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Why ransomware education is important for your business

Emily Moulder

From ransomware and malware to email and financial data hacks, business data and personal information are the main targets of most cyber criminals. One of the greatest threats to your information security comes from your employees lack of knowledge on the subject, and hackers know that. They send malicious emails to your employees hoping they won't know the difference between a fake and real email. Educating your entire staff on cyber attacks and what they look like could be the difference in safe online use and paying millions of dollars ransom.

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Topics: Staff Training

How to outsmart hackers

Emily Moulder

 Hackers spend their days finding ways into your devices and accounts in order to obtain credit cards, passwords, social security numbers, and basically everything you wouldn’t want to share with a complete stranger. Also you have unscrupulous hackers that are constantly attempting trick you so that they can lock up you data and hold it hostage for a ransom.   Having a plan in place BEFORE your information is stolen is the best way to outsmart a hacker.

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Topics: Network Security

Strengthen your competitive advantage with these technologies

Emily Moulder

All businesses, regardless of size, are constantly faced with the challenge of keeping up with their competitors. Technology innovation is quickly becoming the driver of marketplace competition. New technologies have changed the pace and expectations of business processes. While you can’t predict future technologies, here are five that are currently fueling the competitive advantage of small and midsize businesses.

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Topics: Trends

Meet the team: Jason Hahn

Emily Moulder

Jason is an Administrator for our recently acquired Unified Communications team here at CoreTech. He has many years of experience and lots of knowledge in his field. I got the chance to sit down with Jason and learn a little more about him, what he likes to do, and some interesting facts about himself!

Tell me about your position at CoreTech? What do you do on a daily basis?

I am a service technician here at CoreTech. I spend most of my day out of the office installing UC equipment, but when I'm in the office I help out with remote service ticket issues.

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Topics: Our Company

7 password security tips to keep yourself safe

Emily Moulder

Passwords have the key to unlock access to our network of friends, work colleagues, and most importantly our bank accounts. It is imperative to keep our passwords private, diverse, and hard to crack. There are cybercriminals out there spending their days finding the codes to peoples digital accounts and gaining access to their most private information.

While most of us think we know all there is about having a secure password, we are not only making it more complicated then it needs to be, but are still making small mistakes that could make our accounts easily accessible to hackers. Read on to learn the 7 tips to keep your digital accounts secure.

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Topics: Security Threats

Quick tip: Microsoft OneNote

Emily Moulder

OneNote provides users with a quick and efficient way to take notes, while still staying organized. Regardless of whether you want to write or type your notes, all is possible when using OneNote. Learn how to navigate the application and personalize it to what you need while also staying organized and saving time!

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Topics: Microsoft Products

Top 5 technology trends for Omaha small business

Emily Moulder

Technology has grown to become an intelligent, digital mesh of people, equipment, and services. While advancements in technology are improving the way in which we conduct business, it means we must also keep up with it. Adopting new technologies for your business not only can save time and money, but can efficiently speed up business processes as well. Small Omaha businesses are implementing these advanced technologies to not only improve business functions, but give themselves a competitive advantage. As a small Omaha business, adopting these tech trends can provide you with a way to stand out from your competition and optimize business operations.  

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Topics: Trends

Meet the Team: Dean Buresh

Emily Moulder

Dean Buresh is a Systems Administrator and Team lead for our recently aquired Unified Communications team here at CoreTech. Although he has only been with us for a short time, he is quite experienced with phone systems through his work in the field for 25+ years!

Tell me about your position at CoreTech? What do you do on a daily basis? 

I am a System Administrator and Team Lead for the Unified Communications(UC) team!  I review and assign UC tickets and projects as well as assist on tickets or projects as needed. I also have over 25 years of experience in everything from cabling and fiber optics to voice design and implementation...very dangerous in the data environment! 

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Topics: Our Company

Why your business needs unified communications

Emily Moulder

Regardless of the type or size of business you have, the one aspect that all companies cannot afford to neglect is the way in which they communicate with customers. Unified Communications (UC) is a solution for doing just that! It is not a product but rather a combination of different avenues which boost productivity in the workplace. With collaboration tools such as instant messaging, video, conferencing, mobile applications, integrations, and voice, businesses may boost their productivity and better manage their customer relationships. Rather than switching between different applications, employees use one system to keep their office communications organized, saving time and money. If you still aren’t sure whether to implement a UC system, read on to learn more about the benefits it can bring to your business.

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Topics: Equipment Purchases

How to avoid 'smishing,' the latest SMS scam

Emily Moulder

We often get spam messages that are both annoying and dangerous. Cybercriminals are using targets' mobile phones to break into accounts and steal personal information, in so-called 'smishing' attacks. The criminal sends them malicious text messages typically containing a link or a number to call back to in order to obtain private information though a fake but genuine looking message. When a user clicks on the link or calls the number provided in the SMS message, he falls prey to the scam. The practice has been around for a few years, however new scams are mystery shopping invitations that start with a text, and when the user clicks on the link they are roped into shopping fraud, bank account take-over, and even identity theft.  

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Topics: Security Threats