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If you are a business owner, trying to handle your company’s IT issues on your own is like trying to find your way home on a boat without navigation tools. Sure, some folks on board might be able to figure out which way is north, but without a map, guidance, and a comprehensive plan, you will be floating along until something catastrophic happens.

That is where ITS comes in – we work as a life raft for businesses trying to navigate the waters of IT without any experience or tools at their disposal. We do this by working as a team to provide our clients with a wide range of customized IT computer services in 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.

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And when we say “full range of computer support,” we mean it! Here is a quick glance at how ITS can help with all of your IT support needs:

Complete Cloud Computer Services in 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’ growth.

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IT Project Management

Peace of mind is paramount if you are a business owner who needs to build or relocate your IT setup. Fortunately, ITS’ Build and Design team can move your existing IT infrastructure or relocate new IT infrastructure deployments, so that you can concentrate on serving your customers. We’ll handle all the heavy lifting!
ITS helps with every aspect of your large-scale IT project, from the design and implementation of IT hardware to assistance with project budgeting. Here is a quick summary of our New Construction and Relocation computer services in 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.

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Cloud Computer Services in Charleston

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.

Cybersecurity

Data theft. Malicious viruses. Ransomware attacks. Whether you own a small business or a large enterprise, cyber attacks ruin hardworking entrepreneurs every day. Cybersecurity threats are serious, and ITS is serious about protecting your business from them. With ITS’ sophisticated network defense strategies, you can protect your organization, your employees, and your customers from any cybersecurity threat.

Our cybersecurity computer solutions in 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.

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Additional Computer Services in Charleston

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

Trion Properties continues Southeast expansion with acquisition of 312-unit multifamily community in Charleston, South Carolina

Trion Properties, a private equity real estate firm based in West Hollywood, California and Miami, Florida specializing in multifamily investments, has expanded its Southeast presence with the acquisition of Latitude at West Ashley, a 312-unit multifamily community in Charleston, South Carolina for $51.8 million.The firm entered the Southeast market in September with the acquisition of Crescent Commons, a 288-unit multifamily community in Fayetteville, North Ca...

Trion Properties, a private equity real estate firm based in West Hollywood, California and Miami, Florida specializing in multifamily investments, has expanded its Southeast presence with the acquisition of Latitude at West Ashley, a 312-unit multifamily community in Charleston, South Carolina for $51.8 million.

The firm entered the Southeast market in September with the acquisition of Crescent Commons, a 288-unit multifamily community in Fayetteville, North Carolina, followed by the purchase of Patterson Court, a 384-unit luxury multifamily community in Orlando, Florida, in November. This continued growth within the region speaks to the firm’s strong reputation and ability to rapidly expand into new markets based on strong relationships and a deep understanding of the multifamily investment market and trends, according to Max Sharkansky, Managing Partner at Trion Properties.

“Charleston is a lucrative market that we have been actively looking to expand into as we continue to strategically acquire properties in areas that have proven resiliency and are experiencing population and employment growth,” says Sharkansky. “Latitude is an ideal asset as it’s situated on the east side of the West Ashley submarket, which is less than 10 minutes from downtown Charleston and the Charleston airport, the two largest employment centers in the area. These strong employment fundamentals are met with a growing population that will help generate long term renter demand for the property.”

Marley Dominguez, Director of Acquisitions at Trion Properties, adds: “The Charleston region’s population is increasing three times faster than the U.S. average, boasting 33 new residents each day. A growing list of major corporations and industrial tenants have opened facilities in the area, lured by tax incentives and quick access to the expanding Port of Charleston.”

Trion recognized Latitude as especially well positioned to benefit from the increase in population and employment based on the limited supply of quality housing in the area. In the last 12 months, no new supply has come to market and no large-scale projects are currently under way that will be able to deliver competing new units in the next five years. The lack of incoming supply will allow the property to benefit from organic upwards pressure on rents that will be enhanced through the implementation of the firm’s best-in-class renovation program, Dominguez notes.

“This acquisition will allow us to create significant value through executing our proven renovation and operations strategies,” says Dominguez. “Current ownership has focused primarily on curing deferred maintenance, minor exterior renovations, and minimal interior upgrades. There are notable opportunities to improve landscaping, paint the dated exterior, and create additional amenities such as a dog park, playground, and additional BBQ areas. These additions will significantly improve quality of life for residents and strengthen investor returns.”

