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MyTek has been serving the Arizona area since 2009, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and technology consulting to growing Phoenix businesses.

Which Email Platform is Better for You, Outlook or Gmail? Phoenix Managed IT Company Helps You Wade Through Your Choices

Which Email Platform is Better for You, Outlook or Gmail? Phoenix Managed IT Company Helps You Wade Through Your Choices

Email remains an incredibly useful tool in the business setting, assisting with a wide variety of communication needs. However, in order to make the most of your emails, you need to have an email client that permits you to do so. Here, MyTek, a Phoenix managed IT services firm, pits two major email clients against each other to see which one offers the features that best suit your business and its needs.

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What Value Do Managed Services Offer? Phoenix IT Services Firm Weighs In

What Value Do Managed Services Offer? Phoenix IT Services Firm Weighs In

It wasn't too long ago that we had to lug a computer into the shop to get it fixed if something were to go wrong with it. Frankly, with the pace that business is conducted at today, this approach simply isn’t effective for businesses any longer. Now, with the support of a managed service provider, like Phoenix IT services firm MyTek, support is available much more efficiently and affordably than ever.

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Augmented Reality Advancements: Its Impact on Business Technology

Augmented Reality Advancements: Its Impact on Business Technology

There have been people talking about the oncoming AR trend for almost a decade now. Google Glass was supposed to revolutionize technology as we know it, but due to IT security and privacy concerns, it has never come to pass. AR is, however, a growth market and applications for the technology are growing rapidly. Today, we’ll take a look at augmented reality, and what to expect from the technology in the coming years and how it will impact business technology. 

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Five Biggest Business Tech Myths BUSTED

Five Biggest Business Tech Myths BUSTED

Businesses rely on thought out, researched decisions in order to succeed. But what happens when the Internet possesses false information, and misleads you from the truth? Today, we decided to bust some common business tech myths.

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Green Technologies for Business: Phoenix Cloud Computing Solutions

Green Technologies for Business: Phoenix Cloud Computing Solutions

Green technologies just a short time ago had a reputation for being costly, rather than cost-saving. However, business owners are starting to see a multitude of benefits for going green, from cost savings to increased customer appreciation for environmental conservation. Turns out green business technology has a lot of advantages, and cloud computing is at the top of the list, according to Phoenix cloud computing solutions provider. 

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RFID Business Implementation: A Closer Look at this Emerging Business Technology

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As technology advances, gadgets are invented which can be beneficial to not only our social lives but in our business practices. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a relatively new business technology which businesses have been progressively utilizing.

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A Computer Procurement Guide, Part V

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We have finally reached the end of our guide to help you purchase your next computer. In the other four parts, we covered how you could identify the specifications your device would need for your intended use of it. Here, we’ll review some other assorted considerations to keep in mind as you finalize your new device.

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IT Services Firm MyTek Says Blockchain Leads 2019’s Business Technology Trends

IT Services Firm MyTek Says Blockchain Leads 2019’s Business Technology Trends

We are in a very interesting part of history. Technology is becoming more and more prevalent in and for every part of our lives. For the modern business, emerging technologies can mean big profits if they are implemented and utilized properly. Today, IT services firm, MyTek, is going to take a look at a couple of emerging business technologies that are being used. 

Business Technology: Blockchain

By now most people have heard of blockchain. It is an encrypted digital ledger system most often associated with Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies). Since new blocks represent a single transaction, added to a chain of transactions and information that is encrypted, development of security tools in financial technology and other sectors continue to grow in popularity.

Business Technology: AI and Machine Learning

Machine learning technology, a rudimentary form of artificial intelligence is powering many more pieces of software these days. It is growing fast in multiple sectors for the additional value businesses can get out of automating some tasks. The cost reduction combined with AI-enabled application effectiveness makes automation using AI extremely attractive to almost any business. 

Business Technology: AR and VR

Of any technology, none potentially have the long-term applications that augmented and virtual reality have. The concept is simple, virtualize elements of reality for the benefit of people. It is a wonderful thought. Businesses have been slow to implement VR, or even AR, as both seem to be in a state of feature creep, which refers to the state a product will get into when a product demands constant attention causing consumers to lose interest altogether. The businesses that have implemented these technologies are finding that they are great for marketing and training purposes. It is only a matter of time before AR and VR are everywhere, but it just hasn’t happened yet.  Rest assured, it’s coming.

What do you think about these new business technology trends? Is your business using these technologies? Where do they fit in your plan? Sound off on these questions and more in IT services firm MyTek's comments section below.

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Technical Support Provider MyTek's Tip of the Week: Using Digital Signs

Technical Support Provider MyTek's Tip of the Week: Using Digital Signs

If you walk into any office out there, chances are you’ll see signs on the wall indicating who is located where, as well as those that identify points of interest that visitors might need. With digital technology taking over many aspects of the office, it was a given that it would eventually impact signage. If it’s used right, digital signage can highlight important parts of your office and encourage employees to give it their all during the workday.

