T ypically, our customers are creatives and innovators who rely on computers for production—they are mostly Graphic Designers, Printers, PR agencies or home workers and our mission is only to help them achieve their goals.
IT companies can have a tendency to over-complicate things. We try to keep it simple, cost effective and stress-free. We have no agenda to sell equipment or impose our own well-worked methods and we won’t try to cultivate your dependence on us. We offer a flexible, personal service tailored for your business …not ours.
Macnetwork is a collaboration of self-employed individuals—experts in their field, coming together to provide help and support for the digital services every small company relies upon.
We manage and plan the integration of a huge range of stuff Computers, Servers, Websites, Hardware, Software, iOS, Windows, MacOS, System Integration, Networking, WiFi, Routers, Switches, Repairs, Purchasing, Backup, Recovery, WordPress, Divi ...etc—basically we are here to solve your IT problems and to help you to get the best from any system.
Besides fixing problems we also create and manage websites, specialising in WordPress and the increasingly popular Elegant Themes’ Divi but we can also help with SquareSpace and other platforms.
Contact us for:
- Telephone and remote support
- On-site services (in East Sussex & West Kent), installation and training
- Service on an ad-hoc basis or under a service agreement (see current price list for ad-hoc rates).
We get Information Systems working for your company rather than against it, helping you focus on your core business (see Support Contracts).
Website maintenance and publication ~ if you are interested in a quotation for a small business website or if you just need a slight alteration to an existing page, please contact us – we can be extremely flexible whilst remaining very cost effective.
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Our preferred solution for email and cloud services is now called Google Workspace.
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For Mac users and in mixed environments, we believe that the best solution for business email at this time is Google Workspace. It’s incredibly reliable, has the best spam filtering, works 100% across all platforms and mobile devices and costs less than competing services. It’s also great for cloud computing, collaboration and online storage which works similarly to DropBox. Each business user gets 30GB of storage for email and documents. For more advice on Google Services use the contact form.
Our websites are developed using WordPress—as are over 60 million websites and blogs worldwide. WordPress gives you a head start with themes and templates created by world leading web developers and designers. We use Elegant Themes’ Divi to create all our sites. There are hundreds of quick-start gorgeous templates for it and a vast support network to keep your site fresh, up to date and secure. It’s the most popular theme today and a cost effective way to have your website up and running in hours.
- Edit your own website – log in to edit pages or add content.
- Security – Patches are applied automatically to keep one step ahead of hackers.
- Design – Divi is the most versatile theme available, there are no constraints on the design (unlike WIX or Squarespace etc) and hundreds of templates to get you off to a flying start.
- Compatibility – Supported by 99% of hosting companies worldwide – we use SiteGround.
- Fully customisable – Add your own logos, colours, branding, fonts etc.
- Easy – WordPress is used by 50% of bloggers because it’s so easy to keep updated.
- Extendable – Thousands of plugins are available to easily add features and widgets to any site e.g. eCommerce, Twitter feeds, SEO, forms, feedback etc.
- Mobile friendly – Increasing popularity of mobile devices for web browsing means you need your site to be responsive to different screen sizes. Wordpress will detect which device is being used and adjust the layout for the best user experience.
- WordPress is used by… CNN, New York Times, Forbes, Reuters, GM
Microsoft have done a great job of designing Office 365 to look good but online editing is very slow and buggy compared to Google Apps. Migration—even from other Microsoft platforms like SBS2003/7—can be a nightmare. It doesn’t work fully with older versions of Outlook (2003) – no contact or calendar sync. It won’t easily migrate from an Exchange server that uses a self signed certificate. It won’t directly import .PST files although you can send them to Microsoft and they will do it for you at $4/GB. The easiest way to import addresses from an Outlook NK2 file to Office 365 Contacts is via Gmail …uh!
Having said all that, if you’re a Windows user and want to use the desktop suite of apps then MS365 is probably the way to go. Non-profits can get it for a very reduced price including the whole Office 365 Suite or free without the desktop apps.