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Nov
08

Technology Insider Newsletter- November 2013

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Technology Insider- November 2013

SPECIAL OFFERCLIENT SPOTLIGHTFEATURE ARTICLETECH TIPSMEET THE TEAMTECH OF THE MONTH

SPECIAL OFFER:

New PC for the New Year!50% OFF New PC Setups before December 31st, 2013! (Savings of $150 per PC!)

Did you know the average lifespan of a PC is just 3-4 years and a laptop is only 2-3 years? Chances are if you look around your office you will see at least a few machines past their prime.  There’s no better time than the present to replace those old slow machines.

Register with us before December 31st and you’ll receive:

  • New PC Setup for only $149 per machine- that’s a savings of $150!
  • Need to replace the whole office? Order 10 or more new PCs or laptops setups and we’ll knock it down to $119 per machine!

Our new PC or laptop setup includes:

  • Joining to your domain
  • Installation of 3rd party applications
  • Installation of Microsoft Office
  • Email setup for user
  • Setup shared locations and mapping of drives
  • Remote configuration of printers if requested
  • Installation of antivirus software

Offer is only good until December 31, 2013 Register today at: www.everonit.com/pc-offer/


CLIENT SPOTLIGHT:

Cle Hospitality


Everon Customer since July 2013
www.clehospitality.com
We’d like to introduce you to one of our valued customers, Cle Hospitality.  When asked to share a little bit about their company and their experience with Everon, here’s what they said…

Whether you visit the Avalon Lodge in Lake Tahoe or the Historian Inn in Carson ValleyCle Hospitality believes… you should be greeted and assisted by a staff that embraces value, honesty and hospitality. They strive to provide an environment of Casual Elegance, a feeling that should envelop you without an ounce of thought. An experience that is true to the surroundings and your life, which provides a luxurious and sincere comfort allowing you to enjoy your time with us. It is their passion to open our hotels to guests and to share their favorite regions and their activities with you. It is their passion to help guests learn and experience more. It is their passion to see you smile. It is our passion to greet you as a friend when you return. It is our passion to exceed your expectations.

“We are so glad we found Everon Technology! We are a small company with 3 locations, and +/- 12 employees. Prior, we hired local firms to assist with our IT, but we found they either did not understand how integral our IT systems are to our success; nor did they spend the time to understand them. Often they were mom and pop 1-2 man shows, arrived late, did not work evenings and weekends, and generally knew 1 way of doing things and tried to make us fit into it. We went through 5 firms and were never taken care of and often found our booking engines down. We reached out to Everon thinking they were too large for us, but they worked with us on everything we need both from a technology, scale, and financial level. We are appreciative of their expertise and great customer service and recommend them often.”- Deb, Cle Hospitality


FEATURE ARTICLE:

Still Using Windows XP?

By Curt Kelley, Everon Account Manager

Believe it or not Windows XP turned 12 years old this year. In the technology world where usually 5 years is ancient, this is a very long time. To put that in perspective, the first iPad came out only 3 years ago and the first iPhone was 6 years ago and both of those first generation devices feel incredibly outdated to most. While Windows XP has been a very solid operating system, its time is nearing an end and best planning be done now if most of business still uses it.  Here several reasons why:

  • Age: You haven’t been able to buy a Windows XP computer from the store in 3-4 years. Best practice is your business computers stick to a 3-5 year lifecycle. Chances are you are nearing the end its recommended lifecycle or well beyond it.
  • Warranty: Unless you signed up for an expensive warranty plan, most PCs don’t have warranties beyond 3 years so most likely your computer won’t be covered in the event of hardware failure (motherboard, hard drive, power supply, etc.). The chance of failure for these components increases with age.
  • 32Bit: You may have heard of 32 and 64bit before. The thing to take note is that your Windows XP computer is most likely 32bit which has limitations with today’s hardware. The most common is not allowing your PC to utilize more than 3.5GB of RAM. 4GB is recommended and considered standard for most new PCs.
  • Support: Microsoft is officially pulling the plug with Windows XP on 4/8/2014. This means no more security updates or help from Microsoft.
  • 3rd Party Software: While most major software still supports Windows XP, once Microsoft stops official support, chances are the software you run will too so new versions or updates won’t work.

There are two options: The first is Windows 7 which replaced Windows XP and Vista. This has proven itself to be a pretty popular choice that most businesses choose and recommended by most IT professionals. The second is Windows 8. This is more of drastic departure from previous operating systems. Since it’s fairly new, I would recommend holding off on this one right now. As always, it’s advised to consult with your IT department if you’re unsure on the best way to do a transition.


