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New Caney, TX 77357

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IT Support Services

Speedy IT Networks is a Houston (IT) information technology service that keeps your business tech up and running. We offer a wide range of IT Services that includes planning / building / deploying network servers, configuring computer workstations, preforming printer troubleshooting, and resolving software issues. One of the things that make us unique is our commitment to not marking up prices on purchasing new laptop and desktop equipment. Our clients receive exceptional customer service that leads to reliable productivity for all our small businesses.

Network Server Support Services

Speedy IT Networks provides complete services to plan, build, and deploy your business Windows-based network server.

Network Servers

The following bullet list are server tasks Speedy IT preforms. We have provided an expanded description below for each aspect to your business network server:

  • HARDWARE SETUP & OPTIMIZATION
  • NETWORK SETTINGS
  • ACTIVE DIRECTORY (Optional – Domain Networks)
  • USER ACCOUNTS & PERMISSIONS
  • FILE & FOLDER SHARING
  • PRINTER SHARING
  • SECURITY MEASURES
  • BACKUPS & RECOVERY
  • REMOTE ACCESS (Optional)
  • MONITORING & MAINTENANCE
  • ADDITIONAL CONSIFERATIONS

Consulting with an IT professional is recommended, especially for complex setups or if you’re unsure about any steps. We ensure a secure, reliable, and efficient network server environment for your small business.

Expanded Server Technical Information

HARDWARE SETUP & OPTIMIZATION:
Hardware Compatibility: Ensure your server hardware meets the demands of your network size and usage (CPU, RAM, storage).

Installation: Install the Windows Server operating system following the manufacturer’s instructions.

RAID Configuration (Optional): Consider implementing a Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) for data redundancy and protection against drive failure.

NETWORK SETTINGS:
Network Interface Configuration: Assign a static IP address to the server for stability and easier network management.

Domain Name System (DNS): Configure DNS settings to allow users to access websites and resources by name.

ACTIVE DIRECTORY (Optional – Domain Networks):
Active Directory: If you plan on having multiple user accounts and centralized management, set up Active Directory. This service allows for user creation, group management, and security policy enforcement across the network.

USER ACCOUNTS & PERMISSIONS:
Create user accounts for all employees and assign appropriate permissions to access network resources (files, folders, printers).

Implement strong password policies and consider multi-factor authentication for added security.

FILE & FOLDER SHARING:
Configure file and folder sharing permissions to allow users to access and modify data as needed.

Utilize access control lists (ACLs) to define granular permissions for specific users or groups.

PRINTER SHARING:
Install printer drivers on the server and configure printer sharing settings to allow users to print remotely.

SECURITY MEASURES:
Firewall: Enable a robust firewall on the server to restrict unauthorized access.

Antivirus and Anti-malware Software: Install and configure reputable security software to protect the server from malware and cyber threats.
Windows Server Updates: Enable automatic updates for the server operating system and security patches to address vulnerabilities.

BACKUPS & RECOVERY:
Implement a comprehensive backup strategy to protect your critical business data. This could involve regular backups to external storage devices or cloud-based solutions.

Develop a disaster recovery plan outlining steps to restore data and functionality in case of a server failure.

REMOTE ACCESS (Optional):
Configure remote access tools like Remote Desktop Services securely to allow authorized personnel to manage the server remotely.

MONITORING & MAINTENANCE:
Schedule regular server maintenance tasks like checking system health, event logs, and disk space usage.

Utilize server monitoring tools to proactively identify potential issues and ensure optimal performance.

ADDITIONAL CONSIFERATIONS:
Network Access Control (NAC): Depending on your security needs, consider implementing NAC to restrict unauthorized devices from connecting to the network.

Group Policy (Active Directory): Leverage Group Policy (available in Active Directory) to enforce consistent system configurations and security settings across all workstations.

REMEMBER:
Securing your network server is paramount. Focus on strong passwords, access controls, and keeping software updated.

The complexity of configuration can vary depending on the size and needs of your business.

Consulting with an IT professional is recommended, especially for complex setups or if you’re unsure about any steps. They can ensure a secure and efficient network server environment for your small business.

Configuring Computer Workstations

Speedy IT Networks configures computer workstations to your business network. The following are the key aspects of configuring a workstation that our technitians will perform on your Windows-based network:

Workstations

 

The following is a bullet list are workstation tasks Speedy IT preforms. We have provided an expanded description below for each aspect to your business network workstation setup:

  • HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY
  • NETWORK SETTINGS
  • DOMAIN OR WORKGROUP
  • USER ACCOUNTS
  • SECURITY SETTINGS
  • NETWORK SHARING
  • PRINTER SETUP
  • ADDITIONAL CONSIFERATIONS

For complex network servers, it’s always recommended to consult with an IT professional to ensure a smooth and secure integration.

