Computer Systems

Computer systems form the backbone of any business and we supply, install, maintain, fix and support thousands of computers for hundreds of businesses in and around Devon.

Whether you are looking to upgrade old computers running outdated or slow software, or you are looking for expert advice in designing and setting up servers, workstations, PCs or mobile devices, we can help.

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Our comprehensive portfolio of business computer systems include:

  • Servers
  • Workstations & PCs
  • Thin Client Terminals
  • Rack Enclosures
  • Power Management & UPS
  • Components & Peripherals

Mobile computing

Effective mobile computing technology can radically improve the way you operate your business. We work closely with our customers to select, deploy and support the most suitable mobile devices from our portfolio of award-winning laptops, notebooks, tablets and smartphones.

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We understand that a productive and efficient workforce requires flexible business tools. Mobile devices allow your personnel to work from virtually any location. To really get the most from your mobile computing strategy you need to consider a business class Wi-Fi solution for your users and guests.

Our portfolio of mobile computing solutions include:

  • Laptops, Notebooks & Ultra Portables
  • Tablets & Convertibles
  • Smartphones
  • Peripherals & Accessories

Virtualisation

The term virtualisation is a word used by the IT industry to describe a number of complex technologies. From a business perspective the key benefits of using virtualisation are:

  • Run multiple operating systems on a single hardware platform
  • Improve business continuity and reduce downtime
  • Faster deployment of desktop and laptops with fewer support calls
  • Deploy software applications that need to run on older operating systems
  • Use a virtual environment to develop and test new software to minimise risk to live systems.
  • Reduce space utilisation and use less hardware
  • Consolidate and secure your data storage using snapshots and replication

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The term virtualisation is a word used by the IT industry to describe a number of complex technologies. From a business perspective the key benefits of using virtualisation are:

  • Run multiple operating systems on a single hardware platform
  • Improve business continuity and reduce downtime
  • Faster deployment of desktop and laptops with fewer support calls
  • Deploy software applications that need to run on older operating systems
  • Use a virtual environment to develop and test new software to minimise risk to live systems.
  • Reduce space utilisation and use less hardware
  • Consolidate and secure your data storage using snapshots and replication

Data Storage & Backup

Being able to securely store and easily access your data from anywhere is as critical as knowing your data is safe in the event of disaster.

With greatly improved internet speeds (for some of us in Devon), massively reduced storage costs and cloud based products, secure and accessible data storage is available to any size business, large or small.

Talk to us about our free of charge Audit & Health Check to see if your data is secure, backed up and being stored effectively.
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Our portfolio of data storage and backup solutions include:

  • Storage Area Networks (SAN)
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Direct Attached Storage Expansion (DAS)
  • Storage Consolidation
  • Storage Virtualisation
  • Cloud Storage
  • Database & Email Storage
  • Tape & Disk Backup
  • Data Protection & Loss Prevention
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
  • Installation & Support

Networks & WiFi

Connecting all of your servers, workstations, laptops, printers and mobile devices to work seamlessly and with minimal operational downtime can be a daunting task. Businesses of all sizes need to consider that their network infrastructure is one of the most critical components of their overall IT strategy.
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Your computer network and Wi-Fi needs to be dependable and that’s where we come in. IT Champion can take the complexity of designing and supporting your cable and wireless networks away. We specialise in helping businesses to create a scalable and resilient computer network that can grow and adapt to meet changing demands.

Our portfolio of computer network and Wi-Fi solutions include:

  • Workgroup & Branch Office Networks
  • Wireless Network Connectivity (Wi-Fi)
  • Guest Wi-Fi Access
  • Firewalls & Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
  • Private Circuits & Broadband Internet
  • Unified Communications
  • Network Design & Installation
  • Network Monitoring & Management
  • Installation & Support

Unified Communications

IT Champion are authorised to deploy and support Microsoft Skype for Business Online for cloud based telephony, conferencing, collaboration and communication services.

Skype for Business replaces the need for a classic phone system (PBX) to be installed at your premises. The advanced features found in this suite of integrated communication products makes it suitable for businesses with only a handful of users or even large multi-site organisations.

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We also specialise in helping businesses deploy Microsoft Office 365 for email or migrate to Office 365 from an on-premises installation of Microsoft Exchange Server.

Our portfolio of unified communications solutions include:

  • Microsoft Skype for Business Online
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Infrastructure & Gateways
  • Handsets & Headsets
  • Video Conferencing

Cloud Computing

Starting with the basics, and in the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of your own server or computer hard drive. The Cloud is just a metaphor for The Internet.

