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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


    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


    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


    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: March 2013


Microsoft SQL Server Development: Why it’s Best Left to the Professionals

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing environment, implement new features and applications, or improve performance, at some point you’ll require the development of bespoke applications for your Microsoft SQL infrastructure.

When this time comes, be very careful. Cutting corners can have unexpected – and potentially disastrous – consequences. While there may be a member of your team or an IT technician you know who dabbles in programming and development, there are several compelling reasons why you must use professional experts rather than enthusiastic amateurs.

And that’s exactly where companies like Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk) come in, offering years of experience and a huge wealth of knowledge of supporting and developing for Microsoft environments. Here’s why Life IT strongly recommend that, when it comes to development, it’s best to call on a trusted expert…

Breadth and depth of experience

An experienced developer will quickly identify the best, most effective solution for you. They’re likely to have developed similar applications for other clients, which not only means they’ll know the best way to meet your needs, they’ll also be able to develop your application faster and more efficiently than someone less experienced in Microsoft development.

Breadth and depth of knowledge

As the old idiom says, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”. To be certain you’re getting the best possible application with all the features you need, programmed in the most suitable language, you’ll need someone with extensive knowledge. Professional Microsoft developers will have knowledge of the full range of Microsoft technologies, including Visual Studio, VB.NET, .NET Framework, ASP.NET and SQL – and they’ll know which is most appropriate for your task.

Safety and security

Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly frequent, as unscrupulous users attempt to steal personal information or financial details, or even take control of your system. Use a professional developer and they’ll also ensure the app is developed with tight security in mind – helping to keep out unwanted attackers.

So if you’re in the market for bespoke Microsoft applications, whether it’s to add functionality, extend the life of existing applications, integrate your applications into a new environment or just to optimise your current system’s performance, Life IT can help.

Life IT have provided Microsoft development solutions for a wide range of business sectors, using a team of expert programmers experienced in a number of programming languages. They’ll help you identify what you need, and they’ll know the best way to make it happen. Ultimately, you’ll work faster, reduce costs, and gain the edge over your competitors.

Don’t leave it to chance. Find out more about Life IT’s specialist Microsoft development services at www.lifeit.co.uk, or call 01625 547979.


Published Date: 26th March 2013
Category: General