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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: September 2013


Domino Programming: Making IBM Domino Work Harder For You

IBM Domino is a fantastic platform for collaborative working and communication. It’s also highly flexible, and can be tailored to suit your businesses’ needs with the use of bespoke applications. But in order to do this, you’ll need the services of expert IBM Domino programmers.

Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/domino/application-development) are knowledgeable, professional experts in all things relating to IBM Domino and Lotus Notes. Their team of developers have designed and programmed a wide range of Domino applications for businesses UK-wide, helping them get even more from Domino – and they could do the same for you. Here’s how…

New to IBM Domino?

Life IT can support and develop your bespoke applications making getting to grips with Domino quick and easy. Brief the team on what you’re using Domino for, and their expert Domino programmers will ensure your applications meet your needs, and take into account the unique demands and quirks of your business.

Developing your business in new directions?

As your business changes, you may need to make changes to your software to deal with new requirements and responsibilities. Again Life IT’s Domino programming team can help, extending your existing applications with new functionality or developing bespoke applications from scratch.

Work more efficiently

Even if you’re not planning on doing something new, it’s always worth looking at performing existing tasks better. By reviewing your existing applications, Life IT can help you streamline processes in your IBM Domino environment, helping you work faster and more efficiently – helping you save time and money.

Mobilise your workflow

These days, more and more people are choosing to work remotely, whether by laptop or tablet. However, it’s not always possible to work efficiently on applications designed for a desktop environment. Life IT can develop bespoke mobile applications for Domino, making it easy for you to work, collaborate and communicate when you’re on the move.

Get expert IBM Domino solutions from Life IT

Operating UK-wide, Life IT are knowledgeable experts in all things IBM Domino – including bespoke applications. Their talented codes and developers will help you get to grips with Domino, expand its capabilities, streamline your workflow and ensure you can work from wherever you are – leading to better communication, easier collaboration and more efficient ways of working.

Life IT’s team of experts also offer a wide range of support services for IBM Domino and many other popular platforms, with services available UK-wide either in-person or via remote working.

Find out how you can make IBM Domino work harder for you at www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/domino/application-development.


Published Date: 19th September 2013
Category: IBM
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Planning your Microsoft SQL Server application development

Planning your Microsoft SQL Server application development

Working with Microsoft SQL Server, you’ll realise what a powerful and flexible relational database platform it is. But are you maximising the potential benefits it has to offer your organisation? SQL Server provides an ideal platform to develop bespoke applications that can support your business and automate or enhance existing processes.

Operating UK-wide, Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk) are well-established experts in all things Microsoft SQL Server – including implementation and administration of the environment, and development and support of bespoke solutions. There are a few key areas to consider before embarking on your projects.

Define your requirements

With any SQL application development project it is important to understand the project goals, define the business requirements and set the boundaries. If requirements change later in the project the costs will increase and it is therefore better to have a set of agreed requirements before embarking on the development. Life IT’s experienced business analysts can help with this task. Our processes can aid the production of analysis and design diagrams and documentation of the business requirements.

Design and plan your database

Once the requirements are agreed, the next stage is to design and plan the construction of the database itself. This will involve identifying the different objects that the database needs to hold and the types of information that are required. Life IT’s SQL Server experts have many years of experience in relational database design and can advise on the most efficient and flexible database structures to support the business requirements.

Consider your data

Your new SQL application may be replacing an existing system, or perhaps you are modernising business processes that are currently managed using spreadsheets. In either case you may have lots of valuable historical data that you want to retain. Life IT can design and build a facility to take your old data, transform it and make it available within your new SQL Server database.

What about the front end?

You have defined your business requirements, designed and built a new SQL Server database and taken your historical data into account. To complete the solution you will need a user-friendly front end to allow your business users to get data in and out the SQL Server database. This may be a web-based user interface or a stand-alone application that resides on your user’s PCs. Life IT’s SQL application developers have experience of building many different types of solutions and can advise on the most appropriate solution and technology for your requirements.

Life IT’s expert team offer a wide range of high-quality Microsoft SQL support services UK-wide – including SQL application development, with a proven track record of delivering SQL applications to tight timeframes and within budget. Learn more at www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/microsoft.


Published Date: 5th September 2013
Category: General



International Power Conference

Join us at stand 9 to celebrate twenty five years of System i at the International Power conference, on September 24th 2013 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, UK.

And as a special offer to Life IT guests – register for the conference FREE using the code CSMR20 at the Conference website  www.nccomms.com/International_Power/Home.aspx




Published Date: 4th September 2013
Category: General