Hassle-Free IT Supplies: We’ll identify and purchase the right equipment or software at the best price and ready-to-go
The Right Technology for your Business
You rely on the right IT equipment and yet finding it can be a minefield - with thousands of products and services out there. We provide advice, recommendations and can buy for you, based on our extensive knowledge and the specific needs of your business.
We have established partnerships with a range of leading hardware and software manufacturers, but we always ensure our advice is independent and based on your requirements, rather than on our vendors.
The Benefits of Buying through AK Associates
» Expert and honest advice and recommendations: Our team has significant, up-to-date knowledge on most hardware and software. Anything we don’t know, we research, so we can provide you with the very best advice on the equipment you need
» Range of vendors and suppliers with established partnerships: We source IT equipment from a range of leading suppliers and our established partnerships. We have years of experience in negotiating, to get the best deals and a competitive price for you
» Warranties and IT support: Should something go wrong, if you buy through us, we will liaise with the manufacturer in all instances and our team is on hand to provide you with any support and advice you require.
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With so much critical data being stored on computers and servers, the backing up of data is now an essential part of business activity. Many businesses rely on out-of-date, time-consuming and unsecure business practices – without realising the costs they could incur as a result. Or you may have a backup solution, but is anyone testing it for you? Ensuring your network is safe and secure is our top priority. We will:
» Protect you from equipment failure and human error. AK Associates’s local and hosted backup solution provides rapid data recovery for lost files, as well as disaster protection - should the unimaginable happen
» Manage and regularly test your backups and security, so that when you need to recover files or even your system, you can be confident all the data’s there. We have developed best practice IT procedures. We benchmark our clients against these and advise on critical procedures that should be followed. Our procedures for backup and security include:
• Password policies
• Server backup and recovery
• Virtual Private Network policies
• Security logs
• Network wireless and firewalls
• Workstation antivirus and security software
• Server room security
» Ensure a disaster recovery plan, to prevent your service and products being impacted. It’s not just about disasters, but managing service interruptions too. With business’ relying so heavily on technology and stored data, a ‘disaster recovery (DR) plan’ is as important as a business or marketing plan. They don’t have to be highly technical or onerous, just a reasonable understanding of what the risks are and a managed response that is recorded, so that if things go wrong, everyone knows what to do and who to call. Our experienced team can help you identify the risks and lead you through the process to protecting your future.
Monitoring and Management of Security (virus and spam) Includes:
» Backup and disaster recovery – as per the processes described above
» Managed email security
» Web filtering and firewalls
» Antivirus software that checks for viruses on your computers, but also in emails that are sent to you
You may find our information tecnology blog on what to do to protect your company against cyber threats, of interest. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like a complimentary assessment of your IT security, backup and disaster recovery.