How Outsourced IT Can Help Your Business Grow

How Outsourced IT Can Help Your Business Grow

How Outsourcing IT Can Help Your Business Grow

Did you know that when you outsource your IT there are many benefits. Not just having the knowledge that all your IT problems are taken managed and taken care of in a compliant manner, but with businesses such as us on your side, you can grow your business in a number of ways, including:

  • Freeing up your time and resources to focus on core business activities. When you outsource your IT support with Systems Integration, you can free up your time and resources to focus on the things that you do best, such as growing your business and serving your customers.
  • We provide access to expertise and experience that you may not have in-house. We have a team of experienced and knowledgeable IT professionals who can provide you with the expertise and support that you need to keep your IT systems running smoothly and efficiently.
  • Helping you to stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends. Systems Integration’s outsourced IT support helps you to stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends and ensures that you are using the most efficient and effective IT solutions for your business.
  • Scaling your IT infrastructure as your business grows. Our IT support clients can scale their services to meet the needs their growing business, so they don’t have to worry about overinvesting in IT resources.

Here are some specific examples of how our IT support can help you to grow your business:

  • Help you to launch new products or services. When you are launching a new product or service, you need to have a reliable and scalable IT infrastructure in place. Systems Integration can help you to set up and manage your IT infrastructure so that you can focus on launching your new product or service on time and within budget.
  • Support your remote workforce. If you have a remote workforce, you need to have a way to provide them with support. We can provide remote IT support to your employees, so they can get the help they need when they need it, no matter where they are located.
  • Help you to expand into new markets. If you are planning to expand your business into new markets, you need to have a way to support your IT infrastructure in those markets. We have a National presence, so we can provide you with IT support in any market where you operate.

Overall, our IT support can be a valuable asset for businesses of all sizes. By outsourcing your IT support with us, you can free up your time and resources to focus on core business activities, gain access to expertise and experience that you may not have in-house, stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends, and scale your IT infrastructure as your business grows.

As leading local Wiltshire IT Support providers, we can obviously help, but if you new to seeking outsourced IT support and are wondering how to choose a local company, here are some tips for choosing the right outsourced IT support provider your business.

  • Make sure the provider has a good reputation and is experienced in working with businesses in your industry.
  • Ask the provider about their security and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Make sure the provider offers a variety of services that meet your needs.
  • Get a quote from multiple providers before making a decision.

By following these tips, you can ensure the IT partner you choose is right for your business.  And is one that can not only help you now, but also in the future when your business starts to grow. Systems Integration have been helping business across Swindon and Wiltshire do just this for the past 25+ years. So if you are looking to grow your business and do not want any IT headaches in the future, feel free to get in touch. 

Not Just IT Support, But Consultants

Not Just IT Support, But Consultants

IT Consultancy For Swindon Businesses

Over the past 20+ years not only have Systems Integration been support SMEs across Swindon and Wiltshire with hardware and software support, but we also help via our consultancy services. When it comes to our knowledge base, we can help our clients out with everything from IT Procurement to Internet Services, and almost everything in between.
We cater to companies from a broad range of industries and company sizes. We have been known to work with every business type from recruitments agencies, charities to international multi-site businesses.

Need Our Help?
If you would benefit from some IT infrastructure advice, feel free to ask our consultants about any of our current services. Here are just a small selection of consultancy services that our team offers;

  • Procurement of your IT hardware and software. IT Equipment is a big expense, but our consultant can tell you which are the best value and most efficient
  • Installation of your hardware and software, e.g. servers, routers and networks.
  • Need advice on building your computer network including the network design, data cabling, wireless networks both public and non-public, WANs and LANs.
  • Migration of your server or desktop via Cloud and Office 365.
  • Upgrading your computer’s software – We can tell you which is the most suitable hardware for your business needs.
  • We can help you with communication and advise on your broadband, email, remote access, and VPNs.
  • We can assist with your next office move, with IT resource planning and implementation of IT services. From wireless communication right through to the physical office move itself
  • We can provide advice the following services: Server support, desktop support, IT systems support, Apple Mac support, computer repairs and also upgrades.

