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Blue Group International goes for managed back-up service

Specialist recruitment consultancy Blue Group International, has installed hSo:VAULT, a remote-back up solution from managed services provider, hSo.


Working across the health, social care, construction and telecommunications sectors, Blue Group International places qualified professionals across an international client base. The recruitment consultancy has two UK offices and employs 140 staff.


The new back-up system has been installed to replace a tape back-up facility, which was fast becoming cumbersome in nature. The new managed remote back-up hSo:VAULT solution was installed following a time and motion study, which logged that the original tape back-up facility was taking one person around two working days to administer per week.

Blue Group was also undertaking an average of one file restore per week, taking many hours to complete. With hSo:VAULT, Blue Group’s IT department now logs on to the system to request a file, which is restored within seconds. The solution also supports Blue Group International’s annual archiving activity, and the entire system is now backed-up, and sent to their offices, in a matter of days – saving the company a week of internal administration.

Karl Perkins, IT manager at Blue Group International, said: “It is imperative to back-up data securely, particularly in the recruitment arena – because we have so much of it. We’re also doubling in size each year and data is crucial for the operation of our business. hSo:VAULT ensures our data – 1/2 terabyte worth - is effectively protected, can be easily accessed 24/7, and remains private. This type of data storage application is far more cost-effective for the equivalent amount of administration, time and tape.”


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