KICS

Hello KICS customers

graphic-logo-kics-original-transThe Kootenay Internet Communications Society was formed in 1997 with the primary purpose of helping individuals and non-profits get online. The Board now feel that KICS has served its purpose and the decision has been made to dissolve the Society.

As KICS hosts web sites for commercial and non-profit individuals/organizations, these web sites will need to be migrated to another web host.

Red e Technology’s principal, Stevland Ambrose, has been a KICS Board member for over 10 years. He has agreed to host the web sites belonging to KICS clients for the same terms that they’ve had in the past.

Web hosting for clients migrating from KICS will continue to be the same price… $10/month for commercial clients (payable yearly), and $25/ year for non-profit organizations if they can afford it. We will assist you in migrating your site (with no setup fee for those migrating from KICS) and we’ll do our very best to minimize technical issues and service interruptions.

 

Web Hosting

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Red e Technology offers web hosting that far surpasses the needs of most web site owners. If you require more than the following package, please let us know.

 

Features

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Domain Name Considerations

If you already have a domain name, we can help you point it to your new web host.

If you don’t have a domain name, we can assist you with that as well.***

 

The Fine Print

* Based on 12-month contract, paid yearly, plus a one time $20 setup fee.
** Full duplex 1.5Mbps “Unmetered Bandwidth” Internet access port
*** Extra fees may apply (please enquire).
**** Extra disk space = $1 per 100GB/ mo.

 
 

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Cloud Storage

Canadian Cloud Storage

The easiest and most reliable backup all of your important pictures, videos, music, files, and documents, securely stored and available to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Backups are continuous and, once configured, do not require any intervention.

• Pay as you grow pricing.
• Use as much or as little storage as you want
• Store files and media of any size
• Highly scalable, redundant and secure
• No long-term contracts

Online Storage packages and rates

Why Canadian?

There are many popular American cloud storage services, such as Dropbox and Google, but a lot of our clients cannot use them.

That is because, under the U.S. Patriot Act, the American Federal government (the Pentagon, CIA, FBI, etc.) has the ability to issue a ‘National Security Letter’ demanding a company’s data. The service provider itself is legally “gagged” and cannot even acknowledge that they’ve received such an order.

If keeping your data private is critical, not only should one not store sensitive data in the U.S., one should avoid using any American cloud provider—even if their storage facilities are located outside of the U.S.!

You can, however, trust a Canadian service provider that stores your data in Canada. Not only is your data encrypted using AES-256 encryption, we will never turn your data over to any third-party without your consent!

 

Other Backup Packages

50 GB                    $50.00

75 GB                     67.50

100 GB                  80.00

150 GB                  105.00

200 GB                  120.00

500 GB                  200.00

1 TB                       300.00
2 TB                       460.00

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  • Enterprise-class Information Technology solutions for government, individuals, and small, medium and large businesses.

  • Enterprise-class Information Technology solutions for government, individuals, and small, medium and large businesses.

  • Enterprise-class Information Technology solutions for government, individuals, and small, medium and large businesses.

  • Enterprise-class Information Technology solutions for government, individuals, and small, medium and large businesses.

  • Enterprise-class Information Technology solutions for government, individuals, and small, medium and large businesses.

  • Enterprise-class Information Technology solutions for government, individuals, and small, medium and large businesses.

Computers

Macs, PC’s, tablets, phones, laser printers.

Networks

Connect to your data from anywhere.

Internet

Creative, dynamic, and up-to-date web sites.

Software

Hassle-free and secure fun and productivity.

Hardware

Quality products and meaningful support.

Support

Remote and onsite help in Nelson and Area.

About Company Biography

FULL Red e Technology is a full-service Information Technology company. We provide a single point of contact for
all of your digital needs.
Our goal is to create symbiosis between
you and your tech.
We are a small but highly-skilled organization. Our competitive advantage is our personalized relationships with our clients.
We not only understand your devices, we strive to understand you, your business, and your specific needs.
Partner with an organization committed to bringing your plans into the present.
Red e Technology is a full-service Information Technology company. We provide
a single point of contact for all of your digital needs.
Our goal is to create symbiosis between you and your tech.
We are a small but highly-skilled organization. Our competitive advantage is our personalized
relationships with our clients.
We not only understand your devices, we strive to understand you, your business, and
your specific needs.
Partner with an organization committed to bringing your plans into the present.

