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Disaster Recovery

75% of companies that lose data in a disaster are out of business inside two years (Source: DTI). Whether yours is a large or small company, with or without an IT department, you will probably have some kind of backup in place, but are you confident that ALL your important data is being backed up properly? We have some simple questions. Is your backup software correctly configured? Do you have copies of your most vital data off-site? When did you last validate your restore process?

Ikona-Backup is the cost effective solution for backing up your data.

With Ikona-Backup there is no requirement for special hardware or tapes and there is no capital expenditure, all you need is your existing broadband internet connection and our service will enable you to back-up your files from your Server, Desktop or even your Laptop.

Our incredibly easy to use software enables you to select important files and drag copies of them into secure storage. You can even automate the procedure and if you want to go back to earlier versions of files then Ikona-Backup allows you to do this with no extra effort.

Online Backups from Ikona-Backup provides you with safe, secure, high-level protection for your data, and a simple, fast and hassle free data recovery service, should the worst happen.

Our service is not only simple to use, but great value and takes advantage of a fully automated operation, completely removing the risk of human error. This service allows clients to carry on working while their data is securely backed up in 2 separate data centres.

Benefits include:

  • Easy automatic scheduling
  • Low-cost, Cost effective, high-level data protection
  • Data is encrypted whilst stored off-site; only the original user/administrator has access
  • Easy restore to any location
  • Allows real-time and scheduled backup for SQL Server and Exchange E-mail

Call us today for a FREE 14-Day trial on Ikona-Backup and learn how we can protect one of your organisation’s most valuable assets, its data

Working Remotely

Enabling your workforce to access your internal company network can be one of the smartest moves an organisation can make. In today’s business environment, not only can this lead to an increase in productivity, but those that can access their information and corporate applications quickly and easily, regardless of geographical location, can provide their business with a competitive edge.

At Ikona we can help develop and deliver a strategy that allows secure, reliable and crucially un-complicated mobility. Whether you require home working or complete roaming capability, we have a solution that fits.

We specialise in:

  • E-mail – keeping your staff connected to their e-mail wherever they are in the world via intelligent use of PDA’s, SmartPhones, Laptops, E-mail Clients and Webmail.
  • Connectivity – Connect satellite offices cost-effectively through intelligently designed network systems.
  • VPN – Providing secure and reliable access to your internal systems for your remote staff, senior management etc, irrespective of location.
  • Extranet – enable mobility and information collaboration for your organisation through a secure Extranet system.
  • Thin-clients – Citrix and Terminal Server solutions deliver true mobility and flexible working.
  • VOIP – Voice over IP allows your roaming users communicate effectively from anywhere in the world while also slashing communication costs.
  • Management – Manage how and what your remote workers do when they’re away from the office to ensure that your company is not exposed to any un-necessary security risks.

Contact us today for a FREE no obligation consultation to discuss how a mobility solution can improve your business.


In partnership with Sophos, Ikona now offers complete protection and control to businesses, education and government organisations defending against known and unknown malware, spyware, intrusions, unwanted applications, spam, policy abuse and providing comprehensive network access control (NAC).

Sophos Security and Control solutions are a brilliantly simple way to reduce the cost and complexity of keeping your organisation threat-free. Sophos includes multiple threat protection with it’s exceptional product range, simple pricing and licensing with sector discounts, Web, E-mail & Telephone support included in all licenses and global visibility and cross-threat expertise from SophosLabs.™

Sophos protection offers:

  • Anti-virus
  • Anti-spyware
  • Anti-adware and PUAs
  • Anti-spam
  • Anti-phishing
  • Client firewall
  • E-mail content control
  • Application and device control
  • Behaviour analysis (HIPS)
  • Malicious website blocking
  • Network Access Control (NAC) of unknown or guest users

Trusted by 100 million users and endorsed by industry analysts as a real alternative to Symantec and McAfee, Sophos provides the best defence against today’s blended threats. Call us today for a FREE 30-Day trial on any of the Sophos products and learn how we can protect your organisation.

Servers / Networks

As your organisation grows, no network can function to full efficiency without a server. Whether your organisation requires cost effective, reliable Windows Servers to host business applications such as E-mail, Web Servers and Database services or you require mission critical, fault tolerant servers to run enterprise applications, Ikona are able to assist you.

Ikona have the knowledge and experience to not only assist in delivering simple workgroup servers, but can also deliver and support powerful mid / high end enterprise servers specifically engineered for large scale use. We also have the expertise to integrate new systems into existing corporate infrastructures.

Business Benefits of a Server:

  • Greater functionality and improved manageability
  • Improved security through creating individual access rights
  • Greater network stability – less downtime
  • Centralised email collection and delivery services
  • Centralised backups
  • Lower cost of ownership

Ikona can also deliver the expertise required to provide wired and wireless solutions for your business. We have over 10 years of building and supporting a wide variety of network systems ranging from simple single-site workgroup solutions to large multi-network multi-site organisations. Ikona is here to ensure the various networking technologies fit together seamlessly and work effectively to serve your business demands.

Business Benefits of Networking:

  • Allows communication between your users to share files and software
  • Efficiency in the workplace is immediately increased
  • Expensive items such as printers, photocopiers and fax machines can be shared
  • Greatly increases levels of customer service and improves communication with suppliers
  • Sending of information via the network eliminates the need for printing and photocopying which in turn saves time and money
  • Increases the availability of your information and at the same time reduces the information overload by providing better business tools, such as CRM systems and Databases

Take advantage of our FREE no-obligation consultation and learn how our approach can lead to a solid server infrastructure and stable network.


Ikona is one of South Wales premier I.T. solution providers and is able to negotiate considerable price reductions on a huge range of hardware and software products. We have accounts with the UK’s biggest manufacturers and distributors and therefore buy direct. This helps us maintain low product prices and pass the savings onto our customers.

All hardware purchases are covered by a minimum 1 year manufacturers warranty with a number of options for extended hardware cover, on-site support & maintenance contracts.

For those of you who aren’t sure about which products to purchase, we are always available to provide FREE advice on the best solution for your needs.

We have a range of thousands of products in both hardware and software, (too many to list here), so please contact us with your requirements.


At Ikona we collectively have over 30 years experience in delivering shrink wrapped or off the shelf software products. Our highly qualified technicians are Microsoft Certified and can provide not only un-paralleled technical advice & support for the Microsoft suite of products, but can also install and deliver many other leading industry standard software applications.

Some of the many applications we have experience in delivering include:

  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Apache Web Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Adobe Suite
  • OpenOffice
  • Symantec
  • Sage

Along with desktop applications, we also have extensive experience in operating system installation & administration including Novell and Microsoft environments, from Windows NT/2000 through to the latest 2008 release. We can also advise and deliver Open Source solutions into network environments in line with existing strategies. Including Open Source solutions on Linux where applicable can be cost beneficial.

Ikona can procure, install, configure & support a wide range of applications designed to meet your requirements. Ikona technicians have vast experience working on both large corporate applications as well as smaller applications delivering required functionality to form a complete business solution.

Contact us today to discuss how reviewing your software strategy can help improve your business.