Get Your Head in the Cloud

Nerds Support the first to offer webtop cloud computing services in South Florida

PRLog (Press Release)Jan 31, 2011 – What if there was a way to save your business money while also making it run more efficiently? With cloud computing, you can achieve just that. Cloud computing, one of the biggest trends in the IT industry today, lets clients access and share their documents, files and shortcuts with coworkers in one easy, unified online system — now you can have a webtop instead of a desktop. And Nerds Support, a Miami-based local IT consulting company, is proud to be one of the first in South Florida to offer these cost-effective solutions.

Using Nerds Support’s Graphical User Interface, users log in and have instant access to their personal and shared files from practically anywhere: in the office, at home or on the road. Because cloud services are hosted and maintained by Nerds Support, small business owners do not need to worry about maintenance as the business grows; cloud services are customizable and scalable to suit your company’s needs.

Best of all, Nerds Support’s GUI is easily accessible from any mobile device. Stuck at the airport? Halfway across the world? No need to worry. For business professionals who are always on the road, your files are a click away on your laptop, netbook, Mac or iPad. Who says you can’t have it all? Scott the owner of Nerds Support shared “All our clients have been impressed with this technology and the ones who now use it regularly are wondering how they ever did without it.”

According to the International Data Corporation, a market research and analysis firm, 15 percent of IT spending will be related to cloud computing. It’s no surprise: the advantages of cloud computing for a small business ultimately help its bottom line. For more details on cloud computing as well as a video demonstration on how cloud computing can work for your business, visit the Nerds Support’s Cloud Services site at

Nerds Support offers Computer Support that takes your small business to the next level. With Network Services customized to meet your needs, you can enjoy the benefits of advanced IT Consulting without the hassle of challenging maintenance or support.

The Philantrophic Journey of a Small Miami Business

A small local IT consulting business launches a new initiative and partners with it’s clients to give back to the community. They are aiming to build better business relationships and in the process make a positive difference in the local community.

PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 28, 2010
– Nerds Support a local IT consulting company recently made a $200 donation to the South Florida Leukemia & Lymphoma society on behalf of Richard Curran and his company Expo Convention Contractors ( This past month Nerds Support has launched an initiative to become more involved in the community. Their goal is to give away over $2,000 in 2011. They are doing this by choosing a featured client every month and then making a donation in their name. They are also making donations when companies set up an initial appointment to meet with them.

Scott Richman owner of Nerds Support says “We are looking for creative ways to get people actively involved in giving back to the community. Nerds Support is looking to inspire other companies to do the same. Although, we are a small business even small businesses can have a large impact.” Scott also shared that since they started this new community service initiative it has helped the business get to know their clients better which has resulted in building better business relationships.

Next month, Nerds Support will be making a donation to the foster child welfare agency 4Kids of South Florida ( on behalf of their client Avinode. Avinode is the world’s leading online marketplace for air charter professionals ( and were Nerds Support’s November featured client of the month. Avinode employees decided that they would like to help 4Kids so Nerds Support arranged a tour of the facility and has invited Avinode to come and see how their donation will be put to use to help the foster children in our community.

“Out of all the ideas that we’ve had this year, this one has been the best. It brings me so much joy to be able to give back to our community and to share this experience with my clients.” says Scott Richman. Joanne Davis executive director of the South Florida Leukemia & Lymphoma society says “It’s great to see businesses giving back, every little bit helps”. To follow Nerds Support journey of giving back to the community you can become their fan on Facebook at or visit their website at If you would like to know how you can get involved in helping the fight against Leukemia visit

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Nerds Support Client of the Month: Expo Convention Contractors

Expo Convention Contractors the largest company of it’s kind in the South Florida area is the client of the month and will receive a donation to the charity of their choice. Nerds Support is the leading IT & computer support company in Miami.

PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 14, 2010
– Our December client of the month is a 2nd generation family business started by Richard Curran.

