St. Helier, Jersey, February 5th, 2013 - Calligo, the Channel Islands’ only dedicated cloud services provider, today announced Future Finance, a Jersey-based company offering a wide range of finance products, such as personal and commercial loans, mortgages and factoring, has moved all its desktops to Calligo:CloudDesk.
As part of a strategic planning exercise undertaken in late 2011, Future embarked on a review of their IT requirements to ensure it could support their aggressive expansion plans. The main requirement was to have a desktop operating platform that was simple to administer, provided good value for money and was highly agile and adaptable.
“It is imperative our users have their desktop always available and it has the latest software, allowing them to be productive in servicing our clients. Calligo:CloudDesk provides all the elements we identified as important; highly available, cost-effective, no on-site maintenance or support required and scales with us as our business grows. Another critical factor, when considering our options, was to identify a provider that was highly committed to delivering a hosted solution. Calligo demonstrated this was at the core of their products and solutions and they gave us confidence that we would be utilising the services of an ambitious, highly motivated organisation, allowing us to be at the forefront of development in this area, now and in the coming years, ” commented Craig Dempster, Director, Future Finance. “Additionally, given the nature of our business, we needed to ensure data residency governance is adhered to. As Calligo’s cloud service resides in the Channel Islands we are totally comfortable with moving our desktops into the cloud.”
It was vitally important for Future Finance that all of their existing data was seamlessly migrated with minimal service interruption. Calligo undertook a test migration before embarking on the cut over at a weekend. Email migrations, traditionally, can be challenging, but Calligo’s tools and expertise ensured all email, including folders, sent items, contacts and calendar entries, were flawlessly migrated without any end user impact. Working with Future Finance’s team, Calligo understood their requirements and supported them as the transition took place. From start to finish, the process only took 2 days.
“We are delighted to have Future Finance on our CloudDesk platform,” stated Andrew Wicks, Chief Commercial Officer, Calligo. “Our cloud services can provide a 40% reduction in costs and enable our clients to be flexible and adaptable in their requirements.”
Calligo:CloudDesk is the Channel Islands’ first truly cloud based desktop service delivered at a price point up until now only seen in the UK. Running on the calligo:CloudCore infrastructure ensures the highest levels of performance and resilience. Coupled with ease of use makes it the desktop service of choice within the Channel Islands.
Calligo is the Channel Islands’ only dedicated cloud service provider. As the team credited with bringing virtualisation and cloud computing to the Channel Islands Calligo has over 25 man years of practical experience delivering and running cloud services.
Calligo offers comprehensive cloud transformation programmes where applications, data and business processes are aligned to deliver the true benefits of cloud based services, providing clients with the reality of true agile computing in the most efficient methods possible.
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