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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July 2018 – O365 Backup Solution

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Microsoft Office 365 has been increasing popular amount small businesses as a one-stop solution for handling small businesses email, file, storage, and collaboration needs. However, when everything is in the cloud, but the office Internet line is out of service, and you have a deadline to send out documents, meet a court date, or documentation requirement where you simply need to print out the document, sign it and mail it, what are your options?

Bay Area Systems, Inc. are fully aware of and anticipating the needs for small business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we are launching a new service to provide reverse and second copy data backup for Microsoft Office 365.

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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 2016 – Bay Area Systems Supports Microsoft Office 2016

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Starting February 1, 2016, BayArea Systems will begin offering support for Microsoft Office 2016 suite of applications. Newly launched, Microsoft Office 2016 offer small businesses a suite of powerful tools that can increase productivity, provide easy and clear data keeping and analysis, presentation functions, as well as online collaboration capabilities. Small businesses have utilized the de facto standard of Microsoft Office suite of applications for decades, and BayArea Systems have been on the forefront of testing, analysis and support of Microsoft Office for many years. BayArea Systems have been involved in upgrade planning, deployment planning, integration and migration planning, as well as providing actual implementation of installation and training to San Francisco Bay Area small business owners.
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Dec 2015 – Windows 10 Migration Solutions

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Starting December 1, 2015, Bay Area Systems is providing small business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area with the latest Windows 10 upgrade and migration solutions.

Microsoft released their latest Windows 10 Operating System and providing non-enterprise license users free upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8. BayArea Systems have been actively involved in beta-testing, release candidate testing of this new and advanced Operating System from Microsoft. Windows 10 brings many new features, and much faster and smoother experience for users upgrading from Windows 7, and in general is a much more stable system than Windows 8. BayArea Systems have been at the forefront of testing Windows 10, and is providing expertise, advice, and consultation on upgrades and migration of workstations from previous Windows platform. Read More

Nov 2015 – Utah Data Center Established

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Launching November 1st 2015, Bay Area Systems’ servers in the data center in State of Utah provide peace of mind for the San Francisco Bay Area small business owners. Customers can choose to host virtual servers and virtual workstations in Utah or California data centers, as well as optional clustered hosting solution to have availability in both data centers for optimum backup and high availability.

BayArea Systems have fully tested and deployed Veeam backup and replication solutions that produces image-based backups, which allows for fast and efficient virtual machine backup and fast, flexible recovery of an entire virtual machine. This fast and efficient process means virtual machines can now be backed up on a daily basis, allowing for more recovery options and minimize potential data loss. This capability also means backup and replication can now be applied to the entire virtual infrastructure. The Veeam solution, in tandem with multiple data centers, provide optimum backup and availability for small business Cloud computing needs.

Bay Area Systems’ small business clients utilizing BayArea Systems’ virtual server and workstation infrastructure can now subscribe to complete backup and recovery options that offer complete virtual machine recovery possibilities, with options to have backups replicated across multiple data centers.

As the Internet is increasingly fast, stable and reliable, and users increasingly mobile; Cloud-based Server and Workstation solutions prove to be a key component in centralized data storage and application hosting. Customers can utilize the strength of dedicated virtual server and workstations to perform complex tasks via remote desktop, and it allows them to access the same exact desktop across multiple platforms and OS.

BayArea Systems’ Cloud Computing solutions can be implemented via secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) to provide the ultimate security and encryption. Only key strokes and mouse pointer movements are sent via the remote desktop session, instead of transferring files and data, further reducing risk of sensitive data transmission being hacked.

July 2015 – Windows Server 2003 to 2012 Migration

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BayArea Systems is providing small business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area assistance with Microsoft’s end-of-support for Windows Server 2003; as well as offering Windows Server 2012 upgrade and migration solutions.

Starting July 14, 2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any versions of Windows Server 2003. Windows Server 2003 has been running since 2003, and well served the purposed for the past 12 years. As both hardware technology and software capabilities grew tremendously in those 12 years, small business owners can take significant leap forward by upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2 and utilizing much faster CPU from Intel and AMD, larger memory capacity, solid state drive (SSD) technology, and best of all, virtualization technology native to Windows Server 2012 (Hyper-V) to allow new computing power to help businesses operate much faster and more effectively. Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 Server Operating System in late 2013, and it has been a proven platform with much improved stability and capability. BayArea Systems also have much experience testing Hyper-V and running multiple virtual servers as well as workstations under Windows Server 2012. Bay Area Systems have been at the forefront of testing the latest Windows Operating Systems, and is providing expertise, advice, and consultation on upgrades and migration of workstations from Windows Server 2003.

