Weaving Webs has been successfully providing innovative technical solutions to our clients for over a decade. Incorporated in 1999 to meet the rapidly changing needs of industries embracing the World Wide Web for the first time, Weaving Webs now brings technical specialists from a broad range of industries to help our business partners become as efficient and flexible as they can be.
Our ethos is to craft a solution for your unique business needs, we can help you to achieve the balance of flexibility, standards compliance and cost that your business needs to grow and prosper.
Web Applications, Websites & E-Commerce
The Internet has had a profound effect on both the personal lives of people around the world and also the way in which we all do business. In many cases a company's online presence is as important to it's sales success as a well presented showroom or shop-front, it can be a valuable tool to help members of staff to work more effectively and sometimes the website or app provides such a useful service that it is the business.
With such a wide range of possibilities for what a company can achieve with an intranet for it's staff or a website (extranet) to show the world, there is no 'one size fits all' solution. Weaving Webs has years of experience designing and creating social applications, SaaS (Software as a Service) tools, intranets and e-commerce (online shop) websites and can help you to realise your vision.
If you already have specific technical requirements, we can assist you with creating solutions using a wide range of technologies and frameworks, including:
- Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal & Joomla
- Server-Side technologies such as ASP.NET, PHP & Node.js
- Web Server Solutions such as Apache & IIS
Software is one of the most rapidly changing influences on the lives of many people and the rise of smart-phones and tablets has allowed us to integrate software into our lives like never before. This huge opportunity for businesses to become closer to their customers has also raised new challenges and questions.
- What is the best way for your customers to interact with your company?
- How do you need to adapt your existing software for users who may not be on a traditional PC?
- Which platforms and devices should you develop for?
Weaving Webs has experience in developing apps and mobile-accessible software for:
- social networking
Whether iOS (iPad and iPhone), Android, Blackberry or Windows Mobile we can provide you with assistance ranging from consultancy to assist your own developers through to prototyping and full product development.
Desktop software still plays an important role despite the rapid rise of mobile and web apps in recent years and we realise that it may be better suited to your requirements. Weaving Webs is experienced in developing desktop and server software for the Microsoft Windows, Linux and Apple OS X platforms for a wide variety of industries and applications with particular emphasis on:
- heavily data-driven software
- interfacing heterogeneous systems
- EPOS (Electronic Point-Of-Sale) systems
- upgrading existing software to be touchscreen compatible.
We have experience developing and maintaining a variety of development languages and technologies including:
- Microsoft .NET (VB.NET & C#)
- Mono Framework
Although each member of the team has their own favourite language, we use the technologies best suited to the solution as well as taking into account factors such as your in-house skill sets, time constraints and the expected lifetime of the solution. We can also help to maintain and migrate legacy applications from VB6, VC++6 and ASP Classic.
Whether you need an entire system to be developed, a particular module of an application (such as creating database schemata) or just consultancy time to help resolve a specific problem, please contact us to see how we can assist you.
The Cloud, otherwise known as Network as a Service (NaaS), has become the new platform for personal and business services.
Weaving Webs has the experience and expertise to help your business build or maintain the infrastructure required by high availability and high traffic services whether internal or external.
Weaving Webs' networking team are able to design, implement and support a wide range of server technologies, both for in-house and hosted scenarios. Whether you need assistance with the design, implementation or support of internal or customer facing systems, we can provide a solution for you.
In-House systems, where all of the hardware is located on your premises, can range from standard business systems such as domain controllers, radius/remote access servers, file and email servers through to more advanced systems such as cluster computing, including render farms, bespoke Beowulf cluster based solutions, and high availability systems. Utilising our technology partners Eclipse Internet, Weaving Webs have a successful track record of implementing multi-site and remote worker solutions, utilizing and managing adsl/sdsl/btnet and mpls installations, as well as installing physical building-to-building links (copper and fibre-optic) and long range wi-fi links.
Hosted solutions play a major part of our core business, where we also provide a wide ranging array of solutions. We can design, implement and support cost effective solutions to meet your needs, based on your requirements for availability, scalability, speed, and cost. We can provide shared/dedicated physcial servers, and shared/dedicated virtual servers to meet your requirements, including virtual cloud be it either to compliment or replace your in-house systems. We can then seamlessly interface these systems to provide services such as customer portals with real time tracking, or up-to-date stock information between your internal systems and e-commerce.
