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Hello, I’m Andy Ekins a freelance IT consultant based in Kent with over 20 years’ experience of devising, developing, and deploying a range of IT solutions. I have assisted numerous clients within the private, public, and charity sectors to accomplish their IT objectives through a proactive, practical, and cost-effective approach.

My objective is to produce results of the highest calibre by discussing, understanding, and delivering the solution you require. Communication and collaboration is fundamental to the way I work and I’m happy to meet as often as is required. I’m pleased to undertake all commissions with the same level of commitment and enthusiasm; from small tasks to enterprise scale projects.

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Please contact me for an informal discussion of your needs and let me explain how I can help.

Services

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I have successfully completed numerous technical projects to client satisfaction and have a wealth of knowledge in such areas as those listed below. Please contact me for an informal discussion concerning your technical needs.

 

Strategic and operational planning including technical analyses, project management, process mapping, staff resourcing, business communication strategies, and best practice guidance.

Information management covering data governance, data migration, storage solutions, analysis, reporting & visualisations, and data retrieval

Security and risks assessment of an number of areas such as attack threat, software and hardware protection, legislation compliance (Data protection act and freedom of information act), Terms & Conditions guidance, and encryption.

Hardware and software lifecycle management from options appraisal, requirements specification, acquisition, implementation, testing, and development; through to administration and decommissioning.

Web presence development including online communication strategies, email management, social media strategies, e-commerce solutions, search engine optimisation, and customer management solutions.

Technical issue control through in-depth fault analysis and resolution identification and implementation. Disaster and major incident prevention through development of formalised procedures.

 

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Contact

You can contact me by phone or email

  • 07986 500 850
  • contact@andyekins.co.uk

 

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or by using this form




Clients

I have been lucky to work on a number of exciting projects over the years. Here are some recent projects:
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Seeds For Africa
Seeds for Africa are a charity based in Kent working with towns in Africa to supply agricultural equipment. Seeds for Africa were experiencing a number of issues with their website and needed assistance. This included the removal of a virus infection, migrating from a Drupal web content system to WordPress, and moving the whole site to a new hosting provider. This was achieved with no disruption to service and with a reduction in ongoing costs.

University of Kent
The University of Kent required an IT professional to manage a portfolio of change projects within their IT Services department. These projects included deployment of software solutions across the organisation, large scale data migration, and process mapping and improvement of existing systems. With a combined budget of over £1 million and project teams across multiple departments and organisations; this was a very complex and business critical programme of work.