IT services firm NCC Group says UK businesses are beginning to appreciate the importance of IT risk management.
Risk management is becoming more important in the boardroom and companies need to protect their data and software assets, according to Rob Cotton, chief executive at NCC Group.
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The escrow service provides a way for companies to store copies of proprietary software as a back-up to guard against losing the code of their IT systems if software suppliers go out of business.
The Manchester-based group attempted a similar move in 2009, but was forced to abandon the idea and in some cases offer discounts in the light of the harsh economic environment.
Turnover at the group's escrow business rose 9% to £23m for the year ending 31 May, but revenues from assurance testing increased 19% to £30.8m.
NCC Group plans to continue diversifying from its slow-growing escrow business and plans to make further acquisitions to focus on information security and website performance.