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Jamie Navarro
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pc / networking ... web development ... voip
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PC / Networking
'Hooking you up'
PC
Let's face it - most businesses heavily rely on their computer nowadays. If one or more computers 'go down', it can have a terribly negative impact on the business. I can help you get back up and running after your computer goes down. Whether it be from a virus, a faulty piece of hardware or software, I can help you get continue to focus on the important aspects of your business.

Too many times I've seen people devastated when their hard drive crashed beyond a simple data recovery. Granted, in many cases I can recover your files, but not always. I can not stress the importance of backing up your data. It's quick, easy, and pretty cheap considering the peace of mind it will give you. I can explain your different options and then set up what's best for you.

So those are just a couple things I can do for you. Here's some additional services I provide:
  • Software installation/upgrade/configuration
  • OS (Operating System - ie - Windows 7/8/8.1/10) installation/upgrade/configuration
  • Virus/malware recovery
  • PC building, upgrading, and repairing
  • Remote access
  • Printer setup
  • Laptops/notebooks/tablets/smartphones
  • Internet connection sharing (see Networking below)


Networking
If you have more than 1 computer that needs to use the same files or share a printer, then you need a network. Without a network, you'd need to use a very inefficient way of 'sharing' files such as emailing the file(s) back and forth between computers, or copying to a USB flash drive, or a CD or other removeable media. To share a printer without a network means you have to at best use an automatic-detecting A/B switch. At worst, you need to unplug the cable and plug in the computer you want to currently print from. Not cool.

A network would allow you to instantaneously share files or printers without having to perform any cumbersome copying first. A network can help your business keep your files organized by being able to share files across computers. It would also allow you to share printers. A network would also allow you to have a centralized backup system which is vital if you care about your data.

You might already have a network and not even realize it. Do you have a high-speed internet connection with more than one computer that can access the internet at a time? If you do, you've already got a network. Now it's that much easier to do a little more work and reap some of the benefits I mentioned above.

Here are some networking services I provide:
  • Cabling (voice/data) - installation/troubleshooting/repair
  • Cabling-related - installation of wall jacks, patchpanels, etc.
  • Routers/switches - installation/configuration/troubleshooting
  • File/printer sharing
  • Wireless
  • Servers (ie Windows Server) - installation/configuration/troubleshooting (see below)

What's a server? Do I need one?
There is no hard and fast way to give you an answer without knowing your specific situation and needs. So let me tell you the advantages of having a server rather than relying on peer-to-peer networking.

First, a server is meant to 'serve up' files, so while having a workstation keep files centrally on it is better than scattered across many, keeping them on a server is even better. Generally servers are more reliable and faster as they are made to do just that - serve.

Second, security is much easier to control. You also have much more granular control over security for files, printers and other software services.

Third, centralized backup is much easier. Your data is important, and having it all on one server means that backing up all your data can be done easier. Automatic backups can run in the middle of the night while you're sleeping and data is not being accessed.

Fourth, server software usually comes with extra software services such as a web server. With that, you can have your own intranet. See my web development page on the advantages of that.

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