Archive for June, 2017

The Latest Ransomware Is Deadlier Than WannaCry

June 30th, 2017

We hope you never see this screen.

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The malware widely believed to be responsible is a version of Petya which security researchers are calling “NotPetya.”

Who has been Infected?

The world suffered another ransomware nightmare Tuesday, with pharmaceutical companies, Chernobyl radiation detection systems, the Kiev metro, an airport and banks all affected. One U.S. hospital also appears to be a victim. Worse is expected, thanks to some pernicious features in the ransomware sample.

Could this happen to you?
Perhaps most crucially, thanks to all these added features, the new strain will infect even patched Windows PCs, including those with Windows 10, as one IT professional noted in a blog, whereas WannaCry worked largely on older systems.

If Your System Fails, Could You Recover?

Disasters do happen.  The question is, when something fails, will it be a temporary inconvenience or a business-shaking crisis?  When a hard drive crashes, can you be back in business in hours? If a natural disaster shuts your network down, can you recover every business-critical application that day?

The Computer Company offers a full range of disaster recovery consulting services, practices, and solutions for your business to prevent many events, minimize any damage, and return your system to its full capabilities as soon as possible.  We do disaster recovery right.

Call 860-635-0500 today and get the protection your business needs.

 

Join a “cloud” and cut your energy costs by up to 90%

June 21st, 2017

Cloud computing is becoming common and is transforming the way many businesses deliver and receive their IT services. What is cloud computing, you may ask? Put simply, it is a set of server-based software and services that are delivered to customers over the internet, instead of physically on-site. This includes customer relationship management (CRM) tools, email marketing programs, and shared databases, like Microsoft SharePoint.

Providers of cloud computing connects many businesses, small and large, to shared servers containing shared programs. This allows cloud customers to reduce their costs because they no longer need to purchase the infrastructure, let alone manage and maintain it. Cloud users have the ability to pay for the resources only as they need them. They are no longer hindered by predicting server traffic; customers on the cloud are given the freedom to promote and grow their business online as strongly and as often as they want.

However, not only does cloud computing save the customer money, providers of cloud computing are actually administering a green, sustainable way to run a business. A study conducted by Microsoft found that organizations, ranging from 100 to 1000 employees, can reduce up to 90 percent of their emissions by moving their business from on-premise business applications to those within a shared cloud. While Microsoft conducted the test on only their products, it is safe to say the findings apply to other cloud computing solutions. IT administrators should take advantage of the opportunity to reduce their environmental impact and achieve sustainability goals.

Why does this matter to you?

If you run a small business, your server infrastructure can be highly expensive to operate and may run at low utilization or even be idle for a good portion of the day. On-premise applications tend to run at a lower average utilization rate. Instead of taking on expense and maintenance hassles for on-site technology, invest in cloud computing. As the number of users in a cloud increases, the user-to-server ratio increases, and demand fluctuations decrease. This means demand can be predicted and allocated appropriately without deploying “just-in-case” infrastructure. Servers can function at a stable rate, with a lower energy cost.

Join the thousands of businesses who have decreased their energy costs and reduced their carbon footprint by sharing “cloud” services with other users. The Computer Company, Inc. is ready to support both the growth and sustainability goals of your business with cloud computing options.


 

How do Cloud Computing Services save time and money?

June 15th, 2017

The buzz word is out there and everyone is doing it.
Now it’s time for you to take the first step.

Today users can work without knowing the location and other details of the computing infrastructure. Cloud computing services and cloud storage deliver software applications, data access, data administration and storage for everyday businesses saving time and money.

Because your server will be part of the cloud you will access your data from anywhere at any time.

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There are many benefits to moving your business to the cloud.
So How do Cloud Computing Services save time and money?

  • Flexibility of connection options. Access to your data while you are off-site, employees can connect to their virtual office, quickly and easily.
  • Automatic updates. Latest technology, up-to-date software, servers upgrades and computer processing power.
  • Reduced costs (everyone’s favorite!). Moving to cloud computing usually will reduce your cost of managing and maintaining your IT systems.
  • Flexibility for sizing. Your business will have the flexibility required as your needs change for your software and storage.
  • Business continuity. You can relax knowing that you are protecting your data and systems.
  • Collaboration efficiency. Employees can communicate and share work more easily.

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We look forward to hearing from you!

What can VoIP do for your business?

June 8th, 2017

VoIP is a revolutionary phone technology that will more than likely one day replace the traditional phone system entirely. In fact, VoIP makes easy some things that are difficult to impossible with traditional phone networks. For example: Take your VoIP phone with you on a trip, and anywhere you connect it to the Internet, you can receive your incoming calls. (pretty cool, huh?)

Eliminate your phone services, phone systems, extra charges and only use the internet with no additional charges. Call for a FREE Audit!

As part of our Networking Service, the Computer Company can set up a business VoIP phones that runs through your high-speed internet. That means you get:

  • Huge Savings Compared to Traditional Phone Systems. Studies have shown that, compared to using traditional phones, using VoIP can potentially make you save up to 40 % on local calls, and up to 90 % on international calls.
  • Unlimited Calling – no per minute calls.
  • No additional cost to Keep Your Existing Number
  • No Hardware needed
  • Make Calls Anywhere in the World to any place in the world.
  • Simplicity (no closets full of wires, no PBX, no phone systems)
  • VoIP for Voice Communication with PC or Laptop.
  • Many Useful Features including Caller ID, Contact Lists, Voicemail, Record Calls, Monitor Employee Calls, Call Center Queues, After Hours etc.

Why keep paying higher prices?

In general, VoIP costs far less than an equivalent service from traditional sources, but not all VoIP setups are equal.  The Computer Company has designed many network and support solutions for our clients and with our experience you’ll get the best solution for you. With our 24/7 customer support services, immediate response is guaranteed. The Computer Company will get you set up and saving money in no time!

Eliminate your phone services, phone systems, extra charges and only use the internet with no additional charges. Call for a FREE Audit!

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It’s one of the most talked about fears…

June 1st, 2017

If Your System Fails, Could You Recover?

Disasters do happen.  The question is, when something fails, will it be a temporary inconvenience or a business-shaking crisis?  When a hard drive crashes, can you be back in business in hours? If a natural disaster shuts your network down, can you recover every business critical application that day?

Data loss is one of the most talked about fears in business today. 
Since the information on your computer is practically your lifeline, let us help you take the necessary precautions. Simple steps to avoid data loss for your business can save you time, money and most importantly, the livelihood of your business.

At The Computer Company Inc., the protective measures we “lock-in”, (literally), will put you at ease. For example, backing up your data, especially when upgrading your system, is the first step we take. We also make sure your most critical data files are kept safely off-site, whether at our data center or yours.

The Computer Company prevents natural and man-made disasters from becoming computer and business disasters. How?

  • Replication
  • Off-site Back ups
  • Data Center
  • Business Continuity
  • Remote Office Space

We offer a full range of disaster recovery consulting services, practices, and solutions for your business to prevent many events, minimize any damage, and return your system to its full capabilities as soon as possible.  We do disaster recovery right.

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