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Overview

Our Systems team has been designing, implementing and supporting networks for over eighteen years. We have worked with the Windows NT platform since its beta/preview releases in early 1993. This platform ultimately became Windows 2000/2003/2008 on the server and Windows XP/Vista/7 on the desktop.

However, the networks running today bear little resemblance to those being built when we started. The network as we knew it then is only a piece of the puzzle now often referred to as "infrastructure". That covers an almost endless list of components that help run and manage that network, or that plug into it and depend on it being operational in order that they can function.

In today's network infrastructure we might expect to see structured cabling (for voice/data), fibre cable, probably multiple servers, intelligent network switches, Wi-Fi, firewalls, routers, network printers/copiers/document scanners, VOIP phone systems, PLCs (controlling mechanical equipment). The server/PC component of the network has also changed drastically in the last ten years, with servers now running e-mail, database, document management, software deployment, network policies etc in addition to the traditional file/print. Backup systems are more critical than ever with the amount of data being held and scanned for archiving. People expect more from their PC and laptop users are looking for mobile connectivity back to their office no matter where they are located in the world. Branch offices expect to have the same experience accessing head-office data as those at head office do.

The demand on the IT infrastructure is at an all time high and shows no signs of slowing. As a result, this infrastructure is becoming more complex to design, build and manage. At Exmos we are on a constant program of gaining experience in all of these key technologies in order to properly support the infrastructure we not only manage, but are responsible for moving forward as these new technologies become a requirement.

Our clients' networks range in size from the single site Small Business Server through to multi-site networks linked by VPN and factory production systems.

We cover all the bases from the selection and supply of hardware (servers, racks, tape drives, SAN, switches, firewalls, routers etc.) through to the operating systems, applications and their licensing.

More often than not, the same enterprise class solutions we sell can be found in our own organisation, running our own network and business. This means our network engineers have plenty of in-house experience of running these systems in a live environment before they do customer deployments.

Outsourced IT Support

Almost all organisations now find themselves wholly dependent on their IT Systems. However, having a highly qualified professional sitting around waiting for problems is just not financially viable.

For some of our clients we provide the entire IT function for their organisation. Other clients utilise our services in addition to some in-house IT resources they already have. Either way, they have at their disposal our highly qualified and experienced support engineers and consultants.

Remote Support

We have been long time supporters of performing the majority of our support functions remotely. Not only does this allow us to react quickly to critical support issues, but the locale of our clients' in relation to our offices is of little concern. Our client base extends the length and breadth of the UK, several countries in Europe and the United States.

We have permanently open VPN connections into our major clients' networks allowing immediate access when it is called for. At the same time, these links themselves are secured so only the appropriate types of data traffic can pass between our network and each of our client's networks.