In the spirit of the upcoming festivities, Managed Networks, the UK-based provider of cloud services to SMEs, is offering 10 lucky start-ups free IT valued at 15,000 GBP. The winner will receive free cloud support for twelve months, while two runners-up get six months each with the remaining seven each receiving three months’ worth of cloud support. The selected companies will get all the benefits of Microsoft Office and Exchange delivered from a secure data centre with full support and 24/7 availability. This promotion, is part of Managed Networks’ efforts to help UK PLCs compete on the global stage.
DesktopLive is a fully customizable hosted service that allows users to access their familiar Microsoft Office applications from wherever they are. The product is a perfect example of how seamless stress-free cloud services should be. DesktopLive affords users the same experience as working from a desktop but with the benefit of a fully functioning and customisable desktop with the added advantage of a round-the-clock service support. As if it couldn’t get any better, DesktopLive is fully optimised for offline use.
The key features of the product which even its strongest competitors have failed to provide include capabilities such as local email synchronisation for laptop users while roaming, the ability to add extra line of business applications and a 24-hour UK-based service desk. DesktopLive also comes with the very much needed -and otherwise costly- 24/7 support to SMEs which, again, competitors have been unable to match.
One of the key features of DesktopLive users will find remarkable is that their data will be stored in secure data centres in London and Leicester. “Small businesses are easy targets of security breaches and they can no longer afford to be lax with data security” says Ben Rapp, CEO of Managed Networks.
Mr Rapp said in his statement that, “In the last 12 months, the number of start-ups in the UK alone has increased by around 24 per cent. However, given the limited disposable income that has plagued many small businesses around the UK, it comes as no surprise that business owners are constantly looking to reduce their overall cost, while striving to stay competitive. Continuing in the company’s commitment to support UK businesses, Mr Rapp also noted that having proactive and reliable IT support is one of the more important capabilities that set successful new businesses apart from their competitors in today’s business environment.
The company was established over 20 years ago and has provided SMEs around the UK with proactive jargon-free IT-support. DesktopLive was launched in response to the demand by some of their existing customers for a flexible hosted service which allowed users to access their familiar Microsoft applications while on the move and from their home PCs all at a competitive cost. Managed Networks wants SMEs and start-ups to experience what extraordinary enterprise-level IT support feels like free of charge for three months.