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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 threads.

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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 Marin 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.

Are you looking for a partner you can trust your IT with? Sign up for a FREE IT Assessment to get started today.

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What Our Clients Say

  • I don’t know if I can say enough about Marin Technologies.
    President, Concordia Finance, Inc. / Rancho Cucamonga

    I don’t know if I can say enough about Marin Technologies. I have known Steve Marin for 8 years. He was working for another company at the time but still made us feel like his only client. He even recommended a person to be our in house I.T. manager. The relationship continued as an additional source for our I.T. issues. When our I.T. manager left the company, Marin Technologies had been established. It was an easy decision to make the transition.

  • Marin Technologies treats me like I am their only and most special client.
    President, Accredited Tax, Inc. / Chino, CA

    The uniqueness I have experienced is one of being treated like I am their only and most special client. The response time and willingness to help and wide range of knowledge of technology is beyond my expectations of any firm.

  • Marin Tech provides excellent service with personal attention
    Engineering Manager, Yardney Water Filtration Systems, Inc. / Riverside, CA

    Marin Tech provides excellent service with personal attention, we always get the expert tech!

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Is It Time for a Technology Refresh?

Are Your Computers Functioning Consistently?

The first telltale sign that you need new computers is if they are seemingly always having problems. Older technology is often troublesome, and if you have computers that are causing your IT administrator to pull his/her hair out, it is probably time to get some new hardware. Symptoms of this include system crashing, slower-than-normal performance, or applications closing randomly on their own. Not every PC is always going to function optimally, but when your hardware gets old, the problems will increase, and with them comes downtime.

These signs aren’t always obvious, however. If you are having trouble with a couple systems, but others seem to be functioning fine, you will want to have your IT admin take a look at the underlying metrics of those machines’ performance, especially if they are over four years old. Some users are more apt to use machines that have time-caused glitches and eroding performance, and may not feel as if a new computer is necessary or warranted.

Older hardware is often problematic when it comes to security too. This is especially true if your older hardware is running older software. Developers do their best to provide software patches for older software, but if IT staff doesn’t diligently patch the software, or if the software is no longer supported, a business may have no choice but to upgrade.

Additionally, there are the financial matters involved. Firstly, if your IT isn’t functioning in the manner it has in the past, there is the presence of more downtime, and it stands to reason that productivity would go down. This will cut into expected revenues. Secondly, innovative new technologies can be deployed in several manners, which presents different payment models in which to choose from. No longer does new hardware have to strictly be a massive capital outlay, it can be acquired as an operational expense through the cloud. It’s ultimately up to you, but if you need to upgrade, you should try to do it sooner rather than later. 

How To Upgrade

For the average business, finding upgrades to their technology isn’t a simple process. Not only do you have to have the available capital (or credit) to get all new machines, you have to have the staff available to configure them, remove bloatware, and get them ready for your business. This is not cheap, but the increase in output that you will see from new hardware should provide a fairly rapid ROI.

This is where Marin Technologies comes in. Even if you have a team of dedicated IT technicians on staff, chances are that their day-to-day responsibilities will keep them from moving quickly on a hardware refresh. Our knowledgeable technicians can not only place you next to some of the best technology vendors in the industry, our staff can help you get your cabling completed, hardware installed, and your company’s network set up fast. 

If you aren’t sure if you should be planning for a hardware refresh, you probably should be. Call us today at (208) 329-6792 to talk to one of our consultants about getting the computers your business needs.

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Three Reasons to Seriously Consider Software-as-a-Service

What is Software-as-a-Service

To examine SaaS, let’s look at it in a context that consumers and business owners alike are likely familiar with: Netflix, and their streaming service.

The streaming capabilities of Netflix are pretty analogous with how a SaaS implementation works in a business. Netflix subscribers pay a monthly fee for access to their ever-changing library, allowing them to binge-watch American Horror Story or an exclusive series like The Crown at their leisure, on whatever compatible device they wish. In the same vein, SaaS gives a business access on a per-user basis to the latest version of a particular program on various devices, also billed per month.

Let’s dig a little deeper into a few of these similarities.

