Keeping the Lights On – Together


The last few weeks have been hectic, very hectic.  Whilst expected, the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 23rd of March was the final kick that everyone needed to activate their home-working contingency measures.

From our side we’ve seen a 400% increase in calls to our Service Desk, and they have all been asking for the same thing: “What do we need to do to work from home?”

For some clients the answer was easy, “you’ve already got the solution – it’s Microsoft Teams”.  For others, we’ve had to work with them to implement an interim solution to allow their businesses to continue to function.

It’s been a busy few weeks but, to be honest, we’re all proud to be in the position to be able to help our clients when they’re most in need.  It’s also been a real boost to receive thanks and praise from many of you and below are a couple of very much appreciated examples of this gratitude.

A massive thank you to everyone at String who has helped us to set up remote working. All the changes we have made in the past year have meant that we are able to continue with business as usual.
You must be swamped with requests from all businesses and we really appreciate all that you have set up for us and the continuing support.
The Team have been able to connect to the business documentation and meet on Teams to have a coffee together (virtually) and that will be so important over the coming weeks.
Live lunchtime quiz tomorrow!

Kate Kerslake – CEO – National Examining Board for Dental Nurses


Can I just say how grateful I am for your team assisting me the past couple of days, well all the time, but more so the past few days helping me get everyone set up and available to work from home I have inundated them with tickets and they are just little godsends during this stressful time!

So a huge thank you to all of you over there at String from a very stressed IT Support!

Amy Hankinson – CPUK


Never before has our Cloud Journey Solution portfolio been more relevant.  In just one month pretty much the whole world has been forced to use some form of cloud solution to work.  As specialists, our role has been, and will continue to be, to provide expert guidance on how cloud technologies can enable new ways of working.

The infographic below gives a simple overview of how we’ve been applying our skills to help clients just like you.


Boost employee productivity by providing access to documents and applications using Microsoft’s best-of-breed Office 365 solutions.

Mobile & Flexible Working

Allow your team to work from anywhere, on any device, maximising productivity and work-life balance using Microsoft Teams and Remote & Virtual Desktops.

Collaboration & Communication

Enable better team communication and collaborative working with Microsoft Modern Workplace solutions including Microsoft Teams and Business Voice.

To bring it all together we provide first class consultancy services to ensure that your solution is designed specifically to meet your business needs, and continues to evolve as your needs change over the years.

And to keep it all running smoothly we provide our String 365 Managed Services that allow your organisation to focus on what it does best; while we take care of the IT stuff.

We’re in this together, and we’re in it for the long haul.

Don’t forget – if you need help keeping the lights on then please give us a call or drop us an email.

To hear more about our specific COVID-19 measure you can click here.

Stay Safe and Stay In Touch!