“Delivering professional, quality and
reliable service to our clients again and again”
Since 1997, we have been delivering IT solutions to a wide variety of small to medium business types and sizes, throughout the South East and beyond. We have built a highly impressive track record of successful results and satisfied customers who share our belief that IT is not an end in itself; simply a tool to improve business efficiency. Interfuture’s clients are as varied as the services and support packages that we offer, and it’s thanks to dealing with such a wide range of different SMEs that we have gained such valuable experience in a multitude of industries and sectors.
“The whole team at Interfuture are always friendly and reliable; I have yet to come across an issue they have not been able to resolve. Working with Interfuture has been a pleasure and they have more than justified their appointment as our IT Support Company”
Claire E. — Technical Support Manager, a leading insurance company
“As IT becomes ever more critical to the smooth running of all our businesses, IT support when you need it is no longer a luxury, but an essential. Efficiency, reliability and urgency from the IT provider is absolutely vital and that is what Interfuture deliver”
Michael P. — Managing Director, a leading high end quarry
“Interfuture deliver a professional, efficient and expert service which gives us confidence when planning and utilising IT throughout our company. They provide expertise in infrastructure, telecommunications and strategic recommendations which is what we expect from a structured outsourcing IT company. I highly recommend them either for outsourcing your IT or developing existing IT solutions within your organisation.”
Anthony Y. — Practice Manager, chartered quantity surveying practice
“Interfuture have supported our IT systems over several years and provided an outsourced service that had delivered on our expectations. A professional approach with solid advice has supported our business growth demands and built a confidence to have no hesitation in recommending them to other companies who require an exemplary outsourced IT service.”
Carl E. — Programme Director, leading manufacture and design of interiors for civil aircraft
“We enjoy working with Interfuture, not just because of their professional competence, but because of the friendly, positive attitude of all their staff”
Christine P. — a leading high-quality long-range optic company
“In common with most professional practices, investing properly in IT has become essential to our competitiveness. We rely on the quality of our IT support and have the utmost confidence in Interfuture to provide the service we require”
Christopher P. — Senior Partner, a leading Chartered Accountants
“Contracting our system support function to Interfuture has freed up key resources to concentrate on our core business and provided a level of service, reliability and confidence that we just didn’t have before. We have some unusually demanding IT requirements in some areas and their level of knowledge and competence has been outstanding.”
Paul G. — Director, leading edge engineering analysis services
“Interfuture very quickly understood our requirements and with a timely , co-operative and flexible approach implemented a fantastic IT infrastructure and support programme. We feel that our business is now better equipped to deal with the demands of an ever changing world”
Tony D. — CFO, one of the market leaders in the field of automated lighting fixtures
“As with most small to medium sized businesses, the efficiency and reliability of our IT systems is a key factor in our continued success. Interfuture have always shown a strength and depth of understanding in our individual needs to make us feel secure in the knowledge we are in safe and professional hands. ”
Sally P. —Director, one of the leading foodservice design and construction management companies
“I will be pleased to highly recommend Interfuture to my colleagues both in education and in the private sector. Thank you for all your support.”
Krys G. — Strategic ICT Manager, a specialised language and sports college
“Interfuture are a company that actually care about their customers by giving sound advice in the minefield known as I.T. and also by providing a quick reliable service when problems do arise. As a growing company it has been very important to have somebody that you can trust to make sure you have the right amount of IT at the present time and upon discussion what you may need in the future.”
Steve W. — Director, a leading water conservation consultancy
“Interfuture have always provided us with a first rate service. Their response times and ability to resolve problems and install new equipment with minimum disruption, have always been exemplary.”
Brian S. — Company Director, a leading exhibition services company
“Interfuture have been looking after our hardware and network requirements for over five years now. Year after year, after review, staying with Interfuture has been both an easy cost effective decision due to the professionalism and efficiency they display in their work for us. In a business world where many can let you down, it is refreshing to work with likeminded people who do the job, and do it well.”
“Interfuture have provided a professional service for our outsourced IT requirements. They respond to our requests promptly and efficiently.”
Zara E. — Operations Manager, a leading air conditioning services supplier
“Having Interfuture to look after my IT requirements = peace of mind. I like the way there is always someone willing and able to help, and even though they must shudder when I ring them again and again, they never let on and quickly put matters right. I regard them trustworthy and reliable.”
