Business Environment and VESK partner to offer cloud services
One of the UK’s leading serviced office providers, Business Environment who operate over 1,000,000 sq ft of flexible office space across London and the South East has teamed up with VESK to offer their clients hosted desktops, something that many small and medium sized businesses are now moving towards.
Most companies moving into serviced office space are small to medium sized businesses. From the outset these businesses need the functionality of a complete IT solution such as a server, offsite backup, disaster recovery, Microsoft licenses, Blackberry access, remote access, security and so on… Typically this would represent a significant start up cost. The answer is cloud computing with VESK. VESK is a product which comprises all of these technologies into a single virtual desktop. A virtual desktop looks and feels exactly like a normal desktop, it’s fast, easy to use and can be accessed from anywhere.
This innovative technology removes ALL headaches associated with IT. It is now available to clients with Business Environment, an industry first for the serviced office sector.
The Office of National Statistics reported in 2009 that 4.5% of all desktops were virtual. This figure has doubled since 2008 and is expected to double again this year. In 2010, the cloud is no longer something to be afraid of, it’s here to benefit businesses of all sizes and it’s here to stay. This represents an opportunity to attract new customers with a product that goes where they go and provides the first truly virtual office solution with back up and disaster recovery options built in.
Graham Hefferman, IT & Communications Director at Business Environment says, “ We believe the way people work is changing so there is a need to provide solutions that are easy to access and represent real value. We are delighted to be partnering with Vesk to bring virtual desktop products to our office clients, shared office clients and mobile clients working on the move”.
James Mackie, Technical Director of VESK explains “We predict around half of all business desktops to be virtualised within the next 5 years.” He continued “It’s great to see Business Environment offering a product that meets their client’s business requirements. I can also see Business Environment making a substantial saving on their electricity consumption each year as well as reducing their own and their client’s carbon footprint“.
Providing Vesk Virtual Desktop for their Shared Office clients ensures Business Environment has the most comprehensive start up solution for new businesses. There is a significant opportunity to sell to the growing number of home and mobile workers who need their desktop to go where they go.
About Business Environment
Business Environment is the leading owner and provider of flexible serviced offices in Southern England. It owns and operates approaching 1,000,000 sqft of property and caters for small to large companies demanding competitive and flexible office accommodation. Its success is the result of providing clients with exceptional value together with excellent service.
In 2009 Business Environment won the coveted Business Centre of the Year award from the Business Centre Association (BCA) for the third time in four years (www.bca.uk.com). Business Environment is a Times Top 100 Companies To Work FOR in 2010.
VESK – the ultimate Desktop experience.
VESK are one of the UK’s fastest growing ‘Cloud’ providers of Virtual Hosted Desktops. We distinguish ourselves technically, whilst offering a human service in a virtual world.
For all of our clients and partners we aim to reduce costs, increase productivity and security, simplifying management allowing VESK users to work more intelligently.
Simple. Safe. Secure. Scalable. Reliable
For further information contact James Mackie Technical Director VESK – www.vesk.com 0845 555 8375 (VESK) 07884 494 333