Garner IT's Network Health Check $100 Guarantee

At Garner IT, we offer a Network Health Check that allows us to help businesses better understand how healthy, secure, and aligned technology is part of their business goals. We’ve performed many of these over the years and companies love the information we provide. This is a free assessment that we are guaranteeing to be incredibly valuable to your business or we’ll send you a check for $100 to compensate you for your time!

This is an amazing offer that you’ll probably never see from any other IT company or computer expert. We are so confident that we can deliver extreme value that we have no concerns over putting this type of guarantee on it. The only catch is that we can’t help everyone, so we have a strict (but reasonable) set of criteria that needs to be met in order for us to proceed:

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Let's Go Phishing

Phishing emails are cyber criminal’s attempts to trick you and your employees into clicking on links or submitting information in an attempt to gain access to your online accounts, computer systems, email, etc. Training your employees on how to identify these types of emails is critical to your company’s security since opening one malicious email can circumvent all of the other precautions you have in place.

Curious Clickers

The number of spam emails increase each year and most of them are phishing attempts. According to Fredrich-Alexander University, 78% of computer users claim to be aware of the risks of unknown links in emails but click them anyway. “When asked why they clicked on the link, the large majority of participants said that it was due to curiosity with regard to content of the photos or the identity of the sender. Other users said that they knew someone with the sender’s name or had been to a party the previous week where there were people they did not know.” This curiosity could cost your business millions by way of a data breach.

Train Your Team

At Garner IT, we offer phishing testing that can be used as a tool to train your team on how to identify these emails. This education needs to occur on a regular basis to remind users what to look for in these ever-changing types of cyber-attacks, and to keep this in forefront of their minds. Contact us today by calling our office at 850.250.3210 to find out more about this new service offering.

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“Hey Cortana, Did You Move My Cheese?” - Part 1

Ah, the good ol’ days of Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. Sure, they had their issues but for the most part we were comfortable using them and wish we could have kept them forever. Life was good. We were happy. Then Microsoft moved our cheese!

Along came Office 2007 – the first major design change in 12 years. Where’d my menu bar go? What is a “Ribbon”? Office 2007 came out alongside the infamous Windows Vista. Kind of like our health care plans, we didn’t get to keep the existing interfaces we were happy with.

Fast forward to Windows 10. If I got a nickel every time I heard someone complain about Windows 10…well I wouldn’t be rich, but I could buy a Coke (a 20 oz.). These complaints aren’t usually based on an objective assessment of the pros and cons of the operating system. They’re based on the perception that Windows 10 looks and “feels” different and unfamiliar.

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What is Your Business Missing by Not Accepting Bitcoin?

What is Bitcoin? 

Bitcoin is described in their organization website as a “consensus network that enables a new payment system and completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is pretty much like cash for the internet.” Bitcoin allows direct transactions between end users and product or service providers, which makes it fast and free from transaction fees. It’s also extremely difficult to counterfeit and virtually guarantees user anonymity and security.

Should My Business Accept Bitcoin? 

Promoting that you accept Bitcoin as a business could enable you to tap into a lucrative demographic. On the other hand, since Bitcoins aren’t maintained by a single repository, daily exchange rates can fluctuate rapidly. This means a Bitcoin you accepted yesterday could be worth half as much today. That, along with a lack of regulatory oversight or ambivalence toward Bitcoin by the U.S. Treasury Department, suggests a wait-and-see approach. Bitcoin software is still technically in beta testing and is still maturing. There are also tax implications with using Bitcoin in business. For example, if you accept a Bitcoin one day worth $200 and then use it make a purchase and at that time it’s worth $210, you have to report that $10 as a gain for your business. Needless to say, the amount of record keeping for these types of transactions with Bitcoin can make it very impractical for businesses.

With the ever-increasing interest and popularity of cryptocurrency, it’s no wonder that businesses are starting to look into Bitcoin as a payment method. However, this is such a new challenge for businesses and lawyers and all aspects must be taken into consideration.

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Is Your Computer Support Guy Treating You Like A "Bad Date"?