Mr Greenwood MBE— Chief Secretary, Balcombe Estate
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A Leading High End Quarry
Project Requirements: Interfuture’s client requested the services of an independent and senior IT systems consultant brought in to assist in upgrading their IT infrastructure and delivering on the key company requirements. The findings highlighted the key issues and the need of the company to create a flexible system, centralised at their quarries and linking to their head office.
To retire current accounting and manufacturing systems which appeared appropriate at last review but which could be vastly simplified through off the shelf packages and the use of simple spread sheet system.
The process involved the short listing of several companies through tendering eventually won by Interfuture Systems Ltd.
Issues Faced: As the core systems were to be based in the Portland quarries, consideration was needed around the remote location and the quality of communications to the site and the mining process that created very fine and invasive dust material which would impact on any mechanical IT devices.
Dependability, fault tolerance and scalability were all key areas of consideration and ensuring the distributed sites received solid access to the core systems.
Current Systems: The core systems now incorporate rack optimised servers delivering centralised data, Exchange and SharePoint services, centralised accounting and thin client access from any location and isolation of the server base to prevent as little effect as possible from the mining dust. Remote disaster recovery through offsite backups using a premium service to enable fast systems recovery should the systems experience major failure and high level communications using Leased Line services through business only carriers.
International Construction Property Consultants
Project Requirements: To provide a full systems analysis using appropriate and recognised reporting methodology to determine the failings in the current IT infrastructure and what elements of the current system were not supporting the business process efficiently and delivering the dependability that was critical to the business delivering its professional services.
The reporting process needed close working relationship to assess what the company management needs and expectations were to include satisfying the financial, marketing and human resources requirements and the needs of the professional consultants and beyond.
The findings were to be delivered up as an executive summary report and presented to the company Managing Director and Office Manager detailing the findings, a proposal to take the systems forward backed with a comprehensive systems support package to be approved and accepted through the board of Directors.
Issues Faced: The core of the system was suffering extensive under resourcing on processing power exacerbated by the physical communications cabling infrastructure being poorly structured and badly delivered through to the desktop users and under specified Internet communications.
The transition needed to be seamless with as little downtime as possible to incorporate not only local systems users but remote professional consultants needing uninterrupted access to the network and its data.
The findings were accepted and recommendations for change agreed by the senior management through the board of Directors.
The change encompassed a complete change in server infrastructure adding 2 new high grade server systems using rack optimisation and providing 64bit processing, doubling the Internet bandwidth with quality of service, CAT5 structured cabling improvements, reliable remote access through thin client delivery, and overall higher level of fault tolerance across the systems with inherent systems scalability to support business growth.
Roofing Contractor in South of England
Project Requirements: To provide a new totally integrated system capable of incorporating UNIX, Microsoft Servers and a cost effective VOIP telephone system all capable of handling remote offices around the country.
Site Survey: Interfuture carried out an in-depth site survey on all the 7 remote sites and main office, to determine where and how the new system would expand their business potential and pin point efficiencies.
- HP Proliant Data Server
- HP Proliant Exchange Server
- HP Proliant Terminal Server
- Sun Ultra UNIX Accounts Server
- HP Proliant VoIP Server
Pre-Installation Servers: This new totally integrated system was installed by Interfuture qualified engineers and was pre tested and configured while Cobsen-Davies Roofing Ltd continued working seamlessly on their old hardware without any interruption or downtime to the business. Parallel testing of 50 remote users and 30 in-house users for speed checks, access times, printing (local & remote) and also full mobile connectivity.
Pre-Installation VoIP Telephone System: Interfuture handled all liaisons with BT on change over and porting of all telephone numbers with full pre testing of the new Phone system with remote site extensions for free calls, automatic Voice mail, email forwarding and mobile phone transparency ready for switch over.
Pre-Installation ADSL: The in-depth site survey reported that the ADSL the client was on the incorrect tariff (paying too much) so Interfuture restructured the ADSL to ADSL business with monetary savings and faster access speeds and bandwidth. This was pre tested ready for change over.
Change Over: The whole change over including data transfer was instigated and monitored by Interfuture Systems over a pre arranged weekend, with our technical team on site first thing Monday morning to handle any issues.
Benefits: Overall efficiency and productivity went up 45% with cost savings of 17% and Telephone cost came down by 80%