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SILVERBUG LAUNCHES YOUR INSTANT OFFICE AND ANNOUNCES FIRST CUSTOMER

EUROPEAN SME WEEK SEES THE LAUNCH OF HOSTED VIRTUAL OFFICE PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO BUSINESSES LOOKING TO RECESSION-PROOF THEMSELVES BY CUTTING COSTS AND IMPROVING PERFORMANCE

12 May 2009

On the occasion of the first European SME Week, (6 – 14 May 2009), designed to promote entrepreneurship and facilitate new businesses, Milton Keynes based company SilverBug today announced the launch of Your Instant Office. Your Instant Office is a comprehensive, flexible, virtual office package, designed for UK Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) who are looking to cut their costs and better manage their resources for survival in the current uncertain economic climate.

By providing internet access to hosted leading software solutions, which form the core IT function for both start up and established SME companies, Silverbug’s Your Instant Office allows users access to enterprise software which otherwise would be well beyond their budget, for a simple, low cost per-user monthly fee, starting from £55.

Your Instant Office gives businesses more choices in how they operate, and those choices might make the difference between surviving the downturn or not.

Aside from the obvious cost advantages of buying only what you need when you need it, Your Instant Office can provide other benefits:

• a business owner could now look to Your Instant Office to provide secure home-working as a viable option for teams and cut costs that way

• if fewer staff work on site, they could look to maintain smaller HQ premises and again reduce costs

• a mobile workforce would be fully productive on the road, without needing to return to base before orders are logged and invoiced for payment which could improve cash flow


Your Instant Office also reduces the risks to a start up business of data loss or theft and all the associated PR and customer service problems that brings, by ensuring data and office systems are held securely and with complete disaster recovery and back up services maintained by SilverBug

In addition, to launching Your Instant Officeas a service, SilverBug also announced today that interior accessories and design classics company, Authentics, (www.authentics.co.uk) is the first Your Instant Office customer.

Explaining the idea behind Your Instant Office, Owen Daley, CEO of SilverBug said: “Technology underpins a lot of successful businesses, but many business owners are not necessarily comfortable with how to select the most appropriate technology or know how to use it to their advantage. Or if they are able to identify what they want, chances are they cannot operate or maintain it properly within their budget. Your Instant Office will take away one of the biggest headaches for both new and established small to medium businesses and offer them a chance to look better, bigger and be more efficient by having access to big organisation technology, without the expense of set up costs or the stress of selection, installation and maintenance of the software. Budget stresses are also removed, because with the low-cost fee per user, you know where you are on expenses every month.”

Explaning how SilverBug was selected, Sharon Williams, General Manager at Authentics said; “We were looking for a professional company with big capacity remote servers to access the latest technology, within our strict budget. SilverBug was bought to our attention as a young company providing full IT service and maintenance and as an added bonus to us – with knowledge of SAP (SAP Business One).

She continued: “Working practices have changed dramatically over recent years and a fixed office is not necessarily the way forward. Your Instant Office allows our staff to be more flexible, working from home, on the road or overseas. At the click of a button we can immediately access our office. Flexibility is the way forward, particularly in these uncertain times.

“SilverBug provided the perfect package with minimum upheaval. Everything was systematically transferred within a couple of days. If there are any problems, SilverBug is able to access your desktop immediately (usually within seconds) to put it right.

Sharon Williams concluded “After only one day of using the system, we knew we were on the right track. We are not a large company – but now we have the technology to run a highly efficient business without the stress of expensive IT maintenance.

Owen Daley said, “It is fitting that the first customer we can announce for Your Instant Office is Authentics. They have, for over 25 years, shown a great passion for innovation and demonstrated a sharp, modern approach, not only to the selection of the products they offer their customers, but also to the way they run their own business. Authentics understand that to continue to prosper they need to look to do business in new and smarter ways, so Your Instant Office really is an ideal solution for them.”

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS

About SilverBug
From its HQ in Milton Keynes, SilverBug enjoys an enviable reputation for delivering innovative outsourced IT solutions across multiple industry sectors. With customers spanning from start-up organisations to major household brands, it delivers IT solutions that truly enhance business efficiency and provide tangible business benefit to our customers. For more information see www.silverbug.com

About Your Instant Office

Your Instant Office has been designed especially for the small and medium sized organisation. The solution is fully scalable. You simply add new users as and when required for an additional monthly low cost, meaning you only pay for services as and when your business requires them.

Your Instant Office gives you access to: Microsoft Office 2007 -
Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

In addition to the standard applications outlined above, SilverBug is able to incorporate other key business solutions such as:
Blackberry Server, Share Point Services and Live Communicator Server.

For more information see www.yourinstantoffice.co.uk

About SME Week

The first European SME Week will promote entrepreneurship and inform entrepreneurs about the support available to them at European, national and local level. Most national and local events will take place in the week of 6 –14 May. They are intended to
help businesses grow, develop new ideas and network with fellow entrepreneurs. However, the SME Week, kicking off in Brussels on 6
May, is an umbrella campaign for activities all year long throughout Europe. For further information see http://european-sme-week.eu.

About Authentics

Authentics has sourced and distributed outstanding contemporary design for over 25 years. We enjoy a reputation for delivering innovative and exciting products to an ever-changing market place. We design our own range of original contemporary products for the home, and fashionable gifts for men and women that are presented alongside the very best accessories from the world's leading international designers and manufacturers. Together they epitomise our philosophy of "original designs for life". For more information see www.authentics.co.uk

FOR FURTHER PRESS INFORMATION CONTACT

Lindsey Moran, SilverBug, Lindsey.moran@silverbug.com, 0870 050 7350
Or
Mo Murphy, Folliard, murphy@folliard.co.uk, 07771557800

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