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We work hard behind the scenes so annoying technology issues don't slow your business down.

Our mission is to help businesses like yours increase productivity and get more out of the technology you invest in.
We specialize in solutions that safeguard and protect your data and keep operations running smoothly.

Managed IT Services

Intelligent remote monitoring, proactive maintenance, and behind-the-scenes remote support.

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Network Security

Protect your business from threats like malware, viruses, phishing attacks, hackers and other threads.

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Backup & Disaster Recovery

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

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Cloud Hosting Solutions

Reduce infrastructure costs, collaborate, and get more done with our unique cloud solutions.

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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At SemTech IT Solutions, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. 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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      SemTech IT Solutions understands that making a decision means putting your trust in us. We encourage you to find out more about our company and read testimonials from our many satisfied customers!

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      We are not your typical business, We are your business partners

      We live by the idea that your business needs come first, so much so that our CEO Brian Willcox has written a letter for you to read showing just how dedicated our team is to not only solving problems but your success!

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        Doing business with SemTech IT Solutions has been a pleasure.  Brian Willcox and team are a great bunch to work with!  They really know their stuff when it comes to eliminating annoying computer issues and making technology actually WORK for businesses.

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      Is Your IT Staff Stressed? Here’s How We Can Help

      This winds up costing the business in a few ways. First and foremost, what is the IT department really being paid for?

      Theoretically, an IT department is generally supposed to be spending their time planning methods for your business to innovate and improve; technical support services being a secondary responsibility. Under this system, the team is able to come up with solutions that better serve the company’s needs and allows it to advance and improve. If there is the occasional IT issue, they take steps to resolve it, but otherwise, their time is spent looking forward.

      In a perfect world, this could very well be the case, but this arrangement is exceptionally rare in reality. Try as they might to innovate, IT departments are too often interrupted by a service request or technical issue to maintain a purposeful stream of thought, often for an issue that can be resolved with a quick reboot.

      Meanwhile, time marches on, and the team is never available to prepare for changes and make the necessary upgrades. Ultimately, a business could quickly find itself behind the innovation curve, slipping further and further back in effectiveness. As a result, the IT department is called more often to patch up the symptoms of a greater problem, preventing them from solving that problem until serious operational deficiencies result.

      As is quite apparent, the tendency for an in-house team to be repeatedly pulled away from their work is simply unsustainable. However, hiring additional IT resources to compensate for the fluctuating needs of the rest of a staff is also unrealistic. SemTech IT Solutions can offer a solution that rests comfortably between the two.

      We can resolve both your end user’s issues and relieve your IT department of their additional workload by offering our Help Desk services within your company. Taking responsibility for the day-to-day support requests, SemTech IT Solutions can leave your internal team free to continue their innovative processes. As a result, your business will no longer have to choose sustainability over growth, and you will be once again capable of seeing your company move forward.

      If you’re sick of sacrificing your business for the sake of your business, give us a call at 407-830-1434.

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      Tip of the Week: 6 Ways to Charge Your Mobile Device Battery Faster

      For this week’s tip, we’ll go over your options for getting a faster charge from your battery.

      Turn Off the Device
      First of all, try turning off your device whenever you choose to charge it. This means that instead of powering your device’s apps, your battery will instead be devoted to the singular task of recharging itself. Of course, there will always be a situation when you won’t be anywhere near an outlet, so you’ll need to make the most out of your charging time. Since we know that you can’t always turn off your device to max out the charge of your battery, here are a few ways you can do so without turning off your device completely.

      Disable Your Internet Connection
      Even if you’re not trying to use the Internet on your device, it still uses some extra battery power to connect. This is mainly due to connected apps that send notifications, like Facebook or your email app. If you don’t want to use your Internet connection, you can turn it off and still get work done by turning on airplane mode. This lets you take advantage of apps like your calendar, calculator, and alarm clock, but comes at the sacrifice of not being able to use your phone function.

      Disable Your Bluetooth
      You should only turn Bluetooth on when you need to use it, as it can be a battery drainer.

