About Hanson Wade
Based in St James, London, Hanson Wade is a global events company that organises tightly focused B2B “leadership events” including seminars, conferences, exhibitions and summits throughout the world. Founded five years ago, they have experienced significant growth.
From the outset, Hanson Wade‘s directors anticipated that the business would require a secure, reliable, high performance IT infrastructure.
“With our resources concentrated on developing the business, we recognised that delivering IT via a traditional in-house network with all the requisite software installed on servers or local PCs would demand significant overheads in the management of the network, security of data, high cost of hardware and software, and ongoing support and maintenance,” explained Darren Francis, Hanson Wade’s Finance Director. “We were aware of the benefits that a ‘Software as a Service‘ licensing model could bring, so we approached a number of organisations, explained our objectives and asked for proposals.”
One of the organisations that Hanson Wade approached was entrustIT – a Microsoft Silver Certified Hosting Partner and Microsoft Small Business Specialist with a solid track record in the design, implementation, management and support of cloud-based managed IT services.
The solution provided has delivered a number of benefits, including the flexibility for Hanson Wade staff to access applications and data from any remote location, fixed monthly costs, ongoing availability and a high degree of security and protection against external attack.
“Our partnership with entrustIT has been highly successful; entrustIT has delivered a cost-effective, efficient and elegant service. We can focus on our core business, safe in the knowledge that our entire IT infrastructure is in safe hands.”
– Darren Francis, Finance Director