The New World – Solutions for the Small to Medium sized Enterprise
Regardless of their size no company wants their network available only at one site. Today’s businesses require services to be fully mobile to all their users and seamless.
Business intranets and applications allow SMEs to operate sophisticated services that open the opportunity to increase profitability, productivity, and in many areas reduce costs. The demand for stable, secure and fast access to these solutions by SMEs is consistently growing as more and more Cloud based systems are being introduced in to the business world.
A recent editorial in Computerweekly.com stated:
“Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will be able to save time and money by investing in cloud computing for certain applications. SMEs do not have a datacentre, they have a computer room. When they realise they cannot cope with the workload, what are they going to do?”By outsourcing, you can say to the cloud provider: we do not know what the workload will be, we plan for our main ongoing needs, but if it goes above that you provide extra resources [at a cost]. If we do that regularly we renegotiate the main deal. This means businesses can increase costs incrementally, alongside demand for a service, instead of making a large investment once demand goes above a certain threshold.”
CLIVE LONGBOTTOM – QUOCERCA
– 51% of British small businesses recently surveyed say that IT is an integral part of their drive for business growth and innovation (Epson UK)
– UK SMEs earmarked an average spend of £30,000 on IT in 2011 (GE Capital)
– Gartner Executive Programs research showed that SMEs are increasing spending on cloud services faster than larger enterprises (January 2012 research)
Working in collaboration Switch Communications helps to develop your systems strategy whether a Private, Public, or Hybrid environment. We consult with you to ensure the design of your network infrastructure delivers your business objectives.
Switch Communications has a 20 year pedigree of industry knowledge and experience, with a professional team of consultants and technicians that have worked with many SME businesses.
“The telephony solution from Switch is a very clever and versatile system. It’s easy to scale up and down according to our needs, which are constantly changing – all without the pain of having to reconfigure the system or implement new add-ons too. With each new contract we win, Switch just launches a new line or bolts a new extension onto the main hub in London and we’re up and running immediately. All in all, it’s an easy system for us to support, mainly due to the high level of technical expertise and friendly, professional nature of the Switch team.”
Kevin Ward, IT Project and Communications Manager
Our promise is to deploy a solution that is tailored to you and regardless whether this may require on premises equipment or a cloud based platform we will ensure the network is both scalable and accessible anywhere.
As one of the few true bandwidth aggregators in the UK, Switch has interconnect agreements with many of the leading Tier 1 Carriers to ensure our Best of Breed of service is delivered across the UK and internationally when required.
Our Cloud based solutions extend from Hosted VoIP, to data storage, firewall security and the design, development and hosting of bespoke Cloud based applications for businesses.
Our Data Centre’s are secure, fully power redundant buildings that offer a complete business continuity or disaster recovery solution at affordable rates for SMEs.