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Managed IT Solutions for Small and Mid-sized Companies

It’s important to ensure that critical IT systems are always available to support core business functions, which is why Ford Office Technologies’ skilled and certified IT department offers competitively-priced all-inclusive managed IT services to make sure that your company is always up-to-date and secure.

Ford Business IT offers complete business IT solutions to keep your company secure and productive.

Why FORD for your Managed IT needs ?

A business’s IT requirements are far reaching and can seem very overwhelming for a small to mid-sized business. Revenues do not typically justify the expense of an entire team of professional IT experts. That’s where we come in. For a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee, our qualified experts are ready to help you solve the mysteries of IT. You no longer have to worry about the functions of your business that can stop your workflow in its tracks.

 

Ford Office Technologies employs a staff of highly trained and responsive IT professionals that can tailor a solution to fit your organization's full-service or IT consulting requirements and budgetary needs. Ford's remote managed IT support can help with all aspects of your business's IT needs including servers, routers, firewalls, databases, remote monitoring, and everyday helpdesk requests. We're here to help your business run smoothly, securely, and cost effectively so you can focus on the task at hand. 

 

Other IT companies may provide similar services, but unlike the majority of other IT companies, Ford Office Technologies does not outsource its helpdesk services. Your issues are important to you, which means they’re important to us. You will always speak with a live IT expert and never be placed in a hold queue. This service results in a much faster call resolution and eliminates unnecessary down time.

 

Additionally, other IT companies traditionally charge for each network device. Ford Office Technologies provides free support for all of  your network devices including switches, routers, modems, access points, and everything in between.

 

ALL-INCLUSIVE MANAGED IT SERVICES

Ford Office Technologies' all-inclusive package takes the worry out of your hands and puts it in ours.

  • Servers
  • Routers
  • Firewalls
  • Databases
  • Remote monitoring
  • Cyber security
  • Data backup & recovery
  • Email
  • Software updates
  • Password resets
  • Network errors
  • Printer issues
  • Frozen screens
  • File recovery
  • Work station power issues

BENEFITS OF FORD'S MANAGED IT

There are many benefits to outsourcing your IT needs to Ford Office Technologies' talented and experienced professionals.

  • In-house helpdesk services
  • Transparent fixed monthly fee = no surprise costs
  • No hiring costs
  • No training costs
  • No turnover issues
  • Trained experts always on hand
  • Personalized service
  • Increased efficiency
  • Ability to focus on business
  • Reduced risk
  • No charge for network devices
  • Fast response time
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Network Design

Your employees require quick, easy, and reliable access to your company’s network to be successful. You can’t afford to lose time or profits because of a poorly designed IT network.

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Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the next generation of data storage, software and IT infrastructure management. With cloud computing, you can easily increase capacity or add capabilities without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software. This makes the technology more cost efficient than other options. You also do not need to worry about managing expensive onsite equipment. Everything is handled off-site by the expert engineers at Ford Office Technologies.

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Security Services

Data breaches compromise the personal information of both you and your customers. In 2021, alone, they exposed over 22 billion records.Don’t give cyber criminals the chance to find weaknesses in your company’s cyber security system. Defend your institution from all attacks from all directions.

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Virtual Infrastructure

A virtual infrastructure reduces costs and allows your systems to respond faster. Virtualization provides benefits such as server consolidation, disaster recovery, business continuity and a test environment. The technology creates a layer of abstraction between the computing, storage, and networking of your company’s hardware and software.

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Network Support

From the safety and security of our state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC), we offer pro-active remote network monitoring to precisely identify potential issues, avoid complications from slow servers, prevent security breaches, manage data spikes, and eliminate server or application crashes. Our team of experts works to ensure that we catch critical issues prior to them happening, keeping your systems and data safe from outside viruses, malware, hacking attempts and more. When network support is paired with our help desk support for daily issues, your business will flow efficiently and allow you to focus on your day-to-day operations.

Data Storage & Backup

Your company needs a data backup and recovery plan in place to make sure your most fragile information stays safe. Onsite server backups won’t help you in the case of theft, human error or disaster. Data preservation and the ability to retrieve data at any point in time from any location is the foundation of business continuity. And a full proof backup solution is the backbone of a strategic plan that keeps your business running in case of a disaster or ransomware attack. Ford Office Technologies provides a secure and reliable data center that is fully automated and enables a disaster recovery program tailored specifically for your business.

