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Anthony Pepe completely sold on our IT support

Apr 20, 2017   //   by The IT Guy   //   Business IT support  //  No Comments

Anthony Pepe Estate Agents are our focus this month. We started supporting them back in 2011 when Charlie the MD, found us through our social media! Upon asking for recommendations on Twitter people soon started pointing him in our direction and the rest is history. Based in London they have 3 branches with another 2 opening in the next year.

Problems
Anthony Pepe Estate Agents were using an end of life server for their sales and lettings software and it was starting to fail and let them down impacting on their day to day work. Their current IT support was a one-man band and was hard to get hold of sometimes which was frustrating them especially when their server went down. They also had local email on the server so their communications to customers and sales were starting to suffer.

The cost to replace the server would be around 4-5k plus ongoing support costs. Anthony Pepe had 2 branches at the time, with plans to open more as they grew and developed.

Solution
Even back then we could see the potential of cloud computing and its benefits, and we were huge advocates of it. We put a plan into place which would enable Anthony Pepe to operate across multiple branches with ease whilst massively reducing upfront and ongoing IT support costs.

We did this in 3 simple stages:

• Moved their emails off the server and onto a Hosted Exchange platform

• Migrated the in-house sales and lettings software to a web based provider

• Used a cloud based product for file sharing/storage

The solutions we put in place provided Anthony Pepe Estate Agents with a reliable, robust and scalable system which would allow their infrastructure to grow as their company grows.

“Since 2011, The IT Guy have supported us and all our branches. They have helped us introduce modern technology and cloud solutions to the business, which have enabled us to grow and open new branches with ease. They are always on the end of the phone if we need them and quick to respond. We look forward to continue working with The IT guy in the future, and with their help, expand and grow even further.”

So why not give us a call today and see how we could help your business build, grow and develop.

Rain, rain, go away – actually, maybe YOU should go away…

May 11, 2016   //   by The IT Guy   //   Business IT support, Cloud computing, IT Support  //  No Comments

Cloud computing IT support

Let’s face it the British weather isn’t the best in the world. One week of sunshine and that’s classed as a summer. So, if the rain is getting you down and you are sat at your desk dreaming of sunny beaches and cocktails don’t despair.

With the technology available today it’s easier than ever to work from pretty much anywhere in the world and not lose touch with your customers. In fact around 90% of business owners openly admit they do some form of work when they go on holiday whether it’s just checking email or catching up on admin. The internet has us all connected wherever we are making the world a much smaller place.

If your company is using cloud technology then it makes going on holiday that little bit less stressful. Take a look at our checklist to see if your company benefits from these simple features that cloud technology can offer:

• Mobile email: If you are using Hosted Exchange then you will have all your email wherever you go whether it’s on your smartphone, tablet or simply logging onto a PC.

• Out of office: Probably the most important one, let people know you are away and when they can expect you back. This is a standard feature with Hosted Exchange.

• Access to documents: There are a wide range of applications out there that will enable you to view and edit a document whilst you are travelling. Products like Dropbox will have their own apps, with others you can simply log into them via a browser.

• Remote access: Software such as TeamViewer or LogMeIn will enable you to access your desktop at home or office from any laptop, phone or tablet.

All of the above are simple solutions designed to make your life… well… simple. So book that holiday, you deserve it, and please get in touch if we can help you enjoy it that little bit more – call us now on 01249 470 070

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