Case Studies

PROVISION OF A WIRELESS SERVICE TO A HOLIDAY COTTAGE

Most B&B’s and Guest Cottages have Wireless access so their guests can browse websites or check emails whilst staying. Indeed a letting agent will advise that not offering such a service is likely to affect your bookings.

In this instance a cable was run discretely from the main house to the holiday cottage which connected a new powerful wireless access device back to the Broadband router. It was PoE powered, which means the power was provided to the wireless device using the same cable – no unsightly plug required in the cottage! As the holiday cottage had wireless signal limiting thick stone walls, a powerful access point was supplied. A new ‘Guest’ network was created such that guests would be isolated from the home network.

NEW SERVER PROVISION

 A client required a new server for their office network and to run their specialist software. Signal Computers met with the client to discuss their needs and quoted on an appropriate server. This was supplied, configured and connected to all the Office computers. The specialist software was installed in liaison with the software suppliers and with minimal downtime the client was soon back in operation.

MIGRATION OF ONSITE EXCHANGE EMAIL SYSTEM TO MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 EXCHANGE CLOUD EMAIL SYSTEM

In the past, many businesses ran their own email system using expensive servers and pricey Microsoft Exchange software. The customer had to install updates and maintain the hardware which was a considerable cost. With Cloud computing, Microsoft have setup a Cloud based system where they supply the hardware, supply the software, carry out all the upgrades and maintenance in their datacentres. Amazingly Microsoft offer access to this at a very affordable subscription, from as little as a single email license scaling to thousands to cater for micro business to huge organisations. Not surprisingly, a huge number of businesses are changing to Office 365 Exchange for their business email system. Signal Computers have advised on and carried out many migrations to this fantastic business class email system!