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Google Apps for Education

Want to learn more about how your school can benefit from Google Apps for Education? Contact Relevant Networks today and learn how to leverage Google Apps for your faculty and...

Frontlines of Freedom

Our own Mike Greenfield was featured on Frontlines of Freedom on 12/21/2013. He spoke about his military history and how his service played a major role in helping him with his work career. His segment is about 20 minutes into the hour. Listen at:...

Great Walls of Fire

Every business has the right to attempt perfection in anything they set out to do, which is why online businesses need as much help as possible to achieve the very best. It is true that most businesses are now dependent on safe but robust access to the Internet. And with so many fraudulent surfers out there, it’s important your systems have the right kind of protection so your clients feel safe when they come onto your network. Having the best IT service and support staff is a requirement. It’s the only way you can be sure you have the security your business needs. The benefits of having good security include: Protection against hackers Having repeat clients who are assured that your business doesn’t have security issues Your business’s important information being kept under wraps Access prevention to unsafe websites The above benefits are attractive and every business aims to have such benefits daily, but it’s only possible if that business has a strong firewall to protect its website. Relevant is the choice that can help you with your website data security and firewall requirements. Below are some of the security systems Relevant puts in place to protect your website. Web filters – helps stop access to unwelcome websites. Unwelcome or undesirable websites can be used to enter a company’s website to steal important information. When access is prevented, your website remains safe. Virus blockers – helps prevent viruses from entering networked computers. Sometimes viruses enter networked computers and lay dormant, slowly corroding the network from the inside. Relevant installs the best virus blockers so your business can be assured...

Host with the Most

Web hosting is a potent cloud infrastructure that is always within reach and easy to use. Due to the fact that web-hosting services are important, one needs to ensure they hire the right backup services. Many web-hosting companies offer web hosting, and IT and backup services, but Relevant is one of the most popular and efficient hosting companies. Their hosting plans include the following features: Quick setup; one-click operations for most concerns Unlimited storage and bandwidth Easy-to-scale plans, based on your specific business requirements, regardless of size or complexity 24/7 around-the-clock security checks World-class data centers Superior routers, firewalls, and servers Website statistics Free email statistics Google Webmaster tools Daily backup No hidden charges Free software and setup FTP access The above features come with every hosting plan Relevant offers. Some of these hosting plans are: Economy. Economy hosting costs $3.99 per month. It comes with features like 100 GB of space, 100 email accounts, unlimited bandwidth, 10 MySQL Database, and more. Deluxe. Deluxe hosting costs $6.99 per month. Other features it includes are 500 email accounts, 25 MySQL Database, unlimited space and bandwidth, website, and more. Ultimate. The ultimate hosting costs $14.99 per month. It also includes unlimited email accounts, unlimited MySQL Database, unlimited space and bandwidth, website, malware scanner, and more. All the hosting services offered by Relevant are easy to access, secure, and reliable. With the features that Relevant hosting services come with, you can be assured of having the best with total security seven days of the week. Many websites are not visible online, because they do not have the best hosting service, but Relevant...

Down to Business

Running a small business is stressful and having to create various departments costs quite a bit. If you’ve been thinking of a reliable way to get an IT department without having to set up an office, Relevant Networks is here to help. Hiring the services of an off-site IT department comes with many benefits, which include: Not having to increase costs by paying an IT staff every month, even when there aren’t any IT problems. Having a stable and constant support system. Paying less than what you’d pay for an in-house department. Getting expert minds from different fields of information technology to help you with your system. Give Relevant Networks a call, and you’ll never need to worry about setting up an in-house IT team. For more than fifty years, Relevant Networks has offered the best off-site IT department, and they’re there whenever their presence is required. You can count on Relevant for the best backup, security, and IT services. Relevant has designed the perfect system for all company sizes, so no company feels left out. Relevant specializes in small- and medium-size businesses where IT services are needed whether they’re: Home-based Small companies, under 50 computers Medium companies, with 50 to 200 computers Relevant offers standard IT services to ensure your environment is optimized in: Free network analysis, testing, design, support, and security Hardware and software recording Workstation setup, installation, and optimization Server management, support, security, virtualization, and enhancements Firewall management, setup, and security audits Remember, a business with the best IT operators will grow to be the best in its industry and will never inconvenience clients’ ability to...

