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Email Repair and Support in Phoenix, AZ

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

As a business owner or manager, you know that reliable email communications are important to the success of your business. my PC Techs can help keep your corporate email running as smooth as possible, with fast and knowledgeable email support services for businesses located anywhere in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. Our expert computer technicians come to you and help with all of your business technical support needs including email support, email hosting services, and the configuration of email accounts on computers, smartphones and tablets including iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets, desktop computers, laptops, and servers.

Whether your corporate email is hosted on Gmail, Office 365, Godaddy, webmail, or Exchange Server, or your client is Mail, Thunderbird, or Outlook, our expert techs are ready to help maximize your email configuration across all devices and services. We can also help your business setup an in-house server for internal email hosting or provide email hosting for you through one of our dedicated cloud servers.

Productivity in your inbox is important to us, which is why our experience with spam filtering technologies and email anti-virus strategies will help keep all of your business emails clean and clear of unnecessary distractions. No one wants to spend one to two hours per day filtering through annoying SPAM or risk infecting their computer network with viruses. No matter where you host your email, we can help prevent and resolve spam and viruses on all of your devices. If your inbox already faces issues with spam, our expert technicians can help cut spam by up to 95% through additional email spam filtering services or through other techniques.

We know that you want functional, easy to use email solutions for your business. Our many years of knowledge in the configuration and management of business email provides you with an unrivaled technical edge. Here are a few of the many ways we can help:

  • Create new email hosting services for your business internally or on Google Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, or other cloud email hosting services
  • Attach your email hosting to your business domain, so that your email address reads @#yourdomain# instead of some generic service such as @gmail.com or @hotmail.com.
  • Migrate all of your email from one service to a new email hosting service, preserving your emails along the way
  • Create and configure new email accounts for individual employees
  • Maintain Microsoft Exchange servers, solve errors with Exchange server, and perform Exchange upgrades
  • Setup and configure email accounts on iPads, iPhones, Android smartphones and tablets, computers, laptops, and more
  • Make sure that email is synchronized across all devices and configure email accounts for optimal performance
  • Solve email errors in your software including Outlook, Office 365, Thunderbird, and more
  • Prevent SPAM and viruses in email

No matter your email account problem, email hosting platform, or email software you can contact my PC Techs for exceptional support. Our business technology experts provide expert IT support and computer services for all of your computers, networks, and servers. Servicing Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas.

Don’t unplug, we come to you! The award winning technology team at my PC Techs makes it easy for your Phoenix or Scottsdale area business to save money and increase productivity by delivering superior technology solutions. Call now to schedule a visit from your own dedicated computer expert: (602) 456-0150 or click here to email us.

Making Your Android Mobile Device Safe For Kids

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Tablets and Smartphones can be a lot of fun for kids. There are plenty of games to play, websites to look at and apps to experiment with. These devices may also seem like convenient babysitters when you’re busy with work or chores. However, simply handing your mobile device over to your little ones poses several potential problems if you don’t take the time to child-proof it first.

Device Dangers
Giving the kids free reign of tablets or Android phones opens the door for them to access inappropriate web content, rack up accidental credit card charges and possibly even damage your device. Before letting your child play, it’s important to take precautions to ensure that both they and your Smartphone or Android tablet stay safe.

Always Monitor
The most obvious way to prevent youngsters from doing or seeing something they shouldn’t is to keep an eye on them. You never want to put your child in front of any electronic device without supervision, be it the television, the computer or your Android tablet. Monitoring your son or daughter’s activity lets you catch problems before they happen and gives you opportunities to teach them what is and isn’t acceptable when it comes to technology.

Keep Content Kid-Friendly
There’s a lot of content out there that you don’t want your children seeing. Fortunately there are many apps available to help you filter out anything objectionable. Mobicip is a kid-friendly browser that uses the same standards that schools do to filter out inappropriate web content. Norton Safety Minder lets you keep an eye on web activity as well as block certain sites. Other apps such as PlaySafe, Kids Place and ChildrenTV give you various tools to manage which apps, games and other content your children are allowed to access when they use your Samsung tablet or other device.

Lock Down Purchases
Accidental purchases, both of full apps and of items within apps, can result in credit card charges that you aren’t prepared for. iPhones include a setting that allows you to turn off in-app purchases, but currently the only way to prevent accidental charges on an Android phone is to block access to apps that may include them. The Famigo Sandbox app gives you a way to do this by allowing you to control which apps your youngsters use as well as minimizing access to other device functions such as text messaging.

Get a Protective Case
Whether it’s grippy or squishy, chunky or sleek, padded or gel-like, get a case for your device before handing it off to your child. Protection is more important than style. Little hands often lack coordination and are therefore more apt to drop things, including expensive electronics. Cases can even become part of the fun. Make your device look like a little person, wrap it in a high-density foam grip or nest it inside a squashy pillow. Whatever type of case you choose, you’ll know your Smartphone or Android tablet is safe and sound.

Before you let your little ones use your Android phone, Samsung tablet or other mobile device, make sure that you’ve taken the appropriate steps to make it safe. Cushion it with a case, install kid-friendly apps and keep an eye on your children as they play to ensure that they have a positive, fun experience.

 

What Does IT Take to Support the Technology for Your Business

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Most  companies today depend on technology to survive and most people make use of a computing device at some point every single day to get the job done. In an ever more connected world, people work together using a combination of computers, tablets, and smartphones over local and global computer networks. It’s a fact that technology has changed the game for modern business, and the company with the best technology wins, allowing employees to work faster and more efficiently than competitors.

