UCCF is a non-profit organisation supporting Christian Unions – groups of Christian students found at the heart of university campuses across the UK. Working in partnership with local churches, Christian Unions are led by students and supported by UCCF Christian Union Staff Workers. The overall aim of UCCF is to encourage students to live and speak for Jesus whilst at University.
With a modest “IT team” of one, the manual nature of backing up UCCF’s files was proving to be particularly problematic and time consuming for IT Manager David Holland. The process of maintaining the offsite backups – which involved rotating hard drives on a daily basis – was placing far too much demand on an IT team of one. During weekends, holidays and unplanned leave, backups would often fall to another team member or not happen at all. This was not a safe, reliable or effective way of ensuring the safe back up of UCCF’s data.