Looking Ahead; Backing Up

Running a business requires security and safety, because fraudulent activities can occur. Your clients need to feel safe about their dealings with you, and as a business, you have to feel good about the fact that all your systems and information are safe. This is the only way your business can move forward. Therefore, having the best backup and IT service is important so you can have the best protection. Astonishingly, there are many people who do not understand the relevance of backing up their data until misfortune comes knocking on their door. Not all companies that claim to have or provide the best backup services can actually give the backup services you need. This is why you need to hire a service that has a proven record of credibility and effectiveness. Someday you will need backup, and Relevant can ensure you have the best backup services that offer not only safety but security. Business backup services – Relevant can handle all your IT needs. No matter how big or small your business is, they offer services you need. They will stand in as your on-demand IT service. Website services – Relevant makes sure all online data is free from danger and safeguarded, ensuring that everything is monitored and regularly backed up. No matter how big, small, sophisticated, or simple you want your website to be, Relevant can offer low-cost websites that display the main aims of your business. You also get the very best care for all your running IT systems so your business runs perfectly. And all backup services come at a fixed price and are managed...

We Work Just to Make IT Work

Gone are the days when employees made companies tick. True, a company without workers is nothing, but a company without IT has no backbone. Manpower and IT go hand in hand. A well-briefed and adept IT staff, therefore, becomes critical to the success of any organization. But do you need to invest into a heavy-duty IT team, or can you leave it to another organization? Relevant takes care of all IT requirements—starting from networking to hardware, telephony to backup—in an all-inclusive package. Think of how productive your office could become if it never had to tackle IT problems again. Downed servers, unresponsive communication lines, severed networks, and compromised data are just a few of the IT debacles waiting to happen without a competent IT department. But Relevant’s holistic approach looks after every conceivable IT requirement. They are knowledgeable about antivirus, spam protection, updates, hardware and software integration, telephony, backup, and more. They integrate the world of IT into a single package that offers ease of use and easy access to small- and medium-size organizations. What usually takes thousands of man-hours and a lot of investment to maintain and manage can be downsized to a monthly check and a competent outsourced team. When all your IT concerns are being handled by Relevant, your employees are free to concentrate on what really makes your business tick. They are no longer bogged down by daily IT issues, because Relevant addresses everything before your employees even know of it. The problems are tackled on your behalf, and all you have to deal with is an update or memo about an already-fixed issue. What...

There’s No Substitute …

The backbone of any company is its IT department. Networking, integration, communication, hardware, and software are just a few aspects of IT, but in reality, information technology is the entire nonhuman operation of any organization. Because it’s such an integral part of any business, IT must be handled with care and concern. And no one is better suited to treat IT appropriately than Relevant. Relevant has over 50 years of IT experience. If you use them, not only do you get the standard “call-us” service, you also get the basic level of service expected from any IT consulting company. Your request becomes Relevant’s mission. Their operation specializes in small- and medium-size businesses, and they deliver integrated and comprehensive solutions to one and all. Relevant classifies small businesses as those having less than 50 computers and medium businesses as those with 50 to 200 computers. For both small- and medium-size organizations, Relevant offers a standard IT package. These include: Design, support, testing, security, and analysis of networks Software and hardware inventory Workstation installation, optimization, and setup Server management, upgrades, security, virtualization, and support Firewall management, security audits, and setup Tech support and help-desk services Colocation and hosted services But what if all that isn’t enough? If you need even more advanced networking and IT solutions, look closely at the proactive support from Relevant: Server optimization and regular monitoring Protected, clean, and updated workstations Firewall, Internet usage monitoring and optimization Remote and local backup, both periodic and manual Spam, network-threat monitoring, and daily cleansing The result of all of Relevant’s activities is a clean and protected network that serves your business...

