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Cloud Computing Solutions

Cloud Computing Solutions

When you plug a computer into the electricity mains, you don't have to worry about having the hardware needed to generate the power; it's just there when you want it. Cloud computing offers the same level of convenience...

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Virtual Servers

Virtual Servers

Maintaining your business’ server can mean losing space, spending significant sums on upkeep, and potentially experiencing problems. Delays and poor efficiency are common especially when supporting multiple applications across various platforms...

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Offsite Data Storage

Offsite Data Storage

There is only one thing more important than data and resources in business, and that's the methods used to secure, protect and back up that data. A surprising number of businesses don't make backups every evening...

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Hosted Exchange Solutions

Hosted Exchange Solutions

Communication is a key aspect in business today and for many the solution has been to host a physical exchange server onsite. However, this poses several long-term problems including the cost of requiring full-time staff, maintenance, or an expensive contractual agreement...

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Business Continuity

Business Continuity

It's a fact; things go wrong. Technology fails, power cuts out, data becomes corrupted, fire destroys a building and floods can ruin your servers. There are many potential disasters lurking in the wings, any one of which can do significant harm to your business...

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Hosting Services

Hosting Services

We offer a range of customised hosting solutions for small to medium-sized businesses looking to streamline their IT infrastructure, reduce costs, increase uptime and achieve the level of efficiency needed to remain competitive...

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Hosting Services For Streamlined Businesses

We offer a range of customised hosting solutions for small to medium-sized businesses looking to streamline their IT infrastructure, reduce costs, increase uptime and achieve the level of efficiency needed to remain competitive.

If data is the blood of your business and your network connections the arteries, then your servers must be the heart. Too often companies can end up spending a fortune keeping the business alive by servicing, upgrading, repairing and monitoring these life signs. But with our hosting solutions, we can provide your business with a guaranteed certificate of good health. We can offer:

• Website hosting

• Server Hosting

• Virtualisation

• Software as a service

Website Hosting

Your website is more than a business card – it’s a portal which connects your customers and you. It needs to be online 24/7, be secure and safe, and offer your customers peace of mind. Our website hosting solutions offer your business a reliable

and secure place for your brand to shine on the internet.

Server Hosting And Virtualisation

Upgrading your servers can mean your IT staff struggle to meet the usual demands of their work, costs can escalate, and parts of your business may be offline. Maintaining your own servers takes up space and costs money in order to maintain, support, secure and backup. Our server hosting and virtualisation solutions take all of these pressures off you and your IT staff, lowering costs, freeing up resources and letting your business perform more efficiently

Software As A Service

Don’t worry about the time it takes to roll out a new update or a new software or application solution. Don’t even worry about licensing, patching and multi-platform compatibility. With our software as a service solution, an update can take seconds, a new application can be installed virtually instantly across the whole business, and licensing is fully centralised. It’s the most cost effective and reliable way of ensuring your staff are able to access the latest resources wherever they need to work, without compatibility and security issues.

Cloud Computing Solutions

When you plug a computer into the electricity mains, you don’t have to worry about having the hardware needed to generate the power; it’s just there when you want it. Cloud computing offers the same level of convenience, but instead of delivering electricity, your business receives data, resources, software and applications on demand without needing onsite hardware to provide it all.

Overnight your business only need run on minimal power, whereas during the day there may be high spikes in demand. The electricity company manages it for you, regulating the balance between supply and demand, predicting usage, responding to peak times and ensuring system-wide integrity, availability and stability.

Our cloud computing solutions offer the same peace of mind; allowing your business to consume only what it needs, house only necessary equipment, and only employ IT staff when day-to-day maintenance is required.

Cloud Computing – On Demand Resources For The 21st Century

Cloud computing provides storage when you need it – you don’t have to worry about wasting money on IT systems you’re not using. When your business expands and your needs grow, the resources will be there

ready, costing you nothing until you need them. Even then the price will be minimal compared to the purchase of hardware, its installation and maintenance.

From data storage and backup, to high performance software delivery, cloud computing costs relatively little to set up and saves you money and time. Cloud computing will allow you to invest resources and energy in driving your business further forward.

Cloud computing is the 21st century equivalent of the National Grid – delivering resources on demand, when and where they are needed, without the cost of expansion or wastage. From software to operating systems; from shared interfaces to business-wide access to a centralised data resource, the benefits continue to grow. Cloud computing allows colleagues to work anywhere in the world, safely and securely, accessing the same software, applications, data and resources as staff in the main office.

Virtual Server Hosting for Business

Maintaining your own business’ server can mean losing space, spending significant sums on upkeep, and potentially experiencing problems. Delays and poor efficiency are common especially when supporting multiple applications across various platforms. From security to maintenance and from storage space to expansion potential, managing physical servers onsite is no longer the preferred way of doing business in the 21st century.

Our virtual server hosting offers the ability to gain space, reduce costs, improve efficiency, maximise uptime and be able to expand, grow and develop when the need and opportunity arises. Our virtual servers are based on the very latest technology, and are constantly monitored and maintained, ensuring your business can run efficiently without delays and interruptions.