IT Consulting

Ford Office Technologies provides IT consultations to fully-determine your IT service needs and provide you with a customized solution. Our full analysis includes anti-virus/malware status, operating systems, email systems, documentation, internet firewall security, system backup, servers, and security updates status. We will work with you to meet your business objectives, overcome any infrastructure problems, and design a plan to improve the setup and efficiency of your IT systems.

Contracted Services

We also offer additional IT services that may just be a one time project or ongoing such as email migration, backup/cloud storage, storage space, server consultation, multiple workstations setup, server virtualization, file backup, and restoration.

Helpdesk & Support

Our team of certified IT professionals has a service record of fast response and first-call resolution. Our helpdesk support services are available on a customized basis to help your team with day-to-day issues such as password resets, software updates, network errors, printer issues, frozen screens, file recovery, and workstation power issues. Managed helpdesk services are also a great way to support your in-house IT team so they can focus on internal network and software issues and projects, or to act as a stand-in for any staffing time-off such as training, vacations or a leave of absence. 

Ford's Managed IT offers complete business IT solutions to keep your company secure and productive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS MANAGED IT ?

Managed IT is an information technology service provided by Ford Office Technologies as a contractor and delivered to the customer. Ford Office Technologies is responsible for the upkeep and preventative maintenance of the IT infrastructure as well as providing onsite and helpdesk support under your service contract.

WHY USE FORD BUSINESS MANAGED IT ? 

Ford Office Technologies employs a staff of highly trained and responsive IT professionals that can tailor a solution to fit your organization's IT and budgetary needs. Ford Office Technologies provides customized support packages based on a complimentary and thorough evaluation of your site's current infrastructure and listening to your needs and concerns.

WHAT SERVICES DOES FORD BUSINESS OFFER ?

1. Fully managed helpdesk solution

2. Remote and onsite support

3. Comprehensive proactive network monitoring

4. Office 365 migrations

5. In place migrations for software and hardware

6. Network security

7. Network design and implementation

8. Onsite and offsite backup management

9. Disaster recovery

HOW CAN I INCREASE MY COMPUTERS’ SPEED?

• Be sure to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 if you haven’t already.

• Update Windows 10 to the latest version.

• Have your antivirus software scan the computer for viruses. (Windows Defender, Avast Antivirus, etc.)

• Restart the computer at least every couple of days.

WHAT ARE SOME GENERAL FIXES FOR ISSUES WITH MICROSOFT TEAMS?

• Restart the computer.

• Update Microsoft Teams.

• Update Windows 10 to the latest version.

• Reinstall Microsoft Teams, but only if necessary.

I CAN’T OPEN OUTLOOK, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

• Restart the computer.

• Run Windows Update to update all Microsoft Office programs.

• Install and run the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant by following this link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/about-the-microsoft-support-and-recovery-assistant-e90bb691-c2a7-4697-a94f-88836856c72f

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE ISSUES WITH MY COPIER/PRINTER?

• If applicable, check if other people are having issues as well. The problem could be exclusive to your computer.

• Restart the computer if no one else is having issues.

• Turn the copier/printer off, wait 30 seconds, and turn it back on if others are having issues.

• Make sure the cables are properly connected to the device.

• In Windows 10, go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > right-click the copier/printer that isn’t working > select "Troubleshoot."

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF A WEBSITE I NEED TO ACCESS ISN’T LOADING?

• If applicable, check if other people and/or devices are having issues with the website. The website could be down if others can’t access it either.

• Go to isitdownrightnow.com. Copy and paste the link of the website you’re trying to access in the box on the page. Press "Check" to see the status of the site.

• If isitdownrightnow.com says the website is up and other people can access it, try restarting the computer.

• Try opening the website in Internet Explorer if you’re not doing so already.

I’M TRYING TO SEND EMAILS THROUGH OUTLOOK, BUT THEY AREN’T SENDING. WHAT CAN I DO?

• Open Outlook > click Send / Receive > verify "Work Offline" isn’t selected.

• Make sure you’re properly connected to the Internet.

• Restart the computer.

• Install and run the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant by following this link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/about-the-microsoft-support-and-recovery-assistant-e90bb691-c2a7-4697-a94f-88836856c72f

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