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About Andrew Peddie

Andrew Peddie, BSc, CEng, MIET. Managing Director, First Hosted Limited. An engineer who has successfully built a number of new businesses, Andrew’s skills in sourcing and commercialising complementary technology products continue to provide value to FHL’s customers in terms of increased performance. Specialisms: Business Development, Sales Performance and Marketing.


Top mistakes when choosing a cloud partner

Choosing a new or replacement business system can be a daunting task which is complex and fraught with risk. Cloud technology projects are no different. In fact, a project to implement a new cloud solution is like conducting open heart surgery on the business. The technology partner is the equivalent of the skilled surgeon who ensures the operation is a success with no loss of life and minimal side effects. With so much pressure on the business to ‘get it right’, it’s staggering how many companies put little thought into choosing their partner.

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Reducing the cost of cloud application integration

Comms Business
September 2011
Circ: 15,010

A partnership has been launched that claims to provide a dramatic reduction in the integration cost of cloud applications.

The partnership sees First Hosted become the only UK distributor of QueCloud made by Queplix. The solution enables companies to securely integrate cloud applications such as NetSuite, Salesforce, LinkedIn and FaceBook with speed and simplicity.

The Queplix solution reduces the lifecycle total cost of ownership for data integration deployment by up to 75 per cent or more, compared to traditional ETL (extract, transform, and load) data integration tools.

The increased business efficiency and reduced set-up costs provided by QueCloud will benefit users, particularly as the most popular integrations, or applications blades, which connect businesses’ NetSuite world to any enterprise or cloud application, are available complete, off-the-shelf, often with no or a minimal set up fee.

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One step closer to the server-less organisation.

We’re finally getting there!

After a few teething troubles with Google Postini provisioning, we’re finally moving to Google Business Mail.

With full integration to NetSuite of Google Apps via CloudExtend and Amazon S3 storage, we’ll be liberated from our office servers once and for all.

I can hardly wait.

Andrew Peddie
Managing Director
First Hosted Ltd

t:   0845 8812401