Cornerstone Trading (MK) Ltd (Church of Christ the Cornerstone) is responsible for maintaining the fabric of the Church building and for generating an income stream to pay for this maintenance. The iconic structure has recently been refurbished to provide a full range of first class meeting areas that offer a professional service at very competitive rates. They also offer packages that include catering and state of the art audio visual equipment with wireless internet throughout.
Cornerstone Trading’s IT infrastructure was struggling to cope with the increasing demands of the business; it was in need of a complete overhaul. Nor did the current technology offer the staff the mobility and flexibility they needed to perform their roles productively. The business needed a solution that not only provided them with the technology of today but a solution that was cost effective.
With the lingering worries and intermittent issues of an out-of-date IT infrastructure, and a lack of up-front capital, Cornerstone Trading was at a loss. They turned to us, Your Cloud Works, for expert advice on what options were available to them. We took time to really understand the Cornerstone Trading’s business structure, requirements, and challenges that it was facing. From there, our technologist was able to perform a specification and cost analysis, comparing a traditional on-premise solution with our Cloud solution. The Cloud solution came out on top; this was because of the flexibility, functionality and financial benefits it presented, over a 6 year period, as well as significantly reducing the requirement of up-front capital.
The agreed proposal was a fully hosted desktop solution, meaning that Cornerstone Trading would be completely Cloud based. The migration of all their data and Exchange was fully managed by us, resulting in a seamless transition. Before the move was initiated, we also managed the process of informing each user of the migration plans and explained how to get the most of all the benefits our Cloud solution offered, namely the mobility and flexibility that applied to them. Post migration, we ensured that each user had their mobile, tablet, and desktop configured, allowing them to get the best out of the Cloud service and Exchange email.
Since moving to our Cloud solution, Cornerstone Trading has benefited from our guaranteed 99.9% uptime assurances and has noticed a significant improvement in productivity and general staff moral. Here is what Simon Lowson (Cornerstone Trading (MK) Ltd) has to say…
So far the cloud has been a fantastic move for us as we are all able get on with our work from anywhere, great for when the sun is shining! What surprised me was the speed and ease it takes to log on and get what we need from our systems, especially when doing the dreaded presentations. For the mobile generation this has to be the way to go. Any hiccups we have had the guys have been quick to sort and put right.
I would wholeheartedly endorse the cloud solution, Tony and the Your Cloud Works team.