Braver Technology: The Alfred to Your Batman

“I am Batman.”

Who is Batman?

You are.

Batman is known for his ability to use scientific knowledge, detective skills, and athletic prowess to combat evil. In a sense, that is also the job of a business owner. Every day, you depend on your ability to fight off certain areas of business causing conflict. Your everyday duties are to create a plan of activities, followed by marketing, production, sales, and finance. The best part about being your company’s Batman is having your very own Alfred there to guide you, advise you, and motivate you to keep the conflict constantly at bay.

Alfred Pennyworth – Number One IT Consultant

“A good man once made me responsible for what was most precious to him in the whole world.” – Alfred Pennyworth

Alfred Pennyworth – Batman’s faithful butler – has many talents, including martial arts, swordsmanship, archery, as well as electronic and computer programming. Over the years of serving Batman, he has been the one source of stability in his double life. He continuously helps Batman manage, implement, and maintain his most intricate plans. Braver Technology is your dependable IT consultant with the ability to advise you on the best technology practices to help you achieve your business goals.

“To accomplish great things, we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act!” – Alfred Pennyworth

Braver Technology, Your Dependable Alfred

Behind every great hero is his wingman, his best friend, his confidant, support system, and – yes – his IT consultant. You deserve a partner who possesses the skills and solutions you need to help your business thrive. Let’s fight those villains together! And never, ever forget: YOU are the hero Gotham deserves. Or, at least, you’re the hero your company deserves. The signal is lit. It’s time to don the mantle of the bat. Connect with us today.

 

3 Reasons to Switch to Managed IT Services

By definition, “brave” means “ready to face and endure danger”. It takes courage to stray away from old way traditions, and transition into new and unexplored adventures. Managed IT services are sometimes known as “the great unknown”, and many IT companies are still resistant to the idea of moving away from, reactive IT support. True managed IT services generally offer more secure, stable, and efficient results, and more predictable costs than the traditional break-fix service providers. 3 immediate reasons to switch to managed IT services can be discovered below.

3 Reasons to Make the Switch to Managed IT Services

Cost-Effective

Managed IT service providers offers the best flexible, most cost-effective IT solution package. A pay-as-you-go payment plan offers you a way to budget effectively. This allows you the opportunity to grow or downsize when you need to consolidate. In other words, you only pay for what you use – when you need it.

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

A managed IT service provider will be your safeguard against threats that have the potential to ruin your network and data centers. By taking advantage of this technical investment you can rest assured that you will have a strong storage and backup infrastructure.

Expert IT Advisors

Partnering with managed IT service providers gains you with extensive access to a staff with expansive information on technology. Adopting managed IT services will help your company stay up-to-date with technology and compliance specific to your industry. They will manage and procure staffing services on your behalf and provide you with constant support, no matter what.

Be Brave with Managed IT Services

Don’t let the fear of the unknown weigh you down. Take a leap of faith with Braver Technology – we’ll make sure to catch you. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here and would love to hear from you.

IT Support Best Practices to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Are you ready to be brave? Braver than you already are? Good idea, because it might be time to start planning. The conceptual overview of a zombie outbreak is that society will experience a plague of the undead. The cause of the outbreak maya be unknown, but the fear and uncertainty will be real. Zombies who inflict hostility against living humans will create more zombies. The result? An exponentially growing crisis: the spreading phenomenon will engulf the world and bring civilization to its knees – leaving only isolated pockets of survivors remaining to scavenging for food and supplies. Don’t fall victim to this sudden catastrophic collapse of the world as we know it – it’s time to start planning with the best IT support practices to survive a zombie apocalypse.

IT Support Best Practices as Guide for Survival

Don’t be one of the few survivors who are reduced to a pre-industrial hostile wilderness. With IT support, you can rest assured your business will never be subjected to a wasteland of zombie like software. You won’t have to worry about the next malicious virus, or the next vicious hacker. The worry that someone or ‘something’ will be trying to turn your network into their breeding house of destruction will be alleviated. IT support also known as simply as technical support, is a service where IT companies offer their help with their client’s infrastructure. IT experts will serve, protect, and assist you with any technology-related products and services in order to keep your company alive and healthy.

Braver Technology Expects the Unexpected

Stop living in the dark when it comes to surviving a zombie apocalypse and your technology. Braver Technology’s IT consultants can shed some light on your infrastructure to help make your life simpler. We’ll get to know your business and provide the best technology recommendations to drive success. We are the experts that want to help you to survive any monster that comes your way. Connect with us today.  

3 Business Growth Tactics Every CIO Should Know

Did you know that there is a difference between a business strategy and a business tactic? Either way, your business depends on both to continue your business growth. When you begin planning for exponential success, you need to concoct the perfect combination product, pricing, marketing, and operational strategies. Strategy refers to the direction you want to take your business, and the tactics are used to achieve your business goals. The proof of your business growth is based off on your execution of your strategy and tactfulness – these are 3 business growth tactics every CIO should know.

