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Repurposing Technology

September 29, 2014

One area we strongly focus on for our customers is the idea of Repurposing.  360 Technology Solutions does not simply dispose of your old technology, we excel at going above and beyond the company standards to offer you a variety of options. 

The first step in this process rests in the hands of you, our customers, to identify a device you own that no longer fills the need you purchased it for.  Once you've located that device, you can leave the rest up to us and our evaluation process.  Simply bring your old technology and devices to 360 Technology Solutions and we will take it from there.

Providing options for your unused devices is the purpose of our evaluation process.  One option we offer to our customers is known as Consigning.  With this option we will take a look at your device, evaluate what it may take to repair it, estimate a value, and attempt to sell it through our channels for the next 90 days.  If the device you bring in is capable of being repaired, and then resells, we will offer you 50% of the total sale (excluding taxes).

Another option we offer at 360 Technology Solutions is Repurposing an old device.  For instance, some of our more popular options include turning an old phone or iPad you have laying around into a streaming device for videos or something fun to offer your children or grandchildren.  The possibilities are endless, and we will help you find them with our evaluation process.

Disposing of unused devices or old technology is another option you can find through our process.  If you are looking to avoid the hassle of disposing of your old devices, bring them to us and we can help you remove your data then properly recycling them in an environmentally friendly way.  Another option we offer is to donate your old device to a local school or charity.

With 360 Technology Solutions, the options are many and we look forward to discussing them with you to provide the best solution available.

 

 

Social Media

September 24, 2014

Social Media has become a new standard of communication in our modern world.  For many individuals, they would find it hard to get by without posting on Facebook or sending out a tweet on their latest thought of the day.  For most businesses it has become essential that they use one form or another of social media to communicate their message.  360 Technology Solutions has taken up this practice as well, using multiple forms of media to update the community on our company.

For the latest information and updates on 360 Technology Solutions, follow us here!

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/360technologysolutions

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ThreeSixtyTech

Google Business Page:  https://plus.google.com/116169191747398940454/about

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/360-technology-solutions

 

 

Kudos to Home Depot

September 23, 2014

With all the recent security breaches of major retail stores, it's nice to know one company is going above and beyond for its customers.  You've probably heard by now that Home Depot had their payment data systems hacked on September 8th by a malicious malware program named "zero days."  They have since remedied the issue and have apologized for any inconvenience caused and even offered to provide a year of credit monitoring to affected customers.  If you used a payment card at any Home Depot store between April and September of 2014, this link will provide the company statement and where you can sign up for the credit monitoring.  Also, they have a contact to remedy any fraudulent charges as a result of the breach: https://corporate.homedepot.com/MediaCenter/Pages/Statement1.aspx

Believe it or not, 360 Technology Solutions makes many purchases at the Wilmington, NC Home Depot in Monkey Junction.  We've outfitted our new office and have bought tools to assist in our computer, laptop, cell, and other device repair as well as wiring supplies for our many small business customers.  We'll be signing up for the credit monitoring for ourselves to protect our business and our personal information.  We encourage you to do the same.

While you're monitoring your credit, we also advise you to monitor your own computer and determine if it is a security risk.  We can help direct you where to look on your computer, we can help you scan and remove potential malware threats, install an anti-virus program which we know to be tried and true, and educate you on safe browsing practices to minimize potential risks and identity theft.  Contact us today or stop into our shop in Fulton Station, Suite 139.  If you mention this blog post between today and December 31st, 2014, we'll give you 10% off the price of our Virus Scan and Removal service!!

 

 

What is Repurposing

September 19, 2014

The lifespan of our technology is far from infinite, eventually it wears out, breaks down, or no longer fulfills its purpose as originally intended.  Technology is one of the fastest growing areas today, and that new device you purchased a year ago has already been replaced by a newer improved model.  That leaves the question of what to do with older outdated devices left laying around collecting dust.

The final step in the cycle of technology rests in discarding or repurposing old or unused devices.  When technology has run its course, you need to find a way to properly dispose of your devices, otherwise you may find yourself buried up to your neck with old tech.  360 Technology Solutions provides you with many options for this final step in the process.  If you're unsure how to properly dispose of unused technology, we have environmentally friendly options that may appeal to you.  When you're ready to dispose of your unwanted devices, stop by and we will run you through our evaluation process to determine what solution works best for you.  With our process of evaluation, we may be able to find a new way to repurpose your technology, allowing you to get more life out of that piece of tech. you bought all that time ago.

With the process 360 Technology Solutions uses in the final step of the lifecycle of technology, we make sure to make it easy on you and remove the burden of having to store and dispose of old devices you no longer use.  With our evaluation process, you may find yourself using your old devices in ways you never thought of before.  Stop on in today and let us give you a proper evaluation on that old technology laying around your house.

