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8 Signs – Time To Ask IT For New Computer

8 signs it’s time to ask IT for a new computer

If your boss hands you a new assignment and tells you, “Take your time”, good chance you were day dreaming. Snap out of it! You are officially part of the 21st century workforce. Emails need to be checked, Word and Excel always ready and Internet browsers should be as fast as a blink of an eye. Today’s work environment is go-go-go all the time, and phrases like “take a break” or “slow down” seem to have been left behind.

So what do you do if you’re stuck in this 21st century work environment with a PC that’s slow and uncooperative? It’s time to talk to IT about getting a new one.

If you’re not sure if you should be having this conversation, see if any of the below apply to you.

1. Your computer is a single-tasker

 Your computer is a single-tasker

At home, you have five windows open, you’re streaming music and reading an online story all at once. But at work, it’s one window at a time and the thought of leaving a document open while you check email makes you shudder. If your backup plan involves your smartphone, then it’s time for a new computer. Today’s PCs that run on the latest generation of Intel processors offer twice the performance of 4-year-old models, giving you the chance to experience that new-fangled, multi-tasking thing everyone’s talking about.

2. Your PC is officially out to lunch

Your PC is officially out to lunch

Few things are more frustrating than watching your screen go black right in the middle of a big project or minutes before an urgent deadline, especially when you haven’t hit the save button. If your computer is prone to taking a hiatus or two, place it on permanent break time.

3. You can type a Russian novel before the first word appears on the screen

You can type a Russian novel before the first word appears on the screen

No one’s calling on you to turn into a court reporter, but it would be nice if you could read at least some of that email before you’re ready to click send. A new PC will work at your speed and you won’t have to wait for it to catch up. Can you picture it? Probably not yet.

4. Your PC crashes more often than Evel Knievel

Your PC crashes more often than Evel Knievel

When Evel crashed, you saw fire, explosions and excitement. When your old computer crashes, there’s certainly no excitement. Also, your desire to remain employed prevents the fire and explosions.

5. Moving your PC could be the next big Cross Fit-like exercise craze

Moving your PC could be the next big Cross Fit-like exercise craze

If you need to brace yourself before you move your PC, it’s time for a newer model. Today the average laptop weighs 6 pounds or less, and new PCs are 50 percent thinner than those made a few years ago. So save the heavy lifting for the gym and leave your weight belt at home.

6. People mistake your computer for a vintage toy

People mistake your computer for a vintage toy

That’s silly of course. At least vintage toys have value. But, if younger co-workers aren’t even sure how to turn your PC on, it’s time for an upgrade.

7. The thought of unplugging your PC, even for a moment, terrifies you

The thought of unplugging your PC, even for a moment, terrifies you

Your cubicle shouldn’t feel like an emergency room. New PCs offer three times the battery life over older models, so tell IT you want to pull the plug on your old PC permanently.

Today’s computers are smaller, lighter, have more memory and boot up in 6 seconds or less. If you’re tired of your PC being the punchline of office jokes, tell IT it’s time for a new PC.

8. The End has come for XP

windows-xp-the-endWindows XP… The End. Time to upgrade. Even I had problems letting go. But trust me, you can do it. The 21st century awaits you.

 

Lord-Griffin-IT-SolutionsLord & Griffin IT Solutions can help you design, implement, optimize, manage and run your network infrastructure, regardless of its complexity and of your organization’s size.  Lord & Griffin IT Solutions IT Systems Management Services are services designed with small and mid-size businesses in mind. Our certified technicians provide fast, affordable business computer service and technical computer help – offering same day, weekend and evening appointments. Let us be your IT department for a fraction of the cost! Lord & Griffin IT Solutions can help you save time and money by lending your business our technical expertise.  See IT Systems and Network Services

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Website Migration: Lord & Griffin Web Solutions #WebsiteMigration #WebHosting

Website Migration

Each time you swap hosting providers, you’re met with plenty of obstacles. At Lord & Griffin Web Solutions, we’re here for you, ready to make this procedure much easier – we will do all the work for you and will migrate all your files, MySQL databases and e–mails.

At Lord & Griffin Web Solutions, we understand that this can be hard & time–consuming. That’s the reason why we will perform all that for you at no cost! Our experienced technical team reps will migrate your web site content from your current provider to us. Our technicians have got a lot of experience migrating web sites and can take care of everything – from a normal WordPress blog or Joomla web site, to a very elaborate, custom–built web app.*

Q: Why do I have to move my web site? What does web site migration include?

Q: Why do I have to move my web site? What does web site migration include?

A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer fulfill the requirements of your website, or if you face frequent network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the customer service staff to reply back to you, it may be smart to switch your provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your websites together with your databases from your current provider to your new provider.

