How One Non-profit Made the Move to the Cloud Starting With the Right Mail Hosting Provider

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The Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley moved all their IT services to the cloud starting with selecting Tech Strategies as their email hosting provider. They just finished migrating their last on site service to the TSI Cloud.

The Boys & Girls Club of Magic Valley is one of Tech Strategies’ oldest clients, they were the second client that signed on to their Kerio Email Hosting Solution (http://www.keriomailhosting.com) and they’ve been using it ever since. Before they moved to the TSI Cloud for their email solution, they had an on site mail server, that had it’s ups and downs. With a limited budget for tech support and an even more limited budget for hardware, it was an easy decision to make the move to the cloud for email service. Being able to share calendars and contact lists and be able to sync iphones and android phones, laptops and desktops all wirelessly was just an added bonus back in the day, now it’s a necessity for them. Four years ago when they made that move they felt they were ahead of the game and that their team was really connected and in sync.

As time went on, and it came time to replace the server that ran their member tracking software, they again looked to Tech Strategies, to fill that need via the cloud. By utilizing Tech Strategies’, Streamed Application Service, (http://www.streamedapps.com), they were able to move that application to the cloud as well, and it then also gave the team at the Boys and Girls club access to that critical data outside of the clubs physical network all via a secure cloud based Streamed App Service from the same provider they had already entrusted with their email hosting service. A few months after moving their member tracking software to the cloud, the club added a new site, and they needed to be able to access the member tracking software from that location as well. Since they had already made the move to the cloud it was as simple as getting the Internet up and running at the new site.

The last critical piece of the pie for the Boys and Girls club recently took place this fall, when they moved their last onsite service to the cloud. That service was the clubs file servers. The club has relied heavily on shared files to share documents and work as a team, but they could only do that when they were all at the same site. With team members working in different geographic location and VPNs being to costly for the club, they needed a solution so they could accesses their files anytime and anywhere. So they turned again to Tech Strategies, who created a custom solution to fit their needs and make a secure cloud sharing service that worked simply and easily. On top of being able to access their documents and shared files from anywhere from any computer, they can also access their documents and shared files from their iPhones and iPads as well.

The club now has all their mission critical information in the cloud, and they are turning what used to be a data closet into a real coat closet, and the team at the Boys and Girls Club is totally connected all because of one smart move to the TSI Cloud four years ago to solve their email hosting needs.

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