If you’re looking for professional AS/400 technical support, look no further than Life IT. They offer a wide range of UK-wide support and application development services for IBM’s AS/400, iSeries and IBM i platforms. Using Life IT is more effective than employing in-house AS/400 technical support – here’s why...
1. It’s more cost-effective than employing full-time staff
You might think it would be beneficial to have your AS/400  support in-house. However, chances are at the moment you’re watching every penny leaving the business. Can you really afford the luxury of in-house AS/400 technical support when you could make significant savings by outsourcing to IBM experts?
2. You get AS/400 technical support as and when you need it
Providers of AS/400 technical support such as Life IT offer their services at times to suit you. You’re likely to need support during standard office hours, which is why Life IT’s services are available from 9am to 5.30pm as standard. However, not all businesses keep traditional office hours, which is why 24/7  technical support is available should it be required.
3. Technical support delivered your way
Whether by phone, by email, dialling in remotely or visiting on site, Life IT will provide the support you need in the way you need it, keeping your AS/400 environment running smoothly and efficiently.
4. Your AS/400 issues resolved by knowledgeable experts
Choosing a professional AS/400 technical support service means you’re getting decades of experience from highly trained technicians. Drawing on their vast knowledge, they’ll be able to troubleshoot and resolve your issues quickly and easily, keeping downtime to a minimum. You’ll have access to a team that know everything there is to know about AS/400 hardware, operating systems and applications – so no matter what the issue is, there will be someone who can diagnose and repair it.
5. Technical support for obsolete software and hardware
If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it! You may be perfectly happy with your existing AS/400 environment, but it may no longer be supported by IBM. Outsource your technical support to Life IT and that’s no problem at all – they’re happy to support AS/400 set-ups on older hardware running earlier versions of software.
6. Get expert advice when upgrading
Inevitably, at some point you’ll want to upgrade your current AS/400 or IBM i environment to the latest iteration of IBM’s iSeries platforms. Life IT’s  technical support service will offer you expert advice on the best hardware and operating systems for you needs – and they can even install it all for you.
For comprehensive AS/400  support from IBM experts, look no further than Life IT. Visit IBM i Support Services to learn more.

What others say about us

“Having migrated from IBM Domino to Microsoft Office 360 (Business Cloud), we are delighted with the results – and have 1000 happy internal customers who much prefer Outlook to Domino. Life IT were flexible, fair and supportive when schedules had to change due to other Gurit projects.  We had direct access to engineers and technical staff and a dedicated team who were easy to work with.  The whole project was done in a very friendly environment and I would definitely recommend Life IT for these sorts of migration projects.”

Henrikki Häkkänen,
Global IT Services Manager — Gurit Services AG

“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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