Halcyon-IT offers a range of services to benefit any small and medium business in any business sector.
From installation and provisioning of new services to the auditing and maintaining of current systems.
Take back control of your email!
Spam filtering is tricky, perhaps more an art than a science. After all, what one person finds to be irritating spam, others regard as interesting information. More seriously though are so called 'phishing' scams, emails that pretend to be from a bank, or other reputable source. Or what about viruses, designed to extract information from your business, delete information or piggy-back your computers to send even more spam!
Halcyon-IT Spam gateway can help protect you from ALL these threats in one very easy to add service
Or perhaps you know it as Disaster Recovery.
Many people used to talk about Disaster recovery, that is if something catastrophic happens to your business, fire, theft, hardware failure or flood, that your business could quickly get back to an operating state. Numerous studies have proven that if a business is unable to fulfil its obligations to its customers within a few days, depending on the business, they are likely to go elsewhere. Business continuity takes a slight more holistic approach, mapping the business, identifying areas which are key that IT support, and ensure that these can be quickly, easily and as seamlessly as possible can recover as quickly as possible with no loss.
How busy is your network, is it time for an upgrade?
Many people can perhaps identify bottlenecks on their servers or desktops, we've all experience that slow grind of an under-spec'd PC! But what if the issue is with your network locally, between your PC's and perhaps server, or between your business and the Internet. Perhaps that free router from your ISP is not giving you the best, most reliable connection to the Internet, or your brand new fast PC's are getting the best service from your server due to a clogged up network. Network monitoring from Halycon-IT allow you to easily see how loaded you network connections are, how much the load is growing and where your investment should be spent to rectify the problems.
Is your server about to run out of capacity?
Servers can become that magical box, they sit there, running all the time, gathering dust and only thought about when they stop working. And yet they are perhaps the core of you network, perhaps your business! They may well hold all of your companies emails, files, drawing, picture, intellectual property - anything that makes your business tick.
Therefore it is essential to monitor them, not just to alert you when a particular service, such as email, or the whole server is unavailable - but also so you can start to baseline its usage, allowing you to plan when it will reach capacity, or be notified instantly when a disk fails, or any tell-tail sign of impending failure.
How much time do you waste waiting for you PC?
Desktops aren't perhaps the most interesting part of IT, but they are the thing that we sit in front of for 8 hours a day, perhaps produce all our work on, and we need that to happen quickly, reliably and as easily as possible. Windows XP, though still run by many businesses is retired, support now not available from Microsoft. But Windows 7 not only replaces, but add many great feature - and for a subscription can be installed straight onto your existing PC (assuming it meets the specification) Modern Desktops now benefit from being 'built' over the network, from the server, ensuring a consistent, quick and economical way for a new PC to be added to the network. Unbox, insert CD, wait 20 minutes, perhaps answer one or two questions, and then logon and work - Simple!
Health Check / Audit
How often does your PC crash, or your server become unavailable?
It should be NEVER! Of course, some unplanned outages are expected, but in reality your devices, be they PC's, Mac's or your server should work when you need it to. Desktops SHOULD provide a solid 8 hours of operation during the day or night; servers SHOULD be on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to serve your business. If they aren't something is wrong, let us help you find out what.
Health checks by Halcyon-IT are all about planning and peace of mind. Be sure that you haven't got a virus lurking, be confident that your equipment is running efficiently, check that your existing IT provider is giving you the best possible experience
A Health check and audit gives you peace of mind, a plan to know what you perhaps have to spend and when, and ensures a reliable, secure service.
Similar to Health checks, but more focused
The Internet is the wild-west, piped into our front door, or right into our Businesses. We so many viruses, hacks and vulnerabilities attacking our networks and PC's, cyber-security is now a huge expenditure for Governments across the globe.
Business, though less likely to be targeted are just likely to suffer from random attacks and viruses, sent to 1000's of computers to look for weaknesses. Remember firewall's are just part of the security solution, but IT security must be at every part of your Organisation, which today includes Cloud based services and mobile computing such as tablets and smart phones
Halcyon-IT Security Audits give you peace of mind that you businesses data, customer records and data are as secure as they can be
Has your firewall been misconfigured?
It's not uncommon for people to put very relaxed rules into firewalls when testing or in desperation to make a service work - and then forget to remove it. Or perhaps if someone gains access to your system, they will introduce a 'backdoor' to allow future access easier....
How can you tell? Regular 'Penetration Tests' which scan your Firewall give you confidence that your firewall is not only secure, but importantly, unchanged from what you expect. .
Halcyon-IT - a one stop shop for your businesses IT needsJ
ust an example of the main services that Halcyon-IT provides, but every business is different. That is why we pride ourselves on given a tailored solution to every customer, to ensure you needs are meet