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As this virus spreads and affects everyone near and dear to us, it has made us want to stand up and help anyway we can. With schools closing, with possibilities of them closing into the summer, we want to help any K-12 student that has technology and needs assistance. Whether they are having pop-ups, can't get into their class sites, or anything that is hindering their education, we want to help. So until this crisis is over, we will provide Remote Help Desk support for Free to an K-12 Student! We want to ensure the technology works the best it can, so that their education can continue, even if the schools are not open. We will also provide 50% off our remote help desk services for people that need to work from home in order to get them connected to their job, and machine working to accomplish this. This is our way of helping where we can. We want to help all small businesses as well, and we would love to speak with you about what your struggling with, what your needs are, and how to accomplish it. We are also willing to trade services, or defer payments for our labor to struggling businesses that need our help, until we all start to make it out of this. We provide Managed IT Support, Computer Repair, Low Voltage Cabling, Website and Social Media Marketing, VOIP Phone Systems and Service, and much much more!
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Z-Solutions has been looking for a great Anti-virus program for years. We are strict with our requirements. We wanted something that had a detection rate highest in the industry. One that didn't destroy the performance of a machine, and actually ran on a small foot print. We partnered with ESET to provide this exact solution. Not only does it allow us to give our customers one of the top rated antivirus programs in the world, but it also allows us to provide it at a discounted price. We have been impressed with the service and quality of ESET!
Looking for a great antivirus program, and security software. Contact us today for a free quote on the right protection for you!
The bogus “Warning! Your Computer Is Infected” alert is shown in such a way as to trick the user into thinking their computer has crashed or that a virus has been detected on the computer. It does this to try and scare the infected user into calling one of the listed numbers in order to receive support. In reality, though, they will only be greeted with people who are trying to sell them unneeded support contracts and services.
Contact us Today to ensure your computer is adware free, and we can even block them from coming back!
We are seeing an overwhelming amount of customers getting scammed. They receive a call that their computer has been compromised, and the caller indicates they are from Microsoft. They instruct customers to use a free remote program to allow them access so they can check. Never give someone access to your computer that you do not know, or trust, this is the first indication, because Microsoft has its only remote desktop support system built in, so they wouldn't need an freeware program to do so. Next they pop up a bunch of PRE-Created images that make it appear you have several viruses. Then say they can remove them for $199.99. (Bare in mind our PC Tune-up/Virus Removal is just $55). At this point they install a free Mcafree or other anti-virus, and then look through your folders and files (not sure what they are looking for). They then indicate you are good to go and they end the call. We have had several customers indicate then weeks later they will see their mouse moving around, windows popping up late at night and other indications that their computer is being remoted when they are not active on it. DO NOT fall for this scam, and if you know someone that has been taken, please have them get a hold of us, so that we can ensure the remote access is removed, and no one is remotely capturing keystrokes and other valuable information from you, or your family.
Let’s be honest in today’s high speed lifestyle and constantly connected devices when it comes to your personal data and something happening to it, your life slows down real fast. Redundancy is the best way to ensure your files remain backed up and always available to you. We will discuss a few ways to keep your files secured and backed up.
Hard Storage - This is an external hard drive with some sort of backup program installed. When it is hooked up it backs up all your precious files. This can also be a mirrored hard drive or another internal hard drive. This method is practical, rather inexpensive and keep your data backed up in-case your hard drive crashes. Downside is that that anything that happens to your PC most likely will happen to your backup device (ex: flood, fire, Power Surge, theft, etc). The other drawback with external is that you have to diligently connect it, failure to do so negates the process and the week you worked on that big project and forgot to run your backup, will be the day that you lose it.
Online - Cloud Based: There are several companies out there now that works with all your different devices. You can use Google products to keep your documents, pictures, videos, and all your other personal data completely in the cloud. However if you don’t have internet access your files are not at your reach. Utilizing online back-up services is a great way to keep your files on your computer and allow the system to work in the background keeping all your data safe and sound. We recommend Carbonite and have used it for several years. We have even restored a couple of clients machines from the Lansing area, that had their homes ruined, but their data was easily restored to their new machines.
Our choice, use both! The cost of recovery of hard drives that have been completely ruined is extremely expensive. Most services starting at $1500 and goes up depending on the size of your data, the success rate is usually not that high either.
Keep your data safe, and your back ups running, 10 years worth of photos can be gone in a heartbeat.
If interested in any of these options let us know, we can find you a definitive backup option for your specific needs.
To sign-up for Carbonite - Click Here -- $60 a year is well worth the price.
The elements of a traditional business network usually starts with a File Server and end with the user's desktop. For years this has been the best and most reliable way of sharing your files across your network while maintaining security and providing the maximum productivity in your work force. In the age of the ever growing Internet we have seen a shift, from the traditional ideas to the Cloud.
What is the Cloud? The Cloud is sharing your files through the Internet, through Internet based servers. Utilizing the Cloud removes the traditional server and creates a cross platform access to your data anywhere you have internet access.
Is the Cloud right for my business? Absolutely, the Cloud offers several great benefits to small businesses. The biggest advantage is files are always secured and backed up. Most businesses lack a backup and in turn it costs them precious downtime if their data is lost. Most Cloud providers Google, Microsoft, ETC. have millions of dollars in servers and redundancies to ensure your data is always safe. With the Cloud you are not limited to one computer, or one platform. You want to adjust a document on the go, you can access on your smart phone adjust it, then email it to your customers. In the age of high speed internet accessing the Cloud is more streamline and allows you to operate as easy as checking your email. Costs is another big factor that helps most Small Businesses. Traditional server based networks require IT Staffing, Maintenance, Proactive Backups, and the hardware. These all significant costs, many of which are not executed correctly. For instance most companies we initially provide our services to, have no redundancy with their backups. An Act of God would cause their whole business to stop, potentially crippling their business in a matter of seconds. The Cloud removes these uncertainties and provides fast access to your data, even if your office is no longer standing.
Our society has become mobile; shouldn't your business? The Cloud allows you to access your data anywhere, extending your office wherever your employees may be. This improves productivity and ease of access, to better your business. Besides user access fees that some Cloud companies charge their literally is no ongoing fees. Am I trying to say you don't need us or our fellow IT Service Providers, of course not, these systems still need administration, and help to utilize them to the best benefit of your business, but the cost in doing so is far less then a traditional network. Truth be told traditional networks are still needed for any Server Application driven environment, unless that applications developer has created a cloud based system. However, most businesses today utilize a Server strictly for basic documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.
Waiting for catastrophe is never the best way to implement a better practice. My business was created on the aspect of preventing customers headaches and loss of business. This is a goal easily achieved through the use of technology. The Cloud movement only benefits your business, and will help improve security, reliability, and productivity. If your not ready to make the move, at least look into Cloud based back-up systems, most companies store their backups onsite, if the server is lost, what are the chances your back up would be safe?
Residential customers can also benefit from moving to the cloud. Crashed hard drives, damaged laptops, theft, or acts of god can also damage most personal computers as well, and lose precious data. Utilizing Cloud based backups, or Cloud based office products, can keep your documents, pictures, and other important elements safe. You can also access these elements throughout your different devices streamlining your personal data and allowing you to truly pitch those thumb drives! The best selling point, GOOGLE provides it's Google Drive and Docs for FREE!
Allow your business to reach for the Clouds, and truly the sky is the limit!
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116 W. Grand River Ave
Webberville, MI 48892
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