Computers in the Office
It is rare today to go into any business and not see a single computer in it. Whether there is one there for their security system, to help with book keeping, cash register, etc. computers are embedded in our businesses. If any cog in the system goes down it can damage our ability to work efficiently and could cause a reduction in income due to this. It is important to keep your system physically clean, the system running efficiently, all updates installed (operating system, software and drivers), etc. We can help you with all of these needs.
If your business has anything to do with medical records then you must be in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). With the changes that took place September 23rd, 2013 it is even more important that you are taking/have taken steps to protect this confidental information. We have been dealing with both the HIPAA and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Acts.
Many people might think that data security is only needed for medical practices or businesses that must comply with HIPAA, but this is not correct. Intel sponsored a study by the Ponemon Institute that determined the average cost of a stolen/lost laptop was $49,246 in 2009. The majority of the loss comes from lost business (client information lost or sold, lost quotes, lost notes, etc.) and the loss of intellectual property. Every business should take steps to protect their computers from theft and we can help with that.
Do you ever wonder if you need to replace your computers, if your network can be speeded up, etc? Are you talking with a software company who is trying to sell you a bunch of new equipment and you wonder if it is too much? We can help guide you through getting new hardware, whether through us or another source.
Business Computer Services
Is your computer a few years old? Is it slow starting up? Are you running out of storage space? We can breathe new life into your PC by upgrading some of its key components. Even if your system is fairly new, you may need a few enhancements to accommodate your growing collection of digital photos, movies, files, or video games.
Virus/Spyware/Malware Detection and Removal
Is your computer acting up? Pop-ups appear out of nowhere? Your friends ask you about files or emails you sent to them and you didn't? It could be a virus. No matter what kind of computer you have, you need the latest antivirus software. Not only do antivirus programs protect your computer from damage, but they also prevent you from accidentally passing viruses to family and friends when you send e-mails or share files. Call us today to get your computer back on track!
Firewalls and Internet Security
How secure is your computer? Have you downloaded the latest patches and updates for Windows? As Internet usage has grown, so have security threats. One way to protect yourself is to install a firewall, which keeps intruders from sneaking into your computer and accessing your private data. Firewalls also can alert you when spyware programs attempt to transmit your sensitive information over the Internet.
Data Backup and Recovery
How often do you backup your PC?
If it were suddenly damaged or stolen, would you lose valuable data? We have several solutions that can help protect your data. Along with helping you to backup your data safely, we also offer data-recovery services that can try to recover lost files resulting from hardware malfunctions, software conflicts, or viruses. Call us today to find out what solution is best for you.
You wouldn't drive a car for years without changing the oil, so why ignore your computer? Like any investment, your computer needs constant care, which means keeping it free of dust. When was the last time your PC had a thorough cleaning? If it has been more than six months, it is time to schedule a preventive-maintenance visit.