 

Red e Technology is a full-service Information Technology
company.
We provide a single point of contact for
all of your digital needs.
Our goal is to create symbiosis between you and your tech.
We are a small but highly-skilled organization. Our competitive advantage is our personalized relationships with our clients.
We not only understand your devices, we strive to
understand you, your business, and
your specific needs.
Partner with an organization committed to bringing your plans into the present.
Red e Technology is a full-service Information Technology
company.
We provide a single point of contact for
all of your digital needs.
Our goal is to create symbiosis between
you and your tech.
We are a small but highly-skilled organization.
Our competitive advantage is our personalized
relationships with our clients.
We not only understand your devices, we strive to
understand you, your business, and
your specific needs.
Partner with an organization committed to
bringing your plans into the present.
Red e Technology is a full-service Information Technology company. We provide a single point of contact for
all of your digital needs.
Our goal is to create symbiosis between
you and your tech.
We are a small but highly-skilled organization. Our competitive advantage is our personalized
relationships with our clients.
We not only understand your devices, we strive to understand you, your business, and your specific needs.
Partner with an organization committed to bringing your plans into the present.

Services What We Do

Technology Manager
Enterprise-class IT solutions for government, individuals, and small, medium and large businesses.

  • We sell, install, upgrade and repair Macs and PCs, smartphones, tablets and laser printers.
  • Remote IT service packages for all clients, with onsite support currently available throughout the West Kootenays including Nelson, Balfour, Castlegar, Trail and the Slocan Valley.

Network Integrator
A provider of integrated solutions for the design, upgrade and expansion of networks.

  • Access business information and applications securely for greater productivity.
  • Network access from a variety of locations and devices with seamless connections.
  • Balanced technology services for all sizes of business customers.

 

Web Site Developer
We work with businesses and individuals who are serious about developing their online presence.

  • Dynamic web sites that anyone can update themselves.
  • User-friendly, accessible, cross-browser compatible, search engine optimized design.
  • Affordable web site hosting with unlimited bandwidth.

Software Advisor
Expertise in understanding your needs and recommending the most appropriate applications for your industry and business processes.

  • Consultation services for businesses and individuals.
  • Support services to maintain the performance and security of vital systems.

 

Hardware Provider
High-quality equipment tailored to your needs with meaningful support. From small, one-time purchases to large roll-out projects.

  • Desktops, laptops, tablets and peripherals.
  • Servers and networking devices.
  • Personalized advice and service.

Application Developer
When your needs are so specific that off-the-shelf solutions won’t work, you might consider having your own application developed.

  • We understand all of the requirements for a successful project.
  • We partner with reliable programmers with a variety of expertise.
  • We will assemble, contract and manage a team to create your solution on time and on budget.

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Should I install the Windows 10 upgrade?

Windows-10I have been receiving many inquiries regarding the Windows 10 Upgrade notification. This is my attempt to answer all of the potential questions that people may have.

Microsoft has released Windows 10. They skipped Windows 9, but that is another story.

Microsoft is offering to upgrade any computers that currently running Windows 7 or 8. The free upgrade is good for one year (until July 2016).

If and when one accepts the free upgrade, they then own a Windows 10 license forever. It is not a case where it is free for the first year, but you have to pay for it later. Should it become necessary, you can even reinstall it on the same computer using your old Windows 7 or 8 licence key.

If one does not take up the free offer but decides to purchase the upgrade after the offer expires, Windows 10 will cost $120-200, depending on the version.

If something were to go wrong or if one does not like Windows 10, one has the ability to revert back to their previous Windows 7 or 8 installation within one month.

