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Technology Unwrapped

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

Does Your Business Need IT Consulting?

Chris Vilim
Many small business owners consider IT consulting simply as a “nice to have” service for those with extra money in their IT budgets. But the truth is that, while these services weren’t a necessity in the past, they have become more important for small and midsize businesses that want to remain secure and competitive in today’s tech-driven marketplace.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Technology Planning

6 Steps to Maintain a Better Screen-Life Balance

Lori Mahoney
Have you ever really sat down and calculated how much time you spend on your smart phone, tablet or computer? Just as you need work-life balance to prevent stress, you should also consider your screen-life balance.
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Topics: Trends

What is Microsoft Azure and what can it do for Your Business?

Waheed Bhatti
You may have heard Azure mentioned in the news or from an IT colleague, but what is it? And how does it benefit your business? Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform, and it is continually expanding its large set of cloud services that helps your organization meet current and future business challenges. It gives you the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive global network, using your favorite tools and frameworks.
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products

17 Essentials for an Efficient At-Home Office [+Free Infographic]

Bill Weber
Don’t underestimate what you need when you begin setting up your home office. Sometimes we don’t even realize all that we need or what will give us the most efficiency as we are in a rush to get home and get working.    If you’re struggling with setting up an efficient at-home office, you can use our checklist of 17 essential items. It is a well-rounded, yet streamlined list of what you’ll likely wind up needing at some point during your time as a remote worker during the coronavirus ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, The Workplace, Technology Planning

What is a Managed Firewall? And Why Hire an IT Provider to Purchase It?

Chris Vilim
A firewall is an essential part of any business IT system. This physical piece of hardware secures your access to the internet, helping prevent unauthorized and malicious users from accessing your system and files. In the past, businesses worried about external actors gaining access to their systems. Today, it is just as important for businesses to make sure that the people within their organization are using the internet securely.
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Is Your Omaha Organization Prepared to Work Remotely due to COVID-19?

Kaitlin Schneider
The novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, continues to spread, and cases are continuing to sprout up in the Omaha and Lincoln area. Already, countless events—including major economic stimulators like the College World Series—and have been postponed or cancelled, and many of the city’s largest organizations are preparing to join others in this unprecedented adoption of remote working.
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

7 Tax Season Cyber Threats and How You Can Stay Safe

Kaitlin Schneider
Tax season 2020 is well underway, and that means cyber scammers are out in full force, making more and more attempts to access personal information and accounts. Cyber threats are intense year-round, but the threats ramp up in the February-April time period. Nobody wants to add another item to their list of things to get done during tax season, but now, more than ever, is the time to stay safe and secure. To make sure that you’re aware of the many virtual dangers that surface regularly during ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends, Finance

Are You Taking Advantage of All 365 Has to Offer?

Kaitlin Schneider
Many businesses use Microsoft Office 365 to simplify and improve the way their teams work both individually and together. But with so many apps and features, some teams may not be taking advantage of everything that 365 has to offer. The software provides numerous ways to increase productivity, but some of those features are well-hidden. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace

Quick Tip: Are Your Documents Auto-saving to OneDrive?

Chris Vilim
Microsoft strives to make it easier for you to save Office 365 files and documents to the cloud, simplifying your storage solutions and making your data available from anywhere with a reliable Internet connection. Microsoft does this through OneDrive, their integrated cloud storage solution. And while it can be a handy tool, using OneDrive can sometimes inadvertently change some of your default settings. Are your documents not saving where you would like them to? You can easily change your ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Getting the Most out of Managed IT Security Services

Chris Vilim
It takes more than just a firewall or antivirus software to protect your business from today’s more sophisticated cyber threats. If you want to reduce your risk of attack, you need to have a layered security solution that works to protect your networks, devices and data from every vantage point.
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Topics: Network Security, Technology Planning