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George Hay Chartered Accountants – A Softwerx Case Study

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George Hay Chartered Accountants grow to meet demand for their professional audit and business advisory services.


Company: George Hay Chartered Accountants
Vertical: Finance
Core Activity: Audit, accountancy, taxation and advisory services.
Employees: 40+

The Challenge

With this growth, the company soon needed to expand the IT that underpins its services. In particular, it needed to replace servers at two of its three sites. In light of this, George Hay decided to evaluate alternatives to on premise IT solutions. The firm was wary of the growing costs associated with constantly upgrading their IT infrastructure to the latest specifications. They wanted a more sustainable solution that would provide better value and support future growth.

Having heard of the benefits of cloud computing, George Hay wanted to explore its potential for their business. They turned to Softwerx, as their trusted IT providers of eight years and a leading Microsoft partner, to help them design the best solution.

The Solution

Working with George Hay to understand the full extent of their requirements and explore the options, Softwerx confirmed Cloud as the best and most cost effective solution for their business. This gives the company peace of mind with a predictable monthly bill, allowing more accurate forecasting of its IT spending. It also avoids the high upfront costs of buying hardware and paying for upgrades. What's more, the Cloud makes it easy for the company to expand its IT infrastructure in the future.

The company's disaster recovery is now offsite, which means employees can still access IT systems, even if there's an incident at one of its sites. This is crucial to ensure the business continues in the event of a disaster. It also ensures that George Hay preserves its reputation for responsive service.

The Outcome

Softwerx designed a cloud infrastructure for George Hay based on Data Centre on Demand? Technology from Rise, a leading infrastructure-as-a-service provider.

Since moving to the Cloud, George Hay has reduced the amount of money it spends on IT. The company has consolidated data from three sites into one, which has reduced licensing costs.

The benefits of moving to the Cloud were plain for all to see. The advice I would give anyone considering this is to look at the organisation you're going to use. Make sure they're professional and that they've got the expertise and the resources behind them to implement the move smoothly.

Naturally, Softwerx was our first port of call. They designed the solution, sourced the supplier and made it an easy transition to the Cloud for us.