Thistle Foundation supports people with long term health conditions. With its IT equipment reaching the end of its lifecycle and the organisation preparing for a move to a purpose built new building in April, Thistle took the opportunity to update its IT infrastructure. The organisation investigated on-premise options which involved replacing its existing servers, and hosted solutions.
‘The downside of simply replacing our servers was cost,’ says Scott Moncrieff, IT manager, Thistle Foundation. ‘We also spend a lot of our time taking care of updates and maintenance, always outside business hours so as not to disrupt operations. So we looked at finding a hosting partner as an alternative, someone to take care of the management and maintenance of the equipment for us. Ultimately we chose the hosting route because, in addition to being more cost efficient, it frees up our small IT team to focus more effectively on day-to-day tasks and projects.’
In addition, the level of redundancy that Pulsant offers in terms of networking connectivity and power provision means that Thistle’s large contingent of mobile care workers will have uninterrupted access to the organisation’s systems wherever they are.