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The Thurston, Pierce, Lewis, and Mason Counties IT Experts


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!
       

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      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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      What Can (and Can’t) a VPN Do for Your Business?

      First, we will discuss what a VPN can do to help your business stay secure; then we shall jump into what a VPN cannot do, or rather, what you cannot rely on a VPN for.

      What is a VPN?

      A VPN uses encryption to create what is called a “tunnel” between the data you are accessing and the device you are using to access that data. VPNs are particularly important in today’s environment of remote or hybrid workplaces, as onlookers could take a look at data while it’s in transit with relative ease, if they know where to look.

      What Can It Do?

      There are many reasons why your business should consider a VPN. Here are just a few of the features you can expect from one.

      • Securing your data while using public networks
      • Reducing online tracking and enhanced privacy
      • Limiting ISP monitoring and bandwidth throttling
      • Limiting geo-tracking
      • Accessing region-locked content

      What Can’t It Do?

      While VPNs are great tools that can help your organization achieve better privacy and security, there are certain things that they cannot do. Some of these might seem a little obvious and common-sense, but we need to mention them anyway.

      • Protecting from various threats
      • Improving password strength
      • Engaging in illegal activity

      Want to Get Started with a VPN?

      If your business is ready to start taking its data privacy and security seriously, PC Technologies can help by hooking you up with a powerful virtual private network that can keep your company safe and secure. We understand the modern frustrations that companies have in today’s remote and hybrid workplace, so we will work with you to find a VPN that best suits your needs. To learn more, reach out to us at 360-491-2227.

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      5 Tips to Enhance Your Wireless Connection’s Strength

      Check Your Connection First

      Since your router speed is based on the speed of your organization’s wired connection, your first recourse should be to check if you are getting the speed that you’re supposed to have. You can do this by running a speed test via a wired connection. If the numbers don’t add up, you may have to contact your Internet service provider or replace your modem. You should also consider testing your speed on a mobile device that connects wirelessly to the network, but do so close to the device; this will help you determine if it’s a structural problem or one involving the router itself.

      Reexamine Router Placement

      Depending on your office’s setup, the physical placement of your router could be negatively affecting your organization’s wireless connection. A generally good practice is to keep your router in a location that is out in the open, far from walls and other obstructions, so that they cannot interfere with the wireless signal. If you want your signal to reach all parts of your office, then it should be placed at the center (or as close as possible) to distribute an even connection across the area.

      Update Your Router

      Just like any other device on your network, your wireless router has firmware that must be updated from time to time. The process for updating your router will vary depending on the manufacturer, so we recommend working with our technicians at PC Technologies to see if your router needs to be updated or not. Oftentimes updating your firmware can allow for enhanced performance in general, so it certainly does not hurt to do it every so often.

      Implement a Wireless Extender

      If all of your efforts to resolve your wireless network issues simply do not work, then perhaps the coverage issue is caused by the area being too large to be covered by your single router. You can expand your wireless network’s range with an extender, essentially rebroadcasting your signal to reach parts of your office that wouldn’t otherwise receive the connection.

      If All Else Fails, Use a Wired Connection When Possible

      It stands to reason that the fewer devices that connect to a wireless network, the faster it will be. Therefore, if you can utilize wired connections for devices like desktops and laptops, then you should. This keeps the signals from getting gummed up with tons of traffic while you are trying to connect to the wireless network.

      Sometimes it is hard to get your wireless connection to work the way you want it to. PC Technologies can help you make any needed adjustments to your business’ wireless network or its network device settings. For more assistance or information, contact us at 360-491-2227.

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      Getting Acquainted with Windows Hello

      Let’s dive into the authentication system, shall we?

      What is Windows Hello, Anyway?

      Windows Hello is a technology that allows Windows users to authenticate their identities via biometric identification, rather than a password. Designed to serve as a more user-friendly option than passwords without sacrificing the security that passwords offer, biometric authentication seeks proof of identity by comparing a physical attribute of the user against a previously collected record. If the scanned fingerprint, iris, or face matches the saved record closely enough, access is given to the person trying to use the device.

      How Windows Hello Works

      Here’s the thing: while passwords have been the cornerstone of computer security for about as long as computers have been around, there are definite flaws to them that need to be acknowledged.

      While we would never recommend that you disregard them, the best practices surrounding password use can be a lot to manage. If followed, these best practices demand that an individual remember about 100 passwords—each of them sufficiently complex and being used exclusively for a single account. It isn’t hard to see how challenging that would be for the average user to remember, and how this challenge might actually lead a user to make insecure decisions… particularly, in their choice of password.

      As an alternative form of authentication, Windows Hello creates a virtual model of a user’s face to reference, and even has built-in anti-spoofing technologies to prevent enterprising hackers from tricking the system.

      Does Windows Hello Belong in Businesses?

      So, is there a place for Windows Hello in the workplace? Absolutely… so long as it is supplemented with other security precautions and features. Microsoft has suggested that this will carry over into Windows 11, where passwordless access will be reinforced by the other built-in protections… but that doesn’t mean you should stop there.

      As we said, Windows Hello should be just one part of a business’ complete security strategy. Your security needs to cover a great variety of needs, ranging from data continuity to antivirus to (to our point) user authentication. PC Technologies can help you to create this strategy and deploy it in your business. Give us a call at 360-491-2227 to get started.

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      Latest Blog Entry

      A virtual private network, or VPN, is a critical part of keeping your business safe while operations are taking place out of the office, but a discussion needs to be had about what a VPN can do and what a VPN cannot do. This is especially important to know for keeping your c...

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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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