Last July, I posted a small article about OneNote.

I still find it to be one of the coolest additions to the Office suite.

And it can be fun! Here’s my grocery shopping list that allows me to check items as I’ve thrown them into my shopping basket:
















Productivity is key to the success of your business.  Business downtime can cost as much as $5,000 per minute!

Using cloud-based platforms, such as Office 365, your data can live in the cloud rather than on a precarious local network.  Open your documents from OneDrive for Business just as if you would open them from a local folder.  Each user has 1TB of storage capacity!

And it’s not if your hardware will fail or become damaged, but when.  Image-based backups can restore your workstations or servers within minutes.

Using remote and cloud-based tools, we provide ongoing support on an automated basis, as well as a reactive basis.

We can push out only tested updates without your worry that the update will break your system or associated line-of-business application.

Alerts come to us instantly to warn us of such problems as a failing hard drive, so that we can replace that drive before disaster strikes.

Many small businesses continue to host their financial, customer relationship management or other line of business systems locally – not in the cloud, but on their own premises.This is disaster waiting to happen.  But before it does and before the business migrates to an entirely cloud-based environment, there is a solution.alto2_device-comp

A device (computer) can be placed within your network that constantly records image snapshots of all your computers both locally and to the cloud. Should a workstation fail, then a replacement workstation or entire network can be quickly restored with the last best image.

Ransomware is rampant.  It’s a type of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator(s) of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed.

The best cure is prevention:

  • Filter your emails BEFORE they reach your inbox.
  • Use extreme diligence and precaution when opening ZIP file attachments.
  • Use an automated backup system that will restore your files from a date and time prior to the infection.

We just had a $200 faucet installed for $155 labor.  Didn’t see that coming!

But to have the lawn mowed year round costs the same monthly charge.  It’s a predictable cost.

The same goes for the maintenance of your computer and network systems.  Do what you do best, while an expert makes sure that your systems are always up and running.


So many people are confused – what is it?  Please click the image below to see a quick video (1:32).

Subscription-based Office 365 is basically three things:

  • Office 2013 and Office Online
    • Always the most current version of the software
    • Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, too
  • Exchange Online
    • Business-class email including 50 GB per Inbox
    • Synchronized email, contacts and calendar items across all devices
  • OneDrive for Business
    • 1 TB of storage per user
    • Encryption during transit and while at rest in storage

There are other features and apps, such OneNote, Lync (soon to be renamed Skype for Business), and SharePoint.

All of this is financially guaranteed to be 99.9% available to you.  24/7 support is included.