IT Consultancy

IT Consultancy

We provide sound and impartial IT consultancy services to enable your business to review existing systems and implement new and improved IT solutions, software and security measures.  

With no hidden costs we will assist you at every stage to review and plan your IT strategy so that your business not only keeps up to date with current trends but isn’t missing an opportunity to get one step ahead of the ever-changing and fast-paced nature of the IT industry.

This process takes time as it can affect nearly every department and member of staff in some way and that’s where we fit in, with years of expertise working with IT systems and businesses of different sizes we will work with you from the bottom up to review your current systems (IT audit), organise workshops with key personnel to understand how they use these systems, identify usability issues, bottlenecks and process improvements. This information will then be used to compile a report and used as the basis for research and recommend viable alternatives, outlining costs clearly and comprehensively in terms of purchase and set-up prices and on-going license fees.

You're In Safe Hands

Our Technical Director of IceStar Media, Mark Bond has reviewed, designed, developed and project managed a diverse portfolio of business-critical IT and technology solutions for high profile clients from a wide range of public and private industry sectors, including The Open University where he managed the move of the library’s IT infrastructure to a purpose-built new building where he set-up and managed a new IT Help Desk.

Mark has applied over 23 years of IT expertise to work with clients to develop and implement database systems, eCommerce and stock control applications and custom built technology solutions for clients with bespoke business requirements.

Mark has provided IT consultancy, IT auditing and project management services to several large UK organisations to review existing IT systems and recommend newer alternatives that involved working alongside consultants from companies including PwC.

What We Do

  • Ensure that your existing IT systems are providing the best levels of performance for your customers, staff and suppliers.
  • Comprehensive and impartial review of your IT hardware and software systems.
  • Clear and defined options and prices for new or upgraded hardware and software.
  • IT hardware and software audits, IT project management, and IT procument on your behalf and liaison with your internal IT department.
  • Troubleshooting problem areas and impact reporting.
  • Stress testing of existing IT systems for data security and disaster recovery protocols and practices.

Pricing

Meeting Rates

We don’t charge for initial meetings to discuss a project or future developments to an existing site or website system. We are happy to arrange a meeting over a coffee,  Zoom, Teams or other video-based calls to discuss your requirements. Or a good old-fashioned chat over the phone at a time convenient for you.

However, some projects require multiple consultations with third-party companies or service providers, video calls or conference calls in order to progress them. In these cases where our time is required we charge our standard rate of £45.00 + VAT per hour.

Consultancy Rates

We are contacted frequently to research a wide range of online business systems, applications, data storage and management solutions, methods or options. Our consultancy rate is £45.00 + VAT per hour.

Case Studies

Alpheus

We carried out extensive software and hardware systems analysis of all internal IT systems, infrastructure and processes for one of the UK’s leading wastewater management organisations.

The scope of the project included working with individual departments to ascertain existing systems processes and requirements, research of business-critical software applications, the production of several detailed reports including recommendations, cost-benefit analysis that saved the overall project £68,000, negotiation with senior directors, the project team, the company’s existing technical support contractor and third-party software vendors to ensure the project remained within budget and business constraints.

Having re-designed the website for Hertfordshire based Aston St Mary’s Primary School, we were contacted once more by the Headteacher to review the school’s IT systems and infrastructure. We carried out a full IT review of the school’s existing hardware and software systems, including printers, projectors, iPads, laptops, educational software, back-up processes and server security.

During the initial audit, we spoke to various school staff and Committee members to discuss limitations and user issues with current IT systems and have since taken over the monthly IT support for the school.

Contact Us

Let's Talk!

Contact Mark or Seran today!