IT systems and support company Doherty Associates has launched a funding package, named CloudToo, for companies with between five and 25 users.
CloudToo involves the payment of a monthly fee, starting at £599 plus VAT, for the provision of hardware, cloud software, security and unlimited support.
Doherty Associates says this compares with equivalent outright purchase costs that could exceed £20,000 over the first year.
The service involves a feasibility audit, following which Doherty Associates installs a new HP server on the customer's premises to run existing application. They can also access the latest version of Microsoft Office Professional Plus with Access, InfoPath, Lync and SkyDrive Pro.
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The CloudToo package incorporates an integrated wireless controller protected by a firewall, with anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware software. There is also full application control and web filtering.
Product Marketing Manager Faye Eldridge says that by using the cloud the company is providing a big company IT package at a manageable price for small firms.