What is an IT Professional Organizer? A traditional Professional Home Organizer declutters and organizes closets, garages, and kitchens, maximizes space, sets up systems and processes, and provides resources and products (organizing tools) to help find the solutions for your home, business, and life. They are problem solvers for your physical space.
An IT Professional Organizer does much of the same, but with your digital spaces.
IT Organizers focus on organizing spaces and content on computers, laptops, tablets, phones, scanners, the cloud, and other devices. Clients often have content on many types of storage such as thumb drives, external hard drives, old devices, phones, and multiple clouds. The first step in digital organizing is to sort through this content (documents, photos, videos, music, etc.) to determine what you have and what organizing system will work best for you. The IT Organizer will recommend file structures and storage solutions, work with you to set them up, then make sure you understand how to maintain it. This will allow you to retrieve your content when and where you need it and to have a designated place to put new content.
During the initial consultation with our client we set up rules for what is to be saved and what can be deleted. Our team can declutter files, folders, and libraries by eliminating unwanted or outdated documents, duplicate photos or music, or low quality photos or videos. Once the decluttering is complete, the IT Organizer will make recommendations for efficient access and storage of remaining content. The organizing system will be selected based on how you want to access your data, your budget, device compatibility, and added features you might want when comparing options.
Do not be concerned if you do not fully understand the decisions that go into organizing digital content. It is our job as experts to set up the system and explain the process in a way you understand. We promise to make it as simple and efficient as possible.
How you live, work, and function is specific to your home and family. Our IT Organizer will find the solution that is right for you. It may be as simple as offering a resource for you to implement, or as complex as finding the solution, putting it in place, and teaching you how to maintain it long after we are gone. Our IT Professional Organizers can get your entire family in sync and working seamlessly together. This added service is perfect for seniors or individuals who are uncomfortable with technology but want to take advantage of the valuable resources they offer.
Device Setup and Troubleshooting
- Setup and activate new devices
- Synching devices and accounts
- Setting up remote technology for travel
- Setting up and synching printers and scanners
- Troubleshooting IT devices (cell phones, computers, tablets, smart watches, etc.)
Have you purchased technology based on a family or friend’s recommendation and have no idea how to set it up or really use it well? Today it is a MUST to have working technology to stay connected to your family, friends, and outside resources. Whether you are a senior from a generation of no technology or just challenged to learn new devices and applications, our IT Organizers will work with you at your current level.
Out team can make sure all your devices and accounts work together when you are in your home or on the road. If you travel frequently, our IT Organizer will consider saving content to a space that is accessible from any location in the world with internet access.
We are happy to do set up for printers and scanners and sync with home internet and phones. This will allow you to share information on paper as needed and also have a way eliminate some of your paper clutter through digital filing.
If you find yourself confused about your devices and have no one to call for help when you run into trouble, we are your solution for personalized in-home troubleshooting of devices you already own. Our IT Organizers can ask the right questions and evaluate whether your equipment needs to be replaced or if you just need a few adjustments to get up and running.
Photo and Video Organizing
- Scanning photos to digital format
- Resources for video transfer to digital format
- Creating a file structure for digital photos and videos
- Decluttering photo and video files by eliminating unwanted, duplicate, or low quality photos or videos
- Tagging photos for easier retrieval
Our IT Organizers are experts at scanning and can help you digitize your photos with the right equipment. We can also assist you in having your older format videos transferred to newer technology. If you have many years of inherited print photos and important and current digital family photos and videos, you might also want a system that allows you to share the content versus one that stores the material on a single device with limited access.
Digital Content Organizing
- Scanning documents to a digital format
- Setting up email folders, filters, and archiving rules
- Organizing digital documents, music playlists, and more
- Password organization
- Retrieving information from old devices
- Transferring files to other devices
Digital content is the modern day term for what we used to store in our brains, wallets, and file cabinets and without organization, it can become a digital nightmare. Now, as we try to save space and use less paper, we are using technology as storage. Our IT Organizers can work with you to create an organized, paperless home by scanning documents, receipts, reference materials, recipes, and more, and begin the digital organizing process.
Once you bought a new phone or laptop or tablet, you probably got excited about all the information you could find and save to use or view at a later time. Files, music, and documents become scattered in various places on your computer and phone with no real system to make retrieval easy. We have clients who have created email overload and need help organizing the emails they want and filtering out those they do not need to save. Our IT Organizers can create a file system on your computer to match the organization you once had in your file cabinet. They can even set up a system to move files to an internal or external location for future reference or as required by the government for tax audits.
Numerous devices and accounts have created a need for organization and safekeeping of usernames and passwords. Let our IT Organizer offer suggestions on how to format and store your passwords in a safe physical or digital location.
With the abundance of new technology and the speed at which devices become outdated, it may be that you have a number of unused devices in your home with digital content left behind. When you buy an updated version of your devices, do you know how to pull information from your old device for storage or transfer the data to an organized place? If not, we can help you salvage the information and merge it into your current digital system.
Our IT Organizers can schedule time to problem solve solutions for organizing, accessing, and storing your digital content. We provide you with the best applications for you based on your devices and content. Not tech savvy? No problem. Our IT Organizers will explain things on your level and go at your pace. We will not consider a project complete until you are comfortable with your technology and can function in the areas that are important to you.
- One-on-one training for the technology challenged
- Hardware - computers, tablets, printers, scanners, phones
- Software - Quicken, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and more
- Applications for Smartphones and tablets
- Smart Home technology such as Alexa (limited services)
Sometimes all you need is a little help to calm your technology fears. Our team can set-up new devices like cell phones, laptops, and other technology and teach you how to use them in the comfort of your own home on your own time. We offer instruction on most hardware devices and can direct you to online or in-store training if necessary. Our IT Organizers provide personal support through software training including Quicken for budgeting, making spreadsheets in Excel, or creating documents or presentations in Microsoft applications.
Smartphones and tablets have become a major tool for online shopping, medical resources, education, and getting directions to your favorite restaurants or other destinations. We will help you understand how to use the apps and troubleshoot app glitches as needed.
Home Technology can improve your comfort, communication, safety, and convenience in your home. Our IT Organizers can activate systems that have been installed and teach you how to use them to their best advantage. Often smart doorbells and security systems allow seniors 55+ to stay in their homes longer or create a safer environment for individuals and families.
Sometimes there is just no one else around to help you set up a new home device purchase. Our IT Organizers are skilled in making sure your home smart systems like Alexa are synced properly and that you understand how to control them. Consider us your personal IT Help Desk, answering questions in your home and solving even the smallest of problems so you can enjoy the benefits of your technology.
- New device purchases
- Software for organizing issues
- Apps for budgeting, time tracking, video chatting, and more
- Resources for cloud storage applications
We have the best IT Organizers who will work with you to find the right equipment, software, and applications to make you comfortable with your technology. Consider them friends who will learn your level of understanding and support your interest in the use of new technology. If we think there is a better device to fit your needs, your organizer can help you research and recommend the best match for you.
There are thousands of software packages and applications to make most areas of your life easier, safer, or more enjoyable. Let us discuss your challenges and recommend free or low cost software for staying organized with tasks or appointments, managing your time, or video chatting with family and friends.
Do you know if your digital content is backed up somewhere in case your devices are damaged or lost? There are many cloud-based options for backup and storage of important information, and we offer resources to find the right fit for you.
If you have a loved one who is tech challenged and in need of patient one-on-one teaching, gift certificates are the perfect way to help them be comfortable with their devices and IT services. Often these individuals need more time and help than family and friends can provide. We make it our job to get your family or friends up and running, so they can be more independent and connected by using technology resources.