A Miami Law firm with a high employee turn-over. Millions of dollars in accounts receivables. Fear of moving to the cloud and trouble sharing case files with two office locations in the State.
The problem: Too much bookkeeping work for one person. One office not having access to case files of the other office. Not being able to quickly cut off ex-employee email access when they left the company.
The solution: We split up the bookkeeping work among a few people in the company by migrating from QuickBooks desktop to Quickbooks online. Quickbooks online allows for easier access to collecting outstanding payments while not being at the same location. We installed 2 network-attached storage devices to host the company files in each location. This gave them the speed of access and a sense of security knowing that the files were hosted locally instead of the cloud. We migrated the email to gsuite which allowed a one-click freeze to any email account at any time.
A Miami boutique owner has a 10-year-old point of sale system that is no longer supported. Her computers are so old that they might not turn on for the next shift. She is faced with trying to “fix” her current system or invest in a new $10k point of sale system that she will have to learn how to use and do $200,000 worth of inventory from scratch.
The problem: Old technology starting to fail. Expensive upgrades. The high learning curve with a new point of sale system.
The solution: Nerskills IT consulting. Take a complete backup of the server, workstation(POS), and QuickBooks computer. Clone old hard drives to new inexpensive solid-state drives. Upgrade 2 machines from Windows 7 to 10. Move Point of Sale program from the old machine to new. Take server which only works on XP and virtualize it. Savings of $10k and possibly bought 3 to 5 years of time.
Nerdskills IT consulting. A case study of a Miami Boutique
A client moved his business to the home office to cut down on overhead costs. He eliminated all computers except for one. His computer began to be used for his kid’s video games, his home business, and even personal “entertainment”.
The problem: Pop-ups, potentially unwanted programs that appeared out of nowhere, phishing emails asking for his passwords to bank accounts, freezing, nonresponsive pages, and ads everywhere making it virtually impossible to get work done.