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Encouraging Remote Collaboration During a Pandemic

Encouraging Remote Collaboration During a Pandemic

Recent events have shown how useful a remote workforce can prove to be, but this method of maintaining productivity isn’t without its challenges. For instance, a staff that is used to working side-by-side in an office may have difficulties in adjusting to this new work paradigm. Fortunately, there are a few company activities that can help make better remote habits stick. Let’s go over a few for this week’s tip.

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Small Business IT: Opening Your Needed Programs on Startup

Small Business IT: Opening Your Needed Programs on Startup

If you were to look at any company’s list of priorities, chances are that “productivity” could be found somewhere at the top of the list. Current circumstances being what they are and many processes shifting as a result, this productivity is likely more of a challenge than normal. As any bit of saved time can increase productivity, we’re dedicating this week’s small business IT tip to a minor change you can make to accomplish this goal.

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Remote Work Tip: Tasking Out Responsibilities

Remote Work Tip: Tasking Out Responsibilities

With so many things that need to be accomplished each day, it always helps to have all the information needed to complete these tasks. If a task has no context assigned to it or no insight into how to approach it, productivity and morale are going to suffer. To prevent this, you need to properly task out your team’s goals. Here, we’ve provided some practices to help, especially as we all navigate the new normal of more remote work. 

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Phoenix IT Support Offers Tips on Backup’s Value

Phoenix IT Support Offers Tips on Backup’s Value

Each week, Phoenix IT support company MyTek aims to provide some tips to help you out in some way. This time, we want to take a somewhat different approach and instead present you with two potential scenarios that your business could encounter—one with and one without a backup solution in play—and let you see the benefit that our tip this week (protect your business with a backup solution) can present.

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Remote Work Productivity: Three Ways to Improve Collaboration

Remote Work Productivity: Three Ways to Improve Collaboration

Collaboration is critical for a business’ success, but with more teams than ever split amongst their homes, it is arguably even more crucial to their operations. For this week’s tip, we’re going over three ways to improve remote work productivity and collaborate. 

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Phoenix IT Services Offers Four Essential Network Management Practices

Phoenix IT Services Offers Four Essential Network Management Practices

Businesses depend on their networks to effectively complete the tasks they need to accomplish, making it critically important that the one you rely on is managed properly. Today, MyTek, Phoenix IT services provider, overs a few tips and best practices that can help you ensure that it is.

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Phoenix IT Security Firm on Monitoring Your Hardware While Out of the Office

Phoenix IT Security Firm on Monitoring Your Hardware While Out of the Office

Businesses are just now starting to reopen as stay-at-home orders are lapsing or going to lapse. For many of those businesses, remote solutions have got them through this ordeal and for many others they continue to deploy a remote workforce. For companies still promoting telework, monitoring your local IT environment is something that you need a solution for. For this week’s tip, Phoenix IT security firm MyTek discusses some of the best practices you can use to monitor your IT while out of the office.

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Phoenix IT Support: Tip of the Week - Adapt to a Business Disaster

Phoenix IT Support: Tip of the Week - Adapt to a Business Disaster

“Stuff” happens. While this may not be the kind of thing you want to consider in terms of your business’ operations, it is something that must be done if you want to be prepared for the moment when all of that “stuff” hits the fan (as so many businesses are now learning firsthand). For this week's Phoenix IT support tip, wanted to share a few best practices and tips to help you stay positive during this, and other, serious crises.

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Phoenix Cloud Solutions Can Preserve Your Productivity

Phoenix Cloud Solutions Can Preserve Your Productivity

We spend a lot of time considering cloud solutions, and as a result, we have a very easy time seeing how much they can do to help support your office’s productivity (especially now, when it isn’t really recommended that anyone congregate in the office). That’s why, for this week’s tip, Phoenix cloud solutions firm MyTek wanted to go over how you can help even your remote workforce be more productive by using cloud technology.

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Phoenix IT Tip of the Week: Getting More Mileage Out of PDFs

Phoenix IT Tip of the Week: Getting More Mileage Out of PDFs

PDFs--Portable Document Format files--are a common enough thing to see. However, many people may not realize the extent of what can be done with them… like editing them. For our Phoenix IT tip this week, we’ll go over a few of the ways you can create and edit a PDF file.

