The world renowned trichologist and hair products company Philip Kingsley Products Ltd has been moved to a Cloud technology solution by leading IT services and support company Doherty Associates (www.doherty.co.uk). The award winning company, whose founder coined the phrase “bad hair day’’, chose Cloud technology as its inherent scalability is ideal to support the company’s on-going expansion.
Having taken the decision, Philip Kingsley realised that the best way to plan and coordinate a successful transition to the Cloud was to work closely with a leading IT services group. After an extensive review of the market, Doherty Associates was independently recommended and following an assessment of the company’s requirements, Doherty started to move Philip Kinglsey to the Cloud. This was achieved using Doherty’s acclaimed CloudToo® service, which has been specifically designed to help organisations introduce Cloud technology into their business.
Central to the new Cloud solution, was the market leading Microsoft Office365. This provided a centralised and secure email and communication system, accessible at any time and from any location or device. Doherty also ensured that Philip Kingsley’s new system is protected by state of the art security and covered by comprehensive 24/7 support.
Chris Burridge, Managing Director of Philip Kingsley is keen to stress the difference that the new system makes. In his view, “Previously, we had worked under the old mentality of just looking after ourselves by having our own server. However, we realised that to support on-going expansion, we needed to move to Cloud technology as is it infinitely more scalable. In moving to the Cloud, our systems can grow with us. Most importantly though, it would allow us to access the system regardless of time zone or location. To me, this is especially important as I travel extensively on business.
“Having decided to move, you realise that you need to work closely with an experienced IT services company to ensure that the transition runs smoothly. Doherty was independently recommended to us and we also knew one of the company’s team separately. However, we still did our own due diligence and what we heard was very good, so we went with them; after all you need a name that you can trust. Doherty is very proficient in the Cloud and despite there being a lot of complex upgrading and other work involved in the move, they delivered what we needed smoothly and efficiently. The 24/7 support is great too and Doherty also sources IT equipment for us at very competitive prices. So, with Doherty covering our Cloud systems, I can return to my main priority, which is driving a successful business and making our brand even more successful.”
Richard Ruddlesden, Doherty’s Sales Director welcomed Burridge’s comments adding; “Philip Kingsley is a premium brand and an immensely successful organisation. They realised that as they grow, having the right technology in place is important as it allows them to compete with the best on a global stage. By moving to the Cloud, through our CloudToo® service, they have matched the right technology to their business needs. We are delighted that in choosing Doherty, they have found a trusted partner that can fully optimise and support their use of this exciting technology. We look forward to working closely with them as their success story continues.”