Eqos chose BlueSquare Data as a hosting provider as its Maidenhead site offers services at a much more competitive price than its London rivals. BlueSquare Data’s managed solution also allows for a great deal of scalability due to the nature of its virtualised servers. Chris Barrow, Head of Customer Services at Eqos, explains: “BlueSquare Data is very responsive to our needs, making it easy to support the increased volume of current customer transactions and bring new customers onboard. The quality of BlueSquare Data’s staff and systems has also helped us provide our customers with a very high level of uptime, giving them almost uninterrupted access to our software.”
“The number of businesses looking for managed services is certainly on the up at the moment,” says Robin Ellis, Commercial Director, BlueSquare Data. “As the recession begins to bite, companies are looking to outsource services they don’t specialise in, letting them focus on what they do best. Switching to managed hosting is a prime example of this; it means they are getting a cost-effective hosting solution with 24/7 support.”
The new customer win follows BlueSquare Data’s acquisition of Server Arcade, a provider of managed hosting, completing its data management services portfolio. Its Virtual Servers are based on the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V platform.
Both BlueSquare Data and Eqos are Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which means they have attained the highest grade of competence and expertise in using Microsoft products and their customers can benefit from the specialist advice and training they have received. Gold Partner status ensures that technicians are experts in the latest Microsoft technologies and have the ability to deliver a level of support not available from other non-certified providers.
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Eqos is a leading provider of web-based procurement and supply management for many of the world’s leading retailers and UK insurance companies. Eqos on-demand software enables companies to work collaboratively with trading partners to enhance customer satisfaction, improve supplier performance, accelerate delivery times, and ensure compliance. Customers include Co-operative, Edcon, H-E-B, HMV, Lidl, LloydsTSB, Michaels, RSA, Sainsbury's and Tesco. More information can be found at www.eqos.com.
About BlueSquare Data
BlueSquare Data offers a 360º data management solution. With their critical information in safe hands, clients can concentrate fully on what they do best – getting on with business.
From simple hosting to fully managed services, BlueSquare Data’s business solutions offer peace of mind across the widest spectrum of integrated services:
For further information, please visit http://www.bluesquaredatagroup.com.