Richard is the founder of Expo Convention Contractors ( and has been in the trade show business for over 40 years. Since the beginning of when he first got into the industry he has seen major technological changes and has seen how those changes have impacted the way that companies conduct business. Richard Curran has embraced those changes and has managed to move up from being a worker on the trade show floor to finding Expo and growing it into the biggest convention contractor in the South Florida region.

The current Vice-President and general manager of Expo Convention Contractors is Rich Curran Jr the founder’s son. He shared that Expo Convention Contractors currently has 54 employees and has had 20% growth in the past 8 years. Miami is well known for its conventions and trade show gatherings and Expo Convention Contractors is right in the middle of that scene. They have worked for the famous Antique Show in Miami Beach for the past 30 years. Recently they have also acquired The International Boat Show (The largest Miami boat show) as their new client. With all this growth they are now shifting their focus on capturing a bigger market share especially in areas such as Orlando and West Palm Beach.

Although, in times of recession marketing dollars are usually the first cut and thereby trade show spending also drops this hasn’t affected Expo. Expo claims that because much like Nerds Support they have taken a proactive approach in wowing their customers and delivering on their promise they have not only retained their clients but have also grown during their past years.

Rich shared that one of the most important changes that he’s seen is how customers now expect an immediate response. Social media has spoiled us in the sense that we want everyone to be accessible and easy to get a hold of, especially people and companies that we are working with. This back and forth communication has made technology a critical part of the business. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine a world without cellphone, email and instant messaging. “When my father first started in the industry no one had cellphones and only few had beepers” Said Rich.

“Expo Convention Contractors has had no computer crashes in the past 5 years and because of Nerds Support’s proactive approach and constant maintenance has minimized the system’s downtime especially with the glitches that happen with outside services and vendors.” Rich proudly stated. He then continued and shared that one of the biggest benefits of working with Nerds Support is “I never have to worry about getting on the phone and talking to our ISP or phone vendors. I can rest assured that I ever have issues with them Nerds Support will handled all the technology related issues on our behalf.”

Nerds Support congratulates Expo Convention Contractors on their success and will be donating $50 to the charity of their choice. We are grateful and honored to have Expo as a client and member of the Nerds Support family. To learn more about Expo Convention Contractors and how they can help you and your business contact them by visiting:

Nerds Support offers Computer Support that takes your small business to the next level. With Network Services customized to meet your needs, you can enjoy the benefits of advanced IT Consulting without the hassle of challenging maintenance or support.

Cyber Monday Cost Your Company Money

Cyber Monday along with Facebook are costing companies over 5 billion dollars each year. Businesses are now implementing special web monitoring technology to fight against this productivity thieves.

PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 08, 2010 – Cyber Monday has come and gone but the loss of productivity is just beginning. CNNMoney reports that 14% of employees have reported using some part of Cyber Monday to shop during work hours. Out of this 14% in your workforce about 40% will spend an hour or two while a reported 33% will spend over five hours.

Paul Shanahan regional vice president at Adecco warns employees that no matter how good the deals are “no online shopping discount is worth placing their career at risk.” Not only are the employees putting their job at risk but the company is also suffering. Let’s do some quick math: If you have a medium size business of 50 employees and 14% will be shopping. You have seven employees that will be unproductive. Three of those employees will have two hours of downtime while two employees will have five hours of downtime and the other two employees might have 30 minutes. If you add those numbers up, in one day your company will face 17 unproductive hours. If you pay your employees an average of $20 an hour than that day you would pay $340 for your employees to shop online.

However, Cyber Monday isn’t the only reason that employees are unproductive. What about Facebook? According to a study back in 2007 Facebook was costing employers more than $5 billion a year. Fast forward 3 years later and Facebook’s popularity has skyrocketed. This means that more and more people are occupying their work hours sending friend requests and posting status updates on their wall. If you walk around your office chances are that you will catch at least one employee that is “tweeting”, “facebooking” or possibly even blogging. Over a course of a year these unproductive hours can easily add up and end up making an impact on whether you stay in business for another year.

