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PK Tech Maintains Respected Technology Industry Credential for 4th Year

Phoenix, AZ- October 17, 2019 – PK Tech is proud to uphold the CompTIA Managed Services Trustmark™, a respected industry credential that signifies its adherence to best practices for technology service delivery and customer interaction, since 2015. 

“Earning this credential identifies PK Tech as a business that meets or exceeds the best business practices the IT industry has to offer,” said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA. “This includes managed services agreements, standard operating procedures, systems and tools for delivering services and general business operations.

Your Business Has Shadow IT. Here’s What To Do About It.

Shadow IT. Have you heard this term? If you’re a business owner and are not aware of Shadow IT, we’d like to be the first to explain what it is, what to be aware of, and how PK Tech can help you manage it. Time to take it out of the shadows (pun intended).
What is Shadow IT?
Shadow IT is a term that refers to Information Technology (IT) applications and infrastructure that are managed and utilized without the knowledge of the business’s IT department.

Windows 7 is Less Than 60 Days Away from Retirement

On October 22, 2009, Microsoft released Windows 7 and on January 14, 2020 they officially discontinue support for the software. Many businesses still use Windows 7 and we’re here to make sure you are prepared for the software change and take appropriate steps now to prepare your organization for January 2020. 

With less than 60 days until the launch of Windows 10, it is time to update your computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  
What does the discontinuation of Windows 7 mean for you?

If your PC is running Windows 7 after January 14, 2020, it will no longer receive security updates.

How Safe is Your PIN?

In 2019, you need a PIN for a lot more than just the ATM. PIN’s open our cell phones, gain us access to online platforms, open our computers and so much more. Although a four-digit PIN can seem like a little detail in the big scheme of things, it can play a major role in your financial security and the security of your business.

Computer Care (Physical) Tips

You likely clean your office and ask employees to clean their desks, you vacuum the floors and wipe the counters, but when was the last time you thought about the cleanliness of your actual computer?
Computers are no different than anything else- they need to be kept clean in order to last.

What Are the Real Costs of the Cloud?

The “Cloud”.
The obscure idea that some of you likely understand more than others. Lucky for you, PK Tech spends a lot of its time in the Cloud (not the clouds...don’t worry, we’re working hard). Simply put, Cloud = someone else's online resources that you rent.

Sharing Email Addresses? Pros and Cons.

Do you share email addresses with coworkers and staff? If you answered yes, this blog is for you. We’ve spoken to a lot of businesses in Arizona and noticed that many dental & medical practices often use shared email addresses for most of the staff.

PK Tech Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Phoenix, AZ--October 9, 2019-- Founded on October 9, 2009, PK Tech is celebrating ten years servicing the Greater Phoenix Area this October. PK Tech is proud to serve the Greater Phoenix Area and continue its presence as one of the premiere IT providers in the region.

Make Your Business More Competitive with IT Consultants

In-house IT versus IT consultants. The great debate. We get this question a lot: which is better? Should you have an in-house IT expert or hire an IT consultant? Or both?

Competitive advantage in business is about understanding your business, your competition and your industry.