 

Expanded Workstation Technical Information

HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY:
Ensure the workstation hardware (network card, drivers) is compatible with the network.

NETWORK SETTINGS:
Network Name (SSID): Configure the correct wireless network name (SSID) for your network.
IP Address: There are two main options:
DHCP: Most networks use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to automatically assign an IP address to the workstation. This is the simplest method.
Static IP: In some cases, a static IP address might be required. This involves manually assigning a unique IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. An IT professional can assist with this configuration.

DOMAIN OR WORKGROUP:
Domain: If your network is a domain network (common in businesses), you’ll need to join the domain using the correct domain name and credentials. This allows for centralized user management and security policies.
Workgroup: For smaller networks, a workgroup might be used. Workgroups offer less centralized control but are easier to set up.

USER ACCOUNTS:
Domain Network: User accounts are typically managed by the domain administrator.
Workgroup: You’ll need to create local user accounts on the workstation or leverage a separate user account management tool.

SECURITY SETTINGS:
Firewalls: Enable a firewall to protect the workstation from unauthorized access. Windows offers a built-in firewall.
Antivirus Software: Install and configure reputable antivirus software to protect against malware and viruses.
Windows Updates: Enable automatic updates for Windows and security patches to ensure the system is protected against vulnerabilities.

NETWORK SHARING:
Configure network sharing settings if you want to share files and folders with other computers on the network.

PRINTER SETUP:
Install the appropriate printer drivers for your network printer and configure printing settings.

ADDITIONAL CONSIFERATIONS:
Remote Access: If remote access to the workstation is needed, we configure remote desktop settings securely.

Backup and Recovery: Implement a backup and recovery plan to protect your data in case of system failures.

Software Installation: Install essential business software and configure settings as needed.

REMEMBER:
The complexity of configuration can vary depending on your specific network setup (domain vs. workgroup) and its security requirements.

Printer Troubleshooting

Printer issues are one of the most frustrating things for a business to overcome. At Speedy IT Networks we will get your printer(s) back up and running.

Printers

Printer Drivers
As IT technicians, we have the knowledge and experience to solve even the most stubborn issues, from network connectivity problems to driver and firmware conflicts. Speedy IT will solve your printer woes, so contact us today!

Software & App Issues
Error messages popping up?
Printing jobs inexplicably disappearing?
Is your printer queue stuck?

Modern printers often rely on specialty software and apps for functionality. Our IT professionals have the in-depth knowledge to diagnose and solve problems that go far beyond simple driver and firmware updates.

 

Software Troubleshooting, Installation & Configuration

Complex software can be a headache to install. At Speedy IT Networks we will work with your softwares support to correctly install and configure complex software tasks. In addition, we can work remotely to troubleshoot your software issues and get you back to work in a timely manor. 

Software Support

Software Installations & Configuration
Not all business productivity software is easy to install and configure. We understand the technical jargon and can work with software support to provide hidden system information, and ask the right questions to get the job done.

Troubleshooting
Is your business bogged down by software glitches, crashes, and compatibility nightmares? Don’t let IT headaches slow down your team’s productivity. Our information technology professionals have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and solve complex software problems that go far beyond basic restarts. Contact Speedy IT to ensure your software runs smoothly, so you can focus on what matters most – growing your business.

 

Computer Purchasing Criteria & Links

Speedy IT Networks provides the minimum specifications recommended for business laptop and desktop computers. You may click on the [CLICK HERE] links to buy direct from reliable retail options, and save your business from costly markups.

Sam's Club

  • Business Laptop (Min. Requirements) – i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (1TB+ best) Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]
  • Gaming Laptop (Min. Requirements) – i7, Nvidia RTX 30-series Video Card, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]
  • Business Desktop (Min. Requirements) – i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (1TB+ best) Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]
  • Gaming Desktop (Min. Requirements) – i7, Nvidia RTX 30-series Video Card, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]

Costco Wholesale

  • Business Laptop (Min. Requirements) – i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (1TB+ best) Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]
  • Gaming Laptop (Min. Requirements) – i7, Nvidia RTX 30-series Video Card, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]
  • Business Desktop (Min. Requirements) – i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (1TB+ best) Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]
  • Gaming Desktop (Min. Requirements) – i7, Nvidia RTX 30-series Video Card, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]

Best Buy

  • Business Laptop (Min. Requirements) – i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (1TB+ best) Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]
  • Gaming Laptop (Min. Requirements) – i7, Nvidia RTX 30-series Video Card, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]
  • Business Desktop (Min. Requirements) – i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (1TB+ best) Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]
  • Gaming Desktop (Min. Requirements) – i7, Nvidia RTX 30-series Video Card, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Hard Drive. [CLICK HERE]