We're branching out! We can now offer some IT Services and consultancy
as well as system development. Do you have a project you'd like to
implement thatyou don't have the time or skills to implement yourself?
We can provide the skilled resource to help you do so. An Exchange
Server engineer, someone to help you move to the cloud, an Office 365
Microsoft Windows Server
Windows Server 2016 and back a very long way if you need it! This
includes advice on setup, configuration and troubleshooting, we also
advise on security considerations (security patching), something
that is more important than ever today to prevent potential costly
loss of data and damaged reputation. If required we can formulate a
project to investigate the level of security patching present on
your server infrastructure producing a report on where urgent action
is required to prevent exploitation of missing security related
patches and then remediate this with a program of structured actions
which will bring each machine into a secure state. We can then put
in place methods to make sure your system stays up to date and is
less vulnerable to attack.
Microsoft Active Directory
A core Microsoft service which contains your company's users and
everything they need to access including data. Having this setup
correctly determines the security of your system as a whole and
ensures all system resources can only be accessed by those that
require that access.
We can advise on all aspects including best practice and how to
maximise the efficiency and resiliency of the system.
Microsoft Active Directory can be secured in many ways to ensure your
system meets standards such as ISO 27001, which will give you piece of
mind that data stored within your systems is protected. Just as
importantly clients that work with you reassurance that you have taken
the question of security seriously.
Systems security is best approached using a defence in depth policy
where several layers of defence are deployed, this will incorporate
password policy, anti virus and malware software, firewalls (local and
on the network perimeter), and formulating a leavers policy which when
adhered to will ensure accounts with access to resources are disabled
in a timely manner when staff leave the company.
Microsoft Exchange Server
Do you use Microsoft Exchange Server – the world’s most widely
used email system?
Do you need an independent Exchange engineer?
Exchange can be sited locally on your own premises or run and
accessed remotely over the internet (Office 365), or even setup in
a hybrid mode which encompasses elements of both.
Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages and
different challenges and associated costs.
We can advise on this to help you work out what is best in your
own unique situation.
As a vital communications tool, Exchange has to be setup
correctly and securely to prevent loss of data and to ensure the
fastest communications internally and to the outside world. We
have many years’ experience with this and can ensure your email
system is both resilient, efficient, and most importantly secure.
Exchange migrations / transitions
Moving from one version of Exchange to an updated version can be
a major headache for your business. There are many considerations
and senior management may have concerns about loss of
communications with their most important customers.
We have many years experience in this area and having worked on
Exchange migrations we know the pitfalls and how to structure the
migration in a manner which gives a smooth and easy transition to
the new system.
Contact us for an Office365 migration specialist.
Similarly moving to Office 365 can be a major challenge. Again
there are many things to consider, how do we keep email flowing
during the move from on premise Exchange where you control every
aspect of you companies email system, to moving on premise
mailboxes to the cloud, we can help to ease the process with
advice and with the practical experience behind us making the move
easier for you and your employees.
The program your users use to access and send email.
This can be setup to allow the booking of meeting rooms and show when
a person is available for meetings and has lots of other functionality
to assist your business communications both internally and externally.
Why not give your employees some basic Outlook training, this can go
a long way to making them much more effective in their everyday work.
We can advise on how to help them spot potentially dangerous emails
saving you a compromised system and making your employees feel more
confident in using email in a safe and effective way.
Optimising Outlook can bring many benefits to your business from time
saving to allowing much more efficient communications between internal
employees and external clients.
Hardware in the form of servers can be costly to purchase initially
and maintain post purchase, and if you need to run many machines to
accommodate your applications costs can soon mount up.
This cost can be overcome using virtualisation technology to run many
virtual machines which are hosted on one physical machine.
This sounds complex but we have lots of experience in this area.
Server rationalisation can help you drastically cut down on the number
of physical machines you need to run saving you money in reduced power
consumption, software licensing, and general hardware maintenance
Contact us for a Windows Server engineer with Hyper-V or VMware
Cloud based services
The Cloud can be a confusing concept and amid all the hype it is
not always obvious what it can offer to a business. Essentially
all this means is that you no longer need to purchase hardware
which you will be responsible for maintaining and keeping secure.
These services are offered by a Cloud Provider for a monthly
cost. You don’t need to worry about backing up data, applying
security patches or even keeping the hardware up and running. All
this is done for you.
This can apply to applications as well, but beware, knowledge as
they say is power, and the more knowledgeable you are the best
deal you will get.
We can provide advice on the cloud services available such as
Microsoft Azure and advice on specific areas such as setting up
and running servers in the cloud whether this is one machine or
many machines running a variety of applications.
Cloud services have their advantages but you also need to be
aware if they are right for you and how you can use them in your
business. Microsoft Azure offers many services, some of which you
may consider a good fit for your needs, again the experience which
we can provide of how and why you might be able to utilise these
is vital in decision making.
Your business relies on a combination of servers, printers,
workstations and data storage devices. All of this equipment must be
able to communicate in a timely manner to enable your employees to
access data and to communicate securely with each other and the
Cisco provide the routers and switches which allow network traffic to
flow and ultimately to allow the various devices to swap information.
Routers allow the flow of traffic to external entities and switches
can be used to segment your network for performance and security
We have experience with Cisco routers and switches so that you can
rest assured your network is resilient, secure, and ultimately as
efficient as it can be. The internal network in your business will
need to allow your employees access to the outside world and external
customers the ability to communicate with them over the internet,
therefore the internal network will need protection from potential
malicious activity in the form of a firewall.
Perhaps your company has had a recent merger and you need to
integrate the new business. We can help to make the transition work.
You may need a Cisco engineer or an engineer to configure switches and