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Phoenix IT Company Provides Work Better From Home Tips

Phoenix IT Company Provides Work Better From Home Tips

Thanks to the coronavirus, many office workers are working from home to avoid the spread of the virus. For many, this can feel like a nice change of scenery, while others might have a tinge of additional anxiety from it. Regardless of where you stand, working remotely can be both effective and productive, if done right. Phoenix IT company MyTek offers some tips to help employees work safely and productively from home. 

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IT Security Tip: How to Improve Your Access Control

IT Security Tip: How to Improve Your Access Control

There is no denying that a business’ security--notably, its access control--is absolutely crucial to consider. Here are some essential IT security tips to help you improve your business’ security through improvements to your access controls and their policies.

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Tip of the Week from Phoenix IT Company: Customizing Google Docs’ Dictionary

Tip of the Week from Phoenix IT Company: Customizing Google Docs’ Dictionary

Google may know a lot, but believe it or not, it doesn’t know everything. For instance, you may be trying to write up a document in Google Docs that Google doesn’t recognize. Maybe it’s one of your services that you’ve created a name for, or even the name of your business. The problem is that Google likes changing words it deems “wrong”. For this week’s tip from MyTek, a Phoenix IT company, we’ll go over how to stop it from changing words you meant to use.

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Phoenix IT Services Company on How to Get More Done on Your Smartphone

Phoenix IT Services Company on How to Get More Done on Your Smartphone

The modern smartphone has a lot of computing power. It has enough to be a dynamic tool for today’s workers. It can also be a major distraction. Today, Phoenix IT services company MyTek provides tips tol help you be more productive with your smartphone. 

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Phoenix IT Support Tip of the Week: Avoid These Types of Android Apps

Phoenix IT Support Tip of the Week: Avoid These Types of Android Apps

The Google Play Store has a massive selection of applications available for users to download. Unfortunately, just because they’re available to be downloaded, doesn’t necessarily mean that they should be downloaded. In fact, many of these apps should be avoided. For this week’s Phoenix IT support tip, we’ll go over a few categories of application that you shouldn’t download in the first place. 

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Phoenix IT Services Tip of the Week: Keyboard Shortcuts Using the Windows Key

Phoenix IT Services Tip of the Week: Keyboard Shortcuts Using the Windows Key

Keyboard shortcuts have long been used to move things along faster. In 1994, just about the time that Windows 95 was released, Microsoft produced the new keyboard layout that incorporated the brand-pnew Windows key (or Win Key). When pressed, the Windows Key would immediately open the start menu, which debuted in the software.

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Technical Support Tip of the Week: 3 Leading Causes of Slow Internet

Technical Support Tip of the Week: 3 Leading Causes of Slow Internet

Slow Internet may be a nuisance in any case, but it has a particularly negative impact on the workplace. Technology should improve your operational efficiency, but if your solutions depend on a connection to the Internet, any issue there can effectively bring your productivity to a halt. In light of this, in our technical support tip of the week, we wanted to go over a few of the most common issues that might be slowing down your connection, and perhaps tip you off to the problem.

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IT Support Tip of the Week: Turn It Off and Turn It On, Again

IT Support Tip of the Week: Turn It Off and Turn It On, Again

The people that provide IT support to a business are widely renowned as a bunch of nerds sitting in a basement office waiting for someone that matters calls them upstairs. Now, we think this characterization is unfair (of course), but since our jobs are so technical, it can be hard to relate with clients all the time. Fortunately for us, the most useful tool we have in our repertoire is excruciatingly simple. To fix your computer problem, have you tried turning it off, and turning it back on? 

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Business Technology: Restoring Your Android Applications

Business Technology: Restoring Your Android Applications

While there aren’t many reasons that you would want to restore your existing Android applications, the ones that do factor in are pretty compelling. Here, we’ll take you through the process of doing just that.

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Phoenix IT Support Tip: Keeping Track of Your Own IT Isn’t Easy

Phoenix IT Support Tip: Keeping Track of Your Own IT Isn’t Easy

Quick - when was the last time your routers were updated? Not sure? How about your servers, or every other piece of technology in your office? MyTek, a Phoenix IT support company, offers some tips on maintaining your business IT. 

The truth is, maintaining a business’ IT requires more than just running a virus scan every once and a while, or updating a mission-critical program on each workstation. It requires an in-depth understanding of each component and its history, assisted by the use of specialized tools and extensive record-keeping.

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