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.


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

Why Hire an Information Technology Consultant or Firm? by Reno IT Consulting Firm

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Consulting Services

As the technology advances sometimes it’s really hard to keep up with the latest and greatest, especially when you are trying to grow your business and make profit.

An IT consultant can perform a wide range of services for you and your business. Analyses the exciting condition of your IT services and recommend cost effective solutions that’s going to save you money and increase productivity . Sometimes an IT consultant firm can be more than just an “The IT guys” they can it goes beyond that. They become part of your company, make proactive recommendations, support your business and help growing it.

That’s exactly what Nevada IT Solutions is striving for. We don’t want to be just your IT go to firm, but we want to be your trusted business partner to help you grow your business and maximize revenue, while knowing that you have a cost effective  IT department that handles your IT needs.

Need help with your IT in Reno area and surrounding?

Get in touch with Nevada IT Solutions and get a free IT assessment. Nevada IT Solutions is your Reno IT Consulting firm that’s serving Northern Nevada including Reno, Carson City and Lake Tahoe. Call 775-338-1764

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.