Case study: Server Failure

Case study: Server Failure

Case study: Server Failure
Location: Waterlooville, Hampshire
Company size: 15-20 users
Company sector: Utility Supplier

Executive Summary:
Suffering a server failure due to a power outage, our client suffered registry corruption of their server resulting in no access to their CRM, data and email.
Being on our managed support contract ensured that we were aware of both the issue, created a crisis management plan and had a backup plan in place.

• Migrated users to Office 365 email removing all future on-premise mail issues and enabling 99.99% uptime for email services
• Provision of new hardware platform giving a stable and robust environment for future growth
• Provide new virtualised server solution enabling a faster restore plan
• Update of CRM software

At Matrix, we act as your ‘outsourced IT department’, providing help to businesses in Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton and across the Hampshire region. To find out on how we can help your Business Servers please contact a member of our team on 01329 888444 or Click here to email us.





Inspirational Inventors

Inspirational Inventors


William Barton Rogers – 1861/1865

William Barton Rogers born in 1804. As early as the 1840s he had wanted to create an educational environment to teach a high-level education of technology. Finally, in 1861 he founded Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known as MIT and in 1865 it was open to students.

Today, MIT hosts a wide range of courses such as aerospace studies, mathematics, media arts & sciences, science technology & society and many others. Almost 20,000 people apply every year for enrollment and only 9% get a place.

It has produced industry moulding individuals such as –

• Robert Spinrad – created of crucial technologies in many modern PCs 
• Robert Metcalfe – co-Inventor of Ethernet• William R. Hewlett – co-founder of HP (Hewlett Packard)
• Ivan Getting – co-inventor of GPS.
• Steve Russell – Spacewar! Inventor of the first computer game to be played at multiple locations
• Bernard Marshall Gordon – co-inventor of the first current-switching DAC
• Tim Berners-Lee -co-inventor of the World Wide Web
• Daniel Bricklin -co-creator of VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet programme for PCs
• Ray Kurzweil -inventor of voice recognition technology
• Prof. Stephen Benton – inventor of the credit card holograms
• Buzz Aldrin – the 2nd man in Space

Inspirational Inventors

Inspirational Inventors

Charles Babbage & Ada Lovelace – 1837
Ada Lovelace born in 1815, studied mathematics and science in detail as wished by her mother so that she would avoid her father, Lord Byron’s passion and insanity for poetry. In 1843, while reading ‘Sketch of an Analytical Engine’ by Luigi Menabrea, she added notes, almost 2 ½ times the length of the book. At the age of 27, she had written the first paper on computer programming.
Charles Babbage born 1791, also studied mathematics & science at Cambridge University where he later became a mathematics professor in 1828. Babbage made the designs for the computer programme after reading Ada’s paper. However, these were left aside, and Charles never completed the invention. In 1910 his son, Henry Babbage however, was able to complete a portion of the machine that could produce simple calculations.
Charles and Ada met in 1833 and became good friends with their mathematical and scientific intelligence in common. Charles & Ada are considered the ‘mother & father’ of the computer and are responsible for the mass industry that we have built around technology. 


Matrix obtains their Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Matrix obtains their Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

What is Cyber Essentials?
A UK Government-backed scheme that helps businesses take steps towards protecting themselves from online cyber attack using proven methodologies since 2014.
Why should your business get Cyber Essentials certified?
Cyber Essentials will highlight the technical security controls that businesses should have in place to protect against Internet-based threats.  This baseline audit ensures that your business meets the standard requirements and also proves that you are serious about your security controls.
Additional benefits include lower insurance premiums, mitigating common threats, protecting company assets & IP and meeting GDPR requirements.
How do I find out more about the Cyber Essentials Program?
To find out on how we can help with Cyber Security, please contact a member of our team on 01329 888444 and select option 1. Alternatively, email us at [email protected]
Hampshire Money Laundering

Hampshire Money Laundering

Money Laundering is the illegal obtainment of money which could include foreign banks and legitimate companies. Money laundering has been on an uprise within Hampshire.

Hampshire police have made findings of cash and cash counting machines from house raids, A corrupt banker has been found by Hampshire police to have laundered by accepting £2 million to accept loan application for the owner of Chestnut Consulting Group, Southampton, Pennsylvania, in the United States.


At Matrix, we act as your ‘outsourced IT department’, providing help to businesses in Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton and across the Hampshire region. To find out on how we can help with CVS, please contact a member of our team on 01329 888444. Alternatively, Click here to email us or complete the consultation form on our new website:



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