The View, from Aspect IT
Welcome to our second Aspect IT newsletter – The View! We are a little late with this release but that's due to us being so busy helping our customers with their IT.
Web Site Developments
We have recently completed a new web site for Environmental Evaluation.
This web site was developed in WordPress and provides a great interface for the web site owners to update their own content. Check out our web site case study
for full details on the project.
We can also integrate e-commerce solutions into WordPress and will update our case study page when we have completed our latest projects.
Actinic Business is our normal e-commerce choice as it links directly into Sage Accounts, but not everyone needs this feature and WordPress provides a feature rich web-based solution.
Aspect and The Cloud
Our customers have recently been asking us all about The Cloud. Well the Cloud is a term that is passed around quite a lot and can mean numerous different things, therefore we have written a blog providing an overview of the Cloud (a link is on the right of this email).
We provide lots of different Cloud based solutions and know how to apply it correctly for genuine business benefits. If you are interested in learning more then get in touch.
Times of austerity, spending cuts, strikes, councils turning off street lights. The global economic down turn has had major implications on all businesses and cost reduction exercises are on every managers agenda.
One way many companies reduce their costs is by reducing spending on IT; not updating equipment and holding off on new projects or initiatives. However this can have a detrimental effect on your business.
Now there are ways of cutting your IT costs, both directly; unnecessary equipment purchases, reducing printing costs, more home working, and in-directly; reduced power and energy consumption through better equipment efficiency, new computer systems to improve efficiency.
There are some items we would always advise against cutting, like your anti-virus subscriptions, not replacing failing equipment and backups.
Computer security and backups should never be compromised.
Therefore if you are thinking of cutting your IT expenditure, then do so wisely and ask our advice, the last thing you would want to do is stop your backup service and then find out you have deleted an important file.