Kingston Communications has partnered up with East Yorkshire cloud computing experts GoCloud to offer a brand new service which will allow local businesses to tap into 21st century ways of working.
KC Cloud is a 24/7 hosted IT and desktop service that enables firms to access their desktop, data and applications from anywhere in the world. Delivered in partnership with Hessle-based GoCloud, all a customer requires is a simple internet connection, removing the need for expensive on-site IT equipment and servers.
As a result, organisations can reduce the amount of capital expenditure required to maintain their IT systems and enjoy the flexibility and productivity benefits of remote access. The hosted desktop service can be scaled up or down as and when required, so firms only pay for what they need, when they need it.
Mark Conway, Director of Business Services at KC, said: "We are proud to support local businesses and are constantly looking for new partnerships that can help local firms to prosper.
"KC Cloud enables companies in the region to compete with the bigger players on a level playing field.
"By hosting their IT infrastructure in our data centres, firms can reduce capital that can often be wasted on unused hardware or licenses. It also means that the risks and costs associated with software crashes and virus attacks are minimised."
The service is built upon a secure infrastructure, so there are no concerns about data confidentiality and round-the-clock service and support is also available. The flexibility that comes with a hosted service has also been seen to help firms attract and retain the very best staff, as they are no longer tied to one location.
Matt Nunns, GoCloud’s Managing Director said: "Cloud computing is the future for all businesses and so we are delighted that Kingston Communications has joined our Partner Programme.
"When you are focused on your own business, it’s hard to keep track of the latest releases of software and applications. All Microsoft updates and new application rollouts will be handled by our team of experts, which vastly reduces the time it takes to implement changes.
"It also allows firms to break free from the traditional office environment, by removing the barriers normally associated with managing and funding a remote workforce, or expanding into new territory."
As all the IT equipment is housed in state-of-the-art data centres rather than on customers’ premises, businesses can also reduce their carbon emissions and adopt a more sustainable way of working.