Is Your Organization Still Using Windows XP? By Reno computer services provider

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
windows-xpDo you know Microsoft’s official support for Windows XP ends on 8th April 2014? What does that mean to you and your business? this means you will no longer receive new security updates, hot-fixes, no technical support, unless you buy a custom support which cost a fortune (Gratner estimated $200k-$500k per year for custom support). All this means, the new glitches and vulnerabilities discovered in windows XP after the end of support will NOT be addressed by Microsoft, so don’t expect “update Tuesdays” anymore. 18% of Windows users worldwide still use the XP platform.
There are a few important key points business owners need to realize on the risk they will be exposed to beyond April 8, 2104 :
  • Security :without security updates and hot fixes for issues found everyday. your PC may become exposed to harmful viruses, spyware, hacker attacks, which can damage your business data and information.
  • Compliance :Business that are governed by regulatory obligations like HIPPA, will face that they are no longer able to satisfy these regulatory obligations.
  • Hardware Support :Most of PC manufacturer will stop supporting windows XP on existing and new hardware (most of machines are coming with windows 7 and up).

How do I stay protected?

Two things, either upgrade your current operation system if you hardware allows of course, otherwise you will be running to issues. Or buy a new machines, as simple as that. Time is money, and investing in a solid IT infrastructure  is critical for business continuity.

How Can We Help?

We get IT we understand it, so let us help you make the transition, we can look your current model and suggest the best cost effective way to make the transition. whether by upgrading your OS or making purchase of new machines, Nevada IT Solutions is here to help you make this transition as smooth as possible. Get in touch with us for a FREE On-Site assessment.

 

Nevada IT Solutions, is Reno computer services provider, specializing in managed services, cloud services and IT consulting.

Why Social Media is Important for Small Business

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Got Social Media?

Social media is an effective way for small businesses to connect with customers, build a brand and capture more business. Small businesses don’t often have the budget and resources to promote their business, however with leveraging social media they can do this cost effectively and reach their customers. Your perspective customers are already using Facebook for example, studies shows that North Americans are spending quarter of their time on social networks which means there’s an opportunity for business owners to use these platforms to pitch and target their customers. another advantage of the many advantages social media has is it’s a two way communication channel, what does that mean, traditionally, business owners sends out a marketing message to their prospective customers and wait for the leads to come. However with social media, if done correctly, you can have a two way communication with your perspective clients, listen to their needs, ask questions, run contests and giveaways, you can get creative here and the skies is limit on what you can do.

It’s All About Social

Social media networks are valuable marketing tool for small businesses not just for the big players, Do you have presence in social media? how effective is your business using it? How much business you are capturing via social media?

Let Nevada IT Solutions to help you growing your business and capturing more clients via the power of social media. Get in touch with us today and we’ll give you a FREE assessment on your existing social media presence and how can we help you reach and deliver your message.

Who’s Nevada IT Solutions – Reno IT Consulting Firm

is information technology provider that specializes in helping small businesses with their IT needs, while provide a cost effective solutions. Nevada IT Solutions is focused on providing IT Consulting Services in northern Nevada, which Includes Reno, Carson City, Minden and Lake Tahoe area. We are small business technology consultants and Information Technology Management for small business.  Nevada IT Solutions is a Reno it consulting firm.