Custom built monitoring systems predict failures and allow us to mitigate issues before they become problems
Global Reach, Local approach
We work with global teams to provide you with the services you need wherever and whenever you need them
If you have an in-house “computer guy (or girl)” we can work with them to provide additional support for busy times, holidays etc or just step in when things are outside of their experience.
Accreditations & Experience
Having worked with some of the best (and worst) kit available over the last 35 years we’ve built a portfolio of products we actively recommend. We are formally accredited by the vendors listed here and have worked with many hundreds more. In short, whatever it is you’re using we can work with it.
Certified Primergy Systems Engineer
Linksys Approved Reseller
A small, dymanic team of IT Professionals based in Essex, England
Comprised of mainly Technical Staff we are a dynamic, constantly evolving team based in Essex, England. From here we support systems across Essex, the Home Counties and around the world. In the early 90’s we developed a monitoring system which has been honed into a modern platform to pro-actively monitor clients systems 24/7 preditcing failures and bottlenecks before they occur. This approach is far more effective than the old break-fix methodology still employed by many of our competitors and results in less down time. Unlike many companies we do not use Premium Rate numbers. We use a single contact number combined with the latest unified communications technology to ensure almost unparalleled availability. We strive to establish strong, lasting relationships with clients who learn to trust our judgement, morals and principles over time.
A few things we’re great at
Not a complete list but these are things we know we do well.
Support is what we started doing and we haven’t lost that focus – it’s still our top priority. We can manage your complete system, work in tandem with existing supppliers and of course work with your in-house “IT person” if you have one helping them out when things get sticky or just doing the things that are outside of their experience.
System design and implementation
Designing a new system from the ground up, bringing on-board a new piece of software, moving to the cloud or replacing old hardware are things we’ve been doing for over 35 years. We’ll take the strain leaving you to concentrate on running your business.
Backing up your data is of paramount importance. Sending it to a secure, offsite remote location takes away all the hassle of changing tapes or disks and gives you the flexibility of being able to restore to anywhere in the world at the touch of a botton, especially usefull if your premises or server are unuseable for any reason.
Disaster Recovery & Busines Continuity
Various studies show that over 70% of business involved in a major disaster, 1 – never reopen or 2– subsequently fail shortly after reopening. Don’t let your business add to those stastistics. This service can be as simple as just testing your backups regularly or as complex as providing a redundant system for use in the event of an issue at your offices.
VOIP, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Email – all of these things work together to keep your staff talking to customers and each other. Making these systems co-exist is a rewarding challenge. We were working in this arena with “Groupware” products such as Novell GroupWise and early Exchange servers back in the 90’s and have watched things steadily develop so feel well qualifed to help, advise and support you in this field.
Doing business without an internet connection nowadays is just about impossible. We have a handful of providers who we know and trust enough to recommend or we can work with your chosen ISP to keep you online 24/7. We can also configure inter-site links (VPN’s), set home workers up to access office systems and connect your mobile users to corporate infrastructures wherever they are.
Firewalls & Perimeter Protection
Just having a good internet conection isn’t enough – keeping it secure from attack is something too many people still overlook. A properly configured firewall means you staff can work from home safely. We major in Watchguard, GTA and Endian but also have experience of Cisco, DrayTek, Uer and most others in general use today.
As a Microsoft Partner we are fully equipped to fulfill your 365, email, Sharepoint, Onedrive, Microst Teams and Azure integration requirements. We have 30 years experience of working with groupware products such as Exchange, GroupWise and 365 so we understand the issues involved with migrating to this platform as well as running it on a day-to-day bases.
Azure, Cloud Computer, Software as a service
Fed up with the expense of maintaining your own servers? Looking for more flexibility and to cater for an increasingly mobile workforce? Moving to cloud services can solve all of these problems. With extensive experience in hosted systems we know we can simplify this wide range of offerings, help you decide what will work best for your buinesses then implement and manage it for you.
Website design, publishing and hosting
Many companies just want a few simple yet professional looking web pages to show the world what they do. If this is what you’re looking for we formed a seperate department to handle this which we called “vxbox”.Click here to see what VXbox can do.
Sensitive Data Destruction
If you have sensitive data on your old disk drives we will securely wipe them and then, just to be safe, take them to a specialist disposal expert who will provide a certificate to show they have been destroyed.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
“We are a major force in the waste disposal industry with specialist facilities and licenses to enable us to handle regulated and dangerous substances.
The Technical Staff at S.M. Systems have been working with us in various capacities for over 10 years. They are responsible for the correct operation of almost every part of our computer system and are heavily involved in the few things we source from a different supplier. They are always willing to give advice when asked for and evidently operate a forward thinking approach to support.
A lot of their work is performed remotely which keeps costs down for us, causes less disruption and increases response times. When necessary experience has proved they are willing to be here during the day, overnight, or at weekends if required in order to solve problems.
Ours is a competitive industry and the Bespoke Software they wrote for us some 10 years ago has served our purposes well with extra features being added over this time including interfaces to our accounts system.”
“I have no hesitation recommending S.M. Systems to any company who sees I.T. as an important tool to their business”
P.F. Ahern (London Ltd)
“As a statutory body the reliability of our Network and Computers is extremely important to us. S.M. Systems started looking after the Council’s IT systems and support towards the end of 2000. We have upgraded our system considerably during the last 20 months and wherever possible S.M. Systems have performed work outside of our normal working hours to make sure we did not lose any more time than was necessary.
They are involved in almost everything we do with the system from Internet to Security and future developments, they are always willing to give advice even if it is about a project another Company is undertaking for us.
They are continually evolving and developing new services. The introduction of the 24/7 monitoring service has been very successful and provides us with the comfort and peace of mind we require.
“I have personally found them to be a very competent, reliable and helpful Company which keeps up with the latest developments. They have an understanding and helpful attitude and I am sure all their customers would find their services to be of the same high standard and benefit”
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers