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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 Columbia, 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 Columbia, SC.

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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 Columbia, SC

Suppose saving money and boosting productivity is what your business needs. In that case, ITS’ fully managed computer support in Columbia, 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’ growth.

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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 Columbia, 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 Charleston

Cloud Computer Services In Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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 Charleston

Additional Computer Services In Columbia, 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 Columbia

SC’s 2022 King Day at the Dome event to go virtual again out of COVID concerns

The South Carolina NAACP’s annual King Day at the Dome event, which has played host to candidates for governor and president who have used the platform to speak directly to Black voters ahead of the state’s pivotal primary, will go virtual in 2022 out of COVID-19 concerns.It’s the second time the Columbia-based event marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day has had to shift to online because of COVID-19.State NAACP Conference President Brenda Murphy confirmed the move to The State.A flyer provided to The Stat...

The South Carolina NAACP’s annual King Day at the Dome event, which has played host to candidates for governor and president who have used the platform to speak directly to Black voters ahead of the state’s pivotal primary, will go virtual in 2022 out of COVID-19 concerns.

It’s the second time the Columbia-based event marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day has had to shift to online because of COVID-19.

State NAACP Conference President Brenda Murphy confirmed the move to The State.

A flyer provided to The State said the event will start at 10 a.m. Jan. 17. Leon Russell, chairman of the NAACP’s National Board of Directors, will be the keynote speaker. More details about the event will be released closer to the date.

The annual event traditionally kicks off with a church service at Zion Baptist Church on Washington Street. Afterward, churchgoers walk down Main Street toward the State House, with King’s “I Have a Dream” speech playing over loudspeakers on the Capitol grounds.

King Day at the Dome is popular for political candidates who flock to the event in large part to woo Black voters, who make up roughly two-thirds of the Democratic voting bloc in South Carolina.

In 2020, eight Democratic presidential hopefuls spoke to attendees at the 20th anniversary. They included then-candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who walked down Main Street with voters.

“I think we’re at the second inflection point of the civil rights movement in America,” Biden said at the event in 2020. “We have to work twice as hard together to get out of the situation that we find ourselves in.”

King Day at the Dome was started by protesters more than two decades ago, when they stood outside the State House demanding that the Legislature take down the Confederate flag from atop the dome. Through a legislative deal that helped to create what’s known as the Heritage Act, the flag was eventually moved to a more prominent spot on the grounds next to the Confederate Soldier Monument that faces the busy intersection of Gervais and Main streets.

The flag was completely removed in 2015 after a self-professed white supremacist murdered nine Black churchgoers, including state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

This past January was the first cancellation since the event was first held in 2000 because of COVID-19.

Though most events in South Carolina returned to in person this year, the last few months have been marked by the appearance of the highly contagious omicron coronavirus variant. Omicron has caused a rise of cases and hospitalizations, though health officials say people who are fully vaccinated and have their booster vaccines tend to have milder symptoms than those without.

Ahead of the New Year, state health officials warned of a likely surge in new cases, particularly after South Carolina hit a new all-time high for daily cases of nearly 9,000 Friday.

The previous high was set a year ago Jan. 6.

Are you a fan of the winter weather? Round 2, including snow, could hit SC this week

No snow was recorded in Columbia this weekend, but there’s a chance Midlands residents could see the white stuff soon.Another winter storm is in the forecast for the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service.“There is the possibility of snow showers for next weekend,” National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Rohrbach told The State on Sunday.Possible ...

No snow was recorded in Columbia this weekend, but there’s a chance Midlands residents could see the white stuff soon.

Another winter storm is in the forecast for the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

“There is the possibility of snow showers for next weekend,” National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Rohrbach told The State on Sunday.

Possible snowfall could begin as early as Friday, when there is a 40% chance of snow, according to the current forecast.

Rohrbach said another winter storm might be delayed and actually hit the Midlands over the weekend. That means snow wouldn’t be seen until Saturday or Sunday — if at all.

Like this weekend’s winter weather, the upcoming storm also could take the form of rain, freezing rain or sleet, Rohrbach said. Or it could be a wintry mix of all of the effects, including snow.

“The chance of some precipitation is high,” Rohrbach said. “It could be snow, or we could see other precipitation mixed in like we saw today.”

Predicting the potential amount of snow, or where it might fall, is not as clear.

There is a lot of uncertainty in the forecast that far out, and more analysis should let meteorologists know by Wednesday or Thursday if there will be snow falling in the Midlands — and where.

So if there’s any snow, a dusting, or enough to accumulate on the ground is still to be determined. None was recorded at Columbia Metropolitan Airport on Saturday night or Sunday, according to Rohrbach.

