Data Solutions was founded in the mid 90's by Mike Scott and was
known then as Mike Scott Associates. Initially the company specialised
in IT consultancy and later moved onto PC builds, maintenance and
repairs, networking with other small IT and computer companies in
the area. By the early 2000's the company had expanded into the
internet and started designing and building basic websites and set
up its own hosting services in 2005. Since then the company has
settled into its own niché, concentrating its services towards
small and medium sized businesses who would struggle to maintain
their own dedicated IT teams.
exactly how did Mikes Story start......
1988 Mike got a new desktop computer delivered to his office, but
despite getting some training on how to work it, he still had to
rely on others to help operate it, the problem was that no one quite
understood all it could do. He soon realised that these new fangled
gadgets were going to be a big thing in business and decided that
it was time to learn more about them and how they worked...
it was back to school and despite some people telling him that he
was wasting his time and money because they would never catch on,
he enrolled as a mature student and took a college course. Most
of the course work was on DOS and a very early version of Windows
which was similar to the Mac interface but didn't have as many applications.
It was very basic and all it had for business use was a word processor,
a spreadsheet and a file manager.
after completing the course and gaining his degree Microsoft released
a new version of Windows and as each new version of Windows was
released it meant more studying to keep up with those changes. As
well as keeping up with operating system improvements and new software,
Mike also had to keep up with the evolving world of the computer
itself, as with new software came new hardware, faster processors,
expanding memory and increased storage drives. By today's standards
the inner workings of the desktop computer were quite complicated
and as technology was advancing fast it was often hard to keep up
with all the new hardware developments.
1994, Mike started building, upgrading and repairing computers and
continues to do so today. Mike was quick to grasp onto the fact
that technology and computer specifications were changing fast and
if he didn't keep up with those changes they would eventually overtake
us and leave us behind, so he linked up with other like minded professionals
and formed Mike Scott Associates and the rest as we say is history....
have now entered a new era in computing with mobile phones, tablets
and PC's all interacting with each other. We have Windows 10 with
gigabytes of memory, terabytes of storage and when you add to that
the roll out of superfast fibre broadband, faster Wi-Fi connections
and 5g networking, it gives us a whole new breed of computers that
can process and store data at a rate never seen before.
Internet has also evolved, with faster connections, more bandwidth,
secure servers and huge data centres. Today most people and the
majority of companies do their business, shopping and communications
online and that in itself has brought problems. We now have hackers,
malware, worms, trojans and other cyber threats all trying to steal
our data and hard earned cash, thankfully there is online security
that is readily available to help combat that, but understanding
online security can be a daunting task in itself.
at MSA Data Solutions we have continued to evolve, moving with the
times and keeping pace with modern technology. We are happy to pass
on our knowledge and experience to our customers and pride ourselves
in our personal service and commitment to excellence.
whatever info-tech issues you may have, we have the knowledge and
expertise to help you overcome them....