Not only can Dandy Connections help you to design you network, we can also provide the wiring to make the network a reality. Whether your design includes CAT5 and 5E, CAT6, CAT7, Fiber, or Coax cabling, we can install the wiring required to meet your specifications. We can also address your telephone wiring needs. Once the wiring has been installed, we can certify that it meets the established TIA/EIA standards. If you already have wiring in place, but like many businesses find that it is poorly documented or of questionable integrity, we can trace and test your existing wiring in order to document and properly label your environment. From design to implementation, Dandy Connections is your source for networking expertise.
Today’s business moves at the speed of light. Critical business decisions are made instantaneously, but those decisions are only as good as the information on which they are based. E-mail has become the very lifeblood of corporate communications and therefore company growth. Dandy Connections provides a wide range of e-mail solutions to fit your diverse communications requirements. We employ a strategy of evaluating your corporate structure and business practices, your geographic locations, your current infrastructure, and your IT staffing resources in order to design a cost-effective communications solution that prioritizes information technology initiatives to support your business objectives. From an outsourced e-mail solution to multiple root servers maintained in house, Dandy Connections leverages our expertise and experience with our understanding of mid-market business needs to develop sound strategies that translate to effective solutions.
How long could your business continue to run successfully if all the data on your network right now was lost? How long would it take you to re-create your crucial customer databases and operating information? Maintaining a current backup copy of your critical information is essential. DandyNet can help you with on-site or off-site backup solutions that will ensure that your most important information is updated, secure, organized, and most importantly - available when you need it. From automated backup scripts on-site to secure, off-site remote backup server solutions housed in our data center, DandyNet can provide a backup solution which will satisfy your needs and your peace of mind.
Our consultants fill a variety of roles from architect, technical lead, designer,
and developer to a broad range of desktop and network support programming needs. If your business is facing the comprehensive
challenges of finding the appropriately skilled individuals, allocating internal staff and meeting tight timeframes to
accomplish projects, then a part-or full-time consultant may be the answer. DandyNet's team can provide service for projects
utilizing Oracle, Visual C++, Java, Visual Basic, HTML/Flash, SQL, MySQL, and PHP.
How valuable is your data and how long could your business survive without your mission critical information? These are the questions that we consider when planning for your worst case contingencies. From operating during a short term power outage to staying in operation during a natural disaster, we work with you to address your concerns so that the outcome of any scenario can be minimized. We discuss the practicality of a disaster recovery plan, analyze your priorities, and develop a plan to meet your needs. We will work with you to not only develop a comprehensive plan for your daily operations, but also help you to develop the policies and procedures required to support the disaster recovery plan. Additionally, we will help train your staff in the correct implementation these policies and procedures as well as their importance.
We also recognize the stress involved during these scenarios. If an unexpected situation should occur, we will be by your side to aid you in your recovery efforts. From a simple tape or CD recovery to rebuilding your network infrastructure, we will make every effort to provide solid, reliable support to minimize your downtime and data loss.
A report sponsored by Panda Security, determined the following statistics: Between January 1999 and February 2000, 99,67% of the 300 organizations that took part in the survey reported having experienced at least one “encounter” with malicious codes in their computers. In total, the same group reported some 303,356 encounters in their 855,889 computers throughout 1998, 1999 and the beginning of 2000. This figure represents an average of 160 cases per year (14 per month) for every 1,000 computers. Since 1996 there has been an annual increase on the order of 22 incidents per month.
The fact that over 99% of the companies surveyed were infected at least once during the period in question speaks volumes about the current risk of virus infection. Combine this with the fact that there are hundreds of new viruses developed each day and you can understand the nature of this epidemic. Anti-virus software does a great deal to help minimize the effects of some virus infection but they have one fatal flaw. Most anti-virus software is signature-based, meaning that the software is programmed to detect specific characteristics of the virus in order to identify it. This makes anti-virus software by its very nature reactive. The following must happen in order for you computer to detect a new virus:
New virus is found.
Virus signature determined.
Sanitizing procedure developed.
New virus definition file must be developed.
Anti-virus program must be updated to address new sanitizing procedure.
User must download and install updates.
Virus scan must be run to check machine.
All of these steps naturally take time. While this time is passing, the virus is able to infect any number of machines causing it to spread in an alarming rate.
Dandy Connections is equipped to provide anti-virus expertise to help you recover from even the worst virus infection. We will help you to develop solid policies and procedures to aid in anti-virus efforts while training your staff in the importance of these Best Practices. Should an infection occur, we will be there to support you and your business. From isolating the infection to sanitizing and data recovery, we can help you to minimize the affect of the biggest plague affecting the computer industry today.