If there is snow, it would mark the first time since Jan. 6, 2017, that the white stuff fell on Columbia. About a tenth of an inch was recorded five years ago, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures will be favorable for snow. Beginning Friday, the high is predicted to be 37 degrees, with a possible low of 23 overnight, the forecast shows. It won’t be much warmer Saturday, Sunday or Monday, when the potential high is 39 degrees, while thermometers could dip into the teens during that stretch, according to the forecast.

FIRST ALERT: Tracking periods of rain, sleet and freezing rain in the Midlands today; black ice possible Monday morning

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Brace yourself! Wintry weather is in your forecast today.First Alert Weather Headlines:· Today is an Alert Day! We’re tracking periods of heavy rain, sleet and freezing. We’ll see gusty winds. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.· An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for the Northern Midlands until 1 a.m. Monday.· A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of the Central Midlands until 4 p.m. today.· A Lake ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Brace yourself! Wintry weather is in your forecast today.

First Alert Weather Headlines:

· Today is an Alert Day! We’re tracking periods of heavy rain, sleet and freezing. We’ll see gusty winds. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

· An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for the Northern Midlands until 1 a.m. Monday.

· A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of the Central Midlands until 4 p.m. today.

· A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect for the Midlands until 10 a.m. Sunday. Winds could gust to 35-40 mph.

· Some light snowflakes could mix in early on and then again at the end of the event, but this is mainly a rain and ice event. Little to no snow accumulations are possible in the Midlands, but we’ll watch the forecast closely for you.

· Precipitation will begin to slowly clear the area this afternoon and evening. Still, black ice is possible late tonight into Monday morning.

· Monday morning is a First Alert. We’ll see slick roads early in the day. Morning temperatures will be at or below freezing. Highs will be in the mid 40s under mostly sunny skies.

· More sunshine is expected Tuesday with highs in the lower 50s.

· Pay attention to the forecast later in the week. We could potentially see another wintry mix.

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Heads up! Today is an Alert Day.

An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for the Northern Midlands until 1 a.m. Monday. This includes Fairfield, Kershaw and Newberry Counties. These areas could see more than a quarter of an inch of ice to accumulate on surfaces.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of the Central Midlands until 4 p.m. today. This includes Calhoun, Clarendon, Lee, Lexington, Richland, Saluda, Sumter and Orangeburg Counties. Ice accumulations are possible in these counties.

A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect for the Midlands until 10 a.m. Monday. Winds could gust to 35-40 mph.

Here’s the deal. We’re watching an area of low pressure that will continue tracking through the Palmetto State through this Sunday evening. As the low moves through, we will see a wintry mix in parts of the Midlands, especially for communities along and north of I-20.

When we’re discussing a wintry mix, we’re mainly talking about the changeover of rain to sleet and freezing rain. And based on some of our forecast models, we will likely see more or a heavy rain/freezing rain event, making ice a strong possibility for our viewing area. That could cause ice to form on power lines, which could cause power outages.

Through the morning, we could see rain, sleet and freezing rain in the area. We’ve already have reports of ice on some trees, tree limbs and some power lines in the Midlands this morning. By afternoon, as our temperatures start to warm a little, most of the precipitation will fall as rain.

Later this evening, as the low moves farther away from us, some snowflakes could develop on the backside of the low as colder air rushes in, but don’t expect a lot of it.

At this time, we would probably see a few brief snow showers or flakes, with the potential for some snow to accumulate on grassy or elevated surfaces this evening for the northern Midlands. But don’t hold your breath. This is mainly a freezing rain/ice event for our area as opposed to a snow event. If you’re looking for accumulating snow, you’ll have to travel north.

When we’re talking about ice, the Northern Midlands could see about a quarter to a half inch of ice accumulating on surfaces. The Central Midlands could see about a tenth to a quarter of an inch of accumulating ice. The Southern Midlands will likely have about a tenth of an inch of ice or lower through this event.

Tonight, a few showers and snowflakes are possible early. Then, we’ll see gradual clearing. However, with any lingering moisture on the ground, there will be a concern for black ice.

So, your Monday morning is a First Alert. Some slick spots/black ice will be possible by Monday morning as temperatures dip at or below freezing. In fact, temperatures will start the day in the lower 30s. Slow down! Highs will be in the mid 40s under mostly sunny skies.

Tuesday will feature more sunshine with highs in the upper 40s. More wet weather arrives late Wednesday into Thursday.

By Friday, we could potentially have another wintry storm moving into the Midlands, courtesy of an area of low pressure tracking to our south. We’ll need to watch that low closely. We could have a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain in the area. Stay tuned.

Alert Day Sunday: Cloudy Skies. Periods of Rain & Ice (100%). Cold & Windy. High temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

First Alert Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. A Few Showers, especially early (30-40%). Cold. Low temperatures in the lower 30s.

