Services


Procurement
Alex works with hardware and software vendors to provide his clients with: - Operating Systems and software - Servers, workstations and PC - Peripherals such as printers - Network & security devices - Storage & backup requirements He strives to obtain the best possible prices from suppliers and passes these savings through to his clients.


 Network Design & Implementation

Alex provides consultancy around both the planning of a new computer network, or expanding an existing one with new functionality. For larger installations, expert third-parties may be used to help speed up the process.

Hosted / Cloud / SAAS
Cloud computing is the use of computer technology whereby scalable resources are provided “as a service”, on the Internet. This is just one of the options available to companies who are seeking to avoid keeping and maintaining computer equipment in their offices. Alex can provide the complete hosted office environment encompassing external servers, online backup solutions & storage and of course the terminals to work on. A worthy alternative is the "Remote Server" to which users connect over the Internet via a secure VPN, providing a one-stop-shop solution for many small companies' needs.

Email Management
Email is a vital business tool and needs to be managed accordingly. Alex provides various options using best-of-breed products and will advise on the correct solution for each client's requirements. Of particular importance is the careful management of:
- Spam (unwated nuisance email)
- "Phishing" emails
- Emails containing viruses
- Mailbox sizes
- Message archiving

Security
Information security is an ongoing challenge both at work and at home. Company data is a highly valuable asset and businesses need to be in full control of their system security. Alex can provide guidance around security and will typically recommend one or more of the following solutions: - Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) - Traffic filtering - Externally hosted resources - Internet firewalls - Malware protection software (e.g. antivirus, antispam) - Secure networks

Backup Solutions
Whilst each client may have different backup requirements, one thing is for certain - not backing up your data can be a fatal mistake. Alex will assess your backup needs to help create a solution that's right for you. Many solutions are available, from local server backup through to online & offsite solutions. For further information please get in touch.

Disaster Recovery
Protecting data is critial in today's age of Information Technology. Every business has different needs and expectations for their disaster recovery procedure but in almost all cases the following risks to your organisation are considered: - Computer Viruses - Natural Disasters (e.g flooding) - Human Error - Power Outages - System Failure - Fire - Theft

Website Design & Hosting
A company's website is its online 'shop window' and is a key marketing tool for generating potential business and clients. Alex works closely with a highly experienced Web Developer who can upgrade your current website, or build a new one from scratch. Alex also offers a full range of website hosting and domain services - a discipline he is highly experienced in having worked for many years at the global leader in web hosting, Rackspace Hosting Ltd. For further information please get in touch.

Telephony / VOIP
In modern offices, the use of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology is helping to lower the cost of calling; why not get in touch to find out how this can save you money? Traditional telephone solutions are also available using the existing telecommunications network.

Cabling Requirements
Structured cabling is the standard in modern offices for integrated data, voice and fax. Alex uses proven technologies to provide data and communications, using CAT5 and CAT6 cabling as well as the latest high-speed fibre optic links where necessary. Working with cabling and networking specialists, he can also supply and manage the installation of sockets, trunking, patch panels and cabinets, such that the project is handled from from beginning to end.