Andromeda wins another two awards for IT support

Teesside IT company Andromeda Solutions are continuing to build on their incredible reputation for excellence by being honoured with two new awards. The IT services company has been recognised by the prestigious Northern Enterprise Awards, which seeks to champion the very best of businesses in the North-East region.

Two new awards

The 2021 Northern Enterprise Awards has seen Andromeda win in an impressive duo of categories, scooping the top prizes for ‘IT Company Of The Year 2021- North East’, and ‘Customer Service Excellence Award 2021’. Presented by SME News, the Northern Enterprise Awards are now in their third year, they focus on rewarding local companies who show innovation and excellence in the way that they run their business.

The Northern Enterprise Awards recognise businesses from a wide range of industries and sectors, all in the aim of showcasing that the region has plenty of exemplary companies based there. A hub for media, arts and technology enterprises, these awards give the top companies in the area the opportunity to be named the very best in their specific category.

A strong reputation for IT support in Middlesbrough

Of course, those who have already experienced the IT solutions provided by Andromeda will not be surprised to see this business named as a double category winner. The Teesside IT services company has already been honoured with a number of prestigious awards, thanks to its commitment to delivering a first class transparent, flexible service with no middlemen involved. Customers are directly put through to speak to a senior engineer straight away, ensuring that there is no delay in finding the right solution to any IT issue.

Previous awards, such as ‘IT Service Of The Year – North Yorkshire’, from Prestige Awards in 2021, and Three Best Rated’s ‘Best IT Services Middlesbrough’ in both 2020 and 2021 (alongside the gaining of a highly coveted five-star rating from the organisation) further demonstrate that for those looking for IT support in Middlesbrough, there is a clear and easy choice.

The best IT services in Teesside

With solutions tailored to both businesses and home computer users, Andromeda makes the perfect choice for anyone needing anything from PC repairs and diagnostics, through to ongoing projects and complete service management. With the commendations by the Northern Enterprise Awards, proving yet again that Andromeda is the best in the region, its reputation for excellence is continuing to grow.

Get in touch today and discover the Andromeda difference for yourself. And better yet, if you’re an SME, you can enjoy the benefits of our award-winning service risk-free when you sign up for our 30-day free trial, subject to terms and conditions.

Upgrade to Windows 11 with Andromeda Solutions

In a bid to power creativity and productivity, Windows 11 is very close to being launched. With an anticipated release date of 5th October 2021, it is expected that Windows 11 will transform the workspace. At Andromeda Solutions, we will make sure you aren’t left behind. Our team will be on hand to guide you through every step of the journey.

Unlocking the potential of Windows 11

Microsoft Windows 11 will play an increasingly important role in our lives. It has been designed for hybrid work and will support businesses as we enter this new era of work. With a modern and fresh look, Windows 11 is highly intuitive and user-centric, and it will bring a sense of calm to the workplace. Aimed at streamlining your PC, the new features with help you be more productive, whether you’re working from home or in the office.

Discovering Windows 11 and its benefits

Among the key features included are Snap Layouts and Snap Groups, which provide a conducive way to multitask and optimise your screen’s real-estate. When you’re working on multiple windows, you will be able to arrange them into different layouts on the screen taking multitasking to a whole new level. The docking and multi-monitor experience has also been improved for Windows 11 making the process of removing and attaching additional monitors much smoother.

Widgets are more personalised, and you can add them to the interface allowing you to access the most important information to you much quicker. Microsoft teams has had an upgrade and is now fully integrated into the taskbar enabling you to easily connect and communicate with your colleagues. You will also be able to download and run Android apps from your Windows PC.

The rollout of Windows 11 will be a measured and phased approach, and the new developer tools will create a more seamless and stress-free experience.

Get in touch with Andromeda Solutions

At Andromeda Solutions, we want to help make your transition to Windows 11 as smooth as possible. Our IT specialists can carry out any necessary server upgrades using the latest migration tools. We will also make sure your license applications are filled in correctly, so you are up and running in no time.

We are here to improve your experience, and if the recent media coverage of Windows 11 is anything to go by, you won’t want to miss out!

So, what are you waiting for? Windows 11 is right around the corner, and we want you to be at the forefront of the technical revolution. Contact us today and discover how we can help your business upgrade to Windows 11.

Andromeda Solutions take on two new employees

We are delighted to announce that we have taken on two new employees to facilitate the growth of our Andromeda Solutions team. Laura Scoins has joined us as a Business Administrator, and Thalia Dorman has taken on a Customer Service role.

At Andromeda Solutions, we are always looking for new ways to innovate, and we believe people are integral to our vision. We have big plans for Laura and Thalia, and we are confident they will make a difference to our company.

