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If you are a business owner, trying to handle your company's IT issues on your own is like trying to find your way home on a boat without navigation tools. Sure, some folks on board might be able to figure out which way is north, but without a map, guidance, and a comprehensive plan, you will be floating along until something catastrophic happens.

That is where ITS comes in - we work as a life raft for businesses trying to navigate the waters of IT without any experience or tools at their disposal. We do this by working as a team to provide our clients with a wide range of customized IT computer services in Bluffton, SC from hardware and software management to network maintenance and VOIP solutions.

At ITS, our commitment is to you and your business. We like to think of our client relationships as partnerships. You can rest easy knowing that you are partnering with a privately owned company that has been in business since 2003. We employ a well-versed team of highly-trained professionals holding many of the top certifications in the IT industry.

While we hold many national certifications, we are proud to say that we are locals. Unlike some companies, you will have one point of contact at ITS. We work onsite at your business, giving you the chance to meet us face-to-face, while we provide you with a full range of computer support in Bluffton, SC.

IT Support Bluffton, SC

Areas Served

And when we say "full range of computer support," we mean it! Here is a quick glance at how ITS can help with all of your IT support needs:

Complete Cloud Computer Services in Bluffton, SC

Suppose saving money and boosting productivity is what your business needs. In that case, ITS' fully managed computer support in Bluffton, SC provides your business with a full-time, outsourced IT department at a fixed price, so you don't have to build an in-house solution. We're talking support for ALL internet, backup, Cloud networking, security, hardware, and software. ITS here to support your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our technicians keep every aspect of your infrastructure in working order, so you can focus on running your day-to-day operations while we wipe away your IT capital expenses. With ITS' CompleteCloud, your IT department scales based on your businesses' glm-rowth.

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IT Project Management

Peace of mind is paramount if you are a business owner who needs to build or relocate your IT setup. Fortunately, ITS' Build and Design team can move your existing IT infrastructure or relocate new IT infrastructure deployments, so that you can concentrate on serving your customers. We'll handle all the heavy lifting!
ITS helps with every aspect of your large-scale IT project, from the design and implementation of IT hardware to assistance with project budgeting. Here is a quick summary of our New Construction and Relocation computer services in Bluffton, SC:

  • Onsite meetings
  • Single point of contact for all technology needs
  • Liaison between owners and vendors
  • Regular conference calls

Compliance, Security, and Audits

Companies that don't plan for or that underfund their compliance assessments will often suffer as a result. If your company is facing severe delays, incorrect scope of cardholder data environment, or even non-compliance relating to HIPAA, HITECH, or PCI DSS, ITS can help.

Our Gap Analysis and readiness audits have helped many companies achieve compliance quickly. We help you meet compliance by:

  • Uncovering all of your compliance needs
  • Providing you with a timeframe for compliance
  • Providing procedure templates and policy templates.
  • Customizing your templates.
  • Drafting your scope of assessed CDE correctly

Accurately interpreting compliance legislation is challenging, but it doesn't have to be with ITS by your side.

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Cloud Computer Services In Bluffton, SC

You have probably heard of the Cloud, but did you know that moving your network, storage, and servers to a virtual platform can mean substantial cost savings, increased security, improved disaster recovery, and automatic updates?

ITS' Cloud specialists will work closely with you to develop a migration strategy so that all of your on-premises data is safely and securely transitioned to the Cloud. With our ongoing support, your journey to the Cloud will be successful and seamless.

Cybersecurity

Data theft. Malicious viruses. Ransomware attacks. Whether you own a small business or a large enterprise, cyber attacks ruin hardworking entrepreneurs every day. Cybersecurity threats are serious, and ITS is serious about protecting your business from them. With ITS' sophisticated network defense strategies, you can protect your organization, your employees, and your customers from any cybersecurity threat.

Our cybersecurity computer solutions in Bluffton, SC give you:

  • Comprehensive assessments of your network, to discover and correct vulnerabilities
  • Filtering tools that restrict employees from visiting questionable websites
  • Anti-malware software that finds and blocks harmful files before they breach your system
  • Email filters to help prevent phishing attacks and spam
  • Awareness and best practices training for your entire company

ITS also regularly updates your company's antivirus software, firewalls, data breach tools, and more, so you can stress less and do what you do best - keeping your customers satisfied.

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Additional Computer Services In Bluffton, SC

If you are having IT issues but don't see a solution to your problem on this page, don't fret worry. Chances are, if you need IT assistance, we can help. We offer other services like Cabling & Racking, IT Vendor Management, vCIO Solutions, IT Backup and Disaster Recovery, Microsoft 365, IT Consulting and Strategy, and even Communication & Collaboration services for employees.

