Thistle Foundation turns to the cloud with Pulsant

The Queen visited the Thistle Foundation in 2013. Picture: Ian Georgeson
The Queen visited the Thistle Foundation in 2013. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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An Edinburgh charity that helps people with disabilities and health conditions has updated its IT systems through a deal with cloud computing firm Pulsant.

Thistle Foundation, which was established in 1944 to give medical support to disabled veterans, said it had chosen Pulsant ahead of its move to a new community hub and headquarters in Craigmillar.

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IT manager Scott Moncrieff said: “We spend a lot of our time taking care of updates and maintenance, always outside business hours so as not to disrupt operations. So we looked at finding a hosting partner as an alternative, someone to take care of the management and maintenance of the equipment for us.

“Ultimately we chose the hosting route because, in addition to being more cost-efficient, it frees up our small IT team to focus more effectively on day-to-day tasks and projects.”

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Pulsant client manager Ian Appleyard added: “Pulsant has a lot of experience in delivering cloud and managed hosting solutions to organisations in the charity and not-for-profit markets, so we understand the challenges they face and recognise that their requirements will be unique and linked to their overall objectives.”