Why have we hired more staff members?

We have identified the need to recruit more staff to meet our constantly growing business demands. We are always working with SMEs, and we cover a core range of areas, which includes but is not limited to IT support, servers, and networks and connectivity.

However, to continue to thrive, and fulfil our mission, we thought now was the right time to take on new staff. We decided to hire Laura for the role of Business Administrator as she is highly organised, and she is finely attuned to oversee the day-to-day tasks our company requires. Laura’s passion shone through, and we believe she will be an indispensable member of the team.

We also value customer service very highly, and we need team members who are skilled and receptive at handling the needs and concerns of our clients. Our customer service is unrivalled, and we have five-star ratings on Google, Facebook, and Yell.com. But we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and while we take pride in the recognition we receive, we will always endeavour to meet the high standards we set ourselves. Thalia understands this, and she has ideas to improve our customer service options further.

Supporting local jobs

In response to the rising unemployment levels in the north-east, we believe we have a social responsibility to create new jobs, and provide opportunities for personal growth within the company.

We want to empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and at Andromeda, we place a premium on giving new employees the tools to succeed.

We want to congratulate Laura and Thalia on their new positions, and we know they will be excellent additions to the Andromeda family. We would also like to take the opportunity to wish them good luck in their roles.

Discover award-winning IT support with a 30-day free trial

If you have a small to medium sized business, you will know all too well how essential it is to have a smooth-running IT infrastructure backing you up. And with the growing prevalence of cloud computing, VOIP and other new technologies taking a major role in running everyday operations, it’s vital to have the right IT support by your side.

Award-winning IT services

Here at Andromeda Solutions, our team of friendly IT specialists are here to help, whether you have a one-off project or are looking for an ongoing solution. We can create a bespoke package that meets your organisation’s unique needs, covering a comprehensive range of IT solutions. From servers and cyber security, through to networks and Office 365, our computer experts deliver the results you need, while following industry ITIL best practice protocols. Our service is always transparent, keeping you in the loop with clear explanations at every step. The price you’re quoted is always the price you’ll pay.

When you get in touch with Andromeda Solutions, you’ll be connected to an IT consultant straight away, so there’s no lengthy waits before we start to work on your project. We can work remotely or on-site, at a time that suits you, making our IT service one that truly prioritises our customers. It’s no wonder that we’ve been recognised by the prestigious Three Best Rated as the best IT services provider in Middlesbrough in 2021, and have a five-star rating on Google, Facebook and Yell.com.

Try our IT support for yourself – free for 30 days

Now SMEs looking for IT support in Teesside can discover the Andromeda Solutions experience free for 30 days, subject to terms and conditions. This risk-free offer is the perfect opportunity to see the difference that our unparalleled IT services can make to your IT infrastructure. We focus on tailoring the best corporate IT approaches to the specific needs of SMEs, and the glowing testimonials of our current clients show our proven track record in this area. Why not get in touch today and start discovering our range of services for yourself?

Looking For IT Support? Try Us Free For 30 Days

If you are a small to medium sized business looking for IT support in Teesside, then our team of specialists are here to help. And right now, you can enjoy the benefits of our award-winning service for free when you try us for 30 days risk free.

A wide range of IT services

Whatever your organisation needs from its IT support, our team of computer experts can deliver. We offer a comprehensive range of IT services, covering essential areas of business technology such as:

Our focus on SME businesses means that we are highly skilled at applying the finest corporate IT support practices to meet your goals of increasing efficiency and reducing downtime, all at a competitive price.

We tailor our IT services to each individual client’s requirements, so you can be assured that you will only pay for the support you need.  We pride ourselves on our transparency, with clear quotes that include an unlimited number of callouts. When we tackle a problem for you, this transparency also means that you’ll be kept informed every step of the way, without having to deal with confusing technical jargon.

Award winning IT support

Our five-star service has been recognised by the experts at Three Best Rated. Following a rigorous 50-point inspection, they named us the best IT support company in Middlesbrough. You can experience the Andromeda difference for yourself when you try us free for 30 days, this offer is open to new customers only and is subject to terms and conditions. At Andromeda, there are no intermediaries to deal with: instead, you will be put straight through to an IT consultant who will get to work on finding your SME the perfect IT solution.

The perfect choice for SMEs

This makes Andromeda Solutions the perfect match for SMEs in the Teesside area who want to ensure their IT infrastructure is fit for business. One look at our glowing client testimonials will show why our IT support is second to none, and our free 30-day trial allows you to experience our superb service for yourself, risk free. There’s never been a better time to get in touch and discover how Andromeda can provide the perfect IT support for your business.

