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Technology Unwrapped

The most important technology concepts, strategies and actions uncovered for your business.

How Your SMB Can Benefit from Outsourced IT Support

Angela Wight
Information technology is the backbone of an organization, providing critical infrastructure and services that keep businesses running smoothly. IT teams manage corporate data and assets and deliver information and services to users. As the primary source of information and technology for the workforce, IT professionals are responsible for keeping employees productive while growing and evolving as an organization. IT professionals are also responsible for the safety and security of the network ...
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Topics: Outsourced IT, IT Support

Data Storage Security: What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your SMB

Ryan Aiken
Are you putting much thought into your SMB’s data storage security? No? Be certain to read on and come to a better understanding of how to protect your sensitive data and valuable business information.
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Topics: Data Breach, IT Support

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

Camryn Mottl
Recently, Datto hosted a webinar discussing cybersecurity trends small businesses can expect to see in 2023. Datto reported a 300% increase in cybercrimes since the pandemic, with ransomware affecting over 80% of small businesses in Q4 of 2021. What is a key solution to keeping small business systems safe?
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Topics: Staff Training, Data Breach

What Does Strategic Planning Look Like for My SMB? (+3 Results)

Angela Wight
A clear and well-defined strategy enables an organization to focus its resources and energy in the most impactful areas while playing to the organization's strengths. The strategy sets a course for how the company wants to get ahead, or stay ahead, of its competitors. A strategic plan ensures that all the elements of the company are working together as a coherent whole to achieve goals and objectives. Executing a strategic plan isn't something that can be done by the marketing department or the ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Technology Planning

Why Should My SMB Focus on Automation?

Angela Wight
New research shows automation is key to the survival of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as they are under pressure like never before. In today’s global marketplace, SMBs must compete with large enterprises that have the scale and resources to invest in new technology initiatives – including artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA). Luckily, AI, RPA, and automation technologies are now available and affordable for SMBs.
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

Why Outsourcing IT Support Makes Sense for Small Businesses

Angela Wight
Years ago, your IT may have been managed in-house, with an internal IT support person or team of on-call technicians to handle user requests and hardware and software updates. However, today’s organizations rely on complicated systems: cloud computing, servers, voice and conferencing, mobile tools, and more. This complexity makes in-house IT management difficult, especially for organizations that rely on a single IT person. Tasking one employee to oversee user support, network maintenance, ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

9 Benefits of Supplementing Your Internal IT

Angela Wight
IT managers have a lot to focus on keeping their business technology running smoothly. They must respond quickly to help desk issues, monitor and update all technology systems, stay current with new technology solutions that can increase productivity and efficiency, and keep their skills sharp when it comes to cyber security. If the IT manager has staff, they also need to hire, train, and manage the team. All of that is a lot of responsibility!
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Topics: Owners & Managers, IT Support

What is a VPN, and How Does it Work?

CoreTech Staff
Many companies have been working remotely for over a year now—some with no plan to return to the office. As others plan to return to normal, others still are getting the best of both worlds with a hybrid approach. No matter what work model your office adopts, security is still a crucial component of your company’s technology setup. As part of their security efforts, many companies use VPNs for their employees to connect to the office network.
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security

7 Habits to Keep Your Business Cyber Safe

Camryn Mottl
According to the University of Maryland, an average of 2,244 cyber attacks occur daily. That’s one attack every 30 seconds. With the gradual sophistication of attacks, it is important to train your staff on what to watch out for. Firewalls, email spam filtering, multi-factor authentication (MFA), endpoint protection, and backups do their job, but, in the end, training employees is the best way to keep your business safe from a cyber attack.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, The Workplace

The Difference Between RaaS, Ransomware 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0

Camryn Mottl
Ransomware has maintained the boogeyman title of cyber security for nearly three decades, growing steadily as its target expanded from individuals to corporations to government facilities and education. Since its creation, hackers have sophisticated ransomware attacks on a database, creating multiple versions to fit whatever objective they try to achieve.
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Topics: Data Breach, Network Security