We Interface with Technology and People

At Relevant, IT is definitely the key abbreviation, but it begins with people. IT may refer to inanimate objects, but what makes it tick is the workforce behind the screens and wires. It is this work principle that makes Relevant a different experience. Not only are they dependable when it comes to networking and IT solutions, but they are also reliable with human experience. What you need is not another IT department, but a support team that answers your queries and treats your employees with respect and patience, tackling every conceivable problem with care and concern. It starts with the confidence one gains by being the best in all aspects of IT. From hardware, software, and networking to backup, antivirus, and spam protection, Relevant is successful and experienced. They have been in the industry for over 50 years, and because of this, they can be trusted. They tackle every conceivable type of IT requirement, so you get a comprehensive solution. But that’s not all. Relevant’s IT and networking solutions come with 24/7 customer support. If your company has an IT-related problem, Relevant is more than willing to come to your aid. And not only do they provide support; they also provide technical training and education. IT begins with support and care. Relevant understands this, so they take a lot of care in handling client needs. They integrate, test networks, and set everything up as requested. They even train your in-house IT specialists and employees on basic troubleshooting. When your employees can’t handle the issues, Relevant is still available to come and help. Not only are they there for your...

In Theory, In Practice

Relevant deals in more than just basic networking requirements. They are a comprehensive information-technology solution to all your business needs. Be it inexpensive phone calls using VoIP or integrated remote monitoring, Relevant and its IT   solutions are designed to serve you and your business. Safe and secure networking is the key to success for any large organization, which is why they invest in developing their own in-house IT departments. But your company doesn’t have to spend exorbitant amounts of money doing the same, because Relevant is available for outsourcing everything at a fraction of the expense without compromising performance or security. When you use Relevant, your organization gets a complete IT infrastructure with remote help and surveillance, as well as protection of the highest standard. There are a number of important modules that, although they operate separately, are tightly bound together, affecting the productivity of an organization. For instance, spam detection, antivirus, UT firewall, applications, and software may all sound different, but their seamless integration and execution is a must for any company. Relevant brings these varying fields together. Your organization will find something to fit the bill and enhance its current productivity. Think of using Relevant as sensible investment rather than outsourcing, because you’ll end up saving thousands of dollars, as well as manpower. Relevant also integrates backup, hardware, upgrades, and more into their comprehensive networking package. They take care of every conceivable technological requirement you may have. Here is a quick look on the services they offer: Backup—From periodic to instant backup, their modules take care of it automatically or at the request of the user. Antivirus—Get...

Why Bother with IT Management?

Information technology (IT) is probably the most sought-after service in any industry today. Computers, technology, and advancement are possible solely because of IT management. Naturally, your business needs some amount of IT solutions. You have a choice to either invest in an in-house IT team or outsource the entire process to a Grand Rapids IT support division. Why should you bother outsourcing? Because at Relevant Networks, it is not just about IT management once in a while, but continued services for as long as you want. Think about it, your business may be small or large, but to keep it running, you depend on computers, servers, routers, connections, and phone lines. To keep all of these things functioning smoothly, you either have to invest in an in-house team, which in turn costs a lot on a monthly basis, or outsource your IT-management needs. Outsourcing to Relevant eliminates the need to hire IT specialists. Relevant handles every facet of IT care that your business may need, starting from phone lines, Internet connections, protection against viruses, and malware to hosting and colocation services. From setting up new servers, workstations, and connections to installing new operating systems, testing and protecting systems, maintaining firewalls and antivirus software, as well as colocation, Relevant offers every conceivable IT solution any business will ever require. Plus, Relevant has its own set of well-protected and always-online servers that come with a 24-hour accessible support team. Relevant offers a host of different IT services and bills you only for what you use. So if you’re interested in an ongoing service for all your office computers, you can get...

