Hardware & Networks
Through our partnership with recognised and trusted brands such as IBM, Lenovo, HP, Dell & Fujitsu, Soft-Works can supply quality hardware to meet the requirements of a growing business, to the demands of a busy Enterprise-grade network. Whether your requirement is to implement an on premise Microsoft Windows Server solution or a hosted cloud-based configuration, we can help.
By taking advantage of the technology available today and by implementing products such as VMware or Hyper-V, we are able to virtualise a single physical machine to run multiple virtual Servers, thus reducing on the cost of hardware and associated on-going maintenance charges.
For the office, remote and home user, we offer a wide range of desktop computers, All-in-Ones, Laptops, Ultrabooks and Tablets. For further details on these products and great offers on the latest gadgets and everyday computer supplies, visit our on-line shop >
Security & Storage
Keep your data safe and backed up in a secure remote location. SOS (safe off-site storage) is a simple and secure method of protecting your business critical data whether it's basic "files" or more complex databases such as Microsoft Exchange or SQL.
This solution allows a business to ensure daily backups are completed with little or no intervention and guarantees safe off-site security. Reports and on-line statistics are available ensuring you can easily keep control of your storage and backups.
Designed to accompany traditional Tape or Hard Drive methods of data backup, SOS is a simple and cost effective solution. So, how does it work?...
SOS is installed remotely via a webpage. You decide which files / data should be backed up with help from our Technical team Data is automatically compressed and uploaded to the SOS data-centre
Restoring is easy; either directly via the client or a webpage.
Note: Data is encrypted to government standards so it cannot be intercepted or opened by anyone other than the authorised individual. This is a completely automated service so no user interaction is required.
Sign up today for SOS backup, from only £19 +VAT per month for up to 50GB of storage.
AVG Anti-Virus from avast, is an award-winning anti-virus protection that detects, blocks, and removes viruses and malware from your company’s PCs and Servers. AVG anti-virus reduces risks and disruption, guarding you against the latest threats and cyber attacks.
Anti-Spam - Nothing is more frustrating than inboxes full of scams and spam, but now there’s a simple and effective fix. A cloud-based email solution that delivers comprehensive protection against spam, phishing attacks, and other email-borne threats. Anti-Spam tackles unwanted dangers, helping to reduce possible threats to your network.
Contact us today to see how little it will cost to help protect your business!
With Cloud Computing the benefits are clear. It enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications with ease. You get to focus on your business rather than the cost and hassle of running IT services on your premises. Pay for what you want at the time that you need it, and if your requirements change, you simply change your subscription. This means it is also easier to manage your cash flow and you don’t need upfront capital investment.
You can still keep specialised or older legacy business applications on premise, or ‘Hosted’ remotely on the Soft-Works data servers. You will be able to run your business effectively with a mixture of both types of solution and with secure remote data backup options available from Soft-Works SOS (Safe Off-site Storage) you really can have IT that is stress free!
'53% of all organisations already use Cloud Computing of some kind. This represented growth of around 10% since the beginning of 2011' (Vanson Bourne, specialist technology research).
So why switch to Cloud?... Here are a few of the ways a business can benefit:
Unified Communications – email, messaging & video conferencing: Hosting your email in the Cloud means massive savings on storage space and instant messaging takes you that step further with real-time conversations (Microsoft Lync / Skype for Business) and on-line video conferencing - this means you can now have meetings with staff and clients almost anywhere without having to leave the office.
File Sharing – document storage: This solves the problem of attachments going back and forth via email and delaying work. Giving clients access to the files they need means they can get involved while the work is being done – ideal for project managers, where being able to share information in the Cloud can make all the difference when decisions need to be made quickly.
Software – Office applications and CRM: Reduce licence costs and increase productivity by allowing users to access business applications on-line, by using monthly subscription packages such as Microsoft O365 and Dynamics CRM - a cost effective tool for the management of relationships with prospects and business contacts. Office 365 offers on-line versions of programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Access and much more...
If you are looking to get in the Cloud then speak to Soft-Works, a Microsoft Cloud Partner.
Try Office 365 - Business Premium (1 month trial, 25 users)
Try Microsoft Dynamics - CRM Online (30 day trial)
Hosted Phone Systems
Soft-Works Cloud hosted phone systems are affordable, flexible and professional - Soft-Works Cloud operates across your existing Internet connection. If you don’t already have this in place, we can supply you with our Assured Broadband service, which will guarantee your call quality. No line rental and greatly reduced call costs will ensure an immediate saving over your current system. Users can be added according to your needs, and you can grow in to the system one user at a time with no limit on expansion. Better still, Soft-Works Cloud is fully supported by us, and with this you gain the peace of mind that we’ll be on hand in the event of a problem, or just when you need a little advice.
From 1 User to 1000, and from less than £8 per user / per month, our hosted phones systems will give you the professionalism and capability of a fully-featured traditional on-premise solution but without the on-going and capital upfront costs.
Remote System Monitoring
With 24/7 Remote System Monitoring from Soft-Works, your systems will be checked round-the-clock, day and night. Automatically analysing your systems every 15 minutes, our Support Helpdesk will be alerted exactly when a problem occurs enabling us to respond promptly. We’ll spot the nature of the problem, so we can fix it fast to keep you up and running. For customers on our pay-as-you-go Support Bundle, we’ll discuss the problem with you initially, so you can then decide whether to resolve the problem yourself, or ask us to assist you.
Each and every day, 24/7 Remote System Monitoring can automatically check to make sure that your backup is complete ensuring your data is safe, check your disk space to ensure your system won’t crash and your workers aren’t left unproductive while you recover, check your Exchange email system to make sure it doesn’t fill up and collapse leaving you floundering until it’s fixed.
24/7 Remote System Monitoring includes:
> Drive Space Change (alerts where problems are causing drive space to be rapidly consumed)
> Disk Health (alerts if there are any problems with emerging physical disk failures)
> Windows Services Checks (Operating system problems)
Sign up today for 24/7 Remote Monitoring, from only £12.50 +VAT per month (initial £15 setup fee applies).
Soft-Works offers a whole range of web design services to fit requirements. We can help with registering a Domain Name and Hosting of your website, plus we can extend this to provide business email addresses if you do not have these in place already.
Our favoured platform when building a website is WordPress, an extremely popular tool for website design and used extensively world-wide. Therefore, offering our customers flexibility in both on-going content management and support.
If you are a start-up business looking for your first website, or an existing business undergoing a refresh of brand and design, Soft-Works can create a professional, responsive and easy-to-use website to help promote your business.
Contact us today and let's get creative!
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