And we do not just offer your standard off the self advice.  Our consultants know that no two businesses are the same, or have the same needs. That is why each project we take on is given tailored IT consultancy, with their own dedicated IT support adviser. We want every client to feel valued, and believe we provide a top-class level of customer service.

From cloud computing to Wi-Fi installation Systems Integration will be able to access your business making sure it is fit for purpose.
All of Systems Integrations our IT consultants are experienced professionals with years of IT support under their belts. Each and every one of our IT consultants is, or has:

Fully qualified
Microsoft Certified
15+ Year Industry Experience

If you would like to hear about any of our case studies or current projects, get in touch with a member of our team and we will endeavor to make sure you get the information you need.

CCTV For Swindon Businesses

CCTV For Swindon Businesses

As proud partners of many businesses across Swindon, Systems Integration are not just protectors of your IT systems, but we can also help protect your actual business premises!  If you are looking for new or want to upgrade your buildings security, we can help with our security system.  We Are SSAIB qualified and have technicians who are specialists with all types of CCTV systems and have a great team of technicians available to help.  CCTV (closed-circuit television) systems are used in businesses for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Preventing crime: CCTV cameras can deter criminals by making them aware that they are being watched. They can also be used to identify and prosecute criminals after a crime has been committed.
  • Deterring vandalism: CCTV cameras can also deter vandalism by making it more difficult for vandals to act without being seen.
  • Providing evidence: CCTV footage can be used as evidence in court cases, helping to convict criminals and protect businesses from liability.
  • Monitoring staff: CCTV cameras can be used to monitor staff performance and deter theft.
  • Enhancing customer service: CCTV cameras can be used to monitor customer areas and ensure that customers are being treated properly.
  • Improving safety: CCTV cameras can be used to improve safety by monitoring high-risk areas, such as loading docks and parking lots.

When choosing a CCTV system for your business, there are a number of factors you need to consider, such as:

  • The size of your business and the areas you need to monitor
  • The type of crime you are most concerned about
  • The budget you have available
  • The level of security you need
Needless to say our technicians can help advise with all these.

Once you have considered these factors, you can start to narrow down your choices and find a CCTV system that is right for your business.

Here are some additional tips for choosing a CCTV system for your business:

    • Although we pride ourselves as being Swindon’s most competitive when it comes to security systems, we still advise you get quotes from several different companies.
  • Read reviews of different CCTV systems before making a decision. It can be noted that our technicians are more than happy to advise if you are unsure of your requirements.
  • Make sure the system you choose is easy to use and maintain.
  • Consider the quality of the video footage the system produces.
  • If applicable, make sure the system is compatible with your existing security system.

CCTV systems can be a valuable asset for businesses of all sizes. By choosing the right system and using it effectively, you can help to keep your business safe and secure.

Here are some additional benefits of CCTV for businesses:

  • Reduced insurance premiums: CCTV systems can help to reduce insurance premiums by providing evidence of crime or vandalism.
  • Increased peace of mind: Knowing that your business is being monitored can give you peace of mind, both for yourself and your employees.
  • Improved customer confidence: CCTV systems can help to improve customer confidence by making them feel safer when they are on your premises.

If you are considering installing a CCTV system for your business, please feel free to get in touch.

The Benefits Of Microsoft

The Benefits Of Microsoft


As Microsoft partners, Systems Integration have helped various SMEs across Swindon and Wiltshire with Microsoft and it’s uses.

A lot of businesses are actually unaware of what Microsoft offers and how it can help. This month we give you an oversight of how it can help you and your business.

