Monday, October 27, 2008

Save Money San Diego!!!




Hello all Current/ Prospective Perfect Integration Customers,



We hope all is well and that the economy hasn’t hurt your business to much in these trying economic times. Perfect Integration is busier than ever! We hope you are focusing on your core business model and that your computers are up & running! If you are a current Perfect Integration customer, because of our pro-active approach, we know you have seen a REDUCTION in IT spending this year. We know you are happy by taking advantage of our pro-active monthly maintenance program we recommended, you have seen IT problems and glitches DECREASE over the years.



The New Year is approaching, and this is the time where our Director of Operations- Justin French, communicates to our existing clients his professional observations of your Information Technology Services at your office, regarding budgeting accordingly for the New Year.

Listen to a one-on-one conversation with a Senior Level Engineer's viewpoint on our economy:




Based on industry research, failures of servers, and your current It status, we are now recommending new servers every 2-4 years to keep up with the trend of:



Data consumption
Data growth
Hardware dependability
Software complexities.
RELAIBLE & TESTED Server Back-up


Disaster recovery is part of this new server solution, and based on your current systems, we are recommending you speak directly to Justin regarding your server and the status of this critical office component that functions as the brain of your computers and network for your organization. Please contact him directly at 760-717-5908 to discuss your current IT and server needs for 2009 and be sure to take advantage of this call!! He will personally give his professional and expert observations, recommendations, and areas of improvement for your office moving forward into 2009. Please DO NOT pass up this opportunity!



Best Regards,

Keith Tacla
Director of Business Development
Perfect Integrtaion, Inc.
7040 Avenida Encinas, Suite 201
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Mobile: 760.500.6043
Office: 760.929.2319
ktacla@perfectintegration.com
www.perfectintegration.com
www.pitechstaffing.com


“We are so excited about finding such an excellent IT consulting firm. You have done an excellent job for our firm and we really appreciate not only the professionalism, but also the way you respond to our needs so quickly and always take time for our simple little problems even when you are busy. Thank you for everything. We look forward to working and growing with you.”

Laura Davis
DeLellis and Associates San Diego, CA
http://www.delellis.com

Is your San Diego office prepared the next time your server goes down? San Diego Computer Consulting


Perfect Integration, Inc.

7040 Avenida Encinas, Ste. 201
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 500-6043 Contact: Keith- Your Acct. Executive
"San Diego's MOST TRUSTED IT Server Specialists"

"Is your office prepared the next time your server goes down?"

We have FINALLY uncovered the hidden Technology Mistakes your current IT Vendor does not want you to know about!

San Diego, CA. October 19, 2008 - Does your business have a Server? I'm sure it does, BUT does it have the proper disaster recovery solution in place? 90% of businesses that experience server crashes THOUGHT they had proper data back-up, server redundancy, or a fail-over system in place. More times than not, When your office server goes down, its takes hours, sometimes even days to get back up & running. Not to mention the costly emergency rates that apply for this server failure.

What is a server?- A server is the brain of your offices computers and network. Will your office be ready the next time your server goes down? When was the last time you TESTED your last back-up? Are you using tape Back-up? Did you know that tape back-up has the highest failure rate? How long can your office afford to be down? How much will this downtime cost your business?

Don't gamble with your server! You can have a sure bet with the TEAM at Perfect Integration- San Diego's most TRUSTED IT Server Specialists."


It has been a pleasure working with you and your company during the recent technological overhaul for my practice in Oral Surgery. You and your staff were on time and on budget and always responded immediately to any request for assistance during the upgrade. I am happy to recommend you to any practice that is contemplating an IT upgrade or overhaul”.

Sincerely,

Brian D. Mudd, D.D.S.

Diplomat, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Our Server Specialists can help with:

· Server Pro-Active Monthly Maintenance

· Designing VIRTUAL Server Solutions- we make disaster recovery take minutes!

