Microsoft SQL Server Benefits : So many businesses choose Microsoft SQL Server for their database management platform – but why?
As well-established experts in all things Microsoft SQL, Life IT strongly recommend it – and they can help you make the most of it with their high quality Microsoft SQL support services.
Here are four great reasons to choose Microsoft SQL Server – and four great ways in which Life IT’s Microsoft SQL support services can help you make the most of it...
1. Stability
Microsoft SQL Server is renowned for being one of the most stable database managements systems on the market, and it’s trusted by businesses across the globe to perform with minimal downtime.
How dedicated Microsoft SQL support can help: Regular health checks from an expert Microsoft SQL support provider will ensure potential issues are spotted and rectified before they become serious problems. Life IT can do this for your Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure, either on site or remotely UK-wide.
2. Security
As you’d expect from a market leader like Microsoft, the security on Microsoft SQL Server is first rate, with very few vulnerabilities. However, no platform is ever be 100% risk free, so some degree of knowledge is required to keep Microsoft SQL Server safe and secure.
How dedicated Microsoft SQL support can help: An expert provider of Microsoft SQL support such as Life IT can help with security at all levels. They’ll ensure the initial installation is carried out with all possible security measures taken, and will identify and rectify any vulnerabilities that may come to light, ensuring the security of your data at all times.
3. Ease of use
Another great benefit of Microsoft SQL Server is that it’s relatively user-friendly and easy to configure. However, to unleash its real potential, some expert knowledge will be required.
How dedicated Microsoft SQL support can help: This rather depends on what your in-house team are capable of. It may be that you need to use Microsoft SQL support services on a regular basis, helping with routine database administration tasks. If your team are more familiar with Microsoft SQL Server, you may only need to call upon Microsoft SQL support services for more major issues, or to help train your team on elements of the system they’re not yet familiar with. Life IT are happy to work in whichever way best suits you and your team.
4. Flexibility
Microsoft SQL Server is a very flexible database management platform, for which bespoke applications can be developed to improve efficiency and extend functionality.
How dedicated Microsoft SQL support can help: If your team lacks the time or expertise to develop applications for Microsoft SQL Server, you can commission a support provider such as Life IT for bespoke solution development, tailored to suit the exact needs of your business.
Find out more about the Microsoft SQL Server Benefits, and how Life IT’s expert Microsoft SQL support services can help you at

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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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