Many voluntary organisations face the on-going challenge of balancing increased demand for services with rising costs and falling incomes. Most need to reduce costs and improve efficiencies and one area where they can achieve this is IT.
Traditional computer networking within an office is becoming more expensive to maintain and resource intensive to manage. A growing number of voluntary organisations are starting to embrace cloud computing to improve their IT usage, reduce administration time and enable their staff to work flexibly and remotely.
WorkPlaceLive have produced a white paper for charities looking at some of the common IT and business challenges that charities face and how organisations are addressing them by adopting cloud-based Hosted Desktop services.
Here is a quick glance at some of the many benefits:
1. Increased mobility – access emails, software applications from any location and device.
2. Financial savings – organisations reduce their IT budget by 50% over four years.
3. Better cash flow –pay a low fixed monthly pay-as-you-go price.
4. Scalability – scale requirements up or down – perfect for projects.
5. Increase productivity by 20% - “Staff work two hours more per day if working on mobile devices,” according to research from Pixmania.
6. Remote working - employees aren’t tied to an office.
7. Reliability increases - most providers promise 99.999% uptime.
8. Enhanced security – providers perform daily data back-ups and store data in a UK datacentre with backup power and generators, cooling, fire systems and 24 hour security.
9. Greener - reduce energy and cut carbon emissions.
10. Workforce collaboration - share applications leading to faster communication and collaboration.
If you would like to receive a copy of the full white paper, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org