Microsoft offers a wide range of services that can help SMEs in a variety of ways. These services include:

  • Cloud computing: Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure, provides SMEs with access to a wide range of cloud-based services, including computing, storage, networking, and artificial intelligence. This can help SMEs to reduce their IT costs and improve their agility.
  • Office 365: Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based productivity tools that includes apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. This can help SMEs to improve their collaboration and productivity.
  • Dynamics 365: Dynamics 365 is a suite of business applications that can help SMEs to manage their customer relationships, sales, marketing, and operations. This can help SMEs to improve their efficiency and profitability.
  • Security: Microsoft offers a variety of security solutions that can help SMEs to protect their data from cyber threats. These solutions include Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, and Microsoft Intune.
  • Training and support: Microsoft offers a variety of training and support resources that can help SMEs to get the most out of its products and services. These resources include online training courses, documentation, and technical support.

In addition to these specific services, Microsoft also offers a number of other benefits to SMEs, such as:

  • Brand recognition: Microsoft is a well-known and respected brand, which can help SMEs to gain credibility with their customers.
  • Ease of use: Microsoft’s products and services are generally easy to use, which can help SMEs to save time and money on IT training.
  • Scalability: Microsoft’s products and services are scalable, which means that SMEs can easily grow their IT infrastructure as their business grows.

Overall, Microsoft’s services can offer a number of benefits to SMEs, including cost savings, improved productivity, and increased security. If you are an SME, I encourage you to explore Microsoft’s products and services to see how they can help your business.

Here are some specific examples of how Microsoft services have helped SMEs:

  • A small law firm used Office 365 to improve its collaboration and productivity. The firm was able to reduce the number of emails it sent and received, and it was able to track its billable hours more effectively.
  • A small retail store used Dynamics 365 to manage its customer relationships. The store was able to track its customer interactions more effectively, and it was able to send targeted marketing messages to its customers.
  • A small manufacturing company used Azure to improve its security. The company was able to implement a cloud-based firewall, and it was able to encrypt its data.

If you are looking at ways to improve your business communication, project management and reputation with the use of Microsoft, get in touch with us and one of our experienced Microsoft Technicians can show you how we can help.

What is the difference between disaster recovery and data backup?

What is the difference between disaster recovery and data backup?

Data backup and disaster recovery are two important components of any business’s IT infrastructure. While they are often confused with each other, they are actually two distinct concepts.

Data backup is the process of creating copies of data and storing them in a safe place. This is done to protect against data loss, which can occur due to a variety of factors, such as hardware failure, software corruption, or human error.

Disaster recovery is the process of restoring data and IT systems after a disaster. While data backup is essential for protecting data, disaster recovery is essential for ensuring that business operations can resume after a disaster. A comprehensive disaster recovery plan will include the following elements:

  • Identifying critical data and systems: The first step in disaster recovery planning is to identify the data and systems that are critical to your business. This will help you determine how much data you need to backup and how often you need to backup.
  • Creating backups: Once you have identified your critical data and systems, you need to create backups. There are a variety of ways to backup data, including using tape drives, external hard drives, or cloud storage.
  • Testing backups: It is important to test your backups regularly to make sure that they are working properly. This will help you to ensure that you can restore your data quickly and easily in the event of a disaster.
  • Developing a disaster recovery plan: The final step in disaster recovery planning is to develop a plan for restoring your data and systems after a disaster. This plan should include contact information for key personnel, a list of steps for restoring data and systems, and a timeline for recovery.

As a result of both services being confused, we often get asked by business if having a disaster recovery plan in place is worth it. The answer is yes, especially if you want to ensure business continuity

Disaster recovery (DR) is a process for ensuring that critical business functions can continue even in the event of a disaster. A disaster can be anything from a natural disaster, such as a fire, flood to a man-made disaster, such as a fire or cyberattack.

A successful DR plan will allow an organization to recover from a disaster quickly and minimize the impact on business operations. The plan should include the following steps:

  1. Identify critical business functions. Not all business functions are created equal. Some functions are more critical than others and need to be restored first in the event of a disaster.
  2. Develop a recovery plan for each critical function. The recovery plan should specify the steps that need to be taken to restore each function, as well as the resources that will be needed.
  3. Test the recovery plan regularly. It’s important to test the recovery plan regularly to make sure it is up-to-date and that the required resources are available.

There are several benefits to outsourcing IT support services such as DR. 

