GCS offers a very wide range of services, below is a short list. If you do not find what you need here, please contact us. There is a very high probability we can assist you with whatever your needs are.
Our philosophy is a bit different than most when supplying you with a solution. Grand Central Station evaluates your needs, your current environment, what your “end game” is and includes your budget and matches that with the best solution. In other words, we do not make your business fit in our box! We truly look for the BEST solution, not just one we wish to supply.
All solutions we supply have been thoroughly tested before we ever offer them to our clients so we know the strengths and weaknesses in advance. Sometimes surprises down the road are not appreciated!
Anti Virus and Malware
We offer several solutions to protect your valuable data. We deal with several options for protection which include names like Trend Micro, AVG, Malwarebytes, and others. Available not only as stand alone features but can be included in our managed service offering.
Backup & Disaster Recovery
The description of backups sometime vary on who you talk to. The way we address backups is not only to backup information but the inevitable plan on what we do to get you back up an running and to what extent you wish to go. Again, we take all your needs into account when deciding what solution best fits your needs. With that in mind, we represent several solutions, Acronis, Appasure, DoubleTake, as well as others. They all have their own pros and cons. We are happy to discuss which solution best fits your needs.
If you desire to setup backups to the cloud on you own, you can subscribe to Carbonite Backup Service by clicking here. Or you contact us for us to set things up for you.
The term “Cloud” is the one of the current buzz words in the computing world today. Again, the term “Cloud” means different things to different people. We offer high available storage and computing in our data center. If you are thinking of moving your data or services to “the cloud”, give us a call to discuss the details. We also offer a full line of Microsoft SPLA licensed services.
Computer Repair / Cleanup
We do onsite and in-shop computer repairs and upgrades as well as cleaning up viruses, and re-loading the computer base operating system.
With decades of computer, network, security, and software experience, we do offer consulting services to assist you in planning your IT needs and growth. We can help you make better educated decisions, plan for expansions, and even assist or provide full implementations of your ideas. We cannot claim we have seen it all, but indeed we have seen a lot and you most likely will benefit from our knowledge base.
Sometimes there is a need for a program to do something ether no other program does or a need to do it better. If you just cannot find a program to fill your need already out there, we offer custom programming services. Out team programs in many languages and on Linux, iOS, iPhone, Android, and Windows platforms. Our job is taking your concept into a usable program using the most efficient language and platform.
Data Center Services
Our data center offers high availability, with generators & multi tier 1 backbones running bgp4 routing for efficiency and up-time. We can co-locate your servers or virtual machines. We can provide administrative services or you can handle it yourself if you have the staff.
Tired of all the spam, junk mail, virus attachments, email fishing, we have an answer without any interruption in your email services, we can filter all your email before it gets to your email server or your computer, and usually running over 98% accuracy! We also send you email notifying you if we caught something we are not sure of and allow you to choose to release it for delivery. We do this using Sophos anti virus features and Astaro mail filtering services.
Managed IT Services (MSP)
Our MSP service compliments anyone’s IT department or we can be your IT department. Windows patches and normal computer maintenance is part of the basic required procedures to maintain an efficient environment. We can perform all standard maintenance outside of your normal office hours to minimize any downtime and lost work performance and at a cost that is much less than your existing staff costs, if you even have the staff and they have time to do it. We can install software on hundreds of computers in multi offices over night, we can let you know your computer drive is almost full before you crash because the disk is full or even catch other problems before you even know about them.
M-Files – Easy Document Management Software
M-Files is document management the way it should be: simple to install and learn, reliable, powerful and secure – without breaking your budget. Improve workflow, increase information reuse, eliminate redundancy, securely control content, and avoid conflicts and data loss – all in a single document management solution that integrates with Windows Explorer.
Network security can encompass many facets of strategy, from stopping unwanted traffic on the Internet from entering your network to internal data theft as well as the wasted employee time using non-business related Internet services.
Remember, when an employee uses non-business related Internet services, you are not only paying for their time but you are paying for the Internet service too! We have solutions to stop unwanted traffic both in and out of your network as will as addressing other issue like disallowing USB thumb drive use so your sensitive data cannot walk out the door in someone’s pocket.
We also have the ability to lock down your local network and safely allow public wireless services for the traveling salesman who may visit you and need to access his company’s information to service your account.
T-1 Internet Access
We offer dedicated circuit Internet & data center connections starting off with T-1 connections speeds.
Why T-1 access with us? Easy, we have triple redundant backbone connections with different carriers, even if two out of the three stay up, so do you! We do still even offer national dial-up Internet should you have some special need.
Virtual Server Hosting
GCS provides virtual machine hosting that some people would classify as “cloud servers”. We can deploy virtual Linux or Windows servers usually in less time than it takes you to decide to do it. Through our arraignments with Microsoft, we can ‘rent’ you almost any Microsoft licensed server allowing you to expand or shrink your license needs on a month by month basis!
Our most common type servers are terminal servers and licenses and exchange servers and licenses.
Need to deploy a basic 2008 server? It usually takes a couple weeks to get it in, then install and configure the software as well as install all the updates. Maybe three weeks later, you might be ready to go into production. We can have you ready to go with automatic hardware failover and backups in place, usually in less than 24 hours! And, without the large price tag and no maintenance contract on the hardware or software.
VoIP Phone Services
Expanding into unified communications, GCS can tie both business phones, smart phones and standard phones into a a single control environment, with all the bells and whistles you are accustomed.
VPN and Remote Access
GCS has been setting up and maintaining virtual private networks for years. If you have multiple offices and would like their networks to securely connect across the Internet, we can “make it happen”.
We also have several options for road warriors who need the ability to connect to their office computer from home or motel rooms. Let us know your needs and we can provide you with the most efficient option for your needs and budget.
We can build simple web presence sites to full grown dynamic website, add e-commerce and B2B sites using things like XML data exchange. Using databases, integrating smart phone technologies, we do it all and have been for many many years. We have the experience to take your concepts and turn them into reality.
While we prefer to host it, we can install your website on other hosting sites. It’s your choice!
Hosting websites is one of our original services, we offer hosting on Windows and Linux platforms, shared or dedicated machines. We offer MSSQL, or MYSQL database services as well.