When you’re looking for a managed service provider to support your manufacturing business, it’s crucial to choose an organisation that has a lot of experience serving the manufacturing sector.
Manufacturing companies often have very specific needs, due to the necessity of large sites that are frequently located outside of cities or in more remote areas. Increased reliance on technology exposes companies to cyberattacks, demanding robust security measures and constant vigilance. The need for cyber security is also very high due to the value of intellectual property and the volume of customer data that these businesses frequently store. Manufacturers and their customers are prime targets for cybercriminals especially for phishing attacks by criminals creating fraudulent invoices and emails.
Selecting a manged service provider such as Citadel Technology which specialises in solutions for the manufacturing industry will ensure you get advice on the right solution for your business, rather than a generic “one-size fits all” solution that you may get from other providers.
“Citadel has allowed us to remove a large, bulky server creating more storage and allowing us to focus on what is important rather than IT. Throughout the pandemic, the continuous and ease of use from different work environments was vital.”
Head of Finance – Dawson Rodgers Ltd. (t/a Clare De Lune) – Hand Crafted Textile & Baby Furniture Manufacturer and Distributor, Manchester.
“After learning about the benefits of Citadel’s secure digital workspace, requiring no internal hardware infrastructure or the cost of maintaining an on-premise server, the choice to move to cloud seemed and proved the right decision.”
Finance Director, Duerden Limited – Packaging Manufacturer, Burnley.
“Citadel oversee our various IT applications and systems, as well as coordinating between our subcontractors. The transition of our business services from in-house to cloud-based was expedited on time and on budget.”
Product & Development Director, Executive Telecommunications Ltd – Telephone Manufacturer and Distributor, Manchester.
Any business operating today is linked to its technology in a manner that was unheard of only a few short years ago. Most companies simply could not operate without computers to automate work processes, email for communication, and the web’s benefits for networking and collaboration. Without these tools, before long, you would be left behind by competitors.
Furthermore, constant advancements in this essential technology mean that it is continually evolving. Even small businesses with one or two employees may use several PCs, a variety of software applications, and mobile devices. Managing all of this becomes more difficult the more employees you have, as does staying up with the latest advancements in software and hardware that may have an impact on your industry.
If you manage a small or medium-sized business, IT is probably the foundation of your operation, but trying to manage it all on your own is a demanding and complicated task that takes away from the time you could be spending with your clients and employees, or investing in expanding your company.
In our whitepaper “Are you ready for managed services? we look at the 16 questions you can ask yourself and 4 key areas in which switching to managed services will help your business simplify your IT and save you money.
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“Citadel offered us a platform for our online CRM hosting, in which it has been a testament to the reliability of the platform as we have only needed to long one support request since migrating to Citadel. That support request involved restoring a backup to recover data, which a user of one of our customers had accidentally deleted. This was handled quickly and efficiently, much to the relief of the user in question!”
Technical DirectorCaltech CRM - IT Solutions Provider, Wakefield
“Citadel has allowed us to remove a large, bulky server, creating more storage and allowing us to focus on what is important rather than IT. Through the pandemic, the ease of use from different work environments was vital.”
Head of FinanceDawson Rodgers Ltd - Textile & Baby Furniture Manufacturer and Distributor, Manchester
“Citadel oversee our various IT applications and systems, as well as coordinating between our subcontractors.
The transition of our business services from in-house to cloud-based was expedited on time and on budget.”
Product DirectorExecutive Telecommunications - Telephone Manufacturer, Manchester
“We’d heard about ‘the cloud’ and ‘hosted’ but never considered it to be an option for us. But after learning about the benefits of a secure digital workspace, requiring no internal hardware infrastructure nor the cost and resources to maintain an on-premise server, the choice to move to cloud seemed the right decision.”
Finance DirectorM. Duerden Limited - Packaging Manufacturer, Burnley, Lancashire
“Using Citadel has enabled us to deliver a fully hosted desktop and applications to our tenants. This has enhanced our overall business offering, meaning we can now deliver office space and the technology to complement it.”
DirectorFairfield Asset Management - Facilities Management, Preston
“I would just like to say how pleasant and polite Ben is whenever I have a problem. I am near retirement age and anything technical is quite daunting for me. He is always reassuring and helpful I think compliment should be said when due.”
Finance Co-ordinator Proleisure, Facility Management, Manchester