First, it can save organisations money. Outsourcing providers have the expertise and resources to implement and manage DR plans more effectively than many organizations can on their own.

Second, outsourcing can free up IT staff to focus on other critical tasks.

Third, outsourcing can provide organizations with a higher level of redundancy and resilience. See more on how we can help you with your disaster recovery here

Overall, outsourcing IT DR can be a wise decision for organizations that want to improve their resilience to disasters. However, it’s important to carefully consider the risks and benefits before making a decision.

Here are some of the benefits of outsourcing IT disaster recovery:

  • Reduced costs: Outsourcing can save organizations money on the hardware, software, and labour costs associated with maintaining an in-house DR solution.
  • Increased expertise: Outsourcing providers have the expertise and experience to design and implement a comprehensive DR solution that meets the specific needs of the organization.
  • Improved uptime: Outsourcing can help organizations improve their uptime by providing a secondary data centre or cloud-based DR solution that can be activated in the event of a primary data centre outage.
  • Enhanced security: Outsourcing providers can provide a higher level of security for sensitive data than many organizations can on their own.

Overall, outsourcing IT disaster recovery can be a wise decision for organisations that carefully consider the risks and benefits. At Systems integration we have secure services that have been helping businesses for across Swindon and Wiltshire with their data storage. If you think this is something we could help you with, please feel free to get in touch.

The Importance of Cyber Security

The Importance of Cyber Security


Cyber Security: The Importance of Protecting Your Data

In today’s digital age, cyber security is more important than ever. With more and more of our personal and business lives being conducted online, our information is at greater risk of being stolen or compromised.

Cyber security is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. It is a critical component of any organization’s risk management strategy.

There are many different types of cyber-attacks, but some of the most common include:

  • Phishing: This is a type of social engineering attack in which an attacker sends an email or text message that appears to be from a legitimate source, such as a bank or credit card company. The goal is to trick the recipient into clicking on a malicious link or providing personal information, such as their login credentials.
  • Malware: This is a type of software that is designed to damage or disable computer systems. Malware can be delivered through phishing attacks, drive-by downloads, or other means.
  • Ransomware: This is a type of malware that encrypts a victim’s files and demands a ransom payment in order to decrypt them.

The consequences of a cyber attack can be devastating. In addition to financial losses, businesses can also suffer damage to their reputation and customer relationships. Individuals can also experience financial losses, identity theft, and emotional distress.

There are a number of things that organizations and individuals can do to protect themselves from cyber-attacks. Some of the most important steps include:

  • Using strong passwords and changing them regularly
  • Keeping software up to date
  • Being careful about what links you click on and what emails you open
  • Educating yourself about cyber security threats
  • Cyber security is an ongoing challenge, but by taking steps to protect yourself, you can help to reduce your risk of being a victim of a cyber-attack.

The Benefits of Cyber Security

There are many benefits to investing in cyber security. Some of the most important benefits include:

  • Protection of sensitive data: Cyber security can help to protect sensitive data, such as customer information, financial data, and intellectual property. This can help to prevent financial losses, identity theft, and damage to reputation.
  • Increased productivity: Cyber security can help to increase productivity by reducing the amount of time that is lost to data breaches, malware infections, and other cyber attacks.
  • Improved compliance: Cyber security can help organizations to comply with regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This can help to avoid fines and penalties.
  • Reduced risk of business disruption: Cyber security can help to reduce the risk of business disruption caused by cyber attacks. This can help to protect revenue and customer relationships.
  • Enhanced customer confidence: Cyber security can help to enhance customer confidence by demonstrating that an organization is taking steps to protect their data. This can lead to increased sales and improved customer loyalty.
    The benefits of cyber security are clear. By investing in cyber security, organisations can protect their data, increase productivity, improve compliance, reduce risk of business disruption, and enhance customer confidence.

Systems Integration has been helping businesses across Swindon and Wiltshire with their IT support and security for the past 20+ years. From employee education to Software, if you want help with your IT security or if you have any concerns, please feel free to get in touch.

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