At LA Computer Consulting, we are dedicated to helping you with all of your technology-related needs.
Our experts perform on-site computer service, upgrades and new system installations. We offer name brand products as well as well-known & tested products assembled by out technicians from name brand components. Our experts can look at how you will be using your computer and recommend proper components to take advantage of the best price/performance curve. In many cases a fairly low-cost upgrade can improve your system’s performance dramatically. Other systems will show their cost savings over the long haul in reliability and time savings. Don’t wait for your system to crash, let us come to you and keep your office running at peak efficiency.
We provide a multi-layer approach starting at the router with latest firewall technologies and end up on the workstation with anti-virus and anti-spyware software. For an even higher level of protection, a security appliance can be installed. In addition to filtering all internet traffic, this appliance can restrict access to undesirable websites by employees. If a malware threat has already penetrated the network, we can stop its proliferation by isolating contaminated workstations or servers and, after thoroughly disinfecting the computer(s), run tests to ensure that there are no threats remaining to the system before monitoring to ensure that none return.
We are an industry leader in Web site design, development, hosting, and marketing—essentially a one-stop shop for anyone looking to succeed in their online endeavors. In all our web projects we integrate an easy-to-navigate design, a pleasing look and feel, and programming that complies with search engine indexing technology. Whether you need us to design a website from scratch or just revamp and aging design that you already have, we will consult you on the best way to achieve the goals you set for your website. After designing the website, we can help you get the word out with everything from Google Adwords to social media marketing.
Just like how cars need oil changes, computers need to be checked on to keep their “engines” functioning. Just like cars, without regular checkups, systems that get regular use will slow down and eventually cost much more to repair than if regular maintenance procedures are performed at least once per month. We offer a number of maintenance plans (see “Complete Care Program” below), or we can also customize a plan that will work best for your company. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to come out and recommend the best solution to keep your office running at peak efficiency.
Our experts can assess your computer needs and whether it is the latest, greatest video card or an older version of Windows, we can make it happen for you. We take the best parts and put them together to create a system that is specially built to cater to your individual needs. After building your computer, we will install software to ensure that you get the most out of your computer including Microsoft Office and Kaspersky Internet Security. Let our professionals custom-design a computer for you today and never settle for anything less than exactly what you need.
Whether we custom-built your computer or you simply want a different version of Windows on your existing system, we can set you up with a Windows-operated computer. From Windows XP to Windows 8, we can install the operating system that will fit your needs and preferences. Don’t worry about your data leaving with your old operating system, either, because we can preserve and transfer all of your files onto your new desktop. Don’t settle for a system that isn’t perfect for you, let us install the best version of Windows for you.
Cat 5/e6 Fiber Cabling
We are structured wiring specialists. Structured wiring not only provides you with clean, easy access to your wiring backbone, but it provides a scalable infrastructure that anticipates and prepares for future technology developments. Whether you need to add a couple of data lines to already existing office, or you need us to design and install hundreds or even thousands of data and/or phone lines, we have the experience and know-how to make sure that your project goes smoothly, on time and on budget. We don’t consider the job finished until 100% testing has been completed, all cables are neatly tied and labeled, and the patch panels have been neatly patched in to switches. Our other divisions can provide you with seamless networking support, which sets us apart from most other cabling companies that may be specialists in cabling but leave the network support to others.
Email Setup/PDA Connectivity
Whether you need us to configure a simple @att.net or @earthlink.net email address in your MS Outlook or you need an email server setup on premises, we can help you stay in touch with the world. After understanding your needs we can advise you on which solution would be the most effective way for your company to keep employees connected. Some of the simpler solutions don’t require a monthly payment – such as Google Mail or Hotmail. For companies on a budget, we can set you up with Kerio Email Server. But if you find that your company is ready for the next step, we can set up the most complete email solution available: Microsoft’s Exchange 2007. As today’s road warriors spend more time outside the office, mobile devices play an important role in keeping everyone connected. With “Push Mail” technology, email messages are forwarded seamlessly to your PDA as soon as they arrive on the server.
