If your business uses a Microsoft SQL database, there will inevitably come a time when you'll need professional SQL support. Even if your IT team is more than capable of providing day to day SQL admin, there could be some necessary tasks that they won't be able to handle by themselves.
Life IT offer expert Microsoft SQL support, consultancy, programming and development UK-wide. They've highlighted just some of the ways professional SQL development and support can be utilised to help maintain and improve your database...
Improve efficiency with regular healthchecks and tuning
To get the best out of your database and to ensure it's performing at its best, it's important to carry out regular healthchecks. Have your checks and tests carried out by well-established SQL programmers and they'll take advantage of expert tips and tricks to fine tune your installation, cleaning up the database and improving performance.

Solve problems immediately with 24/7 monitoring
If it's essential that your database is accessible at all hours, ensure you choose SQL support that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This way, if something does go awry it'll be rectified faster, keeping downtime to a minimum and getting you up and running faster.
Keep updated with expert SQL development and upgrades
It's inevitable that as your business grows and develops you'll need more from your SQL server, whether it's a straightforward system upgrade or bespoke application development tailored to your specific requirements. Professional SQL programmers can easily tailor your database to suit your changing wants and needs.
Migrate your database to a bigger, better, faster server
If you've purchased new servers and need to migrate your SQL database, you'll want to be 100% certain your data integrity is maintained during the move. Utilise the services of SQL admin experts to ensure the migration is carried out safely and securely.
Configure a new SQL installation
If you're not currently using SQL, or you need a new installation, professional SQL programmers will set up and configure everything for optimum performance, ensuring your database runs exactly as you need it to.
As well-established experts in database infrastructure and support, Life IT provide high quality Microsoft SQL development, support and implementation UK-wide.
They offer a professional service with expert SQL programmers whether you're looking for SQL admin, bespoke application development, or a brand new SQL implementation. Support during office hours comes as standard – and 24/7 support is available should you require constant monitoring.
Find out more about Life IT's full range of Microsoft SQL services at http://www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/microsoft/ or contact the team on info@lifeit.co.uk or 01625 548111.

What others say about us

“Having migrated from IBM Domino to Microsoft Office 360 (Business Cloud), we are delighted with the results – and have 1000 happy internal customers who much prefer Outlook to Domino. Life IT were flexible, fair and supportive when schedules had to change due to other Gurit projects.  We had direct access to engineers and technical staff and a dedicated team who were easy to work with.  The whole project was done in a very friendly environment and I would definitely recommend Life IT for these sorts of migration projects.”

Henrikki Häkkänen,
Global IT Services Manager — Gurit Services AG

“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 during the analysis phase, getting us to challenge our mind-sets and think outside the box. They then worked seamlessly as part of our team and delivered to time and to budget – no mean feat”.

James Hacking
Head of Technical Services—HCSS

“As we’d already invested significantly in Lotus Notes and Domino, a solution that built on our existing investment and skills was ideal. Life IT understood what was important to us and delivered a solution that met our needs. We’ve already seen the number of ‘distress calls’ to the sales office reduce as our sales managers can easily access customer data off line wherever they are and we’ve had positive feedback all round about the ability to update their call reports instantly on the road.”

Colin Mosley
Head of IT—Polyflor

“The Life IT solution has provided us with a significant reduction in support and maintenance costs and is an easy to use, more resilient and more easily maintainable system. As a business that handles thousands of transactions a day from 12 different own brand or white label websites it was vital that the whole process was seamless and, with the renewal of the support and maintenance contract from our existing supplier looming, it was also vital that the project came in on deadline. Life IT achieved this and more as they provided us with additional MI functionality and supported our staff whilst transferring their skills.’

Andrew Kirkham
Head of IT Development—DLR

“Life IT are doing a great job providing a very professional and efficient service. They are almost silently efficient and just get things done – only escalating issues when necessary. Their expertise in the AS400 is a key strength ensuring a real depth to their service and they keep us up to date with advances in technology too. So from an AS400 perspective I have very little to worry about.”

John Geary
IT Service Delivery Manager

“After the restructure I was left with a critical resource gap which quickly needed filling, having worked with Life IT before I gave them a call. Their response was swift and efficient. They now work as a virtual Center Parcs help desk team providing a strength and depth of support. Their flexible working based on a time bank system is real value for money. So not only do I get an expert and efficient service, I have reduced my resource costs!”

Kerry Moakes
Head of IT—Center Parcs

“We wanted flexible support to ensure 24/7 cover and Life IT worked with us to deliver this. Life IT has become integrated into the Bentley way of working and their role has expanded into looking at the technical side of the application as well as the support. “Our relationship has been built up over a significant period of time and both sides have worked hard to develop a supplier/customer relationship that can be used as a model throughout Bentley. We are now in the position where we have a pro-active partnership, Life IT are treated as part of Bentley, and that is a credit to them”.

Chris Sayers
Senior IS Manager—Bentley Motors

Support options

From full 24 by 7 operations to month end support and holiday cover, we can tailor a fixed price solution to fit seamlessly with your IT department.

So we offer a wide range of technical support services including IBM i, System P, Domino and SQL Server, to proactively monitor the availability and performance of your systems within a fixed price contract.

The key to our Application Support is that it’s ‘tailored’ to your exact requirements, with the flexibility to increase the resources and hours of cover as required.

With a Life support contract, you have access to a multi-skilled team with hardware, operating system and application skills as well as the latest IBM i certifications.

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.

Life IT offer bespoke managed Microsoft SQL Server support services which are tailored to our customer’s requirements to ensure their systems are optimized, stable and secure, as well as prepared for future upgrades and updates.

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