Q: Web site migration seems like a lot of work. How much time will it take?

Q: Web site migration seems like a lot of work. How much time will it take?

A: There are plenty of variables to bear in mind – the overall number of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our web site migration experts, etc. Having said that, we do our very best to accomplish all website migrations in a 48–hour period. Smaller web sites are migrated faster – typically within 24 hours.

Q: My personal privacy is essential for me. What data do you require?

Q: My personal privacy is essential for me. What data do you require?

A: We will require the name of the website that you would like us to move. We’ll also require a means to access your present hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your site.

Q: My current web hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I trust you?

Q: My current web hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I trust you?

A: In order for us to start the transfer of your web hosting account, you must first open an account with us. Opening an account with us will require that you  disclose essentially the same details you have provided to your current web hosting provider. We’ve also got an extremely strict Privacy Policy, which specifies how sensitive info is dealt with.

Q: How about downtime? Will my site be offline?

Q: How about downtime? Will my site be offline?

A: Your site will continue to work just like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. As soon as we are done with the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our platform and we will ask you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will have to do is edit the NS resource records for your domain. Your web site will be migrated to us without any downtime.

Q: Will my present hosting provider need to provide any information/help?

Q: Will my present hosting provider need to provide any information/help?

A: While we transfer your content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.

 

Data Center Facility Options – @LordGriffinITS #DataCenters #BigData

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Cutting Edge Hepsia Web Hosting

With our cutting edge Hepsia Web Hosting CP and Customer Service intensely concentrated on customer satisfaction, Lord & Griffin Web Solutions provides web hosting, complemented by VPS packages, semi-dedicated hosting plans and dedicated hosting server plans. Our shared hosting plans feature unmetered data storage space, unmetered monthly bandwidth, a Free domain name registration and a myriad of cost-free extras. Every web hosting plan includes our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool, which will astonish you with its user-friendliness, and our script installation tool offering a 1-click installation of over 50 PHP scripts. Also, the shared web hosting packages offer optional PоstgreSQL, InnoDB and NodeJS support. The Memcached distributed memory caching system and the Varnish Cache web application accelerator are available too.

3 Data Centers Facilities – US / UK /AU

The web hosting service and the customer service we offer are superb. The web hosting packages include plenty of bonuses and the prices are extremely affordable. But what makes us recommend them even more heartily is the circumstance that all shared web hosting clients can pick between 4 leading-edge data centers located on several continents – Pulsant in London, UK; Steadfast in Chicago, United States; and SiS Group in Sydney, Australia. So, you can pick the datacenter facility, which is closest to your physical whereabouts or to your target audience so as to achieve faster website loading speeds.

Data Center in US

 

  • Top-level Cisco routers and switches
  • Large public and private peering
  • Backup UPS and diesel generators
  • First-rate climate control
  • Security card access and DVR cameras
  • 24×7 monitoring and support service

 

We work with a top-notch datacenter facility situated in the heart of Chicago, IL, which offers excellent conditions for hosting sites whose visitors reside in the States, Canada or Latin America. It will guarantee you the fastest web site loading speed feasible. You can select the Chicago-based data center from the pull-down list on our signup form. This option is available with all services offered on our web site – shared hosting plans, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ-based VPSs, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated hosting servers.

Data Center in UK

We work with one of the most famous data centers in England – Pulsant, which is situated a couple of kilometers north-west of London and which offers ideal conditions for hosting websites whose visitors come from the UK and Continental Europe. This first-class data center located a few miles north-west of London, which has the highest level of security for you site and will guarantee you a fast web site loading speed conceivable. The UK data center option is available with all shared web hosting plans, as well as with all Virtuozzo and OpenVZ-powered Virtual Private Servers. Select the hosting service that you want on the order form and then select the UK datacenter from the drop-down list.

Data Center in Australia

The SISGroup datacenter facility offers superb website load speeds and a extensive peering network. With us, you can host your Australian-oriented web site in a top-of-the-line datacenter located in the Sydney central business district. The SISGroup data center facility offers excellent connectivity. By hosting your web site there, you ensure that your visitors from Australia, New Zealand and Oceania will enjoy much faster website load speeds. You can host your website in the Sydney data center facility if you pick any of our shared hosting plans or OpenVZ-driven Virtual Private Server hosting plans. Just pick your plan and then select the Sydney data center from the pull-down menu on the signup form.

Cloud and Managed IT Services

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We provide Customized IT Support, Cloud and Managed IT Services Solutions to fit your business and budget. Focus on the Business, we’ll handle IT.