· Eliminating Server Down-Time especially due to power outages

· On-site & Off-site data Back-up

· Pro-Active alerts when server data is nearing capacity

· Emailing error reports when server hardware or software issues occur

· Server Upgrades & Migrations- Get your Server set up right the first time

· Verify reliable hardware, software, and Infrastructure is in place

· Designing a 2009 IT budget that cuts costs over existing method- GUARANTEED

Weekly Tech Blog: http://perfectintegration-keith.blogspot.com/

Website: www.perfectintegration.com

If you could choose 1 thing you would want your current IT provider to do that they are not doing right now, what would it be? Call Keith Today, and i am sure he will make that happen for your office.


Monday, October 20, 2008

San Diego Microsoft Windows Server Specialists- See the Difference by using Perfect Integration, Inc.






Hello all Current/ Prospective Perfect Integration Customers,

We hope all is well and that the economy hasn’t hurt your business to much in these trying economic times. Perfect Integration is busier than ever! We hope you are focusing on your core business model and that your computers are up & running! If you are a current Perfect Integration customer, because of our pro-active approach, we know you have seen a REDUCTION in IT spending this year. We know you are happy by taking advantage of our pro-active monthly maintenance program we recommended, you have seen IT problems and glitches DECREASE over the years.

The New Year is approaching, and this is the time where our Director of Operations- Justin French, communicates to our existing clients his professional observations of your Information Technology Services at your office, regarding budgeting accordingly for the New Year.

Based on industry research, failures of servers, and your current It status, we are now recommending new servers every 2-4 years to keep up with the trend of:

  • Data consumption
  • Data growth
  • Hardware dependability
  • Software complexities.
  • RELIABLE & TESTED Server Back-up

Disaster recovery is part of this new server solution, and based on your current systems, we are recommending you speak directly to Justin regarding your server and the status of this critical office component that functions as the brain of your computers and network for your organization. Please contact him directly at 760-717-5908 to discuss your current IT and server needs for 2009 and be sure to take advantage of this call!! He will personally give his professional and expert observations, recommendations, and areas of improvement for your office moving forward into 2009. Please DO NOT pass up this opportunity!

Best Regards,

Keith Tacla

San Diego Microsoft Windows Server Specialists- See the Difference by using Perfect Integration, Inc.






Hello all Current/ Prospective Perfect Integration Customers,

We hope all is well and that the economy hasn’t hurt your business to much in these trying economic times. Perfect Integration is busier than ever! We hope you are focusing on your core business model and that your computers are up & running! If you are a current Perfect Integration customer, because of our pro-active approach, we know you have seen a REDUCTION in IT spending this year. We know you are happy by taking advantage of our pro-active monthly maintenance program we recommended, you have seen IT problems and glitches DECREASE over the years.

The New Year is approaching, and this is the time where our Director of Operations- Justin French, communicates to our existing clients his professional observations of your Information Technology Services at your office, regarding budgeting accordingly for the New Year.

Based on industry research, failures of servers, and your current It status, we are now recommending new servers every 2-4 years to keep up with the trend of:

  • Data consumption
  • Data growth
  • Hardware dependability
  • Software complexities.
  • RELIABLE & TESTED Server Back-up

Disaster recovery is part of this new server solution, and based on your current systems, we are recommending you speak directly to Justin regarding your server and the status of this critical office component that functions as the brain of your computers and network for your organization. Please contact him directly at 760-717-5908 to discuss your current IT and server needs for 2009 and be sure to take advantage of this call!! He will personally give his professional and expert observations, recommendations, and areas of improvement for your office moving forward into 2009. Please DO NOT pass up this opportunity!

