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Fusion4IT goes to Vauxhall City Farm 18 June 2013
Fusion4IT

Fusion4IT, an IT business based in SE1 offers a personal approach to IT support predominantly for SMEs across either Windows, Mac or mixed environments. Fusion4IT wanted to give something back to the local community. Its co-founder, Stephen Porthouse found exactly the right route thanks to the South London Procurement Network. Fusion4IT registered with SLPN in order to benefit from the various free business support services provided. Alexandra Webb, SLPN Manager, was able to provide CSR support by referring Fusion4IT to the Vauxhall City Farm , another SLPN member.

Vauxhall City Farm

Vauxhall City Farm was in need of a revamp of its whole IT system. Fusion4IT visited the Farm and consulted with its director, Matt Lock. Fusion4IT proposed a radical overhaul of its IT system to create a streamlined “low footprint” system with greater use of “cloud” based hosted services.

In describing the relationship between Fusion4IT and Vauxhall City Farm and the IT plan they proposed, Stephen Porthouse said,

“During our initial chats and visit to Vauxhall City Farm, we were really impressed with the work being done to help children and adults overcome adversity via the Farm’s calm environment of plants and animals. I think it’s fair to say their IT has “evolved” in the past few years without an overall strategy to address their needs. Fortunately they had just invested in a fast fibre based Internet connection that enabled us to offer a range of cloud based services that they have been open minded enough to embrace. This allowed us to set out a roadmap for significant improvements to their IT system without their incurring large capital expenses or requiring major levels of support in the future. We do although intend to be a future partner for the Farm as part of our giving something back to the community and expect their system to be a great example of best practices in the use of efficient effective IT.”

Vauxhall City Farm

Vauxhall City Farm director Matt Lock commented,

“It is important for small to medium sized charities such as ours to have robust structures in place. Through our partnership with Fusion4IT we are delighted with the level of service we have received so far and are looking to working with them in the future on our new IT system”

The implementation of Vauxhall City Farm’s IT system is set for early summer and will be documented in full at that time via Fusion4IT’s web site.

For any further information regarding efficient IT systems, please contact Stephen Porthouse – stephen.porthouse@fusion4it.com

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