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    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: April 2013

03 
Apr

Life IT clients Ian and Jenny Doble fundraiser for the 10th and last Cape to Cape event!

First established in 2004 by Dennis Greenslade, the “Cape to Cape” challenge came about as a fun way to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support, travelling from the two capes on the British mainland – Cape Cornwall and Cape Wrath, and with an extra fun twist: doing all of this in a ‘classic’ (old and rusty!) car.

In its nine years of running, this event has managed to raise over £480,000, however, this year will be the final Cape to Cape tour, so let’send it with a bang!

Life IT is thrilled to sponsor three-time Cape to Cape champions Ian and Jenny Doble. It was announced that this year’s tour will begin in Cabo da Roca, Portugal on 26th April 2013 and end seven gruelling days later in Cape Cornwall.

We wish you the best of luck Ian and Jenny!

The Cape to Cape challengers would like to end their decade of fundraising
in style by surpassing their £500,000 milestone; to support this great
cause please donate here:

http://www.justgiving.com/capetocape2013

Thank you.

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Published Date: 3rd April 2013
Category: General


 

02 
Apr

How Bespoke Microsoft SQL Server Applications Can Help Your Business

Ever wish your Microsoft SQL applications could do something more? Maybe you’d like them to work faster. Maybe there are extra features that would make your life easier. Or maybe you need your applications on additional platforms.

The answer? Bespoke solution development from a well-established, expert team of software engineers – such as Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk). Here are four ways in which employing the services of professional developers could help your business…

Extend the life of existing applications

Neither business nor technology stands still. While your current applications may have fulfilled your every need when first installed, so much could have changed since then. You may have more powerful equipment, or someone in your team may have indentified better ways of doing things. This doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch with brand new applications. By using the services of a professional developer, you could extend the life of your existing Microsoft applications by adding new features – a much less disruptive, and more efficient, way to update how you work.

Go web, go mobile, go anywhere!

The proliferation of smartphones and tablets has led to a greater need for mobile and web-based applications. Over the last few years, access on the move has gone from being an optional extra, to a highly desirable feature, to an expectation. Whether dealing B2B or B2C, bespoke web and mobile applications can help keep in touch and increase business.

Maximise efficiency, maximise profits

You may be getting by with your existing Microsoft applications. But in business, “getting by” quickly becomes “getting left behind”. Using the same off-the-peg solutions as everyone else will help you “get by”. Using powerful, specially-designed solutions created by specialist Microsoft application developers will optimise your workflow, making you work faster, more efficiently and ahead of the pack.

Integration and migration into a new environment

If you’re upgrading to a shiny new server, you’ll want the transition to be a smooth and painless as possible – the longer you’re down for, the more potential business you’re losing. Employ the services of a professional developer and they’ll help migrate and integrate your applications into your new environment – as well as ensuring optimum performance.

If your business could benefit from bespoke Microsoft applications – and you can almost certainly think of ways in which it could – then speak to Life IT.

Their team of expert software engineers and application developers are fully conversant in Visual Studio, VB.NET, .NET Framework, ASP.NET and SQL, and they’ll be able to develop applications to make working easier, faster and, ultimately, more profitable.

Life IT provide their services UK-wide, so wherever you’re based they can help your business. Find out more about Life IT’s Microsoft SQL application development at www.lifeit.co.uk, or call 01625 547979.

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Published Date: 2nd April 2013
Category: Microsoft, SQL Support