CMIT Solutions is the small business computer support, IT services, and IT support company for Erie.
We specialize in providing IT consulting services focusing on helping clients close the gap between the current state of their IT environment to their desired state—a secure, productive and effective IT computing environment.
Providing IT consulting, IT support and computer support for small businesses in Erie
CMIT Solutions of Erie provides information technology (IT) services, computer support, and IT consulting to small and mid-sized businesses in the Erie area. Whether it's a 5 person single location office or a 100 person firm with multiple locations, our highly skilled technical team works with the client for a solution that makes good business sense.
Our mission is to help our clients build their organizational capacity using technology in a sustainable way. Our philosophy is that technology is merely a tool; a means to an end. Our business is to provide the right tools to run your business, as well as ensure they perform at peak efficiency every minute of every day. We provide managed IT services that keep your business running while you run your business.
Our focus at CMIT Solutions of Erie is on client satisfaction. We are dedicated to establishing long-term partnerships with a high level of commitment to our clients rather than just performing one-time projects. Our managed IT services programs provide the framework needed to build lasting relationships.
About the Owner Beth Burnside
Beth Burnside is convinced that there is a better way to serve small to mid-sized businesses and organizations in the Erie area that are becoming increasingly dependent on technology, as she has personally struggled with finding an outsourced IT services provider that could be a true business advisor for a family business interest she has in the Erie area. A complete understanding of a client’s business and its goals and objectives is necessary to guide them in the most efficient use of the information technology available to them. Beth is committed to being a trusted resource and IT solution provider for local Erie businesses so they can get the computer and network support they need to help them remain competitive in their fields. The increasing complexity of managing network security, data backup, and data recovery has only added to the reasons for involving a qualified team of IT consulting professionals who understand your business to ensure you are best managing the challenges that technology can bring to your business.
Beth’s multi-faceted career in both large enterprise and small company environments has led her to the firm belief in the need for smaller businesses to ensure they are using technology to maximize efficiency, increase productivity, increase revenue and reduce costs. The proper use of outsourced IT services is critical for the success of small to mid-sized businesses in today's marketplace. Beth has worked in marketing, sales, purchasing, human resources, accounting, and finance and holds an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University. She has used her experience in corporate America coupled with her experience running smaller businesses and has gathered a team of local Erie IT consulting professionals dedicated to being “your technology team” so that clients can focus on their business while CMIT Solutions of Erie focuses on their technology.
Associations and Community Involvement in and around Erie, Pennsylvania CMIT Solutions of Erie and our staffers are proud members of the following organizations:
Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership Manufacturers’ and Business Association of NW Pennsylvania Erie Day School- Board of Trustees Erie Small Business Alliance UPMC Hamot Board of Directors
About CMIT Solutions, Inc.
CMIT Solutions is a nationwide provider of information technology (IT) services and solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). With more than 800 consultants and technicians, CMIT has expertise in nearly all technologies and industries. Founded in 1996 in Austin, TX, CMIT Solutions, Inc. has grown into the leading IT solution provider for SMBs. With over 10 years of experience and strong industry partnerships, CMIT Solutions is capable of providing enterprise-level services and products that were previously unavailable to the SMB market. We are a local company with the support of a national network behind us. We focus on making your business run better by understanding your business and technology needs.
Events Featuring Beth Burnside from CMIT Solutions
A great time was had by all at The Women's Roundtable monthly gathering on March 22nd that included a session by Beth Burnside entitled, "Tech Tips and Tricks That Have Kept Me Sane"
An interactive discussion was had surrounding this theme:
In today's busy world, it's hard to confront our challenges and opportunities WITHOUT using technology as an aid. Come get practical advice about simple tools and technologies that you can use to maximize your productivity and better manage your life. You don't have to be a techno-geek to benefit from all the tools at your fingertips...
Visit the Women's Roundtable web site for more information about this wonderful organization: www.wrterie.org
Workshops and Seminars
Here's a sampling of other workshops and seminars CMIT Solutions of Erie offers:
Deadliest Backup Mistakes
Dispelling the Hype Around Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing 101
Technology Tips and Tricks on a Shoestring Budget
Regain Control Over Your Inbox (email management)
Maximizing Your Operations with Technology
Maximizing Technology to Ease Budget Woes
IT Challenges in the (Medical/Legal/Accounting/Finance) Practice
Tech Tips and Tricks That Have Kept Me Sane- a real crowd pleaser!
*Please contact us at 814.806.2637 to learn more about how we can bring these timely topics to your organization
What We Do For Our Clients
Proactive IT support and maintenance: Our CMIT Marathon preventative maintenance service provides flat rate, round-the-clock maintenance and monitoring of your network and computers. We provide and manage everything needed to keep your business network productive and protected.
Remote data backup, disaster recovery, & business continuity: Our CMIT Guardian remote backup and disaster recovery services protect your business from those unexpected losses and down time caused by Mother Nature, or human nature. We can set you up with on-site backups, remote backups, or a backup server in case yours goes out of commission.
