Low-cost, high-quality, full service IT
Every moment lost to technology trouble is a missed opportunity to move your business forward. Don't take a chance when it comes to your company and leave the IT to the professionals.
We have extremely satisfied clients in all industries and of all sizes throughout California and soon to be throughout the United States. We specialize in all areas of IT including security, networking, business systems, compliance/auditing, storage, e-mail, disaster recovery, and much more. Most importantly, we have a different philosophy than most IT organizations regarding customer satisfaction and what defines "success" for IT. We are indeed Redefining IT, Every Day.
Outsourcing your IT department to the experts at SlingStone Information Technology protects you from unexpected troubles and unreliable systems. We create innovative, yet effective solutions to help your business run smoothly.
Here are the top six reasons why organizations select SlingStoneIT over and over again to be their trusted IT partner:
- One Minute IT Support Response Guarantee – Your employees need to be productive. We get it. And waiting days, or even hours, to get help with a computer problem or to ask a simple question is just unacceptable. We have Live Chat available for 1 minute response to your employees’ needs.
- Most Extensive Security Approach in the Industry – In case you haven’t heard, security threats are only getting worse. Malware, viruses, phishing scams, and more will continue to terrorize businesses around the world over the next decade. We have put together the most comprehensive suite of tools, processes, and training. We don’t just rely on a single anti-virus program to keep you safe. We add a second anti-malware tool plus web filtering tools plus email filtering tools plus anti-phishing tools plus end user awareness training plus regular vulnerability scanning of your critical business systems.
- We Increase Your Employee Productivity – But don’t just take our word for it, read the MANY customer testimonials that brag about how we’ve done it time and time again. Most organizations have no idea how much time, energy, and productivity they are losing every hour due to their employees dealing with - or at least trying to deal with - technology problems and questions. We ensure that in addition to provide cutting edge tools and processes to proactive keep systems running, we also have the most mechanisms for employees to get help or get a question answered when they need it. Plus we help our customers find the right software tools for maximum productivity – whether ERP, CRM, time tracking, payroll, HR, or anything in between.
- Backup & Disaster Recovery Tailored to YOUR Organization – Anyone that tells you there is a one-size-fits-all solution for backups and disaster recovery is just trying to sell you something. We know that not all systems and data require the same level of protection and recovery. Wasting budget on over-protecting non-critical systems is just as bad as under-spending on protection for truly business critical systems. We know how to balance and assess all the important factors.
- Money, Money, Money – That’s NOT what we’re all about. Most IT providers will lure you in with some services but then once you’re trapped with them, they feed off you to supplement their profit margin. They sell you hardware and software that you don’t need or sell you stuff that you need but at inflated prices. They scare you with fear, uncertainty, and doubt to make sure you buy everything from them. And then they line their pockets with the profits. We do NOT do that. We sell all hardware and software to you AT OUR COST. No profit margin. No markup. No commissions. No kickbacks. We want you to trust our recommendations as much as you trust your most valued employees.
- Proof – We provide the proof that we know what we’re doing and that we do what we claim. Read our long list of customer testimonials. They are real and they demonstrate powerfully the benefits we bring to our customers.
Lower employee frustration, higher employee engagement, and improved employee efficiency - all thanks to SlingStoneIT!
Working with SlingStoneIT has been wonderful. We're able to get support any time we need it, 24/7/365. Response times are amazing, and employee downtime is extremely low. We now have a much wider breadth of knowledge to draw upon, and having a Virtual CIO has given us great awareness of the full IT landscape across all areas of the business. One of the key attributes of working with SlingStoneIT is the ability of their staff to adjust their language to match the technical capabilities of the person they are working with. We have a large number of remote employees whom are definitely not IT experts. SlingStoneIT staff interacts with our team members extremely well utilizing a social yet technical response in resolving IT issues. SlingStoneIT staff is adept at communicating with non-technical staff, and they have a 'personal touch' that really makes working with them a joy. The end result? Lower employee frustration, higher employee engagement, and improved employee efficiency - all thanks to SlingStoneIT!
David Crist, CMA
Executive Director of Finance and Controller
IT problems are one less thing our staff needs to worry about!
As our company grew, we realized we needed a truly professional IT firm to get to the next level. SlingStoneIT has been great - their staff is always very attentive and helpful, and thanks to them, IT problems are one less thing our staff needs to worry about!
President / CEO
Dickinson Cameron Construction Co., Inc.
In our business, we don't have time to wait, and SlingStoneIT Support has been our guardian
SlingStoneIT has made my job so much easier - it's really convenient to get a quick solution to whatever problem I have, allowing me to concentrate on my job and really lowering my stress. They have amazing patience, the techs are kind and easygoing - plus they have strong computer knowledge and are always available to help. In our business, we don't have time to wait, and SlingStoneIT Support has been our guardian. It's so comforting to know that SlingStoneIT is right there to help at a moment's notice. Thanks SlingStoneIT!
Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group
SlingStone IT goes above and beyond to help us with major issues or minor issues
Before SlingStoneIT took over our network, everything was unnecessarily complicated, and the support we received from the engineers was inefficient. When SlingStoneIT took over, they cut our overall costs in HALF and dramatically reduced the complexity of our network. Their online chat is amazing - I feel like a part of their family, working side by side with their highly skilled engineers to solve all manner of problems and get instant input and assistance when we need it. They typically go above and beyond the scope of our contracted agreement to help us with both major and minor issues. It's a joy and a blessing working with them!
Calvary Chapel Christian School
Since partnering with SlingStoneIT… we are now the most systems-sophisticated seafood distribution company in the entire U.S. seafood industry.
Prior to SlingStoneIT, we did not have the long-term systems planning, the high-level technical expertise and the managerial oversight of our IT department.
Since partnering with SlingStoneIT, our IT staff is better managed; we have 24/7 coverage through SlingStoneIT's help desk; we have improved our software applications; our custom programs are better documented; our long term systems needs have been identified; our employees have the latest and greatest hardware and software. We are now the most systems-sophisticated seafood distribution company in the entire U.S. seafood industry.
Kent Schumann has a very broad IT knowledge -- hardware, software and, maybe most importantly, general company business processes and general business knowledge. The SlingStoneIT staff has been very courteous and available when needed.
Roger O'Brien, CEO, Santa Monica Seafood – over 500 employees, 7 sites, 5 internal IT staff – SlingStoneIT customer since 2007
Chief Executive Officer
Santa Monica Seafood
Our organization has benefited significantly from better productivity and efficiency throughout the medical practice
Previously, our IT was handled internally within our medical practice but it was extremely difficult trying to maintain the efficiency of IT due to number of offices and staff. Now, we have SlingStoneIT and that gives us specific points of contact, the ability to chat online when issues occur, and the ability to be able to have proper backup of data. Our organization has benefited significantly from better productivity and efficiency throughout the medical practice by having our issues resolved in a timely manner. SlingStoneIT staff is extremely easy to work with and easy to approach for ideas and maintaining open lines of communication.
Director of Operations
Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group
We replaced our previous full-time IT support staff with SlingStoneIT at half the cost. Looking back, it was one of the best decisions that I've made.
Back in 2004, before SlingStoneIT, we had an IT guy who was self-taught, got us going, but was not professional nor could be relied upon. In 2004, we replaced our previous full-time IT support staff with SlingStoneIT at half the cost. They've upgraded our system and kept us going when equipment broke down. They specify new hardware and software when we need it. They've kept all the various devices talking to each other.
SlingStoneIT has made us MUCH better in customer service to OUR customers! We generate a large amount of information and they have helped us improve internal communications efficiently! One time, they worked the weekend in transitioning us to a new server and software!! We thought we would be down longer and would have to revert to paper systems. Didn't happen Thank God!! Looking back, SlingStoneIT was one of the best decisions that I’ve made.
Sloan Electromechanical Service & Sales
Having SlingStoneIT available at all times for emergency issues is crucial for us.
SlingStoneIT has been supporting our organization longer than the three years that I have worked here and I am very pleased with the level of service we have received. As part of the medical industry, there are unique regulations and privacy rules that we must follow and SlingStoneIT understands these differences. SlingStoneIT takes the time to understand our setup and listen to the reasoning behind changes and new IT requirements. They consider the IT implications for both major and minor changes. They excel at identifying potential areas where we have security concerns that may cause HIPPA violations and potential solutions. And having SlingStoneIT available at all times for emergency issues is crucial for us. When needed, they work on weekends to avoid major interruptions to our clinics and offices. Even after required upgrades to our software, we are able to quickly return to a regular work flow and provide service to our patients. SlingStoneIT enables us to be more compliant with health privacy regulations. Plus, we have access to IT support for all our offices in different locations immediately available. SlingStoneIT's staff have been extremely responsive to our needs. They understand our complex and particular requirements - both for our employee processes and for compliance to health privacy regulations and laws. Their staff strive to understand the reasoning behind our business needs and therefore can offer meaningful feedback as well as support in implementing changes.
Retina Vitreous Associates Medical Group
Now we spend much less time keeping our systems running and more time spent doing our preferred work
Before SlingStoneIT, our IT support was disorganized and only reactive in its approach - basically waiting for things to break before taking any action and lacking any preventative measures. With SlingStoneIT, we not only get the reactive support when needed but more importantly with their proactive management of our systems and helpful recommendations, we experience minimal disruption to our work flow. Now we spend much less time keeping our systems running and more time spent doing our preferred work. We really enjoy working with their team!
