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RESCUECOM IT Support for Business Highlighted on Topics.com

March 9, 2006
Gretchen.Becker@Topics.com:


Small businesses can get technical help

Rescuecom comes to aid of people who have computer difficulties.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ernie Kerns and his Rescuecom crew may seem like heroes to small business owners.

The small Indianapolis franchise, in operation since July, helps people and businesses with computer problems. It tackles issues with security, networks and software. Once, Rescuecom even typed a term paper for someone willing to pay the $79 hourly rate, Kerns said.

"I've been a technician for other corporations," said Kerns, who's worked in large corporations for several years. "I wanted more . . . Small business gets ignored."

Lisa and Doug Olsen, co-owners of DL Mortgage in Fishers, were Rescuecom's first clients.

"We're a small company, and we have no IT (information technology) department," Lisa Olsen said. "He's our technology department. He's very dependable."

Kerns helped DL Mortgage set up a small-business server, update software and configure e-mails.

"He works with your needs and is sensitive to how much we have to spend," Olsen said.

Kerns employs a group of computer technicians that work in the metropolitan Indianapolis area. Typically, Rescuecom serves clients whose businesses aren't big enough to have an information technology department.

The computer technicians can also teach people how to use different software programs, Kerns said.

Rescuecom takes scheduled appointments or emergencies 24 hours a day, Kerns said. The $79-hourly rate is for standard calls. Emergencies, which guarantee response in one hour, cost $190 per hour. Clients can also purchase package deals to use when needed.

Kerns said a typical call for a virus problem takes one to two hours, and a hard drive problem may take one to three hours. The average call is about two hours long, he said.

If technicians can't fix a problem, they call a network of about 100 franchise owners across the country to help work through it.

"Some people just want to call when they need you," Kerns said. "Some schedule monthly visits and follow-ups."

Google Reviews

Patricia Farr
Patricia Farr
a week ago
Rescuecom has once again rescued me. This time from a potential identity theft situation, and then a
...Rescuecom has once again rescued me. This time from a potential identity theft situation, and then after solving that, updating all security and operating systems. All with incredible patience and expertise in what for me was a very distressing situation. My level 3 tech Maddy spent literally days getting everything straightened out and David gave me some tips and advice that I have used. The technicians at Rescuecom are for me the best and most professional, and are always there to help quickly, with understanding and kindness, when you need them most. less
Carol Vaupel
Carol Vaupel
a month ago
I would give him 5 stars.
...I would give him 5 stars. less
Cynthia B. McCoy
Cynthia B. McCoy
a month ago
wonderrful
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Sue Baran
Sue Baran
a month ago
Jim P. was very good in explaining why a call was inputted and explained the updates that he was goi
...Jim P. was very good in explaining why a call was inputted and explained the updates that he was going to do from both Windows and Rescuecom. After completed he helped with some boot up programs to be disabled to help give me a little more "speed" in startup. Great experience. less
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