Have questions? It would be our pleasure to speak with you at your convenience so that we can learn more about your business, industry, and needs.

When you call, you won't be talking to someone at a call center. You won't be talking to someone only interested in selling you a new product. You will speak to an actual ITS employee who will treat you with respect and honesty. We don't see you as a dollar sign; we see you as a person. And people always come before profits at ITS.

Latest News in Bluffton, SC

Hardeegreens, LLC establishing operations in Jasper County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hardee Greens LLC, a startup indoor, vertical farm company, today announced plans to establish operations in Jasper County. The company’s $1.3 million investment will create 58 new jobs.Established by South Carolina natives, Hardee Greens LLC will grow fresh herbs and salad greens. The company is partnering with Local Grown Salads, which will supply the materials for Hardee Greens LLC to grow pesticide-free, fresh herbs and greens every 30 days.Located at 11 Randall Street in Hardee...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hardee Greens LLC, a startup indoor, vertical farm company, today announced plans to establish operations in Jasper County. The company’s $1.3 million investment will create 58 new jobs.

Established by South Carolina natives, Hardee Greens LLC will grow fresh herbs and salad greens. The company is partnering with Local Grown Salads, which will supply the materials for Hardee Greens LLC to grow pesticide-free, fresh herbs and greens every 30 days.

Located at 11 Randall Street in Hardeeville, Hardee Greens LLC’s farm in Jasper County is initially expected to produce 10,000 pounds of greens and salads monthly to serve restaurants, schools, and grocery stores in the Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head and Savannah areas.

Operations are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Hardee Greens LLC team should email resumes to the company.

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“We are so excited for the launch of Hardee Greens LLC! We love our community and saw a need for more options of fresh local produce. Numbered are the days of produce being flown cross-country. The innovations of vertical farming allow us to reduce transportation costs, maximize space, reduce water usage, and yield a pesticide and herbicide-free crop year-round! We’ve planted our roots here, and we can’t wait to share our product with our community.” -Hardee Greens LLC Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Harsta

“Agribusiness is one of South Carolina’s leading industries, and we’re excited to welcome a homegrown and innovative company like Hardee Greens LLC. Congratulations to Hardee Greens LLC on their new operations in Jasper County, and we look forward to the great things they will do.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“We celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit in South Carolina and are excited that Hardee Greens LLC is planting roots in Jasper County. Not only enhancing our state’s already booming agribusiness industry, the company will create a positive impact for the local area and its residents.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“This homegrown enterprise will bring innovative farming techniques, locally grown food and new jobs to the Jasper County region. We’re proud to support Hardee Greens LLC and their entrepreneurial approach to agriculture.” -Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers

“Jasper County welcomes Hardee Greens LLC to our community, and we look forward to working with this innovative company to grow their business in Jasper County in the coming years. Every one of the 58 jobs they are creating brings a better future to a local family, and we will continue to provide the most business-friendly environment for business here in Jasper County.” -Jasper County Council Chairwoman Barbara Clark

“The city of Hardeeville is excited about this new investment in our community, which is ideally situated near city hall. We thank Hardee Greens LLC for their commitment to bringing much needed jobs to our local economy.” - Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams

“SouthernCarolina Alliance congratulates Jasper County and Hardeeville on announcing 58 new jobs. We extend our gratitude to Hardee Greens LLC for their investment in our people and our region. This type of agribusiness project will continue to be important in preventing disruption of the supply chain and getting fresher vegetables to market year-round.” -SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls

Hurricane Ian: Yes, Beaufort got very lucky

Well, it took Hurricane Ian forever to get to Beaufort, and when it finally came our way, Beaufort got very lucky.We gasped and panicked as we watched the huge Category 4 storm destroy parts of the west coast of Florida when it made landfall on Wednesday. And, then it slowly inched its way across the state.At a snails pace; at around eight miles per hour.And we waited.The memes were out in full force on social media. Everyone wondered where Jim Cantore was. Some rumors flew about just as much as the Spanish moss d...

Well, it took Hurricane Ian forever to get to Beaufort, and when it finally came our way, Beaufort got very lucky.

We gasped and panicked as we watched the huge Category 4 storm destroy parts of the west coast of Florida when it made landfall on Wednesday. And, then it slowly inched its way across the state.

At a snails pace; at around eight miles per hour.

And we waited.

The memes were out in full force on social media. Everyone wondered where Jim Cantore was. Some rumors flew about just as much as the Spanish moss did, saying he was in Bluffton, or on Hilton Head. He was at neither.

And we waited some more.