Alert Day Monday (MLK Day): AM Slick Roads. Mostly Sunny. Chilly & Windy. Morning temperatures in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Tuesday: Sunny & Cool. Highs in the lower 50s.

Wednesday: Partly Cloudy and Cool. Highs in the upper 50s.

Thursday: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (40%). Highs in the low 50s.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Wintry Mix Possible (40%). Much Colder. Highs in the mid to upper 30s.

Saturday: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). Cold. Highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

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Winter weather closed miles of major interstate heading toward Columbia

A 13-mile stretch of a major highway running through the Midlands toward Columbia was closed Sunday morning as a winter storm affected the area.All of the eastbound lanes on Interstate 26 were closed from mile marker 63 to 76, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. I-26 has since reopened, SCDOT told The State.The section of I-26 east in Newberry County was blocked to all traffic because of weather cond...

A 13-mile stretch of a major highway running through the Midlands toward Columbia was closed Sunday morning as a winter storm affected the area.

All of the eastbound lanes on Interstate 26 were closed from mile marker 63 to 76, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. I-26 has since reopened, SCDOT told The State.

The section of I-26 east in Newberry County was blocked to all traffic because of weather conditions, SCDOT tweeted. Freezing rain and strong winds affected large swaths of South Carolina, including the Midlands.

Trees and branches were downed by both winter weather effects, with some roads being blocked and power lines to falling into roadways.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Midlands through 4 p.m., and an ice storm warning has been issued for much of Newberry, Fairfield, Kershaw and Lancaster counties, according to the National Weather Service.

The freezing rain in those counties is expected to continue through 1 p.m., according to the weather service briefing. Half an inch of ice accumulation is possible in the northern parts of the Midlands.

Newberry County is one of the areas where plows are working to clear snow and ice from the roads, SCDOT said.

Conditions will be further complicated by strong wind gusts, some as powerful as 30 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Areas in the northern Midlands could have “nearly impossible road conditions” Sunday, the National Weather Service previously said.

“Driving conditions are quickly deteriorating as the storm intensifies,” SCDOT said earlier Sunday morning. ?”Please avoid traveling.”

Drivers are asked to stay off the roads if possible.

Please stay home if you don’t absolutely have to be out on the roads,” Kershaw County Sheriff Lee Boan said.

Multiple obstructions were reported on highways and roads across the Midlands, including Interstate 20 and Interstate 77, SCDOT said.

Black ice is difficult to see and makes roads very slippery, especially bridges and overpasses. Black ice forms when snow or light rain falls on frozen concrete, freezing quickly to form a layer of ice that is almost invisible against the backdrop of blacktop roads.

No injuries have been reported in the Midlands, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

This story was originally published January 16, 2022 11:14 AM.

Thousands of power outages in the Midlands, more likely to be caused by winter weather

Thousands of power outages were reported across South Carolina Sunday morning as a winter storm moved across the state.The number of customers left in the dark is expected to rise as weather conditions put a target on more power lines.Freezing rain and strong winds are affecting large swaths of South Carolina, including the Midlands. The weather effects likely caused the ...

Thousands of power outages were reported across South Carolina Sunday morning as a winter storm moved across the state.

The number of customers left in the dark is expected to rise as weather conditions put a target on more power lines.

Freezing rain and strong winds are affecting large swaths of South Carolina, including the Midlands. The weather effects likely caused the 56,000-plus outages in the Palmetto State reported by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division as of 9:30 a.m.

Dominion Energy said 3,684 customers were without power, including 3,609 in the Columbia/Lexington area.

Another 18,618 outages were reported by the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, with 6,538 occurring in the Midlands.

Of the 24,153 outages reported in South Carolina by Duke Energy, 13,217 were in or near the Midlands region.

Information when customers will have power restored was not available, but it won’t be easy to do with a winter weather advisory in effect through 4 p.m. Freezing rain is expected to continue accumulating, and wind gusts up to 30 mph are possible in the Columbia area, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Both the ice and the wind will cause considerable damage to trees and branches, creating the likelihood of more downed power lines and further outages.

“Treat all utility lines that have fallen on the ground as energized and very dangerous,” the South Carolina Emergency Management Division said. “NEVER touch a downed powerline.”

Should there be a power outage, the S.C. Emergency Management Division issued some warnings about attempts to stay warm:

? Don’t use your stove for warmth.

? Kerosene heaters need proper ventilation to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

? Use your fireplace if it’s been checked by a professional and is secure to prevent any embers from starting a fire in your home.

? If you are able to run one, keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything and never cover them.

South Carolina residents are also encouraged to have a flashlight and extra batteries, and to keep cellphones and mobile devices charged in case the power goes out.

To report an outage, customers can go online or call:

? Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina 803-796-6060

? Santee Cooper 888-769-7688

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

This story was originally published January 16, 2022 9:36 AM.

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