Best Regards,

Keith Tacla

Analysis of Final Debate 2008 Canidates- Obama Vs. McCain

After coming off the previous 2 debates, McCain seemed to be the underdog. Compared to Obama, McCain in less charismatic, less eloquent, and has a somewhat shorter fuse which i noticed throughout the debate. I also recognized that Obama started talking into the camera more compared to his previous debates instead of just looking at the mediator. McCain used a more combined approach; talking to the camera, and the mediator. McCain really hit on some strong points like the Ayers and Acorn connection to Obama, and his buddies in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
McCain has a great resume and should of stuck to that more. Obama fails to realize McCain's long record of bi-partisan leadership over the years, and i believe McCain could of hit on this strong leadership point much more during the debate. Obama kept his cool about his connection to Ayers and Acorn, but never reputed some poor comments from the campaign trail. I also felt that Obama does not answer questions as directly as McCain and talks around the issue, like the 280,000$ for Acorn... Obama is trying to portray a new leader role for a new generation, but i think personally his resume does not support him enough to become the next president. I really laughed at and enjoyed the comment McCain made to Obama that he wasn't George W. Bush, and perhaps if he wanted to compare him to George Bush, he should of run in against him in 2004. This was McCain's strongest debate, but i don't think it was enough to persuade the independents and liberal conservatives still un-decided. The positive leadership styles of McCain seemed to be his passion about the topics, his military background, and more of an authoritative style for this debate. Obama's leadership style was more charismatic Democratic compared to that of McCain, but i still think the fact that Obama constantly agrees with McCain says something about Obama's little experience and lack for support of small businesses.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tech Trends that Challenge and (Sometimes) Disturb You



The widespread use of technology requires small business leaders to have more knowledge about how to use these tools -- and avoid their pitfalls -- than ever before.

Technology is a good thing. It helps you be productive and save money. But I’ve noticed two technology themes recently that, depending how you look at them, are not always such positives in business. First, the increasing availability of technology requires more knowledge by small business owners about technology and how to use it than ever before. Second, it’s a jungle out there and technology is being used as a weapon by some, requiring that you be forewarned -- and forearmed.

Let’s look at five technology trends that can place extra demands on business:

More browsers

Once upon a time there were two browsers, Netscape and Internet Explorer. Then the browser war ensued, and for a while there was one main browser. Fast forward a few years and it seems like everyone is getting into the browser act, with Microsoft, Apple, and Mozilla now offering browsers. Even Google recently jumped into the browser fray, releasing its brand spanking new Chrome browser. And business associates of mine swear by the Flock browser for social media activities. Wikipedia lists dozens of browsers, although market share resides in a handful.

The upshot: With today’s emphasis on software as a service, eventually you will run into online applications that don’t work properly on a given browser. That means you may need to have two or three browsers installed on your computer, so you have a backup if one doesn’t work. That also means two or three browsers you have to keep updated for new releases, keep your bookmarks and settings updated, etc. And if you are running a website or Web application, you now have more browsers to worry about testing for compatibility. Even a small design tweak can throw off how your site looks or operates in certain browsers.

Scraper sites

RSS feeds are wonderful, because they make it more convenient for you as the reader to monitor and read content. However, they have given birth to a particularly putrid form of parasite called the scraper site (sometimes affectionately known as a splog, or spam blog). Scraper sites “scrape” RSS feeds and put your content into their own site. Usually these sites attempt to make advertising revenue off of YOUR content.

The upshot: Trying to deal with scraper sites can make you feel like you are playing the carnival game “Whack a Mole.” As soon as you report one scraper site to Google and it goes away, another pops up. But don’t let that dissuade you from reporting them. Also, make sure you delete trackbacks from scraper sites (no sense sending traffic to them). You might also embed links back to your site in your RSS feed. With WordPress, for instance, the "RSS footer" plugin will insert the URL for each original article inside your feed, making it harder for some to scrape your feed without giving you credit.

Twitter spam and Facebook imposters

Even the social networking sites are attracting spammers, hackers, and other bad actors. Twitter accounts that consist of spam, XXX-rated content, and other offensive or unnecessary things are growing in number. Twitter and Facebook imposters are fairly common -- even Seth Godin says that the Twitter account under his name is not him. Facebook accounts have also gotten hacked or hijacked. For instance, a hacker managed to compromise a Facebook app and placed a highly offensive image on my Facebook profile. I could not block or delete the image. Eventually Facebook had to step in and delete it.