Switch up your IT support and try Andromeda Solutions free for 30 days

Any small to medium business owner will be all too aware that having a reliable IT infrastructure is essential to success. And with the growing popularity of cloud-based computing services, combined with an increased need to engage with clients and customers online, it’s never been a more important time to prioritise an effective IT support service.

The ideal solution for your IT services

For SME businesses looking for comprehensive IT support in Teesside, Andromeda Solutions is the answer. Our computer experts are able to tailor our support package to your organisation’s unique needs, covering all aspects of your IT infrastructure, from servers, networks and security, to computer repairs, cloud services and VOIP telephone systems. Our services are available as either an ongoing or one-off solution, with on-demand packages available too.

Fast and friendly IT support

Whenever you get in touch about an issue, you will be put straight through to an experienced and knowledgeable IT specialist. You can be assured that we will start to resolve your problem quickly, either remotely or on-site, at times that suit you (we can even provide support on evenings and weekends). We pride ourselves on our great communication, too, so you can expect to be kept in the loop at all times, with clear explanations every step of the way. Andromeda Solutions follows ITIL (the Information Technology Infrastructure Library) best practice protocols, so you know that your business is in safe hands.

The perfect opportunity to try us for yourself

With the chance to discover the benefits of our service free for 30 days for new customers, there has never been a better time to get in touch. This offer is open to SMEs only and is entirely risk-free, subject to terms and conditions. The testimonials from our current customers should highlight just why this is an offer not to be missed, with our IT support described as “outstanding, honest and efficient”, with “superb service”. It’s little wonder we’ve been awarded 5 stars by Google, Facebook and Yell.com. If all that wasn’t enough, we were also named the best IT services provider in Middlesbrough 2021 by Three Best Rated.

 Why not get in touch today to find out how we can provide the best IT support and services for your organisation?

Andromeda Solutions: Award Winning IT Services in Middlesbrough

It’s official: if you are looking for the very best in IT support in Middlesbrough, then Andromeda Solutions is the award-winning choice.

The Best IT Services in Middlesbrough

Andromeda Solutions has been recognised by Three Best Rated as a five-star rated IT support company, and named as the winner of the best IT support company in Middlesbrough. Any IT support company would be honoured to receive this prize, as this comes following a thorough testing by Three Best Rated, using their 50 Point Inspection criteria, making Andromeda Solutions’ ultimate success a genuine indicator of superb service.

A Rigorous Selection Process

To win this prestigious award, Andromeda Solutions were put through our paces by the 50 Point Inspection process, which Three Best Rated use to find out which IT company can truly be considered exceptional. With ratings for aspects of the business such as History, Services, Operating Hours, Website and Reviews, Three Best Rated carry out rigorous scrutiny to choose their award winners. As a result, it’s clear to see that our team here at Andromeda Solutions offers an outstanding service in every respect, gaining top inspection scores in many key areas, such as services, responsiveness and online appointments.

High Praise for Andromeda Solutions IT Company

Three Best Rated praised Andromeda Solutions, noting that we deliver a full spectrum of IT services and IT support to both home and business customers based in the North East. They also commented that Andromeda Solutions specialises in secure, reliable server technology, with well-designed networks that are fast and reliable, offering maximum uptime.

Three Best Rated was particularly impressed with our commitment to respond within an hour to business-critical problems, and the ability for clients to check up on their progress online. Three Best Rated also liked the customer service experience afforded by the free PC check-ups offered by our team, who can diagnose any issues and carry out computer repairs too.

A Great Choice for IT Services in Teesside

With this award, we believe that Andromeda Solutions stands apart from the competition in providing IT support in Middlesbrough and the North East region. Proving an increasingly popular choice for both businesses needing IT support or services and home customers wanting computer repairs or check-ups, our friendly team has the experience and expertise to solve any problem quickly.

This recognition from Three Best Rated with regards to Andromeda Solution’s work will hopefully encourage many more customers to discover how the best IT support services can help them, too.

The best IT services provider in Middlesbrough

Andromeda Solutions is honoured to be awarded the best IT services provider in Middlesbrough 2020 – what an amazing way to end the year!

We have been awarded this incredible title by the experts at Three Best Rated. Three Best Rated complete a comprehensive 50-point inspection, ensuring they recommend trusted, reliable and professional businesses to their customers. Three Best Rated found Andromeda Solutions to be the best local IT company in our area in their inspection report, receiving top scores in areas such as responsiveness, accuracy, and standards. We are extremely thankful for the recognition and privileged to be presented with the title of best IT services provider in Middlesbrough.   

We could not have received this award without the support and loyalty from our incredible customers. Providing outstanding customer service and exceeding customer expectations is very important to us. We are humbled by the kind words left on our social media pages and very grateful for your recommendations. Thank you for taking the time to review and rate our business, we are appreciative of your honest feedback.

