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Are free anti-virus software any good?

First and foremost, you never want to go without security protection on your computer. Free anti-virus has very low detection rates. Give us a call and we will be happy to inform you of the latest security software we recommend and sell to all our clients for protection.

What exactly are managed IT services?

Simply put, IPM Computers managed IT services means we take care of your entire information technology needs. We manage all your hardware and software sourcing, installation, technical support, and IT staffing needs. It also means IPM Computers acts as your go-to consultancy and support team, providing scheduled maintenance and upgrading of your systems, along with emergency assistance to keep your business up and running.

What is cloud backup?

Cloud backup also known as online backup is the process where your onsite backups are transferred to an offsite server every night. The server is located in a secure data center in USA. Cloud backup replaces the need for someone to take a backup home each night. It is more secure, reliable and easier to manage and monitor.

What kind of response times can I expect?

We work with each client to establish specific expectations. Our measurable service levels specify clear consequences for not living up to agreed-upon expectations.

How long is a managed services contract for?

Our service contracts are a standard 4 year term. We utilize this length of time due to the nature that hardware is supposed to be cycled out every 4 years. This helps keep our costs competitive as well as in line with the current situation you may need 4 years later.

What should I do before I call for help?

When possible, write down any information about error messages and take screen shots of your issue. Next, attempt to recreate the issue with us on the phone. Often times, it helps to close the program and restart the computer to reset the system, and possibly resolve the problem on your own.

What does having managed IT services cost?

Our service model uses a fixed monthly fee, which is based on the size and complexity of your particular business. Once contracted, your managed IT services will cover maintenance and support for every component of your network, providing you with peace of mind and the ability to accurately forecast your IT maintenance costs for years.

What if we already have an internal IT department?

No problem! We offer scale-able solutions that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you need a full package of managed IT services and consulting, security solutions or service desk support, IPM Computers makes it simple with an affordable and customized flat rate service plan.

How does a flat rate billing save me money?

Flat-rate billing gives you the ability to budget your IT expenses so you can better focus on your core business goals. We customize each service package for your unique business, so you only pay for what you need. IPM Computers serves as your “one stop shop” for all your managed IT services needs. And we do it all for one fixed monthly cost. We don’t profit from your pain! With the manner in which we bill our clients, it’s in everyone’s best interest for us to keep you running perfectly, every day!

What types of systems do you support?

We pride ourselves on being “ecosystem agnostic”: whether you use Google Apps or Office365, Windows or Mac, Android or iOS, we will support your team.  Need to install a server onsite or host one virtually on Amazon or Azure? We will support you.  Need to transition from one ecosystem to another?  We’ll be there for you.

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