IT Consulting

Server Migration

Server Migration

Your business is successful; it's developing and growing. All good news, except you anticipate expanding beyond your current IT infrastructure, server capabilities and database configuration...

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Network Auditing

Network Auditing

Whatever the size of your company, your computer network is the backbone of the business. It is responsible for its efficiency and your data’s integrity; therefore the amount of time...

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Network Security

Network Security

Having a secure computer network is critical in today's data-driven business world, but with new security threats appearing every day, how confident are you that your business is fully protected?

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Procurement

Procurement

In today's highly competitive marketplace, those employees tasked with procurement can spend a huge amount of time carrying out the research, reviews, and purchases. It is not cost...

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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

What’s your disaster recovery plan? Let's face it, every day businesses experience the unthinkable – and it doesn't always have to be a massive issue to have a major impact. Every day businesses...

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Consolidation

Consolidation

Most successful businesses grow organically over time, expanding as the opportunity arises. This is great news up to a point; expansion comes with a need to add more servers...

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Projects

Projects

Project management is not just about completing a project on time. It's about using the available budget wisely, about examining every aspect and identifying potential problems or...

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Virtualisation

Virtualisation

Put simply, virtualisation is when a business moves from running its own servers onsite, to using remote servers provided by a service provider, such as Sedcom. It may not be represents such obvious why...

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IP Telephony

IP Telephony

It doesn't seem to make sense does it? You have a client in China and you send them a large document by email which takes seconds to arrive and costs you nothing. Then you pick up the phone to speak...

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Server Migration And Business Expansion Services

Your business is successful; it’s developing and growing. All good news, except you anticipate expanding beyond your current IT infrastructure, server capabilities and database configuration. Upgrading to a new server can offer businesses a tremendous opportunity to capitalise on their success and continue to expand, increase their efficiency and competitiveness. But the actual process of expansion, relocation, reconfiguration and upgrading can be a logistical nightmare.

That’s where we come in. At Sedcom we have all the expertise, tools and support needed to help ensure the migration or expansion is coordinated smoothly and efficiently – minimising downtime and maximising success. Access to our team of highly-skilled IT engineers and technical support staff will ensure you make the next step without interrupting your day-to-day business, and without risking security issues or data integrity problems.

Affordable And Adaptable Server Migration Service
We can provide a tailor made server migration package quickly, offering as much or as little support as you need. From initial planning and design, we have the technical expertise to provide a clean, effective and secure migration service, ideal for:

• Expanding a business’s IT infrastructure

• Relocating part or a whole business to new premises

• Upgrading databases, storage facilities, applications, software and hardware

• Upgrading from physical servers to virtual servers (virtualisation)

We understand that although expansion and upgrades are a necessary and positive step towards the next stage of your business, it can also represent a real challenge. We will also assist your own IT staff on site, if you have them, to help coordinate and manage the migration process with you.

Database Migration, Software Upgrades And Storage Facilities

One of the problems small businesses face is that their existing database structure and configuration no longer offers the level of efficiency or security needed. Migrating to a new configuration can be a real challenge, both in terms of ensuring no data loss occurs, and preventing any potential security issues arising during the process.

We can help with the initial planning, design and implementation of your migration needs, whether it involves hardware, software, data, or any combination.

Call us today for more information about our server migration services on 0845 6182772

Server Consolidation For Increased Competitiveness

Most successful businesses grow organically over time, expanding as the opportunity arises. This is great news up to a point; expansion comes with a need to add more servers and more solutions to the existing IT infrastructure. As extra hardware is added and software deployed, the resulting infrastructure is far from ideal, compromising efficiency on a day-to-day basis and in situations where major changes need to be implemented, such as software deployment, server migration or hardware replacement.

That’s where we can help. We offer services such as server consolidation, helping your business to bridge the gap between being successful, but not wholly efficient, to being streamlined, consolidated and having that competitive edge

Exploring The Opportunities For Increased Efficiency

Consolidating several servers into a single one is a big task – and an important one. However, it is also an opportunity to take the next step, for example, when you consolidate multiple servers into one it offers massive advantages in terms of software deployment, data efficiency and security. It also allows you to consider alternative solutions like virtualisation which can help to increase efficiency even more – maximising competitiveness, convenience and long-term security.

