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Technology Unwrapped

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

Understanding New Policy Changes Shaping IT Security

Chris Vilim
Cybercrime has become one of the greatest threats to modern businesses. As the prevalence of malicious cyber activity continues to increase, so does its toll on companies. In fact, it is estimated that cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. Regulatory and governing entities are starting to take notice as they begin to enact new rules and regulations to keep this type of crime at bay. With these new policy changes in place, it is possible that your organization may be ...
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Topics: Network Security, Law

Managed Backups: Why Your Business Needs Them

Wynn Obermeyer
Your company’s data is important, and having adequate backups is a critical part of keeping that data protected. Whether it be a hardware failure or cyber attack, when disaster strikes, your business will come to a halt unless you have the proper plans and data backups in place. Managed backup solutions provided by a managed service provider (MSP) are one of the best ways to ensure that your organization has secure and reliable access to your data when the unexpected occurs. 
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Topics: Cloud, Technology Planning

Protecting Your Business Using Managed IT Security Services

Chris Vilim
Nearly 70 percent of small businesses have experienced some form of cyber attack, and nearly 60 percent have experienced a data breach in the last year. While these statistics are certainly alarming, what’s more alarming is that about half of small businesses have little to no understanding of how to protect their companies against cyber security threats.  That’s where managed IT security services come in. A robust and effective IT security strategy requires numerous tools, and most small to ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

How a Cloud-Based Phone System Generates a Positive ROI

Chris Vilim
A cloud-based (hosted) business phone system can provide a number of benefits compared to traditional on-premise solutions. Not only does a cloud-hosted phone system offer numerous useful features, but it also comes with significant cost savings. While saving money might be what sparked your initial interest in this type of phone system for your business, let’s talk about what you get for the money you do put into your cloud-hosted system.
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Topics: Cloud, Phone Systems

Is That Email Really From UPS? Or is it a Phishing Email?

Alyssa Sisco
‘Tis the season for online shopping. As the volume of online sales increases, so do the frequency of phishing emails disguised as popular online retailers and delivery services. It’s important to remember that a cyber criminal’s goal is to get you to click before you consider the possibility that the email you’ve received could be fraudulent. This is why it’s important to take the time to really look at emails before clicking any links or downloading attachments — especially if an email is ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

Which IT Services Can Be Outsourced?

Chris Vilim
Do you find that your IT manager spends more time putting out fires than working on proactive tasks? It can be easy for IT managers to get overwhelmed when they try to handle all aspects of technology for a small business without the help of managed IT services. Many IT professionals are trying to stay up to date with the latest trends and security issues, all while managing the day-to-day IT operations of a small to midsize business. When they try to
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Topics: Owners & Managers

What are your business goals for 2020?

Alyssa Sisco
As we get closer to the end of 2019 you may have already begun planning for the new year. Has your team started discussing where you would like to see your business go and establishing a road map to guide you there? Have you put thought to how technology could be used to advance your business goals? When you work with CoreTech as your Managed Service Provider (MSP), you’re not just hiring someone to fix your technology when it breaks, you’re investing in a partner who assists in aligning your ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning

5 Ways Cloud Storage Can Benefit Your Business

Chris Vilim
Due to the ease and efficiency it brings to businesses of all sizes, cloud storage has become a popular alternative to storing data on a physical on-site server. In fact, the cloud computing industry is expected to reach $150 billion by the end of 2020. With so many business owners deciding cloud storage is right for their organizations, there must be some compelling reasons to migrate. Read on to discover what benefits can cloud storage technology provide to small and midsize businesses like ...
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Topics: Cloud, Trends

Navigating the Mitel Connect Desktop App

James Thompson
Mitel phones are a great fit for any small to midsize business. However, with all the features included on the desktop phones themselves, the Mitel Connect application can often get overlooked. The Mitel Connect app is available for your PC as well as your cell phone and can be used with both the Cloud and on-premise platforms. With this application, managing your desk phone could not be any easier. The connect app (AKA connect client) acts as an extension of your desk phone. Having the app on ...
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Topics: Cloud, Phone Systems

Mobile Device Management Is the Solution You Need for Mobile Workers

Wynn Obermeyer
In just the past few years, the way employees use mobile devices in the workplace has significantly shifted. The popularity of remote work options and the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) programs have increased. Whether employees are using their own mobile device or a company-owned device, they can enjoy the flexibility and ease of working remotely, while employers benefit from increased productivity and efficiency. However, as more companies embrace employee mobility, they also need ...
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Topics: Trends, Network Security