Cloud solutions provider Ancoris helps Epic CIC

Google for Work helps save youth support organisation £140,000 a year

A reseller says it has helped saved youth support organisation Epic CIC £140,000 in annual costs after it deployed a Google for Work solution.

Cloud solutions provider and Google for Work Premier Partner Ancoris supplied a cloud-based independent IT system for Epic to help it focus more of its budget on providing services for children and young people. 

The organisation, which provides a range of youth support services throughout the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), selected Google Apps and Google Chrome devices as the core of its new infrastructure in order to save time, money and resources.

The solution has been rolled out to around 140 users across 10 sites, and in its first year saved Epic around £67,000 on IT costs, which is expected to rise significantly in following years.

As well as monetary savings, the new infrastructure means staff are mobile and can collaborate on documents. It is also shaping the services Epic can provide and how it provides them, such as social media, and the use of Chrome has also increased security throughout the organisation. 

"We have to be very careful with the data we work with," said Ola Alilaj, communications officer at Epic. "All the data is held on Google Drive and not on the devices, so if a device is lost or stolen we can use the Chrome Device Management to wipe it automatically, and when things are running smoothly, the CDM helps me to manage quickly and easily the day-to-day task of looking after the hardware and user accounts."

Ancoris also helped Epic migrate its data from RBKC’s systems so they could access all past documents and emails. Ancoris also provided Epic with initial Google Apps training for users and ongoing training through the Cloud Skills Academy, its online training portal.

Jamie Hoyland, Epic’s director of communications, added: "As an independent organisation we needed to move away from IT services provided by RBKC’s IT department and create our own infrastructure. As well as numerous other benefits, the infrastructure has provided us with a solid foundation for the future."

David McLeman, CEO of Ancoris, commented: "Spending less money on more secure, worker-friendly and flexible technology is really helping the team at Epic to focus on the important work they do supporting youth services throughout the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Investing in a Google for Work solution is a really simple way for any organisation to dramatically increase efficiency and save money."

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