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We work hard behind the scenes so annoying technology issues don't slow your business down.

Our mission is to help businesses like yours increase productivity and get more out of the technology you invest in.
We specialize in solutions that safeguard and protect your data and keep operations running smoothly.

Managed IT Services

Intelligent remote monitoring, proactive maintenance, and behind-the-scenes remote support.

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Network Security

Protect your business from threats like malware, viruses, phishing attacks, hackers and other threats.

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Backup & Disaster Recovery

Ensure peace-of-mind in any situation with the most complete data backup solution available.

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Cloud Hosting Solutions

Reduce infrastructure costs, collaborate, and get more done with our unique cloud solutions.

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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At PC Technologies, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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      Who Are We?

      It's Nice To Know Who You're Working With, We Get That

      PC Technologies understands that making a decision means putting your trust in us. We encourage you to find out more about our company and read testimonials from our many satisfied customers!

      About PC Technologies

      We are not your typical business, We are your business partners

      We live by the idea that your business needs come first, so much so that our CEO W. Jeff Seeman has written a letter for you to read showing just how dedicated our team is to not only solving problems but your success!

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      Our Difference
       
      It's a Secret

      Shhh, don't tell anyone we told you!

      WARNING: We are about to let you in on a secret about how most computer companies really make their money! We will cover the three main types of IT companies and what you can expect out of them.

      Discover What It Is!
       

      Refer A Friend To PC Technologies!

      Do you know someone who you think my benefit from our services? Let us know and we will get in touch with them!

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      What Our Clients Say

      • I highly recommend PC Technologies for any of your IT and/or computer needs
        Practice Manager at Robert GR Lang, MD Inc

        Jeff has provided computer components and IT services to our medical practice since 2007. He has seen us through a system conversion, office move, and EMR implementation, providing the peripherals and support needed to make a smooth transition each time. He and his staff are prompt, professional, and price conscious. I highly recommend PC Technologies for any of your IT and/or computer needs

      • Gets it fixed fast
        CPA

        Jeff and his staff installed a major computer upgrade for my office. There was no down time for my staff, the system works great and whenever there's glitch, Jeff, or one of his staff, gets it fixed fast.

      • No more having to take the computer into the store
        Director at Washington Gemological Laboratory

        I have relied on Jeff and his crew for not only minor 'bugs' that occur but also for swapping out the entire data from an older laptop into the one I currently use. They have always been able to do the job and quickly. Most of the time they are able to resolve the issue over the phone, while controlling my computer from their office. Love it!! Makes my life so much easier. No more having to take the computer into the store.

      • Jeff is the IT consultant for our company.
        Citizen Action Network at Freedom Foundation

        He goes the extra mile to ensure that all of our computer infrastructure is running smoothly. When we do encounter problems Jeff is quick to respond. He has become integral to our team--so much so, we should call him a staff member rather than a consultant.

      • PC Tech is a great place to get all of your IT needs.
        Branch Manager / Loan Officer at Weststar Pacific Mortgage

        Jeff is always available and works with you on the best possible solutions to ones needs. I would recommend PC Tech to anyone that is running a business and does not want to deal with IT.

      • Jeff is able to bridge the gap between IT professional and customer relationships very well.
        Board Member at Seattle Search Network

        I've recommended him to clients that are in need of IT services many times. Jeff is highly skilled in IT and understands the changing trends and its impact to the small business owner. I'd highly recommend Jeff to others seeking for an IT professional.

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      Tip of the Week: How to Use Google Chrome to Improve Productivity

      A quick disclaimer: some of these tips will require you to change some settings. If you are not comfortable doing so independently, make sure you ask an IT resource or give us a call for assistance.

      Keep Tabs on Your Browser Tabs with Tab Groups

      Most people will keep multiple browser tabs open to make it easier to keep track of the information they need. However, this can get confusing when too many tabs are open. Enter Google Chrome’s tab groups. These allow you to collect tabs into groups to condense them into a more manageable toolbar. That way, the pages you need will be more accessible to you.

      To start a new group, right-click on a tab and select the option to Add tab to new group. Once a group is created, you can add new tabs to it by right-clicking the tab you want to add and selecting Add tab to group. Removing a tab is as simple as right-clicking a grouped tab and selecting Remove from group.

      Open Certain Web Pages when Chrome Starts

      We all have a few websites that we routinely go back to throughout the workday, oftentimes opening them first thing and keeping them open throughout our time in the office. Whatever these websites happen to be, you can have Chrome open them upon startup, every time.

      Access Chrome’s Settings by clicking the triple-dot menu button, and from there, select You and Google. In the On startup section, select Open a specific page or set of pages and then Add a new page. For each page you want opened, paste or type in the URL of your desired startup websites and click Add. These can also be removed from the list.

      Alternatively, you can simply replicate what you want Chrome to open on startup and repeat the process, selecting Use current pages on the On startup page.

      Quickly Find Useful Websites

      I’m sure you’ve also found at least a few websites that deliver exactly what you’re looking for. Chrome can help you find others like it extremely easily. All you have to do is type related: in the address bar before the address of the website you find so helpful. Chrome will kick back a Google search of similar websites.

      Of course, if you’re looking for useful websites related to managed services, you’re already there.

