See how a partnership with &Co will “future proof” your business, as it has since 2005 for recruiters Carreras Lathane Associates
Who are Carreras Lathane Associates (CLA)?
CLA saw that their industry was becoming increasingly reliant on cutting-edge technology such as cloud-based IP solutions. Without such technology, they would be left behind. They were still using an old-fashioned PBX telephone system ISDN30, which had high running costs and no value-added benefits.
They needed a complete technology partner to implement a new cost-effective and reliable solution. It was crucial that they could seamlessly communicate with suppliers and clients, so that data could be streamed to a cloud-based service. All of this needed to be incorporated into a centrally managed database.
Also, in the age of unified communications, their internal comms needed a shake-up.
Up until &Co came on board, all of CLA’s systems were managed in-house. We replaced their ISDN30 and PBX services with our hosted Cisco Unified Communications Manager IP telephony system – and that resulted in immediate savings.
We worked with CLA to migrate their services to a cloud-based solution, which we were able to integrate into their normal applications. Now the company has a dedicated server which, thanks to our resilient network, allowed users to work remotely and boosted productivity. A decade on, it continues to be cost-effective, reliable and scalable, with minimal maintenance or need for upgrades.
When CLA moved offices in 2008, the process was far quicker and more cost-effective than it would be for businesses without a similar system in place. In fact, the only moving day costs were for a simple circuit shift.
Ken Lathane, CLA’s managing director, said the services that &Co have installed have essentially “future-proofed” his company and will help to keep them ahead of the game.