On Site Computer and Network Services

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Have a computer, telephone or network issue?  Alpha Computer Group will come to you!   We are New York’s number 1 IT outsourcing and IT consulting experts when it comes to small to enterprise class businesses. We offer onsite and remote IT support, cloud hosting, Telephone System support and much much more. Through our well developed and proven methodologies, we help you get the most out of technology and provide your business with a competitive edge.  We provide a full range of I.T., Computer Network Support, Server Support, Desktop Support, and Telecom Solutions to meet all your computer, telephone and networking needs.  We realize that businesses rely heavily on their computer systems. When system problems arise, they also rely on fast reliable service. We are dedicated to providing prompt, professional and courteous IT Support Services. We provide professional, high-quality On-Site Computer Repair and Computer Network Support Services at affordable rates. We specialize in keeping your computers always operational!

Alpha Computer Group Offers:

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24/7 helpdesk support
  24/7 monitoring and issue resolution
  On-premise or in the cloud
  IT consulting services
  Vendor management
  ITIL compliant service desk
  Business Intelligence portal
  Backup and disaster recovery
  Security, antivirus, SPAM filtering
  Highly trained and certified engineers
  Best of breed solutions
  Predictable IT costs
  Onsite or remote
  Computer Pickup and Drop off services
  Desktop and Server Reloads and troubleshooting
Virus Removals
Network Threat Assessments
Onsite Support In: New York City (NYC), Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk, New Jersey, and Connecticut

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Our highly-skilled IT professionals, engineers and tech support staff have knowledge and experience in a wide range of industries and for a wide variety of needs. Our team will anticipate issues and respond quickly to your needs as they arise.   We can help maximize your IT budget, outsource IT functions, and safeguard valuable business information, all while providing expert IT consulting services. Ultimately, we will assist your  company in getting the best performance from your information technology and reduce the time spent dealing with your computer systems.  Alpha Computer Group  specializes in rebuilds, restoration and upgrades. We can perform Virus Removal, that may have infected your desktop or laptop. We also specialize in Computer networking for your home and office and configure any wireless environment. Our Long Island based tech depot can also help you restore lost files that may have been deleted or restored from a broken hard drive.  If you have questions regarding any type of computer issues, then we have the answers you need. We are an affordable yet high quality New York and USA computer repair service for both home and office. We realize the importance of your technology needs and our service representatives will always respond in a timely, professional fashion. We fix all Brands of Laptops, Desktops, other devices.Take some time and browse our web site.  You will discover that in addition to PC Virus Removal with Data Backup and Recovery Services, we also offer training, support and computer networking services.  We can handle it all – IT and Telecom.  From New York to California we come to you!

For On Site Technical Support Services call Alpha Computer Group @ (877) 608 – 8647

Network Administration

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Alpha Computer Group Network Administrators can provide onsite, remote, email, help desk, phone support and troubleshooting to repair your network system problems quickly and cost effectively.  Alpha Computer Group has developed enterprise-grade skills, advanced software utilities, and support knowledge bases to identify and repair IT problems while avoiding the high cost and time delays normally associated with onsite technical service visits.  Looking for remote Network administration services?  At Alpha Computer Group you can have real time administration of your network servers, including: domain controllers, active directory servers, e-mail servers, thin client servers, web servers, FTP servers and some data processor specific servers.   Additionally, we also administer different types Windows, Linux, Apple, and Unix on your network to control the server and its maintenance.  We have extensive experience supporting IT infrastructures, from small organizations to larger companies. Our System Administrator Consultants carry years of experience.

 

Network Systems and Infrastructure:

  Network Security

  Network Design & Support

  Firewall & VPN Implementation

  Long Range Planning

  Local, National, and International Network Connectivity

  Data Center & Desktop Support

  Citrix Implementations

  Technology Training

  Technology Assessments

Alpha Computer Group is responsible for the maintenance of computer hardware and software systems that make up a computer network including the maintenance and monitoring of active data network or converged infrastructure and related network equipment of our clients.  Our Network Administration activities and tasks are as such network address assignment, management and implementation of routing protocols such as ISIS, OSPF, BGP, routing table configurations and certain implementations of authentication (e.g.: challenge response, etc.). It can also include maintenance of certain network servers: file servers, VPN gateways, intrusion detection systems, servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, IP Phones, personal digital assistants, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches as well as a vast array of additional technologies inclusive of both hardware and software.

The essential procedures to go through the Network Administration services are:

1 .Installing all network / Microsoft updates and service packs

2 .Updating antivirus definitions

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3 .Editing login scripts

4 .Restarting services (print cues, etc.)

5 .Adding and removing printers

6 .Monthly monitoring of tape backup system event logs

7 .Adding and removing users and groups

8 .Creating network folders

9 .Creating and editing security and permissions

10 .Monthly reporting on server diagnostics and administration procedures

Apart from managing networks and servers for your organization, we also assist in hardware and software installations, re-installations, reconfigurations, diagnostics, repairs or replacement of defective hardware and software.  We are your networks maintenance and management system.  comprehensive network support and services. Our network services are all-encompassing and include things as small as PC repair and troubleshooting or as large as multi-server, multi-site network administration.  Our team of network engineers boasts years of experience as well as the most well-known professional certifications including those from Microsoft, Cisco, Dell and Astaro. We have a multitude of software and hardware competencies which range from the commonly known giants such as Microsoft, Symantec, HP, and Dell to industry-specific applications such as TenantPro, various EMR platforms, EMQUE, Time Matters and various accounting platforms.

Network Administrators are often involved in proactive work. This type of work will often include:

Network monitoring
Testing the network for weakness
Keeping an eye out for needed updates
Installing and implementing security programs
In many cases, E-mail and Internet filters
Evaluating implementing network management software
Monitoring network traffic and bottleneck

Call Alpha Computer Group for all of your Network Administration needs @ (877) 608 – 8647

Cloud Services

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The Cloud Computing deployed by Alpha Computer Group helps customers maximize the benefits of their virtual infrastructure investments, accelerate the move to a cloud computing model, and address the business implications of shared computing resources.  We utilize programs such as Citrix, 2X, Terminal Services, Vmware, Hyper-V and much more.  We also put phone systems in the cloud.  Regardless of the level of a customer’s virtual cloud infrastructure maturity or business needs, our Cloud Computing Consulting Services can accelerate the business value of IT transformation to IT as a service computing models, through virtualization.  Cloud Computing is geared to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by Alpha Computer Group.  We bring the most accessible and managed cloud services for our clients to perform number of activities at a single go in a more synchronized way.   Whether your putting a business telephone system or a Computer Server System in the cloud, you can rest assured you will have 24/7 access anywhere.  Cloud computing is the fastest growing segment of business applications and represents the revolutionary step for computing with freedom, Alpha Computer Group brings the advanced set of technologies and potential infrastructure with utility based consumption mode.

Well, when we explore deep into our clouding services, we will actually change the way different applications are being designed, tested and deployed to convert those applications into a significant shift in application development priorities. With our efficient cloud computing services, we represent the paradigm for modern IT-driven businesses. And more significantly such prototypes can be rapidly adapted to a changing business climate.