      Try a Wall Outlet
      A USB port might be a great way to charge your device while you’re on the move, but the problem with this is that charging via USB is often less powerful than using a wall charger. The reasoning for this is that the outlet typically provides more energy than the device’s port, so you might experience a decrease in battery performance if you choose to use the USB option. In fact, in some scenarios, you may even notice that using a USB port will only slow the process of battery drain, which can be unfortunate and frustrating.

      When you think about it, this makes quite a bit of sense. PC Adviser explains how various chargers will have different charging capability: “While a PC's USB port is specified at 2.5W for USB 1.0 and 2.0 and 4.5W for USB 3.0 (so always use a USB 3.0 port in preference to USB 1.0 or 2.0 when available), a phone charger might be rated at 5W and a tablet charger 10W, for example.”

      Get a New Charger
      Just because you’ve plugged your phone into a wall doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get the best quality charge. A charger might only use 5W when the device can accept as much as 10W, so you could be wasting valuable time to get more charge out of your device. Upgrading your charger to the appropriate wattage can help you best take advantage of your device’s charging capabilities. If you’re unsure of which type of charger best suits your device’s capabilities, check out the owner’s manual.

      Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0
      If you want to take things a bit further, external solutions can be an exceptional way to maximize the value you get from your device’s battery. Quick Charge 2.0 allows for a 3300mAh battery to reach at least 60 percent capacity in just a short half-hour. An ordinary 5W charger allows your device to only reach about 12 percent in a half-hour. There is a catch, though; your device needs to be running specific Snapdragon processors. Make sure that your device is capable of this feature before trying it out. See the Quick Charge 2.0 in action by clicking here >>

      Do you have any other tips for how to top off your battery’s charging capability? Let us know in the comments.

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      Own a Vizio TV? You May Not Like What Vizio Knows About You

      Vizio (which was acquired last year by LeEco) was fined by the Federal Trade Commission for collecting data on its users about what their televisions were displaying, down to the second! To make matters worse, this monitoring extended beyond the built-in smart TV apps. Literally, whatever the TV displayed, Vizio knows. We’re talking over the air broadcasts, cable set-top boxes, the TV’s IP addresses, even DVD players.

      The fine levied against Vizio by the FTC totaled $2.2 million. Plus, a federal court ordered Vizio to delete any data it collected before March of 2016. Prior to this date, Vizio TV owners were uninformed by the company of the data collection practice. Now, however, Vizio’s customers can find information on the company’s data sharing practices in the automated content recognition section of their TV’s settings menu.

      To help make amends, Vizio began sending users on-screen notifications on viewing data collection practices, a feature they initiated before the settlement was announced. Vizio General Counsel Jerry Huang said in a statement, “Instead, as the complaint notes, the practices challenged by the government related only to the use of viewing data in the 'aggregate' to create summary reports measuring viewing audiences or behaviors. Today, the FTC has made clear that all smart TV makers should get people's consent before collecting and sharing television viewing information and Vizio now is leading the way.”

      What was Vizio doing with all of this detailed data? In a best-case scenario, the company would use data on the product’s usage to better understand the resilience of its hardware (like how often the TV is turned on and off) so they can make improvements on future models. Although, it’s more likely that the collection of such detailed data was sold to partners for marketing purposes. Data collection practices like these make for a very lucrative industry, so it’s no stretch of the imagination to see how Vizio would want a piece of this pie.

      While the ethics of data collection can be debated, it’s clear that, in retrospect, Vizio would have been better off giving customers the option to opt in or opt out of its data collection practices. Does the revelation of Vizio’s actions make you think twice about how you use your own Internet-connected devices? Or have you let go of any semblance of privacy long before the FTC handed down this ruling? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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      The purpose of an internal IT department is, in theory, twofold: first, they are supposed to strategize a future for the company’s information technology, with the secondary responsibility of troubleshooting and tending to the technological issues a business faces. However, ...

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      SemTech IT Solutions launches new website!

      SemTech IT Solutions is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.semtechit.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

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