For small businesses considering hiring managed IT support services, what are the pros and cons?
Should you go with brand names like Geeks2U or PCDoctor for your business IT support?
If you are looking for a computer repair company that will provide you with the best advice and knowledge in relation to your particular computer issue, you are best going to a computer repair company where you will be dealing with the same IT technician who will get to know your computer and IT needs as well as your system, desktop, laptop, Mac etc.
Going to a larger computer repair business you may well have a different technician each time which means that it will cost me as he/she has to familiarise him/herself with your particular computer hardware and software.
Also if you find a computer repair technician that is good - stay with him/her - there are a lot of different skill levels out there as there are little barriers to entry into the computer repair market - and you don't want a technician just starting out learning on your computer!
There as several simple ways that help you to choose the best computer repair company:-
How easy is it to roll back & what would the cost be to do this TIA
Are you sure it was automatic or client error ? If automatic how do others safeguard from this from happening? Many things break and issues occur when upgrading operating systems, particularly if your business is dependent on older more specialised Windows software.
One that would do backups and keep your website secure for a monthly fee? Is it lack of understanding as to why you would use one? Perhaps you do the updates and backups yourself? Or do you just not...
Greetings Peter from rural Australia,
We often don't know the value of security until the horses have bolted.
I now use, and would never again not use, a website security service to keep my website secure and hacker free.
On Christmas morning, 2015, I received a stomach crunching email from my host company to say my website had been severely hacked. And their server used to transmit illegal emails.
Because of this threat, my host company shut my website down until I made my site more secure.
Nothing we did worked. From Christmas morning until mid January, my site came under a full scale attack from all over the world.
Again, my site was shut down by my host company until I could prove it was no longer vulnerable to attack.
This site is our only source of revenue. So this was a major event for us.
One of my problems is my website is based on the Wordpress platform. Which is the weakest as far as security is concerned. But for those of us who aren't technical wizards, it's the easiest platform to use.
In desperation, we looked online and found an Australian company that would harden our site. Back it up. And monitor it 24/7/365 against any further threats.
For this we pay a very reasonable monthly fee.
We've used them since mid January 2016. And it really is P.A.L. Peace. At Last. There are no more stomach crunching emails about attacks. I no longer worry about malware on my site. About being hacked. Or about my site being taken off the web.
I no longer even look at the logs. They're too scary. The number of brute force attempts - that they thwart - that are made daily on my site makes me blanch.
As more and more people use the Wordpress platform. And as more and more articles are written about how it's hackers' paradise. Tens of thousands of sites are destroyed every year. It should become easier and easier to sell a website security service.
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I'm creating workbooks for my online program and would like to offer participants the option to answer questions straight into the pdf.
There are several ways you can look into going about this:
One of the things I struggle with as a business coach supporting my clients is how to advise them on CRM and workflow programs. There is such an incredibly bewildering range of this stuff out there...
I really think a good answer to this kind of question requires a "wish list" of the features/processes you would like in an ideal system. Otherwise, all you're likely to get are lots of different opinions from people about systems they like, that may be perfect for their situations, but not so for yours.
And then, if there are none out there that people can recommend, or any that meet all your requirements, you can talk to someone like me to help put something together that will meet every single one of your specific needs.