Email security and protection: Our CMIT Anti-Spam service keeps the annoying bad stuff out of your Inbox, and protects your Outbox from being hijacked and getting you Blacklisted. RADAR archiving saves your email, for as long as you want, even if you delete it from your computer. And email Encryption protects you from liability associated with sending private information over public email networks.
Printer Management: Keeping all those printers printing can cost you a small fortune. With CMIT Print, we monitor the daily usage of your printers and show you exactly how much money you can save on cartridges, paper, energy and service.
Cloud Computing: Our CMIT Anywhere cloud based services can provide anytime, anywhere access to your business information and resources. From hosting your email to putting your entire network in the cloud, we can help you decide if the cloud is right for you.
Hardware and software purchasing: CMIT Solutions is a Dell Premier Partner, the highest level of Dell partnership that you can attain. We have Dell support, services and pricing available to us that most IT companies don’t have access to. For all the other hardware and software products you need, we have accounts with major distributors across the country, and we can set you up with unique leasing programs to help with cash flow.
Mobile Device Consulting: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is invading businesses everywhere. Employees are walking in the door with the latest smart phones and tablet devices, and they want to use them to conduct their work and stay connected to the business. Sounds good, right? Well, as a business owner, do you REALLY understand what that means and the liabilities it brings? Our Mobility consulting service and Mobility Acceptable Use Policy protect your business from the downside of BYOD.
VoIP Telephone Service: With CMIT Voice, we provide a hosted VoIP telephone service that provides the easiest way for your business to take advantage of the convenience and benefits VoIP provides for your business and customers.
Video Conferencing and collaboration: Whether it’s telecommuting employees, working with vendors, or presenting to clients and prospects, you can visually stay in touch with people wherever they are. CMIT Impression allows you to make a BIG impression on them all with a 55” touch screen monitor and HD video conferencing. It allows everyone to present, annotate and collaborate on a giant tablet whether the meeting participants are in the room or connected from around the world.
AUSTIN, TX, Sep 09, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- CMIT Solutions, the nation's leader in providing information technology services and solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, has hired Frank A. Picarello as Vice President of Franchise Services, a move that will not only raise the company's profile in the technology industry, but also help CMIT Solutions' existing offices become even more profitable.
New York, N.Y. - Tim Davis, who has helped legions of sales professionals achieve success in their field, will speak August 23 to the membership of Savvy Ladies, an up-and-coming non-profit organization in New York City dedicated to empowering women to take control of their finances and achieve a richer and more rewarding life.
Beth Burnside, owner of CMIT Solutions of Erie, a provider of information technology solutions, has been honored by CRN Magazine.
Burnside was named to the technology publication's list of "Women of the Channel," a reference to female executives within what it calls the information technology channel. The honor recognizes the most influential women in the business based on their overall achievements and their influence in the technology industry.
Tim Davis, Renowned ‘Coach,' Will Help the Office Fulfill Its Mission of Providing Small Businesses with Comprehensive and Affordable Information Technology (IT) Solutions and Services
New York, N.Y. - If Tim Davis has his way, small businesses in Manhattan that have struggled to find quality IT support will learn about a new option, one that provides them with all the benefits of a full-time IT staff at a significantly lower cost.
Congratulations to David Glassman for being selected as the Ambassador of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2011! David has been a great addition to the Ambassador Committee this year and he has gone all out to pitch in where ever he can. He joined the Chamber last year and immediately started looking for ways to get involved. His first stop was to join Networkers and from there jumped right in to become an Ambassador. He always has a smile and a ready hand to help wherever he's needed and we appreciate all he's done.
Aug 08, 2011 - Dallas, TX – CMIT Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of information technology (IT) professional services and products to small businesses, has presented Alun Roberts, President of CMIT Solutions of Dallas Tollway Corridor, with the “Success Story” Award at the company’s annual convention held in Austin, Texas.
Roberts, who has more than two decades of experience in the technology industry, has been instrumental in helping fellow entrepreneurs thrive in one of the country’s busiest corridors.
Aug 08, 2011 - St. Louis, Mo. - Small businesses in the Chesterfield area of St. Louis that have struggled to find quality information technology support now have a professional, affordable option that provides them with all the benefits of a full-time IT staff at a significantly lower cost -- CMIT Solutions of Chesterfield.
The new office, which will be guided by local entrepreneurs Michelle and Barry Herring, will offer a full range of preventative computer maintenance and monitoring services that can help avert costly, large-scale emergencies.
Aug 08, 2011 - Hickory, N.C. - Small businesses in the Hickory region of North Carolina have a professional and affordable new option when it comes to IT services and support -- CMIT Solutions of Hickory.
With entrepreneur Bruce Felkins at the helm, CMIT Solutions of Hickory offers the kind of IT services and support that was previously only available to large companies, but at a fraction of the cost.
