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Category IT Services for Business

Why should I work with a Microsoft Partner?

Why should I work with a Microsoft Partner?

Why should I work with a Microsoft Partner?

EasylifeIT™ is a Microsoft Silver Partner, but you might be forgiven for thinking “and what does that mean to me?”

Over a period of decades, Microsoft technologies and solutions have powered businesses across the world. Their success isn’t down to superior marketing and sales, but the fact that they have consistently produced products and solutions that people can use, feel comfortable with and represent value for money. Read More

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EasylifeIT™ IT Director – Strategy, Policy and Consultancy

EasylifeIT™ IT Director – Strategy, Policy and Consultancy

EasylifeIT™ IT Director – Strategy, Policy and Consultancy

Particularly in SMEs, the executive responsible for IT is invariably not a specialist in that field. Most typically the job falls to the Finance Director. At best that person often considers it to be a distraction, at worst a poisoned chalice.

A cost-effective alternative can be to employ a consultant or non-executive director to plug this gap. Easylife IT Director has a team of experienced business people who talk your language and can complement your team. Read More

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How much does IT support cost?

How much does IT support cost?

How much does IT support cost?

One of the most important questions companies looking for IT support and management want to know is “how much does IT support cost?” and yet it is surprisingly difficult to find out what most IT companies charge for their services just from their websites.

Its complicated!

The usual response to the question of cost is met with “it’s complicated” or “it depends”, and indeed it does, but it is possible to give some indicative costs based on a few assumptions. Just like buying a new car there are a multitude of options and add-ons to the basic package which improves the experience, but the base price of the car is known, and the same applies to IT services .. and on that basis, we can give you a guide here. Read More

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EasylifeIT™ IT Security – Helping you to secure your systems

EasylifeIT™ IT Security – Helping you to secure your systems

EasylifeIT™ IT Security – Helping you to secure your systems

IT security can seem daunting with high tech acronyms and impenetrable terminology; it is little wonder most feel it is beyond their reach or budget .. but it really isn’t! The truth is that 6 common sense and cost-effective steps can deter many cyber criminals. The questions you should be asking yourself are:

  • Are firewalls turned on and effectively configured?
  • Do we limit what users can do on their PC’s or laptops?
  • Do we always insist on “best practice” passwords, plus 2 factor authentification where possible?
  • Is your antivirus protection adequate?
  • Are Windows, Office and other updates turned on and applied regularly?
  • Do you inform and educate your staff on the risks?

 

An article addressing each point in detail is available here

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EasylifeIT™ IT support and Crisis Prevention

EasylifeIT™ IT support and Crisis Prevention

EasylifeIT™ IT support and Crisis Prevention

Few things are so disruptive to your operations as when the IT misbehaves, and a poorly maintained and managed system is much more likely to go wrong. Delegate the responsibility to easylifeIT™ and we will not only ensure that the system is monitored, managed, well maintained and working at its best, but also be there for you and your team when you do need help. Read More

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