Dec 2018 – Network & Website Vulnerability Security Scan Services

Bay Area Systems, Inc. providing yet another crucial service package helping to keep small business IT environment running in top form and like a well-oiled engine. Starting December 15, 2018, Bay Area Systems, Inc. is offering select new customers a complimentary office network, website vulnerability security scan and review. Bay Area Systems will use industry leading tools to help examine and identify network security holes; vulnerable practices and setups that could make your network easy to target and attack by hackers, review firewall, VPN and other setups in your network. Aiming to provide the entire business with the most secure yet efficient IT operation environment, condition for business expansion, as well as checking existing backup, replication and disaster recovery setup and solutions.

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Feb 2018 – Spectre and Meltdown Free Analysis Service

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Major vulnerabilities from design flaws in processors have been identified from leading chipmakers: Spectre and Meltdown, are capable of hacking and accessing extremely sensitive data on the silicon chips, and the flaws affect majority of personal computers and small company servers.

Bay Area Systems, Inc. are fully aware of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, and launched a free on-site analysis service to San Francisco Bay Area small businesses to help analyze potential impact and address concerns of small business owners.
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Nov 2017 – Free analysis of IT infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3, 2017 — Bay Area Systems, Inc. (www.BayAreaSystems.com), premier information technology (IT) consulting company in San Francisco Bay Area, is on the forefront of providing cost-effective Information Technology outsourcing solutions for small businesses.

In light of the increasing amount of malware, virus, and Ransomware (or Crypto-Virus) incidents, Bay Area Systems, Inc. recognized many small businesses are left not knowing what to do or when their data could be at risk of being attacked, and in worst-case scenario, lose mission critical data to the crypto-virus attack.  As it became obvious no one can guarantee 100% protection against malware and virus attacks and infection; carefully designed IT infrastructure, proper data backup protocols, as well as well-communicated company policy, are together paramount in minimizing the impact of the attacks.
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Sept 2017 – Complimentary Server Environment, Performance and Functions Review

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Bay Area Systems is providing yet another crucial service package helping to keep small business IT environment running in top form and like a well-oiled engine. Starting September 1, 2017, Bay Area Systems is offering select new customers a complimentary server environment, performance and functions review. Bay Area Systems will identify bottlenecks; review functions and separation of functions running on individual server, review CPU, memory, storage usage and thresholds, in order to determine whether the servers are operating in optimum condition. Aiming to provide the entire business with the most efficient IT operation environment, condition for business expansion, as well as checking the backup, replication and disaster recovery setup and solutions.

Small business typically has IT environment that is essential to keeping the business running efficiently and profitably. The Information Technology environment typically started on something simple, and expanded over the years as the business grew, resulted in many “duct-tape” or “Velcro” solutions. Without a proper infrastructure, the IT environment very likely would not handle expansion of the business; neither would it integrate with modern technology. From data encryption standards, smart phones, tablets, new laptops, new and more powerful versions of software, to modern operating systems for PC, Mac, online browsers, local on-site backups, online backups, virtual server environment, etc. Each of these require careful planning, thorough architecture and design of the IT environment in order to operate seamlessly. Such setup is also crucial in minimizing data loss, disruption of business operation by virus or ransomware, and work efficiency of the entire company. In the news were hospitals putting off years of IT infrastructure review and upgrade, and they were still feeling the negative effect months after they were hit by ransomware attacks. Small businesses typically do not have the architecture and setups of a hospital, thus making recovery effort even more difficult, and sometimes impossible.

Adequate infrastructure, backup, and disaster recovery is also part of compliance for HIPAA and/or HITECH, where a small business might be required to be compliant when contracted with customers in the law, healthcare industry, government agencies. Adequate security, both in terms of physical and electronic access of the server(s) and server environment, should be thoroughly reviewed to adhere to company policies and protocols and be certified for compliance.