The Benefits of SaaS

Accessibility

One of the biggest selling points of Netflix, or any other streaming service, is how easy it is to access. All you really need is an account and a sufficient Internet connection. This same quality makes SaaS an appealing choice for a business. If an employee can so simply access their tools, they are more likely to have the potential for productivity.

Furthermore, SaaS solutions are very quick to access, just like Netflix. After a little configuration, both are ready to use with no extra cost for adding them to additional devices.

Cost Efficiency

Granted, SaaS doesn’t always look to be the most practical choice when compared to just procuring your software solutions and maintaining them yourself. In many ways, it appears more expensive. Nevertheless, there are also the associated costs of doing so that you need to factor in. The hardware you’ll need to acquire and maintain to do so will likely wipe out any savings you’d get from making a single purchase. You also don’t have to pay to maintain the hardware, the provider does that.

Available Scalability

Both Netflix and SaaS solutions take into account that more than one person will want access to the service. So, while Netflix allows multiple users to have individual accounts, SaaS providers have made it simple for businesses to add and remove employees at will, only requiring them to adjust their subscription to the particular software title.

Marin Technologies can help Boise, Twin Falls, Jerome, Magic Valley | Inland Empire and Los Angeles businesses procure and manage their SaaS solutions, as well as many other IT needs. To learn more about the services that the cloud offers, or any other aspect of your business technology, give us a call at (208) 329-6792.

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Tip of the Week: Laptop Cleaning Best Practices

Considering that laptops are much more portable (and thereby more vulnerable to uncleanliness) we’ll be focusing on the proper technique for cleaning your laptop, which is somewhat different than cleaning a desktop device.

FOR INSTANCE…

...as today’s tips will focus on laptop cleanliness specifically, there are a few processes that could void the manufacturer’s warranty, like disassembling the laptop to clean the interior. Therefore, we recommend that you don’t do that. Besides, due to the form factor of a laptop, interior messes are not likely to be an issue. On top of being a very lengthy process, it is easy to damage the components of a laptop by taking it apart. So, again, do not take your laptop apart.

The primary reasons to clean a laptop are essentially all cosmetic, so if its function has you concerned, you’d be better off turning to Marin Technologies and asking my team for assistance.

Step One: Kill the Power to the Device

Hopefully, you would think to do this anyway, but we thought it would be prudent to mention that your device should always be turned off and unplugged before you attempt to clean it. While minimal liquid should be used in the cleaning process, you still want to avoid the risk of electric shock. You wouldn’t want to find yourself in the hospital and/or with a fried device.

Step Two: Cleaning the Various Components

In order to safely clean your device’s exterior, you should be sure to abide by the following recommendations:

The Laptop’s Case

The body of your laptop itself is likely to smudge and gather some grime. Removing this dirt and debris is a simple, if delicate process. Using a mixture of five parts water and one part diluted soap, gently dampen a microfiber cloth. Fully wringing out the cloth, wipe off the exterior, and use compressed air to clear anything out of its ports. Don’t be shy with the compressed air, either.

The Laptop’s Keyboard

Getting water under your keys would be a very bad thing, so don’t use any water at all when cleaning them off. Carefully shake out any debris or use your compressed air to clean them out. To get rid of the oils that your fingers have deposited, use a dry cloth (maybe with a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol, as it dries quickly) and polish your keys. To clean the gaps between the keys, use a cotton swab.

The Laptop’s Display

In order to properly use a laptop, you need to see what you are doing, so you will want to avoid moisture. Therefore, only wipe the screen down with a dry microfiber cloth or special screen-cleaning wipe.

Does Any of This Matter?

Technically not, but there is always the chance that an investment into a device’s exterior will help to encourage safe practices for its interior. After all, it would be a shame if a nicely cleaned device was rendered inoperable by a bug picked up from an unsafe website.

When the time comes to actually replace a device so that its user can keep up with the demands of the business, reach out to us at (208) 329-6792. Our experts can advise you on the solutions you need. In the meantime, subscribe to our blog for more useful technology information!

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Marin Technologies is proud to announce the launch of our new updated and imroved website at https://www.marintechit.com The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.