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.
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' glm-rowth.
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.
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.
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.
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
Paxton Access is building new U.S. headquarters in Greenville County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Paxton Access, a global manufacturer of security technology, today confirmed plans to grow its South Carolina footprint by building its new United States headquarters in Greenville County. The company is investing $10 million into the project.Based in the United Kingdom, Paxton Access provides advanced security solutions through a portfolio of high-quality products. The company offers a variety of services including internet protocol (IP), wireless and battery-powered access control and video so...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Paxton Access, a global manufacturer of security technology, today confirmed plans to grow its South Carolina footprint by building its new United States headquarters in Greenville County. The company is investing $10 million into the project.
Based in the United Kingdom, Paxton Access provides advanced security solutions through a portfolio of high-quality products. The company offers a variety of services including internet protocol (IP), wireless and battery-powered access control and video solutions to provide reliable security for customers around the world.
Relocating within the county to 28 Global Drive in the Global Trade Park, the new Paxton Access facility will serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters and accommodate its growth trajectory.
The new facility is expected to be operational in 2024. To learn more about Paxton Access, visit the company’s website.
“Paxton Access’ new U.S. head office is being built to world-class standards. It reflects the scale of our ambition and belief in Greenville as a fantastic hub to attract talent and will service the needs of the North American market. We anticipate a rapid expansion of our technology manufacturing capability and delivery of associated services, generating jobs in the local community.”-Paxton Access Chief Executive Officer Adam Stroud
“The success of global companies like Paxton Access in our state shows the world that South Carolina is a place where companies can locate and grow. Congratulations to Paxton Access on their expansion in Greenville County.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina’s tech industry is booming, and we are proud that companies like Paxton Access are on that roster. We appreciate the company’s $10 million investment in the Greenville community and know Paxton Access will accomplish great things in our state.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“We are pleased to welcome Paxton Access to the city of Greenville and congratulate them on this announcement. As a company that is dedicated to ‘security made simple,’ Paxton Access will perfectly complement the innovative spirit that Greenville prides itself on. We are looking forward to celebrating the continued success of their growth in our community.” -City of Greenville Mayor Knox White
“It’s always exciting to see an international organization choose to expand U.S. operations in Greenville County, as it proves that we have provided the pro-business environment, top talent and essential ingredients for them to flourish. We salute Paxton Access for this decision to expand operations here and wish them continued success.” -Greenville County Council Chair and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows
Swimming and Diving Opens Dual Meet Slate at South Carolina
BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU swimming and diving team heads to Columbia, S.C., Saturday to take on the Gamecocks in the Tigers’ first conference dual meet inside Carolina Natatorium. The meet is slated to begin at 9:00 a.m. CT.“We are looking forward to going to Columbia to compete against South Carolina,” head swimming coach Rick Bishop said. “Anytime that we get the opportunity to compete against another SEC program it’s special. The SEC is the most competitive conference in the country. We k...
BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU swimming and diving team heads to Columbia, S.C., Saturday to take on the Gamecocks in the Tigers’ first conference dual meet inside Carolina Natatorium. The meet is slated to begin at 9:00 a.m. CT.
“We are looking forward to going to Columbia to compete against South Carolina,” head swimming coach Rick Bishop said. “Anytime that we get the opportunity to compete against another SEC program it’s special. The SEC is the most competitive conference in the country. We know that South Carolina men and women are great competitors, and we are looking forward to the challenge of facing them in their home pool. We expect that our Tigers will rise to the challenge and bring their best performances in Columbia.”
The LSU diving team, which did not compete in the first regular-season meet of the season, is preparing for its opening act Saturday. Head diving coach Drew Livingston entering his first season is looking forward to seeing what the fierce competition of the SEC brings out in his divers.
“This is going to be a great opportunity for us to face some of the best diving competition in the SEC right out of the gate,” Livingston said. “I know our athletes are excited! This is a great way for us to kick off our season and I can’t wait to see our athletes compete.”
On the diving side, LSU faces a talented crop of divers from South Carolina including the SEC Co-Diver of the Year, Brooke Schultz. Schultz, who transferred to South Carolina from Arkansas prior to the 2021-22 season, also picked up SEC Diver of the Meet at the 2022 SEC Championships. LSU, in response, sends the Female Freshman Diver of the Year Chiara Pellacani and an All-SEC Freshmen team member Adrian Abadia to compete in the highly competitive field.
In the first dual meet of the season, unlike LSU’s tri-team meet against Vanderbilt and Tulane, both men and women will compete Saturday. Including new LSU record holder Maggie MacNeil, the Tigers first swimming national champion since 1988, Brooks Curry looks to improve on his junior campaign.
