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 Integrated Technology Systems, 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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      Who Are We?

      It's Nice To Know Who You're Working With, We Get That

      Integrated Technology Systems understands that making a decision means putting your trust in us. We encourage you to find out more about our company and read testimonials from our many satisfied customers!

      About Integrated Technology Systems
       

      We are not your typical business, We are your business partners

      We live by the idea that your business needs come first, so much so that our CEO Michael Coopersmith has written a letter for you to read showing just how dedicated our team is to not only solving problems but your success!

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      It's a Secret

      Shhh, don't tell anyone we told you!

      WARNING: We are about to let you in on a secret about how most computer companies really make their money! We will cover the three main types of IT companies and what you can expect out of them.

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      Do you know someone who you think my benefit from our services? Let us know and we will get in touch with them!

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      What Our Clients Say

      • Fast Network Assistance in Short Notice!
        Amber Partners

        We engaged Integrated Technology Systems with very short notice to facilitate cabling our new office space, assisting with the technology move and getting our network up and running. I was extremely pleased with the outcome, The ITS team is very knowledgeable, communicative, transparent, systematic, efficient and friendly.

      • Voice and Data Cabling Expertise in ITS
        SCHULMAN, BLITZ & WILLIAMSON, LLP

        ITS recommended a VOIP phone system and put us in touch with a top notch VOIP provider. Before we moved into the new office, ITS wired the entire space with voice and data cabling and worked with our internet service provider and telephone company to coordinate the installations.

        Information technology and telecommunications are the backbone of any business, and you would be doing yourself a huge disservice not make use of the expertise that ITS has to offer.

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      Tip of the Week: How Tracking Your Net Worth Can Benefit Your Long-Term Goals

      Finding Your Net Worth
      To many people’s relief, their net worth takes into account much more than just their paycheck. You can basically think of your net worth as the grand total of all of your assets, minus your liabilities; or, rather, what you have minus what you owe. It’s actually quite easy for your net worth to increase over time, since you’ll owe less and obtain more.

      Therefore, the first step toward determining your net worth is putting together a list of what you currently own, versus what you currently owe.

      What You Own

      • Home (its current value)
      • Other real estate
      • Automobiles and other vehicles like RVs and ATVs (leased vehicles don’t count)
      • Jewelry and collectibles
      • Household items, like furniture, appliances, etc.
      • Retirement accounts, bonds, stocks, mutual funds
      • Cash value of life insurance
      • The balance of checking and savings accounts
      • Cash

      What You Owe

      • Home mortgage principal
      • Other mortgage principal
      • Auto loans
      • Student loans
      • Credit card debt
      • Other loans

      Once all of these items are in order, you need to plug this information into an online net worth calculator:

      http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/networth/networth.html

      http://www.creditcardfinder.com.au/net-worth

      Tracking Your Net Worth
      Now that you’ve attained your net worth, you can use a spreadsheet to track the growth--or (gasp) decline--of your net worth. Here are four ways that focusing on your net worth can be beneficial.

      • Financial progress: It’s in our human nature to evolve and make progress, and keeping track of your net worth gives you some solid statistics that you can focus on. It’s always great to look back on the previous month and see how much your financial situation has improved.
      • Confidence building: Keeping track of your net worth can be empowering. For example, saving an extra $1,000 in your emergency fund, or increasing your 401K with a bigger contribution can make you feel proud of yourself, and can help you stay focused on accomplishments rather than your debts.
      • Keeps you from focusing on assets: On the other hand, you need to keep yourself aware of more than just how much you currently have. Having $200k in assets is great, but you should also keep your $100k of debt at the top of your mind.
      • Acquiring loans: Your net worth could become a major factor when you apply for a loan in the near future. You want to ensure that you keep track of your net worth so that you aren’t unpleasantly surprised in the event that you need a cosigner for a loan.

      Can tracking your net worth be help achieve your financial goals? Try it out and let us know in the comments how it goes.

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      Alert: Microsoft Outlook Users Be Wary of New Ransomware

      Distributed Denial of Service attacks utilize previously-infected “botnets” (networks of infected computers) to slam the targeted system with a ferocious amount of traffic. The legs of the targeted system eventually buckle, and the organization’s operations are crippled by downtime. Now that ransomware is using DDoS attacks, it becomes much riskier to ignore a ransomware warning. Plus, the infected computer is brought into the botnet and used to torture other poor souls who are unfortunate enough to get infected.

      Cerber demands a ransom of 1.24 Bitcoins to unlock the ransomware. As of this time of writing, 1.24 Bitcoins are valued at approximately $718.

