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.

Onside's Secondary Agent - Only install this if directed by a member of Onside's Partner Support Team.

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

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