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ThirdSpace has a new identity. Say hello to Kocho

On 4 April 2022, ThirdSpace (formerly Oxford Computer Group) officially rebranded to become Kocho.

We’ve evolved over the last 20 years, still providing identity and security, but now adding cloud transformation and managed IT services to our offer.

The change in name to Kocho marks the final stage of ThirdSpace’s integration with TiG Data Intelligence, after the acquisition by TiG in March 2021. Over the last 12 months, the two organisations have been combining our offerings as a pure-play Microsoft technology partner to present a unique set of skills and services to our clients.

This fusion of two well-known Microsoft Partners, into the single Kocho brand, will help UK organisations tackle two often conflicting challenges; how to leverage best-in-class digital and cloud technologies to transform their business models, whilst ensuring their operations are defended against breaches and cyber attacks.

ThirdSpace brand name change to Kocho

New identity, continued excellence

Kocho may be the new name for ThirdSpace, but we haven’t forgotten where we came from.

The skills and experience provided by ThirdSpace remain in place, with a long and proven history in the identity and access management space.

Starting out as a leading Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) partner, we’ve helped enterprise organisations across the UK with identity provisioning, secure access management, and the transition from on-premises identity to hybrid and cloud identity management through Azure AD.

As an eight-time winner of Microsoft’s prestigious Partner of the Year Award (most recently in Security and Compliance), and as holders of three Microsoft Advanced Specialisations for security, we will continue to offer leading services in this area.

ThirdSpace skills in the Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance suite continue to grow from strength to strength, ensuring our clients get expert advice, deployment, and management of Microsoft’s full suite of security products including Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft 365 Defender, Intune, compliance, as well as information and identity protection.

With the coming together of ThirdSpace and TiG Data Intelligence, our clients can expect to receive the same identity and security expertise, but now they will also benefit from leading managed IT services and managed security operations offerings, as well as a deep knowledge of the Azure public cloud and how organisations can use Azure to digitally transform.

The combination of ThirdSpace and TiG Data Intelligence has seen a fusion of talent, with the employee count rising to 250+, and new architects and consultants joining the team each month. The senior management team and our resident experts remain largely in place, with Neil Coughlan moving to a new role on the Board as Chief Strategy Officer.

Secure transformation – It’s what we do

The word Kocho is Japanese for butterfly, a symbol of transformation, but the changes we have made as an organisation run deeper than any new logo or symbol.

Building on our experience in the identity and access management sector, as well as our close relationships with our partners, Microsoft, Saviynt, Yubico, and SoftwareIDM, our evolution to offering secure cloud transformation and managed IT services enables Kocho to fill a key gap in the market.

Our new offering puts security at the front and centre – at the heart of everything we do, while our approach, based on partnership and collaboration, enables our clients to transform their organisations, to realise the power of cloud technology and everything that the digital economy has to offer.

As an organisation, we’ve taken that ‘security first’ mindset into our managed IT services and cloud transformation solutions. It’s also fully incorporated into our well-established identity, governance, and compliance offerings too.

Our vision is to take our clients on a game-changing journey of secure transformation. To give ambitious organisations the control to transform, grow securely, and realise their potential.

Kocho: Helping organisations become greater

At Kocho, we believe greatness lies in everyone…and the path to that greatness doesn’t need to be walked alone.

Our mission is to help organisations become greater, working in partnership to help you adopt and embrace the right Microsoft technology solutions to achieve real transformation and secure growth.

We are ‘relationship people’, and we care about working alongside you, guiding you, and collaborating relentlessly every step of the way.

Greatness never stops, and neither should you.

Identity and Cyber Security, with Azure Cloud experience and Secure Managed Services

As Kocho, our organisation has evolved from being known as the UK’s go-to experts in Microsoft identity and security solutions, to an organisation boasting a rarely found combination of expert services, including:

As an organisation we are now proud to be able to offer the following great new services:

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Data Analytics and AI

Connect all your organisational data sources in the Cloud and unlock next level insights and business intelligence, supported by machine learning and AI. Learn more.

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Azure Cloud Transformation

Unlock the full power of the Azure cloud to support the digital transformation of your organisation’s infrastructure, apps and services. Learn more.

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Managed IT Services

Ease the pressure on your IT and security departments, and gain peace of mind that your workforce is operating efficiently, productively and securely. Learn more.

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