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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms, SC
Suppose saving money and boosting productivity is what your business needs. In that case, ITS' fully managed computer support in Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms, 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.
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Gov. Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette, and First Lady Peggy McMaster’s Weekly Schedule, June 13, 2022
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette, and First Lady Peggy McMaster's schedules for the week of June 13 will include the following:Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will hold a ceremonial bill signing for H.3166, the Rena Grant Sickle Cell Disease Voluntary Patient Recovery Act, State House, Governor’s Office, 1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, S.C.Thursday, June 16 at 11:00 AM: Lt. Gov. Evette will join state agency leaders and the Alzheimer’s ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette, and First Lady Peggy McMaster's schedules for the week of June 13 will include the following:
Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will hold a ceremonial bill signing for H.3166, the Rena Grant Sickle Cell Disease Voluntary Patient Recovery Act, State House, Governor’s Office, 1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, S.C.
Thursday, June 16 at 11:00 AM: Lt. Gov. Evette will join state agency leaders and the Alzheimer’s Association in recognizing Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. State House, first floor, Columbia, S.C.
Friday, June 17 at 11:00 AM: Gov. McMaster and Lt. Gov. Evette will participate in the Joint Inauguration of Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State, State House, North Steps, Columbia, S.C.
Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: June 6, 2022
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of June 6, 2022, included:
Monday, June 6
11:00 AM: Call with a fellow governor.
12:00 PM: Gov. McMaster attended the Health Supply US announcement, The Westin Poinsett, Gold Ballroom, 120 South Main Street, Greenville, S.C.
2:30 PM: Gov. McMaster held a ceremonial bill signing for H. 3105, S.C. Religious Freedom Act, First Baptist North Spartanburg, 8740 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, S.C.
Tuesday, June 7
10:45 AM: Agency call.
12:00 PM: Gov. McMaster spoke to the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina’s lunch meeting and presented the Order of the Palmetto to Ordie Brown, Sweetgrass Pavilion, Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C.
Thursday, June 9
11:00 AM: Policy meeting.
12:00 PM: Gov. McMaster spoke to the Central Carolina Realtors Association’s 2nd Quarter Membership Luncheon, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, S.C.
3:15 PM: Gov. McMaster visited and toured BDV Solutions, BDV Solutions, 631 South Main Street, 4th Floor Conference Room, Greenville, S.C.
4:45 PM: Call with a local official.
5:00 PM: Gov. McMaster visited YMCA Camp Oconee County.
Friday, June 10
11:20 AM: Call with a local official.
11:30 AM: Call with Brigadier General Julie Nethercot, Commander of the Parris Island Marine Corps Depot.
11:46 AM: Agency call.
Charleston-based restaurant expanding to the Queen City
The Co-Op will be on West Tremont Avenue in the South End neighborhood, near Hi-Wire Brewing and SPENGA.CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston-based restaurant The Co-Op is expanding to Charlotte and opening its doors in July.This will be its first North Carolina location. The Co-Op has multiple locations in South Carolina and has started an expansion to Tennessee.Patrons will be...
The Co-Op will be on West Tremont Avenue in the South End neighborhood, near Hi-Wire Brewing and SPENGA.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston-based restaurant The Co-Op is expanding to Charlotte and opening its doors in July.
This will be its first North Carolina location. The Co-Op has multiple locations in South Carolina and has started an expansion to Tennessee.
Patrons will be able to enjoy the eatery's signature drink -- frosé, or frozen rosé -- along with breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, and coffee.
The eatery has won awards for Best Frozen Drinks, Best Sullivan's Island Happy Hour, and Best Isle of Palms Restaurant.
"We're thrilled to bring The Co-Op to North Carolina and have more people enjoy our specialty sandwiches and of course our frosé," The Co-Op owner and founder Jess Patterson said.
"Charlotte is an amazing city with so much to offer, and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of its lively hospitality scene," Patterson said. "We foresee a lot of frosé and laid back beach vibes in the Queen City's future!"
