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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, SC
Suppose saving money and boosting productivity is what your business needs. In that case, ITS' fully managed computer support in West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, SC
Screening mammograms added to services at West Ashley site; full breast center in works
Leslie Cantu September 28https://hollingscancercenter.musc.edu/news/archive/2022/09/28/screening-mammograms-added-to-services-at-west-ashley-site-full-breast-center-in-works
To make breast cancer screening even more accessible to local communities, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and MUSC Health are now offering screening mammograms in West Ashley.MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion – located within the Citadel Mall – began offering screening mammograms in February. Teresa Harrison, radiology operations...
To make breast cancer screening even more accessible to local communities, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and MUSC Health are now offering screening mammograms in West Ashley.
MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion – located within the Citadel Mall – began offering screening mammograms in February. Teresa Harrison, radiology operations manager for mammography, said the new location seems to be a well-kept secret, but the team is eager to get the word out, especially so that women in West Ashley, James Island and Johns Island know that they can get their annual mammograms closer to home.
Radiologist Rebecca Leddy, M.D., said it’s all part of Hollings’ mission to reduce the cancer burden in South Carolina.
“Our mission is to be in the community where the patients work and live and to offer them services and a convenient high-quality care situation – so we’re bringing our high-quality services beyond just the downtown cancer center location,” she said.
Hollings also offers screening mammograms in Mount Pleasant at the MUSC Health East Cooper Medical Pavilion and North Charleston at the MUSC Health North Area Medical Pavilion. Between the four locations, it is easy to get an appointment quickly, Leddy said.
Yearly screening mammograms are critical because they can help to catch cancer in an early stage, when it is more treatable. The West Ashley site includes the latest in 3D tomosynthesis mammography to allow for better detection.
Additional services are in the works. Plans are underway to add diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast procedures and breast MRI at the West Ashley site next year and for breast surgeons to offer appointments there. Breast MRI is also expected to be available at the East Cooper location by the end of this year.
Harrison and Leddy are both enthusiastic about the West Ashley site. Leddy said she saw the benefits of the location for herself when she brought a family member to an appointment there.
“I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this space is amazing!’ You can park right out front with easy access to your appointment. I went to Target and got our prescription, got a Starbucks, and I said, ‘This is where we need to be for breast imaging. Our patients will love it,’” she said.
“The parking alone sold me,” she added.
The West Ashley location gives people more options to choose where they would like to go for high-quality screening.
Who should get screening mammograms?
Lowcountry high school football schedule - Week 4
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Week four of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Check back here for scores and highlights and watch Friday Night Lights on Live 5 News Friday at 11:15 p.m.9/16Cane Bay 31, James Island 28 - Live 5 Game of the Week: Cobras 2-1 hand the Trojans 4-1 their first loss of the yearFt. Dorchester 48, Berkeley 6 - Patriots get back to .500 2-2, Stags fall to 1-4West Ashley 7, Wando 0 - Wildcats start off strong 5-0, Warriors fall to 1-3...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Week four of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Check back here for scores and highlights and watch Friday Night Lights on Live 5 News Friday at 11:15 p.m.
Cane Bay 31, James Island 28 - Live 5 Game of the Week: Cobras 2-1 hand the Trojans 4-1 their first loss of the year
Ft. Dorchester 48, Berkeley 6 - Patriots get back to .500 2-2, Stags fall to 1-4
West Ashley 7, Wando 0 - Wildcats start off strong 5-0, Warriors fall to 1-3
Blythewood 42, Goose Creek 28 - Gators lose fourth straight 0-4
Sumter 16, Summerville 0 - Green Wave takes first loss of the season 3-1
Ashley Ridge 26, St. James 10 - Swamp Foxes pick up the win 3-1
Carolina Forest 17, Stratford 14 - Knights lose the close contest 0-3
Beckham 48, Stall 0 - Bengals improve to 4-1, Warriors lose in the shutout 0-4
Colleton County 19, North Charleston 12 - Cougars get first win of the season 1-3, Cougars drop to 2-3
Woodland 23, Bishop England 13 - Wolverines stay undefeated 4-0, Battling Bishops move to 1-4
Aynor 52, Philip Simmons 31 - Iron Horses fall to 3-2
Hanahan 30, Timberland 24 - Hawks still undefeated 3-0, Wolves cannot get in the win column 0-5
Scott’s Branch 20, St. John’s 16 - Islanders lose a close one 0-5
Cross 14, Lack Marion 9 - Trojans jump to 4-1
Baptist Hill 36, Allendale-Fairfax 28 - Bobcats win third straight
Academic Magnet 26, Palmetto Christian 10 - Raptors win fourth straight, Eagles move to 0-4
Whale Branch 53, Burke 12 - Bulldogs lose big 0-4
Porter-Gaud 24, Ben Lippen 22 - Cyclones win in the nail-bitter 3-2
First Baptist 28, Hilton Head Prep 14 - Hurricanes jump to even on the year 2-2
Pinewood Prep 40, John Paul II 26 - Panthers move to 2-3
Hilton Head Christian 35, Northwood Academy 0 - Chargers lose their fifth game in a row 0-5
Thomas Heyward 50, Dorchester Academy 22 - Raiders take first loss on the season 4-1
Colleton Prep 53, Andrew Jackson 22 - War Hawks show out in big win 4-0
Lee Academy 49, St. John’s Christian 36 - Cavaliers drop to 2-3
Military Magnet (1-3) at Bethune-Bowman
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West Ashley restaurant announces plans to shut down after 15 years
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A popular restaurant in West Ashley serving up soup, salad and sandwiches is preparing to close its doors for the last time.Ladles Soups, located 3125 Bees Ferry Road in Charleston, will close down on Thursday at 8 p.m., according to a post on the store’s Facebook page.“I truly cannot express how grateful we are to the local community that kept us going for so long, especially through the last few years,” the post states. “We are sad to leave you but excited to begin the next ch...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A popular restaurant in West Ashley serving up soup, salad and sandwiches is preparing to close its doors for the last time.
