IBM’s AS/400, IBM i and iSeries are powerful, reliable platforms that should provide you with years of hassle-free performance. And by using the services of an expert AS/400 support provider, you can get even longer from your hardware and software.
Life IT are experienced, well-established providers of high quality iSeries, IBM i and AS/400 support services UK-wide. Their expert teams can keep your AS/400 system up and running for many years – even if it’s no longer officially supported by IBM.
But if my AS/400 environment is no longer supported officially, doesn’t that mean it’s time to upgrade or replace?
Not necessarily. Is your system still stable? Does it still perform quickly and efficiently? Can you carry out all the functions you need? If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, why upgrade or replace the system?
I have a few niggles with my current AS/400 set-up, so is it time to upgrade or replace?
Maybe it is – or maybe you just need better AS/400 support. Choose the well-established team at Life IT as your AS/400 support provider and they’ll perform regular system health checks and carry out performance tuning, ensuring your AS/400 hardware, operating system and applications are all working at their most efficient.
Our internal support team lack the knowledge of older AS/400 systems, so it’s best we change our system.
Again, this isn’t necessarily the case. Life IT can work with your internal AS/400 support team, helping them to deal with things that they may lack the expertise to carry out alone. If you’d prefer to trust all of your AS/400 support to an external supplier, Life IT are more than happy to help. And as they operate UK-wide, whether you need AS/400 support on site or remotely, Life IT can deliver.
So, to clarify: can I still get professional AS/400 support for a legacy or obsolete set-up?
You can with Life IT. They’ve been working with iterations of AS/400, IBM i and iSeries for many years, and are more than happy to offer their expert AS/400 support services for systems that have officially reached the end of their life. And as IBM Premier Business Partners, so you can trust Life IT with complete confidence.
So don’t go to the expense of changing things unnecessarily. Life IT can provide high-quality AS/400 support for your system no matter how “obsolete” it may be – and when time finally comes to replace the system, they’ll be there to help you.
Visit www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/system-i/system-i-support to learn more about their UK-wide AS/400 support and bespoke solution development services.

What others say about us

“Without the professional and expert support of Life IT, we wouldn’t have had the quality product we now have. They gently but insistently pushed the boundaries of our assumptions during the analysis phase, getting us to challenge our mind-sets and think outside the box. They then worked seamlessly as part of our team and delivered to time and to budget – no mean feat”.

James Hacking
Head of Technical Services—HCSS

“As we’d already invested significantly in Lotus Notes and Domino, a solution that built on our existing investment and skills was ideal. Life IT understood what was important to us and delivered a solution that met our needs. We’ve already seen the number of ‘distress calls’ to the sales office reduce as our sales managers can easily access customer data off line wherever they are and we’ve had positive feedback all round about the ability to update their call reports instantly on the road.”

Colin Mosley
Head of IT—Polyflor

“The Life IT solution has provided us with a significant reduction in support and maintenance costs and is an easy to use, more resilient and more easily maintainable system. As a business that handles thousands of transactions a day from 12 different own brand or white label websites it was vital that the whole process was seamless and, with the renewal of the support and maintenance contract from our existing supplier looming, it was also vital that the project came in on deadline. Life IT achieved this and more as they provided us with additional MI functionality and supported our staff whilst transferring their skills.’

Andrew Kirkham
Head of IT Development—DLR

“Life IT are doing a great job providing a very professional and efficient service. They are almost silently efficient and just get things done – only escalating issues when necessary. Their expertise in the AS400 is a key strength ensuring a real depth to their service and they keep us up to date with advances in technology too. So from an AS400 perspective I have very little to worry about.”

John Geary
IT Service Delivery Manager

“After the restructure I was left with a critical resource gap which quickly needed filling, having worked with Life IT before I gave them a call. Their response was swift and efficient. They now work as a virtual Center Parcs help desk team providing a strength and depth of support. Their flexible working based on a time bank system is real value for money. So not only do I get an expert and efficient service, I have reduced my resource costs!”

Kerry Moakes
Head of IT—Center Parcs

“We wanted flexible support to ensure 24/7 cover and Life IT worked with us to deliver this. Life IT has become integrated into the Bentley way of working and their role has expanded into looking at the technical side of the application as well as the support. “Our relationship has been built up over a significant period of time and both sides have worked hard to develop a supplier/customer relationship that can be used as a model throughout Bentley. We are now in the position where we have a pro-active partnership, Life IT are treated as part of Bentley, and that is a credit to them”.

Chris Sayers
Senior IS Manager—Bentley Motors

Support options

From full 24 by 7 operations to month end support and holiday cover, we can tailor a fixed price solution to fit seamlessly with your IT department.

So we offer a wide range of technical support services including IBM i, System P, Domino and SQL Server, to proactively monitor the availability and performance of your systems within a fixed price contract.

The key to our Application Support is that it’s ‘tailored’ to your exact requirements, with the flexibility to increase the resources and hours of cover as required.

With a Life support contract, you have access to a multi-skilled team with hardware, operating system and application skills as well as the latest IBM i certifications.

We provide any combination of application, operational and technical support, no matter how current your environment is and no matter how long support is projected for.

Life IT offer bespoke managed Microsoft SQL Server support services which are tailored to our customer’s requirements to ensure their systems are optimized, stable and secure, as well as prepared for future upgrades and updates.

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