Onsite In 60 and Technology Never Sleep, Not Even on the Rosh Hashanah Holiday

Share Article

Computer consulting firm Onsite In 60 is faced with a very unique and challenging set of obstacles. Business owner Akiva Goldstein walks a fine line between orthodox Jewish law and 24/7 tech support needs of those depending on his company.

Even the savviest technician has no way of predicting when a problem might occur

With the volatility of computers in today's world, companies, regardless of their size or industry expect their computers and mobile devices to be up and running around the clock… even while they sleep. Orthodox Jews around the world leave work early and close their shops in preparation for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and before every Sabbath, during which time, according to Jewish law, work is strictly prohibited. There are very few exceptions to working on Sabbath, so business owners watch the clock, savoring the precious moments left before it's time to rest. Easy, right? Not for everyone - especially, if you run a business in an industry where your clients depend on your services 24/7.

Akiva Goldstein, owner of Onsite in 60 Inc, a computer consulting company based in New York, and an observant Jew, knows this first hand. "Even the savviest technician has no way of predicting when a problem might occur," Akiva says. The Jewish owner of a firm cannot work on the Sabbath or holidays and neither can his employees. As Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fall out this time each year, during which work is strictly prohibited as well, you have a very unique and challenging set of obstacles for the observant Jew managing a computer and information technology support company, not only for himself, but for his employees as well.

Since Jewish law can be very intricate and complex, can these challenges be met? Are there options available that will not deviate from following the strictest code of Jewish law? The answer is yes. The first step, according to Mr. Goldstein, is to create computer networks for your clientele where fewer technical problems occur, minimizing potential client contact on the Sabbath and respective holidays. Next, it is vital to consult an experienced Orthodox Rabbi knowledgeable in business transactions and Jewish law. One of the most important keys, which will allow the company to function during the Sabbath and Jewish Holidays, is the concept of "selling" the business to an employee of the non-Jewish faith. In this case, a rabbi assisted Mr. Goldstein in properly creating the Sabbath Contract for his IT consulting company and understanding the responsibilities with which it entailed. This contract has allowed Mr. Goldstein's company On Site in 60 to succeed while Mr. Goldstein maintains his religious affiliations. Lastly, Mr. Goldstein prides himself in making sure the right plan of action is in place for those times where he himself cannot be reached.

For more information about the services provided by Onsite in 60, Inc., visit OnsiteIn60.com call (877) IN-SIXTY or 877-467-4989, for 60 minute Rapid Response. Go to Free Tech Support Chat page to speak with a representative. Akiva Goldstein is available for phone interviews as well.

About Onsite In 60 Inc - Since its foundation in 2001, ONSITE IN 60 has continually pursued a very simple objective, "To provide the best IT services in the SMB industry". The singular focus of ONSITE IN 60 is to support the businesses of SMB organizations across the New York Tri-State Area, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Onsite in 60 specializes in consulting and provides support to the Dental, Financial, Health Care, Legal, Media, Design and Non-Profit sectors. Onsite In 60 was acknowledged as the Best Computer 911 by New York Magazine in 2007, and the Hot Business Concept by AJL Magazine.


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Akiva Goldstein
Visit website