More families are finding the need
for more than one computer. Mom
and Dad are busy professionals that either work from home or bring work
home. The kids have their
own computer to surf, play games, and do homework.
This arrangement works fine until internet access is needed by
everyone at the same time. For
the same cost of an additional phone line and ISP account at 56k speed
– everyone could be winging their way through the web at over 1000k at
the same time using cable or DSL internet service.
Once the network is in place,
printer sharing can be implemented so only one printer will need to be
purchased. File sharing
allows for the easy transfer of documents such as pictures from one
computer to another. For
example – if your digital camera is setup to save pictures to one
computer, those pictures can be made instantly available to other
computers on your network. Sharing
disk space between computers allows for a very inexpensive backup
solution. Simply copy your
important files to a shared folder on a different computer on the
network – or use any of the numerous backup applications available –
or even file compression software such as WinZip.
We can assist you in equipment installation, broadband activation, computer configuration, and troubleshooting.
Small Office Networking
All of the benefits of Home
Networking are true for your small office as well.
Just like the scenarios above –
but with more stuff – more users, more servers, more printers, and
special purpose items such as barcode scanning systems, label printers,
and e-mail systems.
Network Upgrades & Repair
Things move and things change - your network needs to grow and change with you. Adding additional office space, moving data collection stations on the shop floor, jumping to the next level of network speed, or when nothing works finding where the bits are leaking out of the wires are all events and situations we have dealt with in the past. Sometimes it is as simple as power cycling a switch - other times battle must be waged against the evil tentacle beast lurking in the back of the network wiring closet.
Sooner or later it’s going to
happen. You’ll either
pack one too many pictures or mp3’s on your drive and that’s it –
no more space. Granted, it’s not a bad situation, but it isn’t terribly convenient
either. Next step – hard
drive upgrade. Far better
to just run out of drive space then have the drive crash taking
everything you hold dear with it. We
can help get your computer up and running again – and maybe even
recover some of your hopelessly lost data.
We can also upgrade your system memory or processor to squeeze
out that last bit of performance from your old system.
Server upgrades &
As your business grows, so does
it’s storage needs. Adding
capacity to a file server is just part of regular maintenance.
Capacity can be added directly to the server or as a Network
Attached Storage system (NAS). Down
the road you might outgrow the capabilities of your current server and
need a new one – but the headache of duplicating / moving all your
information leaves you longing for a winning lottery ticket.
The worst case scenario must be
planned for, but all to often its not.
What you and your organization does before an actual emergency,
directly affects what must be done during and after.
With early planning and commitment to procedure, you can be up
and running again with a minimum of down time and blood pressure
readings near normal. In
the event that the best laid plans often come to naught ….
We can help put the pieces back together.
Application conversions or
application upgrades – every organization encounters them.
Your company’s ERP software vendor may release annual upgrades
that require installations on each workstation then a huge time
requirement for converting the database from one version to the next.
Then and only then can the new version be evaluated and the
determination be made if all the data converted successfully.