COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

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Supporting over 2,000 local folk’s technical needs through onsite, remote or carry-in appointments.

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WIFI DEVICES

Tech 4 Life has been deploying and maintaining WiFi systems since 2003

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Computer Maintenance Is No Longer Optional!  Updates Fix Security “Holes” That Hackers Use To Infect You!

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  • File Server Design, Support and Maintenance

File Server Design, Support and Maintenance

Tech 4 Life Supports File Servers and Cloud Servers.  Microsoft Servers have been the standard for most businesses during the last century. Software companies have been migrating their software to the cloud for the last decade as well.   As a result, many of our clients have retired their local servers in favor of utilizing cloud software. For a small business local servers represent a balloon payment anytime they fail.   Emergency technical responses, backup / restore issues and hardware replacement [...]

  • Cloud Storage Systems

Cloud Storage Systems

Google G Suite, Apple iCloud, Microsoft One Drive and Drop Box Are All Cloud Storage Systems.  Cloud Storage is very simply defined as a place where your files are stored on a server out on the Internet instead of on your local device. You can access any cloud storage through any Internet connection at any time. All of these major manufacturers keep similar options.  Storage space, price and features compare and compete with each other.  We recommend ALL of [...]

  • Consulting and Budgeting for Businesses

Consulting and Budgeting for Businesses

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail in the Technology World! Tech 4 Life has been planning technical changes since the 1980's. We believe that the simple, but straightforward approach is the best.   We don't spend much time with studies, charts and graphs. Our consulting process is completely founded on needs analysis and the presence of facts. The simple outline of our process is: Listen to Your Needs Discuss Possible Options Present the Facts Make Decisions Our [...]

  • Regular Computer Maintenance Plans

Regular Computer Maintenance Plans

Computer Maintenance Is No Longer Optional!  Updates Fix Security "Holes" That Hackers and Ransomware Programs Will Use To Infect You!  Security of Your Data And Your Identify Depend on Maintenance. Tech 4 Life provides a program called Maintenance Initiatives that involves 4 key components: Security - Updates to Windows and Apple devices must be installed.   Virus, Malware and Ransomware checks will be performed. Cleanup - Unneeded software is regularly downloaded with other software packages.   Browser add-ons install automatically.   We [...]

  • Point of Sale Design and Support

Point of Sale Design and Support

We Support Point of Sale (POS), Wi-Fi, Merchant Accounts and Devices. Point of Sale systems are migrating to the cloud.   iPad or Android phones and tables are the most common devices. All devices typically connect through a Wi-Fi network that needs to be reliable and secure. If "roaming" devices are used for food or drink servers, Wi-Fi must be consistent throughout the floor area. Tech 4 Life has been installing and supporting POS systems since 2003.   We have worked [...]

  • Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Planning

Disasters Happen All the Time! Just Having a Computer Fail Without A Backup Is A Disaster! Nobody likes to think about the risks of loosing their data, but it is real!  From computer hacking to natural disasters and just plain thievery, we see disasters happen daily. The first line of defense it to backup, backup, backup!   Just when you think you have backed up enough, backup again!  This is what we have to say about backup! Secondly you have [...]

  • On Site and Off Site Backups

On Site and Off Site Backups

Backup Your Data! On Site (local backups) and Off Site (disaster recovery backups). There Have Been 4 Rules Of Backup Since Data Was First Saved Electronically: Make A Copy -  Any copy, even on the same device in the same folder (with a different name) is a backup. Make a Copy on Another Device - Save the copy onto a USB stick, network storage or another computer. Get the Copy Off Site -  Cloud storage, email a copy, put [...]

  • Individual and Group Training

Individual and Group Training

INDIVIDUAL & GROUP TRAINING Knowledge is key to working though your frustrations with technology.  Let us help you with that!  We offer training on ALL of your devices and also on the programs you use daily. We have offered regular classes at the Desert Foothills Library since 2005 on topics such as iPads, Windows 10 and Social Media. Here are a few topics we can help educate you on: Email Internet Social Media Excel Quickbooks Phones Tablets Our cost [...]

  • Internet Support

Internet Selection and Support

What Are Your Internet Options? Cave Creek and Carefree Internet Options ... Cave Creek -  Folks in Cave Creek have more options today than ever before!   Most businesses on Cave Creek Road can get Cox at just about any speed.   But that is the only area Cox supports. Desert I-Net, Western Wi-Max and Sonoran Networks deploy line of sight microwave Internet that is fast and reliable. Century Link still provides affordable Internet through standard phone lines. Verizon has good [...]

  • TV and A/V Setup and Support

TV and A/V Setup and Support

TV and A/V Setup and Support. Television an Audio Video Technology Made Easy! Your choices today for televisions and audio and video technologies are VAST! […]

  • Phone Support

Phone Setup and Support

iPhone or Android Repair, Phone Support and Service. IP Phone, Land Line or Cell Phone?  Good News, You Have Telephone Choices! Tech 4 Life has been using, installing and supporting phone systems since before Internet services were available.   We grew up with the cell phone business and now have also grown up with IP phone systems! CELL PHONES All phones are supported at Tech 4 Life!  Training, setup, security, screen replacements and phone repairs.   We provide training, consulting and [...]

  • Printer Support

Printer Support

Tech 4 Life Supports Printers of ALL types! We started supporting printers back in the dot matrix, green and white paper days when printers sounded more like machine guns than air conditioners! Experience shows that Laser printers perform better, last longer and are cheaper to operate in the dry Arizona climate than Ink Jet printers. We do not sell hardware so are not tied to any specific brands.  However, in our experience, Brother laser printers are what we recommend [...]

  • EMAIL SUPPORT

Email Setup and Support

We support email from soup to nuts! Gmail, Outlook and all of the others. Email comes from many providers on every device imaginable and has hundreds of software packages to help you manage it. And Tech 4 Life has seen them all! If you came from the corporate world, you probably are most comfortable with the Microsoft Outlook mail client.    It's big and it's complex but we know every detail. A very high percentage of our clients are [...]

  • Wi-Fi Design, Repair and Upgrades

Wi-Fi Design, Repair and Upgrades

Tech 4 Life has been deploying and maintaining WiFi systems since 2003. Wireless devices require a wireless network to connect.   When the Wi-Fi signal isn’t reliable, […]

  • COMPUTER REPAIR

Computer Support, Repair and Upgrades

We support over 2,000 local folks and their technology needs through onsite, remote or carry-in appointments. All of our technical work is performed through pre-scheduled appointments.   You can bring your device to us or we can physically come to your location.  For software or training issues, we can access your system remotely (with your permission, of course). Our technicians are experienced, caring people who's primary desire is to make technology work for you.  Each one has passed an extensive [...]

  • Security Evaluations and Solutions

Security Evaluations and Solutions

Ransomware, Identity Theft, Password Hacking. Small business owners and affluent households are the prime targets! Know the facts: There were 22 major public sector ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2019 Standard Wi-Fi routers now put you at major risks Customized phishing emails and malware encrypt ALL your devices with ransomware Strong, secure passwords are not optional, they are a must Your workstation and devices (both PC & Mac) are the primary victims Ransomware attack software is offered [...]