Information Technology is a massive subject with lots of jargon and acronyms. It is very easy to spend your money unnecessarily on products and solutions that aren’t right for your business.
This is something that we can help you to avoid.
We like to work with businesses in partnership. We want to get to know you, how you work and find out where you’re heading. This means that we can use our expertise to boil down what you really need. Which means you can keep working using your expertise.
Below are some examples of some of our capabilities, but as we said, we don’t like to pigeon hole or second guess what you might need until we get to know you better.
In a nutshell, your network allows computers to receive, exchange and store data.
There are lots of elements involved in making this happen and nearly all them depend on what your business needs and how you want to work. There are also lots of ways of safeguarding your data with the use of firewalls and with regularly backing up.
You might need a local area network (LAN) or a wide area network (WAN). You might need a physical server or want to use cloud computing. We can partner with you to work out what you need and then get you the right solution.
We can set you up from scratch if you have a new or recently expanded business. We can review your existing set up or help you to expand your operation.
The types of network elements we are involved with are:
- Data storage
- Back up
Having the right equipment can make a world of difference. Having a whole host of equipment that works efficiently with each other, will save you time and money.
We work with lots of manufacturers to be able to offer you great products at really good prices.
We will also be able to advise you on what product is best for the job you need it to do. And, we don’t just deliver things, we’ll get them up and running for you.
The types of products we can help you with are:
- Fax machines
The large majority of businesses want to be running the latest versions of the Microsoft suite of programmes; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.
The problem a lot of businesses had in the past was that a Microsoft package was fairly expensive to buy and then quite quickly went out of date. Companies big and small were often a lot of releases behind the latest, and this sometimes caused problems when sharing documents.
With Office 365, we can get all your users working with the latest software for the full suite of Microsoft programmes; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc. This will include any software updates, so you never have to worry about your business getting out of date.
Office 365 also gives you extra functionality for other devices too. So If you do a lot of working from a tablet to type or present, you can now run Office 365 on there too.
Cloud computing is basically a way of sharing data using the internet rather than a physical server in your office. Your data is still sorted on servers but in large data centres. And rather than connecting to them using cables, you are connecting using the internet; often wirelessly.
Using this way of sharing and storing your data can help you to avoid some of your office network infrastructure costs. It can also help if you have a field-based business.
If you are a fast-growing business or generate a lot of data to be stored, this method of working can help you enormously because you won’t have physical server size restrictions. You will be able to buy more storage space as and when you need it.
You will operate a ‘pay as you go’ style package to have cloud computing rather than a physical server with upfront purchase and set up costs.
Business data is often your whole business.
- If your database or CRM system was lost, broken or stolen – how would you recover?
- If your patient records, job files or order history was all gone, what would you do?
- If all of your financial records were only on one PC and it got a fatal virus, how would you cope?
We can help to minimise any risk to your business by putting in place the right security for you. It might be antivirus software, increased firewall protection, encrypted files, additional password levels. It might be backing up more regularly or making sure your software packages are mirrored onto other machines.
With security, it is always best to plan ahead so you never leave your business exposed.
Get in touch to find out more about how we can support your business. Contact us on 01858 452 200 or email email@example.com