Optimised IT specialise in helping companies get the best out of their IT infrastructure. Having all of your computers and devices connected together can help your business safeguard its data, organise and share information, and can help simplify the way you work.

We provide a range of solutions that can help your business become more secure, and manage IT resources more effectively.

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A computer network allows all of your devices to communicate with each other, either wired or wirelessly, and can simplify the way you work, with benefits such as storing data centrally, and printing to printers which are attached to a different computer.

A server allows greater management and security of your network, as well as running enhanced services to improve productivity, such as email, and remote access for mobile working.

With the right server or network in place as the foundation, computer systems can be kept running smoothly. Knowing that your information is safe, accessible and easily to manage, will enable you to concentrate on doing what you do best.

Server and Network Configuration

Central data storage

Having data stored centrally means that it can be easier to share information and work together more efficiently. Rather than users individually modifying and saving information on their own computer, there will be one central version of files that they can access, meaning that there is less chance of multiple versions of a file, and also no need to copy or email data from one machine to another. This makes collaboration between people faster and a lot easier. You can instantly share files, calendars and other vital information between users, for example to cover for an employee when they are on holiday, or have a shared resource that multiple people can all access.

Greater control of your data, users, and security

Have the ability to manage user accounts & restrict access to confidential data, by assigning usernames and passwords with different access levels for different users. You can also manage security features, such as centralised management of antivirus, or advanced firewall rules to restrict inbound & outbound network traffic, making your private data and network more secure.

Shared printers and data

Work more efficiently and save money by sharing printers, emails, calendars, and other resources between multiple PCs.

Access information with mobile devices

Access your emails and data from tablets & phones as well as on computers and laptops.

Easily backup data and emails

With one copy in a central location, it makes it much easier to backup important information.

Remote working

Work securely from virtually anywhere, anytime - on the road, at home, or in the office, whether it is through secure access to an in-house server, or a hosted Cloud service.

For remote offices & staff who are constantly on the move, being able to access data and email ensures you can stay on top of your workload and respond to customer enquiries immediately, not missing out on any new business opportunities.

Businesses are embracing remote workers because the absence of a traditional office environment and hours can increase efficiency and make employees more productive than ever. Remote working brings advantages for both the employer and employee including retention of motivated staff, increased flexibility and autonomy, and reduced costs for the organisation through consolidating and reducing office space. Many companies have branches or employees spread out across the country or around the world even, and they all need fast, secure, and reliable communications wherever their offices are.

In the past, this has meant the use of leased lines to maintain a wide area network (WAN). Leased lines provided a company with a way to expand its private network beyond its immediate area. A WAN had advantages over a public network like the internet when it came to reliability, performance and security. But maintaining a WAN, particularly when using leased lines, is expensive and often rises in cost as the distance between the offices increases.

However, it is now possible to use the internet to connect remote sites and users together using a secure connection, using either a VPN, or remote web access. They work by using the shared public infrastructure, while maintaining privacy through security procedures and tunneling protocols. In effect, the protocols, by encrypting data at the sending end and decrypting it at the receiving end, send the data through a “tunnel” that cannot be “entered” by data that is not properly encrypted. An additional level of security involves encrypting not only the data, but also the originating and receiving network addresses.

Sage Accounts

Whether you already have Sage and are having problems with it, or if you need assistance with the initial Sage product selection, we can help you. We can also provide help with installation and subsequent software updates, network installation & remote access, backing up your Sage data, and help with upgrades to the latest version.

Sage offer a range of business software and services that are continually evolving, which includes software to manage your business’ finances, run the payroll, manage customer and supplier relationships, plan the business, and support your HR function. Sage provides software and services to small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. This software ranges from accounts, payroll, forecasting and business intelligence to customer relationship management, e-business and help for start-ups. With Sage it is always possible to keep up to date with the latest Government and other relevant legislation by upgrading to the most up-to-date version of your Sage software. This is particularly important with Sage Payroll, where you have the annual tax year changes.

Optimised IT provide us with an excellent service. They go the extra mile to give us an efficient, professional, dependable and personal service without any ‘techno babble’. We would highly recommend their services.

Trafford Leisure
Sale

Optimised IT set up our network to cater for the installation of our web booking system. They explained everything to us in a very clear and understandable way, and everything went very smoothly from start to finish. Their service is friendly, personable, and we would definitely recommend them.

Gymetc
Leyland

We have always found Optimised IT to be reliable, trustworthy, efficient and more importantly, always contactable. They are easy to deal with and explain terms which is very refreshing.

Hyde Park Corner
Hyde

Optimised IT are extremely efficient and capable IT consultants who respond promptly and diligently to all requests for assistance in a clear and jargon free manner, in an industry that is sadly full of expensive, poorly performing outfits. They are a great find and come highly recommended.

JD Doors
Winsford

We have always found Optimised IT to be a conscientious, highly competent company that has always shown determination to give the best support possible to the client. A great service that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Cool Logic (service) Ltd
Rochdale

We used Optimised IT Ltd to advise us on our network and their advice has greatly improved its performance. We found them helpful, efficient and friendly, and would have no problem recommending them to others.

Heywood Shepherd Chartered Accountants
Macclesfield