IT Consulting

IT Consulting

IT Consulting | BlueKey IT

Experienced and Professional IT Consulting from BlueKey IT Services

Wouldn’t it be nice if businesses, no matter their size, could have the benefits of a Chief Information Officer (CIO)? How about a full IT support team? However, the cost and headache of staffing an IT department makes this impossible for many businesses.  Having a IT department is also unwarranted for many businesses.  Most small and medium sized businesses simply do not have enough work to fully utilize a full-time CIO and technicians.  Hiring a single in-house IT technician may not be the solution either, as they may not have the wealth of knowledge or experience necessary to make important technology decisions.  What is certain, however, is that all businesses need technology planning, maintenance and support.  BlueKey’s IT Consulting Service is the perfect solution to this dilemma for businesses of all sizes.  

TeamBlue provides IT Consulting services for technology planning and maintenance that an on-staff CIO orchestrates, while also providing a team of IT helpdesk technicians to support your staff with your technology.  These services are included in our all-inclusive monthly agreement and allow each business to use our services whenever they need them without paying for full-time IT staff.

Technology Planning 

BlueKey IT has an experienced team of technicians that have decades of experience implementing technology plans for all different types of businesses.  Whether it is Healthcare, Dentistry, Accounting, Architectural, Veterinary, Legal or other services, our technicians have expertise that will allow them to help each business plan its technology for the future. 

CIO IT Consulting 

In many businesses, owners make all the decisions about every aspect of how the company will be run.  For technology, he/she decides which equipment and software to buy and how to set up the network. Owners must also oversee the company’s cybersecurity and compliance requirements.  Allow BlueKey IT Services to lend a hand in these decisions, freeing the owner to focus other aspects of the business. Utilize our expertise to ensure that the network and technology are set up properly from the beginning.    

Network Preparation and Setup 

BlueKey IT Services sets up networks for new and existing offices. Current offices that are expanding or adding a location may need a new or updated network. We provide a free network assessment to make sure your business technology is set up and working properly.  We also provide a free Network Assessment to any business with technology concerns, who are interested in IT services, or are ready to grow.  Different types of businesses need different network set-ups.  TeamBlue can provide IT consulting with recommendations and potential costs of any changes.

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Equipment Recommendations and Costs 

There are so many choices available for computers, servers, printers, scanners, and other routine tech devices.  Each choice has a different cost and different specifications.  BlueKey IT Services makes recommendations for each of these depending upon the needs of the office and each user.  Then, TeamBlue can send a link with the recommended device, so you know that there are no hidden price mark-ups.   When it arrivesTeamBlue sets up computers and other routine devices as part of our monthly service. 

BlueKey IT Services also provides equipment recommendations for Networks and Servers.   We identify the best set up for your company’s needs and then install it for you. Because new networks and servers are large projects, we provide a separate estimate for all necessary equipment and installation.   

Maintenance Schedules 

Computers and servers are expensive.  Computers also have a lifespan. After about 3-5 years, they no longer work as well.  Parts start to break, processors are not as fast and hard drives and power supplies start to go out. Staff cannot work when a computer or its parts die from old age.  Replacing all computers every 3-5 years can be expensive.  To help budget for them, BlueKey IT recommends replacing equipment, a few at a time, on a set schedule.  For example, if the business has 50 computers, they should strive to buy 10 new computers over the course of each year. This way, all computers have been replaced over the course of every 5 years.   BlueKey can help businesses with creating the schedule and setting up the computers.  This way, both your computers and your staff can work more efficiently and avoid downtime. 

Backups and Recovery Planning 

BlueKey IT includes backups in their all-inclusive monthly agreements.  TeamBlue consults with the business leadership to make sure each business is set up with the type of on-site and off-site backups they need.  This way if any crisis happens, the business can bring all of their data back with minimal downtime.  

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Cloud or On-Premise Software Recommendations 

Cloud and On-Premise software is another choice that owners need to make about their technology.  BlueKey assists with finding a great option that works for the company.  Technology options change often. Therefore, it is important to have CIO IT consulting services that know of any new products that can make working more efficient.  BlueKey offers these services to current clients and also makes recommendations for software in our free Network Assessments. 

Overseeing Migrations and Projects 

After consulting with BlueKey technicians, business owners may be ready to change from on-premise software to cloud software.  TeamBlue can plan and set up a software migration to make the move to the cloud easier.  Other projects may come up like changing phone systems, creating redundant Internet service, office moves, new servers, and moreBlueKey will be there to provide consulting, make recommendations and advise on costs and implementation with third-parties.  Then, technicians will be available to make any network or local changes with the new implementation.   

Security and Compliance 

TeamBlue also provides IT consulting for security and complianceHIPAA and PCI compliance is a necessary part of many businesses that deal with patient records and financial records.  Through IT consulting, BlueKey can give each business the tools it needs to meet or exceed compliance standards.  Security is paramount, and BlueKey offers 24/7 monitoring, anti-virus protection and backups as a proactive measure to create a secure environment.  There are many other security tools companies can use to protect their data and enhance security, such as multifactor authentication, login protection and much more.  During the Network Assessment or other IT consultations, BlueKey can advise business owners about ways the office can be more secure.   

BlueKey IT Consulting 

BlueKey IT offers companies the service of a CIO and a team of support technicians.  Through IT consulting, companies can set up and improve their networks, enhance security, choose new software and equipment and so much more TeamBlue provides the expert advice each business needs to start or grow the business.  Get started today: contact BlueKey IT for a free Network Assessment!