We have the most dynamic experience in efficient cloud computing services in the application development area, where some of our best offerings are:

  • Cloud Assessment Services –   with Cloud Assessment Services you can have a solved answer for most of the business benefits of clouding with newer opportunities. Alpha Computer will examine those business objectives, challenges, applications and future needs to identify opportunities where cloud technologies can bring value to your business.
  • Cloud Application Management Services-   Our Applications Management Services for Cloud are designed to help manage, operate, maintain and enhance your cloud applications. We provide management expertise across multiple application technologies with custom, commercial off-the-shelf, enterprise and emerging applications so you can achieve and exceed your business objectives.
  • Cloud Application Migration Services-   whether you have developed a new cloud application or want to migrate your app to the cloud; we would bring all the information needed to accelerate your experience of clouding. With cloud application migration services, we at Alpha Computing will monitor and manage your critical cloud-based applications and will ensure the perfect application performance pre and post cloud migration.
  • Cloud Integration Services-   with cloud integration services, we will bring a flexible integrated service to address and process data without any heavy implementation and complexities. A true cloud integration solution needs to be multitasked and on demand, so that each customer is able to take advantage of the same new features. Alpha Computer has such smart integrated services for you with automatic upgrading and the ability to ‘try before a buy’ for the users.
  • Baseline the current state of the IT infrastructure and identify the company goals for IT transformation
  • Determine the IT organization’s ability to adopt a cloud computing
  • Develop roadmaps for transformation based on the multiple domain areas required to adopt a cloud computing model
  • Optimize a VMware vSphere or Microsoft HyperV based private cloud environment to accelerate the realization of the benefits of a private cloud computing environment.
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Microsoft Exchange Cloud Hosting

If you are looking for a reliable e-mail management solution for your business with all the latest bells and whistles for a reasonable price, and you want it now, then Microsoft Hosted Exchange 2013 from Alpha Computer Group is right for you.  Businesses and individuals choose Alpha Computer Group’s Microsoft Exchange hosting service for the reasons of cost, convenience, reliability, productivity enhancing features, and excellent 24/7 support by phone, email, and chat.

What are the advantages of our Dedicated Exchange Server Hosting over Shared Exchange Hosting?

Single sign on using a dedicated Active Directory is available. This makes it easy to authenticate your company’s users.
With a hosted exchange server, the mailbox size is limited by the server configuration and not by the hosting provider.
Dedicated managed Exchange server hosting can be customized to comply with company, industry, and regulatory practices.
Some companies prefer the security of dedicated and managed Exchange hosting.
Some companies who require deeper integration of exchange with in-house software applications prefer dedicated exchange server hosting.

Managed Hosted Exchange Server Features:

Fully managed Exchange server hosting for customers at an affordable price.
Server includes ActiveSync license for users included in the dedicated exchange server hosting plan. Users can synchronize with mobile devices such as iPhone, Android phones, Windows Mobile Based Devices, Nokia Phones, and Palm devices. BlackBerry Enterprise server option is available.
Connect via common mail protocols: Outlook MAPI, Outlook RPC over HTTP, Outlook Web Access, IMAP, IMAP, POP3, POP3S, SMTP, & SMTPS
Each hosted Exchange server is monitored 24 X 7. The advantage of managed Exchange server hosting is that the customer does not need to spend valuable time and resources in managing the server.
24 X 7 support on chat/phone and e-mail.
No mailbox size limits a dedicated hosted Exchange server plan.
Clustered Transport and Active Directory Server in shared environment with increased redundancy.
Server infrastructure is located in SAS 70 certified datacenters.
Managed Exchange server hosting includes a fully featured control panel for managing users. The control panel is tightly integrated with our shared and clustered Active Directory Server.
Scalable solution by adding redundant mail servers in clustered mode for High Availability.
Free Enterprise Grade Anti Spam/Firewall solutions.
Flexibility to use your existing Anti-Spam/Firewall solution for dedicated exchange hosting.
Bulk provision of users/groups/contacts is possible.
E-mail branding with template based features is available for organizations that adhere to a standard and consistent look and feel which reflects corporate image.
Weekly Backups are included. Daily Backups are available on request.
Optional SSL for Control Panel and Outlook Web Access for a hosted Exchange server.

Virtual Desktops

The promise of a virtual desktop and a virtual office environment has been there for some time. The wait is now over. Virtual desktop has arrived. The advantages of virtual desktops hosted on Alpha Computer Group’s servers include accessibility from anywhere; consistency in interface and access to applications; flexibility to scale up or down; and most importantly, cost savings. Virtual desktop technology has matured to the point where the on-screen experience is identical to using a traditional desktop.

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Reliable

Easy Terms

PC, Mac, Linux clients
Tablets & Smart Phones
Remote Desktop Protocol
Internet Browser
Access Files & Applications
Encrypted Data Transfer
Control Application Access
Use Local Devices/Printers

 

99.9 % Uptime
Daily Backups
24/7 Phone Support
Top Tier Data Centers
No Setup Fee
Quick Setup
Month to Month Payments
No Long Term Contract

Why Virtual Desktop?

The best virtual desktop features are: flexibility, profitability, reliability and productivity. Whether you are a small to middle-sized business owner, an over-worked IT guru, or even an office-less independent consultant, your time is best spent on your business goals than in managing your employee desktops. A virtual desktop solution from Alpha Computer Group offers you to outsource your office computing environment at a low monthly fixed price per user. Hosted virtual desktops also help IT managers cope with the trend of Bring-Your-Own-Device or BYOD.

Virtual Desktop Maximizes Flexibility

The wisdom of “The only thing that is constant is change” is a perfect fit for modern business and virtual desktop technology. To thrive in today’s extremely dynamic business environment your organization and its infrastructure must be agile. Microsoft virtual desktop technology is indeed the premier tool to solve many previously elusive business technology challenges.

Add (or reduce) users as needed.
Access “the office” from virtually anywhere, at any time.
Establishing a virtual office in “the cloud” minimizes the need for physical office space.

Virtual Desktop Maximizes Profits

Clearly, in business it’s all about the bottom line. Without customers and profits a business soon fades away. Using virtual desktop is ideal for all small or mid-sized businesses where cash flow is king. Virtual desktop eliminates the need for an in-house server, as well as the associated support and software.

Fluctuating IT costs are replaced with a predictable fixed monthly subscription fee.
Pursue special projects without the risk of committing capital to hardware and software.
Procure plans based on business needs. For example, interns can utilize a Silver plan while power-users get Gold or Platinum.

Virtual Desktop Maximizes Reliability

Few things are more worrisome to an owner or a manager than the in-house network/server going down. The Alpha Computer Group virtual desktop system is hosted in a state of the art data center. With redundant backup, power supply and connection to the internet backbone, as well as the staff to manage it, Alpha Computer Group is well prepared to serve your business. No longer will you lose sleep when your primary IT guy/gal falls ill or takes a vacation.

Daily backups are automated and stored safely at our top tier data center.
We maintain all software updates and patches.
24/7 monitoring and management of virtual IT infrastructure.

Virtual Desktop Maximizes Productivity

A virtual desktop software solution is the perfect example of “more with less.” Traditional IT will no longer be bogged down with trouble shooting mundane issues. Instead IT can now work proactively to contribute to the bottom line. Also, staff and management’s efficiency will benefit from the Microsoft virtual desktop’s consistent look & feel whether in the office, at home or on the road. With Alpha Computer Group virtual desktop plans starting at $24.95 (per user/per month) it’s easy to see how our virtual desktop best pricing approach is going to increase your organization’s ROI.

Use your favorite full-featured office software packages, not browser-based knockoffs.
Reap the benefits of the latest office software without wasting budget to update hardware.
Minimize downtime due to weather or other adversities. Virtual desktop is the virtual office dream realized!