By the time it crossed Florida it was downgraded to a tropical storm. Then it was upgraded back to a Category 1 hurricane when it left the Sunshine State and hit the Atlantic.

For two whole days, the storm path took it right into Beaufort and our sea islands.

And, we waited, and waited.

Then its effects started coming around on Thursday afternoon. Then it kept up on Friday morning as it passed us by before it finally went away later on Friday and left the Lowcountry alone, allowing it to return to the quiet and peaceful place that it usually is.

All-in-all, Beaufort got lucky. Beaufort got very lucky.

With very little structure damage and a low number of power outages reported, most of Ian’s fury was kept offshore as it moved north and eventually made landfall in Georgetown with 85 mph winds and caused substantial damage on Friday afternoon.

There was very little flooding with the couple of inches of rain (at best) that Ian brought to Beaufort.

All-in-all, Ian left around 3,000 without power in Beaufort County by Friday morning, with most of the outages reported on Fripp and Hunting Islands, along with Daufuskie Island. The number was cut in half by Friday afternoon, after the worst of the storm passed by off the coast. Daufuskie Island reported some significant damage.

Beaufort got lucky with Hurricane Ian. We almost can’t say that enough.

Yes, hurricanes are a part of the Lowcountry life we all experience here in our little slice of paradise. But, don’t let Ian’s lackluster effects on Beaufort make you complacent. Hurricanes are very dangerous and just because this one didn’t do us much harm, does not mean that the next one won’t.

Opening date for Aldi’s Bluffton location delayed until next year. Here’s what we know

Construction is underway on an Aldi grocery store in Bluffton, but the opening date won’t be this year as earlier announced.“Our new store in Bluffton, South Carolina, is on track to open in 2023,” wrote Shaun O’Keefe, Aldi’s Jefferson division vice president, in an emailed statement. A specific date was not available.When the store was announced in February, O’Keefe said the plan was for it to open ...

Construction is underway on an Aldi grocery store in Bluffton, but the opening date won’t be this year as earlier announced.

“Our new store in Bluffton, South Carolina, is on track to open in 2023,” wrote Shaun O’Keefe, Aldi’s Jefferson division vice president, in an emailed statement. A specific date was not available.

When the store was announced in February, O’Keefe said the plan was for it to open by the end of the year.

He said that once the Bluffton store is open, it will employ between 15-20 people.

Three available job listings were posted on the retailer’s website as of Thursday:

Bright blue signs with the Aldi logo and “Coming Soon” are posted at the site currently undergoing renovation in the shopping center at U.S. 278 and Burnt Church Road.

The area is fenced off, but work is transforming the space first designed to be a Fresh Market into an Aldi supermarket. The entrance has been moved from the center to the right side of the facade, which now features a tower typical of Aldi locations.

When the shopping center was first conceived in 2016, developer David Oliver and his company Jaz Management LLC announced that Fresh Market would be an anchor along with Hobby Lobby and PGA Superstore, and Fresh Market’s signature green-and-white striped awnings were installed outside the 21,000-square-foot space.

Then, in 2018, Aldi and developer David Oliver appealed to the Beaufort County Design Review Board for permission to make changes to the exterior of the building. The Design Review Board approved facade changes on June 7 of that year but the approval expired when Aldi did not act within a year.

During that time, Aldi opened a store in Pooler and in Savannah. Finally, the previously approved drawings were resubmitted to county staff on Aug. 31, 2021, and were approved the following week, according to previous reporting in The Island Packet.

Aldi, a Batavia, Ill.-based discount grocer which bills its stores as “no-frills,” also is planning a store in the new Beaufort Station development at the southwest corner of Robert Smalls Parkway and Parris Island Gateway in Beaufort.

The retailer’s website lists 47 stores in South Carolina, not including either store announced in Beaufort County.

Beaufort County under tropical storm watch as Nicole continues to strengthen

Beaufort County was placed under tropical storm and storm surge watches Tuesday afternoon as Tropical Storm Nicole continues to track and strengthen as it aims to hit Florida later this week.About 400 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, Nicole, which has sustained 60 mph winds, was already whipping up marine waters along South Carolina’s coast, according to the National Weather Service.Nicole is expected to strengt...

Beaufort County was placed under tropical storm and storm surge watches Tuesday afternoon as Tropical Storm Nicole continues to track and strengthen as it aims to hit Florida later this week.

About 400 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, Nicole, which has sustained 60 mph winds, was already whipping up marine waters along South Carolina’s coast, according to the National Weather Service.

Nicole is expected to strengthen to hurricane status and, once it crosses the Florida peninsula, whatever is left of the system is expected to take a sharp turn northeast.