SMALL BUSINESS TECH TIPS:

Creating a Single Inbox for All Accounts in Outlook 2010

By: Forrest Garcia, Everon Project Engineer

There is no doubt that Outlook 2010 is great when it comes to managing multiple email accounts, but is lacking in the ability to create a single inbox folder for all your accounts. Let’s say you want to view all the emails you receive from all your different configured accounts including, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. There is not a single folder for receiving or monitoring all those emails. On the good side, hidden in the Rules ability, there is a feature to set up a single folder enabling the setup of one single folder for all your emails. Read the “How To” here.

Visit www.everonit.com/techtips/ for these other great tips as well:


MEET THE TEAM:

Alexander Straffin, Technical Account Manager

We would like to introduce Alex Straffin, Technical Account Manager for Everon IT Services. Alex has been working in technology for over 10 years. Starting as a help desk technician, Alex used his technical skills to become a Senior System Administrator at an engineering firm and now applies his knowledge and skills as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) for Everon IT Services. As a TAM, Alex’s role is vital to properly configuring and onboarding all of our new and existing clients, assessing their technology needs and making recommendations for improvement.

lex is originally from Northeast Vermont, and has lived in all the New England states, but has decided Boston has the best tech industry of them all. He is very passionate about technology and his favorite part of the job is the constantly changing environment. Alex thrives under pressure, and loves new and challenging issues. Alex is known for being able to diagnose problems in very complex systems; he uses this skill in all areas of his life. He finds it very rewarding when he can restore clients confidence in technology

Alex also has a passion for classic high performance automobiles and classic arcade machines. When he is not hard at work you can find him in the garage or an arcade. A future adventure for Alex would have to be skydiving; he plans on trying it out within the next year.


TECH OF THE MONTH:

Frank Lindsey

Congratulations to Frank Lindsey, our November Tech of the Month! Frank has been a technician for 30 years and a part of the Everon team for 6 months. After graduating college in 1985, Frank became a Systems Analyst and has been working in IT ever since. Frank specializes in Microsoft Office issues and is a whiz with Excel. Frank’s favorite thing about being in IT services is the new and unexpected problems that arise. Frank loves to troubleshoot issues and find out how and why things work. He loves working with people and finds it impossible to go without computers.

Frank grew up in Symar, California. He is a family man who loves cooking, playing poker and playing with his grandchildren. Being a ‘Jack of all trades’ Frank has worked with various centers to help tutor youth, has been on Wheel of Fortune, and is currently writing a novel. A future adventure Frank has dreamt about is camping in Alaska.

What our customers are saying about Frank…

“Frank was extremely helpful and gave great support. He never made me feel like my questions were a burden or were dumb. He also did not make me stay on the phone, just called me when he needed something- which was great because it didn’t pose a distraction from work.”-Brie

“I spoke with Frank today. Frank has been a HUGE help to me personally and to our company. Recently, we have been doing a major overhaul of our systems and improving organization. This has resulted in more IT questions/concerns/calls than usual and every time I call, Frank is always very helpful and pleasant on the phone. Even when I am calling him every day, Frank is still very professional and pleasant on the phone and listens to my questions/concerns with patience and fixes them right away! Great job Frank! IT issues are never a nice thing to have to deal with but after calling in, I always feel good about the experience.”-Lily



Cle hospitality offers exclusive, comfortable boutique hotels with unique amenities in desirable locations. The Avalon Lodge in South Lake Tahoe is just steps to all things fun – the Village, Gondola and beach.The Historian Inn is along the 395 corridor full of history, antiquing, and in the heart of the Carson Valley, Soaring and Birding capitals of the world.  A great local to visit Genoa, Virginia City, Bodie and more. Reserve your stay today:http://www.avalonlodge.com/andhttp://historianinn.com/

Advertise your business here for free! We love helping our clients spread the word through our newsletter. Contact marketing@everonit.comtoday to find out how you can feature your business here for FREE!

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Oct
26

Are you ready for adverse weather? Quick checklist to prepare your office for Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy, a category 1 hurricane is expected to make landfall on the East Coast this weekend.  We would like to make sure our clients in all areas of their country know how to keep their systems safe during adverse weather.
Here’s a list of things you can do in your office to prepare for major storms and outages:
Unplug all computer hardware and if necessary move to the middle of the room, if possible move critical equipment to a secure and windowless room.
Cover any terminal stations or printers with plastic bags.
o Before removing the bags after the storm make sure to touch something metal to eliminate any static electricity prior to touching the equipment.
Move any critical software, accessories, drives, etc. to a place where they will not get wet or damaged.
Always make sure you have your information backed up off-site in case of damage to your equipment.
Make sure you have an email continuity system in place so email communications can remain uninterrupted in the event of an outage
If you’d like help to make sure your data and email are safe and backed up off-site please contact us today at ecare@everonit.com.
To track Hurricane Sandy’s path click here.  To see more tips on how to prepare for a hurricane and flooding please click here.
Thank you and stay safe,
The Everon Team
1.888.244.1748
ecare@everonit.com

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Hurricane Sandy, a category 1 hurricane is expected to make landfall on the East Coast this weekend.  We would like to make sure our clients in all areas of their country know how to keep their systems safe during adverse weather.

