About

 

The who, what, why, and where of 2m Networks

 

Who are we?

2m Networks are a long established consultancy specialising in managed services and hybrid cloud solutions. Our core team is based in the historic City of Chester in the North West of England. Between us we have over 50 years combined experience in designing and implementing on premise, cloud, and hybrid solutions to small and mid sized companies. From messaging and communication platforms, to mobile workflow and data capture, we’ve been providing solutions designed to meet the exact and demanding needs of our clients since early 2010.

What we do

Technology is an ever changing landscape, with a wealth of cloud and on premise systems for businesses to choose from. Fifteen years ago companies would have invested heavily in their own infrastructure often building in redundant hardware for that ‘what if a server fails’ scenario. A smart move? Yes. A wise investment? not necessarily, although that depends on your perspective or industry. Do you invest in infrastructure to support your line of business applications? along with the man hours needed to develop, implement, maintain, and of course secure your in house infrastructure? Or do you choose to outsource elements of your systems to cloud providers, leaving the management, maintenance, and security to a trusted third party?

If you do choose to outsource elements of your systems, which ones do you choose? how will it help improve your business?, will it help the bottom line? will it work for your staff? In some scenarios moving to the cloud is a no-brainer. In most scenarios however a little more thought will be needed to determine the best approach.

That’s where 2m Networks can step in and help you and your business navigate a safe, secure, and controlled migration to cloud services. With a focus on mobile workflow and remote connectivity we start at the top, and work down. Taking into account the needs of the business at each level. From C-level to field worker and all stakeholders in between, regardless of the solution it needs to work at every level of the business. We wont try and fit your business to a solution and we actively encourage participation at all levels in the specification, design, and implementation of a project.

From capturing accurate and validated information in the field, to real time collaboration and communication, our portfolio of cloud services combined with our years of experience in the cloud sector put us in a unique position to help you embrace the multitude of benefits that cloud services can bring to your business. Contact us today for an informal chat about how we can help you improve your business strategy, and keep your company connected.

Why we do it

We don’t believe that all a companies should move their entire business to the cloud (although that does work for us!), rather the systems that will provide additional value to the bottom line, free up internal resources and, improve operational efficiency. If you want electricity or water, do you build your own power plant or water treatment works? Probably not, you’re more likely to talk to one of the utility companies that already have the technology and infrastructure in place. You’ll rent services from them, pay for what you use, and let them manage the day to day running of the power plant or treatment works. Unless you need to be 100% self sustainable it just doesn’t make sense to reinvent the wheel. Cloud services and providers have turned computing power and communications into a low cost commodity. This gives you the flexibility to scale up or scale down your infrastructure as and when your business demands it.

So why do we do what we do? We like seeing our clients succeed, quite often gaining a competitive advantage over their rivals who haven’t yet realised the benefits of a hybrid cloud solution. We like being the enabler, helping businesses streamline their operations, and helping them gain the most value from cloud services. We’re technologists at heart (it’s a pre-requisite for all our staff), with a deep (and sometimes unhealthy) passion for technology and the many benefits it can bring.

Where we do it

We do it everywhere! We drive our own bus, eat our own dog food, practice what we preach, whatever analogy you use cloud services allow us to help clients across the world. We’re a distributed team, operating from multiple locations across the UK, South Africa, and Australia. Our own products and services help drive and shape our own business. Allowing us to collaborate and communicate across continents. We talk the talk, but more importantly, we walk the walk 😉

From sunny California to the equally sunny Australia, and also the slightly less sunny regions in Europe and the UK, our clients operate from many different countries in many different industries. Wherever they may be based, they all have one thing in common; their businesses rely and run on systems and processes implemented with the help of 2m Networks.