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Growing Businesses with Internet based Services

In the rapidly shifting business landscape, nothing changes faster than IT. Designing, implementing and supporting new systems can be a costly process, particularly if you are an SME and have restricted (or no) IT staff. IT can provide a platform from which your business can grow, but sometimes it can be a real challenge trying to keep up with those around you.

In this fast changing arena, it has become impossible for any one individual to keep up to date with everything. So how do you manage your IT if you can only afford one person?

With us by your side to look after your IT, you can concentrate fully on what you do best

Your long term IT partner

Your company could benefit greatly from working with a single business who can act as a long term IT partner, providing all the services you require.

Our function here at Furness Internet is to be that long term partner, allowing you to outsource as much of your IT function as you need to. With us by your side, you can concentrate more fully on what you do best.


Brief history

In 1996, MD Edward O’Keeffe set out to help companies in his local area get the most out of an emerging trend, the Internet.
Although it seems hard to believe now, at the time, the newly formed Furness Internet had a hard time convincing businesses that the Internet was the next big thing
Of course, since then, we have been proved right and continue to provide not only local businesses, but businesses across the UK (and even some global clients) with our IT services. From our small beginnings, we have grown to become a trusted provider of a broad range of Internet-based services, and we are proud to be the long-term IT partner for many companies.


So, whatever your requirement, if it contains an element of Internet Technology, our close-knit team of experts will guide you through to a full solution.

Who are we?

About Us

Furness Internet has evolved to provide the broadest range of Internet based services to businesses in Cumbria.

Support News

“I just wanted to take a minute to give some positive feedback on your staff with regard to the hands-on support at Westlakes.

I always get great communication from Stephen Swann who comes across as professional but calm even when the pressure is on. And for the hands-on support I know I can relax when either Andy or Simon Hobson are involved. I dont have to spoon feed them or teach them about network basics or how to approach the problem. They both apply their own intelligence and their own IT skills. It was Simon’s latest visit that prompted me to write although I am sure he would say there was nothing exceptional about it. He just lived up to his usual high standards. The best way I can put it is that it is as reassuring as having one of my own colleagues there. I can trust their IT skills and abilities as well as their common sense. They dont need supervision.

Its is a very stark contrast to one or two other IT firms we have used for similar hands-on roles at different sites where the knowledge of their staff is not really up to the services they claim to support for their customers – particularly in the field of networks and internet support and advice. I sometimes feel they are only surviving by pulling the wool over the eyes of their customers.

In short, I think you should be proud of your team.”

— Anthony Ryan