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Managed IT Services

IT support in Seattle, offering intelligent remote monitoring, proactive maintenance, and behind-the-scenes remote support.

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Backup & Disaster Recovery

Ensure peace-of-mind in any situation with the most complete data backup solution and IT support available in Seattle.

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Cloud Hosting Solutions

Proactive IT support can reduce infrastructure costs, collaborate, allowing Seattle businesses to get more done with our unique cloud solutions.

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Your data is your business...protecting it is ours.

At Digital Seattle, we understand business. We consult. We provide IT support and solutions to solve everyday challenges for Seattle Businesses. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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      What Our Clients Say

      • One-stop-shop

         

        We know that we are in good hands and can trust the feedback we get from Digital Seattle in all aspects of our technology management. From server maintenance and back up, new hardware ordering & service, annual software licensing, IT problem resolution, etc., our issues are handled more smoothly, quickly, and in a more cost effective manner than trying to provide all of these services in-house.

         

        Digital Seattle helps keep us on the leading edge and current with things including our annual “state of our systems” review that provides feedback about new trends, what other similar firms are doing and changes that may be coming up. All of this leads to our ability to make good decisions about purchases and resource allocation. The length of our history together speaks to the confidence and comfort level we have with the team at Digital Seattle and the services they provide.

        Jeff W., Client for 20+ years
      • Deep knowledge of our property & intricate systems

         

        Over the past 20 years of working with Digital Seattle, we have benefitted from their familiarity of our property and intricate systems. Any updates or additions we have had were made seamless due to the experience and knowledge already in place because of employee retention. They have built a strong rapport and familiarity with our staff, making any technical issues that arise easy to address and solve swiftly and with ease. We have always felt cared for by the team, and that our concerns are valid and given the attention they need.

        Shelley W., Client for 19+ years
      • High level of service & commitment

         

        Digital Seattle is proactive in the maintenance and security of our network and systems... and keep us ahead of the game by ensuring our software and hardware is working at peak performance. Keeping our systems running without down time is extremely critical. Their level of service and expertise is fantastic. I think we all sleep a bit better at night knowing we have true IT professionals working on our behalf!

         

        Everyone is very friendly and helpful. We also like the fact that they offer other services; such as the recent upgrade of our phone system to a cloud based system that saved us a significant amount of money, while providing ease of use and all the features you'd expect in very high end systems. We highly recommend their services! Having worked with DS for many years now, we really appreciate the consistent high level of service and commitment to keep us running smoothly! Thank you!

        Mitch M., Client for 9+ years
      • Positive change, Stability & Peace of Mind

         

        Since retaining Digital Seattle in 2016 for our IT support, we have transitioned our business forward to a new server, desktop computers, and other devices supported by frequent off site backups. Our employees have also become more efficient due to our immediate access to IT professionals. All of this positive change came about after a thorough review, followed by qualified recommendations from Voiko Tanev and his IT specialists. It is reassuring to know that our network is constantly monitored for updates, issues, security and firewall optimization. Thank you for providing tremendous stability and peace of mind with this aspect of our business.

        Carin K., Client for 3+ years
      • Clear Professionalism & Efficiency

         

        In contrast to our past providers, Digital Seattle’s professionalism was apparent from the first day we sat down to talk with them about a potential collaboration. Their knowledge of the industry is up to the minute, and their staff is very experienced. They have solved every single computer, network or server related problem our staff has experienced since we brought them on, and they have done it fast. Several times they identified a hacking threat that could have cost us many thousands of dollars, and neutralized it. 

         

         For a fair fee, they have given us an iron clad disaster recovery backup system, cyber security, all-hours access to fast tech support from knowledgeable staff (even when most of us are working from home), and we now have state of the art hardware. If any architecture firm is not covered in these areas, their risk is huge. Digital Seattle has given us peace of mind that has allowed us to conduct business quickly and efficiently even when working remotely.

        Larry J., Client

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      A Good Disaster Recovery Strategy Can Save Your Business

      Disaster Recovery Is a Big Issue

      There are two ways to approach a disaster: reactive and proactive. The reactive approach involves the mindset that you cannot prevent the disaster; therefore, there is no reason to try, as you will experience the consequences anyway. The other mindset, proactive, subscribes to the idea that you can be ready for a disaster and can mitigate the damages ahead of time with the right amount of preparation.

      In just about all situations, it’s better to be proactive than reactive, especially in the case of disaster recovery. Due to the nature of the situations, you never know if and when they will strike, so you had best be prepared to handle natural disasters, physical disasters, and technology disasters. Let’s go over them.

      Natural Disasters

      A natural disaster is usually what people think of when they think of disasters, and they include situations like fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and so on. You could even put a pandemic in this category. While the severity might vary, there can be no denying that these situations can impact operations. You need to have a plan to address unexpected weather and illness for your business; the continuity of operations hangs precariously in the balance.

      Physical Disasters

      A physical disaster has to do with the physical infrastructure of your company, which might include your building, its utilities, physical security breaches, or theft. Examples include burst pipes, HVAC system errors, and power failures. While it might not seem like a massive loss, you can be sure that the accumulated downtime will be costly enough to make you wish you had a contingency plan in place.

      Technology Disasters

      Technology disasters are the result of technology failures, including the components of systems, as well as cybersecurity breaches. These are the most likely issues you will deal with regarding your hardware, and it will inevitably fail with enough wear and tear. Furthermore, they require a very specific skill set and expertise to maintain. Technology-related disasters like data loss and cyberattacks can both be prepared for, so it’s your responsibility to do so.