Here’s a list of things you can do in your office to prepare for major storms and outages:

  • Unplug all computer hardware and if necessary move to the middle of the room, if possible move critical equipment to a secure and windowless room.
  • Cover any terminal stations or printers with plastic bags.
  • Before removing the bags after the storm make sure to touch something metal to eliminate any static electricity prior to touching the equipment.
  • Move any critical software, accessories, drives, etc. to a place where they will not get wet or damaged.
  • Always make sure you have your information backed up off-site in case of damage to your equipment.
  • Make sure you have an email continuity system in place so email communications can remain uninterrupted in the event of an outage.

If you’d like help to make sure your data and email are safe and backed up off-site please contact us today at ecare@everonit.com.

To track Hurricane Sandy’s path click here.  To see more tips on how to prepare for a hurricane and flooding please click here.

Thank you and stay safe,

The Everon Team

1.888.244.1748

ecare@everonit.com

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Oct
26

Windows 8 Released Today

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As you may have heard, today Windows released its newest operating system, Windows 8.  In the coming weeks we will be continuing to educate our clients on the pros, cons and changes associated with the new system through a series of emails, blog posts and a webinar.  As with any new operating system we strongly recommend holding off on purchasing the Windows 8 upgrades or new computers running Windows 8 for at least a few months until the software has had time to be tested in the small business workplace.

Some potential concerns of switching to a brand new operating system for a small business are:

  • Possible incompatibility with many business software packages critical to the operation of your business
  • Possible incompatibility with printers, scanners and other various hardware.
  • Radically different interface from older versions of Windows resulting in workflow disruption, additional training and user confusion.

Everon recommends the Windows 7 environment for all business PCs at the moment due to the tested stability and ease of functionality.

In the coming weeks keep your eyes peeled for further communication and invitations to an informative Windows 8 webinar to learn what you need to know about the new operating system.

If you have any specific concerns about Windows 8 and its impact to your business please feel free to contact your account manager today at 1.888.244.1748.

Thank you,

The Everon Team

1.888.244.1748

ecare@everonit.com

As you may have heard, today Windows released its newest operating system, Windows 8.  In the coming weeks we will be continuing to educate our clients on the pros, cons and changes associated with the new system through a series of emails, blog posts and a webinar.  As with any new operating system we strongly recommend holding off on purchasing the Windows 8 upgrades or new computers running Windows 8 for at least a few months until the software has had time to be tested in the small business workplace.
Some potential concerns of switching to a brand new operating system for a small business are:
Possible incompatibility with many business software packages critical to the operation of your business
Possible incompatibility with printers, scanners and other various hardware.
Radically different interface from older versions of Windows resulting in workflow disruption, additional training and user confusion.
Everon recommends the Windows 7 environment for all business PCs at the moment due to the tested stability and ease of functionality.
In the coming weeks keep your eyes peeled for further communication and invitations to an informative Windows 8 webinar to learn what you need to know about the new operating system.
If you have any specific concerns about Windows 8 and its impact to your business please feel free to contact your account manager today at 1.888.244.1748.
Thank you,
The Everon Team
1.888.244.1748
ecare@everonit.com

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Oct
18

Everon announces it’s NEW Total Data Protection Plan.

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Latest technology in data protection, backed by Everon’s award winning support, all with off-site storage included and flat rate pricing.

Do you backup your data?

You rely on your computer systems to perform many of your business needs, from creating sales quotes to provisioning orders and storing vital data. Your internal processes are built around these systems and you store your customer and financial data on these systems. Can your business survive if this data and these systems are not available?

Data loss can happen to anyone.

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The Solution: The Total Data Protection Plan™ from Everon

A completed backup and disaster recovery solution to make sure your critical data is safe and secure and accessible when you need it.  
Now with flat rate, affordable and predictable pricing and off-site storage included.

Your business data is too valuable to leave its safekeeping to chance. That’s why the team at Everon has created the only data protection plan that exclusively meets the needs of small businesses, and is backed by our commitment to Remarkable Service™.

The Everon Total Data Protection™ Plan (TDP) is made up of three distinct features that make this the most complete and reliable server data backup option available to your business:

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1.  Hassle-free Local Backup that gives you the fastest way to recover files

  • Data backed up as often as each 15 minutes to Total Data Protection unit located in your office
  • No unreliable tapes; instead backing up your data to redundant hard drives
  • All data and applications backed up – no need for Exchange, SQL, or open file agents
  • Full restoration of files fast TDP monitored 24/7 by Everon
  • Full 3 year warranty on the Total Data Protection Unit.

