IT support and services
in San francisco and Oakland
Windows PC & Apple Mac Laptop/Desktop Support
Guardian Managed Services
Fido’s Guardian™ Managed Services provides all-inclusive support for an organizations’ IT infrastructure and users. Key features include:
- Unlimited helpdesk support
- On-demand remote support
- WatchDog™ 24×7 Real Time System Monitoring
- Continuously updated Documentation
- Automated Support Ticketing
- Rescue™ network device insurance
- Monthly Firm-Wide Service Report
- Available Fetch™ Backup and Hot-Site Disaster Recovery
Guardian service is designed to maintain your entire infrastructure and support all your end-users at a predictable and reasonable monthly cost.
Fido’s work-process includes a multilayered approach to continuous tracking of work, feedback to clients and end-users, and system documentation.
Each end-user has the ability create and track their own problem tickets. Managers can track tickets for the whole organization. Tickets are easily created by phone, email or web portal. Fixes are scrupulously documented and emailed to the user. Each ticket and all tickets are text-searchable. By this means we are continuously building data on each client’s problem and solution experience, which remains available for reference at all times. Tickets are kept for seven years even after being closed.
Fido also issues monthly service reports to principals. The report summarizes organization-wide ticketing activity and also provides unique charting of the IT inventory including the disk utilization and age of each computer. A sample Service Report can be provided at upon request.
Rescue Network Device Insurance
Guardian™ subscribers enjoy coverage under Fido’s Rescue™ program at no extra charge. Rescue™ is insurance for labor to fix any eligible server or workstation covered in the Guardian™ program. If it breaks, the labor to fix it is covered.
Fido maintains documentation in a proprietary and secured client database which houses all relevant information about a client’s infrastructure. Captured in this database is information about servers and other devices as well as contact information for critical vendors such as ISPs and software publishers. All of this data can be produced back to the client in organized document at a moment’s notice.
Fido Cloud Control
Fido Cloud Control
Keeping control of your files in the cloud while also keeping them safe is hard. And as cloud-based applications proliferate, controlling access is a challenge. Staff now work from tablets and smartphones as well as laptops.
Take the first step toward managing all of this securely with Fido Systems Cloud Control support services. With Fido’s Cloud Control support, we can help you:
Assess – Keep track of mobile devices, provide remote support, and wipe them clean if lost or stolen.
Secure – With Fido’s business-grade endpoint security built-in, we can proactively and effectively secure all of your customers’ devices from laptops and phones to servers.
Manage – From a single dashboard, we can help you control user access to all of your resources, including cloud-based applications, and granular file and folder access. This makes it easy to set up new users, and easy to cancel access when staff depart.
Recover – When a crisis occurs, we have the tools and ability to minimize downtime and recover the entire network or individual files and services in a matter of minutes.
What is the cloud? Substitute the word “Internet” and you pretty much have it. So its just that simple? Actually no.
But here’s the deal; the old way of doing things is quickly receding. On premises servers are disappearing, as are applications that you install on your computer. Those two pieces used to be inseparable: “Client-Server” applications is what we called them. An application was installed on your computer, and its server component resided on your in-house server. All the shared data was kept on the server which managed its access and flow to the installed applications. That model, if not dead, is in steep decline.
These days, the bulk of effort and ingenuity for developing new productivity tools is focused on web-based applications. These applications most likely run inside a browser like Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, or sit on top of the browser as a browser extension. The servers are no longer something you own, they are in the cloud, hosted in a data-center along with most of your data.
This means less investment in expensive hardware, and it also can mean reduced risk of major failures. It also means the landscape for maintaining control of all of your information, your user’s, and their access to tools and data is far broader and more complex.
That’s why we’ve developed Fido Cloud Control. The Fido Cloud Control service gives you the best cloud based storage options and file sharing tools. This cloud integration platform allows us to provide you a modern managed service offering with secure online storage and user accounts, device tracking, and permissions control.