The upshot: Today you and your business increasingly have a presence on or through multiple social sites and applications. That’s good, because it spreads your brand. But it also brings the burden of monitoring your presence regularly, or you could end up “following” a XXX-rated thread or displaying on your profile a racially offensive image that could smear your reputation by association. And you should take preemptive action, going out to popular social media sites and signing up for the use of your name and/or business brand, to prevent imposters from profiting off of your hard work.

Hacking epidemics

Not long ago, I was checking out a friend’s blog and saw a strange homepage. Instead of a blog, the homepage now was a link farm. If you clicked on any links they took you to a Russian website. Turns out, an iframe code had been inserted in the blog, hijacking it. This sleazy tactic is just the latest in an all-out epidemic of hackings hitting small business blogs and other websites. It used to be that you didn’t need to worry much about hackings unless you had an ecommerce site or collected credit card or sensitive customer data. Now, informational websites and blogs are a target.

The upshot: Blogging and having a small business website have become more complex. And if you do not have outside tech help, it’s up to you to educate yourself about security issues and take steps to protect your site. (As if you needed one more thing on your plate.) For those of you using WordPress, I’ve written some tips for protecting your WordPress site.

Intrusive anti-malware apps

Anybody who doesn’t know by now that they should have anti-virus/firewall/Internet security software installed on their computers needs a bop on the head. There’s no excuse not to protect your computers -- and avoid inadvertently spreading malware. But sometimes good things go wrong, as this post pointed out about an Internet security program that in its efforts to protect you, interferes with your work, slows down your system, and forces you to do things its way rather than your way.

The upshot: Look for security programs that manage a balance between security and protecting you from malware. Read user reviews online specifically touching that issue.

Technology is a wonderful thing, but it WILL take more of your time and knowledge to be effective in an increasingly tech-centric world.

Anita Campbell is a writer, speaker and radio talk show host who closely follows trends in the small business market at her site, Small Business Trends.

Friday, October 3, 2008

P.I.'s Top Ten Services


Perfect Integration, Inc.
Top Ten List of Services



When doing Business Development, many prospective clients ask me, “what is Perfect Integration, and what does your team do over there?” Well, its time to answer this simple yet highly important question with another question: “If you could find a company that maintained all your Information Technology services for your business, followed up with you, and pro-actively serviced the computers, network, and communication services for your business, and had technicians you trusted, then why haven’t you found out more about Perfect Integration?”

Here is a list of our TOP TEN Services we offer our valued clients:

1. On-Site Desktop Support- Computers have become a huge part of our daily business lives. If your computer acts up, we troubleshoot these desktops and get them to behave once again.

2. Computer Network Integration- Your network is the highway your computers use to communicate with one another, and access the internet. We make sure your network is set up right from the beginning, and protected from the outside threats that exist daily. Because of the many variables, networking issues can arise, and we have the proper tools to asses the issue and solve these problems the first time.

3. On-Site PC Monthly Maintenance- Do you bring your car in for Maintenance? Of course you do, AND you should have your computers serviced by professionals. We have a 7 point inspection, optimization, and tune-up we run for our monthly maintenance clients that come in the next day and notice a difference in the speeds and efficiency in their fresh PC.

4. On-Site Server Support- The server on your network is the brain of your organization. Top priority is disaster recovery and PROPER back-up of this server. Next is monitoring the hardware/ software of this server to catch any miss-haps before they occur. Our enterprise level server engineers keep your servers up and running.

5. On-Site and Remote Back-Up- First we do a back-up image of your pc’s and servers, then we back-up critical data off-site because insurance companies give incentives for this essential service to business continuity.

