It's been an interesting day. It's not every day you have a film crew at your office and in your data centre. This is all in preparation for our new website which should be launched at the end of April all things being well. The new site is timed to coincide with the introduction of our new ticketing and server/network monitoring system which is to replace our current ticketing and monitoring systems. Our clients will be able to benefit from seeing the status of every part of their network in real time through the same portal as they will be able to download their invoices and see the progress of their orders. We're even including a project management portal which will improve the way we work with our client's other suppliers to deliver projects, in budget and on time.
Thanks to the guys over at Droog Media in Manchester (http://www.droogmedia.co.uk/) for coming over to film the promo for us, they did a stearling job and we're looking forward to seeing the final edit. Watch out for the promotional movie, coming soon and also thanks in advance to the clients who ive collared to give testimonials.
Posted on 04 April 2013.
How to show your Outlook calendar on your desktop....
Heres a quick widget if you've ever wondered 'how do i show my outlook calendar as a desktop background'? This one allows you to show your outlook calendar in different views and fades into the background allowing you to overlay windows on top. Its the perfect app if you have a 2nd monitor and want to increase productivity by always having you task and calendar list on view.
To download, go to http://www.outlookonthedesktop.com/
The software is shareware which means that its free to download but the author asks for a donation if you find it usefull. The outlook on your desktop app is not supplied by Netcom but as always were here to help so if you have any questions or queries about this or any other it suppot related topic please feel free to get in touch.
Posted on 01 November 2012.
Here's an exert from an email recieved after we moved the IT systems for one of our London based clients from their old office to their nice shiney new offices. For more reasons why you should call Netcom IT support please see our testimonials page at
Just wanted to say thanks for all the hard work you guys have put in this weekend. I’ve moved offices a few times at previous companies and this is the first time I’ve moved and everyone has managed to get on line straight away!
Simon has been doing a cracking job yesterday & today too so thanks so much!
Client Services Director
In case your interested, heres a few work snaps taken during this install...
A nice shiney new HP Proliant ML350 next to the old box its replacing. We've virtualised a Windows 2008 R2 to allow for hardware independance and sat the installation on a set of 8x fast drives configured at RAID10. 32GB RAM rounds off nicely and ensures our clients new server lives up to expectations.
Quad layer 3 Gb switching with teamed network interfaces from the ML350 providing VLAN and network segragation for multiple office networks.
The server room during the install, we didnt get a photo after the install but suffice to say, its a lot cleaner and fuller now.
Enough UPS battery backup to power a small town for a week, to ensure that the servers will run for ever!!!!
An attempt to be arty, heres, one of the switches, you cant see the AVAYA IP office phone system or the Juniper firewall, but, they are there!! Maybe techies should stick to techincal and not art, that said, were always proud of our data cabinets.
Posted on 19 June 2012.
Posted on 11 January 2012.