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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.

Are You Sure That’s Being Backed Up?

Are You Sure That’s Being Backed Up?

Data backup is a crucial part of any business operation, but many employees within an organization might not necessarily know or understand how data backup actually works, or even what gets backed up during the process. Today, we want to demystify how data backup typically works and why it’s important to know what gets backed up, and when.

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Don’t Let the Summer Heat Ruin Your Technology

Don’t Let the Summer Heat Ruin Your Technology

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, not tech-related stress. To ensure your devices are safe from cybersecurity threats and weather-related issues, we’ve compiled some essential tips.

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What Benefits Does a Four-Day Workweek Bring Businesses?

What Benefits Does a Four-Day Workweek Bring Businesses?

The idea of a four-day workweek—where the common 40-hour week is shortened to 32 with no reduction of benefits or take-home pay—is becoming increasingly popular, boasting improved efficiency and heightened levels of employee satisfaction.

Naturally, as an IT provider, we’re intrigued by the idea of using technology to get the most out of this abbreviated time in the office.

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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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What Exactly Do We Offer as a Managed Service Provider?

What Exactly Do We Offer as a Managed Service Provider?

When we call ourselves a managed service provider (MSP), it still isn’t common knowledge what we mean by that. Perhaps the simplest way to describe our role is to call us an outsourced IT support provider, but even this definition falls short of the value we can offer. To remedy this, we wanted to review what one of our clients expects (and rightly so) to receive from a partnership with us.

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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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Use These 3 Tips to Work More Effectively with Your IT Provider

Use These 3 Tips to Work More Effectively with Your IT Provider

It can be tricky to speak to your managed service provider about problems with your technology. However, you can make it easier by following some simple strategies. Today, we want to share some tips that have helped our clients communicate their issues and resolve problems as quickly as possible.

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Protect Your Tech to Protect Your Dreams of Success

Protect Your Tech to Protect Your Dreams of Success

In business, the worst thing you can do is take your eye off the prize. Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to do. There are a litany of reasons that business owners can get distracted and lose focus. In this week’s blog we thought we would go through three technology-related issues that many businesses run into that can put your business in jeopardy.

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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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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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How Do You Deal with Opposition to Technological Change?

How Do You Deal with Opposition to Technological Change?

If businesses want to stay competitive, they must implement new technology to keep up with other similar organizations in their respective industries. Unfortunately, the downside to implementing new technology is that your employees might not be so understanding and willing to adapt their workplace habits to accommodate your new solutions. How can you overcome this challenge? It all starts with mindset and approach.

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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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Tip of the Week: Editing PDFs with Your Cloud Productivity Suites

Tip of the Week: Editing PDFs with Your Cloud Productivity Suites

PDFs, or Portable Document Format files, are something many people come across in the course of doing business. Not everyone knows all the cool stuff you can do with them, like changing things in them. This week, we'll talk about some simple ways to make and edit a PDF file.

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The Dos and Don’ts to Successful Video Conferencing

The Dos and Don’ts to Successful Video Conferencing

Today’s business world is full of technology, one of which is commonplace now thanks partly to the pandemic: video conferencing. While the trend was on the rise before COVID, it’s seen as a necessity, particularly for businesses with remote teams. It’s important to ensure that you practice good video conferencing etiquette; otherwise, you could suffer from poor—or worse, boring—meetings.

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Powerful Technology Can Help Build Dynamic Business

Powerful Technology Can Help Build Dynamic Business

Technology can bring many dynamic benefits to an organization, but it can also derail its successful trajectory. One of the significant considerations that must be made is whether the technology your organization is implementing fits your business needs. Today, we will describe how having a knowledgeable perspective can help you avoid making investments that may not produce the rapid returns that most small businesses require. 

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Making Good Technology Decisions Can Bring a Lot of Value

Making Good Technology Decisions Can Bring a Lot of Value

When a business goes into action to improve itself, it typically goes into the process thinking that whatever changes it makes can significantly affect how it functions. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Today, we’ll discuss how professional consultants provide a perspective that can revolutionize how your business operates.

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You Don’t Need Always Need to Be Looking to the Future

You Don’t Need Always Need to Be Looking to the Future

Some people say it’s never okay to be satisfied with your business. You should always search for improvement to make your business more valuable to your customers and society. But when is enough, enough? When can you settle in and grind it out without a constant eye toward the future? Today, we thought we’d talk about the fear of complacency and how it can both help and hinder your intentions. 

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The Promises of Blockchain Extend Beyond Cryptocurrency

The Promises of Blockchain Extend Beyond Cryptocurrency

As the popularity of blockchain technology continues to rise, it's essential to explore its functionality and understand why it deserves attention. While commonly portrayed as a dubious tool associated with cryptocurrencies and scams, the fundamental nature of blockchain is far from nefarious. In reality, its decentralized and transparent attributes make it well-suited for various tasks, and we'll describe how it can be used for more than cryptocurrency below.

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Two Technologies that Can Help Your Business Evolve

Two Technologies that Can Help Your Business Evolve

Evolving considerations are definitely a major part of doing business. A decision made a year or even a quarter in the past might not be right for your business today. When trying to establish a technology profile that is right for your business, it can be difficult to nail down exactly what solutions allow you to improve overall efficiency while supporting organizational productivity. In today’s blog, we try to give a couple of tips for when to establish when it is time to shift gears and consider new tech.

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Meta Shifts Gears and Opens Threads, a Direct Challenge to X

Meta Shifts Gears and Opens Threads, a Direct Challenge to X

Over the last half-year, Meta, the renowned social media conglomerate (formerly known as Facebook), has been strategically capitalizing on all the drama within Twitter (referred to as X) by introducing Threads, a microblogging community akin to its X counterpart. Today, we will look at Threads by drawing comparisons with Twitter and taking a look at Meta's motivations in enticing users away from the established microblogging giant.

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