Crowdfunding Start-ups

Thousands of new start-ups are using crowdfunding to get going. Here’s a roundup of the best of last year.

LIS spends a lots of time helping startups get their IT strategy right (it is part of your IT support contract with LIS). If you need good honest advice on IT and your business, contact us.

What were some of our favorite crowdfunding projects to grace Indiegogo and Kickstarter over the course of 2017? We’re glad you asked!


GDPR Getting Close!

Are you ready for GDPR? It starts in May. If not, are you ready to pay a huge fine or even be publically named and shamed?

Thought not. Contact us today and let us get your data security and backups ready for the new data protection regulations.

You can’t afford to ignore this, sadly.

iPhone Ex?

Apple might consider the iPhone X to be its future. Unfortunately, not enough of us are agreeing. Are poor sales of Apple’s new flagship product a statistical blip or a sign of things to come?


Nikkei first reported in January that Apple was halving its iPhone X production for the quarter, with a follow-up report a few days ago saying that this left Samsung scrambling to find alternative ?


Happy 22nd Birthday to LIS

The average life expectancy of companies in our sector is around 10 years and when setting up LIS in 1996 we had a 10 year plan with this in mind.  We pretty much ignored the plan and got on with supporting our clients which was probably just as well! Since then the world we work in has changed out of all recognition and today we support more users and PCs with fewer staff than ever before. LIS has always been an early adopter of new tech and now through our Remote Management and Monitoring tools (RMM) we do a better job for our clients as a proactive IT partner than we could ever have done in the bad old manual days of break-fix support. The other benefit of good remote management is that we can support clients much further afield than previously possible from our Essex base.

So happy birthday to us and a big thank you to all the staff, clients, suppliers and friends who have been with us along the way. Amazingly we still have all our original client base from our first 2 years trading!  We treated ourselves to this new website as our birthday present. We think it is a big step forward but do let us know what you think.

We are working on a 10 year plan again this month but we will try and stick to it this time…