Computer Network Support for Business

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Tech Support For Companies

on January 25, 2019 No comments

You’re a business owner and you’ve been doing just fine without a huge staff or a dedicated IT guy. So far, so good. Like everything else these days, your business depends on technology: email, databases, documents and spreadsheets—maybe even software unique to your industry. What happens when things stop running smoothly?

Perhaps you and your staff are becoming frustrated with computers that aren’t working properly, and network that’s too slow and you’ve been troubleshooting computer/printer/router problems—your business needs IT support. In fact, we think it need us, UTS.

As you pile more and more work on an older system, it will slow down. At some point, it will heave a sigh and stop working all together. It’s important to perform preventative maintenance on the components of your network. It’s also important to ensure you are using the type of computer, servers and network equipment that is made to handle higher volumes of data.

Rather then waiting until something catastrophic happens, let us go through your current configuration and make recommendations. Adding new devices to your network may seem easy, and in some cases it might be, but it’s not always the case. It is a delicate process that needs to be done by professionals to ensure that it is set up right for the sake of your business.

As the new year begins, it is the very best time to re-evaluate your tech operations, and if your business doesn’t already have an IT strategy, you might need to consider finding  an IT partner as soon as possible. We hope that will be Unified Technology Solutions.

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How Important Is Cybersecurity?

on January 7, 2019 No comments

Who cares about my little business? No one would bother to hack my system. I don’t have anything important enough for them to bother.

These are some of the things I here from small business owners, and they are just plain wrong. Cyber thieves and stalkers don’t necessarily care about how valuable your data is. They love it when a site is easy to hack. The data itself might not even be what they are looking for. It could be they are looking to network systems from all over the world in order to give themselves free computing power.

Business News Daily cites cybersecurity as one of the hot buttons for small business in 2019

“Importance of cybersecurity

With several data breaches over the last few years, small businesses are still being targeted by cyberattacks. According to a poll from Insureon and Manta, only 16 percent of small business owners think they are susceptible to a cyberattack. Yet, 61 percent of attacks occur at smaller businesses.

2019 could see the beginning of a cybersecurity movement among SMBs. Jim Lippie, general manager of cloud computing for software company Kaseya, said small businesses will start viewing security through the lens of an enterprise business.

“They will finally take security measures to heart,” he said. “SMBs, like their large enterprise counterparts, will lock down on a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution to keep protected, and also form new standardized blocking and tackling game plans to keep the business even more safe.”

Many small businesses have been targeted in the past, so 2019 could be the first year where SMBs start fighting back.”

At UTS, we can make certain you are up to date on the software which can protect your data. Just give us a call and let us show you how we can help YOUR company fight back against cyber thieves.

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Tech Trends for 2019

on November 20, 2018 No comments

 

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Technology as we knew it even 10 years ago is evolving much differently than any of us would have imagined. Our smart phones have more computing power than many of the devices we owned when we were younger.

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Why Does Your Business Need A Computer Support Company?

on October 4, 2018 No comments

 

 

If you have ever watched  television sitcom, you would have learned that most people, men or women, make such a tangle out of plumbing, carpentry or electrical work the tradesman actually have to charge them more to fix what the homeowner tried to do in the first place. It’s no different in the tech industry.

I had a client ask me the other day, what is the most challenging thing about running an IT Support company. There are many challenges, and they are different depending upon which day you ask me, but the overall most difficult challenge is when clients try to do things themselves.

We offer computers and VoIp systems for sale, but we have clients who run out to the nearest big box store and grab the first computer they see off the shelf. It may not be powerful enough to run their proprietary software. It doesn’t come with Office, or an antivirus software which is compatable with their network. There are no printer drivers, the network and internet are not configured for their system. I can almost guarantee if they had called us in the first place we could have saved all of us a big bundle of aggravation and stress, not to mention that we probably could also have save them money.

Another is this. Configuring an entire network is not as easy as plugging in a couple of wires, clicking a few software choices and you’re off the to races. Configuring and efficient, high speed network is something we do day in and day out. We don’t have to guess where to plug what, and which software options to choose. Most of that is almost muscle memory for us by now. What could take someone without our training days to puzzle out, could literally take us hours. And it will be done properly.

One of the most important reasons to hire UTS is this. It could earn you money. You heard me right. If you  or your staff are working on installing a new computer system, you are not working on building, marketing or selling your products or services. When you aren’t selling, you aren’t bringing in revenue. It’s as simple as that.

