Case Study 1: Business Professionals – a business consulting company
Solution in short Remote windows desktop (VirtualOffice) delivering business services interstate and internationally to consultants working around the globe to a dynamic workforce of variable size and physical locality.
Business Professionals was formed in 2006 and operates in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Business Professionals consultants have a wealth of knowledge of Business Process Improvement, Systems Development, Enterprise Architecture and Project Management. Business Professionals operates a decentralized business model in that their consultants operate from home and at their client sites negating the requirement for expensive metro based office space.
Business Professionals required a centralized IT solution that could offer their consultants access to corporate data, email, marketing tools and databases regardless of their geographic location. They didn’t want to make a large capital investment in IT infrastructure and services that would be required to deliver the business tools remotely to their staff nor did they want to own the management overhead of data backups and upgrades associated with owned IT solutions.
Business Professionals have taken up VirtualOffice for their staff, this enables them to access their corporate data and tools from a central location with data backups, server management and application upgrades all managed by LinkedInbiz Pty Ltd. The ability to commission new staff user accounts and get application access to business tools within a short space of time has assisted Business Professionals during project lifecycle when utilizing additional staff for short periods of time.
Business Professionals have realised significant cost savings since signing up with CT4 VirtualOffice solution. The costs savings include; staff travel and accommodation costs with staff now able to work from anywhere in the world and have access to their business desktop.
Case Study 2: School ACT – delivering youth and adult drama education
SchoolACT delivers both youth and adult education services, primarily in drama and life coaching. Their business structure is two tiered – client facing is teacher services, run out of state and private schools or in community locations across Queensland. SchoolACT admin team work out of a central office located in a metro area.
Primary business requirements are the delivery of business tools such as email, rostering, client management and telephony services to all SchoolACT staff regardless of their physical location at minimal cost.
LinkedInbiz have provided VirtualOffice and Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) telephony services to SchoolACT, empowering delivery of email and other critical tools to staff regardless of physical location. Having a solution that can scale up and down in staff numbers at a fixed-price per user was essential to SchoolACT given the tight financial budgets associated with working in community based services.
SchoolACT are transitioning their business to a franchise based model with a vision on delivering life changing educational services to teenagers around the globe, a model which will require a flexible IT solution, available globally in any time zone – VirtualOffice meets the demands for such a business requirement.
SchoolACT have been able to decommission their old, costly IT equipment now that CT4 provide all the equipment they need. SchoolACT no longer has to outlay high fees on consultants to support the equipment when problems occur. SchoolACT is able to quickly commission new users when they are needed to support extra acting classes. Having a fixed-price cost per user per month, SchoolACT can now manage their cash flow more efficiently.