Given today’s Internet connectivity options, speed, and virtualization technology, having proper on-site and off-site data backup and disaster recovery setup is within small business budgets. All it needed is a proper review and potentially re-design of the IT infrastructure to accommodate the proper setup to ensure business operation and business continuity. Bay Area Systems have helped many small businesses implement a clean, straightforward, efficient and cost effective IT and server environment to take advantage of all the modern as well as required backup, replication, and disaster recovery solutions available.

May 2017 – Disaster Recovery Services

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There is increasing demands in small to medium businesses for reliable, efficient, cost-effective and quality online backup services.  The technology, demand, and needs have grown beyond pure data backup, to include accessing the backed up data in a timely fashion.  A database backup file is useless without the correct database server, and related and appropriate server application to read and access the content within. Read More

Feb 2017 – Free On-site Consultation

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WiFi is increasingly dominating both work and home offices as the preferred Internet access method, that makes WiFi router and access points even more important as they are required to handle multiple devices, bandwidth, and communication needs. From desktop computer, laptop, TV, smart phones, tablets, the number of WiFi accessing devices per user and the total number of users will quickly add up and present a challenge for older WiFi routers and/or access points.
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Aug 2016 – Prepare for Windows Server 2016

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Starting August 1, 2016, Bay Area Systems began reviewing Windows Server 2016. Through utilization of Microsoft Windows Server 2016’s native Hyper-V virtualization technology, Bay Area Systems helped deployed web server farms, clustered database servers, remote desktop workstations, and cloud computing platforms. When businesses need Virtual Private Network (VPN) access and remote desktop services; rather than adding individual workstations to be used for remote office desktop connection needs, virtual workstations offer the same experience with greater efficiency. Clients praise our virtual machine solutions that are space saving (often one server can serve the needs of 10 servers and/or workstations, reducing the need to have these physical machines scattered around in the office); energy saving in terms of electricity needs as well as cooling requirements; easy deployment – adding a server or workstation is much faster than having to order an additional machine, and often may not be of the same exact specification; fast recovery – by utilizing the cloning feature, essential virtual machines can be cloned and quickly replaced should a catastrophic software error occurred.
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Apr 2016 – Free Help On Move/Setup IT In New Office

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In light of the increasing economic pressure on small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bay Area Systems, Inc. recognized many small businesses are changing locations in order to be closer to their client-base, as well as cut down on office rental cost. In order to minimize impact on productivity during the move, careful IT planning is paramount.Bay Area Systems, Inc. are well positioned to offer San Francisco Bay Area small businesses a thorough, carefully planned, and seamlessly executed IT move plan that can minimize downtime, and make the office move as smooth as well as cost effective as possible. Bay Area Systems, starting April 1st 2016, is offering a free initial on-site consultation to San Francisco Bay Area small businesses planning to move offices within the next six months.
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Jan 2010 – Go Green with BayArea Systems’ Micrsoft Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtual server solutions

Bay Area Systems is providing Green Virtual Server Solutions that provide fast deployment, excellent energy savings (having one server in place of 5 to 10 servers and/or workstations), easy testing, management, as well as cost saving.

Through utilization of Microsoft Windows Server 2008’s native Hyper-V virtualization technology, Bay Area Systems helped deployed web server farms, clustered database servers, remote desktop workstations, and cloud computing platforms. When businesses need Virtual Private Network (VPN) access and remote desktop services; rather than adding individual workstations to be used for remote office desktop connection needs, virtual workstations offer the same experience with greater efficiency. Clients praise our virtual machine solutions that are space saving (often one server can serve the needs of 10 servers and/or workstations, reducing the need to have these physical machines scattered around in the office); energy saving in terms of electricity needs as well as cooling requirements; easy deployment – adding a server or workstation is much faster than having to order an additional machine, and often may not be of the same exact specification; fast recovery – by utilizing the cloning feature, essential virtual machines can be cloned and quickly replaced should a catastrophic software error occurred.
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