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Wurlwind Solutions is a full IT solutions and computer services company.
Many time we find ourselves trying to better explain ourselves to potential customers, current customers and even friends. In this article, we thought it best to break-down the various IT areas Wurlwind supports.
1. IT Support
We provide IT support to businesses ranging from 5-150 employees.
We install, maintain and fix computers, servers and networks. Wurlwind has a tech services help desk system that tracks each ticket received and then assigned to a dedicated technician Miami.There are various levels of IT support. Wurlwind Solutions handles desktop computer support, server support and network support.
Desktop Support handles a customers computer and/or laptop as well as locally installed software.
Server Support handles the technical support of servers as well as locally installed software and services like email, active directory, SQL to name a few.
Network Support handles all the network connected components like network switches, firewalls, routers, wireless access points.
We design websites for clients as well as perform ongoing management of the website updates if requested by customer. We design marketing piece to use for collateral like magazines, flyers, ads, digital banners…
We can create and manage a company’s social presence online (i.e.: FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, Directories, GooglePlus…). We can setup and manage a companies blog as well as press releases. When we setup the social presence, we fully design and create a company’s brand throughout their entire online presence.
We cater to many levels of hosting solutions. Wurlwind hosts websites as well as dedicated servers for cloud type dedicated hosting solutions for email, applications and other required client hosting solutions.
WURLWIND Solutions… The only choice for IT support.
We offer no charge initial consultations and on-site demonstrations.
Call our IT Support Miami office.
You’ll see the difference.
866.907.6161 Toll Free
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WURLWIND Solutions offers a flat fee support plans for companies in South Florida. Recently WURLWIND moved its’ IT support office to Kendall to better support businesses located in Miami Dade, Broward and Monroe counties.
Through our Yearly Business Subscription businesses are fully covered for support on their computers, servers and network. WURLWIND is also offering a hybrid support solution which covers company servers for a flat fee and providing computer support on a per incident basis. This new IT support plan gives smaller companies the ability to help reduce technology costs minimal when possible but keeping their critical business servers to be fully covered in an technical emergency.
We believe by providing the smaller companies with the needed support tools, will allow the company to grow. In turn, WURLWIND knows the company will only become a better customer in the long run.
Contact WURLWIND Solutions today and let us provide you with proper IT support services.
Call our Miami IT office at 1-305-359-5391 or toll free support at 1-866-907-6161
After having our offices for 6-years in the Miami-Brickell area, WURLWIND Solutions moved its’ primary IT support office to Kendall, Florida. This move was key is assisting WURLWIND expand its’ current operations and allow supporting of more companies.
The internet has been buzzing for several weeks with rumors of an expected iPad 3 release in 2012. There has been speculation that it will be an upgrade, to the iPad2, and not necessarily a new generation of iPad. Apple is struggling with trademark issues and containment of counterfeit products in China, with a possible ban on sale of iPads there. Some sources in China confirm that Foxconn is in full production mode and 65 Million orders for the touch-screen displays have been placed with several manufacturers. Other notable tech-xperts affirm that the iPad3 will be launched at about the same time as the iPad 2 last year, in early March. Quite a few analysts have applied what I call “crystal-ball algorithm” and point to a precise release date of March 7. While others are focusing on the secondary market and planning how to implement the best iPad2 re-sell strategies. For Apple-philes and non-believers alike, the countdown has already begun with echoes of “I want my iPad3”.
NBC Universal is investing a LOT of cash in developing a new cross-platform metric. It has partnered with Google and comScore to create a “single-source” metric, which will more accurately measure viewership and program engagement across broadcast, cable, internet and mobile. This is ground-breaking. NBCU’s “BillionDollar Lab” will be the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London, a sort of uncontaminated Petri dish. If successful, the new metric protocol will transform the way we historically measure television ratings, and Nielsen boxes will become a thing of the past. This will not only bring the television industry, one of the slowest sectors to embrace new technologies, into the 21st century; it will prove a valuable tool for allocating advertising dollars. Stay in the know at www.wurlwindsolutions.com
Do you LOVE your business? If you’re a small business owner who loves what you do, sacrifices long hours to get it just right, and lays awake at night dreaming up new ways to make your business better, then you deserve some inspiration today. Here is a list of memorable films that have captured the true spirit of entrepreneurship, with unlikely heroes who have persevered against all odds. Submit your favorites at www.wurlwindsolutions.com
The Social Network (2010)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Aviator (2004)
Pirates of Silicon Valley (2000)
Office Space (1999)
Jerry McGuire (1996)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Tucker: A Man and His Dream (1988)
Baby Boom (1987)
Out of Africa (1985)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Israeli media agency Haaretz reported this week that 78 email accounts at the
offices of Syria’s President were recently hacked. On
Monday the Anonymous collective leaked hundreds of emails from the
office of President Bashar al-Assad. A report later revealed that
Assad’s aides and advisers had used ’12345′ as their secure password.
The number sequence 12345 is considered one of the worst passwords of
all time. So are variations of that theme: 123456, 1234567, 12345678,
123123, and 111111. A list compiled by SplashData reveals other popular offenders:
password, passwOrd, qwerty, and iloveyou. The point of a secure password being NOT to make it easy
for people to remember. The logic is to make it unique to you, and
difficult for everyone else, which certainly does not apply to baseball and football,
which also made the list. When was the last time you changed your
personal and office passwords? Do you have robust passwords in place to
safeguard sensitive financial and business information? Does your
business have protocols in place to prevent hacking and data attacks?
