Z Logic has done business with many companies over the years to support our own needs and the needs of our clients. In a time of great mediocrity among service providers a few have stood out by having a great website, offering a uniquely useful service or providing exceptional support. The best usually have a combination of these characteristics. Such vendors elevate their markets and provide standards against which others should be measured. Toward that end, Z Logic is happy to provide this list of recommended vendors and companies we value as partners.
If you need a company to host your website, look no further. SiteGround has been hosting the Z Logic website for several years as well as a number of our clients’ websites and corporate e-mail accounts and there are only good things to report. They offer a well rounded menu of services that are competitively priced, newbie friendly and come with access to exceptional support. SiteGround is particularly good at supporting WordPress – offering “one-click installation wizards” and other tools that do-it-yourselfers will love. Get your project off to a quick start with the comforting knowledge that all of the features and support you will likely ever need to grow and enhance your website are available at SiteGround.
Crucial.com is the website to visit if you want to perform a do-it-yourself RAM upgrade. RAM is the “workspace” of your computer. When you click on an icon to use a computer application such as a word processor or a game, that program is “read” from the hard drive (where it is stored) into RAM. The more RAM you have the more programs you can run simultaneously and the faster they will run. Crucial provides a special scanning technology to analyze your system and advise the type of RAM, how much is installed, what the maximum capacity of your computer hardware is and other useful information and then offers suitable upgrade options. Product quality has been consistently high and their representatives have always been courteous and helpful.
To provide the wide-range of services we offer, Z Logic has developed strategic partnerships with a number of industry leading companies. While we take care to recommend the best software, equipment and vendor for each job, those listed here form the core of some of our preferred solutions. Because of the close relationship we have formed with these companies we are often able to offer lower prices or obtain priority access to support for our clients. If you are interested in purchasing from any of these companies (even if you intend to install or configure these products yourself), you will likely be pleasantly surprised by the discounting and pre-sales support we can offer.
Macrium is our favorite backup software. Whether you are creating complete backup images of servers and desktops or doing selective file and folder backups, you will have to search long and far to find a better product. It is fast, inexpensive, flexible and reliable. Additionally, over the last few years, Macrium has incorporated protection against Ransomware, a type of computer malware that encrypts your data files (including accessible backups) and attempts to extort a ransom in order to retrieve them. No business or individual who values their data should be without a well executed backup plan. Macrium is our highly recommended solution for this computing essential.
Dell has been our preferred vendor of computer systems for more than twenty years. They are the only vendor that can claim this status – with good reason. Our experience with Dell products is consistently excellent, particularly their business-class desktops, workstations and servers. Dell has improved their services for consumers and re-sellers alike over time and they continue to acquire and add quality brands and products to their offerings.
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is our recommended antivirus solution for business and we are proud to offer this stellar solution from Broadcom (which recently acquired Symantec). SEP installs smoothly with a few easy to configure options. It has a small memory footprint so it doesn’t use excessive system resources as several other well-known solutions do. Real-time protection is straight-forward with helpful notifications when a detection occurs and it has proven to be the least likely to cause compatibility problems.