ARE YOU STILL USING SERVER 2003?

Here’s the facts about the Server 2003 EOL

Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 is most likely the infrastructure platform that powers your IT system by connecting applications, networks, Web services and Email services. The good news is that it has been a trusted, successful and oh so very popular software. The bad news is that Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 support is ending July, 2015. After July 14, Microsoft will no longer provide software support including hotfixes, security updates, and patches for new vulnerabilities. As they did with XP, they are making it very clear....

It is time to upgrade!


Not to worry.

The experts at TCD are on it. We have upgrade strategies for every type of business. We recommend that you upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2  and Exchange 2012 or Cloud based exchange services. With any of these options, you will see real benefits, including increased agility,  improved performance and speed of response. The migration period for these upgrades is about 3 months. So we need to act now!

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If you are still using Windows server 2003 and Exchange email server 2003, you need to  upgrade now and not wait! There is no reason to take the risk of lost data and computer downtime!

UPGRADE NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

Email Marketing for Small Businesses Just Makes Sense!

It's simple- people use email daily and according to the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co, "email marketing is 40 times more effective than Facebook and Twitter combined as a way to acquire new customers." The Pew Internet and American Life Project in 2012 showed that 88 percent of people check their email every day, and that mobile devices are now the dominant device that people use to get email with more than 50 percent of mobile phone users reading email on their phones. . That is why we recommend you consider an email marketing campaign as a good starting point to contact and attract customers and clients. It can be extremely effective and can be managed so it is not a strain on your budget or time.

What is stopping you from having a truly professional email marketing campaign?

Is it the time constraints... you just do not have enough time in the day? There's the writing, the building up of your database and of course the time to follow up. Or do you find that you just can't write sales copy about your company that does it justice. Maybe you are uncertain how to create a database that you can use for all your emails? We understand and are here to help. The experts at TMD have a created a cost effective small business email trigger campaign solution. It adheres to three important elements- we always pay attention to your audience and the message you are relaying, and we never fall into the common trap of simply blasting out messages that are not substantive.

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The experts at TMD will work with you to plan and set realistic goals to help you expand your customer base and sell more products and services. It is an old adage that 90% of business is marketing and the other 10% is your idea or product. It seems with the vast digital marketplace beckoning, business owners are finding this truer than ever. With our database expertise and email trigger software, you will be surprised how easy it is to get started. Contact us now!

SMART SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS MEET SMART ONLINE MARKETING

It is an old adage that 90% of business is marketing and the other 10% is your idea or product. It seems with the vast digital marketplace beckoning, business owners are finding this truer than ever. The know how to navigate the Internet in order to get noticed, especially for small businesses is an essential ingredient to businesses success.

But the reality is that many small businesses owners find themselves with limited marketing budgets and without a knowledgeable online marketing staff.

Here’s the good news... there are online small business marketing campaigns you can take advantage of without breaking the bank and there are also online marketers (like TMD) who will work with you to plan and set realistic goals to help you expand your customer base and sell more products and services.

In this 4 part series, we will explore 4 small business marketing tools that are cost effective and smart. The first one is Email marketing. This is a perfect place to start as an email marketing campaign can be extremely effective and should not be a strain on your budget or time.

Small Business Email Marketing

It’s simple- people use email daily, it works, and according to the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co, “email marketing is 40 times more effective than Facebook and Twitter combined as a way to acquire new customers.”

What is stopping you from having a truly professional email marketing campaign?

Is it the time constraints... you just do not have enough time in the day? There’s the writing, the building up of your database and of course the time to follow up. Or do you find that you just can’t write sales copy about your company that does it justice. Maybe you are uncertain how to create a database that you can use for all your emails? We understand and are here to help. The marketing team at TCD have created the small business email trigger campaign solution. We adhere to three important elements- we always pay attention to your audience, the message you are relaying, and we never fall into the common trap of simply blasting out messages that are not substantive.

Contact us now. Email campaigns are cost-effective, are easy to share and your message is delivered quickly. Let the experts at TCD create an email marketing plan that will consolidate your database, keep you in constant contact with your loyal customers and help you build a larger client base. We will guarantee to work within your budget and time frame. Why wait?

