Our Services

We are well equipped to take on any I.T. challenge your Company is facing, and below are just some examples of the types of work we can undertake:

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a term often overused in the industry press of late, but it is certainly true that the cloud concept offers great advantages over a traditional on-premise deployment for a variety of different business scenarios. We have undertaken a number of projects throughout the 'cloud' sphere, including both infrastructure and development based projects, but all on systems key to the business in question, and all as a complete success story both in terms of features/usability and from a budgetary standpoint.

Our projects include:

  • Migrating on site Exchange email servers to hosted cloud solutions by Microsoft and Google
  • Creating a fully cloud-based online pricing system using services such as Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Product Advertising API, now spanning over 15 server instances.
  • Designing and implementing a full virtual stock management system based on the Microsoft Windows Azure and SQL Azure platform, spanning multiple cloud instances and running in a geo-redundant fashion on cloud instances running in datacenters all over the world.

 
 

Business Systems Development and Integration

We specialise in developing business systems, such as order processing and handling systems, databases and interactive web sites, however we will happily turn our hand to any I.T. project, large or small. We have worked on integrating disparate systems for larger companies, and indeed full computerisation projects for smaller businesses. This type of consolidatary work brings together the data of your business, allowing you to make connections between departments and operations, and make sure that everyone is working together on the same set of data.

Please feel free to browse our portfolio to get more of a feel for the kind of work we do, or contact us and we'll be happy to assess your situation and advise you on the best way to make the most of what the world of I.T. has to offer.

General Development and Programming

Of course we can also use our development skills for more general or unusual programming tasks. We have worked with many clients to produce bespoke systems, including, for example, a connection between a service system database to Google Maps, to allow the location of all engineers to be displayed on a large-screen monitor mounted on an office wall. This system was later adapted to show telephone system statistics on the large screen as well, all thanks to the back-end programming carried out by Currer Web Consulting staff to integrate the systems.

We specialise in the following languages:

  • Microsoft .Net, including C#.net and VB.net, as well as ASP.net, both on premise and cloud based with Windows Azure
  • Java, including desktop application development and server deployments
  • Perl and PHP, both scripting languages offering great flexibility and a quick deployment cycle
  • Javascript, including AJAX, the client-side language of choice for interactive websites and the Web 2.0 revolution.
  • SQL, a language giving extraordinary power for interrogating databases. We have extensive experience in the SQL Server (on-premise and SQL Azure), as well as MySQL.

Maintenance

We also offer support services for commercial environments, taking on such challenges as server procurement, configuration and maintenance, networking design and implementation (including wireless), and general maintenance. With the Internet presenting a wide variety of hostile environments, it has never been more important to manage your system's security, and ensure that your software is fully up-to-date with the latest security updates. We will be happy to work on a contract basis to provide this essential maintenance, allowing smaller businesses to stay on top of their I.T. administrative workload without employing a dedicated expert, and larger firms to take some load away from key staff whose time would be better spent carrying out more productive tasks.

We have worked extensively with Microsoft technologies, including, amongst others, the following:

  • Windows Server platform, including Windows Server 2003, 2008 (R2), Windows 8 Server and the Windows Azure cloud environment
  • Active Directory, including when used with multiple domains on multiple sites
  • Exchange Server (all versions 2000 - 2010)
  • SQL Server (all versions from 2000 - 2010 Denali), including the Compact/Mobile editions, and SQL Azure
  • ISA Server
  • Internet Information Services (IIS), upto version 8
  • All Windows workstation operating systems, from Windows 95 to Windows 7, soon moving forward to Windows 8.
  • Windows Small Business Server

We also have experience of other virtualisation technology, with several successful deployments using VmWare virtualisation technology. Naturally, we're also well versed with working in cloud environment, such as Amazon AWS or Windows Azure.

Disaster Recovery

We have successfully deployed a wide variety of disaster recovery policies for many of our clients. Often this has included syncronising and replicating data over several sites, or providing improved conventional backup routines to ensure that vital company data is protected, no matter what happens.

Something often not considered when planning disaster recovery is the time taken to restore the system to a useable condition - after all if it takes a week to order a new server and set it up, how much business will be lost, and staff time wasted, during that week? Several of our solutions have reduced recovery time from days and weeks to hours and in some cases mere minutes.

We are especially skilled in working with SQL Server databases, and making use of the replication and 'log shipping' facilities to economically provide a redundant database, running on another site if possible for best protection, which will keep your data secure on a near real-time basis, meaning very little active work is lost, and the data can be usable in minutes, depending on the client software.

For the business systems we develop and deploy ourselves, a duplicate system setup can often be implemented to bring full functionality online after a disaster in less than one hour, with minimal workstation configuration.

All of our disaster recovery solutions also include comprensive documentation so any I.T. professional, and in some cases non-professional, can understand just how the system can be recovered, although of course we would happy step in to ensure the smoothest possible recovery at the point of disaster, if required.

Web Site Design

A presence on the Internet is an essential marketing tool for the modern business, and Currer Web Consulting is ideally placed to help your Company make the most of this valuable asset. We are able to develop anything from a simple informational site to a full blown e-commerce solution with order taking facilities, and anything inbetween. We can also work with you to integrate any website functionality with existing back-end systems you might have in place, and/or extend these internal functions to staff working outside the office by means of an Extranet.

Our extensive experience working on projects for one of Europe's biggest online used booksellers puts us in a unique position to understand the importance of a well designed, fast and accessible web site, with reliable and useful functionality for your customers. Moreover, we have the expertise to advise on the best technologies on offer, and the best way in which to host your site so it remains visible and working 24/7.