Wireless Networking

There has been a dramatic shift in the way residences and small businesses interconnect computers within relatively close areas. It’s not just computer to computer through a central signal any longer, but can include hand-held tablet computers to home entertainment centers or security systems; several computers to printers or copiers or even computers to home lighting or music.

The network that allows wireless internet interconnectivity within a local area, or “LAN,” takes advantage of a wireless router or wireless access point.

 

While the wireless interconnectivity technology offers an amazing array of technical solutions to everyday problems, it is not fool-proof and may require expertise in its set-up and trouble-shooting.

Sometimes the solution to a wireless problem might be quite simple, such as proper router placement or the use of a more sophisticated antenna in association with your computer, while at other times it may call for the placement of wireless repeaters or manipulation of the channel.

Evolve's home IT technicians are experts at solving wireless interconnectivity challenges within your home or small business space.

Troubleshoot and Repair

At Evolve we employ certified technicians whose only goal is to fix your specific problem at your location. Our diagnostic center, staffed by experts, can often diagnose your problem and then rectify the problem remotely (without your computer leaving your sight). In having this capability, we can often fix the problem while you sit at your desk. We will also send a technician to your home or office should the problem require a more hands-on solution. We can often service your computer on the day you call, and that includes weekends and evenings.

Data Backup and Recovery

The backup and recovery of data has come a long way in the past few years.  It is no longer necessary for residences or small business to use manual methods such as saving data to a removable flash memory device or “memory sticks.” Those devices, in and of themselves can be lost or destroyed.

The latest technologies for small businesses data storage include what is commonly known as “Cloud Computing.” It is a worry free solution to data backup and storage. Taking advantage of LAN technology or conventional internet connections, it is possible to send data to a public “cloud” where data can be stored efficiently, cheaply and most important of all, with great safety and privacy. In the event of a temporary loss of data such as computer crash, data can be recovered from the remote “cloud site” with ease.

There are also hybrid solutions that combine cloud computing with an on-site server situation for somewhat more sophisticated systems.

Evolve can set up a data backup and recovery system for your residence or business. Our experts are highly proficient in choosing the best solutions for your particular back-up needs.

Anti-Virus and Internet Security Solutions

As computers and computer software have become more sophisticated, so too have computer viruses, worms and spyware. Despite improvements in anti-virus and anti-malware software, identity theft and hackers pose a greater threat than ever.

Unless your computer and network security are completely up-to-date, security compromises are highly likely.  This is especially true when several members of the same household are using social networking sites.

However, some security problems may be no-one’s fault. For example, a hacked computer from one of your children’s friends or from a business associate may provide a portal to your email addresses, credit card numbers or other disturbing pieces of information such as addresses and family photos. It is wise to periodically make sure your computer is “clean.”

In addition, people sometimes feel that an out-of-date anti-virus or anti-malware program is “just fine” because their software has not shown anything to be wrong. They fail to realize that as viruses, worms or other types of “bad ware” have been developed that may be beyond the capability of an outdated security system to recognize them.

A security lapse, even for a few days or even a few hours, is more than enough to compromise your computer’s defenses. A security lapse may potentially affect the entire network.

If you suspect your computer has a problem or even a threat resulting from a security breach, it is important to contact Evolve as soon as possible. Our experts have the most up-to-date; most sophisticated anti-virus software along with affordable Security Solutions to make sure you will not have problems in the future.

Additional Services

Evolve is pleased to offer the following services:

Media Center Setup – This includes software and folders for television shows, photography, music, movies and any other media folders you may desire,

Game Center Setup – We can take the hassle out of you having to sit through tutorials! We can setup a game center whether your preference is an Apple or PC and you start playing your favorite games in minutes.

Web TV Setup – Once you have established an account, we can easily setup your WebTV account using your ISP.

Digital Camera Setup and Training – Many businesses are now shooting their own products and creating very professional photography using digital cameras.Evolve can setup and train employees to take product photos to save your company money.

MP3 Setup and Training – Evolve can set up your computer to enable you to download MP3 files or to download and transfer MP3 files to other devices.

Universal Remote Setup – All jokes about technology aside, setting up the Universal Remote can be a bit tricky, especially in a residence situation with different applications. Your Evolve technician is able to train any member of your household how to program the universal remote.

Video to DVD Transfer – Evolve can arrange to have your treasured videos transferred to DVD’s. Please call us and we can easily quote a price for this service dependent on the number of videos and the quality.

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) – This technology enables the user to use the internet to call all over the world at very low or no rates. Evolve can setup VOIP on your computer.