Hosted Phone Systems

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AWARD WINNING BUSINESS PHONE SERVICE

Unlimited Calling & Faxing
High Definition Voice Quality
Local & Toll-Free Number Included
Keep Your Existing Phone Number
No Contracts Or Set-Up Fees
No Technical Skills Needed, Plug & Play
Online Call Data Management Portal
U.S. Based Tech Support
Award Winning Cloud Based Hosted VoIP
Over 30 Advanced Features

 

Cloud PBX

Business phone systems with advanced, cloud PBX capabilities provide seamless connectivity.

Feature benefits:

The advantages of cloud PBX

There’s no complex hardware to install or maintain, and no technical expertise required to manage and use your phone system.
Get instant activation for your phone and fax service, without additional software to purchase or install.
The latest features and functionality update instantly.
Access your phone system from everywhere—all you need is an Internet connection

A perfect combination of innovation and simplicity

It’s easy to manage your system with your online account and user-friendly interface.
Use smartphones and tablets for calls and managing your system on the go—just download free apps and you’re on your way.
Connect multiple offices, onsite staff, and remote employees under one phone system, with complete phone and fax capabilities.
Sophisticated call management is simple—create extensions for departments, users and all your devices.

Many locations. One phone system

Since Alpha Computer Group is cloud based, you enjoy the freedom to connect and manage multiple locations, devices and workers within your cloud phone system. You can easily customize
users, departments, and call handling rules. No matter where you, or the users, are. Now with Business SMS and Conferencing!

Save time and money

You only need a high-speed Internet connection and your phone system is ready to work lightning fast, anytime and anyplace. There’s no PBX hardware. It’s easy to set up online and manage your system with your smartphone or tablet. Your Alpha Compute Group phones arrive Plug & Play ready, so you’re ready to work without delays.

Your system grows with you

Add users. Delete users. It’s as easy as setting up emails, so you can make adjustments as often as you like. You can share your presence status as busy, available, or on hold with your admins and colleagues and make sure important calls are never missed.

Cloud quality and reliability

You enjoy robust functionality for one low monthly cost. There’s no PBX hardware to buy or maintain. We are user-centric. Our focus is on relevant innovations, robust features, user-friendly design and fantastic service — not nickel and diming.

Pocket your phone system

Managing your phone system is easy with our user-centric design and user-friendly interface. You can use your smartphone or tablet with simple touch manage settings. No IT training is needed, so you don’t lose time and can focus on your work.

 

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Available Phone Numbers

• Toll-Free Numbers   • Local Numbers   • Directory Listing

Phone Service

• Toll-Free Numbers   • Local Numbers   • Directory Listing

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• Unlimited Texts   • Mobile devices  • Texting features

Phones & Devices Save up to $50 on IP phones

• Desk Phones   • Conference Phones  • Analog Adapters

Integrations

• Box Integration   • Fax™  • Microsoft® Outlook® Integration • Salesforce Integration – New

Call Management

•Answering Rules   • Call Forwarding • Call Screening • Automatic Call Recording – New • Call Park • Call Flip

• Call Logs •Virtual Calling Card • Presence • Message Alerts • Missed-Call Notification

Cloud PBX

•Cloud PBX  • Music on Hold • Auto-Receptionist • Extensions • Dial-by-Name Directory •Unified Messaging

Conferencing – New

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•Unlimited, easy access  •Host controls plus Invite

Cloud Fax

•Cloud Fax

Web Phone

•Click-to-Call Out  • Click-to-Call Me

Mobile Apps

• iPhone  • Android  • Blackberry

Contact Alpha Computer Group for all of your Cloud Computing and Cloud Infrastructure needs @ (877) 608 – 8647

Application Development

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Alpha Computer Group is known for designing and developing beautiful Apps for your iPhone,iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Nokia and much much more. We are talented application architects, designers and developers fueled by a passion for building great software. We can provide the highest-quality solutions because we know how to leverage the best technologies and methods available At Alpha Computer Group, we are an application solutions partner for many organizations to bring them effective application solutions; including new developments, enhancements and application consolidation. Our effective application management service team combines mature processes, robust delivery models and world-class expertise to design, build, and deploy IT applications to boost business transformation and enable cost and operational efficiencies.

We work closely with our clients, we ensure on-time and on-budget delivery. We demand a lot from ourselves and in return, a lot of participation from our clients. Working together we’ll create solutions that will delight your users. Alpha Computer Group helps clients to meet and tackle the latest business and technology challenges by defining, designing and building applications specifically designed to meet your business needs. We deliver high quality, flexible applications that are easy to manage, modular to facilitate enhancements, and are reliable, secure and easy to deploy. Our services are based on industry-standard process quality frameworks like CMMi, CMM by using the rigorous methodologies. Our expertise, with our quality management system will help you to mitigate risk to reduce the time taken for application development for bringing significant business benefits.

Our efficient application development methodology can be used for:

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Custom application development

Application re-engineering

Application migration

Web-Enabling Legacy Applications

Rich Internet Application Development

Existing application maintenance and enhancement

Mobile apps have become a ‘Buzz’ word today. Today, mobile devices and apps are an indispensable medium to reach out potential customers and build strong business relation with them. Android, iPhone, BlackBerry etc. have certainly become the pioneer mobile app development platforms in the world of Smartphones. Even though with given speed of technological advancement in mobile industry, many businesses fail to leverage from the core capabilities of different mobile development platforms, and that’s where our proficiency comes into the picture!

Procedures of Application Development Management Services:

Application Development and Management (ADM): software development, testing, deployment, implementation and rollout management

Architecture consulting and design: from requirements analysis to
development planning with capacity, network, scalability consulting

Enterprise application integration (EAI) and service-oriented architecture (SoA) enablement consulting: software, hardware, network portals, enterprise IT architecture, Web services

Workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) enablement: across technologies, including Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

Legacy applications management: re-engineering strategy and execution, and migration of legacy to Web technologies

Application maintenance: work requests, issue incidents management including request/incident processing, root cause analysis and finding/developing possible solutions (e.g., workarounds, fixes, patches)

Resolution and reporting

We have a transparent project management and approach that is focused to practical communication with the client to ensure the quality of services from our part to client. Software development is something that we have been serving from years and have a real strong grip on the technical of the field. Our team of software development professionals follows the recent technology and developments in the field. Most of all, Infoicon team provides flexibility across time zone with global expertise and dedication towards handling the projects.

Call Alpha Computer Group for all of your Application Development needs @ (877) 608 – 8647

Database Management

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A database is an organized collection of data. The data are typically organized to model relevant aspects of reality in a way that supports processes requiring this information. An efficient database management system allows you to store, modify, and extract information from a database. Database management systems (DBMSs) are specially designed software applications that interact with the user, other applications, and the database itself to capture and analyze data. A general-purpose DBMS is a software system designed to allow the definition, creation, querying, update, and administration of databases. There are many different types of DBMSs, ranging from small systems that run on personal computers to huge systems that run on mainframes.

Certain Usages where Database Management is constantly needed:

Computerized library systems
Automated Teller Machines (ATM)
flight reservation systems
computerized parts inventory systems

Database Management software can be one of the most important programs of any organization which can allow a busines to create and access data in a database. The program sends data requests from a DB user to understand where the data is physically located on the storage media and, in a multi-user system; who else may also be accessing the data. The DBMS ensures the integrity and security of the data to make sure the user can access only the safe information to his purposes.

Well-known Data Base Management Systems include:

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MySQL
MariaDB
PostgreSQL
SQLite
Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle
SAP HANA
dBASE
FoxPro
IBM DB2
LibreOffice Base
FileMaker Pro
InterSystems Caché

We at Alpha Computer Group bring the most achieving file manager for you in the form of Database Management System to manage your data in database rather than files in file systems. Our effectual DBMS ensure 24×7 availability and performance of your business critical databases. Our perfect team of experts continuously monitor, manage and ensure optimal performance of the database environment and function as an extended arm of your organization. We would assist you to get leveraged from higher efficiency and lowered cost of database management.

