With the support of Bournemouth based Keyfort, a Google Apps Partner, Allnatt implemented Google Apps for Work, allowing all employees to access Gmail, Google calendar and office apps such as Docs and Sheets. Chromebooks are now replacing PCs and laptops, providing instant-on power-up, secure antivirus as standard and reliable, low cost computing.
This now delivers great communication, a consistent approach to mail and calendar, plus impressive IT cost savings. The move to Google Apps had an immediate and positive impact on the company’s internal communication, with the team using Gmail, chats, hangouts and calendar to discuss and share important information wherever and whenever required.
Pompey in the Community, an independent charitable trust affiliated to Portsmouth Football Club, runs a full programme of sessions with local schools. Course compilation, publication, administration and finance are handled by the central office in Portsmouth town centre. Course payment by credit card, cheque or cash had to be handled by the office staff or on occasion by coaching staff who may not visit the central office for several days. This meant that course booking and payment was limited to office hours, took up staff time, was manually tracked and had to be entered manually onto the accounts system. In addition they could not clearly track when vouchers were redeemed.
At this point they engaged with Keyfort, a tailored cloud computing service provider, to scope out their particular requirements. Keyfort conducted a project definition meeting, produced a project definition report which was agreed and signed off by Pompey in the Community. Keyfort then delivered the project which comprised tailoring the secure online booking system (SOBook) to link with Pompey in the Community’s existing web site, Sage accounts system and bank account into which payments were directly made.
WSX Enterprise works with small and medium sized businesses, social enterprises and other organisations across the south of England from operational bases in Hampshire and Dorset. Their business advisors work across the region and their primary concern is to work with clients.Attendance at the office is required from time to time but not on a daily basis. Remote working from home and ‘on the road’ was an obvious choice but the individuals concerned had a plethora of equipment and a range of Internet connections and IT literacy skills. WSX Enterprise were receiving a multiplicity of expense claims for Internet use which varied by user and arrived on an intermittent basis.
At this point they engaged with Keyfort who provided the ProTel, professional teleworking, service tailored to meet their needs. ProTel is a comprehensively managed service by Keyfort which includes all aspects of admin, provision, technical support and consolidated monthly billing for secure and flexible remote working.