Fernside Healthcare is the management umbrella for five specialist care homes with nursing all based in Hampshire.

It is owned by one family – two parents and their two sons, three of whom are doctors. The group was built up gradually starting with Westacre which was opened by the owners in the mid 1990’s and the other homes were added in the ensuing years.

With five diverse locations and staff requiring access from varied sites we were tasked with putting a proposal together to provide a common computing experience from all sites.

Each care home had previously had there own IT setup, email systems and one site had its own server.

Having completed a site survey at each site we put together a proposal to deliver over 50 hosted desktops to all staff.

The brief was to provide the following applications and services;

  • Cloud-based server
  • Secure login access through a web portal
  • Permissions-based Data sharing
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Sage Accounts 2012
  • BIM Payroll
  • Scanning to PDF facility
  • Data Backup

James Hamilton, Business Development Manager said….

“Working with Steve and his team has been a pleasure throughout.  He listened to our wants and needs, came up with helpful suggestions and the entire team have been tireless in providing a first class service.  As our requirements have changed, Pure IT have allowed us to be flexible and have added or removed options as required to provide us with the most cost-effective, user-friendly and efficient service at all times.”

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