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E-waste: A Growing Problem

E...what? E-waste. 
E-waste is a growing problem in the United States and beyond. We’re talking discarded computers, televisions, printers, cell phones, smoke alarms, microwaves, and other miscellaneous electronic equipment. Up until last September, China accepted 70% of the world’s electronic waste- when they stopped doing so, many countries like the United States were faced with the reality of the growing e-waste problem and what to do about it.

4 Hidden Costs of Being Hacked

It’s a universal truth that everyone is afraid of their business being hacked. But add to that list of fears the costs of being hacked as well. Ever thought about that? A cyber attack on your business can be very costly. Here, we’re breaking down four main areas of expense when an attack takes place.

Top 4 Traits of Irreplaceable IT Consultants

When vetting an in-house “IT Guy” or outsourced IT Company, there are several traits you should seek out in order to find the right IT solution for your business.

Top 4 Traits of Irreplaceable IT Consultants

Forward-thinking Mindset--part of what you’re paying your IT consultant for (in a perfect world) is their constantly evolving and growing knowledge of the industry.

Eating Your Own Cat Food

PK Tech and the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) have a special connection through a shared vision that every pet deserves a good life.  Mary Hetrick, wife of PK Tech owner Jordan Hetrick, works for AHS as their Events & Partnerships Specialist.
     

PK Tech recently started a program where referrals to local businesses will generate a $100 donation to AHS. But we’re always  looking to do more.

5 Reasons to Outsource Your IT Management

To outsource or not to outsource.  This is the struggle of small businesses everywhere.
When it comes to IT, it’s obvious that we’re big proponents of outsourcing. We spend our days (and some of our nights too) focused on being the best in the industry at what we do.

The Best of IT Consulting Phoenix, AZ

Nearly all Phoenix businesses use technology to generate revenue. However, many of these businesses treat technology hands-off expense to minimize.
When IT isn’t treated as a strategic asset, it’s likely the business does not have a solid IT foundation or a good relationship with a competent IT Company.

8 Tips for Choosing the Right IT Service Provider

Picking the right service providers is crucial for business success. Find out how to do it right.
You might think our message here is “hire PK Tech”, but you’d be wrong. Our goal is to make you look good. We hope that’s through PK Tech’s IT consulting services, but if it’s not, we know the following will help you to choose the best IT service provider for your business.

PK Tech Partners with Arizona Humane Society

RELEASE: PK Tech Partners with Arizona Humane Society
April 24, 2019

In an effort to give back to the community, PK Tech has partnered with the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) to provide incentive donations for referrals to prospective clients.

The partnership is simple, yet effective.

Windows 7 Support Ends January 14, 2020

Microsoft released Windows 7 on October 22nd, 2009 and will discontinue support on January 14, 2020.
 

What does this mean for you?

If your PC is running Windows 7 after January 14, 2020, it will no longer receive security updates.
If you’re in a regulated industry you’re likely required to use software that still receiving security updates from the manufacturer in order to be compliant.