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.NET Consulting

Ballard Chalmers delivers a bespoke .NET application development service that brings into reality the ambitions of our clients. We work closely and consultatively initially to ensure that the true business requirements are captured and analysed to ensure that business processes are streamlined, efficient and flow logically.

Proper design, architecture and overview are essential to developments which function well. We consult on these for major name clients at the forefront of their sectors. We are also called in to rescue wayward developments, and frequently supply top-level expertise to augment client teams.


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.NET Development and Implementation

If you need full service application development or simply need to increase your in-house team skill set - Ballard Chalmers can help. Our expert development team and consultants are available to work on-site as part of your internal team or off-site at the Ballard Chalmers offices in East Grinstead, Sussex.

We help clients balance business needs with common technology requirements by integrating .NET and Cloud solutions with existing systems and databases. We also have the additional benefit of expertise in compatible Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint Server, SQL Server and BizTalk Server.

White Paper | Driven by Test

Have you ever worked in a company that has a separate test team from the development team? Maybe that’s the situation you’re in right now. Did you ever ask yourself the question "What do those testing guys do all day anyway?" or "Why are the testers kept apart as a separate functional unit from the developers and designers?" What answers did you find...?

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SQL Server Consulting

You would be hard-put to find better knowledge and experience of SQL Server in the UK.

Our consultancy includes review of existing systems, carrying out health checks and evaluating for best practice, as well as best-practice consultancy on SQL installation, and migration between Microsoft SQL 2000, SQL 2005, SQL 2008, SQL 2012, SQL 2014 and SQL 2016.

We also provide expert help in:

  • Performance tuning
  • Configuring active-passive and active-active clusters
  • Migrating data into and out of SQL Server
  • Migrating between versions
  • Consolidating database instances security audits
  • Disaster recovery strategies
  • Design of high performance and resilient databases on Storage Area networks

Call us to arrange a SQL Server Health Check for your business today, or learn more here.

Microsoft Data Platform Modernisation

A recent Forrester Study found that a typical customer would see a ROI of 113% with a payback period of less than 10 months through implementing a Data Platform Modernisation project based on SQL Server 2014.

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SQL Business Intelligence for better insight

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SQL Development

We know SQL Server inside out.

Our expertise covers everything about Microsoft SQL. Amongst other services, we use SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to develop data migration software, help with SQL Reporting Services and Analysis Services, and add Business Intelligence and KPI dashboard functionality to SQL-linked websites, intranets or extranets.

We develop from the ground up or assist on your existing projects. We have extensive experience integrating with just about every other system on the market.

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SQL Server DBA

We provide a full range of Database Administration services for SQL Server.

Our team can advise on and carry out the following:

  • Installation
  • Migration services
  • Creating active-passive and active-active clusters
  • Disaster recovery configuration
  • Use on virtualised platforms
  • Migrating data in and out of SQL
  • Security configuration
  • Creating high performance and resilient databases on SANs.

Blog | When is a transaction not a transaction?

Answer: When it's not durable...Database transactions are designed to ensure that selects, inserts, updates and deletes are processed reliably in the context of a single operation...

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Spotlight case studies

Mason Zimbler

Technology: .NET, SQL Server
Service: Consulting, Projects, Support
Delivery: Software Development

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Ipes: CapitalTracker

Technology: .NET, Cloud
Service: Consulting, Projects, Managed Services/Support
Delivery: Software Development

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Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Technology: .NET, SQL Server
Service: Consulting, Projects
Delivery: Software Development

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Transport for London: Future Ticketing Programme

Technology: .NET, SQL Server
Service: Consulting, Projects, Resourcing
Delivery: Software Development

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Ballard Chalmers is one of the UK’s leading enterprise software engineering companies, specialising in development for the Microsoft Enterprise Application Platform. We are principally dedicated to software development and integration for the Microsoft Cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems. Our expertise is in Microsoft .NET, SQL Server, BizTalk Server and SharePoint Server.

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