During the bygone days of early Internet, home users and even businesses could simply connect to the Internet unprotected and not encounter any ill effects. Today we connect to a more hostile Internet, rife with viruses, worms, and hackers, making network protection top priority.
One of the best defenses against the Internet underworld is a firewall, the network equivalent of a bodyguard. The firewall stands between your computers and the chaotic Internet, allowing only certain traffic in. Firewalls are imperative in today's computing; networking without firewalling is comparable to living in a house without locks on doors and windows.
But installing firewalls can be tedious, complicated, and involved. You know you need one but have no idea where to start. Let Dandy Connections install and manage your firewall for you! Our seasoned team are experienced with firewalls large and small. We build to suit your current needs and scale to match your future demands.
Information Technology Consulting & Implementation
The pace of today’s computer environment is blinding and it shows no signs of slowing. Computing power doubles every 18 months. How are you to know what tools you need to not only meet you present requirements, but also to address the requirements of the near future? Dandy Connections is here to provide you with the assistance you need to determine the right tools for your needs. We will sit down and discuss your daily business operations, both present and future. We will assess your strengths and weaknesses to determine a plan of action to address your unique situation. From hardware and software to operational policies and procedures, we will help you make technology work for you by providing an infrastructure to support your growth. And we won’t stop there. We will help you install your new equipment and train your staff in the best way to utilize it in order to support your efforts. Our philosophy is that, as business partners, when you grow, we grow. This is our commitment to you.
Let our experienced staff help you design a reliable and efficient local area network to improve your businesses productivity. Dandy Technicians have experience with Ethernet, Token Ring, Apple Talk, and Arc Net Local Area Networks. We can handle your needs from as little as two nodes on up to thousands of nodes. We will install and program Layer 5 switches right down to a Network Interface Card inside your Personal Computer. We will install your equipment or Dandy may supply most current model of switches or hubs from major vendors
Dandy provides professional services in computer consulting, systems analysis, computer network design, project analysis, project management, data center facilities management, equipment procurement, and or equipment/systems selection and implementation. Our maintenance contract is designed to provide your company a wide range of technical expertise every month all year long. At a greatly reduced rate you may purchase a block of 24 hours of consulting time and use a couple hours every month through out the year. This plan does not include travel time and it also guarantees your call will be a priority 1 request which will be honored before a standard time and material service call. A maintenance agreement and upfront payment is all that is required to start this service.
Every business is unique. It has unique operating requirements, resources, and goals. For this reason, the communications requirements of each business are unique. At Dandy Connections, we can put our vast amount of knowledge of communications technology and business operations to work for you. We can build a network to fit any requirements, from a simple share between local computers to a complex LAN/WAN configuration with clustered servers. We guarantee that we can help you to reach your full business potential.
After the network is up and running you just can’t forget about managing your infrastructure. As data traffic increases, network congestions, or network outages will be noticed by your employees and even your customers. Knowing when to add capacity at the right time saves money and reduces the headaches of user complaints. We will implement SNMP management systems or proprietary network management systems that are compatible with your equipment and networks. We will show you how to report a circuit in trouble and how to escalate your trouble ticket when the Telco’s response isn’t acceptable.
E-business is the largest growing segment of the marketplace today. With the high speed lifestyles of today’s consumer, they simply don’t have time to shop in the traditional “bricks and mortar” storefronts. However, your prospective consumer is also hearing the news about the hackers breaking into e-commerce sites and stealing credit card information. For these reason, it is absolutely critical to instill an unquestionable sense of confidence in your customers. Dandy Connections can help you to fearlessly tap into this market while ensuring your business data is safe. From secure infrastructure design to security Best Practices, Dandy Connections can provide you with the peace of mind you need to focus on your business.
The Internet is a vast resource of nearly endless possibilities. If the mind can conceive it, the Internet can in some way provide it. The Internet provides any company with the ability to touch more people than any other communication medium in the past and, more importantly, it can do more cost effectively than any other form of marketing. Dandy Connections provides a wide range of services to help businesses of any size tap into the plethora of possibilities made available by the Internet. From website design and consulting to website hosting and effective marketing, Dandy Connections can serve as your one-stop web services provider.
The effective communication is critical to the success of any business. Dandy Connections can provide you with the physical network layer required to allow all of your staff to communicate efficiently, whether across the room or across the country. We can provide the expertise to help you to utilize a wide variety of communications technologies including Ethernet 10/100, Token Ring, and AppleTalk. For those desiring more flexibility in their LAN, we can also a wireless networking design for either your entire network or just a specific segment. For office environments where the staff operates from separate locations, we can provide for your Wide Area Networks by using xDSL, ISDN, T1, T3, and OC-xx. No matter what your needs, we can provide you with the tools you need to communicate at the speed of today’s business environment-the speed of light.