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.
Our team can declutter files, folders, and libraries by eliminating unwanted or outdated documents, duplicate photos or music, or low quality photos or videos. We do this based on a consultation with our client to set up rules for what is to be saved and what can be deleted. 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.
For example, if you have many years of inherited and current digital family photos and videos, you might want a system that allows you to share the content versus one that stores the material on a single device with limited access. A small or in-home business may need a solution that includes a way to keep track of employees, marketing, payroll, and the abundance of ideas small business owners want to save for future inspiration. 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.
In addition to content storage strategies, our IT Organizers can set up, sync, and educate families on most technologies including cell phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, printers, and scanners. 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.
Personal IT Device Setup and Troubleshooting
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? Do you find yourself confused about your devices and have no one to call for help? We are your solution for personalized in-home set-up and training on new devices or troubleshooting devices you already own. Our IT Organizers can ask the right questions and evaluate whether your equipment fits your needs. It if does, we can make sure all your devices work together when you are in your home or on the road. If something is missing, your organizer can help you research additional devices and recommend the best match for you.
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.
Personal Digital Content
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. This is called personal digital content and without organization, it can become a digital nightmare. Files, digital photos, videos, 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.
When you buy an updated version or your devices, do you know how to pull information from your old device for storage or transfer the data to an organized place? We often meet clients who have many older devices with important files still on them laying around collecting dust but have no time or know how to get the information and move to their newer devices.
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.
Personal IT Training and Resources
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 it in the comfort of your own home on your own time. We can install software, make recommendations on IT organizing tools, and provide personal support through software training. Our IT Organizers can teach you how to use Quicken for budgeting, make spreadsheets in Excel, or create documents or presentations in Microsoft applications. We can help you find tools for digital budgeting, time tracking, calendaring and chatting with family and friends through video apps.
In addition to installing and training for software, we are happy to do set up and offer training for printers and scanners. This will allow you to share information on paper and have a way eliminate some of your paper clutter. Our IT Organizers are experts at scanning and can help you digitize your documents and photos with the right equipment.
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.
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.
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 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. 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.