Alpha Computer Group’s basic and most featured DBMS services are:

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Core Database High-End Services for Competency Development

Application server

Business continuity

Disaster recovery

Backup and recovery

Grid Computing for Application and database

Database and application performance tuning

Those clients who are outsourcing their database management to Alpha Computer Group are benefiting from the reports that we generate to assist them in improved decision making and to enhance the end-user client satisfaction. Additionally, our analytical tool set for database management will assist you to evaluate your options and build a better database strategy for better outcomes.

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Core Database Administration services:

General Support and Maintenance
DW Database support and maintenance
Upgrades and migrations
Database tools and utilities
New emerging DBA technologies
Database implementation and configuration
Data Management Consulting
Custom Database Engineering
Data Migration and conversion
Data Cleansing
Database Optimization
Secure Database Hosting

Sometimes it is desired to bring a database back to a previous state (for many reasons, e.g., cases when the database is found corrupted due to a software error, or if it has been updated with erroneous data). To achieve this a backup operation is done occasionally or continuously, where each desired database state (i.e., the values of its data and their embedding in database’s data structures) is kept within dedicated backup files (many techniques exist to do this effectively). When this state is needed, i.e., when it is decided by a database administrator to bring the database back to this state (e.g., by specifying this state by a desired point in time when the database was in this state), these files are utilized to restore that state.

Structured Database Management Services are listed below:

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Administration

Monitoring

Performance Tuning

Comprehensive Support

Consulting

Migration and Upgrades

Projects

Call Alpha Computer Group for all of your Data Base Management needs @ (877) 608 – 8647

Project Management

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Project Management services are the most demanding services designed to complete your project on time and within budget. We at Alpha Computer Group bring the most planned and organized projects with superior prioritization for delivering our clients the best results.  . Project management is especially important for small and flexible businesses where all the work is based on a few people who have to communicate and develop the workflow.  Our astounding project management services are designed to assist you by compressing large scale projects for faster performances, allowing you to focus on your core business objectives. Our experienced project managers are trained to guide project coordination; communication and project budget management, avoiding costly overruns thus saving both time and money.  Project management and collaboration skills play a major role in every business and often the outcome of a project is highly affected by the initial planning and monitoring stages of a project.

With Alpha Computer Group’s project management services, you will receive expert procedures like project planning and execution and much more:

  •   You can work comfortably with our professional services consultants who solve your data center problems by integrating the knowledge of industry’s best practices through practical, data center industry experience in assessment and analysis.
  • You can manage and supervise your critical projects to bring single point of contact for all project issues, leaving you free to focus on your core business objectives.
  • We ensure quality and continuity of the desired deliverables based on our unique project methodology
  • We will bring written summary report to keep you informed of the progress of your project
  • You can have a guarantee for a dedicated resource of our products and services for the duration of the project
  • You can easily leverage the project processes that has been proven to provide maximized results
  • We would dedicatedly assist you to consolidate and coordinate the requirements from a variety of departments under a single point of accountability
  • Coordinate and communicate crucial project milestones and activities with you and your team
  • Alpha Computer Group smartly make “on-the-fly” adjustments to your project plans to ensure the services purchased are bringing extra values to your projects
    Our unique project planning brings different ways for smooth project execution. The smart execution process will include planning, definition of goals and expectations and documentation of the plan, all of which can be monitored and revised when needed.

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We bring the most executed procedures for your projects by including:

  •   Directing and guiding the project team
  •   Managing project scope
  •   Organize project status meetings for proper execution
  •   Day-to-day meetings and issue management
  •   Effective and result oriented project closure

 

Our Computer and Telephone Technologies Project Management (CTTPM) services have been a key component in the timely delivery of many complex and time constrained infrastructure and technological projects.

With proven expertise in the following areas we are strongly positioned to deliver your  IT and Telecom infrastructure projects on time, on budget and to specification:

Infrastructure and Data Center design and implementation

Complex Computer/Server, Network, Telephone, Security and Data Center Infrastructure Design, Build, Install, and Support

Vendor Management

Logistical Management

Detailed Project Documentation

Remote and On Site office Management

Budgeting

We provide Networking, Unix, Linux, APPLE. Microsoft, Desktop, Market Data and Telecom, Security, Servers and much more

Call Alpha Computer Group for all of your Project Management needs @ (877) 608 – 8647

Virus Removals

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A virus attack is the most malicious problem that a server, computer or a network can suffer.  In order to stay protected let Alpha Computer Group shield you with great anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-phishing, anti-spyware, and other protection programs and software. We are always ready to assist you both online and onsite to bring a protective shield against any Trojans, malware, hackers, spyware or unidentified obstacles affecting your computers or network.  We provide free diagnosis and consultation and a no obligation quote.  We can remove your virus or fix the damage done to your Windows, Linux, Android or Apple Operating System without wiping out your data and programs.  Our computer repair technicians use the latest tools that identify and isolate the viruses, malware, trojans, rogue antivirus, rogue programs, worms, rootkits and adware-spyware and then deletes them from the hard drive, removing all the malware so it does not replicate itself upon reboot.  Our security technicians can install , configure, maintain, and update your antivirus software on your PC.  We can detect and remove various spyware and viruses from your computer.  We are also experts in optimizing your Firewall and scheduling automated virus, spyware, and adware scans and updates.

Typically once infected you will notice all or some of the following symptoms: sluggish performance, pop-ups, notifications from your antivirus software, and notifications from fake antivirus software

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Simply contact us and we’ll come on sitie or remotely access your computer through the Internet and keep your PC protected from viruses.

Some of the Assistance we offer:

  Expert tech support to set-up and configure your antivirus software.
  Removal of multiple security threats from your PC.
  Monitor and shield your PC from hackers and malicious viruses.
  Instant access and consultation anytime from anywhere to our expert technicians via internet.
  Dedicated tech personnel virtuoso for various types of antivirus software including AVG, McAfee, Trend Micro, Norton, and etc.

Alpha Computer Group’s efficient virus removal programs:

1. Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.

2. Troubleshooting software errors.

3. Updating drivers and security to protect against online threats.

4. Connecting to the Internet, devices and peripherals.

5. Optimizing your PC’s speed and performance.

When your computer has a Virus, Malware, Spyware, Hijack or some other type of trojan virus, you will inevitably find yourself in a frustrating situation. You might be unable to use your computer at all, or your computer may just slow down considerably. Some viruses even steal your information and send out emails and other messages to the contacts in your personal account. If your computer has spyware or a virus, you might not even be able to install a new Anti-Virus program. The  virus or spyware may freeze your whole computer up. We at Alpha Computer Group are a staff of certified experts who are here to help you remove viruses, malware, spyware, and other security threats from your computer, and make sure you don’t have the problem come up again. Our virus removal experts will do the following:

Scan your computer and determine if it has been infected by viruses or spyware
Locate viruses and Trojans present on your computer
Remove any and all viruses, spyware/malware
Manually perform repairs to your computer registry (this will allow us to install a reliable Anti-Virus program for you)
Install Anti-Virus program
Perform updates on your Operating System and major Software apps
Configure your Anti-Virus and Spyware removal tool
Run your first Anti-Virus Spyware removal program scan
Clean the computer

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Sometimes, computer spyware is included along with genuine software, and may come from an official software vendor. In an attempt to increase the understanding of  computer spyware, a more formal classification of its included software types is provided by the term privacy-invasive software. In response to the emergence of spyware, a small industry has sprung up dealing in anti-spyware software. Running anti-spyware software has become a widely recognized element of computer security practices for computers, especially those running Microsoft Windows. A number of jurisdictions have passed anti-spyware laws, which usually target any software that is surreptitiously installed to control a user’s computer.

