Why You Should Consider G Suite

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Last year, Google rebranded their Apps as G Suite. G Suite contains Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, and much more. The suite is completely cloud-based which means that all of your data on any of the apps will be stored off-site. This is great because your business will not lose anything should something bad occur with your computer. As long as you have a web browser, you have access to the G Suite.

One of the great things about the G Suite so far is that Google has been very consistent in adding new features. A Calendar redesign, automated email responses, automated meeting room scheduling, and Jamboard are just a few examples of features that have already been added.

Just about everybody is familiar with Google. Thanks to the company’s popularity, many people already know how to utilize some of its apps. This would make training your employees much easier. For those employees who do not know how to use the G Suite, apps like Drive and Docs have a very small learning curve.

The Accessibility of the G Suite is second to none. All users would only need one email and password in order to log into the suite. The convenience of just one login is great. Collaboration is also much easier thanks to the Suite’s cloud capabilities. Employees can access their data from anywhere and at any time. One of the drawbacks of cloud-based services is that they do not work when they are not connected to the internet. G Suite gives you the option of working offline which is incredibly beneficial.

Shareability is key in an office setting. With the G Suite, sharing files is as easy as it gets. Several people can work on a document simultaneously using Docs or on a spreadsheet using Sheets. This is great when a group of employees is given a task where they need to work together. Then there is the “download as” button which allows you to save your documents in numerous other formats. This is incredibly useful when you have to go back and forth between the G Suite and other programs like Microsoft Word.

It is also important to note the negatives of G Suite. While you can work offline, the fact that your employees’ productivity can suffer due to the lack of internet can be a little bit annoying. In addition, some of the programs from companies like Microsoft are just better. Not because Google’s apps are bad, but because they are lacking some features that other brand’s apps already have.

G Suite has three different subscriptions: Basic, Business, and Enterprise. Basic, as its name suggests, grants you the most basic of features while Enterprise has the most. Basic is $5 a month or $50 a year, Business is $10 a month, and Enterprise is $25 a month. Each subscription is per user.

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A lot of our clients here at Nevada IT Solutions uses G Suite because of ease of use, collaboration capabilities. Still wondering if Gsuite is the best bet for your business? Contact our Solutions Expert to learn how we can help you accelerate your growth to the cloud and drive your business forward. Contact us to get started today. Click here to start your 14 day trial.

Apple Users, “Macs Don’t Get Viruses” is NOT A True Statement

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Last week on Friday, a group of researchers in Palo Alto Networks have found a popular BitTorrent client for Apple OS X software was infected with a ransomware – encrypts your data, then holds it hostage until you pay in BitCoins to get it decrypted – called  ” KeyRanger”. The attackers asks for $400 (1BitCoins) to get your data back.

This not the first time it happened, Kaspersky Labs has discovered such a thing back in 2014. Which means this is a new rising to these type of attacks on the Mac Platform.

“After completing the encryption process, KeRanger demands that victims pay one bitcoin (about $400) to a specific address to retrieve their files,” the researchers wrote in their findings. “Additionally, KeRanger appears to still be under active development and it seems the malware is also attempting to encrypt Time Machine backup files to prevent victims from recovering their back-up data.”

Since then, they say Apple has revoked the security certificate exploited by KeRanger and updated its XProtect antivirus software.

What does it mean for you?

  • Backup, Backup your data everyday to an offsite location – Cloud Service
  • Don’t believe the whole ” Macs don’t get viruses” YES, they do get viruses, and expect more.
  • Use common sense when it comes to opening files from untrusted sources.
  • Use email filtering system
  • Have a professional review your security and disaster recovery plan.

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How To Deal With Risks of Changing IT Companies/Personnel

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Do you have any experience or heard of stories about firing an IT person or a company? I am sure you have….. The person or the company that has the keys to the kingdom, which pretty much they have control of your business and its flow. The person that’s not easy to disable their account once they leave the company.

Do you know someone right now who’s in a law suite with their previous IT company/Personnel, who decided once their contract has been terminated they went ahead and damaged your Exchange server, locked out a few services, modified your firewall, or even deleted your backups. Sounds scary does it ? all these are interesting facts concerns right?

Well, here at Nevada IT Solutions we have seen a lot of these cases, especially when the client delivers the news to the IT person/company that they are moving on…Not the most strategic things to do, why?  You have to expect the worse when things have came to this point, especially dealing with emotions, anger and that could lead to very bad consequences.

Here’s a few tips we recommend you do before you are delivering the bad news and mitigate the risk :

  • Work with your future IT person/company a month in advance to make the transition and have a plan of attack
  • Ask your current IT to give you all the passwords and network topography as your organizing your business and streamlining it.
  • A day or an hour before delivering the bad news, change all the passwords, it will make it easy if you use an SSO (Single Sign On) service.
  • Backup your data even though you have other backups, just in case.

Overall, being proactive to is key, and this is what we adopt here at Nevada IT Solutions, when it comes to risk management, IT consulting, IT services.

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I am sure you know someone who’s dealing with this and we would love to help them, so please pass the message along.





Key Benefits of Cloud Services….Are You Onboard?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Cloud computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, amazing processing power, scalability and much more. Often I hear people saying the cloud is not for them because they are a small business. Well that’s not true,  tapping into amazing processing power, storage, bandwidth has never been easier and affordable then ever. The high up-front costs of hardware and implementation are a big burden on small business but the cloud has solved it, you only pay for what you consume…How does that sound? Great I am sure so let’s explore a few benefits here:


Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. If your needs increase it’s easy to scale up your cloud capacity, drawing on the service’s remote servers.

 Reduce spending on technology infrastructure:

Maintaining an easy access to information with minimal upfront spending. Pay as you go (weekly, quarterly or yearly), based on demand.

Globalize your workforce on the cheap:

People worldwide can access the cloud, provided they have an Internet connection. Cloud has enabled companies to have a global work force, I remember whenI worked at Microsoft, my team was in Europe and India, and spread out across the US, pretty cool huh?

 Disaster recovery:

Cloud is now helping more companies with disaster recovery. Your data up in the cloud, which is for most of the time geo redundant which means your data is safe from any disaster, of course you have to set that up.

Improved accessibility:

You can access your data and applications anytime, anywhere, making your life so much easier and not location or time dependent

Here at Nevada IT Solutions we have partnered up with great cloud providers to help your business and take the burdens of technology out of your plate. Are you cloud ready? let’s schedule a free consulting session to discuss your needs.

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.


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