If You Have A Business That Hires Outside IT Support When Something Breaks, Then You Are Putting Your Business At Great Risk!
Learn why the traditional “Call For Help When Something Breaks” actually costs you unnecessary money, downtime, and data loss… and how Hire a Geek overcomes all that.
And Be Sure to Claim the Limited Time Free Offer Below!
- Do you wish your computer technology could work for you instead of working against you?
- Are you and your staff just too busy running the business to worry about the regular maintenance and support your network?
- Do you lay awake at night worrying if the next big data crash will put you out of business?
There are many computer support companies out there that will provide you break-fix support. In other words, when something breaks, they come and fix your problem.
This type of relationship is actually the ABSOLUTE WORST. And let me repeat, ABSOLUTE WORST kind of business relationship that you can have with an IT Support company.
Their profits are driven by the FAILURE of your network.
No matter what business you are in, this is the simple truth.
If you want your business to prosper and grow, you simply cannot settle for “good enough.” Especially when it comes to your technology. Because your success depends on so much more.
My name is Ken Lee, and as a business owner like you, I understand how frustrating, expensive, and time wasting it can be for you and your business to have unreliable computer systems.
But it doesn’t have to be that way…
One of the biggest mistakes, yet commonly practiced by business owners, is ignoring the server and network after the initial setup thinking it will work fine forever.
There are critical components in your systems that need to be monitored and maintained on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
…and when overlooked, it can spell disaster for your business.
Did you know that the true cost of your IT budget is not just what you pay to IT consultants like me?
There are 5 factors that are often overlooked by business owners.
Let’s have a look…
1. When your server or network is down, your employees stop working.
If your employees make an average of $25 an hour, and your network is down for 5 days, multiplied by 30 affected employees, this can easily cost your business $30,000 lost in payroll expense within just a few days.
2. When your server or network is down, your employees stop producing.
If they bring in 2-4x what you pay them, multiply the total cost of work loss by the estimated return from your employees’ productivity can easily cost your company an additional $60,000 lost in productivity.
3. When your server or network is down, customers get unsatisfied, and buy from your competitors.
Your average customer’s lifetime value can range from $500 to $50,000+ depending on the type of business you have, multiplied by the number of lost customers, it can cost your business a lot in loss of business.
4. When your server or network is down, your brand gets damaged.
You know what business you are running and just how much your business reputation is worth. What if you lost your client information and data? Or, what if all your accounting information disappeared? As a result, you can’t deliver, your clients suffer and speak negatively about your business. How much do you think you will lose if your brand is damaged?
Of those companies participating in the 2001 Cost of Downtime Survey, 46% said each hour downtime would cost their companies $50,000, while 28% said each hour would cost between $51,000 to $250,000.
5. When your server and computer systems are ignored, you will take a Productivity hit.
Your computer systems will become slower and slower because there are things that must be done to keep the system at an optimal state on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. If each employee gains 10-15% in productivity out of their day due to less downtime and faster working computers, how much more would you make from each employee from the same amount of pay?
That, my friend, is the true cost of your IT budget and break-fix consulting companies don’t want you to understand this because their business model only allows them to profit by the failure of your IT network.
How much can you afford to lose in Today’s down economy?
We all hear horror stories of businesses that got infected by nasty viruses that brought down their network for days, crippling their operations and costing them a lot of business.
I’ve personally met an Orange County manufacturing company who thought they were backing up all their data, until they got a cold dose of reality when two of their hard drives failed, causing them to lose all of their data.
If that wasn’t bad enough, when they tried recovering their data, they realized that the backup had failed some time back. The company was devastated. They found me and asked for my help. Unfortunately by that time, there was little I could do to help them.
If they had hired us to monitor their network, the backups would have been working properly, and damages on the hard drives could have been detected early and resolved with no down time.
And the key here is… “No Down Time.” I have a health care client who walked into the office, only to realize that it had been broken into, and had much of their computer equipment had been stolen. Fortunately, they are part of our Geek Shield service plan and while they had to take a hit on buying new computer equipment, their data is safe and was restored. Their network was up and running within 48 hours.
If they had lost all their data on top of all the damage done by theft, it could have completely put them out of business.
