A Closer Look at Our IT Services

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Ever wonder with the Now IT Connects team is up to every day? Wonder no more! We have several main IT services that keep us busy throughout the day and week. From backup and cloud solutions to network security and comprehensive managed IT services, here’s a look at how we can help you.

Managed IT Services

Managed IT Services are the Now IT Connects team’s bread and butter. Why try to figure IT out on your own when you can partner with an IT company who provides you with cloud-based solutions, network maintenance, hardware updates, and email troubleshooting?

Through our managed IT offerings, you can rely on us to take care of IT through ongoing device management, monitoring, and alerting services. Our cloud-based managed IT platform allows us to monitor your systems remotely so we aren’t interrupting your day. We can schedule updates overnight so your team experiences minimal downtime, and our alerts system helps us resolve any issues before you even realize they exist. If you want to stay up and running in 2020, the Now IT Connects team has your back.

Network Security

Your network is your business’s heart, brain, and circulatory system all rolled into one. It keeps your business running, your team productive, and your operations moving forward with ease. When your network’s compromised, it can grind your entire business to a halt.

Unless you have IT expertise, we recommend working with an IT service provider like us with the know-how and technology resources to protect your hardware and software from malfunction, misuse, modification, and attacks.

Email and Spam Protection

It’s tough having your email down for an hour, let alone a day or two. Business email systems must constantly defend themselves against viruses, malware, direct attacks, and inadequate storage. That’s why Now IT Connects offers cloud-based email solutions. Cloud-based email and spam filtering systems offer limitless storage and real-time security updates so your inbox is always protected.

Backup and Cloud Solutions

Speaking of the cloud, it’s a powerful, secure place to store your data. One of the IT services we provide is cloud-based data storage and backup. We partner with trusted cloud service providers to offer our clients secure data storage that’s available anytime, anywhere with an internet connection. Cloud computing also helps our clients eliminate the need to manually back up their data to tapes or other local storage devices. Instead, we can automate daily backups to the cloud to ensure your data is always available and safe.

If you’d like to take your IT to the next level this year, we’d love to meet you! Give Now IT Connects a call today at 320-558-6300.


Reasons to Love the Now IT Connects Team

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If you’re looking for a managed IT team to partner with in 2020, the Now IT Connects crew may be your perfect match. We work closely with our clients to provide right-sized IT solutions that keep their businesses running smoothly. If you want a managed IT team with personality and heart, we’d love the opportunity to get to know you better! Here’s a little bit about us.

John Koshiol, Now IT Connects CEO

John is the owner and CEO of Now IT Connects. He’s been our fearless leader for the last 16 years. John loves to help businesses keep their data secure and easy to use. When he’s not working with Now IT Connects customers, John’s outside hunting, fishing, golfing, or participating in shooting sports.

Lloyd Sanquist, Now IT Connects Network Engineer

As a network engineer, Lloyd works alongside Chris and Trevor to keep our customers’ networks safe and performing well. Lloyd’s served Now IT Connects customers for more than eight years. Lloyd enjoys writing, camping, playing video games, and making the rest of the Now IT Connects team laugh.

Chris Imdieke, Now IT Connects Network Engineer

Chris is our second network engineer and has been part of our team for more than two years. Chris works alongside Lloyd and Trevor to support our customers’ networks and IT needs. After work, Chris enjoys playing video games and spending time with his family.

Trevor Koshiol, Now IT Connects Network Engineer

Trevor is our third network engineer, working alongside Lloyd and Chris to maintain our customers’ networks. Like his dad, Trevor enjoys spending time being active outdoors, whether he’s fishing, hunting, golfing, or playing team sports.

Bobbie Anacker, Now IT Connects Administrative Assistant

As the Now IT Connects administrative assistant, it’s likely Bobbie’s smiling face or cheery “Hello!” will greet you at our door or on the phone. Bobbie has been part of the Now IT Connects team for two years. When not supporting Now IT Connects customers, Bobbie enjoys listening to music, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Ready to fall in love with your IT support team? We’d love to meet you! Give Now IT Connects a call today at 320-558-6300.


Why You Need Managed IT Services for Your Small Business

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Does this hot weather have you wishing you were out on the pontoon rather than behind your desk? We get it! The Now IT Connects team loves getting outdoors almost as much as we love helping businesses with their IT needs.

Want to spend less time troubleshooting and more time casting this summer? Here are a few reasons to consider managed IT services for your business.

1. Continuously Monitor All Your Devices and Services

Monitoring, maintaining, and fixing your technology is a full-time job. So why are you handling these important tasks on top of all your other responsibilities?

The Now IT network engineers have the know-how and resources to continuously monitor your systems, devices, and services without cutting into your work time or cabin time. We use a leading RMM network management solution in the industry to manage your everyday IT needs. This powerful system allows us to automate routine maintenance and resolve any alerts and issues quickly so you experience minimal downtime.

2. Managed IT Keeps You Up and Running

Managed IT can help your business continue to stay up and running even when you are hours away. When you have a managed IT provider, you don’t have to end your vacation early because your network is down or your employee’s computer is on the fritz. We can take care of all of those worries for you so you stay up and running even when you’re out of the office.

3. All Your IT Details, All in One Place

One of the most useful things a managed IT provider does for you happens at the very beginning of your partnership. When Now IT Connects onboards a new client, we document everything we review during the process. This gives you an inventory of all of your devices, systems, and services so you have a clear picture of your IT infrastructure. It also helps us uncover opportunities to automate processes and improve your network security.

Through our relationship with our RMM solution and other partners, Now IT Connects can fast-track your managed IT services, from the onboarding process to reporting, so we can start monitoring your network right away. Take a load off, get up to the cabin, and let Now IT Connects take care of IT. Contact us today to get started.