FirstMark Services for Business
We are experienced developers and solution providers for small businesses, corporations, and manufacturing facilities. As an independent contractor, and over 20 years of experience, our senior-level expertise can provide you with any of the following services:
FirstMark Services for Home
As an independent consultant, we have worked out of a home office, managing updates, software migrations, installations, and networking (wired and wireless) for our own business and personal uses. From home-schooling the kids, to managing his wife's electronic photography hobby, to tracking his business needs and assets, FirstMark's Mark has explored and perfected the art of home-computing. Now that expertise is available to you.
Not only is this service now available to the home user, but you do not have to bring in your system. We will come to you and make sure your need is functioning where you want it, without having to rely on whether all the connections are properly made due to miscommunications, or not understaning exactly what is on your screen at the time of service. This eliminates the steps that often cause more problems than they fix!
How about internet software? We can help you select, configure, and install browsers, file transfer applications, instant messaging, email, social networking, security, virus protection, and many other on-line services and activities.
NetworkingAre you one of those many homes that has more than one computer? Would you like them to use the same printer, internet connection, or storage area? We can help with hardware, software, and configuration to get all your PC's in communication. We will work with wireless or wired LAN (local area network) options to get you the best speed and most reliable network up and running. Our experience with our own home networking needs through business support, home-schooling, on-line college, and various other applications can help you quickly and efficiently link your needs with an affordable solution.
Installations & Upgrades
Microsoft AlternativesOk, everyone that can't stand Microsoft Vista (or has high blood pressure from the frustration of using it) raise your hand! There are alternatives. Do you know that the Linux desktop has a graphic interface that is easy to navigate and very intuitive? Do you know that most of the Linux distributions come with complete software packages that are free (open-source) and 100% compatible with Microsoft Office data? We have set up many PCs to use the free Linux operating system, and also can migrate most of your data needs over to the new platform. We can also setup a Windows subsystem on the Linux desktop that will often run any application that works with Windows XP or before. If you truly want to rid yourself of the dependence on Microsoft and their ever-changing platform, we can help you make the switch. You don't even have to upgrade your hardware--Linux can efficiently and smoothly run on computers dating back to the mid 1990's with very little configuration issues.
TrainingWe train on the following software products (if it isn't listed, just ask about it):
- Microsoft Office
- OpenOffice (Microsoft Alternative)
- Windows XP
- Linux Desktop (Microsoft Alternative)
- A myriad of open-source applications--Just ask
- Paint Shop Pro and others like it.