LET US REBUILD YOUR AGING COMPUTERS

There is a very smart and cost effective way for your computers to stay productive and reliable. How about letting our experts rebuild them for you? Your PC will ‘degrade’ during the course of a year due to hard disk fragmentation, Virus and Malware and installation of other unnecessary applications (and programs). The normal lifespan of a business PC is normally 3 years due to technology changes. So before they hit that 3 years mark, a rebuild must just be the ticket.

We rebuild many of our client’s old computers giving them extra years of productivity. Here’s the good news! We are offering a discounted service rate for the whole month of February. Get your computer to us before February 15th and we will let you know if a rebuild is the right option... the most cost effective. If it is, you will have it back before the end of the month. Why buy a new computer if you do not need to? We also offer replacement computers, if needed, so you never have any down time.

The rebuild/refresh service normally costs over $450 (depending on the time spent). But until February 15th, we are offering it for a fixed cost of $380. We told you... we have great news!

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Yes, it’s first come, first serve!

It’s a great deal ...and the sale will not last forever. So don’t hesitate and contact us now! You can even leave us a message here, if you prefer. We promise to get back to you within one business day.

TMD Blog # 1

In this business climate, whether you are a big business or small, its 90% Marketing and 10% Product that determines success. Does anyone disagree? But it is not about spending loads of money on marketing... it’s about spending the right amount of money with the right strategy.

Is it possible for a small company to compete on the WWW against the biggest brand? 
Are there affordable but still productive methods to get a business noticed and convert visitors into buyers?
How does a small to medium sized business decide where their marketing dollars should go?

As this is our first TMD blog, let’s play hardball... 

INTRODUCING CIO KONNECT

TCD COMPLETE IT CONSULTATIONS

As the founder and owner of TCD, I have seen some amazing changes in the IT world over the last 15 years. Throughout, I am proud to say we have stayed ahead of the curve, built a loyal client base, while remaining steadfast to our commitment of providing technology solutions that are cutting edge and cost effective.

2015 is a big year for TCD as we are expanding our services and outreach. One such outreach is our new blog page, The TCD Perspective.  I am embracing it, though writing one is quite a new experience for me. This blog page is going to be a vital part of our new online presence. Another key element to our expansion and commitment to assist our clients is Our IT Executive Consultancy and our CIO CONNECT icon. (Please don’t confuse this with our DESKTOP Help Button... that is our dedicated maintenance hotline)

IT Consulting Support

 

In our first blog,  we described the 4 different ‘stages’ of Business IT Development as-

1.  Problem Solving

2.  Maintenance

3.  Business Improvement

4.  Standard of Excellent

 

We are committed to assisting our clients during these four phases so when decisions need to be made and thought processes communicated, we are with you step by step. I believe it is imperative that every business owner understands the different resources available during the different business operational stages.

That is why I am offering IT Consulting Support for every level of business development. Your decisions should be made from strength not weakness. That is also why we would like to have an IT strategy-blueprint for every client. We want to be prepared and have the ability to leverage the the right resources at the right moment.

Take for instance - I was called to advise on a client growth and expansion plan, a new interstate office. By getting involved early and understanding the client’s stage of business development, I was able to save them tens of thousands of dollars and lots of time. I leveraged their current IT infrastructure and implemented a state of the art IT based solution.. With their network infrastructure and latest IP telephony, we created a virtual centralised telephone receptionist function. I was so happy that I was able to save them a bunch of money and time. So many times I am called in too late to really help!

I am determined to make it easy for my busy clients to reach me when the big questions and issues arise and discussion and strategic planning is needed.  Thus we came up with a creative solution. We are calling it CIO KONNECT.

You just activate the CIO Konnect icon on your desktop or mobile, we make an appointment and begin! Could there be anything simpler? Just hit the CIO KONNECT icon, and we assess your IT blueprint and talk out any and all issues. IT strategies change and we are always here to help. Let’s connect! Let’s do it!

There is no better time than now. It is a win-win. You are protected and I am happy!