By taking advantage of our virtual server hosting solutions, you no longer have to support separate servers for individual applications, gaining both space and flexibility. Our virtual server solutions offer a range of benefits, including:

• Quick and easy setup

• Fully tailor made solutions to match your business’s unique needs

• Full control and full access at all times

• Dedicate virtual servers to host specific applications or resources if you
choose

• No maintenance

• Continuous, uninterrupted uptime

Virtual Server Hosting For 24/7 Availability

Today no business can afford downtime. Slow, sluggish or poor performing hardware can damage brands, erode customer confidence and lower your ability to compete. The cost involved in managing physical servers is high and the risks real. By transitioning to a virtual server hosting solution, you are immediately able to guarantee more uptime, improved resource and application efficiency and availability. You can also be confident that high traffic networks or websites will always perform smoothly.

Our fully managed virtual hosting solutions offer lower cost, additional space and the ability to focus on the business, rather than on the IT infrastructure supporting it. With the flexibility of easy expansion – adding new applications or facilities through a simple, comprehensive control panel and generous bandwidth – your business can grow beyond the limitations of physical server storage and compete in an efficient and secure way.

Offsite Data Storage And Backup Solutions

There is only one thing more important than data and resources in business, and that’s the methods used to secure, protect and back up that data. A surprising number of businesses don’t make backups every evening. Some still store it onsite, while others send it home with a member of staff, only to be left in a glove box or drawer.

If only there was a simple, reliable solution to protect and back up data which was foolproof: fortunately, there is.

Offsite data storage and backup solutions offer businesses around the clock protection from disaster.

There are many risks and problems relating to data, including the loss through fire or flood, corruption due to magnetic or electrical interference, damage through malicious actions such as viruses or hacking, and of course, theft.

Offsite data storage removes these risks. Your business’ data is automatically backed up every day and stored remotely at one of our state of the art, highly-secure data centres where it is protected using the very latest security technologies. Should you experience data loss for whatever reason, it will always be available immediately, 24/7, waiting for you as soon as you’re ready.

Data Storage At High Security Offsite Data Centres

Our offsite data storage systems offer your business a range of benefits, including:

• Proactive, fully automated backups

• No initial costs

• Business data stored in highly secure data centres in the UK

• Fully scalable solutions

• 24/7 data restoration availability

• Fully compliant with all current legislation regarding data security and protection

Never miss a backup again, and never open your business up to theft, fraud or data loss by having your data taken offsite where security is likely to be poor.

If your business can’t afford to lose the data it relies upon then call us today for advice on our offsite data storage and backup services on 0845 6182772.

Hosted Exchange Solutions For Business Communications

Communication is a key aspect in business today and for many the solution has been to host a physical exchange server onsite. However, this poses several long-term problems including the cost of requiring full-time staff, maintenance, or an expensive contractual agreement.

As your business grows, not only will you need to add more users to your exchange system, but it is also likely that the volume of communication will increase. The bandwidth needed to exchange larger files between staff also presents further issues. We believe no business should be throttled by its own communications server.

Our hosted exchange solutions offer businesses a range of major benefits, including:

• Significantly reduced initial and running costs

• No need for onsite licenses

• Rapid deployment via our control centre

• Highly competitive up times and SLA contracts

• Premier connectivity and full support

Our engineers can set up your hosted exchange quickly and easily, and

you can be confident that your business is benefiting from working with a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner.

Flexible, Affordable Communications Solutions For SMEs

We can offer hosted exchange solutions to small businesses that need an affordable alternative. Our consultancy services ensure your business benefits from the most cost-effective option that also provides you with superior solutions within your budget.

Businesses which have moved from an onsite exchange server to our hosted exchange solutions have seen significant improvements in their communications; in uptime, speed, reliability and the ability to scale up as new staff join.

With our proactive technical support we can offer you with an affordable communications exchange, providing a unique starting point from which your business can grow.

Developing A Business Continuity Plan

It’s a fact; things go wrong. Technology fails, power cuts out, data becomes corrupted, fire destroys a building and floods can ruin your servers. There are many potential disasters lurking in the wings, any one of which can do significant harm to your business. But are you prepared for them? Research suggests an alarmingly-high number of businesses are not fully prepared, and that is where we can help.

We can provide an experienced, comprehensive disaster-recovery consultancy service which enables your business to cope with the unexpected. If you have a business continuity plan, be it recent or out of date, we can help. Our team can work with you to implement it, and identify how your business will be able to continue, even if the unimaginable does happen.

From data loss to power failure, or even the partial or complete loss of your business premises through fire, flood or other disaster, we can give step-by-step advice to provide your business with a tailor made continuity plan which will ensure it survives and flourishes whatever happens.

Hope For The Best, Plan For The Worst

We hope you never need your business continuity plan, but in the real world 

businesses suffer every day from problems ranging from the mildly annoying, to the catastrophic. The ones which carry on with minimal disruption are often those who have been able to fall back on a continuity plan.

We find many business’ continuity and disaster recovery plans are out of date and of no value in certain situations. Businesses grow, expand, develop, and as a result they rely on new technologies and adapt the ways in which they operate; it is important that any disaster recovery plan is checked regularly to ensure it provides relevant information and appropriate strategies which take on board changing business needs.

We have also guided many firms who have never had a business continuity plan; we have been able to help them develop a suitable strategy from scratch, as well as regularly auditing the plan.

Should the worst happen to your business, it is vital services are restored as quickly as possible; as every day, every hour, even every minute can make all the difference.

  • SEDCOM have provided I.T. Support to a number of my businesses, giving me peace of mind to focus on the work. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the professional service they provide.

    Roger Patey Technolab
  • As an expanding agency the support the SEDCOM team provide is invaluable to creating the platform for the next stage of growth. They are always available to help not only The Shape but for any of our clients whose websites we host on the SEDCOM servers.

    Paul Harrison The Shape

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