The Co-Op Charlotte will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Opening date to come.
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Short-term Rental Cap On Isle Of Palm’s Horizon
By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye NewsThe Isle of Palms Planning Commission is in the process of completing work on new short-term rental regulations that are similar to those that have been implemented on Kiawah Island, according to Director of Building, Planning and Zoning Douglas Kerr. Kerr updated the IOP City Council on the Planning Commission’s proposal at the Council’s May 24 meeting. He said the Commission’s recommendations probably will be finalized June 8 and that a workshop with Council members would be ...
By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News
The Isle of Palms Planning Commission is in the process of completing work on new short-term rental regulations that are similar to those that have been implemented on Kiawah Island, according to Director of Building, Planning and Zoning Douglas Kerr. Kerr updated the IOP City Council on the Planning Commission’s proposal at the Council’s May 24 meeting. He said the Commission’s recommendations probably will be finalized June 8 and that a workshop with Council members would be scheduled shortly after that. “What I believe they’re going to recommend is going to be a program that’s very similar to what Kiawah has successfully implemented,” Kerr told the Council.
“It is a system that establishes a maximum number of short-term rentals in areas that currently have a low number of rentals.” Kerr said the program would exempt areas that already have a fairly high number of shortterm rentals, such as Ocean Boulevard, Palm Boulevard, condominium complexes, Palmetto Boulevard in Wild Dunes and the commercial district.
All other areas would have a cap that is approximately 10% above the current number of short-term rentals.
“It gives a little bit of room. I guess growth is a bad term because it would be kind of a shuffling of numbers eventually, but it would allow some wiggle room and movement of rentals,” Kerr said.
Council Member Katie Miars asked if the plan would include some sort of exemption for residents whose family has lived in a home for an extended period of time. “It’s obviously not someone who’s coming in from the outside and using this as a business opportunity but someone who’s using it as a “keep the house” situation,” Miars stated. Kerr said the IOP Planning Commission had discussed that scenario but added that under the Kiawah model, the short-term rental license does not transfer if a house is sold. He said the next person on the waiting list would get the license. Council Member Jan Anderson asked if the plan would account for people who obtain a short-term license specifically to increase the value of the home – even though they have no intention of ever renting it.
Kerr responded that on Kiawah, there is a requirement for a certain level of rental income or at least proof that the owner is making a concerted effort to rent the house. “People with no intention of ever renting would potentially be denied the ability to get a license,” Kerr said. “The friction comes when we actually meet the cap.”
Council Member Blair Hahn suggested that the committee talk with an attorney about the issue of transferring the short term rental license.
Album Premiere: South Carolina Rockers Blue Dogs Share ‘Big Dreamers’
Photo by Suz FilmToday, South Carolina rock outfit The Blug Dogs released Big Dreamers, their first studio-recorded offering since 2004’s Halos and Good Buys. The anticipated album was produced by acclaimed producer, solo artist, songwriter and Grammy-winning member of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Sadler Vaden.Blue Dogs were founded in Charleston, S.C. in 1987 and are led by songwriters Hank Futch and Bobby Houck, who handle bass and acoustic guitar respectively. Since forming, the duo spent t...
Photo by Suz Film
Today, South Carolina rock outfit The Blug Dogs released Big Dreamers, their first studio-recorded offering since 2004’s Halos and Good Buys. The anticipated album was produced by acclaimed producer, solo artist, songwriter and Grammy-winning member of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Sadler Vaden.
Blue Dogs were founded in Charleston, S.C. in 1987 and are led by songwriters Hank Futch and Bobby Houck, who handle bass and acoustic guitar respectively. Since forming, the duo spent two decades on the road eventually slowing down in 2007 to take jobs outside of music to support their new families. Despite that, music stayed at the forefront of their minds and the desire to create an album only grew.
