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Gatwick, West Sussex, United Kingdom, 2010/04/13 - Greenacre School for Girls, a prestigious private school near London, is the latest client to take advantage of a secure cloud computing solution for its ICT systems with the Evaden™ Unified Mail Communication Platform.
Greenacre School for Girls, is the latest client to take advantage of a secure cloud computing solution for its ICT systems with the Evaden™ Unified Mail Communication Platform (UMC) - the Microsoft Certified market leader of Software as a Service (SaaS).
With over 400 teachers, staff and pupils to create a secure, controlled and transparent email environment for, Greenacre School for Girls realised that an in-house solution was not viable for them due to the costs, additional resources and long-lead times required on the project. Email is a utility, not a core business system, for the School - to deliver all of the ICT mail communication services required in-house would mean having to purchase expensive additional servers and a range of disparate software solutions, with ongoing hands-on management of the infrastructure.
The answer came to them with Evaden - a SaaS Unified Mail Communication (UMC) product which offers technology in an external cloud rather than being processed and stored on costly servers within an organisation. Evaden is a purpose-built, cloud based unified email platform which provides security, compliance and business continuity solutions for its clients.
By adopting Evaden, Greenacre School discarded all on-premise email-related software and redeployed its servers for line-of-business use. The new platform was up and running in under four hours with minimal turbulence and no disruption to email flow for the School. Evaden (evaden.com) allowed the School to add value to its IT system, rather than having their resources concentrated on managing technical issues.
The School has been very pleased by the results received from the Evaden system to date – seeing reduced costs, reduced complexity and reduced ICT administration. A marked decrease in spam and related ICT security threats for Greenacre has been noted, as well as increased productivity, reporting and business intelligence capabilities, email outages which are now invisible to users and general 'peace of mind' to the client that their data is being managed by experts in the cloud computing arena.
Craig Maxwell, IT Manager, Greenacre School for Girls, commented: "We have found the services that Evaden offer to be of a great benefit to us. The installation, support and features of the product have been very helpful in our school environment; staff and students can access their emails from home and they can also decide which emails to block, freeing up time for the administrator.
"The extra services like mail replay and managed signatures have also proved valuable in meeting our administration and marketing policies. The most valuable feature I have found is when our Exchange server crashed recently, users still had full access to their email while the mail server was restored.
"Thank you Evaden for a great product with the support to back it up."
Deon Robertson, Chief Executive, Evaden Limited, added: "We are delighted to be working with Greenacre School for Girls to provide a solution for their ICT communications with Evaden. Many businesses and organisations are moving towards cloud based systems as the answer to their ICT needs because of their cost, security of data and greater location and device independence. Clients want to access work data on the move via mobile phones and at home outside of office hours.
“Evaden, as the only Microsoft Certified Platform of its kind, is leading the way in this system revolution with its proven technology and satisfied clients. It really is a silver bullet solution. Who wouldn’t want to cut costs, manage compliance, enhance and streamline their ICT whilst realising a return on investment, which can be measured in months?”
Brian Brougham-Cook, Sales Director, Evaden Limited, stated: “Schools are typically faced with the same challenges as corporate customers such as reduced IT budgets, spam management and email security and we believe the Evaden UMC provides educational facilities an enterprise strength solution that has a predictable cost profile, provides cost savings and gives them the ability to control and monitor email communications in an sensitive environment. We are excited that our solution has added value to Greenacres and believe all schools will derive similar benefits.