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Guilford County Moves to the Cloud with Infor UpgradeX

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Thursday, May 05, 2016

NEW YORK, NY: Infor, a cloud company announces the decision of Guilford County, N.C to utilize Infor’s UpgradeX program to migrate to the latest, cloud-enabled version of Infor Lawson Enterprise Financial Management. Infor Upgrade X is a cloud deployment which offers a host of benefits, such as lower total cost of ownership, greater flexibility, and the convenience of outsourcing maintenance, support, and upgrades for your hardware and software.

Guilford County is able to drastically lower operating costs and investment on hardware, by moving their existing on-premise applications to the cloud. Further the decision makers of the county see benefits of migrating to the cloud by being able to leverage of Infor's cloud-based disaster recovery plan to safeguard County data and provide for business continuity.

"We are constantly looking for ways to streamline our technology infrastructure to better serve our citizens. By investing in Infor UpgradeX, we are able to migrate our core systems to a consolidated cloud-based platform that is cost-effective and reliable," said Hemant Desai, CIO, Guilford County.

For migration to Infor 10X platform Guilford County is provided with a simple, clear path by Infor UpgradeX. This migration to Infor 10x platform will be via a single tenant cloud deployment which is hosted through a strategic partnership that Infor has with Amazon Web Services (AWS) the benefits of which Infor passes onto its clients.

Through this approach the County decision-makers are able to leverage the most from a single point of contact to manage the specific needs of their IT portfolio. They were also able to align the county’s technology investment with a disaster recovery initiative by opting for cloud-based hosting.

For the future Guilford County plans to implement Infor ION, a purpose-built middleware application providing a fluid, streamlined approach that would be useful for managing the core processes of the County.

"Infor UpgradeX provides a cost-effective solution for organizations like Guilford County, that are looking to make the transition to the cloud because it provides cost-effective, industry-specific functionality while helping the organization meet its core needs," says Kevin Curry, senior vice president, Infor Public Sector.

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