For both in-house and hosted solutions, we can provide off the shelf solutions from our preferred partners HP, Dell, and IBM. We can also provide custom built servers for more specific requirements, scenarios such as multi-homed servers, epos servers, PC Based CCTV DVR's, Automation Systems, PC based Network devices such as storage/monitoring/firewall/routing/vpn, as well as appliances.
We also provide consultancy on contingency planning and disaster recovery planning, most clients like to get started by instructing us to assess existing backup solutions and then creating a roadmap to implement your disaster recovery strategy based on your specific RPO and RTO requirements.
Weaving Webs can design and supply network solutions either to compliment a server solution or as a standalone project.
We can provide network design/implementation services from simple comms cabinet and data cabling, to a complete server room, and the physical infrastructure in between. We also have firewall/vpn experts to ensure your network is secure both from the outside and the inside.
Managed networkings utilising Radius, access control, VLANs.
We have good knowledge of high availability DNS systems, including dynamic and secondary dns (Redundant name service for domains managed on your home/small business server), to hosted BGP systems for load balancing and high availability.
Wireless networking, including long range wireless links, public wireless cloud both fixed (eg for large venues such as hotels) and temporary (for concerts and festivals), and private wireless cloud, (eg for industrial systems in a large factory/office complex).
We are highly skilled at trouble shooting wireless issues arising from poor RF environments such as disconnects, packet loss, slow throughput connectivity services, as mentioned in in-house servers, we work with our technology partners eclipse and bt to design and implement connectivity servers such as adsl/sdsl, vpn/vlan, lease line/carrier grade, 3g/gsm for remote sites/workers as well as for failover, we provide an end to end solution including firewalls/bridges.
Embedded Design, Bespoke Systems, Prototyping
Our linux knowledge and skills enable us to offer less common services such as design and prototyping of bespoke embedded systems, utilizing hardware such as plug top computers like the sheevaplug, development boards like the raspberry pi and arduino, and small form factor such as the ebox and ITX based systems, for both ARM and x86 achitectures.
Design and implementation of IP based telephony, and unified communications systems. We are also happy to work with your existing telephony provider to extend existing analogue PSTN/ISDN systems
A well established family orientated dental practice in the market town of Buckingham, offering routine care through to restorative and cosmetic treatments.
Meadow Walk Dental Practice first contacted Weaving Webs to carry out a simple PC repair and since then our working relationship has grown to the extent that we have been given the responsibility of ensuring that their entire IT estate works flawlessly. Weaving Webs is proud to supply Meadow Walk with a fully managed IT service, including a 3 year plan of installation of new equipment and rolling upgrades on software and hardware.
Over the years, we have installed systems ranging from their x-ray & imaging systems through to automated logging for their sterilisation equipment and have implemented full backup and disaster recovery contingency plans. Most recently, we helped them to create their IT policies to achieve IG guidelines and are soon to be developing a new website for them.
"Weaving Webs gives us the confidence we need in our Information and Imaging Systems, letting us focus on what's important - our patients" - Dr. Rob Cookson B.D.S., Practice Owner
Own and operate a portfolio of Hotels and Care Homes in the East Midlands and South East of England, including most recently the Cedars Hotel.
Shires Investments phoned us several years ago because they needed one of their computers repaired. Weaving Webs now supplies them with a complete bespoke I.T. Service across all of their sites. We provide them with a full network service, using technologies including VLANs, VPNS, long range wireless links, public wireless cloud with managed firewalls, content filtering and bandwidth management.
In addition to the network infrastructure, Weaving Webs also works with system suppliers to offer a full triage service for hotel systems such as EPOS, PMS and Electronic Door Locks. We are currently in the process of migrating all of their sites internet connectivity to high speed FTTC connections with a 3G fail-over.
"We've worked with the guys from Weaving Webs for over 6 years now and wouldn't think of using anyone else. They understand our business, how we work, and are always there to advise and support us with all our web and tech needs." - Shameel Hemani, M.D. Shires Investments