When you call your computer support guy, does he answer? Do you end up talking to their voicemail? Waiting hours – even days – before they actually get your problem resolved? Showing up late, if he shows up at all? Does he seem to never fix your issue(s) and it ends up easier to find a work-around or simply fix it yourself? It always amazes us how unreliable some IT support companies can be. A lot of them take longer than promised, nickel-and-dime you over everything, and, as a final insult, they act like they’re doing you a favor! 

Enough is Enough

We think its about time someone finally got it right. That’s why we’ve committed ourselves to delivering fast IT support with real value for businesses that just want IT problems handled quickly and correctly. You shouldn’t have to tolerate low-quality IT support. At Garner IT, we offer all prospective clients a FREE Network Health Check.

At no cost or obligation, we will send one of our senior technicians to your office to perform a multiple point assessment of your network as prove to you that we can do a better job than your current computer support provider.

Why Are We Giving Away Free IT Assessments?

Some people think we are crazy for offering free services. They say, “Aren’t you afraid people will just take advantage of you?” The truth is, some people might – but we know that most business owners are just honest people trying to find someone they can trust to fix and maintain their computer network. And since most people have been burned before with less-than-competent IT professionals, we want to take the risk away from working with us and prove we are different!

Visit to sign up for your FREE Network Health Check today! You can also give us a call at 850.250.3210 and we’ll be more than happy to assist.

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How to Save Money and Eliminate Frustration on Your Office 365 Solution

As an IT professional that has inherited Office 365 implementations from other providers, we know that you’ve run into a lot of problems. Perhaps you’ve had problems with billing to the point of your account being shut down or becoming limited because of payments not being applied to your account properly. Problems getting a hold of anyone with expertise and getting answers you need to licensing problems or questions about compliance. Problems with navigating the complicated licensing of Microsoft Office 365, Azure, server licenses, etc. More often than not, companies like yours have been sold the wrong plan because their IT provider has little to no knowledge about Microsoft’s complex licensing plans. This results in all sorts of problems and overpayment.

Fortunately, we can easily solve all of the support, billing, and licensing problems you're having with Microsoft Office 365. As a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider, we can not only save you between 3% and 7% of the standard licensing fees, but also eliminate the billing and customer support nightmares of Office 365. Our team has deep experience with Microsoft’s licensing and can help you select the right plan for your organization. We also provide advanced, senior level support for Office 365 and help you eliminate any of the problems, frustrations, bottlenecks, and confusion around the product. We can also deliver customized training for you and select members of your team to get the most out of Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud technologies.

If you are frustrated with Office 365 and simply want a better solution, give us a call at 850.250.3210 and we will be happy to assist with a customized solution to your Office 365 headache.

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2018 Emerald Coast Medical Association CME Winter Beach Retreat

Garner IT had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Emerald Coast Medical Association's Winter Retreat again this year. It was held from January 19th through January 21st. This event is held each year for Physicians to attend and gain required continued education credits for their licenses. Our President, Randall Garner was there at our booth speaking with physicians and others about the value our company brings to many medical practices. Check out his video for an update on how it went this year.


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What Makes Us Who We Are? Garner IT Consulting's 5 Core Values

With the start of a new year, we find it’s a great time to review our core values we defined back during the early days of Garner IT. What makes us who we are? How would we do things? There are five core values that Garner IT Consulting developed and that we use to guide who we hire, what companies we work with, and how we run our company. This has given us a compass to guide us on our journey to success and we wanted to share these values with you.

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What Do Our Clients Think of Us? 2017 Quarter Four



This year, we've posted the results of our Client Satisfaction Surveys each quarter, something that we work very hard at and are proud of but, most importantly, because we believe it is vital information if you were considering Garner IT Consulting to become your IT provider. In this post, our President updates you on how we ended the year in Quarter Four!



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The Jaw-Dropping Costs of Slow Computers


Who wouldn’t like to save their business money by purchasing cheap computers and using them as long possible? Unfortunately, slow computers reduce employee productivity and degrade employee morale, which hurts company culture and drains productivity. The risk of business downtime increases the longer you keep a machine and downtime is expensive! In this blog, I’ll show you how buying cheap computers or holding on to them for more than three years costs your business more than you think.

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