All Covered Helps Construction Firm, Aspire Design, Inc. Leverage Cloud Computing

Provides Cost-Effective Managed IT Services and Business Continuity

Foster City, Calif. – September 26, 2013 – All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Konica Minolta) and one of the nation’s leading IT Services companies, helped Aspire Design, one of the nation’s largest construction firms, migrate to a cloud-computing technology model.

For many years, Aspire Design has relied on All Covered to provide IT services and to maintain its computing network infrastructure. As the company expanded and added project managers that work from homes across the country, Aspire Design determined with input from All Covered that the best move for the business was to migrate to a cloud-computing model.

Aspire Design deployed a Cloud Services solution that includes fully-managed virtual servers hosted in the All Covered data center. Aspire Design end-users can now access business applications with remote desktops and laptops from any Internet connection anywhere in the country. Since employee numbers fluctuate at the company, All Covered regularly adjusts the processing power and monthly cost appropriately to meet their need. All Covered also ensures that Aspire Design does not experience any downtime by having effective business continuity plans in place that include system backup and disaster recovery services.

“We trust All Covered – they have kept our IT infrastructure running and advise us on which new technologies to adopt,” says Michele Jalovec, vice president of Human Resources/Administration for Aspire Design. “IT services are now a monthly operational expense that fluctuates as we add or subtract users. We can forecast costs and don’t have to capitalize hardware—the cloud delivers worry-free IT at a lower cost.”

“The cloud model is ideal for companies such as Aspire Design,” says Todd Croteau, president of All Covered. “Any time a customer requires a system update, we can apply the changes immediately at the hosted data center, which eliminates the need to wait for on-site visits and takes care of changes remotely during off hours. With All Covered Cloud Services, our customers do not need to worry about hardware upgrades or systems monitoring. All Covered’s 24/7 remote monitoring team provides all the support necessary to ensure that cloud servers are reliable and always up and running.”


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About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multi-functional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years, and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) for three consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI. The company has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter.

About All Covered

All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta Business Services U.S.A., Inc., is one of the nation's leading IT services companies. All Covered helps businesses across all verticals with their IT support needs. All Covered has local offices in over 25 cities with more than 500 engineers, and is fully certified in all major IT technologies. For more information, please visit www.allcovered.com.

Press Contact

Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.934.4759
nrubio@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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