October 2011 Newsletter
Autumn, a time of change. Just as the leaves outside our windows take on new vibrant colors in their environment, Autumn is the perfect opportunity to look into your company's technology environment and explore vibrant new possibilities, solutions, and options. This season is an ideal time to ensure your internal networks and workstations are up to par and ready for the busy holiday season and new year.
Our friendly consultants would be delighted to meet with you over a hot cup of coffee on one of these blustery Autumn days to discuss your 2012 business goals and create a personalized technology plan, just for you - giving you real numbers to work into the budget for next year.
Eliminate the guessing game and unexpected IT costs next year by partnering with ITonDemand - your complete source for information technology management!
Contact us today to schedule your no-obligation consultation with a member of our friendly sales team! The worst thing that could happen is... well... you get a free cup of coffee!
The REAL Cost of Technology
The most valuable resource to any company is the employee, which is an expense all too often overlooked when calculating the cost of IT. Sure, hiring Employee X might include purchasing new hardware, but stop for a moment to consider each key-stroke that employee will make and the time he or she will spend creating files to benefit your business.
The time Employee X spends creating these files is something you are paying for. The creative designs of Employee X are an asset to your business. You have invested a great deal of revenue into the information that will be created and stored by this employee and the ability they have to continue generating these assets.
The most expensive aspect of your REAL cost of technology is the downtime your employees experience when technology fails. Technology is here to increase efficiency and simplify tasks, not cause problems and frustration. Most users have a laundry list of complaints about their computers, which should not be the case. The primary concerns we hear from new clients are...
Do any of these concerns match the ones on your laundry list? If so, we can help! A simple network audit will show us where to start and we can move on from there! Once we are familiar with your network, ITonDemand can proactively manage your environment to make business run smoothly. Increased uptime and efficiency = increased profit potential! We want to work WITH you to make this happen, not just FOR you. All you need to do is ask!
This is the perfect time of year to have your network assessed. ITonDemand consultants will work with you to create a plan that fits your budget. Having this information on hand now will allow you to make room in your budget for fixed cost IT services, as opposed to an astronomical invoice in the event that something breaks. Invest in a healthy IT environment and start reaping the benefits today! Call us today to learn more!
No Tricks, Just Treats
Most of us have touch screen devices, which are riddled with germs. (More germs on an iPhone than on a public toilet seat in a subway station. Talk about creepy!) Rubbing alcohol, Windex, and other cleaners deteriorate the touch sensors on your devices, so go the "green" route and mix 2 parts vinegar with one part water to make a germ-killing solution.
Dip the corner of your microfiber cloth (paper towels and fabric can scratch your device) into the solution and wipe your devices down on a regular basis. (Especially during cold and flu season!) Then use the dry section of your cloth to dry your devices.
Now you are germ-free! What a TREAT! Get your FREE microfiber cleaning cloth today!
Adding IT to the Budget
ITonDemand is here to help! When putting together your budget for 2012, go ahead and calculate a managed services package! Pulling together a quote for you is quick and easy. So go ahead - Get your FREE quote now!
Do you have a backup of company records? Many business owners are quick to let us know they have taken proactive measures to backup important company data to an external source, but is this really enough?
Say you are backing information up to a server, located in the storage room, or an external hard drive, locked away in the office manager's desk. Fantastic... unless someone forgets to back everything up and your network is attacked by a virus the morning before your largest proposal of the year is due... or until faulty electrical wiring destroys your entire facility one night.
While insurance companies will pay for damage done, how do you plan to retrieve the valuable files that were stored on the computer of Employee X? The melted server in the storage room? The pancake of an external hard drive you have been left with? No one wants to imagine such catastrophes, but the reality is - these things happen.
Friends, you have no reason to panic. ITonDemand is here to offer off-site backup solutions at incredibly affordable rates. Let us help you Disaster-Proof your office(s) today! We can help you protect your valuable data and restore your files without breaking a sweat.
Want to know how low we can go? Get in touch now!
Meet The IToD Family!
Chez Carter, Help Desk Service Operations Manager
Chez, originally from an extremely large family in the Bahamas, lives in Laurel, MD with his loving wife Cristine. With a degree from Goldey-Beacom College in Computer Science, over 11 years of IT experience, and a long list of IT certifications, Chez claims his favorite aspect of working at ITonDemand is continuing to learn new things all the time as he works to develop new ideas and solutions to fit the needs of our clients.
When Chez is off the clock, he enjoys vacationing in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and playing video games with friends around the world. Chez has made it his personal mission to locate the best sushi spots in the region (no matter how many he has to try).
We are thrilled to have Chez in our IToD family and encourage you to introduce yourself to him next time he answers your phone call or comes to your office!
Next time you encounter a fellow humanoid who fails to understand the great power and wisdom of Google, do not be alarmed! A new fantastic website called Let Me Google That For You shares your pain and wants to help! Simply type in whatever the person was trying to figure out and click the search button, as you would when looking something up for yourself. The site will create a URL for your friend, which can even be converted into a tiny URL.
Send the cute little link to your friend (or foe - we don't really care who you are sending them to ) and they will be directed to the Let Me Google That For You website and walked through a demonstration of how simple using Google can be. The site will use the topic you entered to demonstrate this concept and then take the user to the search results page. Here is an example we created just for YOU!