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Zinc has been serving the Texas for two decades, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Every Time Google Tells You To Put Glue on Pizza, a Lot of Electricity is Consumed

Every Time Google Tells You To Put Glue on Pizza, a Lot of Electricity is Consumed

You’ve probably noticed that Google searches are sometimes a little different these days. Depending on what you search for, sometimes Google will attempt to provide an AI-generated answer. A lot of Googlers have noticed that sometimes these answers get a little wacky. What’s going on? Why isn’t Google just taking users to websites like they used to? And what is the impact of all this AI stuff?

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Can You Tell the Difference Between a Laptop and a Chromebook?

Can You Tell the Difference Between a Laptop and a Chromebook?

Laptops are nothing new for businesses. In fact, some recent laptops have the processing power to eclipse your typical desktop workstation. However, this doesn’t apply to all laptops, as evidenced by the Chromebook. Today, we want to explore the big differences between Chromebooks and your average laptop, as well as how you might choose between one or the other.

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AI Is Fueling Dynamic Data Analytics

AI Is Fueling Dynamic Data Analytics

Decision-making is such a big part of business, and a lot of time the “gut feeling” may actually work against their stated aims. By incorporating back-end analysis into their strategy, business owners can get insights that they typically wouldn’t even consider. It can make their businesses more money through improved sales, customer relationships, and efficiency. In today’s blog, we will go through what the incorporation of AI means for businesses regarding their business intelligence.

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Transform your File Management to Save Money, Do More, and Be More Secure

Transform your File Management to Save Money, Do More, and Be More Secure

A good business creates a lot of beneficial relationships. This means contracts and other data that need to be shared and filed away. While this seems like a straightforward issue, technology is available today that any business can take advantage of that can reduce their filing costs and make their file sharing more efficient. Let’s take a look at this technology today.

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How Improved Internet Speeds Affect Businesses

How Improved Internet Speeds Affect Businesses

Internet speeds have significantly increased over the past few years, driven by the growing demand for online activities. This acceleration offers numerous advantages for businesses across various sectors. Here are five key benefits that businesses can leverage with faster Internet speeds.

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VoIP is the MVP of Business Communications

VoIP is the MVP of Business Communications

Businesses rely on their communications infrastructures to function. If your communications infrastructure is not working as intended, it’s felt across the organization, as it’s often a department-wide solution. One way you can make your communications infrastructure more streamlined without a load of extra costs is with VoIP, or Voice over IP. The right system will help you get more out of your telephone systems to improve communications for the entire business.

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3 Ways Businesses Are Using Augmented Reality

3 Ways Businesses Are Using Augmented Reality

Technology is usually at the forefront of any major shift in a business’ operations to at least some degree. One interesting technology that has emerged in certain workplaces is augmented reality, or AR for short. Today, we’re considering specific instances where a business can implement AR to surprising benefits.

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Modern Technology Is a Game Changer for the Professional Services Industry

Modern Technology Is a Game Changer for the Professional Services Industry

The modern business landscape is fueled, in large part, by something we refer to as professional services. This typically includes any business model with trained professionals at the center of the business. In today’s economy, this can include tradesmen, but typically, it means consultants, lawyers, agents, and other professionals essential to moving business forward. Today, we thought we would briefly go into some of the technologies that professional services depend on. 

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How to Obtain Secure and Reliable File Sharing

How to Obtain Secure and Reliable File Sharing

Getting your organization’s file-sharing policies and procedures right can make the difference between efficient, collaborative operations and inefficient and cost-wasting ones. This can get tricky, however. In today’s blog, we’ll go through some of the best practices your organization can implement to get the most out of its file sharing.

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SMBs Can Benefit from Managed IT Services

SMBs Can Benefit from Managed IT Services

You would be hard-pressed to find anything more important to a company’s success than information technology. Today, we want to cover five of the most important tools modern businesses can use to improve operations and engage in commonly known and standardized best practices.

