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Moving your Phone System to VoIP

Moving to a new VoIP-based phone system can provide significant cost savings as well as provide users with a very feature-rich phone system.

Websites: Moving Targets

At PeaceWorks, our Development Services team works on implementing websites and web-based applications for our clients.  

In a previous post, I looked at the question of why we can't just give you a quote for “the website” you want to build – first we need to spend sufficient time talking with you to understand what your expectations are, and then develop a detailed plan.

Quoting a Website

At PeaceWorks, our Development Services team works on implementing websites and web-based applications for our clients.  Some projects are small and are completed within weeks.  Other are large and take several months from start to finish.  For the most part our projects run smoothly, but, of course, there are also some challenging ones.

One challenge is working with clients who have unrealistic expectations about their project because they don't really understand the software development process.  

Organizing Your Inbox

How many emails do you have in your Inbox?

Everyone has some sort of system by which they organize their emails.  I have seen everything from storing thousands of messages in the Inbox, to using the Deleted Items folder as an archive (not recommended), to expansive folder structures.

The Biggest Hidden Website Cost

We generally work hard to minimize unpleasant surprises for our clients. We try to be clear about what different pieces of a project cost, and what trade-offs can be made to fit an ambitious project within a certain budget. So what piece has the highest risk of blowing the budget?

That piece is theming. This is the word we use to describe the look of the site: the graphic design, the branding, the visual identity. This piece of the website leaves such a strong impression, and can so easily consume more and more time to make more and more adjustments.

A Note about Antivirus Software

One of the most frequent questions I hear is, “What Antivirus software should I use?”.

Before I answer that, let’s consider a few different questions!

What is an antivirus program?  It is software that detects and protects you from viruses and malware.

Creating Accessible Websites

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is legislation that governs how businesses make their services available to people with disabilities.  The act has 5 sections.  When creating websites or web applications, organizations need to focus on the section entitled Information and Communications.  This blog focuses on Information and Communications.

Spring Cleaning

Spring is here! And the first warm days of the year lead some people to thoughts of spring cleaning – the yearly act of cleaning the house after the cold winter months. Time for a little spring cleaning and maintenance for your computers too!

What Support do You Need from an IT Organization

Help Desk Support

When working with any IT organization, you need to make sure that any issues and concerns you may have with your technology solutions are being met.  You also need to make sure that you can contact your IT staff whenever you need them. 

Winter Biking

No point having a soap box if you don't use if occasionally.  And no fun always talking about the same thing, so let's take a diversion:  winter biking.

Some of you may know that I cycle to work.  Some of you know that I do that all year round – regardless of the weather.  I love hearing you say “that's quite impressive of you” while your face is saying “really?  no.  really?  You can't be serious.  Are you off your rocker?”.  Some of you hide it better than others.

Your knee-jerk reaction to the idea is both correct and wrong.

At PeaceWorks, we know how to set up your organization with technology that drives your mission. Together, we define a technology vision for your organization and recommend the best ways to support that vision.

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We provide effective and affordable migrations, installations and upgrades that better manage your infrastructure. We focus on solutions that meet your needs, not solutions that are unnecessary or outside of your budget.

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We will design and create a new or enhanced on-line presence. We work with you through the entire process to ensure you get exactly what you need for the present, as well as the future. We build our websites with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and accessibility practices, customizing as required.

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We collaborate with you to create solutions that turn ideas and data into information that you can use, analyze and distribute.  We build the technology solutions that equip you to better engage and manage your staff, your clients, your volunteers, and your donors.  We simplify data collection, intelligence and management.

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PeaceWorks provides the management and sale of hardware and software solutions. We always discuss your needs and provide you with the most preferable options.

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PeaceWorks provides first-rate technology solutions that enable organizations to achieve their mission with increased ease and efficiency. We focus on genuine client-focused relationships, connecting client needs with sustainable and reliable technology solutions.
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