“We’re doing this to follow that dream of playing music and sharing our sound with whoever wants to listen,” Futch said. “We’ve probably been Americana before that became a term. But we didn’t feel like we had to be anything other than ourselves to write these songs.” Houck added, “We still have something to say. We can write good songs that we like, knowing other people will like them too. We’ve got a lot more to do, more places to play, and maybe bigger places to play. Because of this album, we get to live this dream longer than we thought.”
Big Dreamers came together when guitarist Dan Hood, steel guitar player Charlie Thompson, and longtime drummer Greg Walker joined the Flutch and Houck in the studio – former member Phillip Lammonds also joined them to co-write three of the new songs featured on the project. The LP serves as a comeback for the Blue Dogs and a full-circle moment for Vaden who collaborated with the band since he was 18 and admired their sound even before that.
“Any time I hear the Blue Dogs, it takes me home to the Carolinas. I feel like they have never gotten the recognition outside of South Carolina and the Southeast circuit,” said Vaden. “So, I hope this album can get them out there a bit more and gain some new fans who will look back at their legacy as well. These guys deserve the type of record we made.”
Vaden isn’t the only support seen on Big Dreamers, legendary Texas songwriter Radney Foster is featured on “That’s How I Knew,” which he wrote with Houck and adds background vocals on the glossy, “If Ever.” Master dobro player Jerry Douglas also assists Blue Dogs on the bluegrass-influenced “The Road You Don’t.”
To celebrate the release of the project Blue Dogs will perform a show at Isle of Palms, S.C. famed Windjammer beach stage tomorrow, June 3. Tickets are available now and can be found here. Following the album release party, Blue Dogs will continue to perform around the South through the summer and into October where they’ll perform a homecoming performance stint at North Charleston, S.C.’s Riverfront Revival Music festival.
“[‘Big Dreamers’] is written for all the family members, friends and fans that have loved and supported us and our music and helped us be big dreamers,” said Futch, tying a bow on the project. “‘Big Dreamers’ seemed to be a title that we can all relate to and embrace. Take the Big Dreamers recording wherever you go and be a big dreamer believer.”
Listen to Big Dreamers below:
June 3 – Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer’s Kona Liquid Aloha Beach Stage
June 10 – Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Harbourfest
July 2 – Aiken, SC – Aiken Music Fest
July 8 – Columbia, SC – The Main Course
July 9 – Knoxville, TN – Barley’s Knoxville
July 10 – High Point, NC – The Revival with Paul Thorn & Friends
July 23 – Phenix City, AL – Chattahoochee Brewing
Sept. 13-17 – Nashville, TN – AMERICANAFEST
Sept. 30 – Sumter, SC – Sumter Opera House
Oct. 8-9 – North Charleston, SC – Riverfront Revival
IOP cleanup collects hundreds of debris from streets in morning sweep
As you pull off the IOP Connector, an orange electric message board greets you with a command: keep the beach clean. If you head down Ocean Boulevard, you’ll find the Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew, a dedicated group of individuals trying to do just that.The IOP Cleanup Crew met bright and early on Wednesday, June 8 for its inaugural “breakfast club” morning litter sweep. Susan Smith, a co-founder of the cleanup crew, was joined by Howard Hogue and Paula Richnafksy for the sweep.The morning litter sweeps target th...
As you pull off the IOP Connector, an orange electric message board greets you with a command: keep the beach clean. If you head down Ocean Boulevard, you’ll find the Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew, a dedicated group of individuals trying to do just that.
The IOP Cleanup Crew met bright and early on Wednesday, June 8 for its inaugural “breakfast club” morning litter sweep. Susan Smith, a co-founder of the cleanup crew, was joined by Howard Hogue and Paula Richnafksy for the sweep.
The morning litter sweeps target the commercial streetscape and parking lots at Front Beach in partnership with the City of Isle of Palms. Armed with five-gallon buckets, trash grabbers and clipboards, Richnafsky and Hogue got to work.
