1. Make Sure You Have a Plan
The case for backup and disaster recovery planning is straightforward: most small businesses cannot survive even one data breach, yet security experts warn us that becoming a victim of cybercrime is not a matter of “if,” but “when.
1. Make Sure You Have a Plan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GOT HIPAA COMPLIANCE PROBLEMS? WE’VE GOT TIPS!
Through an exciting new partnership with Compliancy Group, we’ve compiled health care compliance program tips to help your organization quickly and easily navigate health compliance. No more wondering if you’re doing the right thing.
Like many small businesses, you’ve likely started out using a friend or family member, individual contractor, micro-sized IT provider, or depended on your own skills to help setup and support your IT systems.
As you’ve grown, so have your IT needs.
If you’re like the many small businesses we’ve run into, you struggle with justifying replacing your computers on a routine schedule. It's expensive and it's a headache...we get it, we really do.
Below we’ll go over the Pros and Cons of the two schools of thought.