Kamarin Provides An IT Renovation For A Lifesaving Charity Aspiring To Grow
Peterborough-based IT specialist and software developer, Kamarin Computers, has been selected as the first IT support provider of Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group (CCLG), a charity supporting the research and patient care of childhood cancer.
Following a strategic review at CCLG in 2018, the charity decided on an expansion of their office space and a complete IT renovation.
Ashley Gamble, CCLG’s Chief Executive, says: “The IT solutions we were previously using were old and slow. Staff struggled to work remotely and keep their applications updated due to unreliable IT support.”
Although the change was inevitable, Ashley admits: “Finding a 3rd party IT supplier, for the first time in CCLG’s history, was daunting. I was relying on a supplier to tell me what was right for us.”
“Having approached a few different companies, Kamarin was the first one that offered to come to our site. They really seemed to take the time to understand how CCLG works and what we needed,” praises Ashley.
As well as Kamarin’s willingness to get to know CCLG, Ashley was also impressed with how Kamarin tailored the solution to meet their budget and deadline. “As a charity, we don’t receive funding from the government, Kamarin managed to work with us to balance high performing IT with our budget. Kamarin also met our tight schedule, so there was no disruption to our services.”
IT Consultant, James Royle, who is CCLG’s Account Manager at Kamarin, says: “It’s important that public-funded charities, like CCLG, know there is IT support available to them. A functioning and stable IT infrastructure is key in helping non-profit organisations deliver their essential services, without being distracted by backend business functions.”
IT Consultant, James Royle, who is CCLG’s Account Manager here at Kamarin, says: “It’s important for non-profit organisations, like CCLG, to know that there is IT support available to them, even with a strict budget. A functioning and stable IT solution is often key in helping public-funded charities deliver their essential services.”
In addition to the hardware upgrades and replacements, James also focused on enhancing CCLG’s use of Cloud-based applications. James explains: “Moving CCLG to their own Office 365 tenancy gives them greater management and autonomy over their data, which can be accessed more efficiently and stored securely.”
In addition to the hardware upgrades and replacements, James also focused on enhancing the charity’s use of Cloud-based applications. James explains: “Moving CCLG into their own Office 365 tenancy gives them greater management and autonomy over their data, which can be accessed more efficiently and stored securely.”
Post-implementation, Ashley says: “We’re really pleased with our new IT solution as everyone now has fast and reliable computers. Moving to the Cloud has been great, it’s a much more efficient and flexible way of operating, especially when working collaboratively or remotely.”
“Working with Kamarin has been a great experience and I would absolutely recommend them to other businesses that are looking for an IT provider that takes the time to understand what you want.”
James has also praised Ashley and his team for being “focussed, efficient and friendly.”
Both companies are confident that their partnership will help CCLG increase the lifesaving work their team does.
Watch CCLG’s customer case study below.