Ladles Soups, located 3125 Bees Ferry Road in Charleston, will close down on Thursday at 8 p.m., according to a post on the store’s Facebook page.
“I truly cannot express how grateful we are to the local community that kept us going for so long, especially through the last few years,” the post states. “We are sad to leave you but excited to begin the next chapter of our lives.”
Suzie Allen, who founded Ladles Soups with the opening of the West Ashley store in October of 2007, calls the closure heartbreaking.
“Ladles is a labor of love, and we never really had a chance to get it off the ground,” she said. “You know, it takes time to build a chain of restaurants and COVID, it’s sad, it took that one down.”
Allen said COVID has created sometimes-insurmountable challenges for many restaurants, especially in the Charleston area. As businesses started reopening after initial closures, they faced struggles to pay the bills.
“It put up very strenuous money strain on all businesses, not just the restaurant industry, everyone, because you know you have an overhead to pay,” she said. “You have to make sales in order to pay overhead. You have to do that. I think just a lot of these people did the best that they could possibly do and at some point, it just drains the life out of you.”
She called COVID and its aftermath a “perfect storm” for businesses and hopes customers understand and appreciate the dedication restaurant owners and employees face in keeping the doors open every day.
“You’re losing business because you don’t have enough employees to serve the customers that are coming in,” she said. “They get frustrated because they’re not getting served quickly enough. We can’t get the food that we used to be able to get. We’re limited to the things that we can order and it has nothing to do with our food vendors; it has to do with just the supply chain. The problem is they’re paying more for goods. They can’t they make less money and they can’t pay the overhead. It’s just really hard.”
But she said she is grateful for her customers, both longtime and new.
“Thank you for patronizing us and supporting us, and we do have diehard customers that come no matter what. And, you know, without them, we would have never even gotten to where we were,” she said. “And I’m not saying Ladles is done, because it’s by no means done.”
The downtown Charleston and James Island locations are remaining open, along with a location in the Outer Banks, Allen said.
Allen sold the West Ashley location in 2017, but her family still owns the other Charleston-area locations.
“Hopefully, down the road you know, we’ll be able to open up some more locations. That’s what we’re hoping for,” she said.
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Cities of N.Charleston and Charleston continue legal battle of annexed acre in West Ashley
West Ashley, SC (WCIV) — The battle continues over a plot of land in West Ashley. The City of North Charleston is going head to head with the City of Charleston over the annexation of one acre of land in West Ashley.This started in 2017 when North Charleston annexed the acre of land. The City of Charleston said annexation was illegal and included a portion of historic ground. But, in 2018, a judge ruled the City of Charleston could not sue, but the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston for this ...
West Ashley, SC (WCIV) — The battle continues over a plot of land in West Ashley. The City of North Charleston is going head to head with the City of Charleston over the annexation of one acre of land in West Ashley.
This started in 2017 when North Charleston annexed the acre of land. The City of Charleston said annexation was illegal and included a portion of historic ground. But, in 2018, a judge ruled the City of Charleston could not sue, but the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston for this land.
Both cities went to the appeals court on Tuesday to fight that decision.
North Charleston said they annexed the acre because it was given to the city.
"We did not take any trust property by annexation. We didn't take any City of Charleston property by annexation," said Derek Van Raalte, attorney for North Charleston.
But, the City of Charleston said that the land grab included a piece of a 100-foot strip of land over which the City of Charleston has jurisdiction.
