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March 2nd, 2010 by admin | 1 Comment | Filed in Small Business Computer Repair Services

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Geek ABC certified computer professionals provide small business computer support and small business network support.  We plan, design, maintain and manage small business networks as well as offering computer support and services to small businesses.  Our team of experienced corporate level professionals understands that the #1 priority for small businesses is operating within their budget.  Geek ABC offers several different levels of small business computer support and small business network support packages for every small business budget. Medium Business Support & Solutions
 

Geek ABC Small Business Computer Support and Services Coverage Area

 
Geek ABC offers small business computer support and solutions to small business customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and beyond. We serve small business customers and clients in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC. Geek ABC offers over-the-phone support and Remote Desktop support to small businesses all 50 US States.
 

Small Business Network Essentials

 
All businesses whether they are large corporate businesses or small businesses must have these business critical elements incorporated into their networks.
 

Small Business Computer Security and Network Security

 
Every business network no matter what size it is should have a hardware security firewall.  A security firewall is designed to protect individual business computers as well as any small business servers you may have.  Protect your small business computers and network before a hacker has already stolen mission critical business data.  Geek ABC unfortunately receives a large amount of calls from small businesses that have already been hacked.  These small businesses either never installed a hardware security firewall or the hardware security firewall was never configured correctly.  Geek ABC offers small business security firewall solutions and services to fit every small business budget.
 

Small Business Computer Encryption Software Solutions

 
Another even more secure level of security protection for small business computers is to install encryption software on individual computers and laptops.  If your small business computer or laptop is stolen the data cannot be retrieved from the hard drive without using a valid username and password or using the encryption software master password.  There is absolutely no way the data can ever be retrieved from the stolen computer or laptop’s hard drive.  Without encryption software installed on a computer it only takes minutes to remove the hard drive and “slave” it to another computer and copy the entire contents of that stolen hard drive.  With encryption software installed “slaving” the hard drive to another computer will not allow someone to access the encrypted data on the stolen hard drive.  Geek ABC offers small business encryption software solutions and services to fit every small business budget.
 

Small Business Computer Wireless Access Security Solutions

 
Small business wireless access is less secure than wired networks for the obvious reason that someone does not need to be physically connected to your small business network in order to gain access to your network.  The best wireless access security means choosing an appropriate wireless access hardware device for your small business and also configuring that wireless access device correctly. Geek ABC offers small business wireless access solutions and services to fit every small business budget.
 

Small Business Computer Anti-virus Solutions

 
Small businesses that are using servers should have Anti-virus software installed on their servers.  Small businesses that are not using servers should have Anti-virus software installed on all computers and laptops.  Computer viruses can do much more damage than just causing a single computer to crash or several computers to crash.  Computer viruses are actually software programs that are designed to perform whatever tasks they were written to perform.  Some of the more dangerous computer virus programs are designed to steal business critical data and others are designed to take your entire small business network down.  Whatever type of small business network your business is using, Anti-virus software protection is absolutely business critical.  Geek ABC offers small business Anti-virus solutions and services to fit every small business budget.
 

Small Business Computer Data Backup and Recovery Solutions

 
Small businesses should be performing regular data backup on business critical small business computers and laptops as well as servers, if small business servers are being used.  One of the most important aspects of performing regular data backups is to routinely checking your data backups to ensure that data can be restored from those backups.  Unfortunately we receive a fairly high number of calls from small businesses that have lost business critical data and those businesses were either not performing regular data backups or the data backups were not routinely checked for successful data recovery.  Geek ABC offers small business data backup solutions and services to fit every small business budget.
 

Small Business Computer Messaging Solutions

 
Small businesses that are using hosting messaging solutions can control spam and email virus filtering at the hosting level.  For small businesses with internal servers, email message filtering is configured and controlled internally at the server level.  Spammers unfortunately make the job of filtering out legitimate emails from spam emails very difficult.  Configuring messaging filters that are too restrictive may cause legitimate emails to flagged as spam.  Geek ABC offers small business messaging solutions and services to fit every small business budget.
 

Small Business Computer Disaster Recovery Planning

 
Every business no matter how large or small should have a well designed disaster recovery plan in place in case of natural disasters and man-made disasters.  The statistical data on businesses that have failed due to not implementing a well designed disaster recovery plan are pretty scary.  43% of companies that had a major loss of business data never reopen, 51% of those companies close within two years, and only 6% of those companies survive long term. As you can see the results of a poor disaster recovery plan typically result in a failed business.  A well designed disaster recovery plan should have preventative, detective and corrective measures in place that will ensure the ongoing survival of your business.  The two most important disaster recovery planning elements are computer data recovery and computer data security.  Geek ABC offers small business data recovery planning solutions and services to fit every small business budget.
 

Do I Need a Server For My Small Business Network?

 
The #1 question we are asked by small business clients is “Do I need a server for my small business network”?  Every small business is unique in the type and level of network technology that is the best solution for their IT needs.  Most small businesses have a very tight operating budget and cannot afford to spend large amounts of money on expensive infrastructure technology and most do not need to do so.  In general what we have found from experience is that the size and cost effectiveness of the current small business network demands are the determining factors on whether or not a small business server should be implemented.  If your small business only has a few employees it would probably not be cost effective to implement a small business server.  What is important to assess is the amount of time any small business is spending on maintaining and managing their network. Small business servers offer the most important benefit of having centralized data storage, which makes data backup and data security much quicker and much more secure.  Small business servers have come way down in price in the last 5 or so years and are now much more affordable to small businesses.  If you are basing your decision to implement a small business server for peace of mind and security over cost then the extra added cost of implementing a small business server for a very small number of employees may be your best option.  Geek ABC offers small business server assessments, solutions and services to fit every small business budget.

The Geek ABC knowledge base ranges from seasoned professional Help Desk Technicians to seasoned professional corporate level Network Engineers. Make the smart choice and choose a top notch customer service oriented Geek ABC professional. Our customer and client onsite small business computer support service range is Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC.  Geek ABC offers free over-the-phone support and Remote Desktop support to all 50 US States.

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