Eitex recently worked with Curve Learning, a training company based in Ossett, Yorkshire. They work with a diverse client base, mostly in the healthcare sector. Clients range from blue chip organisations to private companies.
In today’s national business environment, running on a local server can dull your competitive edge. Doing business today demands modern communication abilities. For Curve’s skilled trainers, that meant on-demand access to vital company data when working off-site. Many Curve clients prefer to offer training to their staff at their own premises rather than the centre based in Ossett.
Curve upgraded to Office 365, with Exchange for email and SharePoint for file sharing. They now have all the IT power and flexibility they need for streamlined, efficient, training.
Microsoft Exchange offers many benefits over other email protocols such as IMAP. It has similar syncing functions, but will also sync calendars, tasks and more. Within Outlook, for instance, you can check a colleague’s calendar when planning meetings. Both sent and received email is available on all devices, unlike other email protocols which use local storage.
SharePoint is a server based platform with a powerful range of applications. It’s used for collaboration, file sharing, project managing, team communication, and more.
Curve has a constantly changing body of training data and clients. Using SharePoint makes sense, since teams work with the same document version. There is no longer any confusion or risk of accessing outdated information. Everything the team needs is available from one SharePoint location. This shows everyone the bigger picture. Always valuable, it is even more so when team members are at different locations.
SharePoint also offers insights into data, and powerful search capabilities. You can find relevant documents, but also search for people. Finding people with the skills you need makes collaboration much easier.
Security within SharePoint is strong. There is no risk of sensitive information falling into unauthorised hands.
Office 365 Server Benefits
Before upgrading to cloud-based Office 365, Curve’s IT ran through a local server. Moving to Office 365 from the in-house server gives training personnel quick access on any device. It unlocks vital data, giving the company all the advantages of leading technology. From their training base in Ossett, Yorkshire, staff can now stay in touch from locations all over the UK.
Moving all operations away from a local server brings another fundamental benefit. That of ongoing savings on Server Support costs, and the associated hardware upgrades.
This is one of many recent projects completed by Eitex. If you’d like to learn how we can help your business join the cloud computing revolution, please get in touch.