When choosing a provider for SQL support, it’s important to give careful consideration to who you entrust with your system. It goes without saying that your database is a highly important part of your business, so keeping it up-to-date, accurate and easy to access is essential. Even if you have in-house SQL support on-hand, there will be times when you need to call upon professional SQL experts. And that’s where Life IT come in. No matter what level of SQL support your business requires, they can help you.
Here are nine of the many reasons to choose Life IT as your SQL support provider...
1. SQL support as and when you need it
All of Life IT’s SQL support contracts include service during office hours, but 24/7 support can be arranged if it’s necessary for your business needs.
2. Regular healthchecks
Healthchecks ensure your Microsoft SQL Server is running efficiently, catching any potential errors before they can do any damage.
3. Performance tuning
Your set-up may be running smoothly – but could it be even better? With Life IT’s SQL support service, they’ll get your system running at maximum efficiency, saving you time and money.
4. SQL database administration
Whether you lack an in-house database administrator, or you need more in-depth knowledge than your team possess, the experts at Life IT can help you with all your administration needs.
5. Upgrades to the latest software and hardware
If performance tuning just won’t cut it, you may need to upgrade. Whether it’s new hardware or the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, Life IT’s support team will make the transition smooth and easy, keeping downtime to a minimum.
6. Bespoke SQL development
Life IT’s expert services go beyond simple SQL support. They can develop bespoke solutions for your exact business needs, helping you make the most of your data.
7. Disaster recovery
No matter how good your SQL support team, nothing’s ever foolproof. But using the services of Life IT’s certified SQL experts, you’ll have the best possible chance of recovering your data should things go wrong.
8. Life IT are accredited Microsoft Partners
As well-established Microsoft Partners, Life IT really know their stuff when it comes to Microsoft SQL Server.
9. UK-wide SQL support tailored for you
Whether you’d prefer your SQL support to be carried out on-site or remotely, Life IT can provide their high quality services UK-wide.
So for professional, expert SQL support from highly-trained, certified professionals contact Life IT. Find out more at www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/microsoft/microsoft-sql-server-support.

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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