Computer Recycling Program

In an effort to support our environment, provide our customers with a cost-effective, easy way to dispose of their unused computer equipment and comply with local equipment disposal laws, we are announcing a new computer equipment recycling program. Here’s how it works:

At your request, we will recycle your used computer equipment for you. Computers will have their hard drives rendered inoperable (so that there is no possibility of anyone extracting data from them). We will then transport your equipment to a certified computer equipment recycling center for proper disposal.

To encourage as much participation in this program as possible, we are keeping the fee for this service to a minimum. To have your computers recycled, simply:

  1. Complete the form below, indicating the quantity of each item to be recycled
  2. Drop your equipment off at our office (along with this form), or give your equipment to one of our staff persons when they are at your office for another engagement
  3. We will send you an invoice for the service fee

Computer Equipment Recycling Program (PDF)

Disaster Recovery

Is your business ready for a disaster?

It seems like there is always a story in the news of some natural disaster – tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires.  It makes me wonder:  “Is there really any place that is safe, or immune from such calamity?” Of course, the answer is no. Therefore, this would be a great time for you to fine tune or implement a disaster recovery and business continuity plan for your business.

Disaster recovery is being able to continue your business critical functions after an unforeseen interruption.   It is easy to see how something “big” like the disasters mentioned above can severely impact your business. But what about more common “disasters” such as a power outage, internet going down, a server malfunctioning or simply unplugging a piece of equipment accidentally?   Ideally, your business continuity plan will allow you to recover your programs and data to a point very close to when the disaster occurred.

When putting together a disaster recovery plan, many factors need to be considered. First and foremost is your data.  Ask yourself, “How is my data being backed up? How would I get to that data in the event of a disaster?”   A common mistake most people make is to faithfully do a backup of their data, and then leave the backup media (disk, flash drive, tape, etc.) in the same building – or even the same room – as their computer systems or servers.  If the building were to burn down, your backup would go with it and you would be left with nothing to recover from.

One way to begin developing a business continuity plan is to define the word “disaster” in the context of your business.  Ask yourself “What level of interruption do I need to protect my business from? Can I afford to be down (without computer system, programs, data for example) for 1 day, 1 week, 1 hour?  How long can I afford to be without power, telephones or internet access?”   Answering these questions will help to give some shape to your plan. If you can afford to be down for a week, then you will not need as much in the way of redundant systems and infrastructure which will save on up front and ongoing costs.  However, if you really cannot afford to be down for more than a few hours, a more comprehensive plan will need to be developed.  This may include redundant hardware and telecom circuits, standby or backup servers, off site backups, and perhaps moving towards cloud (internet hosted) services for some of your mission critical applications.

As your trusted technology advisors, we are here to help you navigate the development, implementation, and ongoing testing of a business continuity solution. If you have any doubts about your emergency plan, it would be our privilege to work with you in developing a solution that brings you security and peace of mind.

Free Technology Review

We will perform a free Technology Review for your business! This service is performed at your location, and includes over 40 inspection points on your computer systems, peripherals and software.  We will inspect items such as:

  • Your network file server – condition, capacity, strengths, weaknesses
  • Network infrastructure (cabling, connectors, hubs, switches, etc)
  • Data loss protection – backups, tape rotations, etc.
  • Virus protection
  • Internet connectivity, speed, reliability
  • Peripherals (printers, modems, scanners, etc.)
  • Software – applications that make you efficient and help you to run your business
  • Workstations – we will inspect several of your Windows based workstations

Upon completion of the on site Technology Review our analysts will evaluate your information back at our office.  We will then provide you with a professional document which outlines your current systems and software, areas of strength, and areas that need improvement WITH specific suggestions for increasing efficiency and profitability.

Please call Kent Gerhart at 215-723-4881 x131 to arrange for your free Technology Review today.