Good Seed Trust, a non-profit dedicated to helping build strong families, was facing a lot of inefficiencies in their daily operations. The main reason for this is they were using old servers that have seen their day.
The ageing server meant downloading photos for storybooks was time-consuming, taking up to 10 minutes for staff at outlying offices to download a single photo.
Duplicate files were also causing an issue, with up to five copies of the same document spread across the network.
These technological inefficiencies add more work for the staff — causing frustrations.
The solution is to either get new servers or move to the cloud.
Good Seed Trust CEO, Grace Ikiua, said, “we want everything saved in one safe place – not on the PCs. So it makes sense to go to the cloud. We’re trying to change behaviour.”
Buying new servers is costly. It’s also short-sighted.
“It’s important to be forward-thinking and to take us into the 21st century. Good systems, less paper, less files and folders is part of that,” says Grace.
In a couple of years, these new servers would have to be replaced again. Moving to the cloud was the logical choice.
We had to either get a new server or go to the cloud. The cloud was cheaper, safe and it just made sense”Grace Ikiua, CEO | Good Seed Trust