6. Internet Connectivity & Security- If your office is on AT&T DSL or any other DSL service, then call us right away! Your office could be exposed to a wide variety of security issues, and un-reliability and no quality of service. Your business could suffer un-wanted downtime. We sell quality, reliable, and guaranteed internet and voice services and have partnered with many local ISP’s in San Diego.

7. Infrastructure Cabling- if you need to move a data drop, add a new pc to the network, or re-locating your entire network to a new office, then we can handle this sometimes daunting task. We will handle the project management behind it for you, drawing of specs, and actual termination of all data cables and labeling.

8. On-Site Printer Repair- maintaining your printers helps the longevity and up-time of your office printers. We have partner companies who service and maintain all the office printers of our valued clients so they are always able to print out the new IT budget when needed with ease.

9. On-Site Laptop Repair- Our on-staff laptop engineers can repair anything from software to hardware issues and have you back up and running with full mobility to and from your office in no time.

10. Technical Staffing & Recruiting- Lets say you use Perfect Integration on an as needed consulting basis and all of a sudden, you need one of our techs part time or full time for additional support and service. Because our techs are on our payroll and we staff them, you save on payroll taxes and workers comp by using perfect integration technical staffing services because we find the right candidate for the right job. We also have recruiting and placement services so for a small fee, we find you the proper candidate and allow you to hire them directly because you know we have the quality technicians your business needs. So next time you need a full time tech, try out perfect integration and see the difference!

Click the link below and listen to Justin French explain the benefits of P.I.'s Top 10 Services.



Now you get a feel for Perfect Integration’s Top Ten List of Services. If you need any clarification on these valued services, please contact me, your Business Development manager, Keith Tacla at 760-500-6043 and wee look forward to servicing your IT needs in the near future.

“We can only say that your service has been top notch. We appreciate your quick response to our distress calls. At the level at which we operate it is nice to have an IT company that is familiar with our system and can troubleshoot over the phone.”

Christie Tugend
Christ Church Coronado
http://www.christchurchcoronado.org

Top 4 Reasons for Computer Failure




PCs are more reliable than they used to be, but when it does fail who can you turn for help? Desktops and notebooks bought in the period 2003-2004 were more likely to experience hardware failures than those purchased in 2005 and 2006. Technology is always changing and as time passes maybe we can see major hardware improvements where hardware failure is not such a problem. The only problem is we live in the NOW and hardware failure is happening in offices everyday around the globe. This is where Perfect Integration comes in.

The Director of Operations, Justin French states, “A hardware failure is any incident that requires a component to be replaced”. This can be a hard drive, server, or CD ROM drive. Unsurprisingly, vendors like to keep the numbers private, but Perfect Integration said it gleaned enough data from third-parties and its clients to put a number to failure rates together.
First, desktops. Systems bought in 2003 and 2004 had a seven per cent likelihood of failure in the first year, rising to 15 per cent by the fourth year of usage. The year-one failure rate fell to five per cent for systems bought in 2005 and 2006, French said. It's projecting a year-four failure rate of 12 per cent for these machines.

Notebooks
Notebooks are less reliable than desktops, but that's only to be expected, but the reliability improvement is better. Notebooks bought in 2003 and 2004 had a failure rate of 20 per cent, rising to 28 per cent by year four. Laptops acquired since then have a 15 per cent likelihood of failure in the first year, and Gartner projects a four-year failure rate of 22 per cent.

Hardware
Hardware failures centre on the usual suspects. For both notebooks and desktops, motherboards and hard drives are the most likely components to fail. With laptops, you can add latches, hinges, feet, cases, keyboards and screens, in that order, to the list.

Screens used to top the list, so its clear notebook makers are getting better at making more robust displays. Either that, or once bitten, twice shy users are being more careful with their machines these days.

