The fastest, easiest, least expensive way to do anything is to do it right the first time!

Whether you’re starting from scratch or upgrading your existing computing resources (installing new computers, networking existing PCs, adding or migrating a server, deploying vertical market or industry-specific software, changing broadband providers, registering a domain name, creating a web site, or pretty much doing anything that involves a computer), the best investment you can make is the time and effort to do it right the first time! Unless you are a computer guru, please consider seeking expert advice before you purchase or install anything. There are many confusing and conflicting products, services, and solutions available; an experienced guide can help you navigate the seemingly endless sea of options. I can help you select, implement, and integrate the solutions that will meet your current needs, grow with you, and be gentle on your budget all at the same time.

Most church offices have a private computer network and a broadband (cable modem or DSL) connection to the Internet. Very few of them have a dedicated system or network administrator, and fewer still have an Information Technology (IT) Security professional. In most cases a small church cannot justify the cost of creating such a position – and this is where I can help. As a professional IT consultant, I can provide system, network, and security administration on an as needed basis.

Available Services

The following is a brief list of some of the services I currently provide for clients. I’d be happy to discuss additional services to meet the needs of your business:

  • Remote Help Desk
  • PowerChurch
  • QuickBooks Pro
  • Microsoft Office
  • Networking
    • Design, installation, configuration, administration, and security
    • Windows Small Business Server
    • Linux Servers
    • DNS and DHCP
    • Web and Database Servers
    • File and Print Servers
    • Secure Remote Access
    • Broadband router installation and configuration
    • Secure wireless networking
  • System Administration
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Windows XP Professional
    • Limited support for Windows Vista
    • Linux Workstations
    • On-site at your office
    • Remotely, via encrypted connection
  • Data Backup, Archiving, and Restoration
  • Custom-built Hardware
  • Volume Licensing for Microsoft Products (special pricing for non-profits)
  • Protection from and Remediation of Malware (malicious software – viruses, trojans, worms, etc.)
  • Registration of Domain Names
  • WordPress Blog or Website setup and initial configuration

Rates

My current hourly rate is very reasonable, is prorated to the nearest tenth of an hour, and includes travel time one-way for on-site visits. My managed services fee depends on the particular services you need. I will also provide proposals for fixed-price bids on specific projects. An initial one-hour consultation to discuss your needs and requirements is complimentary. Please contact me to obtain a copy of my standard consulting agreement which can be tailored to your specific situation.

Services for Churches and non-profit charitable organizations

Churches and registered non-profit organizations receive a substantial discount. To qualify for the discount, your organization must have a current, verifiable 501(c)(3) status in accordance with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Please contact me for availability and pricing information.