Rachael Singh, Accountancy Age, Tuesday 11 May 2010 at 09:36:00

Broomfield & Alexander move operations to the cloud

South Wales accountancy firm Broomfield & Alexander has signed a dealworth six figures to move its servers online.

The two-year deal with Certus IT includes consolidating the firm's serversinto an online, or cloud, based "virtual" server. The aim is to reduce thenumber of physical machines needed by the business, and to lower its energyconsumption.

Paul Brown, business development director at Certus IT said: "With fewerphysical servers, Broomfield & Alexander has reduced its carbon emissionswhile delivering significant cost savings in excess of 80% on its total energybills due to reduced power requirements for the server room."

Broomfield & Alexander recently announced a merger with Swansea basedaccountancy practice Griffith and Miles. The combined firms now employ 90 peopleproviding financial and commercial advise to a range of business including PennPharmaceutical, OPCO, Palmer Environmental and Biotec.

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