Live stats for the swimming events can be found on the MeetMobile app. Diving stats can be found on divemeets.com.
LAST TIME OUT
Behind MacNeil’s strong outing for her first meet in the purple and gold, LSU won 12 of the 14 events. To start out the season, the Tigers took the top two spots in the 4×50 medley relay.In the individual events, Jolee Liles opened the distance event slate with a win in the 100-yard free, finishing with a time of 10:06.85. Allison Tomsuden rounded out the top-3 on the event with a time of 10:17.89.For the 200-yard free, Reagan Osborne nabbed first place with a time of 1:50.08, while Chloe Cheng and Peyton Curry finished in second and third, respectively, with times of 1:51.93 and 1:52.33. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Abby Maoz won with a time of 1:02.43 and Jadyn Jannasch claimed third place with a time of 1:04.21.Sofia Sartori, a highly touted athlete from Italy, claimed first place in the 200-yard fly with Jenna Bridges and Hannah Bellina closing out the top three places in the event. Similarly, in the 50-yard free, three Tigers touched the wall in succession. Katarina Milutinovich claimed first place, while Michaela de Villiers and Emily Pawlaski touched second and third, respectively.Sartori grabbed her second win of the meet in the 200-back, finishing with a time of 2:01.13. In the 200-yard breaststroke, Hannah Womer and Jannasch claimed first and second with times of 2:18.50 and 2:21.66, respectively.To close out the meet, Bridges snagged first place in the 100-yard fly and Womer claimed first in the 200-yard IM.
Nicole is latest storm heading toward Southeast US. Here’s the forecast for Columbia
Subtropical Storm Nicole has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is forecast to make landfall in the U.S., according to the National Hurricane Center.While there is a lot of uncertainty about the storm’s track, it is currently expected to affect the Columbia area this week, National Weather Service meteorologist Nicole Rebarick told The State Monday.Rain is expected to start Thursday, and could continu...
Subtropical Storm Nicole has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is forecast to make landfall in the U.S., according to the National Hurricane Center.
While there is a lot of uncertainty about the storm’s track, it is currently expected to affect the Columbia area this week, National Weather Service meteorologist Nicole Rebarick told The State Monday.
Rain is expected to start Thursday, and could continue through Friday, according to Rebarick. There’s currently a 50% chance of showers in Thursday’s forecast for Columbia, rising to 60% on Friday.
As for how much rain falls, or other potential severe weather threats posed by Nicole, we have to wait and see.
“It depends on the storm’s track. A lot could change,” Rebarick said. “We don’t have confidence in specific rainfall total amounts, but it could be anywhere from a few tenths of an inch, to 2 inches, and localized amounts could be higher. But if the track changes, we might not see any rain at all.”
As of Monday no warnings, watches, or advisories were issued for the Columbia area by the National Weather Service. That could change as the storm moves closer.
The forecast is expected to become clearer in the next day or two as the storm moves closer to the U.S., and potentially South Carolina.
“Once we get closer to the event we’ll have a better idea where it’s going and what we can expect in the Midlands,” Rebarick said.
There’s greater certainty that Nicole will not be at tropical storm strength — meaning winds speeds will not reach 39 mph — should it hit the Midlands, according to Rebarick.
It’s not expected that the storm will produce tornadoes, but Rebarick said there is a low chance of them forming and becoming a threat.
Temperatures are forecast to drop into the 70s and 60s in the days leading up to the storm, the forecast shows. It will be the coldest on Wednesday morning when thermometers could dip to the low 40s, according to Rebarick.
But there isn’t expected to be any rain in the Midlands leading up to the storm.
“It will be very dry until Thursday,” Rebarick said.
As of 2 p.m., the storm was moving northwest at 9 mph toward the Bahamas, and had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Severe weather threat in Midlands gets clearer as Tropical Storm Nicole nears
As Tropical Storm Nicole moves closer to making landfall in the U.S., its potential impacts in the Columbia area are becoming clearer.The storm, which could increase in strength and be a hurricane when it’s forecast to hit Florida, is predicted to affect the Midlands later this week.Nicole is expected to move across the Columbia area ...
As Tropical Storm Nicole moves closer to making landfall in the U.S., its potential impacts in the Columbia area are becoming clearer.
The storm, which could increase in strength and be a hurricane when it’s forecast to hit Florida, is predicted to affect the Midlands later this week.
Nicole is expected to move across the Columbia area Thursday night and into Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Severe weather threats in the Midlands caused by the storm are expected to include heavy rain — which might lead to flooding — and gusty winds, the National Weather Service said.
