• Healthcare IT consultancy firms Cloud21 Ltd and CTO Technologies Ltd join the x-tention group on 31 May 2020
  • The IT experts offer a wide range of products and services for the UK healthcare market
  • Austrian group continues to expand its international business

The x-tention group is strengthening its position on the UK healthcare market, becoming the majority shareholder of healthcare IT consultancy firms Cloud21 and CTO Technologies on 31 May 2020.

Headquartered in Kings Hill, Kent, the two companies work with various stakeholders in the UK health and social care sector, supporting digitalization projects and providing consultancy services to hospitals and social care institutions. They offer their customers a range of consultancy, system integration and IT services.

‘By acquiring the majority interest in Cloud21 and CTO Technologies, we’re enabling UK customers to benefit from our international group’s extensive experience,’ says Benedikt Aichinger, Managing Director of x-tention Ltd in Bournemouth. ‘We’re pleased that together with our new colleagues at Cloud21 and CTO Technologies, we will be able to offer our wide range of services in consulting, software, implementation and operations for the whole UK healthcare market in the future.’

Identifying and leveraging digital capabilities in the healthcare system
Cloud21 has been providing consultancy services to UK healthcare companies since 2009, helping its customers to digitalize their structures and processes effectively. The health IT consultancy’s 35 employees analyse existing IT infrastructures and develop tailored strategies to optimize the potential of their digital transformation programmes. Their consultancy services centre around developing business cases for IT projects, implementing IT processes and providing integration services in the healthcare sector. Cloud21 also supports its customers in networking interoperable systems for various healthcare stakeholders. The IT specialists lend their expertise at all stages of a digital transformation project, from planning and developing strategy to implementation and launching new digital services. Cloud21 mainly works for NHS Trusts together with their partners, who include Crown Commercial Services, HealthTrust Europe, NHS London Procurement Partnership and YPO.

‘Our extensive experience with the UK healthcare system and our ability to look at process developments holistically enable us to run digitalization projects swiftly and successfully,’ says Tony Corkett, Chair of Cloud21. ‘We’re looking forward to being able to offer our customers these services on an even larger scale in the future as part of the x-tention group.’

Established in 2015, CTO Technologies provides tailored IT solutions for the public and private healthcare sectors. The company has a varied consultancy service offering built around infrastructure services, software licensing, managed services and cyber security.

Complete solutions provider with an extensive portfolio and international reach 
Alongside its two affiliates in Kings Hill – Cloud21 and CTO Technologies – the x-tention group has a site in Bournemouth on the south coast, where x-tention Ltd was founded in 2019. The company offers the full range of products and services by the x-tention group for the UK market. The group also has sites across the globe in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Thailand and the US.

Benedikt Aichinger
Managing director x-tention Limited: Benedikt Aichinger