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For more than a decade A+ Mobile Techs,  a Phoenix IT services company has been offering greater Los Angeles Onsite IT Computer services to businesses consisting of data (internet) and voice (telecom) IT infrastructure support services.  In the greater Phoenix area we have successfully managed and executed on hundreds of support tickets involving new site launches, site relocations, site acquisitions, on-going IT support services, data cabling services, telecom services, general computer support services, networking services and IT outsourcing to name a few areas of expertise.


When any business opens there is always an initial IT infrastructure installation, and unless you have local IT staff or your company is sending onsite technicians, you will have to find a local company that can ensure that the voice and data topography of your network is being setup correctly, giving you the functionality you require, and will be available for break-fix/ad-hoc and project type ongoing future support.

A huge demand for better technology and services surrounding the available technologies in the greater Phoenix area is evident. Many local businesses have expressed their need and demand for best in class internet, along with voice and data communications services. This of course includes ongoing sustainability of their voice and data networks including their computers hardware, software, network security, printers, phones and any other networkable devices that allow them to do business as usual and operate at max efficiency.

Offering onsite computer services in the city of Chester, WV and the surrounds towns of Anthem, Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Goodyear, Maricopa, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise and Tempe – to name several – has been a focus of A+ Mobile Techs for more than a decade and as local residents as well, we have experienced the explosive growth over the past 20 – 30 years from a time when dirt roads, little to no stoplights and very little enforcement has changed to a flourishing metropolis.

Some of the typical support services we offer to our customers in greater Phoenix onsite computer services are:

  • Onsite Computer Services
  • Computer Networking Services
  • Network Design and IT Consulting
  • Low Voltage Data Cabling Services (Cat5, Cat6, Fiber, etc.)
  • Wireless Networking Services
  • Computer and Networking Hardware Installation and Maintenance
  • Wireless Device Installation and Maintenance
  • Printer Networking and Printer Repair / Maintenance
  • Voice / Telecom Services
  • A/V Setup and Installation including Projectors, TV’s, Sound Systems, etc.
  • Security and Surveillance System Installation and Maintenance
  • Multi-Site Management IT Services
  • IT Outsourcing (helpdesk, data center maintenance, network engineering, etc.

We look forward to continuing to support local and branch businesses throughout greater Phoenix and all of Arizona in 2015 and many years to follow.  For more information,  please contact A+ Mobile Techs at 1-866-417-3945 or through our Contact Us page on any one of our websites. Thank you.

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Multi-Location IT Service Providers

Multi-Location IT Services

Many IT Departments struggle with managing multiple locations nationally and internationally forming a demand for a multi-location IT services that acts as a single source point-of-contact (POC), offering a wide array of onsite computer, networking and data communications services in an ongoing day-to-day support capacity and as their IT infrastructure continues to develop over time.

Some of the ongoing operational onsite IT functions that need to be addressed are:

  • Ad-hoc break-fix computer and IT networking services (this ranges from very simple computer repair, installation and maintenance services such as hard drive, tower and monitor swaps, and actual computer repair to printer repair and more complex networking issues such connectivity issues, switches/racks/patch panels/firewall/routers and access points that are offline or need to be installed, reconfigured, moved, maintained and cabling may need to be re-run or re-terminated)
  • Server installation and maintenance
  • Wireless networks, smart buildings – installation, maintenance and expansion
  • Low voltage data cabling services: Adding new cable runs within and office, upgrading cable (e.g. all types of Cat5 & Cat6 cable and Fiber Optics), new location hardware layer installation and maintenance
  • Telecommunication services: Maintenance of existing (analog or VoIP) phone system. Programming of phone systems when there may be a glitch and installation of new/upgraded phone systems (e.g. when moving from analog to VoIP)
  • A/V (audio visual) equipment such as TV’s, interactive whiteboards (e.g. Smartboards, Teamboards, etc.), video projectors, sound systems (including XM radio systems), surveillance systems, etc. installation and maintenance
  • Project management for upgrades (e.g the recent Windows 7 upgrades that many companies have already done or in process), new site builds, office moves and relocations, company and new site acquisitions (e.g. site surveys and then conforming the new locations to company standards) and mergers
  • IT staffing for longer engagements such as part or full-time help desk support, data center management, short or longer-term projects…

There are some onsite IT service near me, however, one of the pain points we have recognized is the need for dedicated account managers and redundancy for the dedicated IT services account managers in case the primary account manager is unavailable (personal day, vacation, etc). At A+ Mobile Techs we have developed a system whereby we assign dedicated account managers from the beginning of a business relationship that truly get to know a client’s staff, general operations, and of course their IT infrastructure (hardware, software, service call workflow, operations, etc).

Another of the pain points we have recognized over time and addressed is the need for the dedicated and support account managers to actually be at least Level 2 to Level 3 technicians with years of proven field experience, excellent oral and written communications skills, be superbly organized, reliable, highly educated, excel in fast-paced environments and overall just easy to work and get along with (good people). These are qualities that we as a company look for when hiring account managers. When providing account managers to clients that are also technicians, we are able to minimize the amount of ticket escalation due to technical issues or other related technical problems that otherwise we may have to escalate within our clients’ organizations. This not only cuts down on the workload for our clients, but it speeds up resolution times increasing efficiency and ultimately saves money!

