IT PROJECTS & CONSULTING

Home / Services / Projects & Consulting

IT PROJECTS & CONSULTING

Your Trusted IT Partner
Heading underline graphic

At Ferrara IT, we offer a number of one time project and consulting services. Below are a list of projects we offer:

Technology Assessment

Find Out If Your Current Technology Solutions Is Right For You
Heading underline graphic

Whether you have in-house IT staff, or a Managed IT Services provider, a technology assessment can add value by providing a second opinion on your current setup and future initiatives, ensuring to ensure your technology is properly aligned with your business.  Our process begins by understanding your current pain points, challenges and future technology, and business goals.

From there, we will perform an on-site survey to fully understand your existing technology set up. Based on our findings, we will provide you with recommendations and cost estimates to optimize and better align your technology solutions with your business goals.  

WORKSTATION & SERVER UPGRADE

Exceptional Solution, Price & Execution For Your Upgrade
Heading underline graphic
Person working on server

Depending on the use case, it is typically recommended that Workstations and Servers be replaced every 3-5 years. Using equipment past its useful life can result in slowness, unexpected downtime and negatively impact your business. We will evaluate your current workstations which include desktops, laptops, thin clients, and servers and provide a comprehensive replacement plan for your end of life equipment.  Our process begins with an on-site survey, so we can fully document your existing environment as well as your goals. From there, our business and technical consultants will prepare a detailed upgrade plan, complete with specific hardware recommendations and cost estimates.  This process will help you better understand, prepare and budget for future technology upgrades. When you are ready to get started, we will be there complete your upgrade during after hours to ensure your business experiences little to no interruption.

DESKTOP & SERVER VIRTUALIZATION

We Will Help You Get The Most From Your Upgrade
Heading underline graphic

Virtualization can be used to improve overall flexibility, ease of management, and add redundancy to your environment. Virtualization is a beneficial technology that requires specialized expertise to properly plan and implement. Although virtualization isn’t best for every situation, when implemented in the right areas, it can be a powerful and cost saving tool. Whether you are interested in VDI or virtualization using Hyper VV or VMware, we can help design the right solution to meet your needs.

CLOUD MIGRATION

The Cloud Is Here. Embrace The Cloud.
Heading underline graphic
cloud migration graphic dark bg

The cloud allows for remote access and storage of data and applications using Web-based resources, rather than requiring physical appliances or redundancy mediums like tape or disk. The concept of cloud computing and software-as-a-service applies to a growing variety of IT-related services today: application delivery, remote access technology, email, e-commerce, hosting and more. There are a number of benefits that the cloud can offer to businesses, particularly in the SMB space. Leveraging the cloud can help your business keep up with the latest technologies, scale more easily, increase employee collaboration, and reduce IT hardware and maintenance costs.  

Whether you would like us to conduct the entire migration, or work hand in hand with your internal staff, our engineers will ensure your cloud migration is well planned and executed.  We have tackled hundreds of migrations and have the experience to anticipate and avoid potential issues, while ensuring your new cloud solution integrates with your existing software and processes.

BACK UP, DISASTER RECOVERY & BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Protecting Your Most Important Asset
Heading underline graphic

Whether your business has long term archiving requirements, or needs to be back up and running in less than 1 hour following a complete disaster, we have you covered.  Our Backup and Disaster Recovery solution is a complete, end-to-end business continuity offering designed to provide you with true peace of mind and robust data protection.  Your critical files will always be secure and accessible when you need them, even if disaster strikes. Whether you can’t afford to lose a single file on any computer, or you need a complete cloud based recovery option in case of complete site failure, we have you covered.  As with all engagements, we will ensure we understand your business processes and risks to ensure that all possible scenarios are discussed and planned for.

NETWORK DESIGN & UPGRADE

Improving Your Network Speed & Reliability
Heading underline graphic
Network

Implementing a network that properly scales with your business is critically important.  Our technical engineers and business consultants work together to design networks for our clients using the right balance of solutions to meet their specific needs.  We follow our proven process of first understanding the short and long-term goals of your company before we recommend any solutions.

