Harrogate IT business, YorkshireCloud.co.uk, has been appointed to provide cloud computing services by accountancy and business advice firm EuraAudit.
EuraAudit, which employs a team of 60 people, has a network of six sites across Yorkshire, including offices in Harrogate, Ripon and Bradford. The firm specialises in advising small businesses on tax reduction and business development, as well as providing general accountancy and tax advice.
Moving from networked computers to the cloud has brought a host of benefits to EuraAudit, including flexibility and remote access, according to Harrogate-based partner, Nick Price.
Nick Price said: Yorkshire Cloud advised us that a migration across to cloud computing would be a savvy move for our business and it certainly has been,” he said. “The benefits have been multiple and immediate. Not only can our team access their full desktops from any location, whether that’s working from home or on train journeys to and from client meetings, but we now have immediate access to files and documents in meetings.
Enormous, heavy client files have become a thing of the past for us now. Instead the information is available at the touch of a button and easily searchable. The transition felt a bit like a step into the unknown but Jonathan and his team at Yorkshire Cloud made the transition straightforward and were on hand to sort out any issues every step of the way.
The YorkshireCloud.co.uk concept was launched in 2012 after managing director Jonathan Edwards found it impossible to source reputable and cost-effective cloud computing solutions for smaller business clients. With an in-house team of technical specialists, Edwards designed and built a bespoke cloud solution for smaller organisations, with data hosted on dedicated secure servers located in Leeds and Wakefield.
Jonathan Edwards said: More and more small organisations like EuraAudit are realising that migration to the cloud offers cost savings and much greater flexibility. Old servers and PCs are costly and inefficient to run and no one should be deterred from moving to the cloud because of the ongoing concerns about data protection and privacy. The best option to guarantee data security is to know precisely where your data is being stored. By using a local provider like ours you have more chance of that happening. All our clients know that their data is right here, in Yorkshire.
Photo: Left-right Nick Price, EuraAudit; Jonathan Edwards, YorkshireCloud.co.uk