Cyber criminals often updated the design of this lock screen, however you should always keep in mind that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will never lock down your computer or monitor your online activities.
The message displayed by the threat can be localized depending on the user’s location, with text written in the appropriate language.

The FBI virus is a scam, and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you send any MoneyPak code to these cyber criminals, and if you have, you can  should request a refund, stating that you are the victim of a computer virus and scam.

 For all of your computer virus issues contact Alpha Computer Group @ (877) 608 – 8647

Cabling and Wiring

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Alpha Computer Group is not just about computers. They also work with Business Telephone Systems with Cabling and Wiring throughout Long Island and the Tri-State Area. The Alpha Computer Group can be trusted to design and install a system for all of your needs involving cabling and wiring.  We help businesses stay connected with innovative communications solutions.

Commitment to Industry Best Practices

Our experts understand every aspect of communications system infrastructure.

Alpha Computer Group is one of the most diversified cabling companies in New York. We continuously invest in better ways of delivering our services by committing to state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Our products and services combine for superior, long-lasting business solutions. With our highly-qualified experts and our commitment to industry best practices, we have become a leader with a strong reputation for the highest standards in technology, safety, and customer service.

Exceeding Customer Expectations

Because of our commitment to technology, workmanship, and unparalleled customer care,   Alpha Computer Group offers maximum value for our clients. Our in-house team of experienced technical experts allows us to tailor data cabling solutions to each business’s unique needs. We have built a reputation for serving businesses on Long Island with the individual attention and custom technological solutions they require for maximum success.

Alpha Computer Group can cable horizontally which consists of all the service for both internet and telephone being delivered from one location. Usually the location is hidden and away, like a computer room or closet within the building where you do your business. Horizontal Cabling connects the main location, i.e. closet or computer room, with each phone and computer used by your employees.

However, Alpha Computer Group also deals with vertical cabling which connects different locations together. This would be ideal if there are several offices in the same building but in different sections of a building.

In addition, Alpha Computer Group can provide a fully customizable, high-speed connectivity service for the following:

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Voice inter-office cabling connecting telephones and the phone system
Data inter-office cabling connecting PCs, printers, and peripherals to your network and the internet.
LAN/WAN Infrastructure
Category 3,5, 5e, 6, 7, wireless, and coaxial infrastructure
Preliminary architectural design and standards compliance
Cabling infrastructure design and maintenance
Extended warranty service
Network cabling
Fiber optics
Surveillance systems (Security Cameras, CCTV)
Audio-visual solutions
Paging systems (Digital, Analog, VoIP)
Access Control
Network rack equipment

Alpha Computer Group offers consulting services to ensure lasting quality in your design and layout of your home and office cabling.

Structured Network Cabling

To succeed today, your company needs structured voice and data cabling that meets the highest industry standards, and Alpha Computer Group’ services have you covered.

Connectivity is essential to today’s business functioning.

After we get to know your business operations, our engineers design and install your custom cabling system, and then thoroughly test the system before signing off on it. Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, and Cat7a are four important categories of cabling we provide, each with different specifications.

Cat5e – Category 5e cable is 100 MHz cabling used in Ethernet computer networks and is suitable for Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, video, and telephone signals.

Cat6 – Cat6 cabling is 250MHz cabling and is standard for Gigabit Ethernet, with more stringent specs for system noise and crosstalk.

Cat6a – Cat6a cabling, also known as Augmented Category 6, is 500 MHz cabling with better alien crosstalk characteristics than Cat6 for less interference from other nearby cabling.

 Cat7a – Category 7a cable operates at frequencies up to 1000 MHz. It’s designed for multiple applications including 40 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet, and cable TV.

Industries We Serve

With proper planning of your cabling infrastructure before installation, you can save up to 40% on product and labor costs. That’s one reason planning is a critical aspect of Alpha Computer Group’s services.

Bandwidth, reliability, and security are critical to your business network.

We serve the following industries with innovative cabling solutions:

Data Center / SANs – We provide high bandwidth and high-density solutions with 10G copper cabling and 40G/100G capable optic fiber.

Security – Through standard UTP and optical fiber IP architecture, we enable video surveillance and access control with simplified network management and expansion-ready cabling.

Government – With specialized optic fiber and shielded copper cabling, we provide government entities with secure networks.

Education – Alpha Computer Group offers the most cost-effective advanced cabling options to bring you tomorrow’s connected classrooms today.

Finance – In the high stakes world of finance, down time is unacceptable, and our cabling solutions offer robust and reliable options.

Healthcare – With new laws regarding electronic healthcare data, businesses require reliable connections that bring together physicians and patient data with maximum efficiency.

Hospitality – Hospitality solutions include security, entertainment, and business functions, and Alpha Computer Group’s cabling solutions install high speed 10G network cabling for these purposes.

Alpha Computer Group’s team of network cabling professionals have experience with a vast range of telecommunications equipment across multiple industries. call us @ (877) 608 – 8647 to find out more.

Cat5e Network Cabling Installation

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What Is Cat5e Network Cabling Used For?  Cat5e cabling is a popular choice for many businesses

Cat5e network cabling is the most commonly used and requested everyday network cabling solution. It is used with 10BASE-T (Ethernet), 100BASE-TX (fast Ethernet), and 1000BASE-T (gigabit Ethernet) networks. Cat5e provides performance up to 100 MHz over distances up to 100 meters. Compared to the older Cat5 cabling, Cat5e is subject to stricter standards for near-end crosstalk, far-end crosstalk, return loss, and attenuation.

Why Alpha Computer Group Should Be Your Choice for Cat 5e Installation

There are three main reasons why Alpha Computer Group should be your choice for Cat5 cabling installation are experience, planning expertise, and individual attention:

Alpha Computer Group has extensive experience working with schools, data centers, campus networks, and office buildings with Cat5e installations.

Alpha Computer Group believes in careful planning before installation. This helps the installation go smoothly and doesn’t close off options should your company need to upgrade.

Alpha Computer Group knows that each organization has unique needs, and gets to know those needs so that the best possible installation can be designed and executed.

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How Alpha Computer Group Excels at Cat5e Network Cabling Installation

Alpha Computer Group’s cabling experts don’t think of your business as “just another job,” but as an opportunity to excel and help your business work better. We believe in continuing education for our employees, and we stay at the forefront of cabling technology to offer clients the best solutions for their unique requirements. We’re committed to providing outstanding service and provide an unbeatable 10-year warranty on all cabling we install.

It’s easy to request a quote for your next Cat5e installation from Alpha Computer Group.

 

Cat6 Network Cabling Installation

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What Is Cat6 Network Cabling?  Cat6 is one type of cabling used for highspeed Ethernet connections.

Cat6 network cabling may look just like Cat5e or Cat5 network cabling, but there are differences that make it the preferred choice for some organizations. When compared with Cat5e network cabling, Cat6 is subject to stricter standards concerning system noise and crosstalk. Cat6 cabling is rated for up to 250 MHz (compared to 100 MHz for Cat 5e), and works with 10BASE-T (Ethernet), 100BASE-TX (fast Ethernet), 1000BASE-T /TX (gigabit Ethernet), and 10GBASE-T (10 gigabit ethernet). It can be used in lengths of up to 330 feet (or 180 feet in 10GBASE-T networks).

