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Businesses Should Not Use Yahoo Small Business Email Services

I don’t often talk about the big guys on the internet, so when I do you know it must be bad!

We recently acquired a new IT Support customer which unfortunately had to deal with letting their internal IT guy go. To their surprise, they did not realize how much power he held by not letting anyone know any passwords for their network nor their IT related services.

Upon starting with the client we found they were using Yahoo Small Business Email services. We contacted Yahoo to explain the situation and we were able to get enough information to at least take control of their domain name and email administration. Here’s where it goes downhill…

Although we were able to take administrative control of the Yahoo admin account and were able to access the control panel, we could not do anything with the individual email accounts that were created under their business domain name. Yahoo only allows you to send an invitation to a new user which they in turn create an account and are required to associate it with a private yahoo email account.

In essence, if you’re the business and need to reset a password for a service, nowadays, most services require you to click on their reset password link, however, this only works if you have control of the account.

If the user leaves and/or is fired, the business has no control over the email account. The account is owned by the associated private Yahoo email account. Yahoo gives no control to the business to change the password for that email account under their business domain name. Yahoo only allows a business to create and/or delete the email accounts.

Well since the IT guy had created everything for the IT services using his email account, once he was released, the business could not change the password on the employees account. In turn, they lost any and all needed information to know how to handle all the services the IT guy had implemented.

In Summary, This situation is a bad business practice. Businesses need to realize that by giving an employee so much power they also need a way to take back the power, if and when they need to deal with a malicious ex-employee.

Yahoo, I hope you see this post, businesses need to own all related physical and digital materials that are required for the business to operate. Email accounts under a business domain name belong to that business not an individual.

Another lesson for businesses here is that sometimes it is easier dealing with a third party when it comes to IT services. At Wurlwind Solutions we understand businesses and also make sure the business feels in control always. If you are business feeling a little throated by an employee you cannot let go due to them holding your information hostage, call us and we can help. 305-359-5391

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Standard IT Support

WURLWIND has your IT Support requirements covered.

IT Support is WURLWIND Solutions’ niche in the technology market. Our expertise in IT technical support has been tested with a 100% client validation. We support customers using a variety of managed services from hourly billing to Yearly Business Subscriptions (YBS) with flat fee pricing.WURLWIND Solutions Business IT Support Services

We recognize that not everyone has the time or resources to devote to PC installations, network setups and mobile technology developments. With our tech support and integration services, companies get on-site installation, support and software upgrade services. We know a small company’s needs are different from a company with 50+ workstations. WURLWIND Solutions offers multiple levels of maintenance and tech support which can be customized to the exact type of coverage a company needs.

We offer pre-paid hourly IT support contracts where the customer weighs in on the project or level of expertise required. These services are billed based on the expertise of the technical engineer or the technical requirements of the project. Our on-site tech support service area spans from the center of Miami, Florida. We cover from the Upper Key of FL to West Palm Bech, FL.

WURLWIND Solutions offers fixed rate IT Network Support Agreements to handle technical network administration, capacity management, operating system/anti-virus update and any other required support.

Technical Staff Supplement
We supplement your current staff with the technical support expertise required on a short-term or permanent basis.

Help Desk
WURLWIND can act as a help desk for traditional or proprietary applications. We open, track, and close tickets related to IT support or other areas in your business requiring this type of service.

 

Call our IT Support Miami office.
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Network Support Services

Network IT Support Services

Wurlwind is a Network Support Company offering support services for a wide array of routers, firewalls, switches and other network devices. Our network support team has in-depth knowledge of business networks, VPNs and security. We can dispatch Network Support technicians from our Technical support Miami office to go on-site to companies in Dade, Broward and Monroe Florida.

Network Services Tech Monitoring Services

Through WURLWIND Solutions’ network support services, our technicians monitor your network 24/7/365. We define network alert conditions so maintenance and upgrades are handled in a proactive versus reactive manner. This guarantees optimum network performance. Through our YBS Member Support Plans, customers benefit from this service. Click Here to find out about becoming a YBS Member and keep you network services supported.

Wireless Technology Services

Can your business benefit from wireless or mobile technology? If so, then you should evaluate WURLWIND. From Point of Sale (POS) systems to wireless networking to telemetry and transmission of information from satellite locations, you can wrap your entire technology solution up with just one vendor.

Wurlwind Solutions implements and manages network support solutions for wireless grids for business wifi networks. Companies that require large wireless footprints in their facilities can be setup so that employees and clients can be anywhere in the business while keeping the same wireless network connection throughout.

Down time is lost money. Remember our goal, HELPING YOU MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR IT INVESTMENTS. Preventing you from losing money is just as rewarding to us. Remember, your IT investments are supposed to help you make money.

WURLWIND Solutions… The only choice for IT support.
We offer no charge initial IT consultations and on-site demonstrations.
You’ll see the difference.

