June 20, 2011 – Santa Barbara – CIO Solutions has successfully migrated Bristol Associates’ IT infrastructure to a Managed Virtual Office platform. Bristol staff members have been working in their new Managed Virtual Office powered by CIO Solution’s world class datacenter. Managed Virtual Office is a form of cloud computing that has been gaining mass acceptance as companies look for ways to control IT costs, increase agility and provide better support for their mobile workforce. CIO engineers worked closely with Bristol executives and end-users to make sure there was minimal impact on functionality, productivity and existing business processes.
Lucy Farber, Executive VP of Bristol Associates, stated, “Moving to the cloud gave us the flexibility to work from any location while enjoying the computer experience of being in the office, the productivity increase is dramatic. Further, the cloud provides the peace of mind knowing that back-ups are always done off-site and, when necessary, applications and data can be restored quickly and easily.” Lucy was critical in making the partnership and the migration successful by providing CIO Engineers with the business and operational knowledge of Bristol Associates.

“The Cloud or Managed Virtual Office isn’t a fit for all business,” said Eric Egolf, VP of Operations. “However, it can be a very viable option for about half of our clients especially if they are about to purchase new hardware (servers, etc.). Anytime a customer or prospect is about to make a large purchasing decision we strive to inform them of all viable options. With Bristol Associates we investigated the costs associated with all options and determined that a Cloud Solution like Managed Virtual Office was both a cost saving and a functionality increase option compared with owning their own servers and Microsoft licenses.”

Established in 1967, Bristol Associates, Inc. is a results-oriented boutique search firm that recommends highly qualified candidates in extremely specialized areas including: gaming, hospitality, tourism, healthcare and food industries. For more information on their services, visit their website at www.bristolassoc.com.

CIO Solutions has been providing IT management and design services to the Tri-County Area since 1986. CIO specializes in helping businesses focus on their core business by designing and managing their IT department. More information can be found at www.ciosolutions.com or by calling their office at 805-692-6700 .

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