While the benefits of moving certain business applications to the cloud are widely understood, many organisations can be reticent to make the change – often for fear of disrupting their day-to-day processes, making an existing technology investment redundant, or risking the security of their data. With Taylor Lewis, however, the opposite was the case.
Like many businesses today, the management team at a Taylor Lewis struggled with their IT systems. During the company’s start -up phase, they inherited several old computers as part of a sublease agreement on their new office space. What seemed like a bargain for this brand new company turned out to be a major headache. With old equipment patched together by nothing more than a part-time computer handyman, they were having connectivity issues and problems with data access, file sharing and backup, along with virus and security concerns.
Internal and remote users can now easily collaborate and share documents, printers and other important system resources. Appropriate e-mail retention and virtually unlimited storage could now be implemented to facilitate proper reporting and data retention compliance. Also, as a result of centralized file sharing, the number of e-mail attachments was greatly reduced and substantially reduced the individual mailbox folder size.