Servers Installation, Migration and Configuration
We install and configure several server operating systems. Windows or Linux, bare metal or virtual environments, Exchange or Application. With 20 years real industry experience, there is not many areas we cannot help:
- Supply and installation of new hardware
- Preparation of new operating systems
- Installation of new domain servers
- Installation of new application servers to bespoke requirement
- Creation of new domain networks
- Full existing data migration service
- Microsoft a
nd Linux Database migration
- Email migration - Old MS Exchange to new MS Exchange and / or Exchange to 365
We can help with any installation from small businesses to managed IT Teams looking for guided assistance.
We believe that our extended knowledge and longstanding expertise in server installations makes Croft the perfect choice for you next technology move.
End User Workstations and Peripherals
Where the real work is done!
It's easy to cope with the same workstation that help you to do your job and achieve the companies objective but we all forget sometimes how long that PC or Mac has been doing the same tasks day in day out and the years pass by until one day you wonder why you are staring at the screen waiting for things to happen... it's upgrade time!
We can help decide the next path by discussing and offering the best way forward:
- Diagnose a fault
- Ensure the Operating System is up-to-date
- Identify the age of the hardware
- Overview the storage
- Scan for possible upgrades options
- Provide an upgrade path with pricing
- Provide a replacement path with pricing
We always focus on spending budgets to ensure you achieve the best upgrade or suggest the best replacement for the purpose then the choice is yours.
Network Structure & Cabling
Healthy networking is an essential element to a smooth running business.
Our team listen to fully understand the requirement and discuss any areas of difficulty before we proceed.
- Cat5 / Cat6 and Fibre - No problem
- Data, VoIP, CCTV and Alarm Systems - No problem
- Single run temporary cabling to full structured installation
- Commercial network cabinets, patch panels and installing
- Sympathetic cabling into older properties
- Diagnostic and repair of existing cabling
- We carry tools to install, test and troubleshoot any network point.
Sometimes a quick physical check and re termination solves the problem.
We can also provide new cabling from full building installations to a single additional run for replacement or new equipment.
Wireless Access Points
Wireless networking is fantastic…… when it works! The main issue is usually the router that provides the wireless signal just simply is not man enough for the job or not capable of achieving good service over distance.
We can help with extensive knowledge with distributed wireless systems on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies. We can provide fantastic reliable results for indoor requirements and even site to site wireless bridge points for widespread operations over several miles.
- Survey existing equipment to ensure it is setup appropriately
- Walk around the build and perform data transfer test
- Survey the fabric of the building
- Discuss expected requirements
- Re-configure existing equipment if required
- Suggest a suitable upgrade with a ball park figure
- Provide a firm quotation with detailed equipment list
- Installation organised at a time to suit your operating business
Before we suggest anything, we like to get a site survey done so we can fully understand your needs.
Internet Access through mobile networks
When normal Broadband / ADSL / VDSL / Fibre / Infinity is not available…….. there are options!
For the last 2 years we have been utilising 5G, 4G and 3G through EE, Vodafone and Three mobile networks to run everything from single computers to rural based call centres using VoIP. The technology is really capable and can save tens of thousands verses installing a fibre leased lines.
We have been down the 2-way Satellite system and fully understand the limitations on the the service. Mobile cellular technology does not suffer with the irritating delays that make satellite broadband unsuitable for many reasons.
Even when signals are low we can help!
We can survey and install directional outdoor antennas to improve service and ultimately get data moving quicker!
Good Internet access is always a minimum requirement for any enterprise. But when things don't run as fast as they should or the connection drops altogether - you could be left on hold for hours or even worse being guided for hours by a call centre operative.
We can not only diagnose your internal router but also can help report faults to your service provider with extensive knowledge to help get the issue resolved quickly.
And if you are totally down with a 2 days lead time from your ISP……. we can get you running through 4G & 5G! We can also provide many solutions to improve internet access. Just get in touch and we will get you connected.