Supporting growth in the creative industries
The creative industries earn the UK £9.6m every hour, and one in 11 of all UK jobs now falls within the creative economy.Read case study
As Elevation’s technology partner for the past 10 years, we recommended replacing the server with a modern, energy efficient model that would support virtualisation, and moving their email to the cloud using Microsoft’s Office365 service. For an organisation with standard security requirements like
Elevation Sales, public cloud products such as Office365 are a highly cost-effective solution. They offer users access to their email from anywhere and on any device, all for a monthly fee.
Maintaining the organisation’s other business services on a virtualised server meant that each service would behave as a stand-alone server, despite all being hosted on the same
piece of hardware.
This means that rebooting the finance server or maintaining the CRM system would
no longer affect any other business services.
The process of migration always starts with a comprehensive audit to understand how many mailboxes exist in the organisation and what they are for, as well as which devices are currently used to access it.
Often the software on phones or tablets needs to be updated or configured to use Office365, so it was important for us to understand Elevation’s email processes and user preferences.
We then ensured that the synchronisation between the Elevation network and the cloud was in place before scheduling a convenient date and time to switch over to the cloud.
This is always done out of hours to minimise disruption, and our engineers were on site early the next morning to ensure that any teething issues were ironed out swiftly.
“Stripe OLT made the whole process simple and easy,” comments Beatrice Cura of Elevation Sales. “It was so smooth that many of our users didn’t even notice the migration had happened. Now they are really starting to enjoy the additional cloud features, and our monthly costs have gone down significantly.”
Beatrice Cura, Elevation Sales