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The Importance of Expert IBM Domino Administration

If you use IBM Domino and Lotus Notes, you want to be using this powerful platform to its full potential. The importance of expert administration is impossible to overstate and without a knowledgeable IBM Domino administrator in your team with the know-how to provide professional IBM Domino administration, where can you turn?

Try Life IT. As Premier Business Partners for IBM, Life IT offer a whole host of support, development and administration services for IBM Domino and many other platforms. Best of all, Life IT’s IBM Domino administration services are available to companies UK-wide, as everything can be handled remotely.

Here are just a handful of the many reasons why professional Domino administration is essential…

Maximise use of Disk Space

One of the great benefits of Domino 8.5 onwards is that it’s been designed to be “green” and energy-efficient. A well-administered Domino environment can reduce power consumption and resource usage, maximising the use of disk space. To make the most of this, it’s essential that your IBM Domino environment is well-administered.

Work at speed with IBM Domino

Time is money: it may be a cliché, but it’s also true. The faster you can work the better, so it’s vital to ensure your IBM Domino environment can keep up with you. To ensure that users and servers are managed efficiently the services of a knowledgeable Domino administrator are essential.

Efficient remote collaboration

As you know, one of the greatest benefits of using IBM Domino is that its collaboration tools are second-to-none. However, if these aren’t properly configured and maintained, you won’t be getting the best out of the improved collaboration, mobile and application development capabilities. A talented Domino administrator can help ensure the collaborative tools are optimised and configured correctly, making working quicker, easier and smoother.

Stop minor issues developing into serious problems

A good IBM Domino administrator will be skilled at managing servers and identifying potential issues, and will have the expertise to fix them quickly and thoroughly. Keep downtime to a minimum – remember, as we’ve already established, time is money!

Spot and plug security holes in your IBM Domino set-up

Any system needs robust security, and IBM Domino is no exception. One of your IBM Domino administration tasks should be to implement security features introduced in the latest version of Lotus Domino, including new encryption techniques, to ensure your security methods are up to date and effective. Not sure how to do this? Call on the services of an experienced IBM Domino administrator such as Life IT.

For more information on Life IT’s IBM Domino services, including Domino administration, support and bespoke application development, visit www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/domino.


Published Date: 19th December 2013
Category: General, IBM
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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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How to Stop Your IBM Domino System from Failing, and What to Do if it Does

If you use IBM Lotus Domino to share and manage documents, you’ll know what a flexible, powerful system it is. But if unexpected issues or errors occur, and you don’t have Domino experts on-hand, who can you turn to?

Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk) have been supplying businesses UK-wide with friendly, helpful, professional IBM Domino support for many years. They know Domino inside out, so whether performing system health checks or developing bespoke applications, their team of experts always delivers great results.

Here’s how Life IT can help ensure your Domino environment keeps running as smoothly as possible…

Minimise the risk of downtime with Domino monitoring

Performing regular services and health checks on your Domino set-up can help prevent potential issues becoming worrying problems.

Life IT can keep your server and Domino applications monitored. Once potential problems are spotted, you’ll be notified automatically. Depending on the severity, the system will either continue to be monitored or the problem will be escalated to Life IT’s Domino experts, who can then deal with the issue remotely.

There’s no need to have a Domino specialist on-staff, and no need to call out a technician to your premises – Life IT take care of everything.

Get immediate help in case of emergency 

Picture the scene. You’re working on an important project, remotely collaborating with several different parties. As always, deadlines are rapidly approaching. But something’s not right with your Domino environment. Replication is failing, preventing collaboration and stalling your project. And the clock is ticking. What do you do?

The answer: call Life IT. Their IBM Domino support service is available either during standard office hours, or 24/7, 365 days a year – ideal if you’re working into the wee small hours or with international partners across different time zones. Their expert technicians have the skill and know-how to get you up and running again quickly.

While your Domino environment is almost certainly stable and reliable at the moment, it’s not worth leaving it to chance – we all know that systems have a tendency to go down at the most inconvenient times, so it’s best to ensure you’re fully prepared for the unexpected.

Domino monitoring, support and more from Life IT 

Remember, no matter where you are in the UK, Life IT’s experts can monitor your Domino system and provide remote support servicing as and when you need it. Their skilled programmers can also develop bespoke applications for you – or update your existing Domino applications to add new functionality or improve efficiency and security.

Find out more about Life IT’s IBM Domino support services at www.lifeit.co.uk.


