The Microsoft partner also offered high system availability backed by a service level agreement. Neostratus impressed us with its depth of experience, local language support for our team and customers, and the self-service features of its control panel—not to mention the low cost.
Within only six months of implementing our hosted Microsoft Outlook with Unified Communication Services solution, we managed to integrate our staff communications, save tens of thousands of euros in travel costs, and free up over 1,500 man-days in staff resources to do what we do best – saving lives on our country’s lakes and rivers.
The four new services are good examples of advantages offered by the cloud market concerning the time needed for the launch of certain products. It is very important to choose partners carefully and that is why we are happy to have achieved great cooperation with Neostratus who proved to be a professional and proactive partner
The services provided by Neostratus as a hosting partner are first class. All costs are in the monthly fee with no hidden extras or surprises. Currently, we’re considering extending our arrangements to include hosted Windows SharePoint Services.
We’ve calculated a 60 percent direct saving with the hosted Exchange messaging service, plus a bonus from the redeployment of two full-time IT staff to higher value work.
Neostratus is an expert in unified communications and collaboration, ranked as the number one cloud focus area for telecom operators accross the world, according to Informa service benchmarking.
We had no integrated solution to manage our staff database, no shared calendar to schedule lifeguard shifts or training, no unified communications scheme. Everything was done manually across different platforms. It wasn’t very efficient.
[Communication Service Providers] should look to take advantage of vendors’ expertise by utilizing their cloud enablement services or establishing go-to-market partnerships in order to quickly establish themselves in the market.
It’s an intense, around-the-clock operation. Our lifeguards are on duty 24/7, providing emergency response at 42 locations around Lake Balaton and all across the country. We perform ten lifeguard courses a year and reach more than a hundred schools with our preventive lectures, with most of our staff working on a volunteer basis.
The introduction of unified communication services to our organisation made a huge impact on our internal communication flow, making it easier to cope with the 20+% increase in the number of emergency calls year-on-year. Thanks to the business productivity-enhancing qualities of the solution, Hungarian Water Rescue Services has saved thousands of Euros in travel and communication costs and liberated over 1,500 man-days every year in staff resources.