 What is Three Best Rated?

Three Best Rated was created in 2014 with the primary goal of identifying the top 3 local businesses in each specific field, helping their 4 million customers per month find the best organisations near them. They use a vigorous 50-point inspection to score each business, checking everything from the company’s history and ownership, to legitimate reviews and responsiveness. They check the businesses reputation, complaints, ratings, customer satisfaction, proximity, trust, cost, and overall general excellence. Three Best Rated believe that local businesses provide better services than big corporations as they know the local area and understand the needs, wants and expectations of local customers.

Here is what they have to say about Andromeda Solutions:

“Their team specialises in secure, reliable, server technology, offering comprehensive solutions to all your business needs. If there’s a business-critical problem – such as the company server going down – they’ll respond within an hour. You can track their progress online. Their well-designed networks are fast and reliable, with maximum uptime. Andromeda Solutions creates everything from a primary network using a single internet link to a complex network with 100% uptime and seamless failure. They can run checks to find out how your PC is running and diagnose any problems. At Andromeda Solutions, they offer PC health checkup for free.”

-Three Best Rated, 2020

Thank you again to all our customers, and our amazing team for continuously providing exceptional IT services in the North East.

The Benefits of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

Following the outbreak of Covid-19 and the national lockdown, many people had to change their working habits and begin working from home. For business owners, this involved solving a range of problems to keep their companies going and to support their employees – from finding them suitable equipment to investing in IT solutions to provide a productive working environment.

A survey by PwC found that CEOs believe working from home will continue into the future. Therefore, it is not hard to conclude that the companies who invested in a good work-from-home set up during Covid-19 the pandemic have invested wisely.

A Remote Desktop Service is a key IT function for businesses who need their
employees to work from home, or from other remote locations. Remote Desktop functions have often been considered “clunky” to use or tricky to configure for different devices, however this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The Desktop Service can be accessed and managed from almost any location on the planet, and from almost any device – including mobile phones and personal laptops. The log-in process is typically the same, and quickly becomes as easy as using a standard desktop computer.
Configuration is also easy. You don’t need to worry about the compatibility of the operating system on the remote device, it is just a case of logging in. If you want to switch devices, simply disconnect the old one and reconnect using the new one.

IT Security is another key feature. You can assign permissions to particular data files in the normal way, but your data is also less vulnerable to breaches, hacking or technological and device failures due to it being a Cloud-based system. Most systems come with built-in encryption.

Investing in the Microsoft Remote Desktop can save your business money. It is a reliable storage system at a fraction of the cost of a standard IT service, and IT support is included. Money saved can be invested back into the growth of your business.

Lastly, the benefits of an engaged and connected workforce cannot be overlooked. Most employees who can complete their tasks remotely rather than being confined in one location prove to be more trustworthy and motivated, and in turn more productive for your business.

Working from Home: The Benefits of the 3CX Phone System

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic it was predicted that 40% of the workforce would soon be working from home. Following the pandemic, the percentage of the population remote working has risen sharply. For businesses and employees new to working from home there was a sharp period of adjustment.

Working from home comes with some challenges – some employees are distracted by the domestic chores around their home while others find it hard to know when to log off or take a break. The technological difficulties, such as inadequate bandwidth and security concerns, are perhaps easier to tackle.

3CX is a communications solution that can cut costs while giving a boost to
employee productivity and flexibility. It combines WebRTC web conferencing, soft phones for Mac and Windows computers, and smartphone clients for iOS, Android and Windows phones. 
This software allows businesses that use a variety of telephone systems across different locations to use their existing systems under 3CX within a single unifying solution. Employees on the move can also use the system to make free telephone calls using 3CX soft phones or mobile applications.

When a face to face meeting is needed 3CX has an integrated video conferencing application which enables users to participate from home. The integrated WebRTC technology is simple to use and does not require downloads or plugins. A key feature is the ‘Video Adaptivity’ setting which allows users with lower bandwidth connections to compensate by downgrading the transmitted video quality. 

Collaborative working is also supported by whiteboard, PDF sharing and poll functions. Being able to share a PDF without everyone having to refer separately to an email maintains the flow of a meeting, while the whiteboard function allows brainstorming and a more visual presentation. The poll application is a great tool for creating engagement audience engagement and enabling feedback from those attending, which is ideal for a webinar or a sales pitch. Once the poll is closed, the organiser can immediately share the results with participants or incorporate them
into a shared document. These functions are also perfect for home learning in a university or school setting.

Pandemic or no pandemic, remote working provides companies with greater flexibility and a variety of valuable benefits.

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