Outsource IT Support

Why Outsource your IT? Our networks play a huge role in the performance of an organization. Communication, accessing software, and consumer relations often are reliant upon the network performance. A company with poor network performance could easily take a loss if they frequently experience outages. Among these reasons is why outsourcing IT has become very common.

Downtime Costs Businesses
While downtime can not be prevented, a good plan of action can easily reduce the amount of downtime that occurs. Planning includes settings up backups, power backups, and determining update schedules. Outsourcing providers assume and manage the risk for you, specifically with understanding of industry standards and compliance. Outsourcing your IT you are able to improve your network stability and greatly reduce outages or slow performance.

Reduce Costs
Outsourcing your IT allows you to convert fixed IT costs into variable costs, allowing for a more effective IT budget. Simply put, you only pay for what you use. Training and hiring an in house IT can be expensive yet with outsourcing you are able to get an experienced IT professionals. Instead of having just one person managing your IT needs you have the benefit of a collective team.

Focus on What Matters Most
Outsourcing your IT allows you to focus on what matters most. Your business! You will have the peace of mind knowing your IT needs are in dependable hands.

Contact Kitsap Networking Services at (360)-516-6741 for more information on outsourcing your IT needs for your organization.

How much am I spending on IT?

Businesses often overlook IT costs and do not factor these expenses into their operation cost. As a result, it ends up being a surprise when they end up spending more than what they expected. By detailing your IT expenses on a yearly basis it can provide you with expectation of your IT budget.

Some important tips for planning your IT budget include:

  • Defining the scope of your budget.
  • Calculate hard,ware, software and current costs.
  • Considering upgrades, and routine maintenance.
  • Plan for business growth.
  • Extend your budget for support costs.
  • Invest into IT training
  • Examining your spending in previous years.

Need help planning your IT budget? Let Kitsap Networking assist you in developing an IT budget that fits your companies goals. Contact us at (360)-516-6741.

Making the Move to Office 365? We can help!

Office 365 acts as a robust email solution that can be significantly beneficial to your organization. In which case, migrating your current email can require some planning.

Determine how many mailboxes will need to be moved over. This will give us an idea of which devices need to have office 365 setup and how much time it will take. While Exchange migrations can be simple, a POP/IMAP migration may require manually uploading through Outlook to the new accounts.

The next step is logging into the DNS host to make the make the necessary changes. After this is complete the email should be routed to Office 365 instead of the old email. The transfer from your old mail system to Office 365 can take time to complete. It is usually estimated within a few hours or days to make the transition.

Once the email migration is complete it is also important to setup features and settings appropriately. This includes setting up signatures, auto-complete history in Outlook and adjusting settings. Finally, other devices, such as phones can be setup and automatically configured to sync with Office 365 settings.

Are you looking to migrate to Office 365? Kitsap Networking Services offers Office 365 Migration solutions for businesses. Please give us a call at (360)-516-6741 for your information technology needs.

Running Low on Hard Drive Space — What Can I Do?

 

If you received a warning in Windows about getting low disk space there are a couple of things you can do to free storage.

The first method is to remove unneeded files from your computer. Do you have downloads or installation files that are no longer being used? Programs that are never used? Deleting those files can help regain the lost storage.

If you have tried the first method and did not find any unneeded files that you can delete then you can also access the Windows Temporary folder and delete unneeded .cab files. The TEMP folder is located within the Windows OS folder. Files located in the TEMP folder can be removed manually or by using the Disk Cleanup Tool. Be aware, removing .cab files can corrupt your operating system. It is advisable to consult with your IT department before removing these files.

Finally, if you have tried these steps and have no found any files that can be removed you can run a disk usage statistics viewer. WinDirStat is a free tool that displays data usage in a graphical interface.

For technical services concerning hard drives please contact Kitsap Networking Services at (360)-516-6741.