- Network Administration
- Wireless Internet
- Hardware Support
- Software Maintenance
Making your office a better place for technology!
All these machines around us are tools that help us extend ourselves and accomplish great things, but they need to be cared for, too. Thankfully that’s not your job, it’s ours! It is what we train for, and we’re pretty darn good at it. We could try to impress you by blinding you with science, but we’d likely bore you to tears. The best way to determine whether we’re a good fit for your company is to call us.
Ahhh wireless. Our first love. We run a successful wireless ISP (or WISP) in Central Oregon serving thousands of customers. Whatever the challenges of your location, we can setup Wifi to work well with all of your devices. From Android tablets and iPads to laptops and phones, if there’s a need for wireless, we’ll find a way to make it fast and available. Whether your business is sprawled over several buildings or fraught with concrete walls, there’s always a way to strategically place access points and antenna with specific gain patterns (coverage shapes) and get everyone properly and securely connected. For those who require blazing speeds we deploy the fastest wireless standard 802.11ac.
Proper server managmement involves good purchasing decisions as well as appropriate maintenance practices. Designing a server with its purpose in mind is especially important. Servers often have very specific needs to meet, and the types of operations they handle on a daily basis determine the best hardware to use. Almost every part of a server can be designed to be especially reliable with duplicate fail-over hardware. Some activities don’t even require the server to be on-site, favoring a cloud based solution in a data center. Determining the best solution can sometimes be obvious and at other times require a bit of thought. Setting up monitoring and alerts helps us keep an eye on issues before they happen.
Most office computers function just as they would without anyone being the wiser until, suddenly, they don’t. For this reason, centralizing and securing data is a regular practice for us. Every computer can be backed up and made ready for that rainy day. This prevents downtime, loss of data and most of all, great anger. Good habits are just as much about good decision making as regularity. We can manage legacy machines (we’re looking at you, Windows XP) but we prefer to have migration plans on the road-map. Manufacturers release products of varying quality, and we are a great source for deal hunting advice and lemon dodging. We read the reviews and practice due diligence before making any recommendations for purchase.
Although we all have a tendency to grow attached to what we know, sometimes new software is so fantastic that it’s worth the learning curve. Should we find such gems after auditing your software tools, we’ll get you the information you need to make an informed decision.
There are a great many form factors for computing out on the market. With this much competition and innovation, the sheer variety of devices available makes finding the perfect fit for your business an interesting challenge. Apple’s iPad went from an oddity in the marketplace to a legitimate player in business. Tablets are now being used effectively in the field, in offices and even in labs, schools and medical facilities. We can help carefully consider what the industry has to offer your business.
We have over a decade of combined, modern networking experience. Using wireless, Ethernet and cloud computing we can get your assets shared, protect your data and make the right resources available to the right people.
Although any major undertaking wiring a building should be discussed with a contractor, we do offer cat5e and cat6 wiring for business. Most of the time a wireless solution is preferable, but we do like the simplicity of running cable for certain distances when the situation calls for it. We will generally recommend cable if the installation costs are minimal and the gains are obvious.
Core Botanica approached Webformix to help get an enterprise high speed internet connection at their new tea leaf processing facility located in Terrebonne, Oregon. Prior to contacting Webformix, they reached out to other providers to see if they could get a high-bandwidth solution that supported VPN’s with high upload bandwidth capabilities. They were told multiple times that nothing was available in such a rural area and that the only option was satellite based internet, which they wanted to avoid because of the costs, slow data speeds, and very poor upload bandwidth. After hearing about our wireless service in Central Oregon from a manager that works at the plant, they decided to give us a call.
They were very pleased with the results. Not only was Webformix able to provide them a customized bandwidth solution with more upload traffic than typical, we were able to do it at a price that was competitive with what they would have been offered closer to a city center. After getting a high-speed internet connection through us, they also opted to have us provide onsite consulting including network connectivity, computer setup, and router configuration.
“Due to our presence in rural communities throughout Central Oregon, providing consulting services alongside our high-speed internet allows these individuals and businesses a higher level of service at lower prices than they would have otherwise.” – Eric Ozrelic, Webformix President
The guys at Webformix are great! Stu and Travis have saved the day many times over the phone and in person. We like that we can call one place for both internet and consulting support. Getting quick, friendly, understanding support is invaluable. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Webformix!”