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Independent Living Group Deploys ThinkGrid Cloud Services

December 15, 2009 by · Comments Off on Independent Living Group Deploys ThinkGrid Cloud Services 

Web Hosting ServicesLondon – ThinkGrid, a leading platform vendor enabling IT services from the cloud today announced that care provider the Independent Living Group (ILG), will deploy 100 ThinkGrid Hosted Virtual Desktops across its head office and registered care homes across South England. ILG will also use ThinkGrid’s platform to host Cold Harbour, an industry standard management application for care providers, as well as ThinkGrid’s low cost Hosted Exchange solution. ThinkGrid’s services will replace ILG’s existing Citrix-based hosted solution, moving the entire IT operation to a fully supported and highly scalable enterprise-class cloud infrastructure. ILG will continue to enjoy the benefits of reduced CapEx by purchasing IT on a pay-as-you-use basis, and make additional savings by deploying ThinkG rid services on its existing desktop hardware.

“Whilst there’s no doubting the role IT plays in improving the quality of the care we provide, it can still be a huge cost and management burden. In order to maintain ILG’s (Independent Living Group) high standards of care, it is critical to remain focused on delivering the best service possible to the people we support, which is why we have pursued an outsourced IT strategy that allows us to drive greater efficiency in our day-to-day operations,” said Alex Korniak, IT Consultant for ILG. “The challenge now is that ILG has reached a size where for many similar businesses the obvious next step is to invest in an internal IT to retain quality, whilst reducing outsourcing costs. So when the time came to review our existing IT services contract, we needed a partner who would be able to sustain our outsourcing strategy without compromise. I recommended ThinkGrid’s cloud platform as it gives ILG the best of both worlds: high quality and affordable IT services.”
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ThinkGrid Launches Cloud Storage Service

June 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on ThinkGrid Launches Cloud Storage Service 

Webmaster ToolsLondon – ThinkGrid, provider of business IT on demand, today launches its cloud storage service for organisations that need to retain ever-increasing amounts of data, but lack the capital to invest in high-cost, on-site storage. Customers can now benefit from this enterprise-class data storage solution on a pay-as-you-go basis. The service is based on the Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform™ and offers a range of advantages, including back-up and disaster recovery as well as business collaboration. It can either be purchased as a standalone solution accessible from almost any device via an internet connection, including the iPhone and BlackBerry, or integrated with ThinkGrid’s full business IT on demand portfolio, which includes Hosted Desktop and Dynamic Server plans.

“Over recent years there has been a huge rise in the amount of digital information as individuals and businesses increase their dependence on IT. Similar to the way we use banks for keeping our hard earned cash, it’s becoming just as important to safeguard highly valuable data by keeping it stored in a secure, reliable location,” said David Pratt, COO at ThinkGrid. “At the same time, just like our money, we should be able to access this data whenever and wherever we need it. ThinkGrid Cloud Storage is designed to offer exactly this capability but without the pain of having to build and manage a complex infrastructure yourself. Businesses are free to focus on what they do best, confident in the knowledge that their IT is working in the background, helping them to stay efficient and competitive,” added Pratt.

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