Why Use The Cloud

Having previously been the preserve of large enterprises, cloud services are fast becoming a simple and cost-effective way for the Third Sector to communicate, collaborate and cut costs. Cloud computing is ideal for charities looking to negate hardware purchasing while providing access to data wherever and whenever you need it. As a non-profit, your organisation has access to a wide range of cutting-edge cloud services provided free or at a heavily reduced price.

Many organisations require staff and volunteers to work remotely, often throughout the country. One of the biggest benefits of the cloud is its ability for remote users to work seamlessly with staff based at a central location – greatly improving their work efficiency while ensuring no time is wasted on additional admin tasks. 

Flexibility is paramount in the charity sector, with your organisations staff and volunteers fluctuating at short notice. The cloud offers the possibility of controlling your costs through predictable OpEx pricing and instant access to powerful products as and when you need them.

Premier Charity Solutions has helped hundreds of charitable organisations integrate the cloud into their IT infrastructure. We have an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing charities and the legislation around security and compliance which governs the protection of your data. Through our industry partnerships we have access to third sector specific discounts and offers. Alongside our expertise, this allows us to select the best product, at the best rate for your charity. All of our cloud services are based in the UK and we are a Microsoft Silver Cloud Services Partner.

Our Cloud Services

 

 

Office 365 partner

Access to your email and documents wherever you are, on any device. Office 365 hosted Exchange email and SharePoint Online services provide industry leading technology at a fraction of the cost to non-profit organisations. Whatever service you want to utilise, our team is on hand to provide the expertise needed to discover, implement and support your new Office 365 solution.

Hosted Desktop

Hosted Desktop moves your users entire PC to the cloud – a virtual desktop which hosts your files, folders & applications. Perfect for charities requiring work-anywhere flexibility with maximum infrastructure uptime and remote access to on-premise applications.

 

IAAS

Through our strategic partnerships with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, we offer fully hosted Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions for charities. IaaS places your entire server infrastructure in the cloud, allowing your charity to reduce CapEx costs of large hardware purchases while benefiting from increased flexibility, security, and compliance.

Our Technical Account Managers design bespoke IaaS solutions specific to your charity, which offer maximum return on your investment while allowing our team of engineers full visibility and management over your infrastructure real estate.

Hybrid Cloud

Our most popular infrastructure solution, the Hybrid Cloud is based on simplicity. The most common Hybrid Cloud setup marries cloud-based email with on-premise server hardware, utilising an automated cloud backup solution for the charity’s data. This offers local ownership of infrastructure hardware whilst prioritising communication uptime by transitioning management of your email to a cloud service (such as Microsoft Office 365).

Cloud backup & Antivirus

We offer a host of additional cloud services – our two most popular being our Automated Daily Cloud Backup of your data and our cloud -based Anti-Virus services. Our Technical Account Managers can help review your current infrastructure and determine whether a cloud-based alternative would be of greater benefit to your charity.

The Benefits

  • FLEXIBILITY – You can easily add more power, more storage space and more memory as your needs change, quickly expand your IT.
  • REMOTE WORKING – Access your files from anywhere on any device, no matter where you are in the world. You can even work offline.
  • NO HASSLE – You have none of the responsibility of having your own office based IT. No more servers to buy, nothing in your office to go wrong.
  • SECURITY – A range of solutions to suit your security needs – with Tier 2 UK data centres with 24×7 surveillance and restricted access.