New York’s SHIELD Act Affects Your Arizona Business: Here’s Why

Arizona businesses should be aware of a recent act initiated in New York that looks to change the way companies approach security practices nationwide. The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, also known as the SHIELD Act, broadens the scope of consumer privacy and places requirements on protecting personal data for organizations that collect information on residents.

Things to Know Before Installing Antivirus Software

Given the topic on hand, protecting your business from viruses is not as simple as just purchasing antivirus software. In fact, quite the opposite. It’s important to pay attention to these 10 determinants to purchasing antivirus software when shopping to ensure you are truly protecting your business from viruses—and not just purchasing a false sense of security.

Home vs. Business-Class Computers. Why Does It Matter?

What’s the difference between your home and business class computer? Should they be the same? Different? And the most important question: why does it matter? 

We get these questions all the time. Can I use the same computer at home and at work? What are the risks versus the benefits? 
Let’s first break down the difference between a “home” computer and a “business-class” computer (other than the obvious: one is at home, one is at work).
Business-class computers will come with business versions of the Windows Operating system, 3-5 year warranties (typically), and overall build quality will be focused on longevity and durability.

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.