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
Minnesota Crookston Tennis Announces Signing of Division II Transfer Singh
The University of Minnesota Crookston tennis program announced the signing of Kavya Singh (Agra, India/West Liberty University (W.Va.). Singh is the second signee for the Golden Eagles joining Valeria Cortes Astudillo (Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico/Andes Tuxtla S.C.).“We are excited to add Kavya to the UMN Crookston tennis family,” said Head Coach Josh Lunak. “She’s an experienced pl...
The University of Minnesota Crookston tennis program announced the signing of Kavya Singh (Agra, India/West Liberty University (W.Va.). Singh is the second signee for the Golden Eagles joining Valeria Cortes Astudillo (Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico/Andes Tuxtla S.C.).
“We are excited to add Kavya to the UMN Crookston tennis family,” said Head Coach Josh Lunak. “She’s an experienced player transferring from NCAA Division II West Liberty University. She will be a great fit for our tennis program and university.”
The Golden Eagles will have a strong international flare to their 2023 roster with the signings of Singh and Cortes Astudillo. The pair joins Madeleine Schneider (Jr., Gartringen, Germany), who posted the best mark at No. 1 singles for the Golden Eagles since Catherine Brown in 2016. Schneider went 7-7. The Golden Eagles also have Ashley Chomyn (Sr., Winnipeg, Manitoba), a dual-sport student-athlete, who went 6-2 at No. 6 singles in 2022.
Singh and Cortes Astudillo immediately help bolster the Golden Eagles as they look to build on a season in which they took a step in the right direction. Minnesota Crook ston finished the 2022 season with a 2-12 mark. They picked up their first team victories since the 2014 season and posted their best season since 2014. The Golden Eagles were guided by Schneider. The Golden Eagles have a great core returning with Schneider, Sarah Velasquez (Jr., Chino, Calif.), Samantha Gutierrez (Jr., Riverside, Calif.), Kaydance Hinn (So., Coon Rapids, Minn.), Tasha Achermann (Jr., Motley, Minn.), Michelle Swyter (Sr., Perham, Minn.) and Chomyn.
The student-athlete listed as having signed a National Letter of Intent or Offer of Admission to play women’s tennis at the University of Minnesota Crookston have been verified by the Minnesota Crookston compliance office once they sign the National Letter of Intent or once the student-athlete has accepted an Offer of Admission for Minnesota Crookston.
Singh competed with NCAA Division II affiliate West Liberty University throughout the fall season. She picked up three singles and two doubles wins at the Baron Challenge, hosted by Franciscan University. Singh also competed at the Carnegie Mellon University Invitational October 1-2 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She also competed in the B Flight of the ITA Regional in Millersville, Pa. She picked up a pair of doubles wins at the ITA Regional Championships. In the B Flight Consolation for singles at the ITA Regional, Singh earned the consolation championship with five victories. West Liberty finished the season fifth in the final regional rankings. They made it to the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional. She went undefeated in three singles matches at the Oberlin College invitational in Ohio.
She plans to major in exercise science and wellness at UMN Crookston. Singh is the daughter of Shrichand and Raujana Chaudhary.
Charleston urges residents to focus on brain health
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg on Monday announced a new city initiative to get more people to focus on caring for the health of their brain as much as they might exercise their bodies.The community outreach effort organized by the City of Charleston’s Office on Aging seeks to help people focus on the four pillars of brain health, which Dr. Jacobo Mintzer, director of S.C. Institute for Brain Health, described as ensuring social engagem...
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg on Monday announced a new city initiative to get more people to focus on caring for the health of their brain as much as they might exercise their bodies.
The community outreach effort organized by the City of Charleston’s Office on Aging seeks to help people focus on the four pillars of brain health, which Dr. Jacobo Mintzer, director of S.C. Institute for Brain Health, described as ensuring social engagement, boosting cognitive learning, doing physical exercise and improving nutrition.
“Talk[ing] about these four pillars of brain health [means] that we can, number one, be sure we know the signs and can recognize a problem when it occurs, but secondly, know the tools that can help quality of life and even provide some remedy,” Tecklenberg said at a West Ashley forum at the Lowcountry Senior Center.
“At the end of the day, we talk about quality of life — what’s more important than your health? And that includes our brain health.”
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report. Approximately 95,000 South Carolinians are currently living with the disease.
Jamie Roper, coordinator of the Office on Aging, encouraged members of the community to incorporate the pillars of brain health into their everyday lives. The goal of the new initiative is to instill a dedication to brain health in Charleston and provide resources for families and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
“The community initiative is to have the community get active to do whatever they can do for brain health,” Roper said. “Since this is Alzheimer’s and brain health month, we want people to get engaged to look at those four pillars and say, ‘How can I change the course of my life?’ by something as simple as changing your diet, or going for a walk or learning a new dance, taking a yoga class to do stress management, to do whatever they can to promote better brain health.”
