First of all, Mr. Arrue, owner of Lake Tahoe Computers located in South Lake Tahoe, would like to take this opportunity to thank the fire crews and law enforcement for saving and protecting our city during the fire. of Caldor.
As things begin to return to normal around Lake Tahoe, Arrue suggests now is a good time for local businesses to consider the safety and security of their network systems. Data breaches, network attacks and everyday security issues are an increasingly common problem for businesses of all sizes. These can be avoided with the installation of a high-tech network system. Arrue provides local, expert IT consulting and installation services to help businesses stay competitive and stable under most circumstances.
“Even without the recent fires, Lake Tahoe is experiencing numerous service interruptions. A lot of people try to change gear, but they can’t wait three or four days to get the parts they need. You want to choose a reliable and trustworthy local company to help you with these areas,” says Arrue, who founded Lake Tahoe Computers in 2009.
It is currently repairing and upgrading businesses affected by the fires. Being based in South Lake Tahoe, Arrue and his team at Lake Tahoe Computers are here and ready to help. Technical assistance from large companies comes from outside the region, and these companies often call Arrue for local jobs.
“We know the region, how our market operates, and what types of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and equipment are best suited to your needs,” Arrue says of the challenging environment for phone and Internet services.
According to Arrue, network security requires more knowledge to plan, update and protect customer data and business information than what customers are used to doing on their own.
“People are used to installing their equipment themselves. You have to be careful about the network you create. The majority of people’s Wi-Fi is on unsecured channels,” says Arrue.
For new customers, it starts with an assessment of their current equipment and setup. What he usually discovers quickly is that the majority are content with what their ISP gave them. They supplement this equipment with security cameras and routers, which often leaves very little protection for their customers and their personal information.
“It’s important to consult with experts, like Lake Tahoe Computers, on your IT projects and make sure everything is coordinated and secure. You want to prevent ransomware and cyberattacks, as well as block access to unwanted devices to ensure the integrity of your customers’ data.
A four-point approach is used to study a client’s configuration. Arrue pursues fault tolerance, which means the system is robust and the business will not fail if the system goes offline. It also studies scalability, determining whether a business has the electronic infrastructure to succeed and grow. An audit is done on the quality of service, making sure to prioritize networks and data traffic so that they work well. And finally, it reviews the security of the entire network system.
In addition to internal network security, Arrue is an expert in Internet-based camera and video surveillance systems, having been certified by GeoVision in Las Vegas, one of the foremost experts in the field.
“In Tahoe you see so many outdated systems with old format CCTV cameras. We can now offer 4K and 8K camera systems to help business owners stay in control of their operations. »
Like other aspects of business computing, long-term thinking about equipment helps ensure the viability of a system, making it easier to manage in the future. “We have customers outside of Tahoe who own businesses, and we’ve installed complete systems with lots of cameras. Even though we installed these systems before 2015, they’re still working today. That’s why it’s important invest in reliable and durable equipment. Business equipment may be more expensive, but it should last you 10 years with proper maintenance”