Working at CoreTech since September 2016, Esteban has just been with us a short time. He has, however, become an experienced tech by working in technology for over 13 years. This week, I had the chance to sit down with Esteban to learn a little more about him!
What is your role here at CoreTech?
I am a Systems Administrator here at CoreTech, on the IT operations team. My days are spent monitoring our incoming board for service tickets, providing remote triage and support to our clienst, as well as in house assistance.
What is your favorite thing about working in technology?
One of the most exciting things about technology is that it is always changing. Your days are never the same.
2016 has seem some major data breaches. From 700 Snapchat employees having their personal information stolen in March, to Yahoo announcing in September that a hacker stole information from over 500 million accounts, cybercriminal activity is only growing. In fact, the average cost of data breaches per incident amounts to a shocking $3.5 million!
Security vendors are indeed doing their best to keep up with new, more advanced threats, however adoption of changes by businesses needs to be advancing as well. What can your business do to avoid winding up on the 2017 major data breaches list? Microsoft has an answer for you—Windows 10.
“Workplace” by Facebook launches
On October 10th of this year, Facebook officially launched the long awaited social network for company use. “Workplace,” as it’s been named, is an ad-free platform that is separated from any personal Facebook accounts. This space allows every department and person in a company to connect through group discussions, phone and video calls, and personalized News Feed. Although there is a free trial period of 3 months, Workplace will charge a low price for each user on a monthly basis. For 1,000 or fewer employees, each user will be charged $3 per month. For 1,001 – 10K employees, $2 will be charged, and for upwards of 10,001 employees, $1 is charged. Companies are already seeing Workplace results such as more efficient communication, better event participation, making decisions on the go, unleashing new ideas, and more!
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Is putting forth the effort to attract and hire millennials worth it? If you knew they will make up half of the global workforce by 2020 would this influence your decision? It’s true, as more and more millennials are entering the workforce, it is important to understand how to interest and hang onto these valuable assets. So what is the best way to go about this?
Before we look at some things you can do to attract millennials, let’s take a step back to find out what these individuals value in a company. The 54 million adults between 18 and 34 in 2015 have some definite commonalities in what motivates them to choose a workplace. One of the biggest factors that the majority of them agree on is their need to grow. Many millennials are looking for opportunities to help them climb the ladder, even if it means climbing out of your company. They are also looking for a “sense of purpose” in a company, or a chance to be a part of something bigger than just company profit. Finally, they are looking for a coach rather than a boss, someone to lead not just command.
So as a business, how can you become more attractive to this potential workforce considering their wants and needs? Let’s explore some options:
Working here since June 2016, Lori is CoreTech's Sales Operations Coordinator. I had a chance to sit down with Lori to learn a little bit more about her and here is what I found out!
Tell me about your role at CoreTech?
As Sales Operations Coordinator, I am responsible for quoting and ordering maintenance support renewals for clients. This process involves quoting opportunities for the sales staff, as well as ordering and receiving the products. I also schedule meetings for the sales staff to meet with the clients and to review their IT needs.
$450-$550 billion is lost annually in the U.S. due to low productivity and employee engagement. Low productivity in the workplace can be caused by pesky distractions, failed meetings, poor weather, and a number of other factors.
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