For small business owners, computers and applications are most often mission critical to the business operation, accounting, and communications needs. Each major upgrade or migration must be carefully and thoroughly planned out, with questions such as whether the existing application will function on the new server operating system, how sharp is the learning curve on the user interface and operation, how to quickly get working with the basic functions, whether the new operating system will integrate with current networking environment and servers, as well as running compatible virtual servers under Hyper-V.

BayArea Systems have fully tested and deployed Windows Server 2012 server solutions to solve customers’ growing needs for new, powerful, advanced computing systems to serve as file server, print server, database server, as well as email server such as Exchange Server 2010 and 2013. BayArea Systems will provide careful and thorough analysis of customer’s current information technology (IT) infrastructure, generate roadmap to migration, and point out potential issues and/or obstacles.

The combination of cutting-edge, professional services of BayArea Systems, along with experience and knowledge of most current as well as previous Windows operating systems, including many versions of the Windows Server operating systems, provide our customers with a powerful tool in keeping office computing infrastructure in top shape, with smooth interaction both inside and outside the office, secure access to critical office data, and ease of transition into the latest and greatest technology, which directly translate into increased productivity, greater efficiency and effectiveness in communicating with colleagues and clients, and provide a positive experience and return on investment.

Microsoft Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation that developed the Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2012 server operating systems.

May 2015 – BAPCo Benchmark Testing Certification

BayArea Systems has partnered with Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo) to provide independent benchmark testing on desktop and mobile platforms.

BAPCo is a non-profit founded since 1991, comprise of Western Digital, Intel, Lenovo, Dell, HP, Acer, Microsoft, Samsung, Toshiba, etc. that aim to develop and distribute a set of objective performance benchmarks based on popular computer applications and industry standard operating systems. Governments all over the world use BAPCo benchmarks to assist in product purchasing decisions. Since 2004, BAPCo has worked with Governments to produce the best tools in the industry to help make informed purchasing decisions as part of the tender process. The BGN (BAPCo Government Network) brings together this collaborative effort and expertise in one unified program.

BayArea Systems is proud to be selected and certified as one of the independent benchmarking labs, and the only laboratory in North America. BayArea Systems can provide benchmark testing on SYSmark 2012, SYSmark 2014, MobileMark 2012 as well as MobileMark 2014. Benchmark testing options include rapid result posting within seven days of receiving the product to be tested. BayArea Systems will independently set up the test environment and condition on devices to be tested, install benchmark testing tool and the corresponding testing suite to provide to proper testing iterations, as well as standardized environment for mobile devices battery drain tests on MobileMark. Desktop systems are tested on SYSmark, and results are available within one week on expedited services.

The testing suites from BAPCo use real world applications to provide a more realistic view of performance on devices, unlike synthetic benchmarks which only focus on limited aspects of a system. BAPCo aim to foster the creation of meaningful benchmarks in an applications environment. BAPCo benchmarks are based on software packages commonly found in retail computer software stores. Using benchmarks based on business applications allow users to conduct evaluations of systems handling real world workloads and environments. The resulting test results provide meaningful and relevant data for evaluating systems and performances.

For almost a decade, BayArea Systems has provided cost-effective computer systems and network support and services to small businesses all around the San Francisco Bay Area. BayArea Systems has become a pioneer in providing custom technology solutions that are efficient, cost-effective, and improve bottom line of small businesses. BayArea Systems’ business model is based on their passion to provide the best customer service experience in the industry, and building long-term business relationship with their customers.

Jan 2015 – Virtual Testing Platform for Windows 10

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Starting February 1st 2015, BayArea Systems will begin a new service providing Virtual Machine testing platform for Microsoft’s Windows 10. The solution and services aim to provide small businesses testing environment that can be conveniently and quickly set up to provide compatibility testing for software, data, performance. The virtual testing platform offers excellent energy savings, rapid rebuild or restore capabilities, easy , management, as well as space and cost saving.

Microsoft released beta version of Windows 10 in late 2014, and it brings many new features such as support of virtual desktops, improved command prompt, improved Aero Snap feature, integration of holographic representations with the companion HoloLens glasses and Windows 10’s HoloStudio app, (users can now create 3-D objects with their voices and gestures and then print them on a 3-D printer), new 3-finger gestures, selective synchronization of local contents with OneDrive, “Task View” and “Search” buttons on Taskbar can now be hidden, the ability to run Windows Store apps in desktop mode, new options added to Settings, plus a new search bar, availability of the classic Control Panel in Settings, along with a new web browser. Altogether nearly 7,000 improvements and fixes.

