Saturday, January 25, 2014

dcs utilizes SmartVault to provide clients with online portal

At dcs Accounting & Tax Services we are always looking for ways to improve our service to you and to ensure you get the information you need when you need it. As a result, we have identified and will be rolling out new technology that supports a streamlined, paperless office, secure file sharing and online document storage using a secure online client portal. With this secure online client portal, you will have real-time access to your documents and files any time, any where, when you need them.
To provide this secure online client portal, we have partnered with SmartVault (, an award-winning online document storage and secure file sharing solution. The technology allows us to easily store, view, and exchange files with you using a secure Web-based client portal—offering you any time, any where access to your documents and the assurance that you are always viewing the most current data.
The secure online SmartVault client portal provides the following benefits:
  • Enjoy access to your files any time via the Internet or your Web-enabled mobile device (Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, etc.) Your data is at your fingertips 24/7.
  • Relax knowing your data is always backed up. SmartVault offers offsite backup of all data and documents stored in the SmartVault Client Portal.
  • Feel confident that you data is always secure. Exchanging files using a client portal is far more secure than email and more convenient than using a CD, USB device, or snail mail. More information about SmartVault’s secure platform is available at
The benefits of using the secure SmartVault client portal are numerous, but the single biggest driver that led to our adoption of SmartVault is the solution’s ease of use, which eliminates any need for training.
We align our firm to have the most cutting edge tools to bring to our clients along with making security our top priority.  We know that is something in this day and age that is valued by so many.   

Sunday, January 19, 2014

"The minute you think that you got it made, disaster is just around the corner"

By Guest dcs Accounting & Tax Services  Blogger
Scott Gingold
Computer Troubleshooters of Bethlehem

Talk to anyone who has owned a business for any period of time and this quote from the late Joe Paterno is a clear -cut reality.

As it relates to technology all too often we see businesses who fail to plan for disaster.  The reasons usually include a fear about costs involved to a belief that catastrophe will never happen to them.  As for the expense involved, there are a myriad of options available based on your needs and budget.  The key to success is the vendor asking the right questions (i.e.. how long can you live without access to your data and computers)  to the business owner fully grasping what the loss of its computer systems would mean to the business.

With regard to thinking disasters will never come to your door, please consider some examples of storms that profoundly impacted businesses in our area.

        - Little Lehigh Creek floods in 1993
        - The North American Blizzard of 1996
        - Delaware River Floods in 2004, 2005, and 2006
        - Valentines Day Storm of 2007
        - Halloween Nor'easter in 2011
        - Superstorm Sandy in 2012

Even if your business was not impacted by any of these storms, several times a year I encounter businesses who directly and severely hurt by a broken water pipe, fire, burglary or vandalism. 

Having the right backup and disaster recovery devices and plans is not a luxury but an absolute necessity.  Also please make certain that you have the right insurance coverage in place to cover any losses.

  At Computer Troubleshooters like dcs Accounting & Tax Services, we understand that our role is to be your trusted advisor, not salespeople or order clerks.

Please contact Computer Troubleshooters of Bethlehem for a free, no obligation review of your current systems and needs.  

About Scott Gingold: Scott is a graduate of Rutgers, in NJ business, Management and marketing.  Owner of Computer Troubleshooters of Bethlehem a full service IT company that serves both residential and business customers.
Also Scott is  radio talk show host of Business 101 on WGPA at 11AM on Saturdays from 8AM-9AM listen online at