Contact our Miami IT Support Center today!
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Business Tech Support and Development Services

Technology Partners

WURLWIND partners with best-of-breed product and services companies. Through our technology partners we provide technical solutions that can allow companies to function and grow properly. In today’s companies; communications, collaboration and interacting on a broad scale are part of normal business.

Networks are growing in complexity and customers are demanding integrated and in-depth technology skills.

WURLWIND is equipped to properly deploy, manage, support and optimize IT solutions from our technology partners. By partnering with leading providers of technical products and services we ensure our clients always benefit from the right IT solution for their business needs.

 

Microsoft Solutions Provider           CentOS Linux Solutions Provider

Cisco Solutions Provider

SonicWall Solutions for BusinessWordPress Development and SolutionsFileTwin Backup Services PArtner

WURLWIND HP Partner ServicesPentagon 2000 Business and Support Partner

Blackberry Installations and ManagementSymantec Solutions Provider

Sitefinity Development and Design ProviderEarthLink Technical Solutions PartnerWindstream Solutions Provider

ComCast Business Solutions ProviderPaypal Merchant ServicesMcAfee Anti-Virus Solutions

 

 

Microsoft, CentOS, McAfee, Symantec, Windtream, Earthlink, ComCast, Sitefinity, RIM, HP, WordPress, Cisco, SonicWall are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the mentioned partners in the United States and/or other countries. Wurlwind Solutions affiliates itself with best of breed technology partners for businesses.

 

Yearly Business Subscription Additional Benefits

Through virtual monitoring of your systems, we can help identify and proactively correct issues before they cause problems on a larger scale. All YBS service support plans include standard remote support and can be upgraded to handle standard PC related network issues, system updates/patches, and performance optimization. Talk with your WURLWIND representative and we will create a plan that fits your business today and makes sure you are prepared for tomorrow.

Benefits of Becoming a Yearly Business Subscriber (YBS) for IT Support

  • You get a customized Client Portal to track your open tickets status and view the history of completed tickets.
  • You get the benefit of Flat Fee pricing when an on-site support technician is required.
  • Ability to connect to a Support Technician instantly!
  • Tier Discounts
  • Quarterly On-Site Hardware Preventive Maintenance and Inspection Visits
  • Hardware Inventory Management Counts/ Audits
  • Account Manager
  • Other incentives and add-ons may be negotiated at time of contract. Online discounted offerings include web hosting, email, shopping carts, galleries, blogs, discussion forums, Internet marketing and construction of your social networking framework…

Customize Your Own Support Package. We offer Flat Fee Plans that fit any Business Budget. Let us demonstrate to you how our YBS member plan can help save your company money!

… 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.
305.359.5391 Main
866.907.6161 Toll Free

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Remote IT Support Services

Did you know that 9 out of 10 IT support calls can be fixed remotely without

the need of waiting for a technician?

Even your Network needs a guardian angel once and a while.

Bundled with our Yearly Business Subscription (YBS) Plans your company can now accurately forecast and budget your IT support costs.

Remote Service Plans

Companies will benefit using one of our Remote Services Plans. These plans are tailored to fit a companys’ needs by offering various levels of support and FLAT FEE SUBSCRIPTION PRICING.

With one of our tech support plans, your company will know your costs every month and feel secure that all support needs are covered!

One Mississippi, two Mississippi…

Get on-demand IT remote support without the wait. Since you are connected to a network or the Internet, our support team can connect to you promptly.

Even if the employee is traveling! Every minute an employee waits for support to arrive, time and money are lost.

Technicians see what the user sees instantly. With our Remote Support Plan you will reduce cost and become more efficient since support is provided in a timely manner. It is quicker and easier for technicians to resolve support issues by seeing them rather than having the user try to describe what they see on their screen.

Frequently, technicians come to a workstation and just fix the problem and leave. This is usually the case in 50% of the issues. Now, your employees get a mini online tutorial so they can watch what is being done. Often, many of your support tickets are simply training issues and not actually a software or hardware problem.

WURLWIND reviews the frequency in which Technical Support is contacted and reports back to management about whether the frequency of tickets can be resolved with improved technology or enhanced training.

Employees Should Always Be Learning

When an employee’s problem is a training issue, what do you do?

With our technology, technicians are able to perform on-screen highlights and markups. Everything being done by the technician remotely will be displayed on the users screen. This way an employee learns without realizing it!

With our Remote Support Plan, your company will streamline the support process, allowing technicians and users to focus on solving the problem rather than trying to describe the screens they are looking at.

Communication and drawing tools allow technicians to instantly show users when the problem is a simple user issue. With our shared desktop visibility and communication tool, support technicians provide a higher standard of support while significantly reducing wait time.

Down time is lost money. Remember our goal, HELPING YOU MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR IT INVESTMENTS. Preventing you from losing money is just as rewarding to us. Remember, your IT investments are supposed to help you make money.

WURLWIND Solutions… The only choice for IT support.

We offer no charge initial consultations and on-site demonstrations.

You’ll see the difference.

