Public relations (PR) company Ashurst Communications specialises in all areas of the property industry—including residential, commercial, construction, and interiors—while also working with young and startup businesses from different sectors.
As a communications expert and business owner, Managing Director Lisa Ashurst is often out of the office meeting clients, so it’s essential she has access to all her documents, emails, and contacts. Overall, the PR firm needed an IT solution that would:
Enhance collaboration and connectivity
Reduce system administration
Aid mobile working
Shaping Cloud migrated the company from the Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) email originally issued by its domain provider to Microsoft Office 365, providing a cost-effective IT solution with no setup costs or ongoing maintenance. The service includes:
Secure storage for important documentation
Managing Director Ashurst can access documents, emails, and contacts on her laptop or phone from virtually anywhere thanks to Microsoft Exchange Online.
Using Microsoft SharePoint Online, documents are easily managed, shared, and controlled.
It is quick and easy to add users to the system when Ashurst requires additional staff to assist her with projects.
The Managing Director can conduct important online meetings while editing documents in Microsoft Lync Online.
Running its IT in the cloud has meant the PR firm avoided the cost of an in-house server. Plus, all IT issues are resolved by Shaping Cloud.
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