Dealing with service providers

Service providers are renown for their generally terrible customer service, miscommunication, frequent outages and incorrect billing. Recently an Australian Woman on her honeymoon was billed incorrectly 3 times, with bills greater than $2000 each time. In Mrs McCarthy’s battle with Telstra, she has had to deal with 4 different case managers, the CEO of Telstra and the Queensland Police.

At Supportedge we offer support subscriptions which allow you to streamline your IT and keep your business running efficiently for a flat cost every week. Included in these subscriptions is the Service Provider Management subscription, which covers us establishing communication with your service providers to help resolve problems like Mrs McCarthy’s faster and more efficiently.

Useful Links

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FAQ

What computer systems do you work with? Just about everything. Do you charge for travel time? Not for local bookings – only when extended travel is involved. Do you have an office where I can take my faulty computer to get repaired? Yes, you can find us at Suite 52, 6-8 Herbert Street St Leonards. Please call-ahead first, so that we are best prepared for the job. What about the warranty on the products I buy from you? All new products come with the manufacturer’s warranty. Second hand products have a 90 day warranty


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Cloud Computing

The “cloud” has become a household name in the past couple of years, but what does it actually mean and what can it do for your business and home? According to info-world.com: “Cloud computing encompasses any subscription-based or pay-per-use service that, in real time over the Internet, extends IT’s existing capabilities… Cloud computing is at an early stage, with a motley crew of providers large and small delivering a slew of cloud-based services, from full-blown applications to storage services to spam filtering.” Howstuffworks.com describes what cloud computing does: “In a cloud computing system, there’s a significant workload shift. Local computers no longer have to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to running applications. The network of computers that make up the cloud handles them instead. Hardware and software demands on the user’s side decrease. The only thing the user’s computer needs to be able to run is the cloud computing system’s interface software, which can be as simple as a Web browser, and the cloud’s network takes care of the rest.” An everyday example of cloud computing, that most people have encountered, can be found within web-based email accounts like, gmail, hotmail and yahoo. Your own computer only [&hellip


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