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Important IT investment with Abtec for Building Society

IT investment to pay dividends for Building Society

Getting the balance right between an IT infrastructure that is efficient to manage, whilst satisfying the UK’s financial regulatory framework is a challenge.  In our latest case study you’ll find out how Abtec helped Buckinghamshire Building Society achieve that balance.

Abtec has years of experience working with building societies across the UK.  In that time we’ve built up the knowledge and a raft of services that can help building societies deliver effective IT within the market’s regulatory framework.  We provide the IT and communications infrastructure for many of the UK’s building societies.  We’ve helped them address issues such as:

  • Meeting the Financial Conduct Authorities policy on call recording
  • Implementing business continuity plans and disaster recovery audits
  • Delivering IT infrastructure that can radically improve the organisation


In our case study with Buckinghamshire Building Society you’ll find out why more building societies are choosing to work with Abtec.


Abtec’s summer newsletter now available

Summer’s here and so is our latest newsletter.


Our latest edition of our newsletter looks at how to build cloud technology into your business strategy.  There are plenty of great reasons to do this, as one of our clients, Abrosetti UK, has found out.  In the newsletter you’ll find out how our cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform has helped transform one of the UK’s leading vehicle servicing businesses.

Windows Server 2003 End of Support

If you are running a Windows Server 2003 you’ll be aware that Microsoft’s support for that product ends in July 2015.  In the newsletter you’ll find out what options you have to ensure your server applications continue to work.

If your Internet connection is starting to feel the strain you may be eligible for a Government grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade your connection speed.  Find out more about this in our newsletter or here.



High profile visitors to Abtec client

Story Homes, the executive home builder, received two high profile visits recently.

Both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer made individual visits to our Carlisle based client.  We’ve been upgrading Story Homes’ IT and communications infrastructure as they move into their new headquarters.  We’ve delivered the IT foundation that will help the business grow more easily.  This includes sophisticated video conferencing, network upgrade and a new communications system.  Our sister organisation, Abtec Building Technologies, completed the mechanical and electrical fit out for the ex RAF Depot site.

Cameron laying a brick at Story Homes George Osborne opens Story Homes' new headquarters

In April the Chancellor opened the new headquarters.  With just a few days to go to the election Samantha and David Cameron paid a visit to one of Story Homes developments in Lancaster.

For more information visit the Story Homes website.


Up to £3,000 grant for Leicester businesses

Businesses in Leicester could benefit from a grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade their internet connection to a faster service.

The Government grant, called the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme, is available for businesses with premises in specific areas of Leicester.  As an approved supplier we can help you identify the right type of internet connection for your business and help you apply for the grant.

Find out more about the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme here.

Give us a ring on 01858 438 500 to find out if your business premises qualify for the grant, and find out what speed you could get.


Internship for Leicester University Students

Leicester University Intern Opportunity

We have an opportunity exclusively for Leicester University students.  We are looking for an intern over the summer period.  This opportunity will give you lots of hands on experience working in the field of IT.  It could be ideal for Department of Computer Science students., or any Leicester University student with a proven interest in IT and networking.   With this exciting internship you’ll be getting hands on experience of working of large IT projects.

Role Description

Working within our IT engineering department you’ll initially job shadow senior engineers, working towards taking responsibility for elements of projects at the end of the internship. You’re responsibilities would include:

  • Testing network hardware
  • Supporting the deployment IT projects
  • Collating project specifications into a central database

Skills required

Applicants should have excellent analytical and math skills, with the ability to work in teams. We are looking for people studying Computer Science, Network Engineering, Engineering or Mathematics.

Application process

To apply please send your CV along with cover letter to Chris Topham,  For more information please contact Chris on 01858 438 500.


Abtec’s Spring Newsletter

Spring is in the air, and so is our latest newsletter.

This issue looks at taking your IT infrastructure into the cloud. In it we’ll share our new cloud services that could help you create a more agile and effective IT framework. We’ll explore how remote offices and homeworkers can benefit from the cloud, and how to choose the right cloud partner.

For Veeam backup users there’s a fantastic special offer to celebrate the launch of our Veeam Cloud Connect service.

Download the newsletter now for a great excuse to put your head in the clouds!


Veeam Cloud Connect Free Trial

To celebrate the launch of our Veeam Cloud Connect service we’re giving you the opportunity to take a free trial. You can test drive the service for a month to see if it improves your backup regime.

Veeam Cloud Connect tackles an ever present problem for IT managers; off-site backup storage. The issue of  limited bandwidth and growing data volumes rendering backing up off-site too problematic.

Cloud backup

Not for much longer though. You can now strengthen your off-site backup regime with Abtec and Veeam Cloud Connect. We can store your primary or secondary Veeam backups in our secure cloud. Our Veeam optimised network connections can help speed up your backup and recovery process.

Free trial

Find out more about the Veeam Cloud Connect service here, and apply for free trial.  It could change your backup regime forever.


New Approach Adds Up for Accountants

“Thanks to Abtec we’ve now got an IT infrastructure that’s much easier to manage”

Our latest case study looks at how we helped East Midlands’ chartered accountants The Rowleys Partnership build a better IT infrastructure.  Like many businesses Rowleys wanted to make sure that their IT was supporting their organisation rather than getting in the way.  As you’ll see in our case study, we recommended thin client computers, running in a virtualised data centre environment.

Find out why we made that recommendation and how it helped Rowleys in our latest case study.


New Whitepaper for Building Services Engineers and Consultants

Our new white paper, Providing Remote Access Connections for Building Services Projects, tackles the growing issue of cyber-security breaches in buildings.  The paper is ideal for engineers that work in the building services industry, including building services consultants and mechanical and electrical engineers.

The paper highlights the growing trend of providing remote access connections to building control systems over the internet.  It questions the security concerns surrounding this method and provides suitable, secure alternative methods for remote access.


Don’t forget if you want to learn more about providing remote access for your building services projects you can book on to our free training course.

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Read all about it – Mortgage Finance Gazette

Our Darlington Building Society Project features in Mortgage Finance Gazette

Mortgage Finance Gazette, the premier trade magazine for banks and building societies, has featured our recent project with Darlington Building Society in its latest issue.  The project, in which we enabled the Society to create a more agile IT infrastructure, took a year to implement and has helped create significant efficiencies.

You can read all about the project here or view the Mortgage Finance Gazette article here.