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Phoenix IT Services Firm MyTek Explains How To Prepare for Literally Any Change in Your IT

Phoenix IT Services Firm MyTek Explains How To Prepare for Literally Any Change in Your IT

Technology changes rapidly, whether we like it or not. Most of the time, that change is beneficial; you can get more done, gain more visibility, stretch your resources further, and do things you wouldn’t have thought possible (or at least affordable) a few years ago. Other times, technology changes come with the frustration of having to learn something new, develop new processes, and deal with a cavalcade of other annoyances that just make you want to go back to ‘simpler’ times. Today we’re going to talk about how to prepare you and your organization for the inevitable changes that your IT will be facing over the next few years.

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What Shadow IoT is and How to Prevent IT Security Threats from Affecting Your Business's Technology

What Shadow IoT is and How to Prevent IT Security Threats from Affecting Your Business's Technology

For much of the last five years, we’ve been told that the Internet of Things was going to be the most important innovation since broadband Internet was introduced. This growth, while its largely happening under the proverbial radar, is happening. There are around seven billion “smart” devices in 2019 with expectations that it will be three times that by 2025. With that many Internet-connected devices, there are bound to be some that come with vulnerabilities, whether it comes from being designed poorly or not frequently updated with modern threat definitions. Today, we’ll take a look to see if the Internet of Things should be considered a threat to your business' IT security.

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Getting to Know Technology: Application Programming Interface

Getting to Know Technology: Application Programming Interface

Software runs the world, or so they say, and it’s all thanks to the ability to integrate with one-another through the use of APIs. This tech term, which stands for application programming interface, and it’s crucial to understand what these do in today’s technology environment.

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Phoenix IT Services Firm MyTek- What’s New with Blockchain?

Phoenix IT Services Firm MyTek- What’s New with Blockchain?

Blockchain is one of the most popular emerging technologies, and it’s easy to see why. While the technology behind blockchain was once looked at as having no practical application in the workplace, it is now taking a seat front and center as a security tool for a modern business environment. Let’s take a look at what’s going on in the world of blockchain.

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Phoenix IT Firm MyTek: What Innovative Tools Will Businesses Use in 2019?

Phoenix IT Firm MyTek: What Innovative Tools Will Businesses Use in 2019?

Technology is taking on a new role for the modern business. With more value placed on data, and new innovations presenting viable options for business use, technology is now front and center for many organizations. Phoenix IT firm MyTek discusses four of the most emerging technologies and how businesses are beginning to use them, below.

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Phoenix IT Firm MyTek Discusses New Foldable Smartphones Launching in 2019

Phoenix IT Firm MyTek Discusses New Foldable Smartphones Launching in 2019

Last year saw many rumors regarding foldable screens on mobile devices, but no manufacturer has produced an OLED display flexible enough to fold in half… until now. In fact, there are many manufacturers out there that have committed themselves to producing foldable screens and devices in 2019. Phoenix IT firm MyTek explains how OLED foldable screens work, as well as the new foldable smartphones on the horizon below.

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Phoenix Tech Services Firm MyTek Explains How to Set Up a Gmail Auto-Response

Phoenix Tech Services Firm MyTek Explains How to Set Up a Gmail Auto-Response

These days, our society is infamously connected, especially in the business sense. This can make it jarring to not receive a reply back from an email. While we all need a break every now and then, we also need to get back to our contacts efficiently - this is where the ‘out of office’ message in Gmail comes in.

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Server Problems? Here are 3 Signs from Phoenix IT Hardware Services Group that Your Server May Be On Its Last Legs

Server Problems? Here are 3 Signs from Phoenix IT Hardware Services Group that Your Server May Be On Its Last Legs

Your servers are some of the most important resources your business has, and they should last for many years. After a few years, however, they may begin to struggle to handle the workloads they once did; and, they often fail leaving a whole business in a lurch. To avoid this scenario, knowing the signs of a failing server can come in extraordinarily handy. Today MyTek Phoenix managed IT services goes through three ways to ascertain if your server needs to replaced.

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How Can You Find that Lost Smartphone?

How Can You Find that Lost Smartphone?

One of the major aspects of smartphones is how portable they are. Thanks to them, business professionals can be productive while out of the office, no matter where they are. Unfortunately, this also means that they have more of an opportunity to lose their devices, along with the data they contain. If the device is Android-based, then you can alleviate this trouble thanks to built-in features that can help you find it.

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Five Gadgets for the Techie in Your Life

Five Gadgets for the Techie in Your Life

With the holiday season in full swing, finding good gifts for the technology lover in your life may actually be more frustrating than you’d think. Since there are so many options, people will often get paralysis from trying to find the right gift and end up going the gift card route. Today we will look at five great gift ideas for the technology fan in your life.

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Had Enough of Your Broken Phoenix Business Technology?

Plan Ahead for Broken Phoenix Business Technology

Your Phoenix Business Technology Will Fail - What Will You Do?

Chances are that you’ve dealt with the following scenario: You are working along fine and you try to open an application only to be rebuked by an error message on the screen that tells you that there is some type of critical error. You close that out hoping that it was a one-time exception, but nope, it pops up again. You think to yourself, “Why does this always happen?” If you don't have  Phoenix business IT support, do you have a plan?  Downtime for your Phoenix business software and hardware means lost productivity, lost sales, lost revenue, and sometimes... lost minds...

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