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  • A world of support

    A world of support

    Life IT specialises in support and consultancy for our customers' entire IT environments, no matter what the platform, applications and business objectives - providing a unified solution to tackle complex system requirements.

    Our flexible support contracts offer far more than the standard insurance provided through legacy maintenance agreements. Life IT customers are assured of the highest levels of availability for any eventuality, with our proactive approach to maximising system uptime.

    This unified solution saves our customers a significant amount of time and budget, with just one contract providing them with a whole world of support.

  • Support

    Support

    Life IT specialises in support for IBM POWER, IBM Lotus Domino and Microsoft environments. We provide any combination of application, operational and technical support, no matter how current your environment is and no matter how long support is projected for. We tackle complex systems where a combination of requirements would normally mean that more than one party is required.

  • Domino

    Domino

    Life IT provides a full range of Lotus Notes and Domino services, from administration and implementation through to application development and support.

    IBM Domino products provide a multi-platform foundation for collaboration and e-business, driving solutions from mail and instant messaging through to CRM and web based transactions.

  • System i

    System i

    IBM System i (formerly iSeries & AS/400) is one of the most flexible servers on the market today.

    As an IBM Premier Business Partner, Life IT have a powerful range of solutions and services, which enhance this flexibility to ensure your systems security and ensure high availability.

  • Development

    Development

    If, like many of our clients, you operate in a dynamic environment then you need a business partner who can update and modify your applications to meet your changing needs. We recognise that few organisations have a single development toolset. We offer our clients the widest range of skills and support including IBM, Microsoft and Java technologies.

    Whatever technologies you use we can get disparate systems talking to each other, better connect you with your customers and suppliers, reduce administration overheads and streamline processes.

Monthly Archives: October 2012

23 
Oct

USING MICROSOFT SQL? HERE’S WHY YOU NEED EXPERT SQL SUPPORT…

 USING MICROSOFT SQL? HERE’S WHY YOU NEED EXPERT SQL SUPPORT..

If your business uses a Microsoft SQL database, there will inevitably come a time when you’ll need professional SQL support. Even if your IT team is more than capable of providing day to day SQL admin, there could be some necessary tasks that they won’t be able to handle by themselves.

Life IT ( http://www.lifeit.co.uk ) offer expert Microsoft SQL support, consultancy, programming and development UK-wide. They’ve highlighted just some of the ways professional SQL development and support can be utilised to help maintain and improve your database…

Improve efficiency with regular healthchecks and tuning

To get the best out of your database and to ensure it’s performing at its best, it’s important to carry out regular healthchecks. Have your checks and tests carried out by well-established SQL programmers and they’ll take advantage of expert tips and tricks to fine tune your installation, cleaning up the database and improving performance.

 

Solve problems immediately with 24/7 monitoring

If it’s essential that your database is accessible at all hours, ensure you choose SQL support that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This way, if something does go awry it’ll be rectified faster, keeping downtime to a minimum and getting you up and running faster.

Keep updated with expert SQL development and upgrades

It’s inevitable that as your business grows and develops you’ll need more from your SQL server, whether it’s a straightforward system upgrade or bespoke application development tailored to your specific requirements. Professional SQL programmers can easily tailor your database to suit your changing wants and needs.

Migrate your database to a bigger, better, faster server

If you’ve purchased new servers and need to migrate your SQL database, you’ll want to be 100% certain your data integrity is maintained during the move. Utilise the services of SQL admin experts to ensure the migration is carried out safely and securely.

Configure a new SQL installation

If you’re not currently using SQL, or you need a new installation, professional SQL programmers will set up and configure everything for optimum performance, ensuring your database runs exactly as you need it to.

As well-established experts in database infrastructure and support, Life IT provide high quality Microsoft SQL development, support and implementation UK-wide.

They offer a professional service with expert SQL programmers whether you’re looking for SQL admin, bespoke application development, or a brand new SQL implementation. Support during office hours comes as standard – and 24/7 support is available should you require constant monitoring.

Find out more about Life IT’s full range of Microsoft SQL services at http://www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/microsoft/ or contact the team on info@lifeit.co.uk or 01625 548111.

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Published Date: 23rd October 2012
Category: General, SQL Support
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20 
Oct

MICROSOFT SQL IMPLEMENTATION – DO IT YOURSELF OR CONSULT AN EXPERT?

MICROSOFT SQL IMPLEMENTATION – DO IT YOURSELF OR CONSULT AN EXPERT?

Many businesses rely on a Microsoft SQL database – and with good reason. It’s powerful, flexible, secure and offers immediate recovery of data should your system fail. But carrying out SQL implementation and support can seem like a daunting task. Where do you begin? How much can you or your IT team do by themselves? Is calling in expert help necessary for a high quality, secure, reliable SQL installation?

Life IT  are specialists in Microsoft SQL, offering support, consultancy and development UK-wide. They believe that trusting your SQL implementation to a well-established expert is the best, safest way to ensure everything runs smoothly – and that by using expert SQL support, your database will remain secure and reliable. Here’s why…

1. SQL IMPLEMENTATION TO SUIT YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS

Unless your IT team includes an SQL expert, getting up and running can seem nigh-on impossible. A high level of specialist knowledge is required, and although a talented IT team could get to grips with the basics quickly, nothing beats the advice of well-established professionals. Use the services of experienced SQL consultants and, once they’ve thoroughly discussed your database needs with you, they’ll ensure your SQL installation is configured to perform as powerfully and efficiently as possible for your specific, unique requirements – with no fuss or hassle for you or your staff.

2.A SAFE AND SECURE DATABASE

Of course, you’ll want to ensure your data is safe and secure – especially if you store sensitive or confidential information. SQL offers high levels of security as standard, but to keep your data as secure as possible, it’s best to call upon the services of SQL experts to carry out the initial installation. They’ll know how the best, most effective methods of protecting your data from unwanted intruders.

2.SQL ADMIN SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT

Once you’re up and running, it’s likely that your own IT team will be able to handle the day-to-day SQL admin. But for more complex tasks, such as disaster recovery or system reviews, it’s worth enlisting the assistance of specialist SEO programmers to benefit from their expert insight.

3.ALLOW YOUR DATABASE TO EVOLVE AS YOUR BUSINESS DOES

We all know how quickly our business needs can change. You may need to call upon SQL programming experts for bespoke solution development, as such a task is likely to be outside the knowledge of most workplace IT teams. By taking advantage of SQL application development your database will perform to your exact specifications.

As well-established experts in database infrastructure and support, Life IT provide high quality Microsoft SQL development, implementation and support UK-wide.

Whether you’re looking for a brand new installation, support for an existing database or bespoke application development, Life IT can offer fast, dynamic solutions to suit you.

Find out more about Life IT’s full range of Microsoft SQL services at http://www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/microsoft/ or contact the team on info@lifeit.co.uk or 01625 548111.

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Published Date: 20th October 2012
Category: General


 

02 
Oct

Life IT Center Parcs UK Group PLC’s IBM AS400 support Service Provider

The challenge: a robust and efficient support IBM As400 support service provider
In May 2006 Center Parcs UK Group Plc was sold to The Blackstone Group. Since
that time Center Parcs has gone through significant changes to deliver outstanding
results and are now pursuing expansion plans for a fifth holiday village at Woburn in
Bedfordshire.

A restructure of the IT Department left Center Parcs with a resource gap to support their IBM AS400 server. They needed a third party provider to quickly and cost effectively fill the gap. The service needed to be flexible and robust, whilst providing expert technical know-how. Center Parcs found the solutions to their problems with Life IT.

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Published Date: 2nd October 2012
Category: IBM
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