In just two minutes, Hogue picked up 19 cigarette butts from a 50-foot stretch of sidewalk. Checking in with Richnafksy revealed the same. She recovered 75 cigarettes, some whole, from the sidewalk gutters and curbs of Ocean Boulevard.
Other items picked up included aluminum cans, plastic packaging, hair ties, jewelry and a green army man toy.
Hogue, who has become somewhat of a Lowcountry litter legend, brought his own tools that he carries in the back of his Subaru. “Beach Santa,” as he’s been nicknamed, has been on nearly 1,300 litter sweeps, and expects that he’ll hit 1,500 this year.
“I tell people when I’m doing this and they’re walking around with three-year-old children, I’m not doing this for you and me. I’m doing it for their future grandchildren because we don’t know. We don’t know what the end result is going to be with all the litter,” Hogue said.
The Cleanup Crew records its findings in the South Carolina Aquarium’s Litter-Free Digital Journal, a free data-tracking tool to document the litter picked up across the state. They can track the recovered litter and categorize it by debris type, location and brand.
Hogue alone has logged 33,095 pieces of litter from IOP beaches and streetscapes since 2019 — 39% of that was cigarettes and cigarette butts.
Among the strangest items Richnasfky has recovered was a single waterlogged sneaker — an Air Jordan.
“Just one. Soaking wet, so it weighed 100 pounds. We were walking back down the beach and a kid was like ‘did you find an Air Jordan?’” Richnafsky said. “Then it hit me. That’s a really expensive shoe.”
Prohibited items still find their way onto the beach. Cigarettes were banned on IOP in 2020, but Smith said cigarette butts are still the most commonly picked up piece of litter the crew finds. Since 2019, the IOP Cleanup Crew has logged nearly 13,000 cigarette butts picked up from the beach and streetscapes.
“We’ve seen a reduction in the number of cigarette butts, at least in terms of a percentage of the trash that we’re collecting,” Smith said.
Plastic straws, single-use plastic bags, Styrofoam and glass bottles are not allowed on the beach. Since 2019, the cleanup crew has recovered 1,499 plastic straws, 854 single-use plastic bags, 1,637 pieces of Styrofoam and 247 glass bottles.
The amount of litter on the beaches and surrounding areas can be overwhelming, and there’s an endless supply. Monday night cleanups recover hundreds of pieces of litter. Depending on the size of the groups, one sweep can collect over 1,000 pieces of litter. Even with smaller groups, like the breakfast club sweep that drew only two volunteers, Richnafsky and Hogue collected 238 pieces of litter in under an hour.
Ideally, the litter sweeps would eventually go away. The beaches and streetscapes would be so clean that the cleanup crew could hang up their buckets and go home. Changing the behavior of beachgoers to use less single-use plastic and reduce the number of items brought onto the beach is a huge step in keeping the beach clean, Smith said.
“We’re trying to protect our natural spaces and public places for everyone’s health, for the health of the environment, but for the health of people and just keeping it attractive and pleasant and welcoming for everybody who comes here,” Smith said.
Morning sweeps are from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Wednesday until Aug. 31. Morning sweeps are aimed toward adult volunteers, with a recommended minimum age of 16 years old for participants. Afterward, volunteers earn discounts at Café Paname, The Sea Biscuit Café or Acme Lowcountry Kitchen.
Evening sweeps are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday until Labor Day. Evening sweeps are open to all ages. Afterward, volunteers earn discounts at The Windjammer, Ben & Jerry’s, The Boathouse, Lawrence’s Seafood Company or Smugglers.
Volunteers are asked to collect litter for at least 30 minutes. There is no advance registration required to participate. Check-ins will be in the space between the city restroom building and outdoor showers in the 1100 block of Ocean Boulevard, alongside Coconut Joe’s restaurant. The crew provides gloves, buckets, clipboards and data sheets to document litter items for South Carolina Aquarium’s litter journal.