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Hello, I’m Andy Ekins a freelance IT consultant based in Kent specialising in supporting third sector organisations with their IT requirements. I have a comprehensive understanding of the challenges that non-profits face with IT implementation and support, gained through assisting numerous organisations to accomplish their IT objectives. 

My approach is to provide the most proactive, practical, and cost-effective solution. I’m pleased to undertake all commissions with the same level of commitment and enthusiasm; from small tasks to large scale projects.

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

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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.

 

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

Web presence development including hosting, design, development, migration, domain name acquisition and secure communication through the use of web certificates.

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




Case studies

I have been lucky to work on a number of exciting projects over the years. Here are some examples:

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Web and Security Issues
A Kent based charity was 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.

Data Management and Protection
An organisation in Kent needed advice and support with migrating their data to a secure and accessible platform, to include compliance with legal and regulatory obligations.  New cost effective systems and processes were introduced and staff were given training throughout the organisation.  

Support and Recommendation
This organisation needed specialist IT cover during a period of key staff absence to ensure business continuity. This was achieved after a brief familiarisation of hardware and software systems to facilitate understanding of the local set-up. This also enabled a performance review of business critical systems and the formulation of performance and upgrade recommendations.