As a member of the Windows Insider Program, I personally tested Windows 10 on one of my computers, as did millions of other testers. From what I have seen and read, the vast majority of users are very happy with the new version of Windows. I love it.

I have upgraded most of my own computers, and to date I have upgraded about a 25 laptops and desktops on behalf of my clients. I ran into a hitch while upgrading one computer, but overall I have been blown away by how smooth and easy Microsoft has made the upgrade process.

Because Windows 10 is also designed to run on low-powered devices (such as smartphones and tablet computers) it runs just as well — or even better — on older hardware than Windows 7 or 8 does.

This free upgrade is going to lengthen the lifespan of millions of computers (in terms of their usefulness and compatibility with future software). The analogy that I like to make is that upgrading to a newer version of Windows is similar to taking grandma’s body and replacing her brain with that of a younger woman. ;)

If you decide to proceed, you can follow the prompts and install the upgrade yourself. The odds are that you will have no issues and everything will continue to work as it does now.

Of course, there is always some risk when upgrading any software. You probably won’t require my assistance, but if you do, I am always happy to help.

Hello KICS customers

graphic-logo-kics-original-transThe Kootenay Internet Communications Society formed in 1997 with the primary purpose of helping individuals and non-profits get online. The Board feel that the KICS has served its purpose and the decision has been made to dissolve the Society.

As KICS hosts web sites for commercial and non-profit individuals/organizations, these web sites will need to be migrated to a web host.

Red e Technology’s principal, Stevland Ambrose, has been a KICS Board member for over 10 years. He has agreed to accept KICS clients for the same terms that they’ve had with KICS.

Hosting for clients migrating for KICS will continue to be the same price… $10/month for commercial clients (payable yearly), and $25/ year for non-profit organizations if they can afford it. We will assist you in migrating your site (with no setup fee for those migrating from KICS) and do our very best to minimize technical issues and service interruptions.

More info…

XP End-of-Life

windowsXP_end-of-lifeAfter 12 years or so, Microsoft is putting XP out to pasture.

There is a lot of confusion around this, as it has been a long time since MS has retired a version of Windows (the last retiree was Windows 2000).

In short, MS will no longer be releasing security updates for XP. This does not mean that XP will stop working. It will continue to work exactly as it does now, indefinitely. But, it could mean that XP will be more vulnerable to hackers and viruses. And in time, software developers may not bother making their new applications compatible with XP.

Regarding security, it is impossible for me to predict what to expect. Will all the computers running XP get hacked in the next few months? Or will the many, many people who are still using XP continue to do so for years to come, until their computers die of natural causes?

The long-and-the-short of it is this: most computers that are running XP are not worth upgrading to a newer version of Windows, as doing so is too expensive a proposition.

A lot of people are proactively buying new computers right now. For those that rely on their computers for business, for example, this may be a good idea. But for most people who are not relying on their computers for mission-critical tasks, there may be nothing wrong with sticking with XP. Only time will tell.

My advice, as always, is to have a good backup of all of your important files (photos, documents, etc.); have a good antivirus program and keep it up-to-date; to exercise common sense when visiting web sites, and extra caution when installing new software.

Free Computer Training at The Nelson Public Library

The Nelson Public Library is offering a newly developed Community Access Program which will offer basic “How-To” tutorials both online and in person.

Facebook account set-up, Microsoft Office tutorials, E-Mail account inquiries, E-Book downloading onto your device, and other basic computer skills are just a few examples of what this program offers.

More information here.

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Our office is located at 724 8th Street in Nelson (at the corner of Kokanee Street).

Take a quick look at this map or click over to the printable version.

Simple Driving Directions

Turn up at the Husky Gas Station (Elwyn Street).
Turn left on 8th Street.
Pull in the driveway by the bus stop.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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  • Address:   Red e Technology
    724 Eighth Street,
    Nelson BC   V1L 3A8

    (Click here for
    driving directions)
  • Phone:250 352-0911
  • Email:info@rede.ca

Serving the West Kootenays including Balfour, Nelson, Winlaw, Castlegar, Trial, Salmo and all points in between.