Get Braver with Our Business Growth Tactics

Tactic One: Follow Up With Your Leads

Siimon Reynolds, a mentor to business leaders, stated,” “80% of businesses suffer from the owner not spending enough time connecting with people who can write a cheque. If your business isn’t growing, then get on the phone and reach out to potential clients. It’s not fancy, and for many, it’s scary. But generally, it will get the cash registers ringing faster than any other method.” 5 Tips For Growing Your Business In One Month

Tactic Two: People are People

Treat your employees with respect. A business can be successful and operate without talented people (however, talent is always appreciated), so long as you take the time to let your employees know you recognize all they do to improve your company. True loyalty comes from employees who believe they are making a difference, and that they have a management team that cares about them both personally and professionally.

Tactic Three: Always Evolve

Some business owners are so fixated on the ways that have worked before, they tend to fail during economic challenges. However, while technology is changing the world, there are millions of innovative ways to improve your business. It is important to always consider suggestions from people who think differently and encourage different outlooks for solutions and processes.

Together We Can Have A Braver Technology

Business growth is not a guaranteed thing. A business cannot duplicate the process of another and expect that it will work for them. But we can combine our notes and find a way for you take your business to the top. Call and let’s get started today!  

IT Support: 5 Reasons You Should Make the Switch

IT support provides companies the assistance to users when technology products begin to have technical problems. IT support is there to proactively analyze company’s potential problems or issues. This includes, but is not limited to, the responsibility of handling data entry, data center operations, application maintenance and development, disaster recovery, network management, and operations. When selecting the right IT vendor, you have a wide range of service providers to choose from – from IT professionals and consulting firms to employee leasing companies and full-service providers. Whether you are on the fence or ready to take the plunge into IT support, we have five immediate reasons why you should make the switch today!

Trained Professionals

IT support specialists are extremely well-versed in all things tech and know what solutions can help you grow more competitive – making them a highly sought-out asset.

State-of-the-Art Technology

With trained professionals at your beck-and-call, you will be able to benefit from software that is cutting-edge and systematically updated.

Flexibility

IT Support offers an interchangeable flux with the adaptation of technology, and quick responses to your organization’s needs or demands.

Cost Savings and Quality

Investing in your IT support will give you tighter reigns over benefits and help your business run smoother overhead structures. Organizations significantly reduce costs and lower ongoing investment required in their internal infrastructure, turning fixed costs into variable costs. In a recent research study by MIT SLoan Management Review,  analysts found that IT support can also help reduce other expenses, such as sales and general/administrative costs, which are often four to five times higher than IT costs.

In-House IT Job Security

IT support allows employees to develop a stronger relationship with its regular workforce than would otherwise be possible. In-house employees will be able to more effectively concentrate on their core business functions. Employees will be able to carry out the best practices for their company – recruiting, screening, training, management, post-orders, scheduling, payroll, and operations.

The moment organizations start to trust their outside vendors’ wide range of resources, skills and capacities is when an enterprise’s costs are reduced, time-to-market is accelerated, and the advantages outweigh any negatives. Here at Braver Technology, we begin to outweigh the negatives to take on any and all of your IT questions. We are here for you!

What If There Were No Such Thing as IT Support?

Every once in a while, we like to pause for a moment just to ponder, “What if . . . ?” As many hypothetical situations and scenarios have already been approached in many different mediums, we thought it’d be fun to take a look at a world with absolutely, positively zero IT support. This, we assume, would be operating under the assumption that every electronic device in existence was somehow magically deposited onto our desks. (Because if we could make them ourselves, we could fix them ourselves, right?) Here’s what we came up with:

Without IT Support, Hardware Would Likely Become Flying Projectiles.

man throwing computer IT supportIn each instance there’s a problem with your computer – and again, IT support doesn’t exist in this world – you’re left to try to remedy the problem yourself. And, since there’s no IT support, there is no “googling” answers, either – especially since Google and every other search engine wouldn’t stay online too long without support and maintenance. Imagine trying to get your printer to print, but each time you try, you get an error message saying, “Cannot locate printer.” You try rebooting, unplugging, turning “discovery mode” on and off, hard-wiring, everything. Each minute that passes where you make no progress will, in turn, steadily increase the chances of your printer being forcibly thrust through your window.

No IT Support = No Upgrades.

very old computer hardware IT supportTechnically, IT support also includes updates on both hardware and software as old systems and programs become obsolete. Remove the IT support, and you’re left with what you started with. Imagine your first computer. Perhaps you first started on Windows XP? Windows 95? Windows 3.1?! Imagine trying to transact your daily business on a pre-Pentium processor, connecting to the Internet with your 2400 baud dial-up modem, and trying to surf the web on your browser – your AOL browser. Now imagine how long it would take just to download a 1 MB file? Add an unplanned phone line disconnection into the mix, and your reaction could likely mirror the one described in the previous scenario.