Reasons for Choosing Cat6 Network Cabling for Your Business

Your business may have been operating fine with Cat5e cabling, but needs change quickly, and Cat 6 cabling may be worth considering if you’re wiring for new construction or retrofitting a new location. Of course, if you have 10 gigabit Ethernet needs, Cat6 or higher cabling is required to take advantage of those blazing fast speeds. But even if your current needs don’t yet call for Cat6, it may be wise to go ahead and install it to accommodate future needs without having to rewire everything.

Your cabling provider should take into account present and future needs.

Why Alpha Computer Group Is Your Choice for Installing Cat6 Network Cabling

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Installing network cabling is always a customized process for your business. We take the time to understand client concerns, current needs, and all the possibilities for future needs. Then we design a custom Cat6 cable solution that addresses needs now while allowing for future changes with minimal disruption. Not all Cat6 cable network providers are alike. Alpha Computer Group adheres to the highest industry practices, stays current on the latest in technology, and ensures that our highly-trained experts receive continuous training to stay at the leading edge of industry practices.

 

Cat6a Network Cabling Installation

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What Cat6a Can Do for Your Business

Cat6a cabling’s great properties make it the cable of choice for many companies.

Cat6a cabling is gaining popularity for business network cabling installations, and it’s no mystery why. Cat 6a provides amazing performance, giving your organization improved bandwidth, network efficiency, and data throughput. With Cat6a cabling installed by Alpha Computer Group, you’ll get:

More usable bandwidth for your enterprise

Better peak performance

Reliable copper cabling technology

More value for your business’s IT budget

Longer life for your enterprise cabling infrastructure

What You Should Know About Cat6a

Cat6a can handle 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-TX, and 10GBASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet connections. It is rated for 250 MHz, allowing it to traverse longer distances than Cat6 cabling. Because of better insulation, crosstalk and attenuation is significantly lower with Cat6a cabling compared with Cat6. Though early Cat6a cabling was significantly thicker than Cat6, now Cat6a cabling has slimmed down. Compared to Cat6, Cat6a combines tight pair twists with added insulation and a central plastic support.

Alpha Computer Group’s Services Add Even More Value

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Alpha Computer Group takes the time to understand your company’s requirements.

Alpha Computer Group knows that bandwidth demands tend to increase over time, so we take the time to learn about your business and plan your cabling installation carefully. For many businesses, Cat6a is the right choice, even if its full capabilities won’t be used immediately. Size and weight issues are usually offset by Cat6a speed and crosstalk advantages.

Great Results Are Possible with Cat6a

There are a few considerations that must be taken into account with Cat6a. It’s bigger and heavier, affecting how many cables fit into a cable tray, and requires a bigger bend radius. For these reasons, you must choose your Cat6a installer carefully. Cat6a cabling requires more testing before signing off on the install, and Alpha Computer Group’s trained experts are not done until the installation has been thoroughly tested.

Cat7a Networking Cable for Business

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Alpha Computer Group offers Cat7a network cabling for businesses that require performance beyond 10/100BASE-T and even Gigabit specs.

Cat7a network cabling is the ultimate in “future-proof” cabling solutions.

Cat 7a cable is rated for 1.2 GHz per pair, which is twice the performance of Cat7 and the highest of any available copper cabling system. The high performance of Cat7a is particularly well-suited for:

Data centers

Health care imaging applications

 Financial services applications

Facts About Cat7a Cabling

With Cat7a systems, there are two types of connector options. The first is the GG45, which is backward compatible with RJ45 connectors by use of a switch within the jack. This switch changes the pole layout from the RJ45 eight contacts in a line to four pairs of contacts at the corners. This makes a Cat7A installation compatible with existing hardware so it can be reused. The GG45 is also recommended by the ISO as the preferred connector for data center installations.

Cable Sharing with Cat7a

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The other connector type option is TERA, which is not backward compatible with RJ45 and has contacts arranged in pairs at each corner of the connector. While this is different than existing wiring options, the advantage is that the pairs can be used individually for different applications, meaning multiple applications can be supported by one cable. This can have a tremendous cost benefit, since one cable can support 100Mb Ethernet, phone, and video on separate wires.

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where speed and bandwidth are absolutely critical.

How Cat7a Network Cabling Benefits Your Business

Cat7a is a great investment in the “future-proofing” of your business. Since it allows for cable sharing with simultaneous support of multiple applications in a single cable administered through a single outlet, Cat7a is a great choice for a smarter, greener business.

If you think Cat7a cabling is the right choice for your business, call Alpha Computer Group @ (877) 608 – 8647.  We are here to advise you and help select the best, most cost-effective communications infrastructure for your business.

 

Fiber Optics

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Alpha Computer Group offers a range of fiber optic products and services. Fiber optic cabling is used extensively in LAN backbones, industrial networks, security cameras, and many other applications. As the most economical means of transmitting high-bandwidth information, fiber optic systems have many advantages compared to electrical transmission.

We work with you to provide the best fiber optic solutions for your needs.

There are three main types of our fiber optic services we provide:

1 – Single Mode – Single mode fiber is best at retaining the fidelity of a light pulse over longer distances. Therefore, it can carry higher bandwidth than multi-mode fiber.

2 – Multi Mode – Multi mode fiber is best over short distances, such as within a single building or campus. Multi mode fiber is capable of rates of 10 Gbps over lengths of up to 300 meters.

3 – Laser Optimized – Laser optimized fibers allow transmission speeds of up to 10 Gbps over even longer distances.

Industries We Service

The security industry is just one industry we serve with high speed transmission networks.

Data Centers / SANs – Alpha Computer Group provides high-bandwidth, high-density solutions with optical fiber capable of 40 Gbps to 100 Gbps transmission.

Security – Through standard based UTP and optical fiber IP architecture, we enable video surveillance and access control today while enabling expansion tomorrow.

Government – We install secure networks using specialized optical fiber and shielded copper cabling.

Education – Alpha Computer Group installs advanced cabling to create connected classrooms.

Financial – In an industry where downtime is unreasonably expensive, we offer reliable and robust cabling that handles peak performance with ease, while providing redundancy.

Healthcare – Our cabling connects physicians to patient data with the best in performance and security.

Hospitality – These diverse environments require solutions that integrate numerous processes into integrated systems, delivering high-speed transmission supported by a 10 Gbps network.

When you choose Alpha Computer Group, you can be confident the work will be done correctly to the highest standards and on schedule

Single Mode Fiber Optics

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Single mode optical fiber carries a single light ray, allowing each light pulse to retain fidelity over longer distances and with greater bandwidth than in multi-mode fibers. Rates up to 10 Gbps are possible over distances of 50 miles with commercially-available transceivers. With optical amplifiers, state-of-the-art single fiber systems can span even longer distances at up to 40 Gbps.

Single mode fiber optic is the optimal solution for many applications.

The single mode fiber optic cabling installed by Alpha Computer Group has an 8.3 micron core. Because the core is so small compared to a multi mode fiber, tighter tolerances are required, making single mode fiber optic the right choice for many applications, including:

Telephony connections

Connections to remote plant electronics

Connecting splitters, couplers, and wavelength division multiplexers to optic fibers

Single mode fiber components and equipment are more costly than multi mode counterparts, but in some cases they are the ideal choice.

Is Single Mode Optic Fiber Right for Your Business?

Alpha Computer Group takes time to get to know each client, learning their needs and limitations and devising the best solution to fulfill needs now while maximizing future options. Single mode optic fiber may not be right for your needs, but Alpha Computer Group will take the time to find out and give you a solution that works best for you.