There’s currently a 90% chance of showers on Thursday night in Columbia, dropping slightly to 80% on Friday, the forecast shows.
Anywhere from 1-3 inches of rain is possible, and localized amounts could be higher, according to the National Weather Service.
“We’ve got a little more confidence in the storm’s track,” National Weather Service meteorologist Nicole Rebarick told The State Tuesday. “The storm is expected to strengthen before it hits Florida, then weaken as it moves north.”
Although it’s not believed that Nicole will be at tropical storm strength when it reaches South Carolina — meaning winds speeds will not reach 39 mph — it’s expected to cause gusty winds in the Midlands, the National Weather Service said. Gusts moving as fast as 35 mph are possible, the National Weather Service said.
“There is currently an elevated wind threat overnight Thursday into early Friday morning, when winds will be the greatest threat,” Rebarick said. “Both the wind and rain will tick up at that time, causing concern for anyone on the roads.”
Isolated tornadoes are also possible Thursday and Friday, but are more likely to form in the eastern portion of the Midlands and closer to the South Carolina coast, according to Rebarick. Should the storm’s track shift, the Columbia area could be at risk of tornadoes forming, Rebarick said.
The current forecast shows the center of the storm will move through the Midlands on Friday afternoon then begin to dissipate, according to Rebarick.
“But the rain won’t be fully out of our hair until that night,” Rebarick said.
The southern portion of the Midlands is at the greatest risk for flooding, but there could be localized floods in other parts of the Columbia area, according to Rebarick.
As of Tuesday no warnings, watches or advisories were issued for the Columbia area by the National Weather Service. That could change as the storm moves closer.
Nicole could become just the fifth tropical storm or hurricane to affect the Midlands in November since 1850, according to the National Weather Service. The most recent was Eta in 2020, which was well offshore but still brought heavy rain and flooding to the Carolinas, the National Weather Service said.
As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the storm was moving west at 9 mph toward the Bahamas and Florida and had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Rebarick said too much attention should not be focused on where the center of Nicole tracks, and severe weather is possible beyond that cone since it is such a large storm. Tropical-storm-force winds extend out up to 380 miles from the center, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Powerball tickets worth $1M and $50K sold in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - South Carolina Education Lottery officials say three tickets sold in the state for Monday’s Powerball drawing still delivered big winnings.While a single ticket sold in California won the world-record Powerball jackpot worth $2.04 billion, a ticket worth $1 million was purchased at a Fort Mill 7 Eleven store. That ticket holder matched the first five white ball numbers to win.Meanwhile, two players won $50,000 each by matching four of the white ball numbers and the red Powerball number. Those wi...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - South Carolina Education Lottery officials say three tickets sold in the state for Monday’s Powerball drawing still delivered big winnings.
While a single ticket sold in California won the world-record Powerball jackpot worth $2.04 billion, a ticket worth $1 million was purchased at a Fort Mill 7 Eleven store. That ticket holder matched the first five white ball numbers to win.
Meanwhile, two players won $50,000 each by matching four of the white ball numbers and the red Powerball number. Those winning tickets were sold at the Loves Travel Stop in Fort Mill and the 3 Way Food Mart in Aiken, lottery spokesperson Holli Armstrong said.
The winning Powerball numbers for Monday were 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 and the Powerball was 10.
The winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
While Powerball officials won’t identify the lottery that forced the delay of Monday’s record Powerball drawing, don’t blame the Palmetto State for the problem.
The Multi-State Lottery Association said Monday night’s scheduled drawing was delayed by nearly 10 hours until Tuesday because a participating lottery had issues processing sales.
The problems in holding a drawing Monday night were blamed on one participating lottery’s inability to process its sales data.
Powerball officials released a statement that read in part:
Powerball has been in communication with the lottery throughout the night as it works to resolve the issue. The delay is unfortunate as the other 47 lotteries were able to complete the required security procedures in a timely fashion.
Armstrong confirmed Tuesday morning that theirs was not the lottery causing the delay.
“The South Carolina Education Lottery completed the necessary protocols on time,” she said.
After the lottery, which wasn’t identified, completed its pre-draw procedures, the drawing was able to go ahead.
The lottery confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a winning ticket was sold in Altadena, California, an unincorporated community in the foothills northeast of Los Angeles.
The jackpot was by far the largest lottery prize ever won, topping the previous record $1.586 billion prize won by three Powerball ticketholders in 2016. The top prize was initially reported as an estimated $1.9 billion on Monday, but the prize was increased to $2.04 billion Tuesday morning after updated calculations.
The cash option for that grand prize was estimated to be just under an even billion at $997.6 million.
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