At Lord & Griffin IT Solutions we know every business’s technology needs are different and having the right IT support in place is mission-critical. Whether you have 5 employees or 500; we can develop an effective IT management strategy that’s right for your business or organization, and we’ll find the most cost-effective way to get just the right level of tech support.

Our custom-tailored support plans allow customers to completely outsource the procurement, installation, and ongoing management of their IT hardware and software.

  • On Demand Support Services are designed to address the needs of clients that want a highly responsive, professional, and reliable IT support resource available to them when the need arises, but don’t necessarily need or want ongoing management services. On Demand Services are priced on a per incident or hourly basis. One (1) server and up to 10 PCs – Starting at $250/mo. Additional PCs and servers can be added on to perfectly tailor this plan for your needs.
  • IT Management Services provide our clients with proactive, ongoing monitoring, management, support and planning of your IT systems, as well as support for your employees using those systems. These services are priced on a flat monthly fee for unlimited service – providing budget predictability and ease of access to our services. provides an array of essential IT management services on a flat rate subscription basis to small and medium sized businesses, including PC Management Services as well as Server and Network Management, on a flat rate subscription basis to small and medium sized businesses. Starting as low as $50/mo. Per Computer.

IT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Desktop Management: Desktop optimization, maintenance and support – Starting at $50/mo
Server Management: Manage & protect the most vital components of your business – Starting at $250/mo
Network Management: Protect your Network (Computers/Servers/Mobile devices) against hackers, viruses, & spyware + ensure productivity – Starting at $250/mo
Learn More – Call 888-404-8282 Today.

At Lord & Griffin IT Solutions we offer cutting edge business technology solutions. Our Cloud and Managed IT Services offer  for your business that are secure, easier to use and often times more affordable for small businesses.

Why Lord & Griffin IT Solutions Cloud and Managed IT Services?

  • Cost. Cloud and Managed IT Services and productivity applications can offer predictable monthly costs based on usage, much more affordable upfront costs versus traditional on-premise solutions, and help minimize ongoing operation expenses.
  • Implementation Time. Cloud and Managed IT Services solutions can be deployed in a matter of hours or days compared to weeks or months for most on-premise solutions. With no hardware or software procurement, Lord & Griffin It Solutions can get right to work setting up your cloud based applications and backups today.
  • Perfect for small to medium size businesses. With its ease of use, low cost, and scalability; our Cloud and Managed IT Services are often a great fit for small to medium sized companies while still offering all the benefits of traditional, onsite solutions.
  • Built-in protection. Our Cloud and Managed IT Services solutions generally have built in backup and recovery options that you never have to worry about or invest in.

Cloud and Managed IT Services

Lord & Griffin IT Solutions offers a variety of Cloud and Managed IT Services, productivity, and data backup solutions that are tailored specifically for your business’ needs. We not only help with the selection and implementation of cloud-based email and data backup solutions, but also provide 24 hour support for all your new or existing cloud-based software applications.

Contact Lord & Griffin IT Solutions today to see how our Cloud and Managed IT Services can help your business. 888-404-8282

Disaster And Data Recovery Solutions – Lord & Griffin IT Solutions

This week is Tornado Week, and Mother Nature is making sure it lives up to its reputation with destructive tornado activity across the South and Midwest. Tornadoes are dangerous, not only to homeowners, but also to businesses that are unprepared. Weather can take down buildings, as well as damage servers and other equipment.

Lord & Griffin IT Solutions is a all inclusive IT Solutions and Managed Services Provider (MSP) offering Cloud Hosting, Data and Disaster Recovery Solutions. We understand that businesses who have a disaster and data recovery plan in place for handling a weather-related disaster will save their time,  money and ultimately stay in business. Be sure you’re prepared with this checklist.

  • When disaster strikes, assess the damage. What’s the nature of the problem? Is it local to one machine, or does it affect entire systems? Have files been deleted? Are servers down?
  • Outline the road to recovery. Do you need to restore the system or data? Do files and folders need to be recovered before system recovery? Prioritize recovery tasks according to their critical factors.
  • Decide on your approach. Do you need a file restore, local virtualization, or off-site virtualization?
  • Test network connectivity with users. Make sure that people are able to access their necessary resources virtually.
  • Restore original systems. If the original systems need to be restored, decide how you will go about it.
  • Analyze the restoration. Always do a thorough analysis after each restoration, to determine if ongoing issues need to be addressed and what could have been done better.

Being prepared with an outline of step-by-step recovery actions will make the process will go smoother and faster, and will make your customers more confident in your services. If you don’t have a Disaster Plan in place or are in need of having Data recovered, Call Us Today 888-404-8282

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