Installation of Computer Systems
- I work
with several computer system vendors in the area as well as reputable online
resellers to ensure that my clients get the best system for the lowest price.
Systems are evaluated and ordered according to your needs, whether it's a
network server, a workstation, or a multimedia computer. I'm aware of the
latest offerings in computer technology, and order systems using only name
brand parts. The advantage to that, in addition to better performance, is
that your system will be more easily upgradeable in the future.
- All systems
are installed on site at your business or home office, and is customized to
your needs. All components are checked and all connections are tested. Your
computer system is up and running, and you've never left your office.
- You may
want to upgrade your computer's memory, hard disk, or video system to take
advantage of the latest software. Often, the newest versions of software require
more memory, or a faster processor, or perhaps a larger hard drive. This is
especially true of customized software, such as construction management software,
accounting and tax programs, & custom databases. CompuTune can upgrade any
part of your computer, from a sound card to a DVD drive to a faster
motherboard/CPU. All upgrades are done at your place of business, and in timely
fashion. Software upgrades often can be done by clients themselves, but I
frequently help upgrade major software packages, and make sure that the old
versions are removed properly.
- Computune specializes
in the installation and maintenance of small office networking using
Microsoft Small Business Server 2003. In a professional office/home office environment, networking
computers is an effective and inexpensive way to share resources and communicate
with others. With a Small Business 2003 network, resources such as printers, hard drives,
files, and an internet connection can be shared with other users on the network.
- Remote access to your
server and office is also a great benefit of Small Business Server 2003.
From anywhere in the world, with an internet connected computer, you can
access your email & work on your desktop as if you were physically in your
office. All your documents and emails are saved on your server. No need to
synchronize your data when you return to your office.
- Ongoing maintenance of
the network includes adding new computers, reconfiguring a workstation for
new office personnel, and setting up shared resources. With a network, all
users can share a fast printer, eliminating the need for a printer for each
computer. Files can be sent to and retrieved from other computers instantly.
- Backups at regular
internals keep your data safe, and give you peace of mind. With Small
Business Server 2003, your backups will automatically include all your
users' documents, all your email, and any other user-created files and
folders. Backups can be done on inexpensive external hard drives, which can
then be placed in a firesafe or taken offsite for protection in case of fire
or theft. Re-building the network after a catastrophic fire or theft is just
a matter of replacing the hardware and restoring the data from the backup,
usually within a couple of days.
Are you ready to purchase
a new computer system, upgrade an existing computer, or dive into the world
of portable computing? I can help you with your decision by providing reviews,
evaluations, and opinions, based on personal experience and extensive research,
of what to look for in shopping for computer hardware and software. Your options
are numerous, and computer ads often don't fully explain what you get for your
money. I do my best to de-mystify technological jargon, and help you make a
more fully informed decision.
- The difference between
buying a computer from a local "clone" shop and shopping at a national
- Why you should avoid
pre-loaded applications on a new computer.
- What to look for in a
- Why you won't really
get 56k access from a 56k modem.
- The many choices in screen
technology, including a monitor you can hang on your wall.
- Scanners, sheet-fed vs.
flatbed vs. handheld.
- When to consider an inkjet
printer instead of a laserjet, and the difference between that $50 model and
the $400 printer.
- Buying more inexpensive
RAM may double the effective speed of your existing computer.
- How and when to backup
your hard disk, and to what media.
Internet Connections and Applications
- An Internet connection
has become an essential business tool. You may enjoy the benefits of using
email to maintain contact with your clients and customers. The Internet makes
it easy and convenient to make business travel reservations, keep up with
business and industry news, and get information from your vendors and clients'
websites. With a website of your own, you can have your presence on the Web
for your customers.
- There are several ways
to connect, whether it's dialing up over a modem, DSL, or Cable. Each has
its benefit, and your location determines which choice you have, if any. I
can explain the difference between these services, the cost, speed, and availability.