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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: May 2014


The kind of support we all need – SQL support

We’re not talking about a pat on the back or friendly shoulder for you to lean on, but Microsoft SQL support! Life IT specialises in consultancy and support for our customers’ IT environments and offers customers bespoke support services which are tailored to your requirements in order to ensure that your system is both optimised and secure as well as being prepared for future upgrades and updates.

Life IT Support Services

The support services at Life IT include Health checks, Performance Tuning, Database Administration, 24/7 Monitoring, Upgrades and Migrations and Application Development.
These services provided can also be combined with a flexible management support contract which includes 24/7 monitoring so we are always there to help and support any problems that you may have.

If you want to see some customer comments about our SQL support services then take a look at the case studies on our website at www.lifeit.co.uk/about-us/case-studies.

We work with some market leading businesses such as Bentley, Yamaha, Center Parcs and Churchill and strive to ensure all their IT requirements are met.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us on +44 (0)1625 548111, email: info@lifeit.co.uk.



Published Date: 23rd May 2014
Category: General, Microsoft, SQL Support
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A quick rundown of the SQL Language

Most people are unaware of exactly what ‘SQL’ is and what it was created to do, understanding this may mean you will have a greater knowledge of application development. Let’s start with the easy bit…

SQL stands for ‘Structured Query Language’ and is a special purpose language which was designed for sharing and managing data that is held on a management system. Using this you are able to query, update and reorganise data as well as create and change the structure of the database system.

The basis for SQL came from a researcher from IBM, Edgar F Codd who came up with the database model, from this in 1974 IBM began working on a new language for database systems and after testing in 1978 they started to development commercial products.

Having a basic understanding of SQL and what it can offer means you can begin to think about application development for your system. Using Microsoft Application development you can extend the life of your existing applications by simply updating them. This includes adding new features, extending functionality, integrating them into a new environment and lastly improving their performance.

Here at Life IT we can develop applications in a short space of time and on a tight budget as we deliver the highest technical standards using the latest development techniques therefore we are always one step ahead.

If you want to find out more about SQL Application development then go to our website and read more information about what we can do for you at www.lifeit.co.uk, or contact us on +44 (0)1625 548111, email: info@lifeit.co.uk.

Also you can read a couple of our testimonials below to gain an insight into our company and what our clients think of us.

“Without the professional and expert support of Life IT, we wouldn’t have had the quality product we now have. They gently but insistently pushed the boundaries of our assumptions, getting us to challenge our mind-sets.”

“Life IT offered us a complete solution to our IT issues the team ensured that they had a complete understanding of what we wanted our IT system to achieve, and was then able to deliver this through a professional, flexible service.”


Published Date: 23rd May 2014
Category: General, SQL Support