Free Network Assessment

For the month of July, ETV Software is offering local East Texas businesses free technology and network assessments.

The first thing we'll help you assess is your business technology's overall health and reliability. Computer hardware can last a long time if properly maintained, but as businesses grow and as customer expectations shift to more digitally focused instant access, it can happen that systems that worked well for years simply reach the point where they are no longer up to the task. Computer software, too, has a lifecycle. Over time, the programs that you rely on can stop being supported by the companies that make them. As much as we’d all like technology to be a buy once and done sort of thing, it is an ongoing process to make sure things run smoothly. We can help your business make smart decisions on what need to be updated and when.

The second thing we can help your business with is making sure you have a comprehensive backup plan in place. Right now, could your business recover from a water leak or a fire, or would all your data be lost? A good backup plan see your business automate on-site and off-site backups, and makes sure you keep enough backups to recover from a catastrophe even if it happens over a holiday or long weekend. Every business is different, but we can help you tailor a backup solution that protects the files you need and doesn’t waste time and resources making backups of things you can just as easily re-download or reinstall.

Finally, we can help your business make sure it stays on top on of data and network security. There are so many threats on the Internet these days that you cannot simply ignore them anymore. There are hackers that want to steal you business’ or your customers’ financial info. Other bad actors try to get “Ransomware” viruses onto your network so they can lock you out of your systems and demand thousands of dollars for the key to get back in. We can help you choose an antivirus product to fight back against viruses and help you make sure your network is set up to limit access to those that don’t need it.


July Deal of The Month

Celebrate America's Birthday with us! This month at ETV Software’s Computer Repair in Tyler, we’re making it easier for you to get your computer checked out and patched up. That’s right, for the month of July, we’re reducing our normal $29.95 diagnostic fee to only $17.76. This means you can get your laptop or desktop checked for a wide range of issues for a lot less. If you have a Mac or PC that hasn’t been working right, but you haven’t wanted to spend the money to have someone track down the problem, this month is the perfect time to have someone look into those issues.

Our friendly, professional computer repair technicians can diagnosis everything from virus and malware infections to bad system memory or a failing hard drive to other hardware problems like motherboard issues or seized up cooling fans. Then, we’ll give you an estimate on what it will take to get your computer back up to speed.


Lobby Open

Big News! Our lobby is now open for your convenience! We miss our clients and are glad to be able to offer you to ability to come in for service. We are still offering curbside assistance if you prefer but safety precautions are in place to serve our clients who choose to come in!


Want To Encourage More Great Ideas In Your Workplace?

Here are some valuable strategies for organizational leaders who want to encourage creativity and diversity in the workplace.

One of the most important things every leader should always be doing in their business is to keep asking questions. Never forget to ask questions to yourself as well as your team members. Asking questions can help focus attention to important goals and milestones. It also allows for more meaningful input from everyone in the team; leaving no one excluded! Another thing that would benefit a leader is to keep in mind that it’s okay to have a little room for errors. If there is no space allowed to make errors, important things can get pushed to the side or neglected and only realized when it's too late.

Constructive conflict is another surprising thing in the workplace that can be beneficial. As long as the conflict is being used in a proactive way it can be used to establish a business rationale. Business leaders can do this by letting team members know that even if they disagree, their input is valuable. This relates also to having an open door policy in the workplace. If a leader admits consistently that they are not omnipotent and do not have the whole story at all times; this can only be beneficial in the workplace. Having open conversations with team members expressing your interest in hearing their side can cause creativity and new ideas to form in the workplace.

And finally, keep in mind to never disregard or dismiss ideas that come from members of the team. It is true that internal ideas can seem threatening at first. Leaders do not want to admit that an idea of a subordinate may have bee better than theirs. This is a mistake many leaders make; it can cause you to miss out on great ideas that would be perfect for the organization as a whole.

All in all, it's up to a leader to direct the team and the organization to reach milestones and knock down walls. Never forget that being compassionate and powerful do not have to be mutually exclusive.

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