About the project
CAHF expects optimum performance from its 45 paid staff and 120 volunteers but recognises that it needs to provide the right tools to facilitate that kind of performance.
However, over time CAHF's legacy IT system — a hosted implementation of Microsoft Office and Sharepoint running on virtual servers had become less and less fit for purpose. Users didn't enjoy a consistent experience when working across different locations. It was also difficult to manage and expensive to run. A major modernisation of CAHF's infrastructure was needed.
CAHF spent some time evaluating both Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace, before choosing Google Workspace because:
- It offers a consistent user experience, with access to all tools, on any device from any location.
- It delivers a much lower TCO for non-profits.
- It would allow CAHF to work more easily with the Citizens Advice national branch, which had already moved to Google Workspace.