GLASGOW, Scotland, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Field Services Company Says Thin Client Keeps it Secure in Cloud
iomart (AIM:IOM), the cloud company that enables businesses to operate their online data and IT environments safely and securely, has provided a secure Hosted Desktop solution for one of the UK's leading field services organisations.
Chase Solutions works with utility companies, banks and debt collection agencies across the UK. It says the move to the cloud with iomart has made it more not less secure and helped it continue to meet the strict security and legal standards demanded by both clients and industry regulators.
Michael Wolfenden, Operations Director for Chase Solutions, said: "Hosted desktop is the perfect solution because it allows our management to work on the road without having any important data held on their devices. The whole solution is hosted in iomart's cloud, in their fully compliant and accredited data centres."
The laptops used have a minimal operating system based on Linux that is securely configured to only allow access to the cloud environment via thin client software VMWare Horizon. This means only screen images, keyboard and mouse instructions are transmitted between the laptops and the cloud. No data leaves the iomart data centre and therefore there is none of the risk that is normally associated with laptops and data stored on their internal drives.
Steve Riley, the IT consultant for Chase Solutions, adds: "All Chase's clients' data is stored securely at iomart's data centre and because no data is stored on the laptops the managers are using they don't have to be encrypted. It means that when Chase responds to a tender for work we can tick every box with regards to security."
Phil Worms, Chief Marketing Officer for iomart, said: "Hosted desktop is a great enabler for business. By delivering all your desktop services and data direct from our secure data centres you can simplify your IT estate, connect to your corporate desktop from anywhere and scale up and down easily as your staff numbers change."
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Award winning cloud company iomart Group PLC (AIM:IOM) enables businesses and organisations to operate their online data and IT environments safely and securely. Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, iomart partners with leading vendors such as VMware, Amazon, EMC, Microsoft, Asigra, Arbor and Dell to offer customers a centrally managed, controlled and completely agnostic set of hybrid, private and public cloud platforms. By owning a global network and datacentre infrastructure, iomart can support any customer who wishes to move seamlessly between any and all of these platforms with a consultative level of knowledge and expertise, delivering cloud services to meet exact business needs. For more information visit http://www.iomart.com