The Client
A Local potato farmer and crisp manufacturer, supplying the local hospitality and catering sector. Moving into supplying large food chains.

Problems
The existing computer network was slow and becoming unreliable – and unsuitable for their new target client base and for their move to larger offices. The poor performance of computers, during everyday tasks, was directly affecting workflow, with provision for regular, organised backups. A remote office was required for warehouse admin.

Solutions proposed
New computers, tailored to business needs and configured in a peer-to-peer network, so as to share files and printers across the office. Remote office connected to main office, using wireless directional antenna as no cables could be run over the required distance. This provided a cost effective solution and enabled the remote office also to share files across network. The existing backup had been an ongoing problem and had always required human intervention. We proposed a Cloud-based solution that would synchronise all critical files at scheduled times throughout the day. With this solution, the client only pays storage space as it is needed, and benefits from a highly efficient way to safeguard his critical business files. The client adopted our proposals.

Future
The client will move from the existing limited email system to a Cloud based email solution in the near future – this will provide a much faster, more secure and flexible email facility