The Haven Computing
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The aim of my project is to better enable schools and businesses to leverage IT, by hosting their server platforms for them.

by Christian Bradley in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England

Problem & Solution

Problem Worth Solving

The Haven Computing is a new company setup to address the issues of aging technology in companies and organisations that don't have the means to move forward with newer technologies themselves.

A versatile management and introduction of cloud computing that will increase productivity and decrease costs for all organisations that sign up to the offered services.

Services are ranging from Non-Hosted services where we will manage their current systems and advise on how to move forward with their systems and eventually turn them into a fully hosted cloud solution and start to save them money on their overall IT investment, either through cheaper but better utilised equipment to securing their mission critical data and getting them back online as soon as a disaster strikes.

Our solution

The solution we are proposing and hoping that you will love and come onboard with is this...

With the previous problem, I would like to pitch that you ditch your old school technology and move forward in a more affordable and conveniently cheaper way, why not outsource your server infrastructure and allow the tasks of handling the networking and other IT aspects to a single company, allowing you fast yet secure access to a resource that is always online and monitored, backed up and can be recovered at a moments notice?

We provide the server infrastructure and network, we create a single connection point for your company/school and we setup this to automatically connect you directly to a server where all of your data resides as if it were in your own office, we connect your printers and set them up as they were previously, we manage the data limits and can increase space as required, we can keep your data secure from viruses and other forms of malware and we have daily, weekly and monthly backups as well as always-running replications to allow us to recover data almost as it goes missing.

We can allow all of this from your current machines that you own meaning that apart from the initial contract there will be no need to buy new equipment to fund the changeover to a managed cloud platform, that doesn't mean to say that we cannot provide you with equipment, as is the case when computers break, we can provide cheaper, cheaper running and quicker alternatives to the old style computers and provide you with fresh, fast, sleek, new "Thin" clients, that require no hard drive to run, they simply connect directly to the server and away you go, minimising on cables and ultimately providing you more room on your desks.

Target Market

We expect our strongest market segment to be primary schools in and around the greater manchester area, there are 113 primary schools in the local oldham area some of which I have contacts within already.

Our research shows that most primary schools don't have the funding to continue to spend heavily in the IT area and as budgets get tighter in the public sector, essential spending in the IT field is lessening causing issues for schools trying to be at the forefront of education.

We aim to market at most, if not all of the 113 schools in the oldham area and to expand this marketing further afield to other area's in and around greater manchester, we will also setup a secondary market for companies wishing to do the same this, mainly SMB companies that lack the budget to purchase their own server infrastructure but wish to grow and invest, this gives them an alternative as they can run their data and day to day business workings without having to purchase thier own equipment.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

Dedicated Server connection to hosted platform for 3 months.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Exclusive The Haven Computing Pen

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Exclusive The Haven Computing Mug

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Exclusive The Haven Computing T-Shirt

£2,500 or more

£2500 Reward

Dedicated Server connection to hosted platform for 12 months.


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