Windows 10 is designed to work equally well with tablets as well as with traditional desktops with keyboard and mouse, supporting hardware from tablets, netbooks, laptops, desktops, and even home entertainment center. Although the final version of Windows 10 is still months away, having a platform for testing will allow companies to try out new features, as well as test existing application integration.

Bay Area Systems’ Virtual Machine Testing Platform solutions can be implemented via secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) to provide the ultimate security and encryption. Only key strokes and mouse pointer movements are sent via the remote desktop session, instead of transferring files and data, further reducing risk of sensitive data transmission being hacked.

Bay Area Systems have fully tested and deployed many Hyper-V Virtual Machine solutions to solve customers’ growing needs of accessing office computing environment from multiple locations, as well as cost saving as they no longer need identical sets of workstations and software to use at each location. Efficient use of more powerful computing environments also ensures a much better performance, lower cost of ownership, and higher return on investment.

Jun 2014 – Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Solutions

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Starting June 18, 2014 Bay Area Systems will assist Bay Area small businesses with Windows XP to Windows 7 migration solutions

Bay Area Systems is providing small business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area assistance with Microsoft’s end-of-support for Windows XP; as well as offering Windows 7 and Windows 8 upgrade and migration solutions.

Starting April 9, 2014, Microsoft will no longer release updates to Windows XP, and neither will provide Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. Windows XP has been running since 2002, and well served the purposed for the past 12 years. As both hardware technology and software capabilities grew tremendously in those 12 years, small business owners can take significant leap forward by upgrading to Windows 7 and even Windows 8.1 by utilizing much faster CPU from Intel and AMD, larger memory capacity, and best of all, solid state drive (SSD) technology to allow new computing power to help businesses operate faster and more effectively. Microsoft released Windows 7 Operating System in late 2009, and it has been a proven platform with much improved stability and capability. BayArea Systems also have much experience testing Windows 8 and 8.1 workstations and tablets. Bay Area Systems have been at the forefront of testing Windows 7 and Windows 8, and is providing expertise, advice, and consultation on upgrades and migration of workstations from Windows XP. Read More

Feb 2014 – Assistance To Deal With Protected Health Care Info.

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Starting March 1, 2014, BayArea Systems will begin offering assistance to healthcare providers that deal with protected health information. This includes covered entities, anyone who is providing treatment, payment and operations in healthcare; as well as business associations, anyone with access to patient information/data and provides support in treatment, payment and operations; all subcontractors, and business associates of business associates also need to be in compliance. The HIPAA Privacy Rule (also known as electronic protected health information ePHI)pertains to the saving, accessing, and sharing of medical and personal information of any individual; the HIPAA Security Rule are standards to protect health data created, maintained, transmitted electronically. Read More

Dec, 2013 – Bay Area Systems begin offering Veeam Support

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Starting January 1, 2014, BayArea Systems will begin offering Veeam as a backup and replication solution for VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. Small businesses’ company data is the most valuable asset. Today’s virtual environments and exponential data growth demand more advanced backup, recovery, as well as replication solutions. Veeam backup and replication product is built for virtualization and the cloud. If offers powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use data protection that can reduce backup and recovery time by up to 95%; reduce administration time and reduce costs at the same time.Bay Area Systems have fully tested and deployed Veeam backup and replication product that produces image-based backups, which allows for fast and efficient virtual machine backup and fast, flexible recovery of an entire virtual machine. This fast and efficient process means virtual machines can now be backed up on a daily basis, allowing for more recovery options and minimize potential data loss. This capability also means backup and replication can now be applied to the entire virtual infrastructure.
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Sept, 2013 – Bay Area Systems offers support and installation for security camera systems.

Bay Area Systems is supporting management and installation for security camera systems. Security camera technology has advanced and matured much in recent years, and has also evolved into an integral part of small businesses to serve as both asset protection as well as monitoring productivity. In addition, security cameras are essential in deterring potential criminal activities and/or behavior, as well as critical in providing evidence for potential insurance claims. Small business owners often rely on surveillance cameras to monitor operations of their businesses from afar. Bay Area Systems have been involved in planning and deployment of surveillance camera systems, integration into company network and Internet, as well as providing actual implementation of installation and training to San Francisco Bay Area small business owners.

