Ross Garner runs a software solution business named Xinfo in Melbourne, Australia that caters to the needs of a niche market, the local building industry. His company offers an office management solution, XINFO Building Information Manager to address the needs of his customers.
Garner has been in this business more than 15 years. Once the customer base started growing, the need for support and training his customers became a demanding task. He had to travel extensively, and it started consuming all his time and energy. So he started exploring options to support customers remotely to save time and money.
It was the late Steve Jobs who said, “Creativity is just connecting things.” At Zoho Assist, we have taken this idea to heart. It inspired us to connect Zoho Assist with some of the popular Zoho and ManageEngine products so you can harness the power of multiple products working together for you and your business.
Zoho Assist integrates with Zoho Projects, BugTracker
Suppose you are using Zoho Projects or Zoho BugTracker and a customer or colleague reports a bug. Simply reproducing the bug at your end might not always give you a clear picture of the problem.
It all began at the end of 2011. After spending almost a decade as an IT manager in a reputed firm, one fine day, Niall Gowanlock decided to quit his job. He thought it was time to put his rich experience in networking to use, and to set up his own IT support firm. His dream led him to the charming, mountainous county, Cumbria, where he set up Avalon Computers.
Today, Avalon Computers supports more than ten companies in the area, besides a lot of home customers. The long road to steady growth started from humble beginnings, and it involved many challenges. One of the primary challenges was finding the right remote support software.
The re-invention fervor of Zoho Assist is at full throttle. You may be aware that supporting from a Mac in Zoho Assist is no sweat since our browser-based Technician Console enables you to Reboot and Reconnect a Windows computer or even handle the User Access Control window. It’s fast and simple, to put it in short. Now, we have reached a couple of Mac OS-specific milestones, which we would like to share with you.
The debate on whether Java is dead or not is still not dead. But, Zoho Assist users need not rely on Java anymore to join a remote support session in Mac OS. Supporting Mac customers and guiding them to check if Java is enabled or not and if the Java version is up-to-date is indeed a pain.
Hence, we are happy to unveil the Objective-C based Customer Console for Mac users, crafted for months by our lead developers of Zoho Assist. It will ensure a quick and easy remote support experience while you support Apple fans across the world.
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Have you ever encountered an invisible man who stands like a wall between you and your remote computer? He stops you from controlling the remote computer, and you wouldn’t know why. And, your customer will be equally clueless after handing over her computer to you for troubleshooting. Now, this is a moment of frustration only IT pros can relate to.
If you are one such IT pro, you would’ve by now deciphered who this invisible man is. Yes, it is the User Access Control (UAC) window that appears only on the secure desktop and not the normal desktop of the Windows PC. UAC is a security setting enabled in Windows operating systems, starting from Vista. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could have a remote solution that is UAC-compatible?
Zoho Assist is one remote support software that is UAC-compatible; it intuitively detects the UAC window on the remote computer and displays the Run As Service notification. After you click Run As Service, you can continue your session with administrator privileges, which enables you to access the UAC window. And, all this you get without spending a cent, because UAC compatibility is available in the free version.
IT technicians have a rigorous schedule every day. Not only do they run pillar to post solving issues of internal or external customers, they also are expected to solve issues remotely. It is quite likely that they use remote support software that is available on the market in plenty. But of all them, only few stand out the way Zoho Assist does.
Zoho Assist makes an IT technician’s job an absolute delight by making sessions strikingly fast and letting customers join in a jiffy. It also offers premium features at no cost. And, now, we’ve just reinvented it!
Yes! We have now completely rewritten software, added a few more servers, and achieved maximum session speed. IT support technicians around the world rely on the speed of remote support software to achieve quick resolution. That’s why we now bring you increased screen refresh rates.
A support technician, who troubleshoots by conducting remote sessions, will face new challenges with each update and a new version of an operating system (OS). The big question is perhaps the compatibility of your remote support product, like Zoho Assist, with the new OS.
We are all aware of the release of Windows 8. The expectation from Windows 8 with its new Metro UI is that it will find its place in mobiles, tablets and PCs across the world. And so, many of you or your customers might want to change your OS. And, if you are wondering whether your move will affect Zoho Assist, please be assured that Zoho Assist is perfectly compatible with Windows 8.
You can support your customers who run any OS, be it Mac, Linux or Windows, from your Windows 8 PC and vice versa i.e., you can connect from any OS to the Windows 8 PC of your customer. You can perform file transfer, offer unattended remote support, run remote PC diagnostics, and use all the features of Zoho Assist. However, it’s mandatory that you run the latest version of Zoho Assist, which is anyway not an issue because Zoho Assist gets updated automatically.
Do send us your comments about your experience with Zoho Assist on Windows 8. We’ll be eager to hear them.