Thursday, December 1, 2011

Internet Solver December Updates

Happy Holidays from the Internet Solver staff!

Welcome to the December 2011 issue of the Internet Solver newsletter. Please join us for our annual Business After Hours event next week. We look forward to supporting your business with all its IT needs in 2012!

Regional Business After Hours Event
Join us for our annual Business After Hours event on Thursday December 15th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The event will be held at our office at 11308 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale, IA. Network with members from affiliate chambers while enjoying music, food, drinks and prizes! Win an iPad 2 or iPod Touch!

To attend please register by Monday, December 12th at http://www.uniquelyurbandale.com/.

We look forward to sharing an evening with you!

Business Record recognizes Internet Solver
We were very excited to be recognized for another year by the Business Record in their annual Best Of Awards...

- Internet Solver was selected as the "Best Telecommunication Equipment Dealer!"
- Internet Solver was selected as runner up for "Best Computer Consulting Company!"
- Internet Solver was selected as running up for "Best Internet Service Provider!"

We look forward to providing our customers with another great year of service in 2012!

Get a Free Year of ESET Anti-virus Business Edition
During December, receive a free year of ESET NOD32 Anti-virus Business Edition and ESET Smart Security Business Edition when you purchase two years of 25 seats or more. ESET offers fast scanning speeds, light resource utilization, cross-platform manageability and an easy-to-use management console. You can upgrade all of your machines' anti-virus needs by contacting us today.

For more information on our services, please contact us.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Internet Solver November Update

Welcome to the November 2011 issue of the Internet Solver newsletter. Learn about the importance of anti-virus protection and how necessary updates can save you time and money down the road.

Never Immune to Malware... Protect Your Business
Malware continues to target many different types of operating systems. In the past, anti-virus firms have said that they see an average of 50,000 new viruses/spyware/malware samples every day. Anti-virus vendors have to sort these samples and catalog them to their signature database. Until you receive that signature database, your anti-virus may not detect one, a few, or any of these output viruses. Many cyber criminals are now testing their viruses against anti-virus heuristic engines.

So although anti-virus software shouldn't be your only line of defense, it is very important to keep your subscriptions and anti-virus updates current. This is true no matter what type of operating system you use. Many have suggested in the past that Apple users are more immune to threats and do not need anti-virus protection. There are viruses floating around that can cripple Xprotect, the malware protection built into Mac OS X. Now is the time to start adding anti-virus protection to all your different operating systems.

Internet Solver provides flexible, affordable packages that cover maintenance, support and the installation of anti-virus software to protect your IT environment. Plan ahead and ask us about necessary anti-virus upgrades today. Remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Get a Free Year of ESET Anti-virus Business Edition
During November, receive a free year of ESET NOD32 Anti-virus Business Edition and ESET Smart Security Business Edition when you purchase two years of 25 seats or more. ESET offers fast scanning speeds, light resource utilization, cross-platform manageability and an easy-to-use management console. You can upgrade all of your machines' anti-virus needs by contacting us today!

For more information on our services, please contact us.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Internet Solver October Updates

Welcome to the October 2011 issue of the Internet Solver newsletter. Learn about the importance of making necessary software updates and how we can assist you in the process.

Stay on Track With Software Upgrades
Software licensing rules can seem quite unfair. Many small business owners wonder why they should purchase more copies of software when they can simply use one for all their machines. With older software, you could probably get away with this. But with today's ultra-sophisticated software, it's simply a losing bet.

Some software companies are cracking down so hard that when you download updates, it alerts them when the software has been used more than once. A company can disable your software completely at just the click of a mouse. Even worse, you could end up facing fines of upwards of $100,000 from the Business Software Alliance. Keep your software licenses up to date and you will never find yourself in this situation.

Internet Solver provides flexible, affordable packages that cover maintenance, support and the overall health of your IT environment. Plan ahead, spend wisely and ask us about necessary software upgrades today. The money you spend in the short run may feel like an incredible investment at the time, but will pay off in the end.

Save Half on Microsoft Subscription Upgrades
During October, save 50% off the first year of Microsoft Open Value Subscriptions on Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Windows 7. If you're tired of piecemeal -- some computers running one version, and other's running another -- this is the promotion for you! You can upgrade all of your machines with lower up-front costs and the ability to increase-or-decrease your license count on an annual basis.

For more information on our services, please contact us.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Internet Solver September Updates

Welcome to the September 2011 issue of the Internet Solver Newsletter. Learn about the importance of updating your hardware and how we can assist you in the process.

Increase Productivity with Modern Hardware
That three-year-old PC your receptionist is using probably won’t bring your business to a screeching halt when it dies. But when the five-year-old server in the closet behind her desk does, it can cripple your entire company. All technology has a set lifecycle. Manufacturers call this life cycle MTBF, or mean time between failures.

Servers and PC hardware, in general, have a life span of about 3-5 years. This life span depends on how much this equipment is used – and whether employees would be more productive with modern hardware. There are also tax and accounting benefits for IT asset management. If you don’t have scheduled lifecycles, you should start now.

And when you replace your six year old workstation, don't forget to go with dual monitors!

A significant number of research products have clearly demonstrated that additional screen real estate -- in the form of multiple displays, larger displays, or both -- improves productivity. Microsoft studies showed up to a 50% productivity improvement, research firm Pfeiffer Group achieved 65% with MCAD users and the University of Utah found real world document editing and emailing improved between 6% and 33%. Additional benefits include lower error and printer utilization rates. With these numbers, it costs your business more NOT to go with dual monitors!

