We at Freedom ICT understand the challenges you face as a business through experience and will augment the skills and expertise that exist within your teams, transferring knowledge, establishing best practice methods and creating new capabilities that you never had before. We can do this because our people have significant blue chip, SME and Not for Profit board level and practitioner experience. This means you will have access to a wealth of knowledge that ensures speed and focus on the burning issues you face, not to mention the support of someone who has already faced and overcome similar challenges.
Benefits to you:
We can do this because our people have significant blue chip, SME and Not for Profit board level and practitioner experience. This means you will have access to a wealth of knowledge that ensures speed and focus on the burning issues you face, not to mention the support of someone who has already faced and overcome similar challenges.
Support from a skilled professional who has experienced and overcome similar challenges and understands both your business and IT issues.
Track record of delivering successful recovery management, transition, transformation and cost reduction programmes across one or multiple sites and offices.
We can work with your team to ensure alignment between IT and business strategy (Virtual IT Director).
Assurance that we will work with you over the long term.
Virtual IT Director
Our Virtual IT Director service is designed to help customers prepare an IT strategy that is aligned to your business objectives. We can help with tactical projects, wider strategic planning or on-going IT director support on a retained basis (e.g. one day per month).
Our approach is consultative and involves providing advice in plain English, identifying and setting “business outcomes” based goals, and not putting implementation of the latest technology first without clear and tangible benefits. By spending a few days a month working in partnership with you and your team, your business can benefit from our extensive knowledge, experience and expertise without the expense of a full time IT Director, Manager or consultant.
We’ll first meet you to discuss your business requirements then produce a bespoke proposal tailored to suit your business’s specific needs. By assessing the current state of your IT infrastructure and process we can make recommendations based on business goals and budget. We’ll even produce a full IT strategy for your business so you can plan your future growth and expenditure.
We will help your business by:
Identifying cost reductions through better management of your IT budget
Ensuring your IT effectively supports your actual business needs
Sharing experience of similar shaped and sized business using IT effectively and efficiently
Creating a better understanding of the IT needs of your business
Providing more effective and informed decision making on IT expenditure
Delivering on-going strategic delivery and guidance to ensure your IT provision continues to fit the sustainable growth and development of the business
Freedom ICT provide the design, supply and build new or enhanced IT infrastructure, implement and deliver office moves or systems upgrades, in all cases being delivered on-time and on-budget.
We can run your IT projects working onsite or remotely. By pre-configuring hardware prior to installation and working during business downtime we can minimise the amount of disruption to your staff and operations.
We offer a full end-to-end service, including Project Design and Management, taking care of everything from scoping and planning to procurement and delivery. All project services are delivered by experienced and appropriately qualified engineers on a fixed fee basis, making it easy for you to control costs.
We’re experienced in delivering a wide range of projects across a variety of technologies and hold PRINCE2 accreditation to practitioner level, including:
Microsoft Windows SBS server migrations
Microsoft Office 365 implementation
Microsoft Exchange upgrades
Virtualisation platforms (Server and desktop)
Data Centre migration
Technical Audits and Current State Assessments
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
As IT systems have become increasingly critical to the smooth operation of a company, and arguably the economy as a whole, the importance of ensuring the continued operation of those systems, or the rapid recovery of the systems, has increased.
- Just try to calculate the monetary loss to your business if for instance your File Server is out of action for a whole day? What impact would it have on your company if you had:
- No access to email or the internet
- No access to your accounts package or ordering system
- No access to your contacts or CRM Package
Think of the potential lost revenue and then multiply the number of hours downtime by the number of employees standing idle and the figures can be frightening?
The Disaster Recovery Plan is the most important item in your armoury. It is what you will turn to if there is indeed a disaster or other serious incident.
Hopefully, you will never have to use it, but if you do, it can be the difference between the loss of your Business and its survival. It is therefore absolutely critical that it is workable and that it is of sufficient quality to guide you through the crisis. Shortcuts here could cost you dearly.
We sometimes encounter Businesses who already have a plan, BUT have little idea how it was generated. Further, the plan itself is sometimes too complicated to understand. Imagine how much harder it might be to grasp these requirements in the midst of disaster!
The first rule therefore is to UNDERSTAND the plan. At the outset, ensure that you understand how it is to be created. Good plans follow a logical process.
Freedom ICT can not only help you assess the risk to your critical systems but also develop and document a plan of action for your business recovery.
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