Managed Services Shake-Up!

Managed Services seemed like the Holy Grail for distributors and IT service companies as everyone wanted to add managed services to their profit picture.  Offering and selling managed services sounds like a great thing and managing your network is important. If you are a network service provider managing networks for others then you are familiar with the companies barking the most about their services.   Connectwise,  N-Able, Continuim, Level Platforms, Silverback Technologies Kaseya and 1 Call Service are companies in the news. The current but shifting methodology is to place a small computer appliance or software agents at the client site that ping the local network and “phone home” the information to the IT company..  The security appliance or service provides monitoring and reporting for the local network priced by device. This is billed monthly or quarterly.  That sounds great but slick sales presentations do not mean you get good service

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Windows Server 2019 Installation

Looking for where you can improve and reduce the daily maintenance needs for your business? Move your server to the cloud?? Would you consider upgrading the main servers running your business?   A windows server 2019 installation by our specialists handling all the details is a smart choice. Better compliance management, filtering firewall, high speed gigabit connectivity and network monitoring tools are great productivity improvements. If your server is 4-5 years old, out of warranty and requiring reboots it is time to migrate to a new Microsoft Windows 2019 server. Pick the time to schedule a server upgrade and avoid the disruption of a server crash, hard drive failure and data recovery. The best practice is to upgrade while the old servers are still working. The cost of migrating after a server crash is four times as much because disaster recovery also required to get your business data, QuickBooks accounting, databases

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Oldest Managed Services Provider In Texas

Eliminating computer problems Network Maintenance Plans There is a lot of new interest in managing networks these days! The interest has always been there but the  complexity of networks and the need for always on email and internet access has brought the issue into the executive office.  Enterprise level service and business continuity are new terms for the executive boardroom. Should you and your staff be tackling computer problems or operating your business?   We once heard a business owner ask an employee, “Who is doing your job while you are over playing with a computer?”   This owner realized his staff was better utilized completing company business jobs and having a computer company handle the computer problems.  He called the best company around and had a requirement that they be in business more than 20 years.  How long has your IT company been around? As a 25 year old company

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Windows 10 Professional Network Edition

Windows  has proven to be a good operating system for general business users. Windows 10 has extended network functionality and a new interface. Windows 10 comes with a ‘desktop’ so Windows 7 users will get a feel of ‘a normal windows 7 menu style.’ Windows 10 support, like the operating system comes in several flavors and for business even if you do not have a server the clear choice is to buy pre-installed Windows 10 Professional. It is made for networking, Internet (IOT) access and business users.  Our service center team will train you on better use of your computers without having to sit in classes for 5 days.   Please call today.  25 year old company, Microsoft authorized partner implementing your vision of how your business should work. Phone 9 7 2 – 4 1 8 – 2 0 0 0

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Windows Server 2019 review or not?

It is safe to dive into the new Microsoft Windows server, Windows 2019! Microsoft has a new server in town. Yes, we realize you did not notice as has been the case for many business people. So decisions are needed, do you review the new server or add another Windows 2012 server to your mix? Let’s start with some summary statements then you can decide if you want to read the rest of this article series. Windows Server 2019 comes in several flavors, which by now everyone is getting used to full versions and less featured or just plain crippled versions. So if you are using your server behind a firewall and only use file and print service then there isn’t a good reason to move forward unless your server is aging and now is the time you planned to upgrade. If you do not use Microsoft Exchange and don’t plan to then you might not need

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Desktops

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing you with the most prompt and satisfactory service possible. Dallas PC Repair is committed to solving any technical issue your PC can have. COMMON ISSUES Hardware / Software Malfunctions New Hardware Upgrades System Back-ups Formats Virus and Spyware Removal Basic Maintenance Internet Trouble Setup router firewall protection Configure wireless security Software problems, software hangs Stop browser popups Clean up spam, malware and viruses Hardware errors System won’t boot System takes 5 minutes to load Copy files to backup Setup automatic backup Restore files from backup Burn files to CD or DVD Answer “How to” or “How do I..” questions. We service all major brands and no name clones as well. If you have a HP, Dell, or Lenovo computer we have you covered. It is important to have someone who knows the parts you will need and how to get the job

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Voice Over IP (VOIP) Ready?

Voice Over IP or VOIP has been around at the telecom level for a number of years and has well known standards for call quality.  We eat our own dog food and have had voip phones for over 10 years now.  The benefits and flexibility cannot be matched by traditional copper phones from Verizon or AT&T.   We are also OK that we save a few dollars while enjoying nationwide calling! The switch to VOIP aimed at your office needs a brief analysis. One size does not fit all is the message about phone service. -Find yourself a good IT consulting firm who will listen and deliver your business solutions that add real value and  process improvement. Phone us at 469-399-4914   The phones will love your high speed gigabit network at the office!

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Server Backup

Automated wholesale backup services offered as a flat monthly fee. As business is in motion be sure to make a full image backup of your data.  Having a year end backup for accounting is pretty common but your entire business should be backed up. Common Backup Mistakes made by independent businesses. Not having a process in place to do a backup service without a human having to be involved.   This is the #1 mistake. Not backing up data because it is poorly organized.  Only backing up files is the #2 mistake. Email is usually not stored with your regular files and is often overlooked and missed in a backup process Email address backup is missed because data not stored with your regular files Only having 1 external hard drive for backup or just never changing it. This is mistake #3. Never testing the backup.   Mistake #4. The weakness of external hard

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Computer Store Carrollton Tx

WITH DALLAS COMPUTER SERVICE, REPAIR OR UPGRADING YOUR COMPUTER HAS NEVER EASIER OR CHEAPER! The computer technology market is constantly updating and improving designs of computer components. Often entirely new classes and generations of components come out while the older components are still valuable and cost effective. This is a great advantage to the consumer since it means that new components are constantly pushing the prices of old components down. PC RUNNING SLOW? Upgrading your computer’s RAM memory is a cost-effective way to increase your computer’s performance. Let the technician’s at Dallas computer service find the best solution to your memory problems.   Could just be junk clogging up the memory. RUNNING OUT OF HARD DRIVE SPACE? Need more room on your computer to store pictures and music? We would be happy to provide you with the best solution to your needs and upgrade the hard drive to the new

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Maintenance

Dallas Computer Service has a track record and repeatable processes.  RECEIVE THE BENEFITS OF YOUR OWN COMPUTER SUPPORT DEPARTMENT WITHOUT THE OVERHEAD OR UPKEEP OF CREATING YOUR OWN. THE DALLAS COMPUTER SERVICE “SMART CHOICE” Dallas Computer Service provides regularly scheduled on-site network maintenance, monitoring, help desk, management, pc support, training and consulting to maintain your network and computers. We understand your need for experienced professionals to provide reliable cost effective solutions. Value based services! TOP BENEFITS! Your Own IT Department Help Desk Support Server Maintenance Network Monitoring Strategic Security Partner No Overhead Year Round Service Eliminate Service Charges Dedicated Experienced Staff Strengthens Your Business IT Consultants DedicatedPeace Of Mind And A Lot More… Onsite support, management and monitoring of the corporate office computer equipment. Answer user questions, provide available information requested by users and troubleshoot user-related problems. Coordinate, investigate and document resolution of server system problems. Act as liaison between users and

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