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MOST Support News

5/19/2010: Growing our Skills. It's an Everyday Practice.

All of our Engineers have the most rigorous certification, the ACSA (Apple Certified System Administrator). We have more ACSAs as full-time staff than any other Mac Consulting Company in the Chicago area. We're not just "Paper Tigers" who've taken the tests and passed, we're experienced IT Professionals who live and work on Macs, iPhones and iPads, yet also have a solid understanding of Linux, Solaris, all version of Windows, BSD, Web and Applicaiton Development, Storage and Backup. That means you'll always be working with a highly qualified and seasoned Engineer - not someone "in training." micro sim adaptor

What's our secret? Highly skilled Engineers gravitate to MOST because of our mix of Onsite Consulting, Technical Training, and Software Development. The best brains in our business need variety and the opportunity to sharpen and apply their skills, rather than book-learn. This year, we're growing our collective skills by attending different conferences, such as:

- Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC)

- The THOTCon Security Conference

We're also participating in a discussion with the IT an Teaching Staff of a large Charter School District spearheading the integration of the iPad into the Classroom Enviorment.

We regularly brief all of our customers on a regular basis and help them plan for inegrating new Apple Technology for the best return on their investments.

10/1/2009: MOST Training & Consulting Can Make Your Collaboration Dreams a Reality.

At MOST, we can deliver collaboration solutions with Mac OS X 10.6 iCal Server and Address Book Server, Kerio Mail Server, Zimbra Collaboration Suite, and Microsoft Exchange. We just don't talk about sync - we make it happen with your iPhone, BlackBerry, Treo, or Windows Mobile device! Let us upgrade your in-house server or painlessly move your accounts to one of our hosted services.

5/1/2009: MOST Training & Consulting Announces Powerschool Support and Training

If you're a school technologist, now you can get Apple Powerschool Support and Training from the same source as your Mac OS X Training. Using our innovative Mac HelpMate software, MOST Training & Consulting is now offering on-demand assistance and training for Powerschool on a per-incident or hourly basis, or via a support contract. For more information, please contact us.

Ready for a Snow Leopard Server Upgrade for Your School or Business? Buying a new Xserve and/or Xserve RAID? Xsan?

You've come to the right place. Not only have we been working with Snow Leopard Server before it was released to the public, we have developed best-practice documentation on integrating and upgrading servers to Mac OS X 10.6 Server, often with the ability to correct setup errors during the upgrade process. We also have tested all Apple server and network configurations, cross-platform integrations, XServe RAID and XSAN storage solutions, and mass deployment/management options. We have the Apple Certified System Administrator certification, which puts our consulting services in the top tier with Apple's own Enterprise and Professional Services Organizations, yet we can provide that same service at a lower price point, without sacrificing quality of work. We are here to help you get every penny out of your investment in Apple hardware. Call us at 773-506-2100 to see how we can partner with you.

Zimbra: Premium Collarborate and Email Service

We are now Zimbra Hosting Providers. Call us to find out how we can leverage Zimbra to help keep you and your company connected when at the office, at home, or over your iPhone or Smartphone, without expensive licensing or server hardware, from as $10/month per user

Tired of maintaining multiple accounts for users?

MOST can reduce your network administration tasks and eliminate password synchronization headaches by configuring Mac OS X Server 10.4 through 10.6 to authenticate your users using an account on a Linux, Netware, Windows 2000 through 2008 server. Call us at 773-506-2100 for more details.

MOST Consultants are available for on-site, remote and phone tech support. Post-workshop technical support plans are also available. Our Consultants offer full hardware troubleshooting, repair and upgrade services, software troubleshooting and installation, database configuration and migration, web and graphic design support, network cabling and Internet integration services. We will also travel anywhere in the continental United States for a full day of consulting. Call for our competitive hourly rates. We specialize in cross-platform and directory services integration, such as MS Exchange and Mac Clients, Kerberos single-sign on authentication, Now Contact/Now Up-to-Date, routing, Internet security and VPNs. Pre-paid support agreements are available at a substantial discount from normal hourly rates, and if you can book consulting time in advance, you can get a great deal on some of the best Mac and PC consulting services anywhere! We are also available during non-business hours or on weekends by appointment.

A Short List of What we Support:

Backup Services

Backup Hardware (Lacie, Wiebetech, Granite Digital, Exabyte, ADIC, HP)
Home storage (Drobo, Promise)
Custom remote backup solutions
Archiware PresStore
Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Scripted Backup (rsync, psync)
Personal Firewire, tape, and DVD-based backup solutions

Network Operating Systems:

Active Directory, NetInfo, and LDAP Integration
Mac OS 6, 7, 8, 9, Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), 10.3 (Panther), 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), and 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
AppleShare & Appleshare IP (all versions)
Mac OS X Server 1.2, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 (Panther Server), 10.4 (Tiger Server), 10.5 (Leopard Server), and 10.6 (Snow Leopard Server)
Linux (Red Hat, Yellow Dog, Debian, SUSE and others)
Windows NT, 2000 & 2003 Server
Novell Netware 3 through 6.5
Solaris on Sun and Intel Hardware
Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 & XP
DOS, Windows 3.1 & Windows for Workgroups
Virtual Private Networks
Virtual/Home Office Setup
OpenLDAP, Open Directory, Active Directory, eDirectory, AdmitMac


FileMaker Pro and Server
My Database
Microsoft Access
Oracle on UNIX and Windows NT & 2000


Microsoft Office (all versions Mac & Windows)
StarOffice (exported from a Linux server)
Adobe Products
Quark Xpress 3 through 6.5
Adobe CS and Adobe CS Premium, Adobe CS 2
Final Cut Pro 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
Final Cut Express
Apple iLife products (iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, iMovie)
Apple iWork products (Keynote, Pages)
Shareway IP
IP NetRouter
VicomSoft Internet Products
Retrospect 4 & 5
Backup Exec
MS Proxy
WebStar Proxy

Web Servers & Web-Based Solutions

AppleShare IP
Apache (all versions, all platforms)
WebStar 4 and 5
Weblogs (Mambo, Postnuke, PHPNuke, Joomla, Wordpress, Typo3)
Web Stat Engines (Webalizer, AWstats, Analog, Urchin)

E-Mail Servers

AppleShare IP
UNIX/Linux Sendmail
Communigate & Communigate Pro
Kerio MailServer
Zimbra Collaboration Suite
Mac OS X Server 1.2, 10.1, 10.2 & 10.3 & 10.4
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5, 2000 & 2003
WebStar 4 & 5
Lotus Notes Domino Server
First Class Server - OpenText
Courier IMAP


Fibre Channel Solutions (Qlogic, Brocade, Cisco, Xserve RAID, Xserve, Xsan)
Network Installations (cabling, switches, routers)
Router Configuration (Cisco, Nortel, Netopia, and many others)
VPN Installation and Configuration (Cisco, Nortel, Netopia, Sonicwall, Zywall, Linksys)
Switch Installation and Configuration (Cisco, IBM, Nortel, 3Com, Linksys and many others)
Wireless Network Installation and Configuration
Network Interface Card Installation and Configuration
RAID Installation and Configuration
Tape Backup Installation and Configuration
Firewall Installation and Configuration
Workstation Upgrades and Repairs
Server Upgrades and Repairs

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