2.  Quick Recovery™ Business Continuity Capability

Quick Recovery Business Continuity Capability enables the highest possible levels of business continuity in the event of an emergency.  If one of your servers crash, the TDP can quickly be provisioned to temporarily “take over” in place of the failed server, with all of your applications, data, and settings available within moments vs. the 1 to 3 days typical recovery time from a tape backup system (assuming the data is actually even on the tape, and assuming you even have a functional server to restore to!)

3.  Disaster Recovery Capability

Disaster recovery capability allows us to re-create your entire data history in the event of a true disaster and eliminates the cost and hassle of off-site tape storage. Copies of your data are kept off-site at two SAS70 Type II secure data centers in the United States.  In the event of an emergency that disables or destroys your local back up, offsite copies of your data provides for quick business recovery.

TDP eliminates the cost and hassle of off-site tape storage.  In the event that anything happens to your physical server room, the Everon team can virtualize your Servers from the remote data centers over the cloud; providing complete disaster recovery for your business.

No data protection service is complete without these three features – don’t leave your business exposed to the risks of an incomplete data protection plan!

Why Everon for Total Data Protection™?

The only small business data protection plan backed by hands-on service from a leading SMB IT management team.

Everon’s Total Data Protection™ Plan is tailored precisely to fit the needs of your needs so businesses both large and small can all enjoy the benefits of the most comprehensive and secure data protection in the market at the price point that fits your budget.

Regular, systematic and verified backup of your company’s files is absolutely critical. Our automated backup process virtually eliminates human error and equipment failure. Coupled with off-site file protection, your data security is ensured even in the event of system failure or catastrophic loss. All data is kept in military grade bi coastal facilities (SAS 70 compliant). Whether you are backing up for compliance, disaster recover or archiving, your data is easily accessible and always available whenever and wherever you need it.

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Every TDP flat rate monthly plan includes:

  • Proactive monitoring of your backups 24/7 with free support from our dedicated backup engineer support team
  • Frequent Backups- as often as every 15 minutes
  • Off-site storage in Bi-Coastal Data Centers included in your monthly cost
  • 3 Year Hardware Warranty
  • No Recovery Fees
  • Unlimited Agent Licenses
  • Device Seeding
  • Account Management
  • Flexible Upgrade Policy
  • On-site storage device provides fast server virtualization capabilities in the event of server failure
  • Flat Rate pricing with Off-site storage included!

Technical Specifications:

  • Bare Metal Restore
  • Data Deduplication & Local Compression
  • Secure Linux Based OS
  • ZFS Snapshots
  • Message-Level Exchange Recovery
  • Granular SharePoint Recovery
  • Advanced File Level Restore
  • Instant Off-Site Virtualization
  • VMDK/VHD Export
  • Instant On-Site Virtualization
  • Screenshot virtualization of Backups

To learn more about our Total Data Protection or to watch an informative webinar on how our TDP can help your business click here or email us today at info@everonit.com.

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Aug
29

Special Webinar Event: Protect Your Data. Protect Your Business. Total Data Protection™ with Everon Technology.

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Protect Your Data. Protect Your Business.
Total Data Protection™ with Everon Technology.

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Did you know…?

  • 70% of businesses who suffer a serious data loss are out of business within 2 years!
  • The average small business experiences an average of 6 outages a year.

lockCan your business afford costly downtime?
Your business data is too valuable to leave its safekeeping to chance. That’s why the team at Everon has created the only data protection plan that exclusively meets the needs of small businesses, and is backed by our commitment to Remarkable Service™.

Join us for an informative webinar to learn how to protect your business from both everyday and catastrophic loss of data. We’ll cover…

  • Why small businesses should have a disaster recovery and data protection plan
  • 3 key features every data protection strategy should have
  • How to protect your business against natural disasters, hardware failure, and human error.

Register today at: www.everonitsupport.com/tdpwebinar

Protect Your Data. Protect Your Business.
Total Data Protection™ with Everon Technology

Speaker: Chris Mackin
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
1:00 P.M. EDT

Reserve your spot today and receive a valuable offer worth up to $2000!!

Mackin headshotJoin Chris Mackin, Everon’s Director of Sales for this informative webinar. Chris has been with Everon since the company was founded in 2003. With over 15 years of telecom, data security and small business technology expertise Chris is an expert in helping small to medium size businesses select and implement the right IT solutions to increase productivity and protect their most important asset– their data!

Thank you,

Everon Technology Services

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