99.99% uptime, all the time.
Your server is the brain of your operation, and what holds your business together. It needs actively maintained to stay strong and keep things firing at the highest capacity.
If you cannot make the time to keep your server healthy, it may let you down.
Servers require constant maintenance, which takes time. It is important to identify and solve issues as they happen, while also keeping current with patches and updates to reduce security vulnerabilities.
Once a server goes down, the downtime that comes with it could be catastrophic unless you have a fallback. Having backups and a virtual server ready to go at a moment’s notice can save you, but only if you have dedicated the time and resources to being proactive.
The same can be said about testing your backups, verifying your VMs, and checking logs for errors.
Don’t let your servers rack up mileage without getting the scheduled oil changes. IT Support Guys can keep an eye on your servers while you take care of what you do best. If you are already at the point where you need server repair, we’ll have you back up and running in no time.
Need a Part? Find a Part.
Hometown electronics stores keep shutting down, but we keep finding them.
It is not always easy to get the parts you need, especially for a server. If you are looking to buy local, or need a very specific part for your hardware, check out some of these LA-area computer parts stores to see if you can get a quick fix.
If you already need server repair, it is likely that you do not have the time to go shopping for the perfect piece of equipment. If you are looking to be proactive, and want to rotate parts as a part of your scheduled maintenance, local stores can likely order your part if they do not already have it.
Advance Computer Corp.
11322 Santa Monica Blvd B, Los Angeles, CA 90025
560 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
9016 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
747 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Local Cybercrime Unit
It is possible that your server was infiltrated by cyber criminals, and now you are needing repairs or even a new server.
Over half of businesses in the US were targeted by ransomware attacks in 2020, costing them over $20 billion. The key to cybersecurity is being proactive, but when it is too late, you may still have options.
Law enforcement has tried to adapt to the rise in cybercrimes, and local jurisdictions are adopting cybercrimes divisions. These departments investigate crimes including identity theft, ransomware, phishing, e-mail compromise, and more.
If you believe you are the victim of a cybercrime, make sure to file an incident report with your city’s cybercrime unit.
The Los Angeles Police Department houses a Cyber Crimes division that handles crimes related to “Unlawful computer access, hacking, theft of data, network intrusion and denial of service attacks.” If a potential police report needs to be handled by another jurisdiction within California, the LAPD will forward it to its proper department.
Protect the Environment Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
Eventually server repair is not an option. Hardware dies. It’s the circle of life. But when it does, make sure to dispose of your technology responsibly.
IT Support Guys supports smart e-recycling initiatives, we encourage businesses of all sizes to donate technology, preferably by donating to human-I-T (see above) or at the very least, properly recycle inoperable electronic waste. Remember: Always wipe and remove any data stored on your hard drive before recycling to protect your company’s sensitive information and client data.
Effective January 1, 2020, California’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling law (AB 1826) requires businesses to arrange recycling services for companies that generate two cubic yards of solid waste per week.
Here are a few waste recycling centers located in Los Angeles:
1940 E. Occidental St. Santa Ana, CA 92705
1370 E 18th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021
7341 Fulton Avenue North Hollywood, CA, 91605
Speak with an IT Support Guys specialist today at 855-4IT-GUYS (855-448-4897) or click here and tell us about your business’s cloud and other IT needs.