Like Apple and Microft, our company was started straight out of university by its founder, Nick Smith, when he graduated in 1985. The similarities end there. First trading under the name Webactive, we have evolved into Officeanyplace Ltd in 2004.
Originally working from Clapham, as the company expanded we decided to purchase offices in Croydon. We chose Croydon because of its excellent transport links and its proximity to our data-centre, and now its very own Banksy shop.
Our core cadre of technical staff has been with us for more than 10 years and combines decades of both experience and intimate knowledge of our clients’ technical infrastructure and requirements.
We have always believed that we have better control over the things that are close to us.
For that reason, we keep our clients’ data on servers based in the UK (within the M25 in fact) in our data centre.
Likewise, while we do work with Office365 and other suppliers, we prefer to operate our own cloud solution, on our own hardware.
In terms of suppliers, we favour working with local companies so that they are easy to reach, understand what we are talking about and can react quickly.
The buck stops with us. Our philosophy has always been to take full responsibility for your IT. We start all relationships with our clients with a full audit of our clients systems and look not only at your hardware, but also at your business processes and suppliers: if we are going to commit to having some specialist software you need, running on a server we support, we will build a relationship with your software vendor to ensure the smoothest possible support should a problem occur.
Unlimited support. Our default package for all our products and services includes unlimited remote and on-site support. We don’t charge extra for travel or out of hours work(*). This way you know exactly how much IT is going to cost you in the coming budget year
(*) T&Cs apply
Although we are a technology company, we are first and foremost driven by our personal interactions with each other and with our clients. To maintain these strong bonds we have built, we will always remain a small company.
Our approach to staffing is twofold.
On the one hand, we have a core cadre of experienced engineers who have been with us for more than a decade and have an intimate knowledge of our system. They have directly contributed to building our, and often our clients’ IT infrastructure and have unique insights into how best to maintain it at top effectiveness.
On the other hand, we regularly recruit bright young apprentices and pay close attention to their training and professional development. This enables us to perpetuate a culture of client satisfaction which we are proud about.
As a result, our clients appreciate knowing all of us on an individual basis and rest confident in the knowledge that an engineer they have learned to know and trust will be taking care of the issue they bring to our attention. Likewise it is quite often that we are able to recognize the caller’s voice after only a few words. While our contractual relationship is supplier/client, our daily interactions are from colleague to colleague, as a truly integrated IT department.
We are a committed equal opportunity employer and our small team is made of a large mix of nationalities, genders, heritages and religions.
We work with carefully chosen strategic partners to provide a full-range of access-control solutions
We only work with industry-standard components and providers, giving you choice and freedom when it comes to support and maintenance
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42 Tamworth Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1XU
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