Monday, August 31, 2009

How to save on your next Dell purchase

Buy it through CMIT Solutions!!!!

Yet again, I saw an email about someone that ordered a Dell machine directly through the Dell site (or by calling their toll free number) and probably has made the wrong purchase.  They don’t know the difference between AMD and Intel processors and how to evaluate the processor type, speed and memory to get the fastest computing cycles at the best price.  They probably thought they were saving money by buying the “Basic” service contract instead of Pro-IT.  They didn’t know … and so on.  Why do people do this?  Because they assume (you all know what happens when you assume…) they are going to get a better deal then if they called us.  WRONG! We WILL save you $$$.  Here is why.

Reason #1We will match or beat any price you get directly from Dell

Reason #2  Use our years of experience to work with you to create the configuration that is perfect for you and your needs.  Do you know the difference in all of those processors that they offer, or the different hard drives?  We do!  We know what happens when the right computer is not purchased because your complaints end up with us, So we are motivated to make sure you get what you need and don’t spend a dollar more than you have to.   If this is your first purchase with us, we’ll provide this at no additional charge.  If you’re a Marathon client, It costs you NOTHING extra for this service since CMIT Purchase Assistance is just one feature of your Marathon plan.

Reason #3.  We are a Certified Dell reseller.  So what? 

Lets say you start having a problem with your new Dell machine in the next 3 years.  Since you’ve chosen CMIT as your “Go To” IT department, you’ll call us.  We’ll come over and troubleshoot the problem.  Ah, low and behold, it turns out to be a hardware problem. 

If you didn’t buy through us this is what now happens…..

Since your busy and lack the expertise to make sure Dell recognizes their own problem, you pay us hourly to call Dell, have a Dell technician verify the problem (45 min to hours depending on the level tech you end up with). 

Or you’ll call Dell yourself and expend that time yourself, taking you away from the pressing phone calls you need to be making to grow your business.   

If you DID buy through us…..

The technical specialist, will call Dave at our office, let him know what part is needed, he’ll order the warranty part with Dell (only certified partners have the ability to bypass the Dell call center and order warranty parts directly).  No additional billable time or time spent on your part talking with Dell about their problem!

Feel free to call us to discuss your next Dell purchase, or just to say hi!

Friday, August 28, 2009

August Newsletter Highlights

Click here to access the August Edition of the CMIT Solutions Newsletter

Okay, okay, August is almost over, but I’m new to blogging and still getting the hang of figuring out what would be good to post!  Here is a quick summary of the highlights.

* Great client story of how we reduced downtime and saved over $10K doing it!

* How CMIT can help you in-house IT staff more effective!

* Did you hear I helped author a book?  “I JUST Want My Computer to Work!”

* Calling all Doctors!  We understand you.

* Banish Digital Clutter in 4 Simple Steps

September’s newsletter is almost ready, be on the look out!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Job Opening at CMIT Solutions

***** News Flash *******

CMIT Stamford along with 3 other tri-state CMIT offices are launching a quest for a team of SUPERSTAR Sales People. Read on.......

Superstars only…

IT Solutions Sales Associate & Business Market Development Associate

CMIT has an immediate need for driven, successful hunters who are great at selling managed services to the SMB (small/mid-sized business) market.

You can earn over $150K if you are a star, but do not even proceed unless you are an overachiever and can prove it.

CMIT has openings in North Jersey & Long Island for an IT Solutions Sales Associates and in Manhattan, Westchester and Fairfield Counties for a Business Market Development Associate.

Visit our website at to review job requirements. While at the site, you will gain an understanding of our products, services, outstanding company culture and planned future growth.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tired of typing the same phrase over and over as a response to emails you receive?

Keyboard shortcuts are your answer!

Use keyboard shortcuts (or shortcut keys): Using keyboard shortcuts can help you complete some tasks faster and easier. Many features and commands in Office 2003 programs are available directly from the keyboard using keyboard shortcuts (pressing two or more keys simultaneously). Or, you can assign custom keyboard shortcuts to a command, macro, font, AutoText entry, style, or commonly used symbol.

The steps to setting this up are:

1. Create a new AutoText phrase with the repetitive text you want to paste frequently into email

2. Access Outlook Customize panel to gain access to the keyboard shortcuts area. Specify a command and assign it a keyboard short cut.

Then, each time you want this phrase to "paste" into your response enter the keyboard shortcut and wah-lah it appears.

To find a list of keyboard shortcuts or learn how to assign custom keyboard shortcuts, open the Help menu in Office 2003 programs (press F1), and type "keyboard shortcuts."

Check out these additional resource to figure it out yourself:

For a one-to-one training session (remote or on site on your machine) give us a call.