What’s the best way for you, the modern business owner, to manage the critical technology for your business? There are a couple of different options. First, you can let Joe, the ‘shade tree tech’ who works in HR, handle all of the technology issues. Second, you can hire a full time Information Technology Specialist. And third, you can hire a professional outside computer consulting company to handle the technology side of your business. Let’s briefly examine the pros and cons of all three options:
 

Enlisting a Non-Technical Employee

Pros:   Cons:
  • This is the lowest cost solution
 
  • Asking someone who is not technically inclined to do technical work can easily frustrate them, leading to an unhappy worker
  • Problems are often resolved the wrong way, what seems like a working fix at the time eventually leads to larger and more costly problems
  • Without detailed  knowledge of the latest trends in the technology industry, these types of workers are unable to provide good input on hardware or software upgrades that can help your business run faster to remain competitive
  • Smaller jobs may be completed quickly, such as clearing a jammed printer, but projects that exceed this workers computer experience will take five to ten times longer to resolve than the time it would take a trained professional to do the same
  • They are unable to perform their main job functions while messing around with technical issues

 
Hiring a Full-Time Technology Worker

Pros:   Cons:
  • You usually receive a high level of technical support
  • Your business can stay abreast of new changes in technology to help remain competitive
 
  • This solution costs the most to sustain, since technology employees are specialized and annual wages to retain them are high
  • For most small businesses under twenty employees, your technical worker will not have enough work to justify a full days salary
  • Without someone already on staff with a background in technology, finding and hiring the right candidates for the job can become difficult and time consuming
  • If this worker leaves unexpectedly, they can leave your business in a very tough spot

 
Hiring to a Computer Consulting Company

Pros:   Cons:
  • This solution costs significantly less than a full-time employee, for as little as $3,800 per year you can keep your technology infrastructure running smoothly
  • You don’t have the overhead associated with employing or managing a full-time worker
  • The level of technical support you receive is often higher than that of an in-house staff, since the computer professionals you will be dealing with often have many years of in-depth hands on experience
  • A technology consultant has access to resources on his team that you don’t get with a single employee, including sophisticated tools, training materials, and additional technology specialists who can assist them with projects when necessary
  • Even when employees change, your IT infrastructure is safe
  • Your business remains highly competitive, as you’re dealing with IT professionals who work with dozens of businesses each year and know about all of the latest productivity enhancing hardware and software solutions available
  • Their up to date training includes many of the latest mobile apps that can help mobilize your workforce via smartphones, tablets, and the cloud
 
  • Finding a reliable company can be difficult

For most small to medium size offices the choice between a non-technical employee, a full-time technical employee, or a technology consulting firm should be a no-brainer. At going rates an outside IT firm can save your business $44,000 per year in operating expense vs. hiring a full-time employee. An outside IT company also provides the security of knowing that your critical IT infrastructure is safely managed by trained professionals.  

What would one day of down-time going to cost you? What would one week cost? It’s not necessary for you to find out! For a minimal investment, an IT support company like my PC Techs  can come into your Phoenix area office once a week or once a month and perform routine server maintenance, computer maintenance, and make sure the network and systems are running optimally.  Beyond that, your expert computer technicians can provide group training on new software, help upgrade existing software to newer and faster versions,  and provide consultation on how to spend technology budget in a way that provides the best bang for the buck.

Save time, save money, and increase productivity by hiring the experts at my PC Techs to maximize your uptime! Call (602) 456-0150 to schedule  a free consultation today.

 

Faster computers power faster business growth

Monday, September 13th, 2010

The modern office is definitely an amazing thing to watch. Emailing, scanning, printing, digital document processing, online database systems, more. What isn’t done via computer in today’s office? As a business owner or manager in charge of running an office, it’s important to remember that productivity in a digital office is often directly tied to the computers that power the office. Office productivity can be boosted significantly with simple technology upgrades. When is the last time the computer systems in your office were upgraded? What about the network? ISP? Accessories, such as printers, scanners, copiers? How about recently added mobile computing technologies (laptops, smartphones)?

Information SuperhighwayIt is important for your office to stay up to date with the latest technologies. When humans using computers power the majority of the operations in your office, it makes sense that faster computers will allow for faster work and increased productivity. Computers that have become old and slow due to age act as a handicap to your employees, and will hold them back from performing at higher levels. In addition, the speed factor is not the only negative that comes from using old technology. Older computers, networks and accessories are more prone to fail, causing office staff to take time away from work to focus on bugs, viruses, errors, and repairs.

Every office should maintain a reasonable technology budget that allocates a reasonable amount of money to spend, every year, on technology upgrades. When planning this budget, you should go beyond simply looking to replace computers that break. You should be looking to make upgrades that will increase office productivity. Simple things like replacing still working old computers with faster units, installing faster printers, giving employees access to email while in the field via laptops or smartphones. In addition to upgrades, your budget should include regular maintenance. A technician should visit on a regular basis, as often as once per week. Your technician should keep your computers updated, solve minor errors, and perform cleanup tasks to increase performance. That will limit the amount of time office staff must spend fiddling with computers and will allow them to focus on their work.

Ultimately, faster computers in your office will allow your office to perform more efficiently. You will process more work and, as a result, your business will have the capacity to grow further and faster than ever before.




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