We have compiled a list of companies and tools that have proven useful to us over the years.

Services

Companies that offer various services

Lenovo Support – Useful for finding driver updates and getting warranty information.

Microsoft Community Support – Support forum with thousands of community provided solutions.

Rich Long Design – Perhaps the most talented graphic designer we have ever met. Need a brand, Rich Long is your guy.

NubeBlue – Cloud and Communications Agent / Broker servicing Northern California. If you are looking to upgrade your bandwidth or add VoIP services, but not looking for a full MSP, NubeBlue is your first stop.

Tools

Tech tools that do various things

Microsoft Security Essentials – For a PC running an older version of Windows 7, you can download Microsoft Security Essentials for the low, low price of free.

Carbonite Cloud Backup – The perfect tool for backing up your computer to the cloud –  Carbonite for Business users click here

Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer – Support and Recovery Assistant is a new tool that helps users troubleshoot and fix issues with various Office 365 apps and services.

RemotePC – RemotePC offers secure remote access to your faraway computers. The communication and data transfers between your local and remote devices are secured using TLS v 1.2 / AES-256 encryption.

Speedtest – Measures your upload and download speeds to the internet.

SPF Wizard – This ajax enabled wizard will guide you through the process of creating or editing a SPF record for your DNS domain.

TeamViewer – Establish incoming and outgoing remote connections for real-time support or access to other computers.

What is My IP Address – Useful site to determine your external IPv4 Address.

Stuff

Products we like (mostly from Amazon)

ASUS VS248H-P – 24″ Full HD 1920×1080 2ms HDMI DVI VGA Back-lit LED Monitor

DisplayPort to DVI Cable – Cable Matters DP to DVI 6′ Cable

Logitech MK550 Keyboard/Mouse – The MK550 uses Logitech’s Constant Curve layout for reduced stress and better, more natural typing

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 Keyboard and Mouse

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

Sony WF-1000XM3 – Industry Leading Noise Canceling Wireless Earbuds, Back

Brother Monochrome Laser Printer – HL-L6200DW, Wireless Networking, Mobile Printing, Duplex Printing, Large Paper Capacity