      Then again, why stop at our website? Give us a call at 360-491-2227 to find out how else we can make your business’ IT management and maintenance far easier.

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      SMBs Can Create Profits with VoIP

      The numbers below are from a guide put together by Harbor Networks, and they illustrate just how much the average small business can save by switching to a hosted VoIP solution.

      The Capital Savings Are No Joke

      The most immediate savings come from the costs associated with VoIP compared to your traditional telecommunication solutions. A report by Telzio found that businesses saved up to 50% on monthly communication costs simply by switching to a VoIP service. This 50% was separate from the additional cost savings of performing annual maintenance on the telephone system. Furthermore, the startup costs associated with VoIP are practically nonexistent compared to your standard telephone system, and organizations with VoIP can cut costs associated with teleconferencing up to 30%. It is estimated that local calls can save businesses up to 40% compared to traditional telephone systems.

      Enhanced Productivity Leads to Additional Cost Savings

      While the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to adopt a more flexible approach to remote work, there was an increasing trend prior which saw many employees working remotely at least part of the time. This led businesses to adopt VoIP in a certain capacity, and businesses that did so saw an increase in productivity. And you know what they say… when time is money, productivity transforms into cost savings. This increase in flexibility as a result of using VoIP saw a 20% rise in productivity and an average savings of an extra 40 minutes per work day, all of which can add up over the days, weeks, months, and even years.

      Hosting Alleviates the Challenges of VoIP

      One of the primary challenges that inevitably comes from implementing a solution like VoIP is who will be the one responsible for managing and maintaining it. Many small businesses are already stretching their resources thin, especially when it comes to IT, so what is the SMB to do when their budget is already stretched to the max? Well, hosted VoIP offers these companies a solution to their dilemma.

      Rather than having someone on-premises manage the VoIP solution, it makes sense for a managed service provider to host the server which houses your VoIP solution. This allows your business to focus instead on taking advantage of VoIP’s great features and maintaining productivity. In fact, only 14% of businesses without full-time IT staff have issues with VoIP, and it’s likely that MSPs like PC Technologies have contributed to this number being so low with our accessible and affordable technology management services.

      Don’t wait to get started with a hosted VoIP solution from PC Technologies. The sooner you implement these great tools for your business, the sooner you can start to reap the benefits of these cost savings. To find out more, reach out to us at 360-491-2227.

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      New Study Shows the True Potential for a Shorter Work Week

      Introduction to the Study

      The study in question, published in June of 2021 jointly by think tank Autonomy and Alda, the Association for Democracy and Sustainability, spanned a total of five years and specifically examined workers in Iceland. The trial was split into two parts: one conducted by the city of Reykjavík and another conducted by the Icelandic government. Both trials involved employees working shorter hours during the work week.

      It is notable that employees who participated in these trials did not suffer from a reduced salary as a result of working fewer hours during the work week. Employees participating in the program typically worked 35 or 36 hours per week, while the control group worked the typical 40 hours expected of most positions. In the end, the study involved around 2,500 employees from over 100 offices.

      In both cases, the studies hoped to find out whether or not shortened work hours could address poor work-life balance and improve productivity. Let’s take a look at the results!

      The Results

      The results of these studies are quite promising and indicative that a shorter work week has several benefits for employees. According to the study, the results of the trials show that the reductions in working hours maintained or increased productivity and service provision” and “Improved workers’ wellbeing and work-life balance.”

      The report examines the following:

      • How effectively work time was reduced
      • How service provision and productivity were affected
      • Whether improvements in workers’ wellbeing and work-life balance took place

      One of the big reasons why a shortened workday is such a concern for some is that it could unintentionally lead to overwork as a result of having fewer hours to accomplish tasks, but this was generally not the case with the anecdotal evidence offered by the study. In general, employees found that they were more likely to effectively organize themselves and their work processes as a result of the shorter workday. Even managers were able to work shorter workdays!

      As for service provision, the idea was to look for if shorter work hours had an impact on the availability of goods and services. As evidenced by the study, “On the whole, indicators of service provision and productivity either stayed within expected levels of variation, or rose during the period of the trial.”

      Finally, we get to wellbeing and work-life balance, the big one that a lot of employees think shorter work days might address. The indicators for this part of the study took place toward the tail end of the study, where stress levels and energy levels were measured. As for work-life balance, employees in the shorter work day group found that they had more time with their families and were less inclined to say no to overtime when it was needed and were less likely to take on a part-time job. Other benefits included easier-to-do errands, more balance in participation in home duties, more time for oneself, less stress at home, more exercise, and so many others. It is clear that work-life balance saw major improvements in participating employees.

      What are your thoughts on this study? Do you think it might benefit your office to shorten the number of hours worked by your employees? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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      Google Chrome is a very popular browser nowadays. In June of this year, for example, about 65 percent of the overall browser market share was attributed to Chrome. Seeing as so many people utilize Chrome, we thought it would be helpful to share a few tips that can help make ...

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      5:01 Surge! After Hours Business Block Party July 29th

      Let PC Technologies kick off your 2021 summer with a Business Block Party! Enjoy an evening of networking with the Lacey South Sound Chamber. Attendees can look forward to exclusive raffle items and networking opportunities. This is an after-hours event you won't want to miss!

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