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July, 2013 – Bay Area Systems begin offering Office365 Support

Starting July 1, 2013, Bay Area Systems will begin offering support for Microsoft Office365 Cloud-based solutions. Microsoft Office365 offers small businesses a suite of Cloud-based powerful tools that can increase productivity, provide Exchange based email services through Outlook and smart phones, as well as online collaboration capabilities through SharePoint and SkyDrive. Small businesses have utilized the de facto standard of Microsoft Office suite of applications for decades, and Bay Area Systems have been on the forefront of testing, analysis and support of Microsoft Office365. Bay Area Systems have been involved in migration and deployment planning, integration planning, as well as providing actual implementation of installation and training to San Francisco Bay Area small business owners.
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Apr, 2013 – Bay Area Systems begin offering Microsoft Office 2013 Support

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Starting May, 2013, Bay Area Systems will begin offering support for Microsoft Office 2013 suite of applications. Newly launched in December 3, 2012, Microsoft Office 2013 offer small businesses a suite of powerful tools that can increase productivity, provide easy and clear data keeping and analysis, presentation functions, as well as online collaboration capabilities. Small businesses have utilized the de facto standard of Microsoft Office suite of applications for decades, and Bay Area Systems have been on the forefront of testing, analysis and support of Microsoft Office for many years. Bay Area Systems have been involved in upgrade planning, deployment planning, integration and migration planning, as well as providing actual implementation of installation and training to San Francisco Bay Area small business owners.
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Feb, 2013 – Windows 8 Upgrade & Migration Services

Starting February 15, 2013, Bay Area Systems is providing small business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area with the latest Windows 8 upgrade and migration solutions.

Since 2012, Bay Area Systems have been actively involved in beta-testing, release candidate testing of this new and advanced Operating System from Microsoft. Windows 8 brings many new features such as integration of SkyDrive cloud services, which allows users to save files to SkyDrive, create folders to organize files, and synchronize documents, photos, and Favorites across devices; Metro apps that can open files from and save to SkyDrive; the Windows Store, and also includes Internet Explorer 10. Hardware features include the ability to run Windows 8 entirely off a USB key. Bay Area Systems have been at the forefront of testing Windows 8, and is providing expertise, advice, and consultation on upgrades and migration of workstations from previous Windows platform.
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Oct 2012 – Bay Area Systems Providing Small Businesses with Apple Macintosh Computers Integration Solutions

Beginning November 1, 2012, Bay Area Systems is officially providing small business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area with the latest Apple Macintosh computers integration solutions.

Apple computers have been used exclusively in the graphics design, video editing, architectural design environments since inception due to fast processing and graphics rendering capabilities. Increasingly, Apple Macintosh computers are being used in the work environment primarily due to their sleek design, and simplification of technology as more services and software move into the online Cloud environment. Cloud computing and Software as a Service (Saas) is pushing for simplification in the client computing environment, removing some of the requirements for network security, file server access, as well as software compatibility.
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July 2012 – BayArea Systems Will Provide Customers with a Complete Online Data Backup Service

Starting August 1, 2012, Bay Area Systems’ online data backup service packages will provide customers with a fixed budget, complete coverage, and full service online data backup support. Bay Area Systems’ online data backup subscription plans offer customers peace of mind; and with a budgeted flat monthly subscription fee, can rest assured that there is a copy of operation-critical data safely stored in a secure, climate controlled, and professionally managed facility.
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Jun 2012 – Bay Area Systems will begin a new service providing Virtual Machine testing platform for Microsoft’s Windows 8

Starting June 1st 2012, Bay Area Systems will begin a new service providing Virtual Machine testing platform for Microsoft’s Windows 8. The solution and services aim to provide small businesses testing environment that can be conveniently and quickly set up to provide compatibility testing for software, data, performance. The virtual testing platform offers excellent energy savings, rapid rebuild or restore capabilities, easy , management, as well as space and cost saving.
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Sept 2011 – BayArea Systems Launching Gold Technology Club Membership

Bay Area Systems’ “Gold Technology Club Membership” will allow San Francisco Bay Area small businesses a unique opportunity to join a service oriented technology support club, and not only receive up to 50 GB of data backed up automatically online, but also received discounted club member price on all technology support and consulting services fees. Bay Area Systems has consistently offered San Francisco Bay Area small business owners solutions to help increase the cost effectiveness in information technology support services.
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Jun 2011 – Bay Area Systems Provides Integrated Exchange Email Support for iPhones, iPads, and Android-based smart phones

Small business owners and employees rely on robust information delivery system in order to stay nimble and make quick decisions. An important email needs to reach the receiver wherever he/she is in order for time-critical business decisions to be made.

