Just a quick email to say how much I appreciate the support over the weekend .. the File Server was maxed out on CPU and as a result no one could log in.
I had texted Support on Sunday, who (even though it was the weekend) got onto the server and resolved the issue. This will mean that staff will come in tomorrow and work as if nothing went wrong!
Jeff Walker, Dains LLP - Lichfield
'Park Farms Barns were in need of a high-speed link to enable our business tenants to effectively carry out their business. Faced with the choice of an expensive, long lead-time fibre-based leased line, or much less expensive, wireless leased line from Discus Systems, we opted for the latter. One of the benefits of wireless is that there is a minimal impact on the environment during installation - no digging of trenches, unsightly working and disruption to pedestrians or vehicular movements. We are very happy with our choice.'
Malcolm Wiggin, Packington Estate - Solihull
'KFS have worked with Discus on a number of projects for IT infrastructure – servers, Local Area Networking, workstations and laptops, Wide Area Networking (VPNs - both site to site and secure remote access), security, email, spam filtering and antivirus. All of these projects have been delivered to an agreed timetable and budget with the Discus team often going that extra mile to ensure complete satisfaction.
We began working with them in 2005 initially as a supplier of hardware and software to cover our basic IT infrastructure (office systems based upon Microsoft Server and Microsoft Office), and our accounting needs (based on the SAGE package which they delivered through one of their partners. This was quite different as although they were authorised Sage suppliers they recognised that our requirements needed a greater level of “accountancy” support and so they introduced us to another company who could provide that level. They were completely up front about this and it worked well.'
Martin Davies, Key Forensic Services - Coventry
'Discus act in a proficient and professional manner and deal with issues on a timely basis - I may add that at times when we have had issues which have had a significant impact on our IT (i.e. server issues) they have responded quickly and in most instances have exceeded the contract terms by some way. In conclusion I would be more than happy to recommend them to any organisation of a similar or smaller size. I may add that our organisation is looking to expand and we see no reason why Discus would not be able to provide support ongoing and at this point have no intention of switching supplier.'
Jeff Walker, Dains LLP - Lichfield
As a thank you to Discus and for their help and assistance over the last year United Aftermarket Network invited them to their first Advantage 100 event. This event was held to acknowledge and show appreciation to their supported suppliers and distributors. After the event Rachael Dickinson made this comment:
It was nice for us to thank you and Discus for helping UAN develop to where it is now. We have just celebrated our 5th Birthday and have come a long way from the first Discus meeting in our front room!! The IT support and advice from yourselves to support the development is something we wanted to acknowledge!!'
Rachael Dickinson, United Aftermarket Network Limited - Sutton Coldfield
'Like many businesses we are increasingly dependent on our IT systems and it is therefore essential that our IT supplier is one we can both trust and rely on. Discus Systems have been our preferred partner for over ten years since the days of our Novell systems and we are very satisfied with the service they provide. Their help desk engineers are always friendly and efficient when dealing with our desktop issues. Discus have since migrated us to a Microsoft platform and continue to monitor our servers with their managed service software.'
Phil Hyden, Harwoods Accountants - Lichfield
'We chose to switch to Discus Systems for our IT outsourcing over four years ago as they provided the full range of services we needed to support our business. We are very pleased with the level of support provided at all levels from Discus and would certainly recommend them. They have since upgraded our main server and security systems and we now feel confident that our systems are optimised efficiently.'
David Pomfret, The Sports Industry Federation - Coventry
'Discus Systems did a fantastic job supplying and installing a Microsoft Small Business Server for us, they also dealt with the configuration and installation of a Sage Accounts and Payroll System. The whole process was smooth and easy to understand and I can recommend them very highly.'
Sue Sheppard, The Clean Line - Birmingham
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