      The intended victim receives an email containing the ransomware which, when activated, adds three files to the desktop of the victim’s computer. Each contains the same message; one is a simple TXT file, another is HTML, and the third is a Visual Basic Script that converts to an audio message. Their message reads: Attention! Attention! Attention! Your documents, photos, databases and other important files have been encrypted! To add insult to injury, this message will trigger every time you boot your computer.

      The hackers make it quite easy for users to pay the ransom. The two files contain instructions to navigate to the Tor payment site, while also offering some inspirational advice: “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger,” transcribed in Latin. In most cases, we recommend against paying the ransom, but sometimes it’s unavoidable; particularly if you don’t have a secure data backup. Still, there’s no guarantee that the hacker will ever release your files, and contributing funds will only further their goals to attack others like yourself.

      There’s currently no known way to eliminate Cerber, which makes it crucial to protect your systems from infection. In particular, you should focus on security best practices and identify phishing scams, as this is the primary mode through which ransomware spreads. As the business owner, you need to ensure that your organization follows these practices, from the top-down.

      • Users need to understand email security best practices. This includes being wary of unsolicited messages that contain attachments or suspicious links.
      • All of your organization's mission-critical data should be backed up and stored in an isolated location. This way, even if your network becomes infected with ransomware, you can just restore the backup to avoid paying the hackers.
      • Keep your systems updated with the latest versions of software solutions, and always keep your antivirus solution updated with the latest threat definitions. Malware designers are always trying to outpace security professionals, so stay one step ahead to help keep yourself secure.

      For more information about cyber security and other best practices, reach out to Integrated Technology Systems at 212-750-5420 .

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      It Pays to Outsource Your IT

      In the past, break-fix IT services allowed users to get the technical support they needed, but at a steep cost. IT companies would tell the user what was wrong with the technology, and offer a price for what it would take to fix it. By nature, this type of IT maintenance is designed to thrive off of the user’s technology failing to work properly. Therefore, from a break-fix IT company’s point of view, there’s no real reason to put preventative measures in place that would save the user money in the long run.

      In stark contrast, managed IT services do the exact opposite of their break-fix counterpart, and that’s to save businesses money by preventing issues from developing into costly and downtime-causing problems. This helps organizations keep their IT budgets intact, even if they don’t have a dedicated in-house IT department. Preventative maintenance detects small issues and resolves them in a timely manner, preventing them from becoming major problems.

      Here are some examples of effective managed service offerings that can save SMBs money in the long run:

      Server Hosting
      Your server units are the hardware responsible for the safe storage and distribution of your organization’s digital assets. Therefore, it makes sense that you would want to guarantee that they’re being cared for properly. The problem here is that server maintenance and hosting requires a specific skillset that only a professional technician can provide, and that the SMB typically has a limited IT budget that doesn’t necessarily accommodate hiring new staff members for this purpose. This is often why organizations outsource this responsibility to a managed service provider that can guarantee consistent uptime and the prolonged health of server units.

      Network Security
      If your business doesn’t know the difference between viruses, malware, trojans, phishing scams, and other common threats, it’s a good idea to have a trained security professional on-hand to manage your network and endpoints. Businesses can outsource the responsibility of maintaining and managing solutions like firewalls, antivirus, spam-blocking, and content-filtering components, that are capable of mitigating threats and limiting exposure to dangerous situations.

      Remote Maintenance and Management
      There are times when technological issues aren’t immediately known to the user, and they can become disastrous problems later on if ignored. Technology professionals can identify these issues by remotely monitoring statistics like CPU usage, RAM consumption, and other critical factors, in order to prevent them from escalating into major unavoidable disasters. These issues can then be resolved remotely, without the need for an on-site visit from a tech, helping you keep your budget under control.

      Backup and Disaster Recovery
      Small businesses might be agile enough to respond to threats and disasters promptly, but this is only the case if they’re taking measures to keep their data safe. It’s been shown that businesses that fail to recover their data following a data loss incident, will likely go out of business within one year of the incident. Therefore, you need a comprehensive solution that’s designed to limit data loss and practically eliminate downtime.

      If your business has difficulty managing and maintaining its technology infrastructure, why not reach out to Integrated Technology Systems to ask about what we can do for your business? To learn more about backup and disaster recovery, network security, and more, reach out to us at 212-750-5420 .

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      Tracking your net worth might not be the same as tracking how many much money you have in your account, but it’s a good start. By tracking your net worth, you’ll have a good idea of how your finances fare in the big picture of things. Doing this may even help you worry less ...

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      Integrated Technology Systems launches new website!

      Integrated Technology Systems is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.itsnyc.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

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