That land is a part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
"The City of Charleston and the property put an affidavit for a land surveyor. (The surveyor) attested the annexation included 62 or 64 feet of the national trust property, " said George Trenholm Walker, attorney for National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The City of North Charleston said they never received information that was part of the National trust.
"The City of North Charleston never received title to an inch or a fraction of an inch of the national trust land," said Van Raalte.
The City of Charleston, however, said that to annex that one acre, the city of North Charleston crossed over their land.
According to South Carolina law, that is not allowed; a judge in 2018 ruled the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston's land.
"This is an instance where a municipality went over the borders of another municipality and two parcels of a municipality to annex an acre," said Walker.
But North Charleston said the acre was adjacent to the property they owned. The city of Charleston said this move could lead to issues in the future.
"If Charleston is precluded from challenging an annexation that jumps its borders, it sets out a precedent that opens pandora's box," said Frances Cantwell, the City of Charleston's attorney.
The judges did not decide on Tuesday.
The City of Charleston did not release a new statement, and the city of North Charleston did not respond to our request for comment.
Turf war between Charleston, North Charleston continues over property in West Ashley
WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — Today marks a new chapter in the turf war between two cities, as the City of Charleston and the City of North Charleston will go to court to over a plot of land in West Ashley, which could shake up the landscape of the town.It all started back in 2017 when the City of North Charleston annexed the Runnymede property next to the Ashley River and Magnolia plantations. The owner of this property also owned land at the Whitfield Tract plantation and gave permission to the city to annex a one-acre property a...
WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — Today marks a new chapter in the turf war between two cities, as the City of Charleston and the City of North Charleston will go to court to over a plot of land in West Ashley, which could shake up the landscape of the town.
It all started back in 2017 when the City of North Charleston annexed the Runnymede property next to the Ashley River and Magnolia plantations. The owner of this property also owned land at the Whitfield Tract plantation and gave permission to the city to annex a one-acre property adjacent to it.
With this land it would open the door for North Charleston to take control of nearly 2,500 acres of land at Whitfield Tract.
But the problem is the city’s current lines do not touch this property, which is an argument the City of Charleston will hammer in at court on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The City of Charleston and the National Trust for Historic Annexation sued the city of North Charleston in 2018 over this dispute. In the first hearing the court ruled the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston for this land, however Charleston did not have “standing” to sue (which can be a big hurdle to cross in civil cases.)
On Tuesday, there’s two appeals-- one for the one-acre of land and one for the remaining 2,500 acres on Whitfield Tract.
In 2018 the City of Charleston annexed the 2,500 acre property at Whitfield tract as purely a conservation measure just a week after the City of North Charleston annexed the one acre property next to it.
In 2018 the City of Charleston annexed the 2500 acre property at Whitfield tract as purely a conservation measure just a week after the City of North Charleston annexed the one acre property next to it.
Conservation experts are worried Tuesday's decision could be a slippery slope for land acquisition in the future.
“I think that you have some catastrophic impacts that could happen across this state if cities, leapfrogging over other cities. I mean, just imagine, like, Sullivan's Island, leapfrogging over the town of Mount Pleasant to get Cainhoy Road or something," Senior Program Director for the Coastal Conservation League Jason Crowley said.
The City of North Charleston gave ABC News 4 this statement ahead of the court hearing:
The City of North Charleston prevailed at the trial court level and looks forward to moving through tomorrow’s appeal hearing stage as well.
Conservation experts also warn about the environmental impacts this decision could have. The one acre of land in question is right next to the Church Creek River Basin. The property currently acts like a sponge, stopping flooding to the basin from the Ashley River.
But if this property is developed, this could flow downstream into neighborhoods in West Ashley and only increase flooding problems in the City of Charleston.
The City of North Charleston has not confirmed any plans for the property, but certain zoning requirements could leave the door open for developments. The property falls outside the City of Charleston’s urban growth boundary, which prevents them from making any developments.
However, the City of North Charleston does not follow those rules.
While conservation experts argue for the historic nature of these plantations, they say the ecological impacts could be much worse.
“Any sort of change in hydrology change and development in this vast undeveloped area will have catastrophic effects downstream in the communities that are already dealing with some pretty major flooding,” Crowley said.
"And then you add on traffic and all the other things that everyone loves to talk about. And you will just completely destroy this area that people have fought so hard to protect over the last several decades,” Crowley continued.
The City of Charleston provided ABC News 4 with this statement ahead of the court hearing:
Fixing flooding in Church Creek is a top priority for the city of Charleston-- and to do that, we have to prevent overdevelopment of this area at the top of the drainage basin. That's our goal here, and it's why we'll be in court again on Tuesday morning
Tuesday's hearing is an appellate court hearing, which will purely focus on the legality of these annexations. But it also means if the City of Charleston loses, they could appeal all the way to the Supreme Court, which could take years to be heard.