Network Setup & Maintenance
Whether we plug in a router or design a new network system, you can be sure we are able to deliver the most robust, dependable, and bug-free network. If you already have a network and would like to augment it or if you are having issues with it, we have qualified personnel who can track the reasons for your network’s trouble and repair it. Whether it is intermittent connection, spyware filling up your network bandwidth with spam, or just about any other issue, our consultants are highly trained professionals with experience on Microsoft, Cisco, Juniper, SonicWall, and many other types of networking equipment and servers. We always pay special attention to security with a proactive approach in order to develop intelligent, self-defending networks that eliminate most risks. Our solutions emphasize knowledge transfer and features that allow IT organizations to successfully monitor and manage their security.
Data is your company’s most valuable intellectual property. As the quantity of data that your company keeps on its computers and/or servers grows, so does the potential for a catastrophic loss. Sooner or later every storage media will fail, but we can make sure that if you lose your data, you will not lose your business. From individual workstation backup to advanced multi-server farms that need backups, we have the solution. Today, no backup strategy is complete without off-site backup. We have plans that in addition to setting up remote hosting location in another state, include periodic testing of data to make sure that what you are backing up will really work in case of catastrophic hard drive failure or other disasters.
Whether a virus wiped out your hard drive or your computer is refusing to recognize your RAID array, we can help. We have developed proven methods to be able to restore data that has been deleted, reformatted, lost due to a malfunction of the hard drive, or lost during a natural (or unnatural) disaster. Something as common as a bad sector on a hard drive can keep your PowerPoint presentation that you labored over for days, from opening. We also work with attorneys in cases where forensic data recovery is needed. Whether it is one computer or dozens, we have the expertise and the manpower to be able to accommodate almost any request in a timely manner.
Disasters can take many shapes but one thing is usually true: its not a matter of if but a matter of when and usually that when happens at the worst possible time. Whether it is just a simple hard drive failure or something as devastating as a fire, by having a tested recovery plan, you can not only save time and money, but sometimes a business itself. Although there usually is not a one-solution-fits-all approach, our experience allows you to rely on tried and tested methods that have been customized to your needs. Whether it is a clustered environment for your servers, an offsite backup, or a simple RAID 1 solution, we can work with you and your budget to minimize the risks.
Complete Care Program
It has been our experience that a properly maintained computer will work indefinitely without major problems. And if problems arise, usually it is possible to predict them in time to take countermeasures and assure continuous operation to minimize or eliminate loss of productivity due to a computer malfunction. This becomes especially important with servers, where even 1 hour of downtime can mean hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of lost revenue. It is therefore possible for us to “put our money where our mouth is” and guarantee that if you allow us to maintain each one of your computers for 1 hour per month and your servers for 2 hours per month, we will not bill you ANY additional time in case your computers or servers stop working*. That means that you can set up a simple, relatively small budget for all your I.T. labor expenses based on the number of computers and servers that are in your organization. We’ll guarantee that you will not go over your budget no matter how many hours it takes us to fix whatever is wrong. We’ll also maintain the rest of your infrastructure such as printers, wireless routers, etc. at no additional cost.
- Platinum Package: Fee based strictly on the number of units we maintain. If there are unforeseen repairs there are no additional labor charges.
- Gold Package: Fee based on number of units but with lower maintenance co-efficient than Platinum Plan. All maintenance and repairs are done, but when the upper limit of hours is reached its possible to accrue additional charges. Usually the cost is 50% of the Platinum Package.
- Silver Package: Fee based on set number of hours per month. Significant discount is applied to the regularly hourly rates. If any additional hours are required, they are also billed at the discounted rate.
Give us a call and find out how much money you can save every month with our “Complete Care” Program!
*Exceptions: Cisco routers, deliberate attempts to sabotage the system. In case of hardware failure software installation only is covered. Hardware costs are not included.