      How to Go About Planning for the Worst

      The general goal of a disaster recovery plan is to reduce downtime and get back to business as usual as quickly as possible. The devil is in the details, here; you need to know exactly what must be done, including metrics and benchmarks you want to hit, in order to successfully prepare for a disaster incident. There are certain things you’ll need regardless of the situation, though, such as data backed up both on and off-site. With the appropriate preparation, you can ensure that these situations don’t derail your operations.

      Digital Seattle can help you build out a disaster recovery plan and test it periodically to ensure your business can recover without a hitch. To learn more, reach out to us at (206) 709-9556.

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      Are Employees Leaving Because They Might Have to Go Back to the Office?

      Here are some tips you can use to keep your employees from participating in “The Great Resignation.”

      What is Driving The Great Resignation?

      Several different contributing factors are involved, the result being 47.8 million voluntary job vacancies in 2021 alone. This was the highest number recorded since 2001, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022 will likely not be any better. In February alone, there were 4.4 million resignations in the United States.

      This trend is not exclusive to the States, either. The social media posts about people quitting their jobs with the highest levels of engagement are from all over the world.

      But Why Are People Quitting?

      Some people who are leaving their positions joined during the pandemic, where remote work policies were in place and the people involved–those in the Gen Z age group, for example–are not interested in a commute to the office. On a similar note, many parents, some of them new, are finding that the time spent at home while working remotely helps tremendously to balance their home life responsibilities.

      In fact, some are leaving their positions because they are being urged to return to the office, something which is simply not preferable for some workers. In this case, the needs of workers are being sidelined by companies’ needs to control their workforce. This has ultimately led to workers making sacrifices in their flexibilities and pay just to remain in a remote work environment.

      Other reasons to leave might include poor workplace interactions and a lack of work/life boundaries. The Great Resignation has forced many people to look at their own priorities and to shift their focus to things that matter most in their lives, and work does not seem to be among them.

      How Can I Avoid Losing People?

      Simply put, you can do a lot of good by acknowledging that remote work is a possibility for your workforce, and it will do a lot to aid in employee retention. This will be particularly helpful to keep employees on both the younger and the older sides of the spectrum. You might even consider offering hybrid options if you can’t bring yourself to commit wholeheartedly to remote work options.

      Digital Seattle can help you implement the technology needed to aid in this shift. To learn more, reach out to us at (206) 709-9556.

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      Tip of the Week: How to Get Your Remote Workers to Be More Productive

      Engagement is More Than Production

      The first thing you have to understand about remote employees is that most of them do better work faster from the comfort of their own homes than they do from an office. It’s just the fact that people take less time to do something productive when they don’t have to factor in all the other variables that come into play when they leave their house. 

      Another thing that you have to understand is that a remote worker has much more to distract them from work than workers that work in an office. Which is why it may seem like they are a little less productive, even if they are meeting their key performance indicators (KPIs) and meeting their deadlines. 

      This all translates to a very confusing situation. Let’s take a look at three tips that can help you keep your remote workers engaged.:

      You Still Need Culture

      Your company culture is more than the free coffee and donuts (or beer) you provide, it is the way that your business treats its employees. When building a team of remote workers this can be kind of pushed aside for more practical decision making, but it is still extremely important to keep your team as engaged as you want them to be. Shared goals and interests connect people and encourage better work and communication.

      One tip that can help you keep building your company culture is to have some fun on your collaboration tool or instant messaging platform. If you set up a “just for fun” channel where your team can communicate, share stories, memes, jokes and more, you will see more engagement out of the team members that need that sort of thing while they work remotely. Another tip could be to set up optional meet-ups such as a happy hour or a virtual meeting at the end of the week so people can interact with team members they may not come into contact with in the execution of their work. The more “normal” you can make working from home, the more productive and comfortable your team will be. 

      Get the Right Tools

      Remote workers depend on the software you provide them, so it stands to reason that the most engaged remote workers will have access to software that makes this a priority. There are a wide range of different technologies available today that can create close working conditions for remote workers. Whether it's collaboration software, video conferencing, or simply just a well-tested instant messaging platform, your remote teams will be better off if they have access to tools that make collaboration easier and communication less of a chore. 

      Provide Emotional Feedback and Support

      One often overlooked part of working from home are the pressures that come from the home. Some people can handle them a lot better than others. Proper organization communication is the most effective way to keep remote employees engaged, while also helping managers have a substantial effect on their motivation and productivity. No matter where you work from, you want to know that the company you work for sees you as an individual and not just a number on the end of a VoIP channel.

      You’ll want to maintain regular communication with your remote employees, provide timely and constructive feedback, give them goals to achieve and establish a level of trust that makes them want to be engaged and productive. 

      Having remote employees may not always be easy, but the more it becomes commonplace, the more managers need to understand that it’s not the same as working from an office. If you would like to talk to one of our consultants about getting the technology your remote team needs to help build engagement and be as productive as they can, give Digital Seattle a call today at (206) 709-9556. 

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      Digital Seattle Adds More Competencies To Their Preferred Partner Status!

      Digital Seattle Inc. Announces that we have become a Preferred Partner in Dell's PartnerDirect program, certified in Network Security, Servers, and Workstations.

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