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Technology Unwrapped

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

Alyssa Sisco

Alyssa Sisco

As a Marketing Coordinator at CoreTech, Alyssa Sisco supports client communication efforts, and is responsible for creation of content assets, enCore newsletter, and spreading the word about CoreTech's services.
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Meet the Team: Barry Stackhouse

Alyssa Sisco
Say hello to Barry! As an IT Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the technology needs of a handful of clients. He manages tickets and projects for his clients and provides support and services when they affect a larger group of users or a business as a whole. Barry and his wife have four kids themselves and a very large extended family. They recently hosted Thanksgiving at their house for more than 50 people! For some more interesting facts about Barry, check out his video!
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Topics: Our Company

Monitor internal threats with Cyber Hawk

Alyssa Sisco
Let’s say you eat healthy, exercise, drink water, get eight hours of sleep every night, take vitamins and get your flu shot. Can you be 100% certain that you’re not going to get the flu this year? No. But each step you take towards being healthy, strengthens your immune system and lowers your risk of getting sick. In IT, we call this a layered approach. There is no one tool you can use to guarantee your business’s safety from a cyber-attack, but you can take multiple tools and put them together ...
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Topics: Network Security

The risks of unpatched applications and unsupported equipment

Alyssa Sisco
Everyday more technology processes are automated, saving us from performing tedious tasks over and over. However, the technology that helps us and makes our lives easier is also used by hackers and cybercriminals to take advantage of us. Hackers use automation to build bots that continuously search the internet for unpatched and vulnerable devices to infect. In fact, almost 30% of all internet traffic is made up of bad bots such as hacking tools, impersonators, scrapers and spammers. Once a ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Equipment Purchases, Network Security

Meet the Team: Tim Albertus

Alyssa Sisco
Have you met Tim? As a Systems Engineer, he spends most of his time building infrastructure and also handles a lot of the behind-the-scenes network maintenance that allows our clients to get their jobs done, in the most efficient ways for them. Additionally, for someone who works on complex, difficult issues all day, he likes to keep a balance by being a bit of a jokester and adorning his cubical in Lego figurines. Get to know Tim by checking out his video!
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Topics: Our Company

Prices increasing on technology equipment with new tariffs in place

Alyssa Sisco
On September 24th, President Trump deployed 10 percent tariffs on roughly $200 billion worth of products from China. The tariffs are set to increase again to 25 percent on January 1st. These tariffs are now increasing the cost of consumer goods across many industries in the U.S. and are expected to continue to rise. Predictably, the technology industry is no exception to these price increases.
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What options do I have for using the cloud?

Alyssa Sisco
Deciding on the best cloud solution for your business requires you to really understand all of your options. But there are a lot of different terms that get thrown around when discussing the cloud. In order to be an active participant in the discussion and decision-making process, it’s important to be familiar with your options and understand the costs and benefits of each. Use this guide to get the basics down, and then reach out to us with questions you may have.
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Topics: Cloud, Owners & Managers

Meet the Team: Bill Weber

Alyssa Sisco
Meet one of our newest recruits, Bill! He has taken on the role of IT Manager and works with clients to see how we can use technology to add value to their environment, while ensuring that projects are getting done right, on-time and on-budget. Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with his family, whether it be by having dinner together, finding things to do around town, or even traveling to Italy. Get to know Bill by watching our latest Meet the Team video!
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Topics: Our Company

How to enable LastPass autofill on your phone (iOS & Android)

Alyssa Sisco
Once you start using LastPass, you don't want to stop using it. Yes, it's that helpful! The autofill feature makes it incredibly easy to log in to any account, while keeping your usernames and passwords secure. But did you know you can also use it on your phone? LastPass features allow you to not only log in to online accounts, but also log in to smartphone applications. Follow these steps to enable autofill on your Android and iOS devices.
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Topics: Staff Training

How to keep your business secure while allowing staff to work remotely

Alyssa Sisco
With the right company culture and technology tools, it’s possible to work effectively and efficiently while outside of the office. Given access to email, chat, video conferencing, cloud collaboration tools, and more, there aren’t a lot of office jobs that can’t be done off-site. Studies show that flexible work options reduce turnover, improve morale and to top it all off, over two-thirds of employers report increased productivity among their telecommuters. Taking all this into consideration, ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Trends, Network Security

Meet the Team: Sue Sims

Alyssa Sisco
Meet Sue Sims! She is a Unified Communications (UC) Engineer. Sue programs most of the phone systems that come from us and puts together the user-guides/manuals that clients receive with their new phone systems. She also helps with the cut-over for larger jobs where we transition a whole business from an old system to a new one. Read on to learn more about one of our outstanding UC Engineers! What do you like most about your job? I like that I never get to a point where I know everything. I ...
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Topics: Our Company