According to the National Weather Service, a watch indicates that the event could happen in Beaufort County within the next 48 hours. A tropical storm watch relates to the possibility for storm-force winds, while a storm surge watch means there’s potential for life-threatening inundation from rising water that is moving inward from the coastline.

During a Tuesday afternoon weather briefing, Ron Morales, meteorologist with the Charleston office, said coastal flooding, beach erosion and dangerous surf conditions remain the biggest concerns for the Beaufort County area as Nicole nears.

Morales said the area could see 2 to 4 inches of rain through Saturday, and tides could affect coastal flooding. Locally higher rainfall amounts are possible, he said, adding that the greatest amount of rain will fall Thursday night and into Friday..

“Rainfall is very difficult to figure out far in advance,” the meteorologist said. “If this behaves like a more typical tropical system … a lot of times that tends to put the heaviest rainfall on the eastern semi-circle of the storm, which is largely over our coastal areas.”

Storm surge has the potential to be 1 to 3 feet above ground in areas of the county that are surge prone, with the highest threat beginning Wednesday morning until Thursday evening. Morales said to plan for a possible storm surge amount of 1 foot above ground.

Tropical storm force winds, lashing between 35-45 mph with gusts to 55 mph, are possible early Friday morning and into the afternoon, the Tuesday afternoon NWS alert said. Residents should prepare for limited wind damage. However, there are already gale force marine conditions over Atlantic waters, Morales said and added that high winds could begin Wednesday night.

As of Tuesday, meteorologists said there was a marginal threat for tornadoes in Beaufort County, but that could change depending on the route Tropical Storm Nicole takes.

“When you get these inland tracks ... that leaves us on the east side of circulation, which tends to be the kind of favorite zone for tornadic activity with a tropical system,” Morales said. “The issue here is how much instability will there be? In other words, how much will the air want to go off on its own and create a storm? We don’t need a lot.”

Beaufort County is also under a high surf advisory until 6 a.m. Saturday, meaning large breaking waves of 4 to 6 feet are expected in the surf zone. Inexperienced swimmers should stay out of the water, the NWS advised.

“When looking at the wind, the surge, the tornado, the flooding rainfall, these are what you should prepare for,” Morales said. “It’s what you should consider a reasonable worst case scenario.”

This story was originally published November 8, 2022 4:46 PM.

4 Florida men caught illegally picking berries in the Bluffton woods. Here’s what they’re worth

Four Florida men were arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for picking berries in the Bluffton woods.But these were not just any berries — they were saw palmetto berries, which can sell for anywhere from $1-3 a pound.They harvested nearly 2,000 pounds of the berries at the Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.On Oct. 8, some contacted the South Carolin...

Four Florida men were arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for picking berries in the Bluffton woods.

But these were not just any berries — they were saw palmetto berries, which can sell for anywhere from $1-3 a pound.

They harvested nearly 2,000 pounds of the berries at the Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

On Oct. 8, some contacted the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources who reported their trail camera had recorded men carrying buckets and bags into the woods at the preserve, a 977-acre public area flush with trees like the live oak, cabbage palm and slash pine and featuring hiking trails, wildlife viewing and bird watching, according to DNR.

The next day, officers went to the area and caught the men after seeing them illegally picking pine-saw palmetto berries, said Greg Lucas, a DNR spokesperson. The berries are about the size of an olive and are used in medicines to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is the enlargement of the prostate gland, according to the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Saw palmetto capsuls are not regulated and sold over the counter and online.

The men were taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center and released Monday on bond.

The men, Lucas said, “regularly” came to South Carolina from Florida because of the “strict laws and regulations on harvesting the berries in Florida.”

“The estimated value of what they had in possession was approximately $3,000, and they had harvested berries previously on multiple other days,” Lucas said.

The sheriff’s office estimated in its report that the men had collected $15,000 worth of berries in 40-50 50-pound bags. The total amount of the berries collected by the men and their value was unknown.

Taking anything from land designated as a Cultural Heritage Preserve — the highest form of protection to land — is illegal under the Heritage Trust Act, a law created to protect endangered species sites.

At a kiosk at the Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve, Lucas said, there is a sign posted advising guests that they cannot damage or alter the wildlife in the area.

The men were charged with a wildlife management area violation, Lucas said. This violation is a misdemeanor and, if convicted, they could face a fine of anywhere between $200 and $500, a 30-day prison sentence, or both. Additionally, anyone convicted of this violation is not allowed back on the land for two years and cannot hunt or fish on the land for one year, according to DNR.

The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette do not identify people arrested on misdemeanor charges unless they are people in positions of public trust.

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