What are some causes of these problems?
Data Loss and Corruption.
Let’s take a look at some of the industry statistics…
- When recouping data, it takes 19 days and costs $17,000 to retype 20 megabytes of sales data.
- The same volume of accounting data takes 21 days and costs $19,000.
- Recreating data from scratch is estimated to cost between $2,000 and $8,000 per MB.
- 60% of companies that lose their data close within 6 months major data loss.
- 72% of businesses that suffer major data loss disappear within 24 months.
These malicious virus can cause unnecessary downtime, crashes and data loss. Most viruses today are designed to create system instability and stealing of confidential information to be used for fraud.
As many as 60% of major US corporations have experienced virus attacks. (Source: Guard Privacy & Online Security)
Intentional or Unintentional Network Damage.
Do you really know what your employees are doing? They may be browsing a website, downloading a file, opening an unknown e-mail which can all lead to devastating consequences. Your confidential business data can easily land in the wrong hand, accidentally opening a back door for hackers to enter, or e-mail virus that brings down your network. Sometimes employees delete things on accident and it would be the business owner’s responsibility to ensure if things like these do happen, there is a way to bring everything back up as quickly as possible with minimal loss.
Why does this happen?
Due to the overwhelming workload of business owners growing their business, they don’t have the time or knowledge to educate themselves about technology risks. They trust that their existing tech knows everything and is always looking out for their best interest… But when the business owner is faced with a business threatening issue, it’s already too late.
If your company depends on the availability of your business data, it would be very important to have qualified professionals watching over it and proactively protect your data.
Hire a Geek’s Mission Statement:
“Hire a Geek focuses on the continuation of your
Information Technology so your business can continue to make money.”
Our unconventional approach ensures you will have higher uptime and minimal headaches for your server/network. We don’t just stand around and wait for your system to crash, we proactively monitor your network, provide remote maintenance, and if you ever run into any problem, we fix it for you right away at no cost to you.”
How do we do it?
Thanks to our GEEK SHIELD, your computer network will run faster and without all of the error messages, crashes, and problems. This all-inclusive computer support program is designed to give you complete freedom from the worry, problems, and hassles that result from computer problems, so you can just focus on running your business.
We know that we are the best in what we do and that our Geek Shield program is just what business owners, like you, have been looking for.
This service is ideal for business owners who don’t want to spend their time dealing with computer problems and maintenance, and simply want the peace of mind that everything is covered and taken care of. Someone who can’t afford extensive downtime and data loss.
What are the 4 areas covered in our Geek Shield Plan?
1. Remote Monitoring
How does Remote Monitoring work?
- An alert message will be generated when something goes down.
- It will notify our staff 24 hours a day.
- We will remotely connect into the problem system and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
- When an onsite visit is necessary to fix the problem, we will schedule our tech to go out there and fix the problem.
What will we be monitoring?
- Health of your systems
We monitor many server services that could potentially cause chaos in your network when ignored or left unnoticed, some of them are and not limited to: Failure of Hard Drives, Disk Space, Memory, Resource, CPU, System, Hard Drive, Hard Disk I/O, Voltage Monitoring.
- Failure of core system services
We monitor many server services that could potentially cause chaos in your network when ignored or left unnoticed. These services include Disk Space, Memory, Resource, DNS, DHCP, AD, DFS, Exchange Server, SQL Server.
- Success / Failure of your backups
When a business suffers a major loss, it can be severe enough to put them out of business. The cost to reproduce the business data is just too great. We understand how important your data are and put an especially strong emphasis to ensure your backup is running and it doesn’t fail. And when it does fail, we will be notified appropriately and we will ensure the problem is fixed and that the backup continues to run properly. In simple terms, you wouldn’t have to be in the same position as many other businesses have to suffer.
- Routine Test Restore of your Backup
We don’t just wait until it is time to restore something to find out that it is not restorable or the proper files are not being backed up. We frequently test restores to your backup to ensure that when it comes time to restore your information, you can ensure we will restore the right information.
2. Proactive Maintenance
Our Plan vs. Normal PC Usage
- Routine Cleanup & Optimization of your Servers/Workstations
We thoroughly check your system and eliminate all aspects of what we consider junk files, which over time can slow down your system and allow risks of identity theft to gather information and allow spyware to hide in.