HOUSTON (Aug.2, 2011) – Lone Star Corporate College will kick off a new monthly seminar series for business professionals on Friday, Aug.19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lone Star Community Building, 5000 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands.
The Aug.19 presentation will be “Getting Started with Social Media for your Business,” presented by Tammie Nielsen, CEO of TK Media Inc. “Social media is real media”, said Nielsen. “Companies that don’t learn how to use it correctly will be left behind at best, or worst case, irrevocably damage their brand.”
Submitted by Tim Roper on Friday, December 28, 2012
USAToday.com recently posted an item concerning a malicious mobile app that has been infecting Android-based mobile phones. Potential victims receive an offer to download free versions of popular games like Grand Theft Auto and Angry Birds Star Wars. If an unsuspecting user installs the software, the mobile phone then sends spam to people in that user’s contact list....
Submitted by Tim Roper on Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Apple co-founder, tech enthusiast, and all-around swell guy Steve Wozniak recently penned a guest article for Forbes Magazine, in which he discusses the changes in business tech we can expect to see in 2013...
Submitted by Tim Roper on Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Mashable is reporting on a Trojan targeting Apple’s OS X operating systems. The malicious program disguises itself as an installation package for a legitimate Russian-language application called VKMusic4 and makes unauthorized charges to mobile phone accounts.
Submitted by Tim Roper on Thursday, November 15, 2012
The northeast US continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and with temperatures plummeting across the nation, businesses elsewhere may soon start feeling the pinch as staff can’t physically get to work. However, inclement weather, disasters, and other disruptions don’t have to negatively impact your...
Submitted by Tim Roper on Thursday, October 25, 2012
At Tuesday’s iPad Mini launch event, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed some impressive numbers about the full-size iPad’s success. Since the release of the original iPad on April 3, 2010, Apple has sold 100 million of them worldwide. That’s a rather staggering number for a new class of device that, as little as three years ago, didn’t even exist in any meaningful way.
"If you’ve ever wondered how big a difference CMIT Solutions can make for a small business, here’s a case study:
LuAnn Gossett used to consider computers a necessary evil. As administrative assistant for the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA, Gossett spent about 30 percent of her time troubleshooting computer problems in the 40-person office.
Email would be out. Computers wouldn’t...
"CMIT is excellent; they do excellent work for us. CMIT is efficient-- they are on top of everything and aren’t just plugging holes or solving issues as they arise-- they are preventing them from happening in the first place. They are also an industrious and competent business. They are strong and communicative as well. I have no issues with getting in touch with them and their service is great...
"Beth is our IT person and tells us what we should upgrade and how our system is doing twenty four hours a day. If it wasn’t monitored around the clock we would have no idea if something was going haywire.They also have personality and professionalism. Justin has never made me feel stupid with whatever problem I have. They are always there for you and that is important to have that relationship...
"Beth and Justin are consummate. It’s great working with them because they put their IT terms into lay-men terms for me and make it easier to understand. They are also on our beck and call which is really important for us. I will continue to use them because of their good work. I feel like I’m in good hands with CMIT. I certainly appreciate their personal touch.
We don’t have funding for an IT...
"We’re a small family-owned manufacturing business and when I started working here we had one computer and two typewriters. I knew a little about computers and felt we needed to become more technologically advanced, so I became the IT guy. Suddenly we have to network another computer and another one and another one and it just got to a point where I was in over my head. It was too much for me to...
"Our clients might not perceive this, but Coventina Day Spa is highly dependent on our business technology to ensure we deliver the highest quality spa experience. If we lost access to our appointment scheduling system, not only would we lose the ability to immediately schedule new appointments, we would have clients walking in the door and we would not know what services they were to...
"Beth is a very energetic person and she's brought a lot of good ideas to us, because she looks at computer problems from a business as well as a technical perspective, she's able to think outside the box and comes to me with innovative new ideas. She listens very well, and she's asked us some pointed questions, and she's come up with a couple of very creative solutions for us.
"So at one point in history, your backup may be reliable and up-to-date, but with the information being so critical and with it changing literally thousands of times a day, having that backup through the Guardian system, almost a minute-by-minute backup, makes me feel very confident that the information, if we ever had a disaster here, if we had a fire, a tornado, or something of that disastrous...
"For our [clinical research facility], it was better to have a preventive plan in place so that if something did break, we would be ahead of it, and it wouldn’t break instead of waiting for something to happen and then fix it. So, now CMIT is monitoring everything, and we haven’t had any issues so they can catch the problem before it even happens.
"CMIT is all about peace of mind, and literally, it doesn't cost you anything because you are saving the money on me working on the computer when I'm losing business. In today's economy, you don't want to be late sending bills out, you've got to be out there because if you start falling behind you're going to see the amount of income drop dramatically. So, Greg and CMIT make us look more...