We can help. Call Wurlwind Soutions today at 1-866-907-6161 to schedule a no-cost
security evaluation with one of our Security Specialists.
If you are in business to sell a product or service, it is essential that you turn each visit to your website into a sales lead. For this you must gather information about your customer to then establish a relationship which could potentially blossom into a future sale. This is relatively easy to do if you adopt a quid-pro-quo mindset. Most visitors are looking for value they can take away at little or no cost. In exchange for basic contact information, you can provide them with something they can’t find anywhere else: useful information about your product or service. Devising interesting ways to engage your customers also helps to put your business in perspective. Free Reports and Voting Polls are industry standards. Your interface should be user friendly, and be sure to follow up with your own headline about how many reports have been ordered to date, or the final vote count by a specified date. Offering Product Samples is similar to getting a taste of that new cheesy spread on a cracker at the supermarket. This method will involve minimal shipping costs, so size and weight do matter here. This is particularly effective for penetrating new products into existing markets. One variation is to offer e-Coupons which are valid on future purchases. Writing a Blog, and linking to your website, is another no-cost way of providing customers with added value. Find topics that are trending in your industry and focus your writing there. When it comes to writing, practice makes perfect, so keep at it, and soon you will develop your own individual style, and followers. Producing a Demo-Video to show case your product or service, known in sales as a demo, is as easy as turning on your webcam and uploading the resulting video to YouTube. No need to spend millions here; while kitschy and quirky can work for some market segments, when communicating what your product/service can do, honesty is always the best policy. You can take it a step further and add video testimonials, so don’t forget to request customer feedback, and embed the video to your company’s website. Wurlwind Solutions can help you incorporate these and other web marketing strategies into your business model. Call us today for a free consultation at 1-866-907-6161, or visit us at www.wurlwindsolutions.com
Recently, and rather quietly, Apple unveiled its iPad Textbook initiative at New York’s Guggenheim Museum. Apple’s new publishing and authoring tools will enable educators, as well as kitchen-sink authors, to publish textbooks for the iPad platform. This initiative will no doubt help struggling traditional textbook publishers, and potentially revolutionize education altogether, bypassing the publishing companies, the distributors, and the ‘old-school’ textbook purchasing protocol altogether. Wisely, the three major textbook publishers have partnered with Apple on this product launch, Apple bringing all the bells and whistles of interactive technology and publishers to ensure that the integrity of the content is not compromised.
At last count, there were 1.2 million iPads in use by students, and more than 20,000 apps developed for iPad. With education in the U.S. seriously lagging behind the rest of the world, and 30%-40% of kids not graduating High School, this could be the perfect time for Apple to tackle the education market. After all, Apple’s first product laboratory was the public school system: remember the Mackintosh PC?
Because iPads are relatively affordable, most kids are already exposed to them by the time they enroll in school. At a price point of $14.99 for High School level texts, the new textbooks for iPad are also quite affordable, and can be sold directly to students.
The iTunes-U app is also part of the mix, with a large percentage of those downloads being college lectures. A marriage of iPad to iTunes-U can free classroom teachers to be more creative and engaged, not to mention what it will do for remote learning.
Business applications here are obvious: interactive procedure manuals, compliance training, and development learning for staff. How can your business benefit from this innovation? Call us today for a free consultation, 1-866-907-6161, or find us on the web at www.wurlwindsolutions.com
The recent Facebook IPO filing reveals new and juicy information about the company that has Wall Street and web wizards abuzz with speculation: Could Facebook become the next MySpace? Not so fast, amigos. Facebook recognizes 845 million monthly active users, 483 million daily active users, and over 425 million monthly active users, including users of their mobile products. Facebook has not only learned from the AOL and MySpace experiences, they are in the trenches and ready for battle.
The public filing documents state, in straightforward language and with impeccable candor, all the potential risk factors that could impact Facebook, the company. Being candid as to how the business may be significantly harmed in the near and long term is a requirement of the filing process. For the rest of us, is it a magnifying glass into for-profit opportunities.
Facebook will be in trouble if they fail to retain existing users or add new users, and if current users decrease their level of engagement. Agreed, likely to happen? not so much. Keeping users interested is Facebook’s biggest challenge. Yet $5 billion will go a long way in developing strategies to keep the product fresh and relevant, which Facebook is already doing with its Timeline and Open Graph extensions.
Of course, any company would suffer from the loss of its leadership, but with the loss of Steve Jobs, Apple is still rewriting that page of history. Facebook would no doubt embrace those lessons and adapt quickly.
According to the filing documents, “the business is subject to complex and evolving U.S. and foreign laws and regulations regarding privacy, data protection, and other matters. Many of these laws and regulation are subject to change and uncertain interpretation, and could harm our business”.
Albeit an unstable regulatory environment, consumers are actively exercising their voice and vote as to the body of laws governing internet communications and e-commerce, and that voice has proven to be a potent lobbying force. In Mark Zuckerberg’s own words: ”We don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.” More than a player at risk, expect Facebook, to be a player with plenty of political clout.
One area of significant concern to Facebook, on paper at least, is the growth in mobile use. Facebook has launched mobile products where they do not currently display ads. “Facebook user growth and engagement on mobile devices depend upon effective operation with mobile operating systems, networks, and standards that we do not control”. Should we worry? Not yet. Facebook not only has an edge in display ads over Google; mobile ads are expected in the very near future. And with a very healthy cash infusion from this IPO, we are certain to see more mobile-related acquisitions, as well as better Facebook apps across the major mobile platforms.