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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.

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    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.

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    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: June 2013

19 
Jun

IBM i 25th Anniversary Celebration

 

Welcome to this special IBM i 25th Anniversary blog post dedicated to what
IBM i has given us over the past 25 years and to how its continued
innovation and agility can help define the future.****


It started as a simple idea…
It started as a simple idea: create an application system for midsized
businesses
.” Frank Soltis, AS/400 Chief Architect, and Steve Will, IBM i
Chief Architect, discuss how integration and investment protection were the
foundation for the industry’s most successful midrange system. This is the
first of a series of videos produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of
IBM i. Watch the videohttp://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M8B0V-1/c.aspx and join in the conversation by going to the IBM i facebook page http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M89HG-1/c.aspx
This is “Why i”
We know that many of you have had a long “love affair” with IBM i, but for
those who have not been so fortunate, we think it’s worth highlighting how
the innovation and agility of IBM i has made it such a well loved system.
One of the key strengths of IBM i has always been integration*and Tim
Rowe has written a great article *here 
http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNN-1/c.aspx highlighting how IBM i is integrated by design.

How did “i” do it?*
With its focus on small and midsized businesses, IBM i was the pioneer for
channel marketing within IBM. IBM cooperated with business partners on
marketing, sales, support and education. IBM business partners are the
experts in their local markets and have the skills and expertise to help
clients with industry solutions. They help clients set strategies, deploy
solutions and achieve successful business outcomes. So here’s a big thanks
to you for your part in this success story!

Would it pay for your install base to upgrade?
For a limited time you can now get significant savings on licence fees if
you help your customers upgrade by replacing an older installed AS/400,
iSeries, or System i with a new Power model. You can find out the key
details about what those savings will be by referring to the PLET numbers
ZA13-1160* http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MC2D9-1/c.aspx and ZA13-1161 http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MC2D9-1/c.aspx.
Remember to use the Economic Replacement Tool http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNO-1/c.aspx which is designed to help sellers show customers the potential savings they can realize. This offer ends on *31st December 2013, so be quick!

And here’s another deal to help celebrate!
Make your IBM solution acquisition more affordable and stay ahead of your
competition with the 25 months 0% financing http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M8B8O-1/c.aspx.
The offering is valid for orders shipped with IBM i software between 1st May
2013
 and* 30th September 2013, so make the most of it now!

“i” can see the future now
Find out how the key capabilities of IBM i (integration, reliability,
availability, security) make it ideally placed to respond to the technology
developments of the future. Watch and listen http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNP-1/c.aspx to key speakers from the world of IBM i about what the future holds.***

 

For all 25th anniversary articles and latest news, join in the conversation
by going to the IBM i facebook
page
http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNQ-1/c.aspxor
follow us on Twitter at
#powersystems*http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M85Q5-1/c.aspx
.
**


Are you 25 – like IBM i?****

If you are working with IBM i and are celebrating your 25th birthday this
year, then we would love to hear from you – how*you became involved in the
IBM i platform and *what *you think are its key selling points – a
commemorative gift will be awarded for the *best 10 responses
*received by *28th
June 2013
! Send us your story here info@power-programs.com. ****


Anniversary Quiz****

What was the original development codename for the AS/400?

Was it…

a. **SILVERCAKEhttp://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M894C-1/c.aspx
*
b. SILVERLAKEhttp://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M894D-1/c.aspx
*
c. **SILVERCASE
http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M894C-1/c.aspx
*
10 correct answers drawn will receive a branded reward. Please submit your
answer to us by *28th June 2013!
 **


Have your say on LinkedIn!

Let us know what you and your customers think*about IBM i and leave your
comments on our new LinkedIn group! Join the IBM Power Systems Business
Partner Academy here 
http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M886D-1/c.aspx


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Published Date: 19th June 2013
Category: General, IBM
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15 
Jun

4 Ways Expert AS/400 Support Can Help You

Your AS/400, System i or iSeries server is an important piece of kit that your business simply couldn’t function without. For this reason, proper support is essential.

You may have a skilled IT team on-site, but to ensure every aspect is covered, nothing beats expert support from an IBM Premier Business Partner such as Life IT.

Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk) are well-established providers of support services and bespoke application solutions for all AS/400, System i and iSeries environments. Here are just a few of the ways their comprehensive support services can help you.

Work outside of office hours? Support’s still just a phone call away

In this modern, global business world, not everyone can restrict their working hours to the traditional 9-to-5. If you work outside standard office hours, you should expect your AS/400 support supplier to do the same. Life IT can provide 24/7 support if you need it – so no matter what time of day it is, help is just a phone call away.

Flexible AS/400 support packages to suit you

Every business’s support needs are different, and depend upon a number of factors, such as the hardware you’re running, your operating system, the applications you use and the skills and experience of your own IT team. Whether you need someone to manage all aspects of your AS/400 support or just back-up for your team, Life IT can help. They can talk your engineers through the necessary procedures and processes, or dial in remotely to perform support tasks.

AS/400 support no matter how old your hardware

If you’re running an older AS/400 server but it is stable and performing well, you may have decided you don’t need to upgrade just yet. But beware – IBM only support iSeries hardware for a finite period of time, so if something goes wrong you may not be able to rely on the “official” channels of support. But don’t panic – AS/400 experts such as Life IT continue to offer support even on hardware that’s been retired.

Decided it’s time to upgrade? Help is at hand

Eventually, there will come a time when what was cutting edge just doesn’t cut it. A good IT support service will help you upgrade to newer, more powerful hardware. Life IT can perform these upgrades outside of office hours, keeping downtime to an absolute minimum.

When it comes to AS/400 support, this is just a tip of the iceberg of what Life IT can do for you. From bespoke application development to complete system installation, from OS upgrades to system healthchecks, whatever you need for your System i environment, they can deliver.

Find out more about Life IT’s AS/400 flexible support packages and services at http://www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/system-i/system-i-support/.

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Published Date: 15th June 2013
Category: IBM, Microsoft