Published Date: 28th August 2013
Category: General, IBM, lotus domino support
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Don’t Let Your IBM Lotus Domino Fall: Ensure You Have Expert Administration

IBM Lotus Domino performs crucial functions for businesses. It’s a powerful collaborative tool, offering communications, ecommerce and CRM.  As it can drive so many important parts of your business, efficient system administration is essential.

From server installation and monitoring to bespoke solution development, Life IT knows all the leading server technology, operating systems and applications inside out – and this includes IBM Lotus Domino. Here’s how IT specialists such as Life IT can help you ensure your Domino environment remains stable, secure and efficient.

Flexible administration – remote or on-site

One of the great benefits of Lotus Domino is that all administrative tasks can be carried out remotely. This means you don’t necessarily have to employ a member of staff with Domino experience, but can leave the administration to a third-party professional with remote access. Prefer admin to be carried out on-site? Third-party specialists can come out to your premises, too.

Get regular healthchecks and monitoring

Make sure your Domino environment is kept up to date with the latest software, and that it’s monitored regularly to spot potential issues before they become problems. If your team lacks the experience and knowledge to do this, consider the use of external support – or get them trained up…

Domino systems admin training for your team

Maybe you have reliable IT technicians who are capable and bright, but who lack the specific Lotus Domino knowledge they need to perform proper system admin for it. Specialists such as Life IT can provide thorough training for your team, teaching them everything they need to know to keep your Lotus Domino server up and running.

Holiday cover for your Domino expert

Maybe you already have an experienced sys admin who knows Domino like the back of his hand. But what do you do when he takes a holiday? If you’re using Lotus Domino for collaborative working, online transactions or CRM, you’ll be desperate to minimise the risk of downtime – which is why taking advantage of professional Domino support is essential.

So don’t let your Domino fall. Whether you need someone to look after your system administration (permanently or temporarily), support in monitoring your Domino environment, or you just need training for your own sys admins, Life IT can help. As well-established experts in all things Domino, they can provide their services across the UK, and can access your system remotely or visit you on-site.

Find out more about how Life IT’s IBM Lotus Domino administration services can help you at www.lifeit.co.uk, or call 01625 547979.



Published Date: 15th May 2013
Category: IBM, lotus domino support



Work Together, Better With IBM Lotus Domino

Work Together, Better With IBM Lotus Domino

In business, strong, effective communication is key. It’s likely you’ll have several projects on the go at once, with multiple parties collaborating from several different locations, so it’s important you have the infrastructure in place to facilitate effective, secure collaborative working.

IBM Lotus Domino has been chosen by businesses all around the world for this very purpose. And as well-established experts on IBM Lotus Domino, Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk) help businesses UK-wide get Domino up and running smoothly and efficiently. Here are just some of the ways they think Domino could benefit your business…

Work anytime, from anywhere, with anyone

IBM Lotus Domino offers multi-platform business collaboration solutions. Email and instant messaging, file sharing, customer relationship management and web-based transactions can all be accomplished efficiently and easily.

Domino’s collaborative tools help you make better informed decisions faster and share information and ideas more efficiently. What’s more, Domino’s workflow engine can help you streamline your approval processes – ideal if you require sign-off from several parties in several different locations. Your projects will no longer stagnate or bottleneck – everyone gets access to everything and everyone they need, any time they need it.

A ‘greener’ way to work

IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 has been designed to help reduce energy consumption and resource usage, optimising your available resources. Its powerful compression tools can save on disk space by up to 60%, which can help reduce energy consumption – not to mention save money on storage media costs.

Increased efficiency with the Domino Configuration Tuner

With IBM Lotus Domino 8.5, the in-built Domino Configuration Tuner will help your systems administrators detect server misconfigurations and performance and security issues, spotting potential problems before they have time to impact on your productivity – minimising any downtime. 

How Life IT can help your business get to grips with Domino

Life IT’s IBM-certified consultants can help with every single aspect of IBM Lotus Domino planning, implementation, administration and consultancy. Life IT also offers comprehensive training courses to help your administrators get the most out of Domino – which will help you get the most out of your online collaborations.

End user training is also available from Life IT, meaning that any of your staff who are using Domino as a productivity and collaboration tool will learn everything they need to know to get the most out of it – meaning your business will get the most out of your teams.

Life IT can also help with bespoke solution development in Domino, whether training your own team of developers or designing and developing applications tailored to the needs of your business.

To find out more about IBM Lotus Domino, and Life IT’s full range of high quality products and services UK-wide, visit www.lifeit.co.uk.


Published Date: 13th December 2012
Category: General, IBM, lotus domino support
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