Alpha Computer Group Single Mode Fiber Installation

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Client satisfaction depends on quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

If single mode optic fiber is your best option, Alpha Computer Group offers efficient installation, getting the job done correctly the first time and thoroughly testing it before signing off on it. We also provide you with the most cost-effective solution, as our many satisfied clients can attest, plus we offer a 10 year warranty on our installations.

If fiber optic cable is in your organization’s future, Alpha Computer Group invites you to call us @ (877) 608 – 8647.  We’re ready to install the fiber optic solution your business needs for today and tomorrow.

Multi Mode Fiber Optics

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Originating in the 1970s, multi mode fiber started out with light-emitting diodes as their light sources. Today’s multi mode fiber is mostly used for communications over shorter distances, making it ideal for use on campuses or within single buildings. Data rates of 10 Gbps over distances of 300 meters are achievable.

Multi mode optical fiber is the backbone of many on-premise applications.

Multi mode fiber has a core diameter of 50 to 100 microns, versus 8.3 microns for single mode fibers. It therefore has greater light-gathering capability than single mode fiber. The larger core size also simplifies connections and allows use of LEDs and other lower-cost electronics, rather than more expensive laser sources in some applications. LED light sources with multi mode fibers produce many wavelengths, and this can limit the useful length for multi mode cable compared to laser-driven single mode fiber. But multi mode fiber meets many needs and is more cost effective than single mode fiber.

Applications for Multi Mode Fiber

With high reliability and capacity, multi mode fiber is the fiber of choice for premises backbone applications. In some cases, fiber is run directly to the desktop. Some architectures allow organizations to centralize electronics in telecommunications hubs rather than having active electronics on each floor, and this can cost-effectively optimize use of multi mode cable.

Why Alpha Computer Group Is Your Provider of Choice

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We take time to design the best possible fiber optic cable installation for your needs.

Alpha Computer Group has extensive experience designing and installing multi mode cable infrastructure, and we’re committed to structuring installations to unique client needs. Our priorities are top-quality materials and installation, efficiency, and cost effectiveness. We do the utmost to maximize the usefulness of your multi mode installation today while maximizing your expansion options for the future. Plus, we offer a 10-year warranty on all our installations.

If your organization is considering multi mode fiber installation call Alpha Computer Group @ (877) 608 – 8647. We can show you exactly why our customers consistently give us outstanding testimonials.

Laser-Optimized Fiber Optics

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Laser optimized fiber optic cabling enables data transmission over longer distances previously only feasible with single mode fiber. Just how good is the data transmission? Well, it can transmit data at 100 Gbps for up to 600 feet, and 10 Gbps up for distances up to 1,000 feet. The result is increased bandwidth and reduced network costs. These are recommended laser optimized fiber solutions.

Laser optimized fiber is the forward-looking, cost-effective solution for many businesses.

OM4 Fiber

OM4 fiber has been around since 2005, and was standardized in 2009. OM4 fiber allows cable infrastructure design to support longer distances or more connections for Ethernet or Fiber Channel applications. It is also cost effective because it avoids the need for expensive single mode fiber transceivers.

Laser Optimized Fiber Optic Cabling

Laser Optimized Fiber Optic cables have optical characteristics equal to or better than OM4 fiber. For example Laser Optimized Fiber Optic allows 100 gigabit Ethernet at distances of up to 600 feet. This superior performance makes it a more cost-effective solution for data centers when compared with higher cost single mode optic fiber.

Advantages of Laser Optimized Fiber Optic Cables

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Careful choice of laser optimized fiber keeps TOC low and maximizes future upgrade options.

The three main advantages of CommScope LazrSPEED 550 Cables are:

Laser Optimized Fiber Optic cabling infrastructure is fully compatible with emerging, current, and older applications, and provides the longest reach possible over multi-mode fiber.

Laser Optimized Fiber Optic has the lowest total cost of ownership. It reduces immediate capital costs by extending reach of low-cost optical transceivers, reducing or eliminating the need for higher-cost, single-mode fiber.

Laser Optimized Fiber Optic uses multimode transceivers, which require less power than single mode transceivers. It also provides a superior upgrade path to faster applications without the need to replace cabling infrastructure or reconfigure data center architecture.

Alpha Computer Group’s Laser Optimized Fiber Optics Solutions

Call Alpha Computer Group @ (877) 608 – 8647 to discuss your laser optimized fiber optics needs. We will thoroughly assess your situation and recommend the most cost-effective solution that maximizes utility today and upgrade capability for tomorrow.

Wireless Networking WLAN/WIFI

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Let Alpha Computer Group connect you to the Internet, so you can work and play wirelessly via Wi-Fi and securely in your home or business.  We do simple home wifi installation to fully meshed wireless installation through out whole buildings such as warehouses, hospitals, schools, and etc.  Alpha Computer Group offers expert advice and services as you plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize your wireless network.  Our consultants and engineers have direct experience in all phases of deploying wireless network infrastructures (WLAN).  We are Microsoft and Cisco experts and have experience with companies ranging from small firms to global enterprises.  With specialized tools and knowledge of the latest wireless networking technology, Alpha Computer Group can gain an in-depth knowledge of your business objectives to assist you in successfully deploying your wireless network.  With us you’ll be able to Safely share Internet access, files, programs, printers, music, photos, movies and more.  Get advice on the best broadband Internet solution for your particular area.  What about if your having problems with your current wireless (W-Fi) connection?  No Problem!  We can troubleshoot your current wireless network setup and secure it to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your connection.  Anytime, anywhere you can access your network resources with the same quality of experience that a wired network delivers, it is now easier with wireless networks.  Our wireless services includes the best in class electromagnetic waves to carry the wireless signals to different communicational paths with the help of our security and efficiency monitoring devices.  At Alpha Computer Group we strive to provide you with excellent wireless networking services, installation and maintenance. We will evolve your infrastructure to enable secure, seamless and scalable network experiences.

Do you have a need for a  collaborative environment with a wireless LAN assessment?   We have all of your wireless networking needs, focus on great speed with safety and interference detection. Whether it’s wireless broadband mobile or wireless broadband internet services, we are the most efficient providers and installers of both services according to our clients’ needs.

Some of the major benefits that you can have with us:

  Mobility : with wireless LAN systems we can provide the LAN users with access to real-time information anywhere in their organization. This mobility supports productivity and service opportunities which can’t be performed with wired networks. It brings the independence of working from anywhere.

  Installation Speed & Simplicity : Installing a wireless LAN system can be fast and easy and can eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and ceilings.

  Reduced Cost-of-Ownership : While the initial investment required for wireless LAN hardware can be higher than the costof wired LAN hardware, our overall installation expenses and life-cycle costs will be significantly lower. In other words, with us the long-term cost benefits are greatest in dynamic environments requiring frequent moves and changes.

  Scalability : Our wireless LAN systems can be configured in a variety of topologies to meet the needs of specific applications and installations. Configurations can be easily changed and range from peer-to-peer networks suitable for a small number of users to full infrastructure networks of thousands of users that enable roaming over a broad area.

How to Set Up a Wireless Network

Because setting up a wireless network requires an understanding of the systems that will make up that network, using computer diagnostics on each system before you begin is smart. For example, do you know the specifications for each computer? While it’s not overly difficult to manually inventory each computer, computer diagnostic software can do it for you automatically with just a click of a button. Once an inventory has been generated for each computer, you can then print your inventories out and quickly see potential problems.

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For example, you might realize that some of the computers run Windows XP while others run Windows Vista, Windows 7, or even Macintosh. You may also notice that some computers have wireless network adapters while others do not. You may even discover that some of the older network adapters do not support the wireless standard that your new wireless network will be running on.