Additionally, when selecting a multi location IT services provider with a dedicated account manager, there are many other benefits that speed up time to resolution such as ticket or work order routing and time until the technician is onsite. Lastly, when it comes to invoicing and payments, by receiving only one bill from one IT service provider, the time you spend to review the invoice (your IT department) and your accounts payable department will not have to spend nearly as much time processing payments – and if there are any questions they do not have to make multiple calls/emails, just one – which of course saves time and time is money!

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In the world of low-voltage data cabling services, the undisputed ruler, at least for now, is the Cat5e cable. This type of cabling is the one being used in most modern offices these days because unlike the outdated Cat5, the Cat5e can make full use of today’s high speed DSL connections. But the days of the Cat5e as the king of the hill may be numbered because a new contender is starting to gain popularity, the Cat6 cable.

Cat6 (or Category 6) cable, like the Cat5e, is a twisted pair cable that is used for data transmission. Many IT Departments struggle with managing multiple locations nationally and internationally forming a demand for a Onsite IT Computer Services that acts as a single source point-of-contact (POC), offering a wide array of onsite computer, networking and data communications services in an ongoing day-to-day support capacity and as their IT infrastructure continues to develop over time.

All of these networks are based upon a design that has many components and moving parts – all of which encompass the IT infrastructure from the low-voltage data cabling (Cat5, Cat6, Fiber Optic, coaxial, etc.) through the network hardware and software for any organization which ultimately have to be put in place and managed by live technicians, not just robots and scripts. But these days, telecommunications companies are starting to roll out the 10GBASE-T connections; these are basically internet connections that have blazingly-fast speeds of up to 10Gbps. With gigabit internet already straining the capacity of Cat5e cables, newer, much more efficient cabling is needed, and this is where Cat6 cables come into play.

Besides increased data transmission capabilities, Cat6 and Cat6a (augmented Cat6) has thicker and better insulation. This thicker covering is much better in preventing crosstalk and improves performance of the cabling. Although the thicker insulation makes the Cat6 and Cat6a more efficient, they do have a downside to them.

Thicker cables mean a lesser number of Cat6 cables can fit in the same amount of space as Cat5e. Switching the cables in your network from Cat5e to Cat6 cables will require a full re-installation because the allowable crush factors in existing cable supports used for Cat5e will not be suitable for the more robust Cat6. Another reason why most people are still not clamoring for Cat6 data cabling services is because not only will they need to replace the cabling, they also need to replace their routers, switches and other hardware to ones that can support 10-gigabit transfer speeds. The good news is that since the size of the cables are relatively the same, you can still use the same connectors as in your regular Cat5e cables in your newer Cat6; so even if you are using these robust cables, you can still use your old hardware while you are waiting for 10-GBASET connections come your way.

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In the current panic, Twitter is filled with rosy predictions that the virus will be an inflection point in the future of distributed work. But a pandemic is not an appropriate time to determine what kind of labor arrangement is optimally productive on a per-worker basis.

It is rather a moment for companies to build out In-home office computer workstation setup, the kind of technology and culture that, when the economy is back to full force, could make remote work easier for those who want to take advantage of it in a future where white-collar work might involve a little less commuting and a little more home. Have your found yourself searching for home office computer installation support near me?  Or possibly for “multi-location onsite IT support”?  Well you have come to the right place as  we at A+ Mobile Techs have been offering Onsite IT services for over a decade.

But for every company smoothly moving to the future of remote working, others have hit problems. Others have been more serious. An early fear that home broadband networks would collapse under the weight of usage was quelled by UK service providers, whose trade body, ISPA, pointed out that evening peak activity, when the nation sits down to stream Netflix and play online video games, is often 10 times the typical daytime demand.

That means workers could tackle individual tasks that require a lot of focus from home in the future, and go into the office when they need to work on projects together. While the working world was headed in this direction anyway, he thinks the current situation will speed up the shift. “If you have many digital meetings right now, you’ll notice how much better a real collaborative creative process is in an analogue meeting.

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Commercial Onsite IT Network Services spaces (e.g. data closets, server rooms) typically use a elevated flooring system for the server racks. This enables intensive cooling to be expelled through the space under the floor to cool the servers, switches, routers, etc. Cabling between the many devices and to the users runs through this open floor layout. This by definition is a Plenum Air space and requires Plenum Rated Cable. Onsite IT Support.

If there is no wall or ceiling return air grate; look closely at your fluorescent lighting fixtures to see if there is a gap around the edge of the fixtures and put your hand over the gap and you can feel air movement. Obviously your air conditioner should be running at the time! The lack of wall or ceiling return air grates is usually a sure sign that you require Plenum Rated Cable. If you have a large wall or ceiling return air grate; remove and see if there the air is channeled through sheet metal ducting. If there is no sheet metal duct; just the open ceiling or wall space, then you are required by law to use Plenum Rated cable.

How should the data cabling get installed?

Different companies have different needs, and this is also the same with structured cabling systems. So during your consultation with your chosen onsite data cabling services, you need to ascertain that they know your company’s particular needs and expectations; and they should also be aware of the local ordinances regarding the kind of project they will be undertaking.

This is an important issue related to the chemical composition of the cable and your building‘s construction, especially when it comes to your small business phone system and low voltage data/audio cabling.

Since both you and the Fire Department don‘t want you to die from breathing in toxic fumes from your cabling, code requires Plenum Rated cable installed through any plenum air return space. Our Installation Team is required run Plenum Rated cable if they determine the air space in not ducted.

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