Nucleus Research released the results of a recent employee survey that show that companies that allow users to access Facebook in the workplace lose an average of 1.5% in total employee productivity. In this survey employees shared that they accessed their Facebook accounts as much as two hours a day on the job, with 87% of those surveyed admitting that they had no clear business reason for using the social network. Other employees even confessed that they were conducting a job search and applying for other jobs while on the clock. Are you paying for your employee’s job search?

So how can your company improve productivity? Take some suggestions from the Commissioner of Human Resources in Vermont who has recently reported that Internet usage at the agency dropped by 25 percent – a full 2,300 hours – in the first week of a new program designed to monitor their web viewing habits. Nerds Support is a Miami based computer support company that specializes in creating such programs and implementing them in order to properly monitor employee’s web viewing habits. They can track what websites your employees are visiting, how much time they’re spending there and even block sites that shouldn’t be accessed at the workplace.

Although, some employees still need access to these sites there are special programs that can regulate who can access what. Scott Richman owner of Nerds Support ( reports that by implementing this type of monitoring service the average 50 person company can reclaim over $150,000 worth of lost work time. If you are interested in knowing how Nerds Support can help you reclaim your money you can call them at (305) 551-2009 they also offer a free initial consultations to businesses that are looking for this type of service.

“As a small business owner myself I can’t afford for my employees to be unproductive.” “Small businesses in my opinion feel the effect from this cyber slacking more than anybody else and I just want to let them know that we feel their pain and would like to let them know that Nerds Support is here to help them improve their productivity because want to help them stay in business and be successful.”

Nerds Support offers Computer Support that takes your small business to the next level. With Network Services customized to meet your needs, you can enjoy the benefits of advanced IT Consulting without the hassle of challenging maintenance or support.

A Small Miami Business Helps in a Big Way

By Jeff Zelaya


PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 15, 2010 – With the holidays around the corner and the economy still weak there is one company that is looking to give back in a big way. Nerds Support an IT company located in Miami has recently implemented a program that is designed to help put money in the community’s pockets. The feedback for this program has been very strong so far and it has helped the company grow while adding great value to local businesses, charities and individuals.

Nerds Support is offering $500 to individuals that refer a potential client to them that then becomes a Nerds Support IT managed services client. On top of that Nerds Support will then offer to donate $50 to the charity of the client’s choice. The IT managed services that Nerds Support is offering is also know to save companies an average of $3,000 per month. These services help businesses outsource their IT department which will them help them free up cash flow and time. This allows the company to invest their time and resources in what they do best and thereby increasing their productivity, efficiency, results and profit.

The owner of Nerds Support Scott Richman said: “Our goal is to really help our client succeed. We offer them the best and deliver it. When you refer a prospective client to Nerds Support you can rest assured that they will be treated like royalty.” Nerds Support has been in business for the past 6 years and has grown exponentially strictly thru word of mouth. They now have clients in Mexico, Chicago, Europe, and throughout South Florida.

Nerds Support commitment to building a lifelong client relationship is evident in their practices. For example, Nerds Support recently awarded Avionode – “Client of the Month” – which comes with an award of a $100 donation to the charity of their choice. “Times are hard but we are doing everything possible to see everyone succeed. So far, I couldn’t be happier with the way that this program has been received and I can’t wait to hear more success stories.” says Scott Richman as he shares his vision.

Nerds Support story of how they are helping their local community is refreshing and inspiring. More companies should follow their suit and implement a program where everyone walks away a winner.

Nerds Support is an IT consulting firm based in Miami, FL. They offer the reliable computer support to small and medium sized businesses. To learn more about Nerds Support and their referral program visit their website at

Nerds Support offers Computer Support that takes your small business to the next level. With Network Services customized to meet your needs, you can enjoy the benefits of advanced IT Consulting without the hassle of challenging maintenance or support.