The Alzheimer’s Association has a call center available for support at 1-800-272-3900 and can connect families and individuals with support groups, said Sam Wiley, vice president of programs for the S.C. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The association offers support online with education materials that distinguish warning signs to help with early detection of the onset of the disease, as well as distinguish how Alzheimer’s differs from dementia, he said.
20/20 youth basketball organization growing in second summer
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The 20/20 League is something co-founders Tre McLean and Travis Smith say they wish they had growing up in Charleston.The former West Ashley and Porter-Gaud basketball stand-outs started the youth basketball organization last summer.“I mean we love what we do here,” McLean said. “Very passionate about this program just because for Travis and I, where we come from. When we look at these kids, we see ourselves. So with that being said, this is what drives us.”Right now the ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The 20/20 League is something co-founders Tre McLean and Travis Smith say they wish they had growing up in Charleston.
The former West Ashley and Porter-Gaud basketball stand-outs started the youth basketball organization last summer.
“I mean we love what we do here,” McLean said. “Very passionate about this program just because for Travis and I, where we come from. When we look at these kids, we see ourselves. So with that being said, this is what drives us.”
Right now the program just serves middle school age kids. McLean says it’s a way for them to help athletes from different backgrounds in the Charleston area excel on and off the court.
He adds that he’s seen kids grow in the program from year one to year two.
“The kids, they’re more receptive to the information,” McLean said. “We’ve had kids who come to us and say ‘hey I’ve been struggling in school. I only saw myself as an athlete I thought if I scored the most points or won this championship this is how I would reach my goal.”
In the organizations second summer, they’re also hosting town halls for players and their parents to hear from different guest speakers and to learn how to prepare to be student athletes at the next level.
“SAT, ACT prep, GPA’s, core classes, importance of your guidance counselor,” McLean said. “Also able to instill confidence and self awareness. How should you behave in the classroom, on the bench, listen, be coachable.”
He says the 20/20 League has grown from 140 kids last summer to about 180 this summer. McLean says they have a goal of expanding it to 240 kids next summer.
They also have their sights set on expanding to more age ranges in the future.
“We wanted to instill and create a resource that if we had when we were coming up, maybe would have given some of our piers an even greater chance at success,” McLean said.
More information on the 20/20 League is on the organizations website.
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Rooftops and retail reshape West Ashley
Development in West Ashley around Bees Ferry Road has been dominated by multifamily growth — a trend the city of Charleston planning director said the city wasn’t expecting when development of annexed areas began in the late 1990s.“Years ago, the assumption was that there was going to be a huge amount of retail demand,” said Christopher Morgan, planning director for Charleston. “There are a couple of new multifamily developments right near ...
Development in West Ashley around Bees Ferry Road has been dominated by multifamily growth — a trend the city of Charleston planning director said the city wasn’t expecting when development of annexed areas began in the late 1990s.
“Years ago, the assumption was that there was going to be a huge amount of retail demand,” said Christopher Morgan, planning director for Charleston. “There are a couple of new multifamily developments right near West Ashley High School on the Glen McConnell Parkway that are on properties that are zoned general business.”
Morgan said that general business in the city allows for 26 units per acre for residential, and the market has responded. Developers who might have invested time and money into office buildings 20 years ago are often choosing multifamily construction.
Early major multifamily developments included Grand Oaks Plantation, built in the late 1990s that added more than 1,400 homes with an entrance from Bees Ferry Road; Hunt Club, built in the early 2000s with approximately 500 homes also off Bees Ferry Road and Carolina Bay, an 1,800-home multifamily development five minutes from Bees Ferry Road.
Smaller multifamily developments currently in the works, according to Morgan, include 38 single-family lots at Verbena Lane and Apiary Lane at the end of U.S. Highway 17 and Bees Ferry Road. Developers recently announced 55 single-family homes off of U.S. 17 on Hughes Lane near the 17 and Bees Ferry Road intersection.
Multifamily development is occurring on both sides of U.S. Highway 17 in the area. Palisades of Charleston apartments, with several hundred units, is nearing completion near the intersection of Main Road and U.S. 17.
With demand from multifamily developments comes with the need for improved road infrastructure. Major road widening projects are in the works to keep up with the number of cars on U.S. 17, Main Road and Bees Ferry Road thoroughfares.
In 2016, road improvement projects were identified by Charleston County to be paid for with the transportation half-cent sales tax. Considered “a project of regional significance,” per county documents, the $195 million road improvements could include a flyover at U.S. Highway 17 at Main Road and widening Main Road from Bees Ferry Road to Betsy Kerrison Parkway.
The first improvement will be for U.S. 17 and Main Road intersection improvements and Main Road improvements from Bees Ferry Road to River Road. Right of way plans for the first segment were expected to be complete at the end of 2020.
Bob Nuttall, managing principal and founder of Lee & Associates Charleston, said road improvement projects move at a considerably slower pace than private development. Nuttall, who specializes in office, retail, industrial, land and investment products, said a better solution to keep road congestion down would be to build denser multifamily developments with neighborhood retail.
