When Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick (CHF) realised it needed a secure file sharing solution that could handle its large media files, they followed a recommendation and started a trial with Maytech. More than two years later and the business’ top techie Gary Noden is still singing our praises.
CHF is a children’s TV production company with roots dating back to 1976. Cosgrove Hall Productions, the business which predated it, was the creative force behind an array of classic children’s TV programmes including Danger Mouse and Count Duckula – cue a nostalgic sigh from everyone over the age of 30.
The old Cosgrove Hall business was eventually absorbed by ITV in 2009 after more than 30 years and dozens of hit television shows. The new business is a result of fresh impetus from many of the original team and a series of new recruits.
One such recruit is Gary Noden, who joined the business a few years ago and is Technical Director on CHF’s first major show release since it founded four years ago: Pip Ahoy. In total, the business has about 40 staff split between offices in Manchester and Bristol.
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Gary has also been impressed by the usability of Maytech’s FTP-Stream. The team can easily manage their files and folders, separating the production into parts and then giving very specific access permissions to each user to restrict access to specific files.
"What impressed me was that when I needed to share files with other departments and offices I just created a new user and password and they’re able to access the work quickly."
“It’s also a place where I can store videos and make them available to the sales team just by creating a new user.”
He’s also pleased that usage can move with the ebb and flow of the business: need extra storage? That’s no problem at all. Want to reduce it for whatever reason? That’s no problem either – and changes are made almost instantly. Knowing that all files are backed up securely for 28 days also gives him peace of mind if anything were to ever go wrong.
The partnership between CHF and Maytech has been rock solid ever since the start and, according to Gary, there are no plans to switch their file sharing provider any time soon: “Would I recommend them to a colleague? It goes without saying that I would,” he says.
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