Therefore™ Online has already launched in UK, France, Finland and the Netherlands, with further launches expected in Norway and Belgium in March.
Therefore™ Online offers customers a flexible business model whereby they pay on a month-by-month basis. For customers this means there are no large upfront costs or on-going IT overheads, helping to reduce CAPEX and provide a clear total cost of ownership. No additional IT infrastructure is required as the software is hosted and accessed via the internet.
Therefore™ Online ensures business continuity as customer data is backed-up in real time. Verizon’s enterprise cloud solution was selected as the underlying platform to host its Therefore Online application in one of Verizon's high-performance SAS 70 Type II-compliant* cloud centres.
Paul Rowntree, European Product Marketing Director, Canon Europe, says, “Organisations are increasingly looking to benefit from more flexible, on-demand IT solutions. Therefore™ Online will particularly appeal to smaller businesses because it means they can be more agile in the way they operate; both at the time of implementation and in the future as they can easily scale the solution as requirements change. In this way, small and medium sized businesses are now able to access the technologies commonly used by larger corporate organisations."
A secondary benefit to customers is that the solution is fully managed by Canon and Therefore Corporation, relieving pressure on IT managers. Data is backed-up automatically and all software updates are managed. When configured, Therefore Online can help organisations achieve specific compliance and regulatory requirements with secure and controlled access to documents and a reliable audit trail.
Paul Rowntree continues, "At Canon, we listen to our customers and evolve our solutions in line with their business challenges. Therefore™ Online helps customers to reduce overall IT expenditure by offering complete flexibility. The solution is fully scalable, enabling organisations to grow or shrink their licences and storage capacity to reflect the changing shape of their business. It also allows employees to instantly and securely access their documents via internet-enabled devices; from PCs and Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE multi-functional devices, to smartphones and tablets for mobile and remote workers."
Therefore™ Online is now available across Europe. Please contact your local Canon representative for details.
Notes to editors
* Global SAS70 Type II certification, performed by Ernst & Young in April 2011.