Source: Kick ICT
At Kick ICT (formerly Castle Computer Services), we have been delivering business solutions, network infrastructure and IT support to organisations for almost 40 years.
As a ‘cloud-first’ mobile business, we can operate all our systems remotely which has been important to ensure the continuity of our services to customers. One example of this is at Viewpoint Housing in Scotland where, during the first week of lockdown, we agreed a project with them to upgrade their finance applications and move them into our datacentre.
Despite the lockdown and its associated restrictions, we’re delighted to report that this project is progressing well and remains on track. The first phase was to build the necessary server environment in our datacentre, giving Viewpoint a safe, secure and managed hosting solution. The second phase incorporated the deployment and onboarding of the software into the datacentre.
Paul Sutherland, head of Infor sales, Kick ICT, said, “We realised the importance of delivering our project with Viewpoint Housing within the committed timescales and were determined not to let the pandemic affect it. Using our housing expertise, we identified the right solution and combined this with our managed IT services expertise to deploy Viewpoint’s finance applications in our datacentre environment, ensuring Viewpoint’s staff can work safely and securely from any location.
“Remote collaboration hasn’t been a problem; our respective teams have both embraced remote working tools to the extent that the lockdown hasn’t slowed us down at all.”
Mike Gibson, head of finance, Viewpoint Housing, said, “We’re delighted to have made excellent progress in the upgrade our hosted finance systems. Kick ICT has been in continual contact since the start of the lockdown and we look forward to working with them remotely or otherwise in the weeks to come.”