Take the Bother Out of IT Management

Do you own a computer or laptop? Then you know how painful it is when it breaks down or malfunctions. Imagine the same thing happening on a grandiose scale at your workplace. This is why every business, be it small or large, needs a dedicated IT-management team. Unfortunately, keeping such a team on standby requires a lot of money and space. What if you could outsource IT management to a third party and forget about investing in fixing computers, maintaining networks, dealing with security threats, etc? Relevant Networks of Grand Rapids provides this opportunity to you and your business. They are a holistic IT-management firm that undertakes contracts from small- and medium-sized businesses for ongoing daily IT support, and they have a host of technical experts on standby for any and every need your company may have. No more computer crashes or server downtime, quicker repairs, regular servicing, weekly updates, daily virus-database updates, active 24/7 firewalls, colocation services, server security and protection, your own personal caged, dedicated, or shared server space … these are just a few of the things that the Relevant IT-management team offers. In fact, they also handle hardware repairs, website building, domain-name hosting, and much more. In short, they are a complete IT-solution provider that deals with every facet of IT. Now that you understand what Relevant Networks can do for you, the next question is why you would need something of this type. Maybe your company is just starting out and has only a few employees as well as a limited number of systems, so you don’t really believe you need Relevant’s services. You...

Relevant Makes Sense, Saves Dollars

What do you understand by the term IT-management solutions? Does it only encompass continuous IT support for your existing infrastructure? Or is it also inclusive of long-term plans, expansions, and upgrades; the introduction of new protocols, antivirus, and antispam efforts; intranet firewalls; training and educating employees of a company; setting up procedures and policies of IT use; and more? Relevant Networks understands just how important IT management is for any company, regardless of its size or type. It doesn’t just look at providing continuous support, but also at educating and saving time and money for your business. With a vigilant eye on your entire infrastructure, regular weekly servicing runs and monthly troubleshooting, a tight-knit firewall system, and the ability to remotely access your network to solve issues, Relevant is always active in protecting and safeguarding your IT infrastructure. And when there is an IT issue, Grand Rapids-based Relevant Networks is fine-tuned to promptly address and resolve issues. The end result is that you seldom even notice IT issues. When Relevant makes an effort, your efforts are never lost. Backups, redundancy of data, storage on secured servers, high availability at all times—these are a few of the features assured by Relevant, which in turn ensures that you never lose confidential information or data. With practically zero IT headaches, running your business becomes much easier when you use Relevant. You know that if you were to hire an entire in-house IT department to overlook your IT requirements, it would cost quite a bit. But since Relevant operates remotely, you end up with lower employee numbers, more available floor space, and greater...

A Close Look at the Big Picture

You may not realize it, but an integral part of running a business in today’s tech-savvy world is controlling your IT infrastructure. Whether it’s a few computers or a host of workstations, servers, and large databases, having your IT framework secured, protected, backed-up, and active is a major part of keeping your business booming. Most large companies have their own IT departments simply because they’re huge enterprises, but what about small- to medium-sized businesses? Do they also need a large IT department to look after their few computers and servers? Not at all. With a Grand Rapids IT consulting firm, you can outsource all your IT requirements and never again worry about any IT-related issue. Relevant Networks offers comprehensive IT support for small- and medium-sized business. With an in-house IT team, the problem is always numbers. Businesses want as few IT employees as possible, but the less there are, the longer it can take to address issues. But with a fleet of Relevant’s IT specialists on standby, every tech-related problem your business comes across will be promptly addressed. There are no personnel limitations here. Be it a corrupt workstation that needs formatting or a server that isn’t responding to recovery attempts, Relevant Networks doesn’t stop until it has permanently dealt with the issue. Best of all, you don’t even have to give them a reminder, because by the time you realize there is an issue, Relevant’s support staff has probably already fixed it for you. Relevant’s Grand Rapids IT support team looks into each and every facet of IT management. They make websites, host domain names, keep dedicated servers...

Your IT Experts

We bring a wide variety of experience in technology solutions together and focus the correct ones on your business to help you maximize productivity and to “Just make IT work”. Give us a call, e-mail us or fill in our contact form and we’ll stop by for a free...

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