Managed IT Services
FirstFound is a Manchester-based Digital Agency and Search Engine Consultancy. They have been in business in the city centre since 2003.
In 2004 FirstFound, was rapidly expanding from their dozen or so original staff and needed to review their IT infrastructure to keep up with their expanding IT needs.
Greystone Consulting, having previous experience with the IT demands of small businesses, approached FirstFound’s Managing Director Chris Bellamy to discuss an IT evolution plan. This meeting lead to a project to refresh FirstFound’s IT equipment, improve their network reliability, and introduce new IT systems to support their growing business requirements.
To date, numerous IT projects have been undertaken to evolve FirstFound’s systems including:
- High availability server virtualisation
- Advanced network security
- Secure off-site data backup
- Desktop and server rollout
- High bandwidth leased line internet
- Site-to-site and home working VPNs
- Cloud-based infrastructure
- Advanced communications solutions
Results and Benefits
Fourteen years on, FirstFound is a leading full-service digital agency and Greystone continue to provide their IT system support and development. Greystone has developed a close working relationship and an in-depth understanding of FirstFound’s business processes, this has allowed Greystone to provide a tailored and high level of support and consultancy as FirstFound continues to grow.