm, has closed a $20 milliion CAD round of financing, led by Round 13 Capital, with participation from Comerica Bank and HSBC. Sourced said the new investment will assist with its global growth plans, fund potential acquisitions, accelerate product development, and expand sales and marketing efforts.

Toronto-headquartered IT consultancy Sourced Group recently closed a $20 million financing round. This marks the first institutional investment for the privately held company, which has been self-funded since its founding in 2010.

Australian-founded consulting firm Sourced Group has closed its first round of investment with more than $22 million. Canadian-based venture capital company Round 13 Capital led the funding round, along with the US-based Comerica Bank and HSBC. The $22.1 million is intended to fund Sourced’s global growth plans, including in Australia where the consultancy is looking to expand its presence beyond its current base in Sydney.

Global IT consultancy Sourced Group has made three appointments within its executive leadership team. Wilson Lee, based in Toronto, has been named chief financial officer; John Painter, based in Singapore, has been promoted to VP of strategy and innovation; and Ian McMaugh, also in Singapore, has been appointed managing director, ASEA.

Sourced Group has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN). Billed as the highest tier within the tech giant’s ecosystem, the status recognises consulting partners that demonstrate expertise and success in helping customers design, architect, build, migrate and manage their workloads on AWS.

Certis has selected Sourced Group as a strategic partner in the security specialist’s adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, as part of widespread digital transformation plans. Terms of the agreement will see Sourced deliver essential cloud infrastructure and security frameworks using its Cloud at Scale Core Foundations program, built on AWS.

It’s not the way most executives would spend their time. But one afternoon four years ago, as they prepared to open the Toronto office of Sourced Group Inc., Founder and CEO Jon Spinks and Paul Bertoni, Managing Director, Canada, spent a couple of hours at an office supplier’s showroom checking out chairs.

Not unlike that one friend who got a tattoo 10 years ago and now wants it covered up, some enterprises have been experiencing a similar phenomenon when it comes to the cloud services they’ve shifted workloads to. Paul Bertoni, managing director for Sourced Group, North America, sees it all the time.

IT consultancy Sourced Group has been awarded Amazon Web Services (AWS) migration competency the organisation has announced. “As a trusted advisor, we focus on delivering the highest quality of service and real business outcomes to our global clients on a daily basis,” said Jonathan Spinks, CEO, Sourced Group.

Sourced Group, a global IT consulting firm, walked home with some impressive hardware in Toronto recently after winning Palo Alto Networks’ Asia Pacific Cloud Partner of the Year award for 2018. The Global Partner of the Year Awards, according to Palo Alto Networks, recognize partners who have demonstrated their commitment to helping customers “meet their most challenging security needs with the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform.”

IT consulting firm Sourced Group has partnered with Malaysia’s RHB Banking Group in Singapore in its digital transformation effort. The announcement comes as the consultancy firm completed a cloud-native application platform built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for RHB, resulting in the bank’s first production workload on AWS in less than five months.

Join WRLWND radio guest host J. Richard Jones as he chats with Jonathan Spinks, CEO from Sourced Group. Learn about the challenges of cloud adoption, how Canada measures up to other countries and the future of cloud, in this episode of WRLWND radio.

Jonathan Spinks has built his business on helping large organizations, such as some of Australia’s biggest banks, adapt to working in the cloud, running DevOps, and agile methodology. Now he’s moving from ‘Down Under” to the ‘Great White North’ because he thinks Canadian organizations are primed for digital transformation. ITWC President Fawn Annan asks how Spinks has managed his career, and what he’s finding different about working in Canada.

The phone call from the panicked customer came to Brett Gillett early on a Saturday morning: The just-received monthly bill from Amazon’s AWS service was five times the company’s average charge. Why?. As Gillett, founder of Curious Orbit Cloud Consulting, an Oakville, Ont., firm that specializes in AWS advisory services, told the Trend Micro CloudSec cloud security conference in Toronto Wednesday it was a matter of bad password management.

In just under a year, Sourced Group, an IT consultancy specialising in large-scale cloud transformations for enterprise clients, is ready for its next phase of ASEAN expansion. Entering the market in July 2017 with the opening of its Singapore office, the business has seen an opportunity to expand into the lucrative Asian markets.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has honoured its top performing partners across ASEAN, recognising channel excellence following a strong year of growth. Unveiled during the AWS Partner Summit in Singapore, the awards recognised standout specialists throughout the vendor’s ecosystem, spanning born-in-the-cloud, traditional, consulting and technology partners.

ASX-listed foreign exchange service OzForex, which trades as OFX, has embarked on a program that will see it move almost the entirety of its production environment into Amazon Web Services’ cloud by the end of 2016. Given that OFX is almost two decades old — it was founded in 1998 — it is a stretch it describe it as a startup, but chief technology officer Craige Pendleton-Browne says that the move to cloud is part of driving an innovative culture in a heavily regulated sector.

Sourced Group has racked up some impressive public cloud wins. As well as claiming to be the first local AWS partner to take a bank to the platform, it emerged this year it was a key player behind Qantas’s move to AWs. The firm provided a framework for automation of application deployment for Qantas, which announced this year it was moving its website and some other applications to AWS.

Australian AWS partner Sourced Group has been revealed as the IT provider behind Qantas’ high-profile move to Amazon Web Services. Qantas chief technology officer Chris Taylor revealed at last month’s AWS Summit that the airline had begun migrating its entire website to Amazon’s public cloud.

Australia’s largest mortgage broker, Aussie, wanted to extend its digital capabilities and move on from a six-year-old legacy ­platform. The existing platform was one physical box with two virtual servers and little flexibility, no high-availability, no fail-over and limited disaster recovery.

Media Inquiries & FAQ

Media FAQ

Who founded Sourced?

Sourced was founded by Jonathan Spinks, who is also the Chief Executive Officer.

When was Sourced founded?

Sourced was founded in 2010.

Where are Sourced’s offices?

Sourced has offices in Singapore; Sydney, Australia; and Toronto, Canada. Sourced’s head office is in Toronto.

What does Sourced do?

Sourced provides professional services that secure, migrate and manage hyperscale cloud infrastructure for large enterprise clients. These global enterprises are in highly-regulated industries such as financial services, aviation, healthcare, telecom and government. Sourced specialises in organisation-wide cloud transformation, from cloud strategy and cloud platform architecture to workload migration and DevOps enablement.

Who are your cloud platform partners?

Sourced partners with AWS, Microsoft and Google. The company is one of the few cloud consulting firms globally to have top tier partner status with all three major cloud platform providers, including AWS Premier Consulting Partner, Microsoft Gold Partner and Google Premier Partner.  Sourced also partners with cloud technology providers such as Datadog, Palo Alto Networks, Puppet, and Splunk.

What differentiates Sourced from its competitors?

Sourced is focused on large enterprises in a small number of verticals where there are extensive security, compliance and governance requirements. The company has a long track record, almost 10 years, in providing cloud consulting services to these organisations internationally. Its Cloud at Scale™ philosophy goes beyond technology to include people, tools and processes that ensure cloud computing can be effectively adopted with low risk across the entire enterprise.

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kevin.spikes@sourcedgroup.com

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