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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!

Latest Blogs

Tip of the Week: Leveraging Gmail’s Smart Compose Feature on Android

For users of Gmail’s online platform, this is nothing new. These users have already been using the predictive capabilities of Smart Compose to cobble together their sentences based off Google’s calculation of what will be typed next. However, this feature has now been included in the Gmail app.

How to Use Smart Compose on an Android Device

In order to use Smart Compose, you’ll obviously need an active Google account. You will also need the updated version of the Gmail app installed on your device. Once Smart Compose has been activated, the emails you write will begin to display predictive text suggestions that you can swipe across to accept - or just keep typing to ignore. Again, this is a relatively minor example of what machine learning can do, but one that can have an impact on you each and every day.

How to Toggle Smart Compose On and Off

In the Gmail application on your Android device, access the menu via the hamburger icon in the top left. From there, access your Settings. Once you have selected the account you want to activate (or deactivate) your Smart Compose suggestions on, find Smart Compose under General settings. From there, you can toggle your Smart Controls as you see fit.

While it may not be quite as impressive as the artificial intelligence that can be seen in the movies, Smart Compose is one example of how machine learning can be leveraged to your business’ advantage. Reach out to us to learn other ways that your business can be improved through time-saving technology tips, or to find out more about the solutions we offer. Call (208) 329-6792 today.

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Prepping for On-Premise Hardware

Businesses that want to host their own IT infrastructure on-premises will need to be very careful about the technology they implement--particularly in regard to choosing hardware and network setup. This might seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Understanding the basics can help your business in the long run when implementing new hardware solutions. Here are a few pointers.

Get a Server Rack
If you’ve never had on-premise hardware, then you probably haven’t thought about what investing in this hardware means, including how long it will stay effective and where you will store it. You can kill two birds with one stone by purchasing a server rack. While it might seem like overkill, having a centralized location for your server units will keep you from suffering from a disorganized mass of wires and components that will need the attention of professionals to unhook properly. A rack can make your server infrastructure much easier to manage, but only if you get the one that suits your interests. Server racks are measured in rack units, or RU, and come in full-height (42U) or half-height (24U). The option for wall-mounted cabinets exists as well.

Whatever you choose, hosting your own hardware will mean that you need a place to store it. Servers are rather hot and loud, so they can range from being a distraction to being dangerous for your business continuity, when not properly managed. Isolating your company’s servers in a room designed for them provides a central infrastructure that can easily be maintained and managed. This brings us to our next point… cooling.

Cooling Your Infrastructure
When thinking about your infrastructure’s hardware, cooling is absolutely critical, and it should be a defining factor when thinking about moving your hardware to a new room. Your server room should, in theory, be climate-controlled with air conditioning and proper ventilation. If you’re using a proper data backup and disaster recovery solution, however, you’ll have a little more leeway in terms of climate control, particularly in regard to the heat given off by these units. If exposed to too much heat, server units will result in hardware failure and downtime.

Some organizations have HVAC systems that stop running when people leave for the day, but this is the last time you want your server units to be exposed to too much heat. Therefore, any server room with air conditioning or refrigeration will need to be set up independently of your organization’s HVAC system.

A Mess of Wires
Adding more hardware to your infrastructure will only make it more complicated, and when there are more machines on an infrastructure, there will be wires and cables that need to be managed. If you’re not careful about how you manage your servers, it might look something like the one on the left.

A complete renovation is somewhat necessary in order to recover from this situation. The one on the right looks fine, but only because a technician invested a lot of time and effort in making it organized. Labeling everything on the server rack is essential, as moving even a few cables could be enough to harm the network’s performance, and documenting what each unit is for will expedite maintenance on the technician’s end. A label printer with the hardware will make it so that you can label equipment based on names or IP addresses.

Hardware should only be handled by professional IT technicians, so why not invest in your business’ future with Marin Technologies? We can maintain and manage your hardware, whether it’s hosted on-premises or in the cloud. To learn more, reach out to us at (208) 329-6792.

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Have You Figured Out Your Next Technology Implementation?

Why Avoiding Upgrades is Irresponsible

I know, it probably seems like you just adopted the solutions your operations rely on - how much better could an alternative have gotten since then? How much could have changed since then?

Unfortunately, quite a bit… which is precisely why you need to strategically consider your technology maintenance. This means you will have to balance a variety of factors - like the longevity of a given solution compared to how well it serves your business’ needs - in order to make the best decision. To lend a hand, here’s a few crucial points that need to be a part of your deliberations.

Determining Your Next Upgrade

As you’re planning out your upgrade strategy, there are a few considerations that you should keep in mind and prioritize based on your company’s unique situation. This should form a single principle that your upgrade strategy should follow, or it is likely that it wouldn’t successfully come to fruition.

Here, we’ve summarized three common principles that could shape your upgrade process.

1. Simplification

If there is one thing that can be said about older IT systems, it’s that they tend to be complicated. Different technologies were integrated into a system that would generally only be focused on one or two processes. Today, things are done a little differently.

Now, systems are built to particular standards, the same languages and components being used across the board. This makes it easier to utilize APIs (application programming interfaces) so your different components interact better. On a deeper level, modern IT systems make things simpler by leveraging advanced technologies and processes, including artificial intelligence and machine learning. As a result, users can be more productive and enjoy the use of technology that suits their habits.

2. User Value

On a related note, modernizing an IT solution provides a lot more value at all points of business. Consider what your current technology is capable of. Are your employees able to leverage the best tools to deliver the highest value to your clients with your current solutions? Without up-to-date systems, probably not.

One major way that you can provide organizational value is by adopting automation. By eliminating some of the tasks that take up your employees’ time by having them completed automatically, you’re allowing your staff to focus their productivity on their other responsibilities. In this way, productivity can increase, thanks to the operational benefits of your IT solutions.

3. Culture Compliance

While it is critical that you consider your upcoming implementation from a technological standpoint, it is just as important to consider how an implementation could affect your company’s internal culture. Your staff is going to have hands-on experience with these technologies, so you need to make sure that you keep open communications about your updates so they can be prepared.

Some employees will be more ready to incorporate these changes than others will. They can be a valuable source of information to you, as they are more likely to hear concerns and observations that otherwise wouldn’t have reached you. These employees can be especially invaluable to you during this process, as you can find out where your staff is really looking for improvements.

Putting These Improvements into Action

Marin Technologies can help you to both determine what facets of your IT are most in need of an upgrade and help ensure a smooth implementation. Reach out to our professionals today by calling (208) 329-6792.

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With technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence entering further into our daily lives, what was once science fiction is becoming fact - assisting our lives (which most would agree is better than threatening our lives). For this week’s tip, we’ll show you ...

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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.