Backup and Disaster Recovery Consulting

Coming up with a backup system can be a confusing affair. Terms such as onsite, offsite, RAID etc. You have more important things to worry about, so setting up a backup system always seems to get moved to the “I’ll do it next week” list.

Then one day, you turn on your computer and find the words ‘hard drive failure’ greeting you on the screen. At the same time, your business partner comes in and needs to access the latest proposal for a very important client. Unfortunately, you realize that the only copy of the proposal was stored on the hard drive that has just died…

A backup system will be different for everyone. There are standards that can be followed, but it is the smaller details that can make the system easy for the computer owner to use. If a backup system creates ‘friction” in use, it then it is less likely that you will use it. A system should be as automated as possible, but still allow the computer owner to be confident in the fact that their data is being backed up in the event of equipment failure or another disaster.

Developing a solid backup plan requires an investment but the cost for doing this will be far less than the time and money required to restore or even recreate your data from scratch. Considering the importance of your data, making this investment will give you peace of mind to ensure your data will be safe.

Packages start at$149 which includes consultation, recommendation, installation and follow up for 1-2 computers. Custom solutions start from $40 per hour.

Training

Whether it is for a particular application or just a number of more general questions. I can help you get the most out of your systems. The small investment you make in training will more than pay itself back in increased productivity. I have been described as a technology ‘translator ‘; meaning I have a way of explaining technical concepts and strategies to a non-technical audience.

Training can be done in the comfort of your home or office or we can do it remotely. For the remote option, it is best if you have Skype and I will send you a link to a software program that is run to let me see your computer screen. After we are finished the program automatically removes itself from your computer. In this way, you can show me exactly what the issues are. This is the same technology I use for remote support calls.

 

Productivity Consulting

Being productive and keeping up in today’s hyper-connected world can be a very daunting challenge.  In the age of email, texts. voicemail and social media all clamoring for our attention, where does one find the time to get the ‘real’ work done?  By leveraging technology as well as productivities techniques developed over years by masters in the productivity space, I can help you become more efficient in dealing with all the demands for your attention so you can focus on what you need to do.  Getting to inbox zero is possible.

Packages will vary depending on the scope of the work, contact me for further details.

Public Speaking

Is your organization or community group looking for a speaker to speak about tech issues? Wanting to help your staff or friends avoid data loss issues including digital photos?

I am available to come to speak to your group or organization at no cost to speak about backing up and protecting your data. More and more we keep important documents and memories in digital formats. It has never been so easier to properly protect this data but it is something many people do not think about until it is too late.

My presentation can be tailored for 30-45 min including Q&A. By the end of the presentation, your audience will have a greater understanding of how to setup and maintain a reliable backup of their data.

 

Hardware and Software issues

For issues such as hardware and software problems, I have a network of trusted specialists who can assist in getting these problems solved.

 

You are busy enough doing the things you know best; that is running your business. Having someone else come in to advise you on other things is a much better use of your time than trying to learn it all yourself. Just like hiring an accountant for your taxes, hiring a tech consultant will free up hours of time that you have to spend researching the latest trends.

Contact me today for a no-obligation chat.

Email – stuart@sclarkconsulting.ca
Phone – (519) 933-8493