Raju Nandwana, AIA, LEED AP
International Parking Design
Even at the foremost computer/software company in the world (Apple), IT issues internally were not handled with the same efficiency as I have come to expect from SlingStoneIT!
Before SlingStoneIT, computer/network related issues were daunting and would stop productivity for extended periods of time. I previously worked for Apple Corporate and even at the foremost computer/software company in the world IT issues internally were not handled with the same efficiency as I have come to expect from SlingStoneIT. With SlingStoneIT, we get responses to IT related questions and issues within minutes and quick, expert resolutions that enable our business to run more efficiently. This means greater business fluidity, and confidence in our IT support has facilitated the growth of our business and increased our ability to provide an excellent product to our clients. The staff at SlingStoneIT is friendly, very professional and a pleasure to have in our office or work with over the phone and chat. I have no complaints, and I feel confident in our IT support now and in the future because of our choice to do business with SlingStoneIT!
Dickinson Cameron Construction Company, Inc.
Their staff is great, they respond quickly, accurately, and efficiently, and they are very reliable.
At my other practice, getting ahold of IT was very difficult, and getting anything resolved was painful at best, impossible at worst. With SlingStoneIT, I am able to get help quickly. In fact, when issues do occur, someone is usually already working on it before I even notice what's wrong! As a result, we are able to function more fluidly and get our work done quicker. Their staff is great, they respond quickly, accurately, and efficiently, and they are very reliable. Thanks SlingStoneIT!
Back Office at Retina Institute of California
We don't lose any downtime when we have an issue
Before SlingStoneIT, I never had issued resolved on my own. Always had to Google a question and then look through allot of responses to locate my problem. Most of the time the issue was never resolved. Now I really like the chat help. I like the expertise that SlingStoneIT has. The result is we don't lose any downtime when we have an issue. I am able to resolve the issue with SlingStoneIT almost immediately. Every technician I have dealt with at SlingStoneIT impresses me with their knowledge and courtesy. Today was a prime example of the quality of staff at SlingStoneIT. I had two different issues this morning and I chatted with staff at SlingStoneIT. The first issue had was with web browser "cookies" from a client we have. It was very important that I complete a project with them this morning. I could not access their website. After five minutes with the staff at SlingStoneIT looking into my problem, they were able to direct me in the correct direction to correct the problem. A couple hours later I had another problem with a tester that was important to get working. The staff at SlingStoneIT had me up and running within ten minutes. I never had very much downtime because she was able to get me back on quickly.
Director of Quality Management/Manager of Technical Support
Sloan Electromechanical Services and Sales
Up and running so we could keep our store open and keep the sales coming in
At previous organizations without SlingStoneIT, there were times where I couldn't solve some technical issues and in some cases it took away from me making an effective use of my time. So, it was difficult and time consuming.
SlingStoneIT has been helpful to me in area of business by getting our computers back up and running, interfacing printers, handling glitches in our system and helping our system to run faster. The result: It kept us up and running so we could keep our store open and keep the sales coming in. It also helped the store staff because the computers operated more quickly. Everyone that I've spoken to at SlingStoneIT has been personally helpful and quick to respond...even on the weekends. Just recently our store had an issue where one of our POS terminals wasn't interfacing with our server so we couldn't ring up any sales for our customers. This happened on a Saturday evening heading into our busiest day of the week (Sunday). I got a phone call back within 5-10 minutes from a tech who had us back up and running within the hour.
Manager of The Palms Christian Store, Young Adult Pastor & Online Pastor
New Venture Christian Fellowship
The best thing that SlingStoneIT has done is really diving into the root of the issues that I have rather than just fixing the surface level problems
To be honest, I've always had SlingStoneIT available when I've needed it. When I was in my previous role, I had an on staff IT person who could help when he was available. Despite being in different time zones, I've had a great experience with all the staff members that I've worked with at SlingStoneIT. I think that the best thing that SlingStoneIT has done is really diving into the root of the issues that I have rather than just fixing the surface level problems. It can sometimes be time consuming, but I know in the long run they are going to make sure that they have taken care of the whole issue. When I work with SlingStoneIT, it is easy to get in touch with the staff. They provide in the moment problem solving, and that's usually very helpful. Since they've solved a lot of issues for me, I haven't had to worry about anything with my computer in a long time! All the SlingStoneIT staff have been very friendly even though it's through a chat screen!
Faster to get multiple items fixed… Less down/lag time
Before SlingStoneIT, We had one staff member who was our "go to" in calling if something went down so if that happened, it would affect that persons work flow as they would have to stop what they were doing & work to get the issue fixed for us. SlingStoneIT has made it faster to get multiple items fixed so that the general flow of work doesn't get backed up. Less down/lag time when a program or computer has an issue.
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