Armed with this knowledge, you can prepare for the network set up. You may need to run down to the computer shop and buy a few wireless adapters. You may want to upgrade the operating systems of a few of the PCs to ensure compatibility. By running computer repair software beforehand, you can make these decisions and adjustments before setting up the network.

Once you’ve run the diagnostic computer repair software and know what you’re dealing with, you can then start planning the network design. You’ll need a wireless network router and compatible wireless network adapters for each computer. The router physically connects to your broadband Internet connection, so place it near your cable modem or DSL outlet. Initially, you will need to connect a computer to the router using a cable in order to configure the network. This is temporary. Once the network is set up, you can untether the computer and work wirelessly from that point forward.

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During the configuration process, you’ll use Internet Explorer to access the router. Use the documentation that came with your router for the specific address and password. For example, if you have a Linksys router, you’ll enter “http://192.168.1.1” into Internet Express’s address bar and use the username of “admin” and the password of “admin” in order to access the router’s configuration interface.

While the specific steps will vary, the process is similar. You’ll need to give your wireless network a name in the SSID field, choose an encryption type and passphrase, and set an administrative password.

Once the basic configuration has been set up, the next step is to connect the computers to the network. Assuming the network adapters have been installed and are turned on, turn on each computer and connect each one to the network individually. Do this by going to Start > Connect To and then selecting the network from the list. You’ll be prompted to enter the passphrase you specified earlier. That’s it. Your network has been set up.

If any of the computers have problems connecting to the new wireless network, check to make sure that their network adapters are turned on and consider using computer diagnostics to rule out problems with the wireless network adapter.

Thin Client Computing

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Thin Client  In client/server applications, is a client designed to be especially small so that the bulk of the data processing occurs on the server. Although the term thin client usually refers to software, it is increasingly used for computers, such as network computers andNet PCs, that are designed to serve as the clients for client/server architectures. A thin client is a network computer without a hard disk drive, whereas a fat client includes a disk drive.  A Thin Client PC  is a computer that depends heavily on some other computer (its server) to fulfill its computational roles. This is different from the traditional fat client, which is a computer designed to take on these roles by itself. The specific roles assumed by the server may vary, from providing data persistence (for example, for diskless nodes) to actual information processing on the client’s behalf.

Thin clients occur as components of a broader computer infrastructure, where many clients share their computations with the same server. As such, thin client infrastructures can be viewed as providing some computing service via several user interfaces. This is desirable in contexts where individual fat clients have much more functionality or power than the infrastructure requires.

Thin-client computing is also a way of easily maintaining computational services at a reduced total cost of ownership.  The most common type of modern thin client is a low-end computer terminal which only provides a graphical user interface – or more recently, in some cases, a web browser – to the end user.

What are thin clients?

A thin client is a general term for a device that relies on a server to operate. It provides a display
device, keyboard and mouse and basic processing power in order to interact with the server. A thin
client device contains no moving parts such as fans or hard drives (in the case of a dedicated thin
client device). It does not store any of the data locally – it is very thin in features and functionality –
hence the term ‘thin client’.

A thin client often does not contain local storage and requires little processing resources. Thin client
hardware can be a converted old PC, a new dedicated thin client device or simply a new low cost PC
with a thin client OS installed.

Thin clients present a user with the same look and feel of a traditional desktop and can run any
software – Windows, Linux, UNIX, Mainframe, Java, etc. – allowing for easy integration with the
existing IT solution.

Reduced administration and end user support – Thin clients are far simpler to manage since the thin 

Benefits from thin client computing:

High-security areas where data protection and security are important such as government offices,
law firms, etc.

Public use facilities such as Internet cafes which are virus-prone.

Environments with a tendency to user tampering such as public libraries and schools.

Companies that need to integrate different IT environments quickly, for example, when undergoing
a merger or purchase.

Desktops with frequent data and/or application changes.

 Environments which cannot afford desktop downtime such as an airline check-in desk.

 Companies with mobile workers who need access from anywhere.

 Environments with complex software license management.

 Administrative workers and support staff.

Re-purposing a PC as a thin client

The following options allow a PC to be used as a thin client – in some cases, even if it has no working hard drive:

Linux Terminal Server Project
Thinstation
OpenThinClient
AnywhereTS
Remote desktop software
2X ThinClient

Ultra-thin client, Zero client, or Clientless

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Traditionally, a thin client ran a full operating system for the purposes of connecting to other computers. Some thin clients, such as the Sun Ray, use a simpler protocol for communicating display updates, and these are sometimes called ultra-thin clients or a zero clients, Their tiny operating systems merely initialize the network, begin the networking protocol, handle display of the server’s output, and transmit user input events.  The full desktop is run remotely and the displayed graphics and text are compressed with either a remote display protocol such as PCoIP, or even just a video codec such as VP9 or Daala, and sent to the zero client. The client silicon is now much simpler and lower cost as all it requires is a video decoder and basic I/O.

RTE client

A Run Time Environment (RTE) client contains task specific applications (e.g. Mozilla Firefox for Internet browsing) and only the minimal (often customized) underlying and supporting code (BIOS, firmware, kernel, libraries, plug-ins, etc.) to run only those applications. It contains all and only the code needed to accomplish its specific task, thus it is more than a zero client but less than a typical thin client computer. The RTE client does not have a general purpose operating system – it usually lacks shells (terminal windows), is not designed to be patched (updated online), has minimal connectivity to external resources, and is often found in read-only media (e.g. tamper resistant ROM chips, CD-ROM, etc.). Attempts to inject or run any other applications/processes/threads results in crashing the kernel (system). Due to the need to physically update the device, RTE clients are mostly found in stable environments demanding high security.

Web thin client

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Web thin clients only provide a web browser, and rely on web applications to provide general-purpose computing functionality. However, note that web applications may use web storage to store some data locally, e.g. for “offline mode”, and they can perform significant processing tasks as well. Rich Internet Applications for instance may cross the boundary, and HTML5 Web Applications can leverage browsers as run-time environments through the use of a cache manifest or so called “packaged apps” (in Firefox OS and Chrome).

Examples of web thin clients include Chromebooks and Chromeboxes (which run Chrome OS) and phones running Firefox OS.

Chromebooks and Chromeboxes also have the capability of remote desktop using the free Chrome Remote Desktop browser extension, which means, other than being a web thin client, they can also be used as an ultra-thin client (see above) to access PC or Mac applications that do not run on the Chromebook directly. Indeed, they can be used as a web thin client and an ultra-thin-client simultaneously, with the user switching between web browser and PC or Mac application windows with a click.

Chromebooks are also able to store user documents locally – though, with the exception of media files (which have a dedicated player application to play them), all such files can only be opened and processed with web applications, since traditional desktop applications cannot be installed in Chrome OS.

Web thin clients are similar to RTE clients, but unlike first-generation RTE clients the operating system can typically be updated. Chrome OS, for example, automatically updates itself if its update servers (which are hosted by Google) are not blocked by a firewall – while still being tamper-resistant due to its use of Trusted Computing technologies.

Applications as thin clients

The notion of a thin client extends indirectly to any client–server architecture, in which case, a thin client application is simply one which relies on its server to process most or all of its business logic. This idiom is relatively common for computer security reasons. A client obviously cannot be trusted with the logic that determines how trustworthy they are, because an adversary can circumvent that logic.  However, in web development in particular, many client applications are becoming fatter. This is due to the adoption of heavily client-side technologies like Flash and Ajax, which are themselves strongly driven by the highly interactive nature of Web 2.0 applications.

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