IT Services for IT Professionals
At Carrington Blake IT Solutions, we understand how important it is for you as an IT Manager to make good decisions regarding the IT that you need to employ, in order to run your department efficiently.
As someone in IT, you will be acutely aware of the challenges involved. Whether you are a technician, manager or consultant, your IT resources must be optimised in terms of equipment, service levels and personnel. We can help with these issues by providing top level Cloud based solutions. Click here for more precise specifications in terms of the software we utilise and how we can help you. Alternatively contact us to speak to a specialist.
Our IT services for IT Managers comprise of the following:
- Offload routine and low value work.
By employing our Manage IT support service we are able to do the heavy lifting to absorb routine work so allowing more time for IT Managers to define and implement strategy.
- Thin client deployment.
Our thin client TopStation product will re-format existing desktops to extend their working life considerably. With only a 1GB memory requirement, we can use virtually any desktop machine requiring refresh or we can employ a pensioned off machine to deliver a high performance Windows 7 experience at virtually no capital cost.
- Primary Storage.
By employing our Nasuni network appliance (physical or virtual) we are able to extend the size of your hard disk or existing SAN installation by a factor of ten. Furthermore we can deliver WAN optimisation, de-duplication and site to site replication in one simple solution.
- Virtual Desktop in a box.
The Carrington Blake TopDesk solution is a pre-packaged ready to run Citrix XenApp infrastructure. TopDesk includes HA, Load Balancing, Application streaming with twin data centres, data replication and hosted exchange server. This could take months for you to implement independently. Now you can be up and running in just one week.
- Cloud migrations.
Our Manage IT personal are expert in the migration of traditional IT infrastructure into a cloud based managed services. We know what to do and what can go wrong. Call us now on 020 7537 6622
Cost savings and ROI
TopDesk, our hosted desktop service means that users may access their MS Desktop and all of their familiar applications, using any device, from anywhere, at any time. This includes software which you currently own such as, Sage Accounts, financial applications and common business software.
This technology extends the lifetime of desktop computers avoiding costly replacement and refresh programmes, by removed hidden costs such as the risk of hardware failure, you can now plan your IT budget better than ever before. The Return on Investment (ROI) by employing our TopDesk and Nasuni product range can reduce capital costs by a significant amount and vastly improve reliability and service quality.
There are other, less obvious ways in which ROI can be maximised. These are listed below.
- Eliminate the need to pay for Microsoft software upgrades and licenses. This happens automatically with our Cloud Computing Service.
- Software upgrades and new software are deployed automatically to all computers and devices connected to the network saving time and the hidden costs usually involved with the traditional approach.
Pay For What You Use
Think of our service almost as a utility. You pay only for what you use, nothing more. This can translate into significant cost savings. Consider the example of a small business with 30 computers and 15 users. Instead of charging our services by the workstation, we charge per user. This means that effectively, you only pay for the 15 users and still have access to all of your data on all of your machines. Where in your business could you redirect those cost savings?
Use our cost calculator to work out how much you could save by making the decision to migrate your IT to the Cloud. Alternatively, contact us to discuss the potential savings in more depth with a qualified expert. In many cases our migration service is without charge.
We can implement a totally ring fenced private cloud which can deliver more flexibility and control than would normally be possible in a multi-tenanted cloud. In many cases depending upon the number of users and applications our private cloud can be no more expensive.
Contact us to discuss how we can help you with a private cloud solution which delivers the same controls and flexibility as you would have if you had a traditional IT solution on-site, BUT… with no capital costs.
- Do you already have one or more networks and a number of users?
- Are you looking for things like PC support, anti-virus protection, network management, hardware support and server handling?
- Do you require help to ensure that everyone in your organisation has the right file and email access?
We have the products and support to help you.
Accessibility and Affordability
Our traditional IT support services are offered at a cost which is both accessible and affordable. We are able to do this as we believe in offering traditional IT support with the same level of flexibility as you would get from the Cloud. As a result, we only charge you for what you use. We like to make our services fast and simple, therefore, depending on the requirements of your business, we can normally have your Carrington Blake IT Solutions support services up and running, within 24 hours of meeting with you.
Whatever IT infrastructure or problems you currently have, we have a network of engineers up and down the country who can help.
- Are you struggling to keep your IT costs down as you grow?
- Could you better use your IT staff for something other than support?
- Do you require more storage space?
- Are your business decisions being restricted by your IT capabilities?
We have cloud computing technology which could help you at a competitive price.
Cost, Efficiency and Security
Cloud computing is especially beneficial to those trying to keep costs down. At Carrington Blake IT Solutions, we understand that this is a crucial aspect of keeping your business running efficiently. Our Cloud service has built in disaster recovery, meaning that whatever happens on your premises, your data and applications are always protected.
Virtualisation and Storage Issues
Our Cloud services eliminate storage issues for businesses and facilitate connectivity by allowing you, or anyone else in your organisation, to connect to their desktop on any device, from anywhere in the world. We believe this is the ultimate in information sharing. The Cloud allows the virtualisation of your servers and your desktop so that everything that you do, runs from a browser, eliminating the need for expensive hardware.
Our Cloud services allow for strategic independence for business owners. This eliminates the need to invest in more IT hardware, software or IT personnel. Therefore, you can effectively separate the costs of running the rest of your business from your IT costs.
We find that this is very often the case with start up businesses with many of our clients having to factor new and unexpected IT costs into their business plans because of growth. By employing the Cloud from day one, you can keep your costs down.
By using our Cloud services, your business decisions are no longer restricted by your IT capabilities, which gives you a competitive advantage. Depending on the needs of your business, we can typically have you up and running with Cloud computing within a month of meeting you.
If you need to find better ways of sharing data or simply require a more strategic and streamlined approach to IT in your business, click here for more information on our Cloud services. Alternatively, contact us to speak to a Cloud computing specialist about how we can help you.
- Are you running out of storage space?
- Is your data storage becoming too expensive?
- Do you have multiple sites with data security issues?
We have the services to solve your storage issues.
As a business owner, you will no doubt have to store relatively large amounts of data, which can be expensive. As your business grows, so will your need for adequate storage space and for the effective management of your data growth. Security becomes an issue, especially when data is managed across multiple sites.
At Carrington Blake IT Solutions, we have partnered with Nasuni who are a leading provider of data storage services, to provide you with the best possible storage solutions for your business. Partnering with Nasuni means that we can provide limitless storage capacity, with access across multiple sites, with recovery time in minutes.
If you are running out of storage space or your data storage is becoming too expensive, click here for more information on our data storage service or contact us to speak to a specialist in Enterprise Data Storage.
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