 

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The Importance of Decluttering Your Computer

on July 12, 2018 No comments

 

There is a  children’s song  that goes something like this, ” Clean up clean up everybody everywhere, clean up clean up everybody do your share.” If you have children, it’s a safe bet you will use this sing-song to get them to clean up of all those toys they scatter everywhere.

Today I am asking all of you with tons of old files and miscellaneous bits to sing that song for yourself and clean up your computers.   When your system gets overloaded with data, it is going to take longer for the software to look through your file indexes in order to find things. It’s also going to have a more difficult time finding contiguous free space to write those files.

Think of it like someone having to carry a heavy load of suitcases around with them all the time. Carting around a load of files and photos and PDF’s that you just don’t need any longer is kind of akin to hoarding. So, try this before you call us and say your system is running way too slow, clean things up.

Go through your documents folder and  off load any really old files, general correspondence and old projects. Then go through your photos, We tend to take tons of photos, offload them all from our phones and never look at them again. Some of those photos are blurry or not really very good, so delete them. Let them go.

Video files are huge, so, if you can, move those to the cloud. The same goes with music files. Then run the disk clean up utility on your system followed by Defrag and a general clean up of all the temp files that get downloaded from your internet searches.

It’s also a very good idea to have UTS  perform regular maintenance of your computers, servers and peripherals. That way we can diagnose any potential system problems and clean them up before they get serious enough to impact your operations. Just like getting regular checkups for your health, it’s important to do the same for your systems.  Maintaining these devices on a regular basis  reduces the risk of your system breaking down.

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Purchasing and Installing Computer Networks For Your Business

on May 17, 2018 No comments

If you have started a new business here on the Treasure Coast, or if you are an existing business which is about to expand in this more robust economy, you may need our help. If you aren’t certain as to why that is, let me share some things with you that can clarify my statements.

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What makes UTS different?

on May 3, 2018 No comments

Indian river county Network Support Network Helpdesk Managed IT, Remote Workers Support Vero Beach,Active Directory Management,What makes UTS different from other IT Companies? I think the biggest hint is in the name of our company. Unified Technology Solutions.

When I attend networking functions, one of the things they ask us to do is to share something about our company which differentiates us from the others who offer IT support.

Almost without exception, most of the people there will say things like, we are honest, we take care of our customers, we are hard working. So even though we are all of those things, I would venture to say they might NOT be the only factors which make us a better fit for your IT needs.

What else can we offer as a reason to choose us? As I stated earlier in this post, it’s all right there in our name. We don’t just fix a broken PC or laptop, we offer full service solutions for all aspects of your business. From phone systems, to software and hardware integration, to offering our assistance with design and management of your network.   At UTS, we realize that running a successful business, managing staff and keeping up with technology can be quite a lot to juggle every day. It’s our goal to help lighten the load.

Our people are well trained and experienced. Sometimes all the training in the world doesn’t help when you have an intermittent problem. Experience and the ability to think things through based upon that experience is a skill set not all of our competitors have.

At UTS we are known to anticipate situations which could cause problems down the line and work with you to implement changes which keep those issues from occurring.

We have a number of support levels available to our clients and we understand that you need things running, you can’t wait for a couple of days. Our response time is within minutes of hours, not days or weeks.

UTS is truly a family owned business. I know that phrase, like a family, is overused, but in our case, we are family. Any staff we bring on to work with us is treated like family.

Anyone can take a few courses online or at a Junior College and become certified to work on computers. We have been trained and we have years of experience, plus we are constantly learning in order to keep up with advances in hardware and software.

UTS is in this for the long run. We have a local office here in Vero Beach, support services for all types of budgets, and a responsive, educated staff. We are going to be here when you call.

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Will You Still Need to Type?

on April 20, 2018 No comments

 

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Artificial Intelligence, or AI and voice recognition are gaining traction. The technology which enables us to communicate with computer and devices via voice commands has come along way in a short period of time. Today you will probably encounter more people using some form of AI, then you will people who aren’t. Don’t think YOU are? Have you said OK Google, take me to the nearest Outback Steakhouse? That’s using AI and Speech recognition. There was no typing required to get your directions or access your favorite music.

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What Are Managed IT Services?

on March 6, 2018 No comments

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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.

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The Most Powerful Computing Device

on February 10, 2018 No comments

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