Constructed in two phases in 1968 and 1973, Latitude at West Ashley consists of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units averaging 954-square feet. Approximately half of the units are townhome style. The community is comprised of 22 two-story wood-framed buildings, as well as a pool deck with BBQ grills and cabanas, fitness center, and on-site laundry facilities.

Latitude at West Ashley is bordered by the Ashley and Stono Rivers, creating the breathtaking scenery for which Charleston is known. Situated seven miles due west of Downtown Charleston, residents are a quick drive to all downtown has to offer. Nearby Interstate 526, which feeds directly into Charleston’s Interstate Highway 26, gives residents a fast and easy route in and out of area. Community residents also enjoy close proximity to the area’s only indoor mall, the Citadel Mall, and a large number of big-box stores.

Latitude at West Ashley is located at 1735 Ashley Hall Rd, Charleston, SC 29407.

SCDOT: Input on Mark Clark Expressway extension shows 43% approval rate

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Over the summer, the South Carolina Department of Transportation held public input meetings about possible plans for the Mark Clark Expressway extension.Now, the results are in.51 percent of Charleston county residents do not approve of the project. 43 percent approve the project, and 5 percent are neutral.The project would add about nine miles of highway from West Ashley to the James Island connector.Nix-526, a community group, and the Coastal Conservation League oppose the ...

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Over the summer, the South Carolina Department of Transportation held public input meetings about possible plans for the Mark Clark Expressway extension.

Now, the results are in.

51 percent of Charleston county residents do not approve of the project. 43 percent approve the project, and 5 percent are neutral.

The project would add about nine miles of highway from West Ashley to the James Island connector.

Nix-526, a community group, and the Coastal Conservation League oppose the idea. They told ABC News 4 they weren't surprised with the meeting results.

"Between the opposed which was 51 percent, and those that had no particular opinion that's another 7 or 8 percent so 57 percent of people are opposed," said Rich Thomas with Nix-526.

One reason for their opposition is environmental concerns.

"It impacts dozens of acres of fresh and saltwater wetlands. Particularly through crossing of the Stono River in two different places in West Ashley to John's Island and John's Island to James Island," said Jason Crowley, a senior program director at the Coastal Conservation League.

They also worry congestion will only move to the new interstate, which won't resolve traffic delays.

Another concern: the history they feel the construction would destroy.

"If you look on James Island, you see the road proposal going right through some old black neighborhoods that are well established. That have been there for 100 years," Thomas said.

ABC News 4 reached out to SCDOT about the results and they issued us this statement.

"Holding the Public Hearing and soliciting feedback from the public on the Recommended Preferred Alternative is a part of the National Environmental Policy Act process. The public comments received are critical in the transportation decision-making process and help build an understanding of community issues and needs. These comments will be considered during the development of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and may play a role in modifications to the Recommended Preferred Alternative. SCDOT and Charleston County are currently moving forward in the process by responding to the Public Hearing comments and developing the Final Environmental Impact Statement. All comments and responses will be made part of the public record and be included in the Final Environmental Impact Statement."

Still, Jason Crowley said he believes SCDOT can do other things to ease traffic on Johns and James Islands.

"If you invested in bus rapid transit in West Ashley and James Island, and if you invested in local solutions on John's island you would have a greater benefit for the entire region and it would cost less money," he said.

No plan is finalized for the project. Construction is supposed to begin in 2024.

New dental clinic opens in Ryan White Wellness Center

After the months of work that it took to make happen, it was fitting that the MUSC College of Dental Medicine dental clinic at the Ryan White Wellness Center of Charleston held its ribbon cutting on World AIDS Day – Dec. 1.The Ryan White Wellness Center is a federally funded clinic for people living with HIV. Located in West Ashley and operated by Roper St. Francis Healthc...

After the months of work that it took to make happen, it was fitting that the MUSC College of Dental Medicine dental clinic at the Ryan White Wellness Center of Charleston held its ribbon cutting on World AIDS Day – Dec. 1.

The Ryan White Wellness Center is a federally funded clinic for people living with HIV. Located in West Ashley and operated by Roper St. Francis Healthcare, the clinic is a one-stop shop offering medical, vision and mental health care as well as social services like housing assistance, a food closet, legal aid and life skills classes.

MUSC dental students, through Ryan White grants to MUSC and Roper, have long provided dental care to people living with HIV at the college dental clinic on the peninsula. Roper patients with more complex cases will still be treated at the main peninsula site, but the students, as well as a dental assistant, dental hygienist and a faculty member, will now work out of the West Ashley site to offer routine cleanings and basic dentistry, including comprehensive exams, X-rays, fillings, extractions and temporary crowns to the Roper patients.

Amy Martin, DrPH, chair of the Department of Stomatology and director of the Division of Population Oral Health in the College of Dental Medicine, said the new clinic is significant for two key reasons – and both of those reasons have to do with the interdisciplinary nature of the clinic.

First, patients will be able to access dental care in the same place that they’re already receiving other services. The on-site dental clinic means patients are less likely to fall through the cracks, as there are case managers who work with clients to ensure they’re getting all the necessary care and aid.

Second, students will have the opportunity to work alongside professionals from other disciplines. Students will attend a weekly “rounding” session at which the upcoming week’s client files will be reviewed by the entire staff so everyone – doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers – will have a complete understanding of each client’s situation.

“Oral health is part of systemic health,” said Sarandeep Huja, D.D.S., Ph.D., dean of the college, and he’s happy to see that the center values oral health.

Kimberly Butler Willis, Ph.D., director of community health at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, explained the significance of oral health.

“People living with HIV/AIDS are a high-risk population, with growing oral health needs, particularly because common oral health conditions are more severe for these patients,” she said. “A weakened immune system can require more intensive and costly treatments. However, with a growing number of HIV/AIDS patients without dental insurance or access to routine preventive care, regular oral health education and free preventive dental services care are essential to a comprehensive and holistic center like the Ryan White Wellness Center.”

Huja is also excited about the tremendous learning opportunity for students that this clinic represents.

“I think this is the way forward, and we have to prepare our students for different practice models,” he said. “Thirty years ago, most graduates went into private practice. Now, they have various options such as the military, a Federally Qualified Health Center, the U.S. Public Health Service or corporate practice.”

Many students also want to concentrate on underserved populations, he said.

“Being able to practice in a clinic like this not only develops your clinical skills but your heart,” he said.

Leslie McGarity, D.M.D., is serving as the on-site faculty supervisor while the college searches for a permanent director. As a double graduate of MUSC, having trained here as a student and then as a resident, she’s happy to be in a position to give back to the school.

“It's been wonderful to be able to serve this patient population,” she said.

McGarity and the two staff members have been seeing patients for about a month. Students began their rotations this week.

Each week, two third-year and two fourth-year students will spend three days at the clinic. They’ll do two rotations each semester.

As they enter the clinic each day, they’re likely to encounter the joyful presence of Frank Salazar. A patient for 18 years, Salazar recently joined the team as a peer navigator.

Salazar said he’s always wanted to work at the center because of all of the help that he has received over the years. He loves his job, he said.

“It's a really wonderful place to come and work,” he said. “You can feel the concern, the care. People love coming in here to work. You can feel that.”

Martin, who is heading up the search for a permanent dental director, said it took a lot of people in multiple departments at both MUSC and Roper to get the clinic off the ground.

Huja particularly cited Sorin Teich, D.M.D., associate dean of clinical affairs, and Frankie Wilhoit, manager of business and clinical operations, as being instrumental in operationalizing the clinic.

“It's evidence of two large regional health care systems collaborating for the advancement of a highly prized portion of our community who deserve the highest quality of care,” Martin said. “It’s a great reflection on two systems putting patients first.”

Paint supply dries up under pandemic push

When the pandemic quarantine period kept millions of people looking at the interior of their homes, renovations around the house that would normally be placed on the back burner finally had their moment in the sun.More than a year later, renovations remain strong as lingering effects of the pandemic have popularized the work-from-home model, in addition to other reasons as to why Americans may find themselves with more time and funds to allocate to home-office upgrades.Across the country, paint suppliers are struggling to keep ...

When the pandemic quarantine period kept millions of people looking at the interior of their homes, renovations around the house that would normally be placed on the back burner finally had their moment in the sun.

More than a year later, renovations remain strong as lingering effects of the pandemic have popularized the work-from-home model, in addition to other reasons as to why Americans may find themselves with more time and funds to allocate to home-office upgrades.

Across the country, paint suppliers are struggling to keep up with increased demand as products fly off the shelves with more customers taking on residential and commercial projects, and South Carolina is not the exception.