Goodbye, IT Support? Hello Viruses, Malware, Trojan Horses, etc.

scam pop-up IT supportMany of us have accidentally downloaded a virus or two in our time, so you likely know the hassle and downtime they can create. Now imagine having NO way of removing these pesky things you mistakenly launched, and just trying to deal with it? Think of all the wonderful extra toolbars on your web browsers, the embarrassing redirects to unsavory websites, the plethora of pop-up announcements proclaiming “you’re today’s big winner!” And let’s not forget the data-stealing and destructive viruses out there which would have your data for lunch on a daily basis. Your productivity just went from a snail’s pace to absolute zero.

Luckily for You, We Live in A World with Great IT Support!

There are some fantasy worlds that would be fun to visit. The one we just described isn’t one of them. Braver has every type of IT support your organization requires. Plus, we’ll make sure you always have all the necessary upgrades and none of the irritating viruses. Oh, and if you’re still on dial-up, go ahead and give us a call now. Seriously. Please?

Get to Know Braver Technology Solutions as Your IT Support Provider

What makes an IT support provider different from all the others out there? Specifically, what makes us different than the rest of them? Well, we could say what you’d expect us to say – something like, “Well, we just work harder than the other guys. To us, you’re not just a number. We’re different.” Did that answer your question? Probably not.

Truth told, there are a lot of other IT support companies out there that offer many of the same services we do, and some at around the same prices. What does make us different than the rest is, well, our clients just seem to be a little happier with us. Maybe it’s because we offer a ton of great services at reasonable rates, and that we employ a bunch of fun, great people whom our customers are usually pretty happy to hear from and see.

People Come First with Us.

We know our clients. We like them, and we think they like us pretty well, too. When they have a question, they’re not afraid to reach out to us to ask. They love how approachable we are about any concern or unfamiliarity they may have. We don’t get frustrated – that’s why we’re here. We talk Boston. We talk sports. We talk movies. And we talk shop. We want to have a close working relationship with you because – well, honestly – the alternative’s not much fun. We see you as a person with a need, rather than just as an account in our portfolio. (Did that sound like “To us, you’re not just a number”? Well, it’s true. But at least we didn’t say it that way.)

A Low-Maintenance IT Support Partner Makes Happy Clients.

While we do love to chat and see you, we’re not always in your face. In fact, our visits are few and far between. We just make sure you’re running at top performance at all times from our end. And our clients appreciate that. They love how proactive we are with our IT support, making sure we handle each and every possible issue on our end before it becomes a problem for them. They love how we approach them with upcoming items we need to address well ahead of time so that we have options to explore. They just love the way we do things, and we love that. There’s a lot of love if you haven’t picked up that vibe yet.

Nothing Would Make Us Happier than to Make You a Happy Client.

Look, you need IT support. We just happen to be awesome at it. Give us a shot. We know you’ll be more than happy at what we can do for you. Plus, there are a lot of good games coming up this year, and we’d love to have someone else to gab with about it.

How We Built Our IT Support Website

We’re Braver Technology Solutions, LLC.

We’re a company.

Okay, now that we have that established, we can move on with the blog.

Once upon a time, a business only needed an address and a phone number to start doing business. Fast-forward to the present: companies who wish to succeed in today’s market must now have a website for people to visit. It needs to be informative, professional, and pretty. (Well, okay. Maybe the last part isn’t exactly required, but it helps.) Anyway, to review: in this day and age, companies should have an address, a phone number, and a website.

. . . And, as previously established, Braver is a company. So – guess what we had to create?! Yes, a website. (Extra points if you said “a pretty website.”) So, how did we build it? Read on.

We’re Bostonian, Through, and Through.

We’re one of you: we’re from Boston and proud of it. We know there’s so much more to our city than the original Tea Party, Cheers, and Deflategate. We’re also an excellent IT support company, and we want you to see what we can do for you. So, we designed a website that we felt showcases that. We also love Boston sports, so if you want to reach out to us for an appointment, a personalized quote, or just to talk some Patriots/Red Sox/Celtics/Bruins, go for it.

We Have Fun with Our Work.

Yes, there are those who go to work each day with the “I’m just here for the paycheck” or “I’m not here to make friends” mentality. Not us. Well, we do dig the paychecks, but we are definitely here to make friends! When we meet with you, we want to have a fun, laid-back chat about what’s going on with your business’s IT support. Our goal is to become that smart buddy of yours down the hall you can always count on. Y’know, that guy who can fix almost anything and chats with you about last night’s game while he’s working? Yeah, that’s us. Check the website. See?

We’ve Got Cool Stuff.

You need IT support? We’ve got it. How about professional services? Boom. Yours. Could you use some sweet VoIP solutions for your office? We’ve got CleanVoice. Want your data backed-up? Enter: ReadyVault. We made sure to talk about all this cool stuff on our website, and to make it easy to find and learn about. We do good work, and we’re proud of it. We tried to showcase that on our website, so we hope we succeeded.

Let Braver Be your New IT Support Buddy.

All companies need IT support.  Whom you deal with is entirely up to you. We’re hoping you’re looking for an awesome team of dynamite IT support guys that are fun to talk to and work with. If so, drop us a line, and let’s talk some Boston, some sports, and some business.