Homewise have been specialising in home purchase options for over 60s for over 40 years. Back in 1971, Reg Neal started the company with the aim of providing affordable homes for a group of friends who were struggling to find housing on account of their age. Nowadays, the company is run by Reg’s sons: Mark, Justin and Sean, with a little help from mum, Karen.
– A robust and securely encrypted backup system– An up-to-date server to run the bespoke SQL database application – Upgraded mobile comms from Blackberry to HTC and the Android Platform – Installed a turn-key NAS solution to allow data acces should the server ever fail in the short term
On a daily basis, Homewise deals with the retirement dreams of countless over 60s and an IT breakdown could have disastrous effects on the business. There were serious signs that the old IT systems were struggling due to old hardware, poor design and poor management. Homewise realised that there must be a better and safer way for them to operate. They asked LMS to audit their existing systems and recommend resolutions to their issues.
Our main focus was on the performance and the security of a bespoke SQL database that is the heart of their operations and effectively drives the business forwards. After a complete audit, LMS would assess the threat to the business and remedial steps needed to mitigate the threat. We would then recommend and create an IT system that kept Homewise competitive in their marketplace and protect the interests and transactions of their clients.