Small businesses that don’t have the time, skills or inclination to manage their own IT can now farm it out at a fraction of the cost of buying servers and software licenses following the launch of the UK’s first IT Farm.
The IT Farm (www.itfarm.co.uk) has everything a small business needs from its IT, including email, file sharing, data back-up and full use of virtually any Windows program.
Programs and data are accessed through a secure website from any PC, laptop or Mac with a broadband connection, which means users will always have their entire office at their fingertips no matter where they are in the world. And because all the programs are online, users don’t have to buy or install software, so there is nothing to upgrade or maintain.
The founder and CEO of IT Farm, Dr James Huntington, believes that it is the ideal solution for any business that wants to outsource their IT because everything is farmed out, allowing the business owner to focus on running their company.
“The service we have developed is so simple to use,” says Dr Huntington. “All the user has to do is to go onto a website and logon to a secure area where they can run all their
programs, send and receive emails and save all their data safely and securely. Programs run exactly as they do on your PC or laptop, but because everything is running from the IT Farm we can provide instant response and problem resolution, which is vital to small business owners in these busy times.
“The beauty of our service is that all the business has to do is buy a PC, set up a broadband connection and away they go. There’s no need to buy expensive hardware or software licenses because all the programs they will ever need are included as part of the package.”
The service has also been developed to help businesses protect themselves from IT disasters, according to Dr Huntington. He explains: “Let’s face it, if anything happens to a company’s computers, be it fire, flood or theft, they can still trade because all their vital business data can be accessed via any PC or laptop anywhere.”
“The service is ideal for any new or existing business that wants to farm out its IT because at a stroke issues such as disaster recovery, file sharing, IT support and remote working, to name but a few, are taken care of.”
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