Starting July 1st 2011, Bay Area Systems’ “Integrated Exchange Email Support Solutions” is part of Bay Area Systems’ Computing solutions aimed to provide an integrated, synchronized, rapid, secure and cost-effective email solution for San Francisco Bay Area small businesses. Bay Area Systems’ “Integrated Exchange Email Support” solutions provide customers the freedom to have emails, contacts, calendar all delivered automatically, synchronized seamlessly and securely on office workstations, laptops, iPads, iPhones and Droid-based smart phones. Read More

Feb 2011 – BayArea Systems Offers New Customers a 30-day Free Trial of Cloud Workstation

In continued effort to help stimulate the economy and recovery for San Francisco Bay Area small businesses, Bay Area Systems created a new program: launching March 1st 2011, Bay Area Systems offers new customers a 30-day free trial of “Cloud Workstation”.

Launching March 1st 2011, Bay Area Systems’ “Cloud Workstation” is part of Bay Area Systems’ Cloud Computing solutions aimed to provide flexible, up-to-date IT solutions for San Francisco Bay Area small businesses. Bay Area Systems’ Cloud Workstation solutions provide customers the freedom to work remotely on any computer (PC or Mac). Once setup, users will be able to access workstation(s) in real time without having physical visit to the office. Cloud Workstation solutions range from select Microsoft Professional Operating Systems (Windows XP, Windows 7), to Microsoft Professional Office software products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), as well as integrated office email via Microsoft Exchange Server. Cloud Computing provides a centralized, cost-effective, and familiar work environment and flexibility of computing from virtually anywhere in the world with high-speed Internet connectivity.
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Dec 2010 – “Cash for Old Computers” Program

In a continued effort to help stimulate the economy and recovery for San Francisco Bay Area small businesses, BayArea Systems created a new program: launching December 1st 2010, the “Cash for Old Computers” will give new customers up to $500 credit towards new BayArea Systems custom-built workstations and servers, or up to 5 hours of service credit towards a qualified consulting services program.
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Oct 2010 – Bay Area Systems Launching IT Readiness Plan Include Free Two-hours of Professional IT Support for New Customers

In a continued effort to help stimulate the economy and recovery for San Francisco Bay Area small businesses, Bay Area Systems created a new program: launching December 1st 2010, the “Cash for Old Computers” will give new customers up to $500 credit towards new Bay Area Systems custom-built workstations and servers, or up to 5 hours of service credit towards a qualified consulting services program.
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Jul 2010 – BayArea Systems Begins Offering Microsoft Office 2010 Support

Bay Area Systems will begin offering support for Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications. Newly launched in June 2010, Microsoft Office 2010 offer small businesses a suite of powerful tools that can increase productivity, provide easy and clear data keeping and analysis, presentation functions, as well as online collaboration capabilities. Small businesses have utilized the de facto standard of Microsoft Office suite of applications for decades, and Bay Area Systems have been on the forefront of testing, analysis and support of Microsoft Office for many years. Bay Area Systems have been involved in upgrade planning, deployment planning, integration and migration planning, as well as providing actual implementation of installation and training to San Francisco Bay Area small business owners.
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Jun 2010 – BayArea Systems is Now Offering “Work Anywhere” Solutions Provide Customers the Freedom to Work Remotely

Bay Area Systems is now offering “Work Anywhere” online business solutions provide customers the freedom to work remotely via secure Internet connection. Launching on June 14th, 2010, “Work Anywhere” will provide customers access to workstation(s) utilizing virtual workstation technology from Microsoft, provide a centralized, cost-effective, and familiar work environment and flexibility of computing from virtually anywhere in the world with high-speed Internet connectivity. When you are not always at your desk it is nice to stay connected.
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Mar 2010 – BayArea Systems offer flat-rate IT support service solutions

Starting April 1, 2010, Bay Area Systems began offering flat-rate IT support service solutions, where fixed monthly fee services aim to help keep small business IT budgets under control, allowing select customers with virtually unlimited IT support options.

Through years of professional experience and innovation, Bay Area Systems have found ways to manage, maintain, and service IT infrastructure through careful planning and efficient implementation. Bay Area Systems’ confidence in our ability to provide the best solutions to our customers resulted in the new offer of “flat-rate IT support services solutions”.
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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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