Do your IT projects feel like endless implementations with little planning?
We choose to have a close relationship with all our customers that goes beyond just technology. Having a true understanding of our clients’ business operations, allows us to deliver an accurate specification, to provide direct business benefits. Our biggest goal is for our clients to see us as trusted IT partners, and as such involve us in their business decissions, even before the technology is discussed.
Our exposure to a wide range of sectors and global businesses enables us to consult with authority, in any given business scenario, helping our clients make more informed decisions on their IT implementation. Above all else we want our clients to think of us as their IT partners, knowing we will always deliver everything we promise, on time, everytime.
The underpinning of every good project is a solid, carefully orchestrated handover alongside a fully briefed 24/7 Helpdesk. Most of our projects are carried out for clients with existing Managed IT Service agreements, and as such we are well equipped, with highly experienced engineers and proven processes, to ensure nothing is missed and no one is left uninformed or uncertain as to the changes that might have taken place.
Some common categories which most IT projects fall under
The IT security risks to businesses of all sizes are greater than ever, from the threat of lone hackers all the way to gangs of hired cyber criminals, all of whom are determined to extort their victims by way of Phishing, DoS, Waterhole, Virus and Trojan attacks to name just a few. With all these risks ever present, it’s vitally important to work with an IT provider who is not only aware of general cyber threats, and the technology needed, but also the nuances within your business that need extra special attention. There are many solutions available which can protect your IT, however in most instances it isn’t the technology on it’s own that will defend your business, but the careful, process driven way in which it needs to be installed, configured and maintained. Technologies such as Cisco Meraki, OpenDNS, Webroot, ATP etc. are all highly advanced platforms, but always ensure you talk to a provider who will take the time to understand your business, and identify high risk areas before even discussing the products.
As companies grow so do their IT requirements. For instance companies with local servers, software and perpetual licenses may be forced to make larger, lumpy investments when looking to scale. Conversely, companies that need to scale down might be left with services and infrastructure that they no longer need. It any event careful planning is key to ensuring cost effective results when handling these projects. Technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and subscription licencing are essential to successful scaling.
Due to the nature of software and the rapid evolution in communication speeds, a large proportion of projects being undertaken today focus on collaboration at their core. Software developers for instance must ensure their APIs are easy to integrate with and can exchange data with other software packages seamlessly. Not only are we wishing to collaborate more in general, and work on projects together, but our businesses demand that our software is capable of collaborating too. Large scale ERP systems are now not the only option when it comes to highly effective business applications. Good modern software is written focusing on just what it does best, while allowing other software to easily collaborate and integrate via APIs etc. Microsoft Teams and Microsoft SharePoint are two such platforms which complement the collaboration culture by allowing a myriad of other applications to integrate. They also provide collaborative functionality in their own right, allowing users to work on projects and communicate seamlessly, allowing the applications to keep all communcation together.