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How You Can Leverage Technology for Greater Sustainability

How You Can Leverage Technology for Greater Sustainability

The definition of sustainability, according to the United Nations, is “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Originally coined in 1987, this definition has fueled businesses' efforts to work toward their own versions of sustainability, as per their service models. Let’s look at some ways you can make your own operations more sustainable.

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This 1996 Conceptual Essay on IT Support Gives Us the Warm Fuzzies

This 1996 Conceptual Essay on IT Support Gives Us the Warm Fuzzies

Oftentimes, a technology issue has less to do with the technology itself and more with the one using it. User error is simply one of the biggest reasons why technology support is asked for, and it’s such a common occurrence that it leads to many users becoming the butt of jokes among IT workers. People who provide IT support must practice empathy and understanding rather than foster this antagonistic mindset amongst teams.

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How a CRM Can Change Your Business’ Customer Dynamic

How a CRM Can Change Your Business’ Customer Dynamic

Your customers—both those you currently work with and those you have yet to onboard—are the key to unlocking your company’s potential. Therefore, it stands to reason that you’ll want a solution in place to help you manage the interactions you have with potential customers. This is what a customer relationship management tool, or CRM, is all about. With the right CRM, you can fully leverage your organization’s customer base to maximize profits and attract new leads.

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Build Flexibility with Remote Access Solutions

Build Flexibility with Remote Access Solutions

Chances are, some of your employees operate outside the traditional office setting, whether it's occasional remote work or a permanent setup. Consequently, your business needs to furnish your team with the necessary tools and resources to ensure their success. It's a good practice to carefully evaluate the technology you provide, particularly for those who work remotely part-time, and to strategize how your team will access these resources.

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Save Money On IT With These Tips

Save Money On IT With These Tips

With technology playing an important part in just about all businesses, it can be quite expensive to get the tools you need to succeed. Today, we want to recommend specific strategies you can use to alleviate the frustrations of working within the constraints of a limited IT budget.

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What is Bloatware, and What Should Be Done About It?

What is Bloatware, and What Should Be Done About It?

Let’s face facts: regardless of how one spends their time at home, there really is no reason the vast majority of today’s workers would ever need the Xbox Game Bar application on their work device… and yet, there it is. Thanks, Microsoft?

This is an example of what is known as “bloatware”—unwanted software added to an operating system to help the developers, oftentimes to make a few extra bucks. 

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Flexible Technology and the Role It Plays in the Modern Office

Flexible Technology and the Role It Plays in the Modern Office

Your business will not remain the same throughout its lifecycle, and as such, you need the services you utilize to be capable of changing with it. This is where it helps to have the flexibility and scalability of a managed IT provider on your side. Let’s go over why flexible technology is the path forward for SMBs like yourself and how you can take full advantage of the range of services an MSP can offer.

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Router Management Basics

Router Management Basics

Wi-Fi is a huge benefit for everyone so knowing the basics of how your router works is a pretty good idea. For the business, the wireless connection can be a central resource for business productivity and data sharing. We thought it would be useful to give you a little more information about router settings to help you understand your wireless connection a little better. 

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No, Your Power Strip Isn’t Protecting Your Workstation from Surges

No, Your Power Strip Isn’t Protecting Your Workstation from Surges

What’s the difference between a power strip and a surge protector? It turns out, quite a lot, and the difference is much more than just the number of plugs on it. Let’s discuss some of the biggest ways that these two important pieces of power supply technology differ and how you should determine which one best suits your needs.

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Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Is Huge for SMBs

Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Is Huge for SMBs

In today’s digital workplace, data backup and disaster recovery are critical components that demand strategic attention. We specialize in providing these services to SMBs, and we recognize the unique challenges that surface on a day-to-day level. Today, we’d like to go into the financial significance of investing in data backup and disaster recovery, with a particular focus on how our services can contribute to your company’s fiscal resilience.

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