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Outsourcing IT servers

We are a four office accountancy firm, and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for using a outssourced server on which to host our IRIS software, and Email programs.

What experience have people had with such things.

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Hosted Desktop UK

HDT UK came highly recommended by other Iris users and we have been with them for over a year, probably the best IT service provider in terms of care & attention I've ever used.

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08th Jun 2012 18:42

Hosted Desktop UK

Paul Scholes wrote:

HDT UK came highly recommended by other Iris users and we have been with them for over a year, probably the best IT service provider in terms of care & attention I've ever used.


We've just gone hosted in the last two weeks and I'd second this without reservation.
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08th Jun 2012 19:48

HDT UK looks pricey for anyone except the smallest practices

pillowmay wrote:
Paul Scholes wrote:

HDT UK came highly recommended by other Iris users and we have been with them for over a year, probably the best IT service provider in terms of care & attention I've ever used.

We've just gone hosted in the last two weeks and I'd second this without reservation.

 

It's an interesting service for sure.  £35 per user per month though... 

Looking at Arthurphillip's position -  a four office accountancy practice  - that could comfortably work out at at least £700 per month.  It sounds like it's a great service for a small practice without a dedicated IT employee, but for anyone with IT expertise in house I think it's completly unneccessary. 

Arthur sounds like they have their own kit already and just wants a secure offsite alternative.  In that scenario, I'd strongly recommend a local co-location facility, switiching to a managed / dedicated service when their own kit becomes outdated if they haven't got the finance to replace it themselves.

That's my opinion anyway...

 

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MIS Systems Engineering Ltd

Disclosure, I am the Business Development Manager for MIS.

The first question is; do you want just a server in the cloud or a fully managed solution?  This is a fundamental starting point.  The second question is; do you have the IRIS data centre licence, with having multiple sites?

We have a number of IRIS clients, currently enjoying the benefits of remote hosting.

www.mishosting.co.uk

 

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07th Jun 2012 11:17

Online50 offers virtual servers and have clients using IRIS, Office and Exchange. 

http://www.online50.net/IRISOnline.html

A number of accountants are very happy to tell others about their experience of the service if that would help your decision.

Regards,

Russell

Disclosure: I work for Online50.

 

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Hosted Accountants

We provide virtual servers and hosted desktops in a fully managed environment just for accountants in practice. If you want to talk to firms that have taken this step then by all means drop me a message.

We have lots of IRIS users who we currently host - if fact all of our customers generally use one or more of the main compliance suites. Most of our staff have been in this arena for years.

By all means let me know if you want a chat.

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Dan

www.hostedaccountants.co.uk

0800 440 2282

 

 

 

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08th Jun 2012 09:25

Redstation - Fantastic Value Dedicated & Colocation in Fareham

Completely biased recommendation as I'm Redstation's finance manager!

We are a data centre based near Fareham, Hampshire.  We offer two main products:

1) Dedicated and managed servers  - where we basically provide the hardware tailored to your specifications.  You are then responsible for the software on them.  Dedicated servers are available from £59 per month.

2) Co-location  -  whereby you can rent a space in our data centre which you store your own servers in.  Space is currently available in our data centre from £45 per month.

We offer 24/7 support with high speeds and superb reliability.

Please look at www.redstation.com for more information or contact [email protected] and one of our sales representatives will be in touch to discuss your requirements.  Alternatively please phone 0800 622 6655 if you want to talk over the services we can offer you.

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17th Sep 2012 09:46

Managed Hosting Providers

It is better to consult a IT comapny that deals with outsourcing servers since they can suggest you the best option according to your need.I will suggest you to contact one company that deals in hosting servers, managed web hosting,outsourcing etc.

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