Happy Birthday LIS

LIS is 23 today!  We have been looking after IT Support for businesses in Essex and London for all that time and we have still have a core of clients from those early days. Many thanks to all we have worked with as clients, suppliers, staff (and in some cases all three) over the years. Your patience, tolerance and support has been appreciated.

The good news is the the LIS product range and client base are wider and stronger today than they have ever been. Our helpdesk is providing a first rate service for clients with 99% of all calls responded to immediately and most issues resolved within 1h. Our remote monitoring and management tools are keeping managed service clients protected 24/7/365 and our managed antivirus and antispam products are rock solid defences. Telecoms, broadband, mobile data and mobile voice are growth areas for LIS with highly competitive offerings.

So here’s to another 23 years!  Happy Birthday LIS.

LIS Antispam Service Report

Its been a quiet day at LIS for the Antispam service. In the last 24 hours we processed 30 thousand email of which 20 thousand were immediately blocked and 10 thousand allowed through to clients. No requests to release incorrectly blocked messages were received. Just how we like it!

Blue chip spam filter for business. Protect your domain whether you run a single mailbox or have hundreds of users on a dedicated server. Your own technical staff can have access to a domain wide control panel so your business can retain control of email without dependence on any outside agency

 

Routing Issues

We are receiving reports of routing issues for some of our broadband customers. Engineers are investigating and we will put out an update as soon as we have more information. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Disruption in Woodham Ferrers

Contractors have today advised us of possible disruption to power and communications at our Woodham Ferrers office. We will be operating on generator for the day, testing out our fail-over systems, but there is a risk of disruption to phone calls and email to the helpdesk. Our power backup maintains essential services only which does not include the kettle so there is also increased risk of grumpiness in our support team. No direct client systems are affected.

We apologise in advance for any issues.

Shared Hosting Issue

Investigating – We are currently experiencing some network connectivity issues on our shared hosting platform. Engineers are investigating and we will update you as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

System Downtime

We are aware of a failure affecting some client website, email and our remote support tools.  Services have largely been restored although there are some remaining issues due to server problem on restart which we are working on.

The underlying problem is a third party supplier who suffered a power failure but this appears to have impacted some of their redundant fail-over systems across multiple sites. Once their engineers have completed repairs and submitted reports we will review any lessons to be learned to remove any single point of failure.

Apologies if you have been affected by this issue.

Email Outage

We are receiving reports of delayed email . Investigations have shown the problem to be with an external supplier who has now put in a temporary fix. We will shortly start to release queued email and no email will have been lost.

We apologise for any inconvenience. A complaint will be raised once service levels return to normal.

Email Outage

Just to confirm that service was restored some 50 mins after the incident started. We have been gradually releasing the queued email since then and that process is now virtually complete.  Apologies once again for the inconvenience.

Email Problem

We are aware of an issue affecting email flow through our spam filter system. A fix has been put in place and the problem should be resolved shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience.