• New Year's Resolutions

    Well, welcome to January, 2019! At this time of year many people make resolutions, short statements about goals or things they desire to accomplish in the coming year. Weight loss, more time with family, more time at the gym; these are all noble resolutions.

    Another common one is to become more organized, reduce clutter. There is a very popular program on a major streaming service about organization and being tidy. We collect stuff as we move through life and knowing what to keep, where to keep it, and how to find it again later is important. It can also be increasingly more difficult when it comes to the digital stuff we collect. Scanned documents, photos of everything, music and video files; all of these are important and, in many cases, irreplaceable. So, what can we do?

    Here at ChiRho Technology Services we can help you design and implement a backup/long term storage solution that fits your needs and budget. From on premise storage systems to cloud-based solutions, we can help you organize your digital life, and keep those important files, photos, and media safe and accessible.

    Get in touch! Ph: (209)225-9787 @chirhotech matt@chirhotech.com




    Whatever your needs are, in your home, office, or small business; ChiRho Tech is ready to prepare a fast, budget-friendly solution. Give us a call. We Can Help!

  • Using a Personal or Professional Knowledge Base

    As our lives get busier and more complex, keeping track of all the details can be challenging. We utilize calendars, planners, and apps to try and keep track of it all, but some things just aren’t that easy to store in these types of products.

    For the busy parent, keeping track of schedules and homework may reqire a calendar app, but how do you keep track of insurance policy numbers, vehicle VINs or maintenance records? A paper file cabinet may be the traditional method, but is that information really available to you when you need it?

    For organizations, frequently used documents or policy and procedure manuals may be kept on the local file server, but who is in charge of organizing and maintaining these? Do you send workers or techs into the field? Is the information they need about each client location and specific need easily available to them? Have you considered proprietary solutions like Microsoft Sharepoint? Is there a better way?

    Here at ChiRho Tech, we utilize a self-hosted wiki solution. We keep details of each client’s installations or services (not personal or billing information, of course) in our wiki. That way, when techs are on site, they can pull up the full specs of the systems they are dealing with. We have also set up wikis for busy families to keep track of addresses, phone numbers, insurance information and other family details. These pages are accessible from the internet via a computer or mobile device, secured by user accounts and passwords. Now, when mom is at the Dr.’s office, she can pull up little Susie’s insurance card number from the family knowledge base without needing to carry insurance cards for each family member.

    Do you think a knowledge base might be beneficial to your family or organization? Give us a call! We offer wiki hosting at very competitive prices. We can also build or deploy a server for you and hand you the keys. You are in control. Reach out today!



    Whatever your needs are, in your home, office, or small business; ChiRho Tech is ready to prepare a fast, budget-friendly solution. Give us a call. We Can Help!

  • Why We Use Linux

    Here at ChirhoTech we use, reccommend, and support the Linux operating system for both server and desktop deployments. If you become a customer of ours, we will try our best to explain and convince you that Linux is the best, most stable, most cost-effective option for your situation. However, if you need Windows or Mac OS X systems, we will make sure your network and devices work as well as possible. We may suggest virtualizing your Windows desktops, or reccommend using certain open-source alternatives for some of your productivity applications. All this is because we believe in the power of Linux and open-source software.


    Whatever your needs are, in your home, office, or small business; ChiRho Tech is ready to prepare a fast, budget-friendly solution. Give us a call. We Can Help!

  • Welcome to ChiRho Tech

    Hi.

    This is the first blog post for the relaunch of our website. I have changed a few things including hosting and the publishing platform; all very ‘inside baseball’ type stuff. I will have a blog post on the details at a later date. I am still toying with the format of the website, so check back when you can. As always, click the link to subscribe and get the latest posts delivered straight to you via the magic of RSS! Thanks for stopping by.

    Matt
    @chirhotech