A Customer Says Thank You

Although our customers are incredibly nice and polite folk who are always thanking our engineers, we do not really canvas for pats on the back and so it is particularly rewarding when our customers take the trouble to write in to thank us for our efforts, as one valued customer did earlier today: “Dear Adrian,…

Poor Broadband Speed Holding You Back?

Despite a commitment from broadband providers to increase download and upload speeds, we are finding that many of our Kent-based IT Support customers are increasingly experiencing poor broadband performance. With more organisations wanting to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing and remote connectivity for home and mobile workers, a slow broadband connection is…

Akita Referral Offer

We love receiving referrals and recommendations from our clients and we offer a generous scheme to reward you for these… Whether you know a business that is unhappy with their current IT support provider, or one which could benefit from discussing hosted solutions and cloud computing with us, we would welcome the opportunity of discussing…

Microsoft CRM from Akita

Akita can help organisations of all sizes get control of their customer relationships and improve their sales efficiency through a variety of CRM applications such as the Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution. If you are struggling to control how your employees communicate with your customers, a CRM solution will enable you to improve how this is…

IT Outsourcing Benefits

Assuming that your IT function is not central to how you compete within your industry, outsourcing your IT function offers businesses of all sizes a number of key benefits which can make your business more effective, more profitable, and give you a competitive edge. The most obvious reasons for IT outsourcing are typically: To reduce…

Product of the Week – Hosted Email

Probably our most popular offering currently is our Hosted Email solution, using Microsoft Exchange 2010. Hosted from our secure and state-of-the-art datacentre, you no longer have to use your own hardware to operate Exchange and you can free up valuable resources, extending the life of your server. For those using the Exchange feature of Small…

Akita Staff News

The next few months are going to be truly life-changing for several members of the Akita team. Our Office Manager Kerrie is fresh back from getting married in Italy. Even Icelandic ash clouds could not stop the course of true love… You may notice a rather tired-looking Gareth in a few weeks as child #2…

VMware Success and Virtualization

Having become rather expert at virtualization and virtualizing servers over the past few years, we are particularly keen on VMware products. These allow our clients, whether utilising our datacentre or having their own cloud, to benefit from such things as a simplified IT infrastructure, reduced costs, true business continuity and disaster recovery, and policy-based automation.…

Fancy a 26Tbps broadband connection?

It sounds ludicrous but researchers in Germany claim to have broken their own record in data transmission. Using a single optical fibre cable, their demonstration sent the equivalent of 200,000 high-resolution images across 50km in one second! This was achieved by using a single laser to create multiple pulses (frequency combs), which were separated by…

What is Virtualization?

The traditional method to run a server or PC is to give it its own dedicated hardware. There are a number of inherent disadvantages in this approach, namely: It has big initial costs as you have to buy the hardware. It creates a single point of failure – if the hardware breaks the PC or…