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  1. ProCare at Integrated Axis Group: The Perks

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    ProCare Managed Services is a complete solution that provides managed IT services for your business and is managed by our expert team here at Integrated Axis Technology Group. We manage your entire IT infrastructure by becoming an extension of your team and keep your infrastructure safe and operating optimally. ProCare provides your company with the resources of a fully-staffed, in-house IT department for a fraction of the cost. Here are a few additional benefits of using ProCare with our team:

    ProCare Provides Cost Savings

    ProCare Provides Cost Savings

    ProCare can reduce your infrastructure costs in several ways. First, it allows you to downsize your on-site infrastructure by using our data centers, which reduces the cost of hardware. Secondly, ProCare also saves you energy and storage space for all of that tech stuff.

    Clients who use ProCare experience fewer system problems, reducing support tickets by an average of 30 percent—which saves you time and money on the clock! ProCare also makes your monthly IT operating budget more consistent and allows you to focus on your core competencies instead of IT maintenance.

    Device Management with ProCare

    Managed service providers originally focused on remote support for IT infrastructure during the 1990s. They began expanding into other areas such as device management by the early 2000s, however, especially for mobile devices.

    ProCare services include comprehensive monitoring for both users and individual devices. We also provide both remote and on-site support, as needed. ProCare services include scheduled maintenance tasks such as software updates and security patches. We also provide anti-virus protection, unattended technical support, and vendor support for our ProCare customers.

    ProCare’s Backup Management

    Backup and recovery have become an increasingly important part of IT management services in recent years. The security of these operations is vital for the protection of your revenue, profits, and reputation. ProCare monitors and manages your backups with customizable solutions, providing you with peace of mind and freeing up your IT resources.

    ProCare services also include software that performs complete backups to both local and cloud-based storage devices. We also provide 24/7 monitoring with alerts, and we handle any backup problems. An annual test on our end ensures you can recover your data in the event of a disaster.

    Firewall Management

    Firewall Management

    Firewalls prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to your network. A failure in your firewall can have extremely serious consequences, depending on the specific systems a hacker is able to access.

    ProCare firewall management includes the setup, monitoring, and maintenance of your virtual private network (VPN) connections. We also install intrusion detection and prevention systems, including gateway anti-virus protection and web content filtering. Additional tech security services in the ProCare solution also include updates to devise firmware.

    Get ProCare at Integrated Axis Technology Group

    Business owners who use our ProCare solution don’t need to spend time getting their technology running smoothly or troubleshooting problems. We handle these issues for them so they can focus on their business.

    Integrated Axis Technology Group (IA) has been providing IT solutions for businesses in the Tucson area for over 20 years. Our customers include businesses of all sizes and in virtually every industry. Contact us or call us at (520) 877-3033 to learn more about how ProCare can help your business.

  2. 4 Advantages of Wifi Networking for Businesses

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    Wi-Fi, also known as wifi, is a form of technology based on the IEEE 802.11 standards that uses radio waves to create local area networks (LANs). These devices use a wireless access point, commonly known as a hotspot, to connect to a wifi LAN (WLAN) that provides access to the internet. Hotspots have a range of about 20 meters indoors and a much greater range outdoors, typically by using multiple overlapping hotspots.

    Internet access is an increasingly important requirement for most businesses today, so the method of obtaining that access is critically important since virtually everyone is in need of the internet. Many businesses are turning to wifi technology as their preferred form of networking for both their customers and employees. Wifi for business offers the following distinct advantages:

    Wifi in the Office

    Internal wifi provides workers in the office with benefits that improve their productivity and save money in the long run. Going wireless reduces the restrictions on an office’s layout since cables no longer dictate desk locations. It also eliminates the expense of IT services such as purchasing, installing and maintaining those cables. Internal wifi also means that office workers are no longer tethered to their desks, allowing them to work at other locations such as conference rooms. An additional benefit of office wifi is a greater collaboration since the ability to access data from any location allows employees to work in groups more easily.

    Mobile Access

    Mobile Access

    Mobile devices have become the standard way of accessing the internet for many employees because they allow them to access work even when they’re not in the office. Some service plans allow users to configure their mobile devices as wifi hotspots, which can be highly useful for implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Wifi is especially helpful when allowing employees to continue working while traveling. A dedicated hot spot also provides traveling workers with greater security and allows them to avoid the wifi access fees common at many conferences and hotels.

    Home Wi-Fi

    High-speed wifi access can also benefit home-based workers. It allows work schedules to be more flexible since some workers can telecommute at least part of the time. This benefit helps retain top talent staff members who have come to expect telecommuting, which reduces the expense of working office space. Wifi technology also allows entrepreneurs to start and operate their business from home more easily.

    Public Networks

    Public Networks

    Wifi can be especially useful for customers, many of whom can’t go without internet connectivity for an extended period. A wifi public network at a business’s location can aid in marketing by providing a splash page that showcases its products, services, and expertise. Including the company name in the wifi network’s name can also help build a business’s brand. Advertising free wifi access draws in foot traffic for customer-facing businesses such as retail outlets and restaurants. Once in a store, wifi also encourages customers to spend more time at a business, thereby increasing sales.

    When searching for wifi and superior IT support for your Tucson business, look no further than Integrated Axis technology Group. We’re here to help you get started or improve the security you’ve already built. Give us a call at (520) 877-3033 to learn more.