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Border States Consulting, LLC

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  Border States Consulting, LLC provides managed IT services and support for small to mid-size companies across the upper mid-west and north-west.  Specifically these services include:

  • Onsite and remote network and server administration
  • Web site design and hosting
  • Web application and database design
  • Custom application development
  • Onsite and remote user support

  Whether you have 5 or 500 workstations, we have a service plan that will fit your needs and your budget.  See our pricing page for details.

  Our clients cover a wide range of business types, including healthcare facilities, restaurants, schools, accountants, and retail businesses.


Last Updated ( May 31, 2017 at 12:37 AM )

Avast 2012 business products

We are proud to be the authorized avast distributor in central Minnesota.

To purchase one of avast's business products contact us today.  There are advantages to purchasing through a local reseller.  If you have problems with installation you have a local resource to contact for support, and when it's time to renew you get a renewal discount.  Please note that if you purchase avast through some other online distributor, you are not purchasing from Border States Consulting, and support will be billed at the regular hourly rate.

Last Updated ( Dec 20, 2012 at 01:46 AM )
"But what if I don't like SPAM?"

Did you know that approximately 75% of all emails are spam?

The term "spam" for unwanted messages originally came from the "Spam" sketch on the Monty Python comedy show.  A group of Vikings had invaded a diner and continually interrupted the show by repeating "spam" over and over (because every item on the menu had Spam in it).  In the early days of the Internet, disruptive individuals would flood the discussion boards with "spam" repeated over and over.  Thus the term "Spam" came to be associated with unwanted and disruptive messages.

Spam email has become an expensive problem for businesses.  A recent security report listed the origin of spam by country as shown below.  You may be surprised to see where the most spam originates.

  1. USA
  2. China
  3. Russian Federation
  4. Japan
  5. Ukraine

How much is Spam costing your company?  How much time are your employees having to waste each morning sorting through the hundreds of junk messages just to find the legitimate emails?

Why not let Border States Consulting show you how you can leverage open source solutions to reduce or eliminate the spam email problem for your business.

Last Updated ( May 10, 2014 at 07:19 AM )
Network Design and Installation

  It doesn't matter whether it's just down the hall or across the country, you need your data to get from point A to point B as efficiently and quickly as possible.  A poorly designed or outdated network can bring your day to day operations to a crawl.  In recent years more and more devices have become network capable (or dependent).  Time clocks, video surveilance systems, VOIP phone systems, heating and air controllers, key card access systems, etc...these are just a few examples of how "everything" seems to be connected to your network these days.  Which, if any, of these items you currently have or plan to have in the next few years will determine what kind of network equipment you need to purchase.

  Do you need wireless?  How about VPN connectivity for mobile employees?  Which brand or model of routers and switches?  Cat5e, Cat6, or fiber?  The decisions you make when planning your network and purchasing the equipment will have long-term effects on how well it works for you.

  It's important to make sure you have the proper network infrastructure in place, but it's also important to stay within your budget.  Spend too little and your network won't keep up with the demand of your users, spend too much and you will just be wasting money on technology that you won't be utilizing.

  As a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges small businesses face when making technology purchases.  As a certified network technician I can help you make those choices and design and install a network backbone that will both fit your budget and meet your data requirements. (References available upon request.)


Last Updated ( Jan 05, 2017 at 05:30 AM )

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