If you’re one of the chosen few who can get your wifi to work well at home, that is one thing. However, when you get ten or more people connecting to a wireless network simultaneously, it can get a little tricky. Whether you have ten people in your office or over one-hundred, the commonality is that the wifi connection in your office is not getting any less important any time soon.
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It is likely that you will spend about 2080 hours at your job every year. Hopefully this means that you and the people you work with are spending 2080 hours each year doing things that you enjoy and completing projects that mean something to you. The worst use of this time is to waste it on software that slows you down and tools that impede your productivity. Unfortunately, this is something we see people do far too often.
It’s not uncommon to hear our employees say that Jones IT is one of the best places that they have worked. You may be fooled into thinking that this is because of all the ping-pong matches and free beer, but when you dig a bit deeper you realize it is because we put a lot of thought into creating amazing culture.
Once you decide that you’re going to start a business and you know what you are going to sell, there are still a lot of questions left on the table.
Your first thoughts should be centered around saving as much time as possible for your core business and attaining customers. Since our days of being paid to fix ancient computers and set up IKEA furniture, we have learned a thing or two about being efficient in business and creating a brand that makes people say things like, “You guys just seem really cool.”
As one of the original members of Jones IT, I have seen our business grow from 2 guys in a garage to where we are now: a growing 15 person crew that is rapidly becoming SF’s leader in IT. When we first started out nearly a decade ago, we kept track of our work with only email and word docs. Surprisingly, this was just fine in the early days when it was just Evan and me. In order for our business to grow, however, we had to get better!
While we can’t bottle our entire secret sauce to success in a few paragraphs, we hope to give you a small taste of the tools we use that continue to help us to grow sustainably and efficiently. What follows is the first part of our Jones IT starter kit to success: business planning, preparing pitches, and introducing lean startup methods.
Just like Batman with his utility belt, good IT techs are only as powerful as the equipment and tools they have at their disposal. Okay, maybe comparing ourselves to Batman is a long shot, but many of us have been told by clients that we're their, “hero," so we're embracing the title. A lot of thought goes into what we carry around on the job because it gets us one step closer to making your day. Learn about the tools we use to work technology magic.
Chromebox for Meetings is simply the best video conferencing system at the price point. The video quality, sound, ease of use, and reliability is unmatched. Conference room setups used to be a huge pain point for our clients; we knew we had to find a solution. Through trial, error, and much review we landed on Chromebox for Meetings. Our rationale for this choice lies in the price, the quality of the product, and the ease with which our clients can incorporate CFM into their existing systems.
Our newest additions to the Jones IT Team talk about their experiences joining the company, a day on the job, and what led them to take the plunge into IT. Get to know your computer wizards!
You are probably reading this because you have a Mac. You take it with you everywhere and you use it on a daily basis as a reliable tool to get things done.
...You may even have a pet name for it.
Macs are becoming increasingly popular because they are designed specifically for ease of use with little housekeeping on the user’s part. Although you may get by with little maintenance to your Mac, there are some important functions you should be aware of to keep your data safe and your machine running as fast as possible.