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.

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.

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.