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.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the waiting room.
If you’re subject to HIPAA and use free email, you’re taking an unnecessary risk with your business.
FYI, free email accounts typically end in domains such as @yahoo.com, @gmail.com, @live.
Managed IT services are the name of our game. Working as your IT company advocate is our mission. Every business exists to try to be the most competitive business in their field, yet few companies have the in-house technology support to stay at the forefront of today’s technical demands.
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.
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.
Phoenix, AZ- December 23, 2019– PK Tech officially announced acquisition of the Compliancy Group seal of HIPAA compliance. This comes in line with PK Tech efforts to promote HIPAA compliance education resources and support to clients. You can read PK Tech’s recent HIPAA compliance blog series by visiting their blog here.
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.
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.
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.
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.