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Technology Unwrapped

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

Microsoft Teams Guide

Kaitlin Schneider
Microsoft Teams Guide A chat-based work space within Office 365, Microsoft Teams brings together people, ideas and conversations for easy collaboration throughout any office. As more workplaces incorporate remote working, the benefits of Microsoft Teams make it easier than ever to get everyone on the same page. To make the most of Microsoft Teams for your business, learn the Microsoft Teams basics from our group team of Microsoft Teams consulting experts. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products

6 Cyber Security Risks Internet of Things (IoT) Poses to Your Organization

Kaitlin Schneider
Smart devices have nearly become necessities in our lives. They are helpful in staying organized or connected to your employees.  There are billions of devices connected to the Internet, and that number doesn’t just refer to computers, laptops, and mobile phones. No, in this case, I am referring to the Internet of Things (IoT).   While beneficial in many ways, IoT also presents considerable risk to your organization’s cyber security. In today’s article, we’ll explain 6 of those risks in greater ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

Take Charge of Your Microsoft Teams Activity Feed with Filtering

Kaitlin Schneider
If your company uses Microsoft Teams, you’re likely part of numerous Teams and channels within the application.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products

6 Motivations of Cyber Criminals

Kaitlin Schneider
If you’ve read about recent cyber attacks in the news, you might be wondering why cyber criminals try to hack into other systems and what motivates them.   If you can understand some of their motivations a little more clearly, along with who is most likely to be targeting your specific organization, you can bolster your defenses and be ready for whatever the threat landscape throws your way.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Need an Outsourced IT Provider? What to Know About Managed Services vs. IT Projects

Damon Hagerty
Staying on top of your technology needs is crucial to running your business, but it can be a complex and time consuming undertaking. Purchasing new equipment, updating your software, addressing security concerns — taking on the full responsibility of managing all these tasks without in-depth knowledge or broad technical experience is a real challenge for many small businesses. 
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Topics: Outsourced IT

Scam Alert: Keep an Eye Out During the 2021 Tax Season

Kaitlin Schneider
Normally, tax season is a special occasion for cyber criminals to ramp up their scam efforts, but cyber scams have been consistent throughout the last year due to the political climate, the pandemic and now, the distribution of a vaccine.   Throw in tax season, and hackers have considerable fodder for numerous cyber scams.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends, Finance

Stay Alert to Compromised Credentials with Dark Web Monitoring

Alyssa Sisco
Do you know if your CEO’s email username and password are being sold on the dark web right now? How would you? Eventually, you’ll find out when you have to prevent finance from wiring a hacker - posing as your CEO - large sums of money. Or, you may find out after finance has already fallen for a CEO fraud phishing scam and wired a hacker money… But if there is a way for you to know when your CEO’s credentials are being sold in the first place, you can stop the scam before it even starts. Well, ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

How to Evaluate Cloud Hosted Solutions for Your Business

Chris Vilim
While many technology experts tout the varied benefits of cloud-hosted solutions, the cloud is not a one-size-fits all option for every business. Whether you’re looking at new cloud applications or are considering a move to hosted servers, it’s important to evaluate each solution’s capabilities to determine if it fits with your business needs. 
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Topics: Cloud

What to Look for in the Best Managed Backup Services

Chris Vilim
When disaster strikes your business — a security breach, failed server, or power outage — the fear of not being able to retrieve your data can be very real. That’s why having managed backup services should be an essential component of your IT solutions. With managed backups, you can access your network systems and get your business back up and running with minimal downtime. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning

How an MSP Can Help You Stay Up to Date on the Latest Cyber Security Trends – and Why It's Important

Frank
Keeping up with constantly evolving technology can feel like a full-time job. Every day, there are new updates regarding cyber security threats and solutions. In fact, there is so much information available, it’s virtually impossible to both run a business and stay up to date on all the latest technology news and cyber security updates.  That’s the reason many businesses partner with a managed services provider (MSP) that has a dedicated team of technology and cyber security experts.  An MSP ...
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