How would your business change if you never had to think about IT? If it just worked? If it advanced for your company the way it seems to everywhere else? If it could save you tens or hundreds of thousands and increase cash flow? If you knew — and could eliminate — every weak spot in your system? We can do that, you know. And it will transform your IT into your competitive advantage.
The client said, “You’re saving us $15,000.” We said, “$15,000 a year is pretty good.” They said, “No, $15,000 A MONTH.” You can save money in places you didn’t know existed. Like installing the right hardware for your particular business. Take our NUC, for example, a 4” x 4” x 1.5” Next-Unit-of-Computing that, with a monitor and keyboard, replaces a full desktop computer and uses 70% less power. It also has no moving (read breakable) parts. We build them to your specs. Along with laptops and pretty much anything else. So when you say, “Hey, can you…?” we say, “Yes.”
Attacks used to come from the inside. Now they come from everywhere. That’s easy for us. Regulation and compliance aren’t easy for anyone—unless you know where your weak spots are and where your threats are coming from. To find them, we perform a labor-intensive and elaborately detailed assessment of your system. We then employ our unique process of protection, detection, and response, building a barrier around your information that offers safety from the inside, outside, and from any guidelines they can throw at you. A client with an annual HIPAA audit, for example, now just sends the auditors our way.
What’s the cost to your business if you can’t recover your data? Your business. A four-year-old server in a dental office had to be, well, pulled. Instead, the company elected to buy backup service and hold off on the new server. Their old device died within days, but we had them up and running within an hour. Not even the Cloud can offer this type of turnaround. And if you have to wait days or weeks to get your business back, how much business will be left?
What if we didn’t call it the cloud? What if we called it cash flow? Here’s what you need to know about the nebulous and ubiquitous “Cloud”: it can turn a capital expense into an operating expense. An insurance company client of ours needed to replace its infrastructure, which would’ve cost tens of thousands of dollars—and is something which needs to be upgraded every five years or so. Instead, we moved them to the security, scalability, and wonderful redundancy of the Cloud for a fraction of that upfront outlay. This isn’t the right solution for everyone, perhaps, but it proves what the Cloud is capable of.
Your email can’t warn you if there’s something wrong with your email. So we outsmarted email itself. If your email server goes down, it can’t email your IT team about the problem. We wrote a program to get around that, though, so we know immediately if things go awry. We write code like that all the time, in fact, and no one else around can say the same. They just buy it, plug it in, and hope for the best. Citon, on the other hand, can create a monitoring and alerting program specific to your company. So we’ll see problems before they become problematic.
The most difficult thing we do is just one more thing you don’t have to do. Let’s say you’re expanding your business into a new facility. Who else is going to think through every detail? Who else thinks to spec, order, and configure all the equipment—from desktops to dial-tones? To help you pick the right phone vendors or walk through with hard hats making sure the wall mounts go where they belong? To coordinate with the guy who installs the furniture so your computer is up and running as soon as your desk is? Or to pull all your voice and data systems together affordably and effectively? No one but Citon.
Citon deploys nationally recognized and certified services – from layered IT security, virtualization, outsourced IT and managed services, custom PC design and deployment, to state-of-the-art data center and hosting solutions. For more than 19 years, no other technology company has performed like Citon. No one takes a more creative approach to solving technology concerns and few can offer the experience and expertise, or the service and certifications. Citon employs over 40 passionate IT Professionals and is headquartered in downtown Duluth, Minnesota.