Think ThinkPad
Lenovo's new splice battery allows for up to 30 hours of battery life! Contact us today and see why more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies use indestructible Lenovo ThinkPads.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Internet Solver August Updates

Welcome to the August 2011 issue of the Internet Solver Newsletter. Learn about the importance of testing your backup systems and how our complete support can help in the process.

Test Your Backups
When did you last test your backups? Many small business owners believe that having a backup system, or having a tape pop out every day, means their data is protected. This is a dangerous assumption! Backup is always the first thing we look at, and usually fix, with new clients.

In our experience, over half of companies are not successfully backing up all of the data that they think they are. According to analysts at Gartner, 43% of companies who suffer large scale data loss close their doors and never re-open. So consider this a call to test your backups. Because backup maintenance is a lot like changing the oil in your car: sure, you don't have to do it, but sooner or later you'll be left stranded.

Think Complete Support
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." - Ben Franklin

Our Complete Support service provides system monitoring, maintenance, and management of all of your IT systems in a fixed-price package. This proactive approach saves you time and money and ensures you’ll never again face an IT catastrophe! Ask about it during the month of August and receive a free, no obligation, network audit… including a backup test.


For more information on our services, please contact us.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Internet Solver July Updates

Welcome to the July 2011 issue of the Internet Solver Newsletter...

Learn about data security and save on upgrading your old firewall. Have a happy and safe holiday!

Security is Worth the Cost
Take your security seriously. Many small businesses find it inconceivable that someone would target their business or try to steal their valuable data. Unfortunately, this is furthest from the truth. Security has become the number one issue for IT environments in the past few years, thanks to online scams, vulnerability in software and networks using improper architecture.

As IT experts, we've come across small business systems that are so vulnerable that their accounting data is readily available on the Internet. Other systems have no anti-virus software or no malware protection, but plenty of insidious spyware working overtime, capturing everything from billing information to email passwords to bank accounts.

At one small business, we saw criminals use open ports to hack into security camera footage -- to plan a robbery. Spam, malware and viruses pave the way for a devastating security breach. Don’t let it happen to you.

Stop Viruses in Their Tracks
Upgrade your old firewall to a Next Generation firewall today and stop viruses in their tracks! Purchase a Fortigate firewall in the month of July and receive free setup and install -- contact Internet Solver today!

For more information on our services, please contact us.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Internet Solver June Updates

Welcome to the June 2011 issue of the Internet Solver Newsletter...
Read about upcoming learning opportunites, our complete support service and ways your small business can save on network spending!

Internet Solver Learning Opportunities:
Lunch and Learn: Cloud Computing
Tuesday, June 7th (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) at Imaging Technologies
To register contact Pat Pithan at (515) 251-1501 or
ppithan@imagingtech.net.
- Learn what the term cloud computing means and how it can save your business time spent on IT.

Techno Tuesday
Tuesday, June 21st (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.) at the Urbandale Chamber
For more information and to register for this event please
click here.
- Learn how to take advantage of new technology available to help grow your business.

Think Complete Support
How much time and money are you and your employees losing to technology problems?

Internet Solver can eliminate this waste of resources with our Complete Support service. Every portion of our Complete Support was designed to increase your productivity and efficiency. Have the convenience of a single provider to work with for all of your office's IT needs.

With two levels to choose from including different features you can tailor our complete support to meet your business needs. Our remote monitoring alerts us of problems with your network, frequently before you notice the problem yourself! We can often perform the repairs while you are on the phone with us instead of waiting for a technician to drive to your location. All of these services available can be combined in a fixed-price package. Click here to learn more about the services covered with complete support.

Receive up to $2000 Cash Back With Cisco Networking
Upgrade your business network and get cash back on your trade in when you purchase select Cisco products. Click here (PDF) to learn more about this limited time program!

For more information on our services, please contact us.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Internet Solver acquires SimplicIT

Urbandale, IA, March 1st, 2011-- Internet Solver, Inc a provider of fully-managed computer environments, internet and voice to small and medium-sized businesses in Central Iowa, is announcing the acquisition of the assets of SimplicIT, a managed services provider and IT consulting firm based in West Des Moines.

SimplicIT, formerly Meyer Technology Group, was founded in April of 2007 to meet the needs of companies that do not have the resources, expertise or desire to proactively manage their own IT resources. They have received commendations for their performance and editorial recognition in local and national publications. Their clients range from local companies with a few employees to national organizations with employees in the thousands. In addition to their Total Assurance offering, SimplicIT is known for their Network Health Score IT auditing and IT security focus.

"The inclusion of SimplicIT into the Internet Solver family furthers our goal of making technology simple, effective, and complete" said Dave Weis, founder and President of Internet Solver.

Internet Solver, in addition to its all encompassing Complete Support solution, provides strategic IT consulting, internet service, telephone service, telephone systems and cellular telephone service. They were voted Best Computer Consulting Company and the Best Telephone Equipment Dealer as well as runner up for Best Internet Service Provider and Best Computer Training Company in the 2010 Business Record poll.

"Joining the Internet Solver team allows SimplicIT clients to further simplify their IT operations management by consoliding their services with a single partner," says SimplicIT founder and President, Ryan Meyer. "Internet Solver provides the scale for clients' continued growth while supporting them with award-winning customer service."