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Hi, I am Michael Peterson of Smoke and Mirrors, Inc. I specialize in computer and network support. I also specialize in setting up small to medium size businesses with all the resources they need to keep their business IT needs covered.
Services I offer:
I've been an IT professional since 1991 and clients include major engineering companies, retailers and small municipalities.
I provide services to anywhere in the Portland, Oregon area including small outlying areas. In addition to being a "techie," my first degree was in Psychology and my Master's is in Business so I understand how businesses work and I deal very well with both principals and staff.
Contact me for more info!
System recovery - from viruses and malware, from hardware failures.
|6447 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97215
|Contact Michael Peterson|
|Michael Peterson accepts cash and checks||Hourly rate: From $75 to $75|
About 20 small projects ranging from moving offices to installing new workstations and servers.
1. Usernames, passwords, as accurate as possible a description of what happened, when and any error messages you remember.
2. Any installation disks that came with the system (operating system disks).
3. Location and date(s) of any backups you have.
Recovering from damage caused by malware.
Teaching blind adults to use computers using synthesized voices (1990).
I've been working with computers and networks since 1985.
Follow up to make sure everything is working correctly.
Backup resources both local and cloud.
Recovering hard drive for a small retail store that had all of their Quickbooks data on the drive.
Standard labor rates for an experienced IT professional are in the range of $95 - $125/hour. My rate is $65/hour and I don't charge extra for evening or weekend work.
Q - What is the best antivirus software"
A - There isn't any "best" antivirus.
Q - Why do I need to run more than one antivirus?
A - Because no single version can protect you.
Q - Do the "free" antivirus software applications work?
A - Yes, but with some serious limitations.
Have you done this before?
What are reasonable expectations for recovery?
What, specifically do I need recovered?
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