“Any private development could go from zero to done in under 24 months, but any government project is going to be three times that long, if not longer,” Nuttall said. “The office, the retail, the warehouse, the multifamily — all that’s being built faster than any roads can ever keep up with, but I think that higher density is one way to help solve that problem.”
Nuttall said there’s no stopping the influx of people moving to the Lowcountry, but higher-density multifamily development, where units are built taller above a ground-floor level of retail and commercial spaces or neighborhood commercial spaces where residents can walk to without getting in their cars is a way to curb road congestion.
“There’s only two directions that you can grow in an area like Charleston — up or out. So, you either have to do the higher density stuff, like what’s happening on Morrison Drive, which I think is the right move, or build out wider,” Nuttall said. “The Glen McConnell Parkway expansion opened the opportunity for easy ingress and egress. And now it’s this kind of gangbusters. People are talking about how Bees Ferry Road already has so much traffic on it at peak times.”
Nuttall said is encouraged by the Medical University of South Carolina moving a clinic into the Citadel Mall in West Ashley and Roper St. Francis opening an Express Care in the area. He said that keeps needed services nearby, which reduces commute times.
He said West Ashley could benefit from beautifying its roads, similar to road beautification surrounding Park Circle in North Charleston.
“There really doesn’t seem to be a comprehensive plan (for West Ashley),” Nuttall said. “If there was more density, people wouldn’t have to drive so far to get places and do things. The city of Charleston really wants to grow, and I think it’s a great spot for them to embrace it.”
Plan approved to replace West Ashley middle school to reduce capacity
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School Board of Trustees has okayed a plan from staff to replace the current C.E. Williams North campus with a new school.At a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to continue the current middle school configuration in West Ashley dividing sixth-grade students from seventh and eighth-grade students who currently go to C.E. Williams South, near West Ashley High School.The plan that would replace the sixth-grade campus would also allow Pattison’s Academy ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School Board of Trustees has okayed a plan from staff to replace the current C.E. Williams North campus with a new school.
At a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to continue the current middle school configuration in West Ashley dividing sixth-grade students from seventh and eighth-grade students who currently go to C.E. Williams South, near West Ashley High School.
The plan that would replace the sixth-grade campus would also allow Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education (PACE) to fund the design and construction of its facilities on the North campus. PACE is a specialty charter school run by a non-profit for students with multiple disabilities. They’re currently operating out of the former St. Andrews Middle School location.
The board committee also approved the expansion of the seventh/eighth grade C.E. Williams South campus by adding eight classrooms.
Despite the new building for sixth-grade students, the district’s plan does not expand capacity. The current building is underutilized with an enrollment of 363 this year. The building capacity is 904 according to data presented at the meeting.
The new building will be built to hold 600 students, with an expansion capacity of 900. This stands in stark contrast to the South campus which is nearing capacity. That building holds 969 students and currently has 835 students.
However, the district contends West Ashley is not growing as fast as it appears. If current projections remain unchanged the North campus is not expected to exceed 431 students in the next six years. The South campus is expected to peak at 848 students over the same time period.
Former West Ashley High School principal Lee Runyon says the district says the district’s plan is not properly taking into account growth in West Ashley.
“I think that the current plan is again short-sighted and smacks of continued use of taxpayer dollars to try and put a Band-Aid on the problem of systemic growth,” Runyon said. “Anytime you’re running an organization, you’re either growing or you’re dying. If the district is projecting flatline growth in a community that is exploding with residential growth, I think that’s poor leadership.”
Parents like Ragan DuBose-Morris say there are plenty of kids in West Ashley, but many parents are opting to send their middle schoolers out of District 10 to seek out more traditional options.
“West Ashley is the only area in Charleston County that does not have a traditional K-12 pipeline so that you can attend at a traditional elementary, middle and high school configuration,” DuBose-Morris said. “That has been a problem.”
The district’s own numbers suggest only 65 percent of students living in West Ashley attend the two campuses. Despite living in West Ashley, DuBose-Morris chooses to take her children to schools in North Charleston. She says whenever a child has to move to a new school there’s a transitional period that disrupts education. She says she wants to eliminate as many of those transitions as possible.
“They [children] have the knowledge of being in an environment for six through 12th grade,” DuBose-Morris said. “So we have stability, they’re not transitioning between schools. The guidance counselors know who they are. Their teachers know who they are. They’re able to progress through a process in which they have support.”
The current configuration was initiated in part to produce more diverse schools. Constituent board chair for District 10 (West Ashley) Rodney Lewis says the schools are now more diverse and the sixth-grade academy model can work. He says the smaller classes away from the influence of older students are helpful for students to enter adolescents.
“Any time there’s a new program it never just jumps off the first two or three years,” Lewis said. “You got to work it. It’s like a business. You start a business you won’t go to the top automatically. You have to grow there. Allow this to grow and you will see how it works.”
The project is part of the Phase Five Capital Buildings Program that is being funded by a one percent sales tax approved by voters in 2020. The project is budgeted for $40 million and is expected to be completed in 2026.
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