Issue No. 13 November 2009

Kazmarek’s Top Tech Gifts 2009

By Shayne Comey and Kevin Moore

Kazmarek Technology Solutions, Inc. is here to help you with your holiday shopping! While we won’t be at your side as you wade through the crowds at the mall on Black Friday, we have compiled a list of tech gift ideas to save you some time. Our engineers have pulled these items from their own wish lists so you can rest assured knowing these gifts will satisfy any geek-at-heart in your own life.

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Click the items above for more details. If you have any questions about these products, please feel free to contact us at KTS.

Product Spotlight: Virtualization With Hyper-V

By Robert Masterson

Virtualization has enjoyed much hoopla lately, but how do you know if it’s a good solution for your environment?  Kazmarek Technology Solutions, Inc. recently began implementing Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology to help clients control costs, save space in server rooms, conserve energy, and maximize server resources (CPU, memory, disk space, etc).

We have used Hyper-V technology to provide our clients with solutions to their specific issues, including:

  • Reducing virtualization costs compared to other virtualization solutions
  • Hosting a small Linux-based billing system that doesn’t require an entire server
  • Dedicating a SharePoint server for internal collaboration
  • Testing Windows 7 desktop compatibility with all business applications

Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology has pushed the company toward the top of the server virtualization market after more than 6 years in development.  Hyper-V is a good solution for any size company and is included in the cost of a server license.  

Hyper-V can be used to transition from Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010 while maintaining better access and control.  Plus, when you combine Hyper-V version 2 with your Windows Server 2008 R2, you get even more benefits: live migration, larger memory support for the host and guests, and clustering technologies.

Contact KTS today to learn how your business can benefit from Hyper-V technology!

What’s KTS Up To?
Proactive IT vs Reactive IT Support

By Danny Kazmarek

Kazmarek Technology Solutions, Inc. now offers proactive support agreements that help you budget your IT expenses by offering unlimited onsite and remote support for a low monthly rate. No more roller coaster-like billing periods.

Our Keep IT Simple plan addresses small issues proactively before they become major issues. With scheduled maintenance and proactive resolution, a support agreement will save your business time and money.
Also included

  • Monthly report card
  • Daily check of backups
  • Third-party vendor assistance
  • Patch management
  • Monitoring
  • Guaranteed response times
  • Network documentation
  • Annual IT budget meeting
  • Asset tracking

You don’t wait until the oil in your car is out before you change it, do you? Well, let’s hope not. So why wait until your server is down to call your IT experts? You can prevent downtime altogether! Our Keep IT Simple plan rectifies low disk space issues before it crashes a server. It fixes email delivery problems before users even realize that there is one. It addresses overnight Internet failures and makes sure the Internet connection is up and running before the morning workday starts at 8:00am. These are just a few examples of recent success stories from clients who are supported by our Keep IT Simple plan.

Our Keep IT Simple plan has two tiers starting at $39/workstation per month and $199/server per month. Call KTS to start proactively managing your IT environment today!