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We work hard behind the scenes so annoying technology issues don't slow your business down.

Our mission is to help businesses like yours increase productivity and get more out of the technology you invest in.
We specialize in solutions that safeguard and protect your data and keep operations running smoothly.

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Intelligent remote monitoring, proactive maintenance, and behind-the-scenes remote support.

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Backup & Disaster Recovery

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

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Network Infrastructure

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

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Cloud Hosting Solutions

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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        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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      • Child Center of New York

        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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        Communication Strategy Group

        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

      Are You Ready for a Ransomware Resurgence?

      Let’s explore a hypothetical situation: a mouse asks you for a cookie. If you were to give this mouse a cookie, which do you think would be more likely: he says “Thanks!” and goes on his merry way, or he simply increases his demands of you until they are untenable? The latter is almost certainly going to be the case, and the same goes for cybercriminals.

      How Ransomware Has Proven Effective

      It is no secret that holding valuable things for ransom has long been a choice tactic of criminals of all kinds, but via ransomware, cybercriminals have taken it into the digital world.

      The way ransomware works is that, by infecting a device (frequently via phishing or spam), a cybercriminal is able to leverage encryption to lock down their target’s device and potentially the rest of the network the device is attached to. In order to maximize the efficacy of these attacks, cybercriminals will often leverage spear phishing tactics to minimize any suspicion surrounding the attack.

      One of the other reasons that ransomware is taken so seriously is the fact that - despite the number of infections dropping - the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center states that the damages experienced by targets have risen.

      This is where the attacks on municipalities come into play.

      Why Municipalities Have Been Targeted

      In the early summer of 2019, two Florida cities, Lake City and the City of Riviera Beach, were effectively shut down by ransomware attacks. Indiana’s LaPorte county paid a ransom of about $130,000 worth when their domain controllers were infected by a ransomware known as Ryuk.

      One of the primary reasons that municipalities and governments have been targeted by ransomware is the fact that insurance coverage is available for such attacks, meaning that there is less of a risk to municipalities in paying the ransom. As a result, these cities, towns, and counties have less to potentially lose, and are more inclined to just pay the ransom.

      However, if your business is targeted, this is not a strategy that we can recommend.

      Instead, You Have to Be Prepared

      To help minimize the risk of your data being lost to a ransomware attack, you need to make sure that you maintain up-to-date backups of your data that are kept isolated from the original copy. It is also crucial that these backups are tested, as the only thing worse than losing your data to a ransomware attack is losing your data to a ransomware attack after your backup failed.

      Furthermore, you need to be sure that your employees remain educated on how to spot and avoid attacks like ransomware and phishing. Ideally, your employees won’t have more access to your systems than their roles require.

      For more help and assistance in securing your IT, reach out to Techworks Consulting at 631-285-1527.

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      Five Reasons Managed Services Even Work Well for Small Businesses

      Of course, this isn’t the only reason that SMBs turn to managed service providers (MSPs). Other benefits of leveraging an MSP’s services also include:

      Greater Freedom to Focus on Core Business Matters

      As the authority figure in your company, there are responsibilities that are only appropriate for you to take on for yourself. However, if you find yourself stuck in a position where you have to see to other responsibilities - ones that don’t require the boss’ input, but do require the experience you’ve built up - the time you have to see to your duties is encroached upon.

      An MSP’s services can help resolve this conflict. Rather than you needing to divert your attention to these “other” tasks, you can delegate some to the MSP’s team. They have the experience needed to properly see to the needs of your business, leaving your time free to see to other responsibilities.

      Unbiased Technology Strategy

      It isn’t that many small and medium-sized businesses completely lack any technology planning - it’s just that “call repairman/buy replacements when things break” isn’t an effective plan of action in a business environment that is built upon efficiency. Furthermore, without the right insight into the technology, it can be easy to focus too much on the “cool factor” of a certain technology, and not enough on what would actually benefit your business and its operations.

      Part of an MSP’s responsibility is to work with you to identify your business’ needs - both imminent and impending - and create a strategy that sees to fulfilling them all. While the technicians here at Techworks Consulting can still appreciate if a certain technology has some cool features, this doesn’t factor into what it is that goes into an infrastructure… your needs do.

      Better Investments (Or Predictable, Often Reduced, Costs)

      Which sounds like a better strategy to you: paying to resolve expensive technology malfunctions and issues as they happen, or paying a set cost each month to proactively minimize these annoyances and maintain your productivity? This is the difference between the traditional approach to technology maintenance and the more effective strategy that managed services leverage. While the traditional first example was once the best way to go about utilizing (and maintaining) technology in a business, the second example - managed services - has left it behind. Really, which one sounds better for a business that needs to maintain a budget to use?

      Experienced Resources

      Let’s face it... unless you have a dedicated team of IT professionals on staff, you don’t have the in-house experience needed to really keep your information technology at the level it needs to be. Supplementing your existing staff (however many people that may be) with managed services can prove to be a huge help to your business’ IT wellness, as it affords your team the opportunity to focus on improvement, rather than trying to keep up with maintenance needs exclusively.

      Managed Services with Techworks Consulting Offers This Support

      To enjoy these benefits and more, reach out to the professionals at Techworks Consulting. Give us a call at 631-285-1527 today!

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      Secure Businesses Go Beyond the Firewall

      In reality, it takes several solutions working in tandem to make a network as secure as possible.

      Why a Firewall Isn’t Enough

      A firewall serves only one purpose, and that’s to monitor traffic that goes in and out of your network for any security issues. However, it’s important to remember that there are threats that can bypass firewalls, and that there are other components of network security besides monitoring traffic.

      To use an analogy, you can lock your front door, but that’s not stopping someone from opening up the window and breaking in anyway. This is why it’s so important to include a firewall in your overall cybersecurity strategy, but also use it in conjunction with other security solutions.

      Spam Protection

      Spam messages generally don’t present an actual threat, unless they hold infected attachments or malicious links, to your business’ security, but they are often a waste of time and an unwanted distraction. Spam filters can help you alleviate this issue, but you should always encourage employees to stay on the lookout for suspicious messages.

      Centralized Antivirus

      It’s much easier to update all of your business’s workstations at once rather than individually, and it wouldn’t be possible without a centralized antivirus solution. Whenever you update your threat definitions, your entire infrastructure and network will be much better off.

      Data Backup

      If you ever find yourself in a corner and you’ve lost a considerable amount of data, then you’ll want a backup solution in place to alleviate the issue. With a proper data backup and disaster recovery solution in place, you can keep your business safe in the event of a worst-case scenario.

      Virtual Private Networking

      VPNs are great for maintaining access to files that are stored locally on your business’s network while out of the office. You can use a VPN to prevent direct remote access to these local files and resources, effectively putting a lid on any unauthorized access or onlooking.

      Phishing Awareness

      Phishing is quite common these days, and scammers will stop at nothing to attack people via email and text messaging. Sometimes it is difficult to determine who is legitimate and who is fraudulent. Many scammers will try to convince users to hand over credentials to accounts and other important data. Some attacks can be blocked by filters, but again, it’s a matter of being vigilant and aware of the dangers out there.

      Remember, it’s not that a firewall is a bad investment; if anything, it’s meant to be used alongside other enterprise-level security solutions to maximize security. To learn more about how you can implement the best security services on the market, reach out to Techworks Consulting at 631-285-1527.

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      Latest Blog Entry

      Ransomware attacks grew less common in both 2018 and thus far in 2019 when compared to 2017. Unfortunately, recent events have made it more likely that this trend will reverse in the near future. Why is that? Simple: some municipalities have set a precedent of paying up....

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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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