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Do I really need to pay for Anti-Virus Software?

You don’t need to pay for antivirus software anymore. Microsoft’s Windows Defender, a free service that’s built right into Windows 10, is now as good as the paid antivirus/antimalware solutions. We include an extra layer of protection in all of our packages using Bitdefender for that extra peace of mind.

What exactly are Managed IT Services?

managed IT service provider (MSP) is a business just like ORB Tech Solutions that provides services to business or don’t have an internal IT team. We manage your complete network and make sure it is protected, reliable and functioning correctly. We help your staff with IT issues remotely and onsite as well as being proactive to fix potential issues before that become a problem. Managed IT services are generally cheaper them employer a full dedicated team for your business.

What is cloud backup?

Cloud backup also known as Online Backup is the process where your onsite backups are transferred to an offsite server at certain points throughout the day. The server is stored in Microsoft Azure cloud. Cloud Backup replaces the need for someone to take a backup home each night. It is more secure, reliable and easier to manage and monitor.

What kind of response times can I expect?

We work with each client to establish specific expectations. Each one of our packages come with a emergency SLA and a non emergency SLA. These can be altered to the clients specification if required.

How Long is a Managed Service Contract For?

Managed IT Service Contracts vary by provider. Some providers offer month-to-month programs, while others require a multi-year contract. Some have high “onboarding” costs and charge less per month. Our pricing structure is straight forward. You pay a small onboarding fee (cost varies of client size and amount of locations) and a set amount per endpoint on support. Our minimum term is 12 months and then turns into a 60 day rolling contract on the 13th month. The reason for this is so we can provide you with the best technology in the industry.

What should I do before I call for help?

When possible, write down any information about error messages and take screen shots of your issue. Most issues can be resolved by restarting your machine (not shutdown and switch on), if the issue persists after the 1st time then raise a ticket with our helpdesk team.

What does having Managed IT Services cost?

Our service model uses a fixed monthly fee, which is based on the size and complexity of your particular network. Once contracted, your Managed IT Services will cover maintenance and support for every component of your network, providing you with peace of mind and the ability to accurately forecast your IT maintenance costs.

What if we already have an internal IT department?

No problem! We have tailored out packages to support businesses who already have feet on the ground. We offer a NOC service to monitor network devices, patching and servers so your team can help troubleshoot issues with your users on site. We can also work along side your current internal team as an extra pair of hands if required.

How does a flat rate billing save me money?

Flat-rate billing gives you the ability to budget your IT expenses so you can better focus on your core business goals. We customize each service package for your unique business, so you only pay for what you need. ORB Tech Solutions serves as your “All in one place” for your managed IT services, and we do it all for one fixed monthly cost.

What types of systems do you support?

We pride ourselves on being “professionals”: whether you use Google Apps or Office365, Windows, Mac, Linux, Android or iOS, we will support your team.  Need to install a server onsite or host one virtually on Amazon or Azure? We will support you.  Need to transition from one system to another?  We’ll be there for you.

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