Four hours with a new client today, moving the home office for his Financial Services Business from three old PCs to new equipment. All data and logins transferred, shared drives, software reinstalled and the team back to work! We also set up a new backup store and took the opportunity not to transfer old systems. We did the preparation remotely, then spent four hours on site, testing as we went. It was also a chance to document their network and their ensuring so that any future fixes will be faster and more efficient. A good session with a lovely team.
Ask The Earth has some history behind it! It started in 1998 as a Small Business Support And Training Company in Taunton and over the next 8 years served many homes and a lot of Small Businesses in every aspect of IT. We created and ran websites for 6 or more companies on an ongoing basis and were selling Essential Oils, Jukeboxes, Farm Equipment, Beanie Babies and a lot more. We taught the teaching staff at Colleges and members of the public through “Community Education”, plus running bespoke training sessions for indiduals to cover their specific needs. We supplied PCs and Laptops, repaired broken equipment and supported the users as and when they needed help.
Mike then spent 4 years as IT Manager for a major Taunton employer with 150 users, moving over to another major employer in Devon with 400 users for another 4 years. During this time, we supported Automotive Dealerships on Social Media, IT and other support roles. The Home and Small Business Support work continued during this time, supporting existing customers and taking on new ones as they came up.
We then moved to Plymouth to join an Automotive Dealership Group in the city for (yet another) 4 years. In the last year or so, the Home and Small Business IT Support has taken off locally with people finding out about us through word-of-mouth. We have also been running an Ecommerce website for a major Performance Car Parts company, supporting a Call Centre and a local Car Dealership, plus some other contract work. You can see our recommendations here on Facebook!
Speaking of which, we have some space in the diary and have opened a Facebook Page here to let more people know we are available to help them. Please let us know what you need, we will be happy to help!
The Future? Well, these are interesting times here at Ask The Earth. Mike will be travelling a fair bit on a new contract to install monitoring equipment in hospitals both in the UK and abroad. Between these dates, we will be expanding the local work with small businesses and home users. We will also be continuing this blog with local articles, book reviews and a lot more.
Leave a comment here, like our Facebook Page, ring or sms on 07792170142, tweet to @mike___davidson or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your session or to discuss your needs.
Speak soon, Mike