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Ensure peace-of-mind in any situation with the most complete data backup solution available.

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Limiting downtime and optimizing the network of your new location or upgrading your existing one.

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Reduce infrastructure costs, collaborate, and get more done with our unique cloud solutions.

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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At Techworks Consulting, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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        Career Smarts

        Techworks came to my rescue! I needed to get all my computers back up and working in order to carry on my small business. I would definitely recommend them to any company!

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        Techworks has been fantastic to work with. Responsive, professional, sense of humor when needed! I am very pleased with how they communicate and solve IT challenges. First class act!

      • National Response Corporation (NRC)

        Your engineer was excellent in helping me resolve an outstanding issue at one of our remote sites. He was extremely knowledgeable, and very courteous and polite as we worked to resolve the issue. Every time I work with Techworks, I receive top-notch service, and I have always been satisfied with the outcome. I wish working with all my other vendors and consultants was as easy.

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        Techworks managed our migration to Office 365 without disrupting our workflow. They were professional and consultative in their approach -- offering suggestions for process improvement along the way. I highly recommend them to other local Long Island small businesses who are growing and need new technology solutions for their businesses.

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      Latest Blogs

      How COVID-19 is Impacting the Net Neutrality Discussion

      Before we get too far into this, let’s go over what “net neutrality” is.

      The Foundations of Net Neutrality

      The fundamental idea behind net neutrality is that of the open Internet: that all content and all websites are given equal footing, regardless of the platform used to access them.  Basically, an Internet service provider (ISP) wouldn’t be allowed to make a user’s connection to a big global enterprise’s website faster than it would be to your website.

      One analogy for net neutrality that many experts have used is that of the “dumb pipe.” In a city’s water system, all users would ideally get the same water pressure--their individual identity and specific use of the water isn’t factored into the speed at which they receive it.

      Net neutrality has its biggest supporters in human rights, civil rights, and consumer advocacy groups, as well as in many major websites. However, Internet Service Providers and telecom companies have been resistant to the idea in the past, largely because of some of the other implications brought by net neutrality. 

      The entire issue is fascinating, but is far too in-depth and convoluted for a single blog post--the important thing to keep in mind here is that telecoms and ISPs have generally been opposed to net neutrality in the past.

      What the COVID-19 Outbreak Has Caused

      With coronavirus running amok around the world, and more and more people subscribing to the social isolation policies suggested by entities like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has become clear to many that connectivity has become a critical need for our society. As a result, the Federal Communications Commission has taken steps and released a pledge for ISPs and telecoms to take up.

      Here is the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, as written in a press release given by the FCC on March 13:

      “Given the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on American society, [[Company Name]] pledges for the next 60 days to: 

      • (1) not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic; 
      • (2) waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and 
      • (3) open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.”

      Dozens of providers had signed the pledge within a day, and many others have taken other steps to help soften the blow dealt by COVID-19 in addition to what is demanded by the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. In a statement, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said,

      “As the coronavirus outbreak spreads and causes a series of disruptions to the economic, educational, medical, and civic life of our country, it is imperative that Americans stay connected. Broadband will enable them to communicate with their loved ones and doctors, telework, ensure their children can engage in remote learning, and — importantly — take part in the ‘social distancing’ that will be so critical to limiting the spread of this novel coronavirus.”

      Many observers have noted that this approach relies on many of the tenets of net neutrality, but in the face of a disaster like COVID-19, it also seems very necessary in order to support the large amount of people who will have no choice but to work from home at some point, and will need that Internet access and speed.

      What do you think? Has your mobile carrier or Internet provider lifted data caps and other restrictions to help you rely on the Internet better? Share your thoughts in the comments--just do your best to keep it civil.

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      Taking a Short Look at Windows 10’s Action Center

      Notifications in the Action Center

      Like any other platform, Windows has notifications. Many of them are related to the function of the operating system itself, Microsoft-developed software like Outlook can use this notifications area to deliver email or any other messages tied to Microsoft-related applications. There are also ways for you to synchronize your Android phone with Windows 10 which definitely makes the notifications options inside the Action Center that much more valuable to users. 

      Instead of expiring or interrupting users, notifications accumulate in the Action Center for users to check. If you have notifications, you will be able to see how many from the little message icon on the end of your taskbar. By clicking on the icon you will open up the Action Center. If you are on a touchscreen device you can swipe the Action Center open from the right. 

      Once opened, you will see your notifications at the top, along with a brief list of quick-access settings that expands to include:

      • All settings
      • Network
      • Connect
      • Project
      • Screen snip
      • Battery saver
      • VPN
      • Bluetooth
      • Night light
      • Mobile hotspot
      • Wi-Fi
      • Focus assist
      • Location
      • Airplane mode
      • Nearby sharing
      • Tablet mode

      Of course these settings are designed to be used with the touchscreen device, but it does give the mouse-driven user the ability to quickly access all of the above options. 

      Techworks Consulting helps New York Metro Area businesses with blogs like this one. Subscribe to our blog or, if you have a specific question, call our experts at 631-285-1527 to get the professional perspective you’re looking for.

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      Something to Keep in Mind on World Backup Day

      What is a Business Disaster?

      Technically speaking, a lot of different things could fall under the umbrella term “disaster.” A business disaster could include any event that creates a disruption to that business’ processes, so it isn’t too generous to include the COVID-19 outbreak and (more directly) its impacts in the list. Nevertheless, it would be irresponsible to pretend that the other potential issues that could impact your business become a non-issue just because the focus has shifted to the illness currently dominating the public awareness.

      Other than the current pandemic, the term “disaster” covers:

      • Natural disasters, like:
        • Fires
        • Floods
        • Storms
        • Earthquakes
        • Tornadoes
        • Blizzards

      • Criminal acts, like
        • Hacking
        • Ransomware
        • Hardware theft
        • Sabotage
      • Human error, like:
        • Deleted data
        • Unauthorized shutdowns
        • Unsaved files
        • Lost/damaged devices

      Really, anything that causes data loss should be seen as some degree of disaster, so your backup and business continuity strategies become that much more important.

      What is Business Continuity?

      Business continuity is pretty much what it says on the box: the ability your business has to continue an acceptable level of its operations, despite some kind of obstacle. In the case of coronavirus, your business’ ability to continue its operations, despite your workforce preventatively isolating themselves or being under quarantine from the coronavirus.

      While this is the kind of situation that might not obviously require a backup, a backup is always a useful thing to have.

      For instance, one implementation that can greatly help your business continuity would be the capability for your team to work remotely. That way, even if they were stuck in their house, they could still serve a useful function to the business. While there are many ways to accomplish this, we always recommend that your business adopts the cloud.

      Why? Simple--not only does the cloud allow for convenient and secure access to data from any authorized device, a cloud that is hosted offsite can inherently protect your data from a variety of those other threats listed above. As a result, if any of the above circumstances were to fall upon your business’ location, your business as an entity could continue with a few additional measures in place.

      Remember, while there may be a global health crisis going on at the moment, there’s no guarantee that something else won’t impact your business as well.

      To learn more about how you can help protect one of your business’ most important assets in disasters of every shape and size, give Techworks Consulting a call at 631-285-1527.

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      The cloud cast by COVID-19 wouldn’t seem to have very much of a silver lining at all, but if one looks very closely, there is the faintest one there. As more and more people are subscribing to self isolation and similar practices, remote work has become a more pressing need....

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      Techworks Consulting Donates Computer Equipment to Children and Families in Need

      In collaboration with The Child Center of NY and City National Rochdale, Techworks provided time and equipment to donate to underserved families and children.

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