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Professional IT Support for the Self-Employed and Small Businesses
When you work for yourself or run a small business you don't want IT to get in the way. It should be there to support your business and help you be more productive. If you are in Maidenhead, Windsor and Marlow then give us a call to see how we can help.
What a Professional IT Setup Looks Like
When you work for yourself or run a small business you need and IT setup that enables you to get stuff done! I like to break down the setup into the following categories:
A computer that meets your needs
If you are just using a computer to browse the internet, send emails and use applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook then the specification will be very different from someone who using design programs such as AutoCAD or Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. I can ensure that the specification meets your needs and stays within your budget.
A stable computer
The last thing anyone wants is a computer that keeps crashing or hanging. A regular checkup of your computer can ensure that it continues to work as you expect.
Every business, however large or small, needs to have a website. The first step is to buy a domain name, which we can help you buy. Once you have a domain name we can help with designing a website. We build all our websites using WordPress. Learn more about our web design services.
A professional email address
What creates a better image - an email from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com? We can setup as many email accounts as you need for your business. We recommend that you use Microsoft Online Exchange as it provides reliable email along with contacts and calendar synchronisation across all your devices. Learn more about it here.
Making sure everything is backed up
No one likes disasters but it's important that we plan for the worst. It's why we have insurance on our homes. Insurance on computers is best delivered by making sure that all your personal files and documents are fully backed up. There are various options for backing up but our preferred option is the cloud and using a service such as OneDrive. This way, even if you lose your computer or it completely dies all your files are still safe. Learn more about our backup services.
We are all aware of the continuous rise in online threats from viruses and ransomware. A good internet security product is your first line of defence and we can make sure that you choose one that is right for your needs. Learn more about protecting your computer.
The paperless office never did arrive and probably never will. On this basis we recommend that you buy a laser printer and forget those inkjet printers. Even if you don't intend to print much there are many advantages of a laser printer, including better quality finish and cheaper printing. Read our blog post for details.
If you need help with your IT then please get in contact with us to see how we can help.
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