Sedcom can discuss your current configuration problems and work with you 

to identify a range of solutions which will help your business become efficient and competitive without causing additional problems.

Cost Effective Server Consolidation Solutions

Efficiency-driven improvements to IT infrastructure can impact short and long-term budgets. This is why we work hard to understand your current system and IT needs in order to identify the most cost-effective way of managing your migration or consolidation.

Server consolidation is an opportunity to examine the ways in which your business can become more efficient and more competitive in the long run. These advantages or opportunities include:

• Creating a more manageable, efficient and cost effective IT environment

• Exploring the opportunity to move over to virtualisation

• Reduce the number of physical servers reducing running costs

• Improving the efficiency with which data is handled and processed

For further information or to ask questions about server consolidation call us on 0845 6182772

Network Auditing Service

Whatever the size of your company, your computer network is the backbone of the business. It is responsible for its efficiency and your data’s integrity; therefore the amount of time it takes to carry out repairs, maintenance, backups and upgrades is important. Auditing is essential to make sure your network is performing at its optimum, and to identify how it can be improved.

IT infrastructure grows organically as businesses expand, with new servers, hardware, software, applications and security being added and rolled out in different levels and ways, which can sometimes expose flaws in a network. Addressing the security risks is essential to ensure your business and its data remain secure and operational.

Full Network Auditing For Long Term Competitiveness

Regular network audits throughout the year will keep on top of your existing data and systems, while a full audit will identify how the business can be streamlined, secured and improved. We provide a team of highly-skilled engineers and technicians who can create a comprehensive and informative audit of your entire business network. All our engineers

are security cleared, with industry-recognised qualifications to ensure you benefit from a secure, professional team who are able to provide you with an up to date and clear picture of the health and status of your network.

While we independently audit your network, without interrupting day-to-day business, we will also offer insight into potential security risks. We will analyse ways in which it can be streamlined, made more efficient and stable, as well as allowing your IT staff to maintain it in a more effective manner.

Take The Next Step With A Comprehensive Network Audit

We can offer help and advice in selecting products and components which will enable your business to take the next step towards becoming more efficient, secure and competitive. We aim to reduce your running costs, improve security and free your IT staff from some of the tasks which take them away from important work.

Call us today to find out more about our network auditing service on 0845 6182772.

Procurement Services Which Put Your Business First

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, those employees tasked with procurement can spend a huge amount of time carrying out the research, reviews, and purchases. It is not cost effective. The benefit of outsourcing your procurement means the professionals are charged with buying the right products and services at the right correct price. Our procurement services are simple and straightforward, putting your business first, and making sure your needs are fully met at an affordable cost.

Whatever your budget, no matter how modest, we can allow you to plan and buy with peace of mind. Not only that, but by taking advantage of our procurement services you are able to benefit from expert advice and professional guidance, without having to hire additional resources.

Simple And Straightforward Procurement Consultancy Service

Our procurement services are simple and straightforward, offering a no-nonsense approach aimed at getting you what you need at the best possible price, and within your budget. We offer:

• A valuable service aimed at both short term benefits and long term savings

• Achieve industry specific cost cutting

• Negotiate new contracts and increase your business’s buying power

• Affordable, professional consultancy expertise throughout

Procurement Which Puts Your Business First

We understand that no matter how large or small your business it is vital to remain efficient and competitive. Procurement is one aspect of business which plays a vital role in achieving that competitiveness. With our procurement service you will benefit from a sensible approach which offers your business:

• Market assessments

• Risk assessments

• Spend analysis

• Project implementation

• Project management support

Making savings and improving cash flow are the top priorities for your business. When you outsource your procurement to Sedcom, your priorities become our priorities, and we put your business first.

Call us today for more information about our procurement services on 0845 6182772

Network Security Service For Peace Of Mind

Having a secure computer network is critical in today’s data-driven business world, but with new security threats appearing every day, how confident are you that your business is fully protected?

