Sunday, December 28, 2008

Great discounts to start the new year!

Internet Solver is offering a set of bundled services to help get your new year started off right.

Home users can get one telephone line with up to 3 Megabit Premier DSL as low as $45 per month. View more details on this package.

For your business we have four telephone lines and Internet access starting at only $150 per month. View more details on this package.

More information on the components of these bundles are available on our web site. They include

Friday, December 19, 2008

What makes Internet Solver different

This unassuming box is one of the many things that separates Internet Solver from other Internet providers. It contains the equipment necessary to provide our Metro Ethernet and Extended Area DSL service to another business park. This one brings the total to three areas served with another one on the way within a month.

Contact us today to see if your area is covered for our service or to request DSL to be brought to your area.

Free QuickBooks 2009

If you've been holding out on getting a new version of Quickbooks then Monday December 22nd might be the day you've been waiting for. We learned that Staples will be doing a promotion giving you $199 in rebates and discounts on the $199 software. If you're still using an older version and want to get current Monday would be a great day to do so!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Controlling your IT spending

Keeping expenses under control is good business, especially with the uncertain economy. One of the few expenses in most business that isn't fixed or dependent on the amount of sales is the cost of keeping your computers and network running. Being able to budget a fixed amount every month for your IT spending would help provide consistency and let you know what you will spend every month to keep things moving smoothly.

Internet Solver now offers our Complete Support System to let you control your costs as well as improve the service you receive. Maintenance that gets deferred too often will happen on a schedule as well as automated backups and software updates.

Included with the package are Antivirus and Antispyware software to spot and eliminate potential problems before they become a disruption for you and your staff.

The nightly backups are used in case of a hard drive failure to quickly get you back in action. The day of waiting while software is reinstalled and updates are applied is reduced to 15 minutes for the drive to be replaced and the known-good backup is put back onto the computer.

As part of the included Vendor Management we will isolate the problem and either correct it ourselves or determine the correct vendor instead of forcing you to go through a frustrating finger-pointing exercise.

You can save even more by consolidating your Internet and Telephone services with Internet Solver also and have a single provider to work with for all of your computing and communications needs. Contact us today for more information!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Digital Voice Telephone Service Features

Our Digital Voice Telephone Service has all of the basic features you would expect plus a few that make using the telephone easier.

Making and coordinating conference calls on a traditional telephone system can be an exercise in patience. Imagine if you could type or drag the numbers onscreen and start your call with the click of a button! The contacts can come from your person address book, the company shared address book, or typed in on the fly.

Companies that have an on-call rotation or need to route calls differently based on the time of day don't have a lot of automated options. Our Digital Voice Telephone Service can let you route calls based on the time of day and the day of week with no manual intervention required.

I think one of the best features of this service is that there's no upfront cost required and can be available to employees no matter where their office is located.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Staying productive on the go

I spend a lot of my day out of the office and have been working on ways to stay more productive while I'm not at my desk.

A good cell phone is a must. Don't ask me which one that is, I've been selecting irritating telephones for the last 10 years. The last one I had that worked consistently great was my StarTac. I'm on a RAZR now and it's passable. It's a good indication how busy my day was if I need to recharge before I get home at night. I keep a car charger plugged in all the time and also have the proper drivers installed on my desktop and laptop so I can use a micro-USB cable to charge the phone.

I've experimented with a handful of headsets but none of them fit me very well. I'm not a slave to fashion but they all look pretty ridiculous also. I wouldn't mind trying out these Oakley combination sunglasses/headsets though.

My current laptop is a Dell Latitude D630 with the extended life battery, built-in 802.11 wireless, bluetooth, and built-in Dell Wireless Mobile Broadband.

My favorite two things about this machine are having a battery that can go and entire work day without dying and the flexibility to get email or Internet access practically anywhere with the Mobile Broadband card.

While you are out and about you'll probably want to get online at some point. With the proliferation of free and paid 802.11 access points you are seldom very far from Internet access. The cellular network is always an option, between bluetooth tethering, USB tethering, or a built-in cellular modem.

If you need to access data at the office while you are out there's a couple good options. I use a combination of VPN access to copy files and get to our databases and Remote Desktop to operate my desktop computer when I need to access specialized applications that are only available at the office.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New services from Internet Solver

One of the complaints that we hear about our Digital Voice telephone service is that it doesn't work when the power is out. We have been listening and have a solution!

We have installed equipment in the telephone office at 42nd Street & Kingman Boulevard in Des Moines to provide our Digital Voice telephone service as well as high-speed Internet over the same line with no need for a battery backup in your home.

This gives you the best of both worlds -- the features of our Digital Voice telephone service with the reliability of a landline telephone. We will be rolling this advance out to the other areas we serve in the future.