Here is Perfect Integration’s top reasons for computer failure:

Top 4 Reason for System Failure

• You must purchase solid hardware
• You need to install windows critical updates
• Beware for pop ups that look like their from Microsoft
• Check your power supply and make sure PC/Server is in a cool place

Click the link below and listen to the Director of Operations for Perfect Integration explain the simple reasons for computer failure:



Call Perfect Integration today and get set-up on their monthly maintenance program. It's only $19.95/Month/PC so you can have a pro-active approach to catching system failure befor it occurs. Call our office @ (760)929-2319.

“We are so excited about finding such an excellent IT consulting firm. You have done an excellent job for our firm and we really appreciate not only the professionalism, but also the way you respond to our needs so quickly and always take time for our simple little problems even when you are busy. Thank you for everything. We look forward to working and growing with you.”

Laura Davis
DeLellis and Associates San Diego, CA
http://www.delellis.com

Foundations of a Solid Infrastructure





Basics for a solid infrastructure in place

Computer network installation can be daunting but with a few guidelines you can install a good network at your home or office. Networking allows computers to share peripherals, and allows one computer to backup the data of another. Also networks can enable a single computer to act as an Internet access point for the entire network without the inconvenience of fitting a modem and telephone extension for each computer.

Planning
This involves defining business requirements and growth plans to build a framework for connecting computers and other equipment in the organization. Good network planning eases the process of a suitable network installation. Here users need to consider usage requirements and assess who will manage the network. Usage, maintenance, expansion and security issues also need consideration.

Hardware requirements
Once the planning has been done, the next stage involves understanding what hardware will be required and what hardware your network will support. This can be a hard task so don’t hesitate to ask a professional IT company like Perfect Integration for proper recommendations in this area. These recommendations can include back-up devices, uninterruptible power supplies, network printers, etc. Once this is determined by your installer, you need to understand how many network points will be required. Hubs and switches should have sufficient ports for the various connections. Also there should be enough scope for growth and expansion in the future.

Here are requirements Perfect Integration recommends for a solid infrastructure:

Have your server backed with a UPS surge protector.
• Have all the proper software and hardware for your network.
• Keep all cables strapped together to limit fire hazard.
• Keep your PC or Server in a cool place.
• Make sure you have all password and usernames in place.
• Re-install your operating system (XP, Win Vista)




Network design
Here various aspects like the kind of topology, network operating system, the right network interface cards and cabling needs to be considered. If the network is small, a basic topology like ring, bus, mesh or star may be used. But if the network is complex, a hybrid of two or more technologies may need to be implemented. The location of the network cables, various devices, hubs, switches, servers, printers, firewalls, routers and modems needs consideration. Building or leasing regulations that may affect the cabling also need to be kept in mind. Security issues, both within the organization and on the Internet also need consideration. Perfect Integration has tools to use align all of these process so they work as one production crew.

Support services
Here you need to consider professional consultants, support staff, and Perfect Integration is a one stop shop for all the support you’ll need. You will need to consider the staff for management, security, maintenance and training. Employees will require to adopt new habits while using the network and sufficient training needs to be provided in this regard.
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Networks can help people share information, efficiently access the Internet, and work collaboratively. As networks become necessary, it is important to know which technologies will work for your organization. To help make an informed choice on what technologies, hardware and support systems to use, Perfect Integration offers its turnkey solutions that make operations seamless. Our services enable your organizations to install suitable networks that are easy to upgrade and expand.

Click the link below and listen to Justin @ Perfect Integration, Inc. give advise on the steps needed to set-up a solid infrastructure.



Give us a call if you need any help setting up your office's computer network!
Perfect Integration, Inc.
7040 Avenida Encinas Suite 201
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Office: 760.929.2319


“Perfect Integration is a smart choice for computer services advice and support. They are quick to respond to our needs with a solution that guarantees results. Our technician, Justin, is always friendly, professional and competent. We recommend Perfect Integration to anyone in need of professional technical support for their business.”

Dan Porter Higgins- Director of Sales and Marketing
V2O The Venue Long Beach, CA
www.v2olongbeach.com