Protecting Your Data – I.T Solutions Pontiac Michigan

What to do about protecting your data when starting out?

When you meet with people eventually they find out what you do the conversation turns to what is the most important thing on your PC or your laptop or your network or your server or your iPad and so on and my answer is very simple, its the backup. Why? Because your devices are replaceable your documents are too but if you look at the time it takes to recreate your documents versus the time and money it takes to replace the faulty device it is always cheaper to replace the hardware. Us here in Maxwill Solutions have dealt with the good, the bad and the ugly of these situations and we are happy to provide some computer knowledge to new businesses out there.

There are many backup solutions out there from free, yes free, to others which will cost you thousands, if not, millions of dollars. Since, we are concentrating on startup, a beginner, then your best course of action is offsite solutions offered by big technical companies out there. They are Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, pCloud, Tresorit and so on and on. Usually the difference between them is space driven since the companies offer only so many gigabytes with free accounts and then in some cases you will be subjected to advertising. I’m not talking about vicious pop-ups, redirects but when you are opening the application you will get some of them. Here’s a breakdown of space you would get with every free account created: Google Drive 15 GB, Microsoft OneDrive 5 GB, DropBox 2 GB, pCloud 20 GB, Tresorit 1 GB with end-to-end ecryption,

Everything I listed requires installation of a client and knowing how to share a data with your staff if need be. Otherwise, your data will be safely stored in data centers or in a cloud.

Always keep in mind that we’re here for your computer, design and marketing needs. We are happy to help with an answer to your question or a service call. We do understand that not all of you are able to afford a full-time IT person on staff so if you need we can come on scheduled basis to address your needs or help you if something happened with your laptop or your computer or your server or the network.

Thank you for your time, Iím looking forward to expand more in my next blog.

Mike Starobinsky,

Sr. Systems Engineer

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Maxwill Marketing maxwillsmarketing.com

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What do you do?

We all have been in various social situations and, unless you’re surrounded by your friends or family or acquaintances, eventually all of the niceties and common toppings become exhausted, men and women go separate ways into small homogeneous cliques and then, with us guys, the conversation leads to “So, what do you do?” question. My usual answer is “I’m in an IT field.” What usually happens is I get asked to explain myself so I say that our company, Maxwill Solutions, provides computer support to small businesses and we also provide website building, social media and marketing services too – Maxwill Marketing. In my first blog I’ll explain what each of these two parts of an IT field do.

Maxwill Solutions computer support falls into two categories (a) managed IT services and / or (b) break-and-fix services:

(a) In managed IT services businesses allow their IT operations to a service provider, known as a MSP or Managed Services Provider. The managed service provider undertakes an ongoing responsibility for 24-hour monitoring, managing and/or problem resolution for the IT systems within a business.
(b) In break-and-fix services, the term break-and-fix refers to the fee-for-service technique of providing computer technology services to businesses. Using this method an Information Technologies solution provider performs services as needed and bills the customer only for the work done.

Many people do not differentiate between computer or Information Technology fields lumping together websites, networks, viruses removal, cabling, databases, VoIP, etc but, even though, aforementioned items do belong in the same business sphere many professionals in this field tend to stick with what they know. Meaning, if you’re a programmer you won’t know or able to configure a router just like a web designer won’t remove a viruses from your PC.

Maxwill Marketing encompasses website building, marketing content and manages clients’ exposure via social media companies like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and more. Building a website that just lists your address isn’t enough anymore because without engaging your potential clients via pay for service like GoogleAdWords or proper organic decimation of information is just a waste of your hard earned money. You need to claim your website with Google Maps, you need to set up a Google Plus profile, and then determine which of the social media application to engage your potential client with which again depends on what you do, i.e. if you’re more of a visual entity then it is an Instagram and Facebook or if you’re more of professional entity then LinkedIn and Twitter is more up your alley.

Thank you for your time, I’m looking forward to expand more in my next blog.

Mike Starobinsky,

Sr. Systems Engineer

Maxwill Solutions maxwillsolutions.com
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Maxwill Marketing maxwillsmarketing.com

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