It’s easy to think that a business network is secure, but most small and medium-sized businesses have grown organically over time – and therein lies the problem. Additional layers of security are added to the existing infrastructure – which doesn’t provide as much protection as you might think. In fact, there are many hackers who maliciously target such companies, knowing their weaknesses.

Comprehensive Network Security Analysis

At Sedcom we can provide peace of mind by carrying out intensive and extensive network security assessments. Using a range of tools and methods, we comprehensively verify the level of security across your business network, identifying potential vulnerabilities. In addition we can also offer professional advice and recommendations on the actual level of risk and the best ways to reduce it – protecting your business and your customers’ data.

Your business has a legal obligation under the Data Protection Act to ensure that your customers’ information is secure. By running high-powered intrusion tests we can accurately spot parts of your network which could be under threat. Needless to say, any malicious act which compromises the integrity or security of your data could be extremely damaging, in terms carrying out day-to- day operations and your reputation.

Network Security Assessment For Proactive Protection

Talk to us today to see how we can help protect and secure your business’ and customers’ data. Our highly qualified and experienced engineers will be able to run a range of tests to provide an accurate, up-to-data analysis of your business network security, keeping you ahead of hackers who aim to cause harm.

Our fast, professional service is tailor made to the needs of your business. We will give you security and peace of mind without disturbing your day-to-day activities.

Call us today for more information and advice about network security on 0845 6182772.

Building An IT Disaster Recovery Plan

What’s your disaster recovery plan? Let’s face it, every day businesses experience the unthinkable – and it doesn’t always have to be a massive issue to have a major impact. Every day businesses experience problems which result in them becoming seriously impeded, and on occasions, closed down. The businesses which survive tend to be those which have had a sound disaster recovery plan in place. We can help you make contingency plans for the unpredictable.

Although the unpredictable is by definition unpredictable, there are ways in which potential risk can be managed. A disaster recovery plan means considering all potential problems and how they can be overcome in order that the business continues to function.

How Resilient Is Your Business’s IT Strategy?

Ask yourself the following questions:

• What would you do if a fire, flood took out your main server or servers?

• What would you do if your data backups became damaged?

• What would you do if a software update resulted in your data becoming      
   corrupted?

• What would you do if the entire building was destroyed, including any
   backups?

These are just a few examples to consider but it’s important to ask these questions to ensure your business is fully prepared for any disaster.

However, once created, a disaster recovery plan is not something which should then be left untouched for years. As your business changes it should be regularly reassessed and amended in order to be prepared; it is worth considering additional hardware, software, systems, policies, premises, and taking advantage of new technologies and solutions.

Disaster Recovery Specialist

Our highly qualified and experienced team can carry out a full disaster recovery review for your business. When implemented your business will be able to:

• Reduce costs and minimise recovery time following a disaster or other event

• Reduce or eliminate potential risks to the business

• Improve the way in which backups and storage is used

• Relieve pressure on Management and administrative activities.

Call us today with any questions you may have about our Disaster Recovery Services on 0845 6182772

IT Project Management Service

Project management is not just about completing a project on time. It’s about using the available budget wisely, about examining every aspect and identifying potential problems or opportunities. But it can also become a hugely time-intensive and costly task, taking staff away from their regular roles, which could have a detrimental effect on the efficiency of the business.

We can offer IT project management consultancy services which provide all the support for you; from initial planning and design, to assessment and implementation, all the while ensuring you have a cost-effective solution which enables your business to run smoothly.

When it comes to IT project management we can provide solutions that are ideal for small to medium businesses. We offer a straightforward approach which puts your business first. Our services can:

• Supplement your existing IT department

• Reduce potential downtime

• Identify IT related issues, risks and opportunities

• Help your business avoid problems or issues which may develop in the future

• Provide reliable improvements to your whole network

Project Management For Upgrades, Relocation And Installation

We understand that staying efficient, running smoothly and remaining competitive is essential. That’s why we deliver a project management solution 

tailor made to work in harmony with your business, taking a straightforward approach which delivers the solutions you need. Our project management consultancy can provide you with the flexibility to expand and develop. Talk to us today on 0845 6182772 about how we can help your business successfully manage:

