If your charity is looking to utilise flexible working, or has distributed staff members, building an IT system to cope can be very expensive and difficult. The Charity Cloud provides services which allow users to connect from anywhere, as all of our solutions are based in the Cloud. We provide Cloud Desktops that allow users to experience the same features as they would if physically in the same office (e.g. secure file sharing and telephone system), as well as enabling collaboration from shared calendars, shared contacts and more with Cloud Exchange. Cloud Telephony rounds off the package, enabling staff to be part of the organisation's phone system from wherever they happen to be.
Access all the services from The Charity Cloud from home, using your home broadband connection and your home PC or laptop.
So long as you have internet access, whether that be through a cable connection or over wifi, you can log in to your Cloud Desktop and get to all your stuff, just as you would in the office. If you have Cloud Telephony, you can even log in to your work phone from home and make and transfer calls to colleagues just by dialling their extension number, regardless of where they are. Best of all, up to 10% of calls to other people in The Charity Cloud are free!
On the bus or the train and need to get to your stuff? If you have 3G mobile internet access then no problem! Simply connect to the internet on your laptop or mobile device and the world of The Charity Cloud awaits you. Log in to your cloud desktop, access your Cloud Exchange email, even connect to your Cloud Telephone extension.
Access Anywhere, Anytime!
Use your office PC, laptop or thin client to log in to your Cloud Desktop, Cloud Exchange email and more. Log into your Cloud Telephone extension from your handset or soft phone application. Easy!
Don't fancy staying at your desk? No problem. If you have hotdesks or wifi access in your office, take advantage of it - pick up your laptop and The Charity Cloud walks with you, wherever you can get internet access. Freedom and flexibility - it's what The Charity Cloud is all about!
The flexibility of the Cloud solution doesn’t end with hotdesks. It also means that staff can work from home (subject to office policies, of course) – all they need is an internet connection and access to a web browser and they will have exactly the same access to all their stuff as they do in the office. They can even log on to their telephone extension using either a physical handset connected to their router or, more conveniently, a soft phone, which is a software application that connects to the Cloud phone system and routes all sound through a headset (such as a Bluetooth headset).
In the park at lunchtime but can't cope with being out of the loop? Not an issue. Access your Cloud Exchange email using your iPhone, Windows or Android phone or your Blackberry and you'll never miss a thing. With a 3G internet connection, you could even carry on working in your Cloud Desktop from your laptop or mobile device.
So now you know you are always connected, take some time for yourself and go and smell the flowers!
Using a shared PC in a café or your laptop on an unsecured wifi network? No problem! All access to The Charity Cloud's services is conducted over secure connections (the same level you get when checking your bank details), so you can be sure your confidential information stays confidential.
Need cost-effective and secure means of getting to your data in your charity shop? Why not use a thin client to access your Cloud Desktop? Cheaper and easier to maintain than a PC or laptop, thin clients still offer you the same level of performance from the Cloud Desktop and other Cloud applications. And if the thin client breaks or is stolen, you can be safe in the knowledge that your data isn't on the thin client but held up in the Cloud, in an ultra-secure location and regularly backed up so you don't lose a thing.
Worry-free IT - now there's a thought!
In schools and colleges, keeping your records secure and always available is key to ensuring your students gain the best education they can. By using Cloud Desktops, accessed from PCs and thin clients around the school, you can be sure that the information can only be accessed by you and will be available wherever you go. What's more, because all information sent between the device and the Cloud Desktop is encrypted, it can't be snooped by the trainee hackers who are meant to be learning Shakespeare!