 

 

What is Repairing

September 18, 2014

Like most things that exist in our world, technology is far from perfect.  It is designed to function in a way that improves our lives and makes our daily tasks easier, however most devices will require some type of mainteneance.  Many times when your device seems to be fading or broken, it simply needs a tune up or a simple adjustment to get it up and running again.

An important step in the cycle of technology is repair.  It can be costly to skip this step as it could have you finding yourself buying the same thing over again instead of simply repairing it with a few easy steps.  At 360 Technology Solutions we take this burden off your hands.  We have experience with almost every device on the market today, and we have seen almost every error or malfunction you can run into.  With our knowledge we can promptly fix your device for you, sometimes immediatly so you can leave the shop with your device.  For those circumstances where a solution is not immediatly apparent, we will keep your device and run a unique diagnostic service to pinpoint the exact malfunction impairing your device, contact you, and let you confirm with us how you would like to proceed.

From now until December 31st 2014, to promote our special repair services, we are inviting all individuals to bring us quotes, estimates, and receipts you have for device repairs in 2014, and we will honor that price or ours (whichever is lower), plus include a special 10% discount off that total.

Stop in and see us today, we look forward to meeting you!

 

 

Regatta Dragonboat Races

September 17, 2014

360 Technology Solutions invites you to join us this September 19th and 20th at the Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival.  This year, we are proud to be sponsoring the Island Montessori School's team "Draggin' Slayers."  The returning champions Draggin' Slayers are looking to defend their title with another win and 360 Technology Solutions will be there to cheer them on!

The event will be a fun and exciting time, benefiting "Step Up for Soldiers", an all volunteer group providing renovations, recreation, and recognition for recently disabled veterans.  To learn more, please visit the event website at www.carolinabeachdragonboatregatta.com.

The Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival will be held on Friday September 19th and Saturday September 20th, with the race day being Saturday.  The event will be located at Carolina Beach Yacht, Basin & Marina, Winner Drive & Canal, and Gibby's Dock & Dine at 216 Canal Drive, Carolina Beach, NC 28428.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

What is Learning

September 17, 2014

In today's world, one of the many daily challenges we face is keeping up with ever changing technology.  New devices seem to hit the market every other day, and before long we lose track of their names, let alone what they even do.  You are told to use one form of technology to teach yourself how to use another form, only to find yourself overwhelmed and throwing your hands up in frustration ready to give up.

At 360 Technology Solutions we sympathize with this situation and can understand the frustrations associated with it.  We focus on keeping up with the latest trends, technology, and devices and how each one of these complicated devices functions.  Our job in the Learning Cycle is to teach you how to use your "new to you" device, and to make sure it functions exactly the way you need it to.  With this in mind, we will be building an array of classes over the next few years.  These classes will range from phone basics, to backing up your computer, child proofing your technology, managing your operating system, and editing your photographs.  You can participate in a classroom environment, or request a personal one on one training session for your device.

Sign up for our blog and be sure to keep your eye on our updates as we continue to offer more classes, all details will be posted in future blog posts.

 

 

What is Purchasing

September 16, 2014

Technology, over the years has grown with the single purpose of trying to make our lives easier.  In today's world we have become so dependent on the many devices that we use that it is almost impossible for us to get by withouth them.  As technology has grown, so has our many choices as to which devices we want to invest our time and money in.  With the knowledge and experience found at 360 Technology Solutions, we can help guide you in the right direction to turn an overwhelming decision into an easy one.

In order to come full circle, you have to have both a beginning and end point that usually occur in the same location.  At 360 Technology Solutions we believe that beginning point starts with purchasing.  This can also be the most difficult step for most people, as this is where you will be investing your hard earned money, and that can create a stressful situation if you are unsure what best fits your needs.  As with most problems we face, sometimes we just need to talk it out with someone to realize what it is we are actually looking for.  At 360 Technology Solutions we welcome you to come stop in, and for a few moments of your time, and a few simple questions, we will help guide you to the right devie for your needs and make sure your decision on what to purchase is the right one for you.

Stop in and see us today, we look forward to meeting you!  We can be found at our new store location in Fulton Station: 3715 Patriot Way, Suite 139, Wilmington, NC 28412.

 

 

Speed Guaranteed

September 14, 2014

Have an older PC or MAC that isn't as spry as it used to be?  Bring it in for our Speed Guaranteed* service.

Computer Tune Up

September 14, 2014

Bring your computer in for a tune-up to get it running like the day you brought it home.

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