You reach the last page of a novel and it’s the end. There is no more. Yet, with Microsoft software, even though the end of new releases of all components of Windows 7 & * happened a few years ago, there are still those of you, you know who you are, who are stubbornly clinging to these outdated versions of Windows. If you got upset with the loss of new versions on Windows 7 & 8, wait until you hear this.
Support for Windows Server 2008 is over for good on January 14, 2020. When we first posted about this subject you were saying to yourself, I have a whole year to migrate over. But guess what? Half of that year is gone. Now you only have 6 short months. Why short months? Well, because we pretty soon we will be entering Holiday Season. There is 4th of July Holiday, summer vacations, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up. Oh, and being a Veteran, I can never forget Veterans Day in November.
Here in Florida, we also have the threat of hurricanes heading our way, which will inevitably cause a few days of downtime at some point. The point is, there really aren’t all that many days left. Mike and I are urging all of our business owners in the Indian River County Area and beyond to give us a call. We will come in, look over your operation, and assess your current situation. We will check and see which applications you are currently running and work with you to make certain they will not be disrupted when you upgrade to Windows Server 10.
We will install the latest version of Windows 10 software, and we will work with you to make certain everything is up to date and on the most current level of software. AT UTS we can also work with your other software vendors to install any updates you would need. Please don’t wait until Christmas Eve, 2019 to give us a call.
It’s your company. It has your name on the door and your reputation is on the line if things don’t go well. We understand that. But trying to do everything yourself just doesn’t always work. Let us help.
Here in America, we take pride in self reliance. It’s important that we be able to wear many hats and take care of things ourselves. But is that really the best way to do things? Is it the most effective way to run your business? Probably not.
You spend countless hours educating yourself and working with your staff on the things you need to know to be the best you can be in your area of business. How can you also devote the time and resources it would take to be an expert in Information Technology, software and hardware?
We at Unified Technology Solutions can take over that part of your business for you. It’ doesn’t mean that you should stop learning about new advances in technology, it just means that you can trust us to resolve your tech issues so that you can work on your business.
Servers, Cloud storage and back up, internet security, preventing malware attacks and recovering from hardware crashes, that’s what we do. We also have help desk services for when your people encounter a software or hardware problem. Some issues require us to be on site, but there are also issues we can solve by logging in remotely and diagnosing the problem right from our offices.
Give us a call at : 772.539.7667 to set up an appointment for us to come and learn more about your operation and you to learn more about our services.
Landline versus VoIP phone system. Which one should you choose? It’s a difficult choice, but if we put in into perspective, it’s like choosing between a classic car and a newer one. A classic car has a history of performance, it’s a known entity. Business PBX systems have been around since forever. The issue is this, will they still be around as your company grows and expands? The answer is, probably not.
The Business Phone Systems of today are no longer ones which use landlines. Today, savvy business owners are switching to VoIp. In the days when VoIp first came on the scene it was a novelty. The sound quality was terrible and the line quality was even worse. But that was a long, long time ago. Now, VoIp is virtually indistinguishable from land line quality, and in some areas I would venture to say that it’s better than land line quality.
American culture has for years embraced the notion that the more hours you work, the more effective you are. There are studies out now which dispute that fact. According to Lou Babuaata of Zen Habits, prioritizing your Most important tasks. Then get those done first thing in the morning and move on with all of the other work that pops into your life during the day. This is the best way to be productive. Any number of hours we work in a week that surpasses 55 hours is mostly a waste of our time. The longer we work, the less productive we become. We can now say that’s a fact.
What ARE Managed IT Services, and does Unified Technology Solutions do them?
To answer the question, yes, we do perform Managed IT services. And now to explain what that includes: It simply means that we are a team of computer support people who have been trained and continue to hone the skills and tricks of the trade that keep computer networks up and running smoothly for companies big and small. At UTS we help businesses manage their phone and computing needs by helping them to first design the proper size and style of network their business needs today, and a system that will be easy to add on to as their computing and phone needs grow.
We work with in house IT departments as backup, or we become the outsourced IT department, depending upon the needs of your company. AT UTS we can offer remote support so that your downtime is minimal for most problems, and we offer monitoring services in order to keep problems from happening as much as possible.
At Unified Technology Solutions we also keep up to date on what the latest risks are to your systems and we will install and monitor security software for your company. Along with that we work with you to ensure your backup procedures are in place and working properly, just in case a breach should occur.
What does all this mean? Simply it gives you the tools you need, at your finger tips, to keep your systems running efficiently, and a provider with the skills and knowledge to help your computing power keep up with the demands of a growing business.
As a parent, watching an infant as he or she begins this journey of life, can be an amazing experience. If each day we take time to really watch them. To watch them watching us, trying to mimic the movements we make as we talk to them, trying to communicate with us without yet being able to form words. It’s an exercise in sheer wonder and sometimes in utter frustration. After a time, you learn which cry means hungry, or sad, or angry, and as the child grows, they experiment with how they can make you react to their needs. It’s a great dance.
Desktops and laptops are getting more compact and lighter each year. Although they may not appear at first glance to look significantly different than before, internals and the software have adapted to catch up with smart phones. Computing power is increasing, battery power is getting better operating systems are being slimmed down and built to better integrate into the tablet and smart phone world. We have all known for years the pros and cons of AMA Vs Intel Chips, many of us preferring Intel. But there is whole other type of processing chip, known as ARM. Up until now, because of software and processing issues, it wasn’t a great option for laptops and such. But it seems that has changed, and it makes for some exciting changes coming down the pike.
IT was long the realm of the Information management department and it’s people. With the advances in Mobile technology and portability, that monopoly has begun to fray around the edges. Today, more of the IT decisions are being driven by the people who actually use the software and the devices in their work for the company. In our line of work, all too often we see the frustration when the software used for different applications within companies are data processing friendly and highly end-user UNfriendly. The good news is software and hardware companies are getting the point and the end-user is no longer in the mystery realm, they know how to use their smart phones and tablets. If they don’t like the software they’re being forced to use, they will go find something which works for them and simply work around management to get their work done.