Years as an Applied Customer
The search to find technology for improved security, disaster recovery and compliance
When it was time for OBF Insurance Group to replace their hardware, the broker took the opportunity to evaluate various solutions, including other hardware and cloud providers. As a Lloyd’s Coverholder, it was critical to find a provider that could significantly improve security, disaster recovery and compliance.
We were sure that moving to Applied Cloud would give us the best security and disaster recovery, and being Lloyd’s cover holders, they were also very happy with Applied’s offering.
Team Lead Wholesale Network
A cloud platform to satisfy all needs
OBF Insurance Group chose Applied Cloud, the only cloud purpose-built for the insurance industry, to keep their data secure and run their operations smoothly. Applied Cloud provides the broker anytime, anywhere access to insurance information, automatic backups and updates, backup encryption and more.
Enhanced security and compliance: an approved selection of Lloyd's
When choosing a cloud provider, OBF Insurance Group wanted to make sure that Lloyd’s approved of their selection. “We were sure that moving to Applied Cloud would give us the best security and disaster recovery, and being Lloyd’s Coverholders, they were also very happy with Applied’s offering,” said Emma Reid, team lead of Wholesale Network, OBF Insurance Group. Applied Cloud maximises data security with operations recovery, redundancy technology and data centre pairing while maintaining 99.995% uptime.
In case of disaster or even an office mishap, active pairing with Applied Cloud keeps OBF Insurance Group reassured that their data is always secure. “We understand that from Applied that our data is back up to 2 data centres, one in the UK and one in Canada,” commented Emma. “We have had an instance where someone has lost a large file that took a lot of time. All we had to do was call Applied and they restored it for us within minutes.” Applied Cloud is managed by a team of highly skilled cloud specialists with deep domain expertise who directly build, maintain and management Applied software. Anytime there’s an issue, OBF Insurance Group can reach out and have an instant answer.
Applied Cloud also enables OBF Insurance Group to remain compliant. “Another main benefit of working in the cloud is that we can always be assured that we are being CPC compliant,” added Emma. “If staff are behind because of leave, we can work whenever and wherever we need to, so we can always be there for our customers.” Regulations require that consumers’ best interests are protected, meaning that OBF Insurance Group can stay compliant by being able to work anytime, anywhere in order to best serve customers. With enhanced security and compliance measures, OBF Insurance Group can now focus less on IT-related issues, and more on the business of selling insurance and advising their customers.
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