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For business, this means having the ability to use software like accounts packages or CRM systems over the internet without the need to have the software installed on their servers or PCs. This ties in with changes in software licencing, which means that companies no longer need to fork out vast sums of money on expensive hardware, software and maintenance to have the right software for their business. Huge cost savings, virtually no downtime, simple up or downscaling mean that almost every business has some form of “cloud” based solution that they rely on.

Whether its helping you choose and move to a cloud technology or providing local help in supporting it, IT Champion is expert in cloud computing for small and growing businesses.

Our portfolio of cloud computing solutions include:

  • Cloud Platform Assessment & Installation
  • Microsoft Office 365 & Skype for Business Online
  • Server Hosting & Co-location
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Online Backup & Cloud Storage
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Contract Management
  • Deployment & Support

Business Continuity

What happens if you come into the office and find the server room flooded, as was the case for one of our clients? A business continuity plan covers all possible eventualities from data loss, prolonged power failures or internet outages and acts as a road map for the businesses to ensure they have the right solutions in place should the worst happen. If it does, there’s a ready-made plan to follow.

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If you would like help reviewing or creating a business continuity plan for your organisation, talk to us about a free review.

Our portfolio of business continuity solutions include:

  • Backup & Replication
  • Virtualisation & The Cloud
  • DR Testing & Validation
  • 24/7 IT Support for Critical Systems

Software & Licensing

Companies of all sizes struggle to manage their various software licenses and the task can add significant administration overhead.

As more and more software companies change their licencing models to software as a service (SaaS), there has never been a better time to review how you purchase and keep your software up to date.

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Microsoft now offer an ever-increasing suite of products on a monthly subscription via the umbrella of Office 365 and we can help you navigate the changes to ensure you have the right software on the right equipment, using a licencing model to fit the needs of your business.

IT Management & Security

Managing and securing the IT assets and resources for any sized organisation can be an overwhelming task. At IT Champion we have helped hundreds of customers overcome these challenges by using industry standard tools and processes.

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With the ever changing landscape of legislation, compliance and the increasing threat of cybercrime, effective IT management and robust cyber security is absolutely critical. We offer a broad range of technologies to protect your valuable data and business systems from disruption, loss or unauthorised access.

If you’re unsure how safe your business is why not arrange a FREE Cyber Security Assessment with IT Champion.

Our portfolio of IT management and security solutions include:

  • Email & IM Management
  • Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Network Monitoring
  • Remote Control & Auditing
  • Network Intrusion Protection
  • Data & Communication Encryption
  • Internet Access Management

CCTV Systems

CCTV provides various benefits to businesses from a visual deterrent to being able to monitor intruder, vandalism or arson. Internally, CCTV is most frequently used to detect shoplifting or unauthorised access to secure or restricted areas.

More recently, we have seen CCTV become essential at protecting businesses from fraudulent insurance claims; from fabricated accidents to being able to prove that heath and safely guidance was given and perhaps not followed. The right CCTV system can prove tremendously useful and can save thousands of pounds.

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With cost effective high definition camera’s that can be recording 24/7, at a given schedule or on motion detection, gone are the days of grainy or poor quality images. You can access live CCTV streaming video 24/7 from virtually any device and store your footage locally or in the cloud for security and scalability.

When you buy a CCTV system from IT Champion, you can rest assured that it is always professionally installed and maintained by us for your complete peace of mind.

Our portfolio of CCTV and access systems include:

  • IP CCTV Cameras & Recording
  • Remote & Mobile CCTV Monitoring
  • Building Access Control
  • Biometrics & RFID
  • Building Access Analytics & Automation
  • Installation & Support

Printing & Imaging

For a small to medium sized business to be productive it often needs to be able to print, scan, take photos or shoot video. Multimedia technologies are great for marketing, administration, driving success on the internet or simply doing business day to day.

At IT Champion we follow all the latest trends and work closely with our industry partners to ensure we can recommend and supply the most suitable printing and imaging devices and tools to increase business productivity.

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Our portfolio of printing and imaging solutions include:

  • Network & Personal Printing
  • Scanning & Document Imaging
  • Digital Video & Photography
  • Printer Management & Business Automation
  • Consumables & Accessories
  • Support & Maintenance
  • Components & Peripherals

Wi-Fi

With the rise in mobile device use for business through tablets and mobile phones, and an increased need to securely manage employees mobile connected equipment, many businesses need complete, secure and fast Wi-Fi coverage for their staff and clients. With Support + Wi-Fi we offer our customers advanced Wi-Fi solutions that can meet even the most demanding needs from users or visitors.

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Guest Wi-Fi
Even the smallest of business faces the need to provide secure, effective internet access to their clients. Increased regulation and security fears mean it’s no longer enough to provide access to your existing Wi-Fi network. Support + Wi-Fi caters for guest and visitor Wi-Fi access at your premises and can we can even help you collect key information or data during the guest signup process.