IT Consultancy and systems redesign at Griffin Chapman

Griffin Chapman is a leading, well-respected firm of chartered accountants in Colchester. As such, they have been advising clients for over 75 years and have been a client of Agile’s since April 2016.

Redesigning IT systems

When we were first introduced to Griffin Chapman, their IT system at the time was causing more challenges than it was resolving.

As a business, they were seeing a gradual decline in the reliability of their network.

Working closely with Michael, an Associate with Griffin Chapman, we created a solution that would be the best fit for the business.

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“Agile’s work and support has been consistently excellent, from the initial redesign of our IT system and the subsequent provision of hardware and software. The support is easy to access from a team of well-qualified and experienced engineers, who are very responsive and good communicators. Their advice is well considered and readily available when needed.”

Michael, Griffin Chapman

Eliminating downtime

Our first step was to redesign Griffin Chapman’s IT system and decommission the existing server set-up.

Working closely with Michael to understand the needs of the business, we replaced the existing servers and introduced a redundancy solution using Hyper-V replication. In the event of their main server losing connection, their entire system fails over to a replica server to provide business continuity. This means as a business, downtime is never a concern.

We also had to move quickly to identify and install a new IT security solution. Their existing IT security products were coming up for renewal and were not providing the best value for money.

After careful consideration, we identified a complete Unified Threat Management security solution. This included Gateway Anti-Malware, Anti-Virus protection, Intrusion Prevention, Content Filtering and encrypted VPN protection.

Within a couple of weeks of starting work with Griffin Chapman, the security solution was ordered, configured and installed at their Colchester office. The previous solution was then decommissioned and removed from the network.

Since 2016, we have continued to provide strategic IT consultancy and IT Support to Michael and the team. The key to our relationship is trust – trust that we recommend IT solutions that take account of their exact business needs.

“Having worked with other IT support companies, it has been so nice to work with a firm who do what they say, when they say they will. Help and support are available as and when we need it, which for a firm where IT is critical to our operation, is essential.” Daniel, Partner, Griffin Chapman

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