• Network security – from planning to installing

• Platform Upgrades – allow your business to grow without losing efficiency

• Relocation – transfer of business and IT infrastructure with minimal downtime

• Disaster planning – preventing downtime, and planning for the worst case scenario

• Network auditing – analysing the performance, efficiency and security of the network

Remote Support For Project Management

We can help even if you have your own dedicated IT management. We can act as your remote support team which your colleagues and end users can contact for fast solutions, freeing your IT staff to focus on their day-to-day activities

From initial planning to final implementation and assessment, our project management consultancy service can provide you with fast, affordable solutions which work for your business.

Call us today for more information about our project management service on 0845 6182772.

What Is Virtualisation?

Put simply, virtualisation is when a business moves from running its own servers onsite, to using remote servers provided by a service provider, such as Sedcom. It may not be obvious why this represents such an attractive alternative, but the benefits are numerous and significant.

The Benefits Of Virtualisation For SMEs

Let’s face it; the moment you add another server, upgrade an existing one, carry out maintenance, or roll out new software, the brand new system on which you’ve just spent significant funds, has already become outdated. Technology moves quickly and keeping up isn’t enough – to be competitive you have to keep ahead.

For most small to medium-sized businesses this is unachievable, because their IT infrastructure drains resources and limits expansion. However, this is not impossible where virtualisation is used. Taking advantage of remote servers which are maintained by a dedicated team means that you don’t have to worry about them. The servers are the very latest in technology, and when new ones are available, they’re automatically upgraded.

When you need to expand, another server can be added in minutes, without any changes onsite, and with no drain on your resources. Rolling out new software is done remotely and in minutes, regardless of the range of platforms used.

The Power Of Virtualisation

But this is not the true power of virtualisation. Security is immediately boosted; with no onsite server security necessary, your business’ data is held safely by our dedicated team of engineers who work every day of the year to ensure full network support, data security and integrity. Furthermore, if your business moves into new offices your data can be accessed from anywhere you choose.

Virtualisation allows you to always be ready for business, always secure, and always built on the latest technologies. It will save you money, space, and give you the competitive edge.

We make the process of moving to a virtual server setup easy. We help you every step of the way to ensure maximum uptime, and we’ll decommission your existing servers with little disruption, all in a way which is fully secure.

Whatever your business’ future, virtualisation offers the opportunity to expand when you want to, and not just when your IT infrastructure allows.

Call us today about taking your business into the world of virtual data handling, on 0845 6182772

IP Telephony Services For SMEs

It doesn’t seem to make sense does it? You have a client in China and you send them a large document by email which takes seconds to arrive and costs you nothing. Then you pick up the phone to speak to them and you end up paying a fortune in phone bills. Rather than using two different technologies and spending large sums of money on overseas calls, why not use the same internet access for your business’ phone calls?

We can provide a full IP telephony service for a convenient and very cost-effective alternative to using a standard phone line. Our state-of-the-art software ensures high quality telephone calls which immediately save your business money.

The Many Benefits Of IP Telephony

While the biggest draw for many businesses is that IP telephony (calling via the internet rather than a standard phone line) is the massively reduced cost of calls, there are so many other advantages. With IP telephony you can hold conference and video calls from more than one location across the world. Not only does this allow staff the freedom to work remotely and more effectively, reducing travel times and costs, it also means you can liaise with clients and potential customers at any time.

Our IP telephony service offers:

• Our IP telephony service offers your business:

• Extremely cost effective alternative to normal telephone calls

• Improved voice clarity, especially when making long distance calls

• No delay in transmission for a more fluid conversation

• Scalable solutions which expand easily with your business’s needs

• Very low initial investment cost

Our team of engineers are fully qualified and highly experienced in carrying out full IP telephony installations to your network, enabling your staff to use voice, video and data communications across a single line, affordably. There’s no need to keep checks on the length or frequency of calls, and finally, international clients need not be avoided on account of the additional overseas communication costs.

Call us today with any questions you may have about how your business can benefit from IP telephony on 0845 6182772.

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