305.359.5391 Main

866.907.6161 Toll Free

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Get IT Support in Miami for Companies

Yearly Business Subscriptions

Simply put…

With a Yearly Business Subscription you make a flat fee monthly payment for your defined scope of technical support coverage. It’s  the practical option to the traditional IT and Managed Support model.

How does this help my business you ask?

The answer is best illustrated in a comparative study of computer support and repair models. In this study, we will use a fictional character, Charlie, as the traditional IT Support representative.

Traditional IT Support versus Flat Fee IT Support Services Plans

In addition to flat fee pricing, you partner with a company that knows about serving customers. Our Team has a passion for setting the standard for customer service. We move quickly, we do whatever it takes and we respond in ways our competitors find next to impossible to imitate.

As a YBS Member, you partner with local South Florida technical professionals who understand how to make your information technology investments generate a return on those investments. We’ll share best practices with you and recommend new technologies that could save your business money. In today’s world, business efficiency is really driven by technology. Shouldn’t you partner with a company that can stay current with technology when technology changes so fast?

Being resourceful means using the right resources.

WURLWIND Solutions Yearly Business Subscriptions

The only choice for your Information Technology Support needs.

Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing an IT Support Vendor

Mistake #1 Assuming hourly rates are cost effective.

In Reality What if the support issue takes all day to resolve? What if the technician has to come back to finish the job?

WURLWIND Solutions has developed Flat Fee pricing for support assistance regardless of the time it take to resolve the problem.

Mistake #2 Assuming that IT Support vendors have the best interests of your business in mind.

In Reality Most Support vendors simply resolve issues without consideration of how to prevent that same issue from recurring again. Why should they worry if you are paying them hourly? WURLWIND Solutions was founded on the premise that technology should provide a return on its investment. Therefore, if we identify an area that can be improved or offer greater user-friendliness, we turn our observations into recommendations right away.

Mistake #3 Assuming all support companies are the same.

In Reality We are all certified the same, however, our extensive practical experiences and knowledge, business acumen and exceptional customer service differentiate us from the others. There are times that some unethical practices of ignoring preventive maintenance opportunities take place. We however, conduct ourselves in an ethical and professional manner.

Additionally, our support team is bilingual so if you have employees who only speak Spanish, we have everyone covered.

Mistake #4 Assuming that if you pay more, you get more.

In Reality Just because one vendor might cost less than your current provider doesn’t mean you’re your service quality will suffer.

With all of the technological advancements, Information Technology has to have evolved to be more cost-effective and efficient.

Mistake #5 Assuming you can have your in-house IT department handle all of your technology and digital media needs.

In Reality The costs associated with in-house support exceed out-sourced support services and your in-house team wouldn’t have the time to keep abreast of all new IT enhancements to build you a stronger, safer digital environment.

Our Yearly Business Subscriber Plans offer our clients virtual and on-site support.

Learn more about Yearly Business Subscriptions.

WURLWIND Solutions… The only choice for IT support.
We offer no charge initial consultations and on-site demonstrations.
You’ll see the difference.
305.359.5391 Main
866.907.6161 Toll Free

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WURLWIND Moves To New Facility

WURLWIND Solutions (WURLWINDsolutions.com) is currently moving to its’ new facility located in  Miami on Brickell Avenue. The location is key to the growth and efficiency of WURLWIND.

 

Rivergate Plaza - 444 Brickell Ave., Suite 335, Miami, FL 33131

Rivergate Plaza - 444 Brickell Ave., Suite 335, Miami, FL 33131

WURLWIND has decided this location will allow the quickest access to their Miami clients. Internet connectivity and redunacy were other reasons for choosing the location. WURLWIND will be building a new server hosting farm. The location will be connected with over 100 megabytes of underground internet fiber, Battery Backup System and generator system.

WURLWIND will be hosting a Launch Luncheon for local current and prospective clients followed by an afterhours social event!

Contact Us for more information at info@wurlwindsolutions.com and to be added to our invitation list. 

WURLWIND Solutions  plans on having hosting services from its new location as early as the end of July. 

WURLWIND Solutions… The only choice for IT support.
We offer no charge initial consultations and on-site demonstrations.
You’ll see the difference.
305.359.5391 Main
866.907.6161 Toll Free

Or Contact Us Online

Show me the money

WURLWIND is all about “R.O.I. on I.T.”. Get your Return On your Investments with WURLWIND Solutions. We will stabilize your IT costs and we guarantee our services unlike other standard support companies.

We emphasize to our clients, that the proper use of these tools is more important than the tool itself. So WURLWIND works carefully to suggest technologies that enhance your business and brand awareness.

WURLWIND offers that mixture of virtual support and on-site human support that keeps your company operating at peak efficiency and resolving issues faster than ever before. WURLWIND has maintained 100% of our support clients and the reason is …

…we are dedicated to serving our customers and helping them build their business.

WURLWIND Solutions… The only choice for IT support.
We offer no charge initial consultations and on-site demonstrations.
You’ll see the difference.
305.359.5391 Main
866.907.6161 Toll Free

Or Contact Us Online