- Routine Update of your Servers/Workstations
Windows routinely finds security threats, vulnerability and bugs to their Windows Operating and Office Suite. We keep these software up to date so that problems will be minimized.
- Real-Time Virus Scanning of your Servers/Workstations
Our Maintenance package comes with industry-leading Virus Scanning software for free. It will provide on demand scanning of your system and catch problems as they appear.
- Routine Virus & Spyware Scanning and Removal for your Servers/Workstations
We will fully scan your systems on a routinebasis and remove what we find before it has a chance to crash your network.
- Update of Software – As Needed Basis
We will update your Microsoft software & Limited 3rd party vendor liaison services. We will work with your software/hardware vendors on your behalf. Limited means case by case because we don’t claim expertise on all software ever made. (This service does not pay for software/hardware cost).
3. Unlimited Break Fix
As you probably noticed, we do a lot of work on the preventative side. Our goal is to ensure your system is running fast, smoothly and with as minimal problems. Problem is everything man made breaks sooner or later. When something does break and you are covered by our plan, you will get unlimited break fix support. If it takes 40 hours to recover your network from a major disaster, it is more of our problem than yours.
Our Geek Shield service works like an insurance policy but you are guaranteed daily, weekly, monthly preventative service to ensure that when you do get hit, the damage is minimal. Many business owners prefer our plan because it’s a predictable expense.
We want to ensure your computer breaks as little as possible because it will cost us money, resources and time to put out your disaster. This is a great way to ensure our interests are aligned and we have your best interest at hand.
What is covered?
Protection of Existing Technology: Something you own that was working yesterday, but is broken today.
- System Crashes
- Virus Attack and Removal
- Microsoft software related troubleshooting. We will work with your software/hardware vendors on your behalf. Limited means case by case because we don’t claim expertise on all software ever made. (This service does not pay for software/hardware cost).
- Hardware Failure (not including hardware cost)
What is NOT covered?
Purchase of New Technology: It will be billed on a per project basis.
4. Business Continuity Planning and Management
It’s not a matter of when something will break, but when it happens, how we can get your system up and running as quickly as possible with minimal data loss and down time.
- Risk Assessment of your Network Technology
We look at your existing technology and evaluate how long of a downtime it would cause when a piece of your technology fails and how quickly we can get you back up and running. We analyze what action we will take to bring you up and running again.
- Create Strategies to allow for quick recovery of your server & network technologies
In addition to the Risk Assessment, we will utilize additional resources and create preventative procedures to ensure that when something fails, the down time will be minimized.
Why Choose Us Over Conventional IT Support?
We Believe an Ounce of Prevention is…
Better than a Pound of Cure.
In a traditional IT support, businesses use their network until it “breaks” and then call in the experts to repair or replace whatever stopped working.
This REACTIVE model of dealing with your IT problems is a surefire path to extensive downtime, and excessive spending on IT support, not to mention major disruptions in staff productivity, sales, cash flow, production, and customer service that can never be recovered. Even worse, loss of your critical business data that can literally put you out of business!
Just imagine how good it will feel to have found the right support team to watch over your business 24 hours a day.
The thought of, “Will I go out of business after a major server data crash?” will be a question of the past!
Our service is comparable to hiring a team of full time employees working 24 hours a day that you would normally pay $70,000 a year + 25% benefits package. We understand hiring full time employees is out of the question for a lot of small business below the 50 employee threshold. This is why we can provide you that extra security blanket knowing that your technology is always being watched and is in good hands without the extra cost of hiring more employees. This is a great benefit, especially in this economy.
I hope we’ve proven to you that we really understand your needs.
Let us be that company who gets to take away all your pain, frustration, and worries.
And here’s the best part…
Our Geek Shield will cut your IT spending 50% to 200% AND improve your network’s reliability and performance at the same time.
Be sure to take advantage of this promotional offer as a way to experience our skills and our ability to deliver what we claim!
- Call Ken Today! (626) 407-4987
- Fill Out the Form Below to Claim your Limited Time Free Offer: Single Computer Cleanup & Optimization