We conduct a deep dive to understand your workflow to ensure your new network is properly secured and protected. By doing so, we are able to design more flexible and agile networks, that offer the performance, security, and reliability your business depends on.

NETWORK ASSESSMENT

Discover What You Have & Ways To Improve
Heading underline graphic

Any company that is experiencing unexpected slowness, network reliability issues, or is planning for a future upgrade, could benefit from a network assessment.  By utilizing advanced network monitoring and analysis tools, we are able to uncover potential misconfigurations, conflicts, rogue devices, and other potential network issues.  We start by understanding the issues you have been experiencing, then conduct a deep dive to physically examine your network and obtain a complete picture of your environment. You will gain a deeper understanding of potential problems with your network, as well as receive a comprehensive analysis which identifies risks and provide recommendations and cost estimates to address any issues uncovered.

IT RELOCATION SERVICES

You Don't Have Do It All Alone
Heading underline graphic
Moving office

Managing office moves and renovations can be a daunting task.  Proper strategic planning with realistic timelines will ensure your server and work areas are prepared with the necessary power and connectivity. Our work begins with planning - long before we physically move any equipment. We will oversee all IT related technology vendors including internet, wiring, copier, alarm, CCTV, etc. so all of your technology solutions work cohesively in your new space.  We all know that it is often cheaper to do it right the first time.

IT SECURITY ASSESSMENT

Protect Your Business Against Cybercriminals
Heading underline graphic

Cybersecurity is a topic of increasing importance especially for small and medium businesses.  Cyber criminals often target SMBs as a gateway to gain access to the larger more lucrative companies they work with.  The first step to protecting your company is to begin a discovery process to identify your compliance requirements.

Our security assessment begins by helping you identify which compliance regulations actually apply to your business.  Next, we will work with you to conduct an informational asset inventory to document what confidential and regulated data you possess.  At the same time, it’s important to consider key factors in developing a strategy to protect your business including:

  • What is the value of the data you possess?

  • How much does an hour of downtime cost your company?

  • What is the financial and reputational impact to your business if your protected data is breached?

Based on the information uncovered we will then perform a custom IT security assessment based on what your company truly needs not simply a canned security scan.  During our security assessment (which may include internal vulnerability scans, advanced network monitoring, social engineering and phishing testing, external penetration testing, baiting, etc.) all of which are geared towards the unique security challenges faced by your organization.

IT Security Training

Your Employees Are Your Best Line Of Defense
Heading underline graphic

Let’s face it, simply installing Antivirus software isn’t enough to protect your company.  One of the best security investments you can make to protect your business data, is to educate your staff.  Whether you are looking for a one-time presentation or ongoing security services, we are there to help ensure your staff are empowered and ready to face the latest security threats.  We educate your staff about common security threats including social engineering, baiting, phishing, smishing, etc.

CTO Services

Strategic Planning For Your Business
Heading underline graphic
CTO

Our outsourced CTO service can add tremendous value to your business.  We quickly and efficiently analyze your organization's operations, take control and accountability for driving IT strategy, and recommend specific ways technology can make your business more competitive in the marketplace.

We define specific short and long term initiatives to ensure your business is always evolving and optimized to leverage technology and processes to be as efficient as possible.

CONTACT FERRARA IT TODAY

If you would like to learn more or discuss a specific project, please give us a call.

Give us a call at (800) 206-5417 or simply click the button below and schedule a time to chat.

We service the following area(s): Philadelphia, Blue Bell, Ft. Washington, Cherry Hill, Woodbury and the following counties: Berks County, PA, Bucks County, PA, Burlington County, NJ, Camden County, NJ, Chester County, PA, Cumberland County, NJ, Delaware County, PA, Glouchester County, NJ, Lancaster County, PA, Lehigh County, PA, Mercer County, NJ, Middlesex County, NJ, Montgomery County, PA, Northampton County, PA, Philadelphia County, PA, Salem County, NJ.