Jimmy Brooks is the owner of the 360 Painting Columbia franchise, part of a national brand with 133 locations across 40 states and D.C.

For Brooks, a customer placing an order could mean a slew of follow-up phone calls to other stores to see if they have the specific paint in inventory.

“I can call my rep and say we need 30-40 gallons of paint, so she’ll get on the phone, and we’ll start looking around, but now I’ve got to drive from Columbia to Aiken or Rock Hill or Camden, or just go to four different stores just to round it up,” Brooks said. “Generally speaking, we can find the paint, it’s just a lot of time in order to get there.”

Brooks said prices have increased too. Since Sherwin Williams, partner of 360 Painting, has been charging a 15-20% uptick for materials, that same price raise had to be passed on to the customer, Brooks said.

Brooks said that hasn’t deterred patronage, though.

“The products have been harder to get recently, but since the pandemic, we’ve seen good business during that period of time,” he said.

Dave Rychley, president of 360 Painting, agrees that lead times in obtaining products have gone up. Whereas customers could’ve picked up product orders or had them delivered with a 24-hour turnaround in the past, it can now take up to two weeks as providers must more frequently contact other vendors to confirm stock when they themselves have run out, he said.

“It’s never been more critical in my time in paint, and what I mean by that is there’s a lot of problem-solving that our local sales reps are doing all over the country, and certainly in South Carolina to help ensure that our franchisees and our customers have all the product that they need,” Rychley said.

Rychley said the company is up 40% on client inquiry leads and paint estimates. This parallels national numbers as international industry market research company The Freedonia Group reports a 39% national spike in home renovation activity in 2020. Consumers surveyed credited these home improvement projects with changes associated with the pandemic.

Despite increased efforts to refill rapidly emptying store shelves, Rychley said 360 Painting is already fortunate to have a partnership and relationship with national brand Sherwin Williams. For smaller companies who don’t have this kind of support, it can be even more difficult to find the necessary products that customers are asking for or to even stock up for a little more than immediate demand.

For Waylon Cain, owner of West Ashley True Value in Charleston, his crew of eight employees are working hard to meet orders, for paint and for other hardware requests that come into the store as well.

“I spent four nights past midnight here (at the store),” Cain said, adding that as a small business “I can’t compete with the big buys with employees. I don’t have the night crew to do it for me.”

Because West Ashley True Value functions as an independent store, Cain said he buys from multiple vendors. While costs have gone up, he’s tried his best to keep prices low for his customers.

“We’re trying our best for finding smart ways to purchase,” Cain said. “Our goal is to keep the community. This is my neighborhood; I take care of it.”

Cain said he is learning as he goes about maintaining that balance in keeping customers happy and mitigating rising costs. Cain said he spends about $300-$500 a week at Lowe’s or Home Depot, which he said generates him little profit at the price that he charges, but at least he has that inventory on hand when it’s needed.

“Things are going up so much in cost that my previous retail price is below the actual cost of my product, and unfortunately, I’m finding out the hard way, but I’m trying my best,” Cain said. “Hopefully things will bounce back after people come back to work and we start putting value back in the dollar again.”

Reach Alexandria Ng at 843-849-3124.

Poke Burri restaurant now open inside The Victory in Charleston, SC

Remember when we gave you the scoop on The Victory building in Avondale? ICYMI: the building used to be the Helping Kids with Cancer Thrift Store. It’s been some time, but the first tenant in the 10,000 sqft space off of Savannah Highway has opened for business....

Remember when we gave you the scoop on The Victory building in Avondale? ICYMI: the building used to be the Helping Kids with Cancer Thrift Store. It’s been some time, but the first tenant in the 10,000 sqft space off of Savannah Highway has opened for business.

Poke Burri officially opened on Tuesday at 835 Savannah Hwy., bringing poke bowls, sushi burritos, and build your own options to the Lowcountry. The eatery even offers nontraditional sushi dishes on its secret menu, with a selection of sushi pizza, donuts, and a corn dog.

Poke Burri’s coownersCharleston natives Jeff Locke and Tim Duke — have returned to the Lowcountry to open the brand.

However, Charleston isn’t the first location. Poke Burri began inside the Atlanta Food HallWe Suki Suki in 2016 and has since expanded to Jacksonville, Houston, Raleigh + Philadelphia. It’s about time we got in on the action, right?

The awardwinning restaurant has been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and Food Network. Check it out Monday through Thursday + Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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