THE IMPACT OF CLOUD COMPUTING
After more than five years using the Aureon Cloud Suite, IT operations are running smoothly, efficiently and cost-effectively for the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. The centralized computing environment for all locations allows increased connectivity among locations, especially for staff that work from multiple offices. By migrating to a centralized computing platform, delivered via the cloud, all staff can now access and share files and applications from one pool of resources, which they can access via the Internet.
Gruening notes that having everything in the cloud allows for greater efficiency.
“The best part about the cloud is being able to access your files from wherever you are at in a secure environment,” he says. “I believe it allows for quicker turnaround times by being able to access files when necessary.”
Whether it’s enhancing the YMCA’s WiFi experience or maintaining the organization’s cloud-based network, Aureon’s collaborative work with the Y has created a successful partnership.
“Aureon has the expertise to provide a technology network for us; however, it’s more important than just having the knowledge,” Gruening says. “A partner must truly understand what the purpose of the organization is and how technology can support that purpose.”
“We didn’t just need a company to come in and fix our issues, but rather, we needed a company to understand who we were, what we were about, and where were going.”