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Technology Unwrapped

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

Brooke Nielsen

Brooke Nielsen

As a Marketing Intern at CoreTech, Brooke Nielsen supports client communication efforts, in addition to performing administrative duties that help the office run smoothly.

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Destroying your electronic media

Brooke Nielsen
The risks of not properly destroying electronic media, such as computer hard drives, video and audio tapes, etc. can include identity theft, possible HIPAA violations, loss of business reputation and client trust,  and more. Without destruction of these items that are filled with personal and company data, information could be sent to unintended recipients. Individuals, as well as businesses, have confidential information which they don’t want ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach

Managing your workplace stress

Brooke Nielsen
For almost all of us, work is one of the biggest parts of our lives, and the stress in this environment can greatly impact our ability to do our jobs effectively. This stress can lead to negative relationships with our coworkers, and even health risks. Although some amount of stress is a good thing, it is important to maintain a healthy balance by efficiently managing our stress in the workplace.
 
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Topics: The Workplace

Meet the Team

Brooke Nielsen
Ryan Poutre has been working in technology for 10 years, spending two years at WatchGuard Technologies, a threat management appliances manufacturer. I had the chance to meet with Ryan and learn a little more about him, his years in technology, and some interesting facts about himself!
 
What is your role at WatchGuard?
 
I work at WatchGuard as ...
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Topics: Our Company

12 days of technology

Brooke Nielsen
Buying gifts for the tech lover in your life doesn’t have to be difficult. Check out our list of technology that will surely delight and surprise your friends and family this holiday season.
 
First day of Technology

Google Daydream View - Buy Now

This Virtual Reality headset and ...
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Topics: Trends

Meet the Team

Brooke Nielsen

Working at CoreTech since September 2016, Esteban has just been with us a short time. He has, however, become an experienced tech by working in technology for over 13 years. This week, I had the chance to sit down with Esteban to learn a little more about him!

What is your role here at CoreTech?

I am a Systems Administrator here at CoreTech, on the IT operations team. My days are spent ...

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Topics: Our Company

Outsmart cybercriminals with Windows 10

Brooke Nielsen

2016 has seem some major data breaches. From 700 Snapchat employees having their personal information stolen in March, to Yahoo announcing in September that a hacker stole information from over 500 million accounts, cybercriminal activity is only growing. In fact, the average cost of data breaches per incident amounts to a shocking $3.5 million!

Security vendors are indeed doing their best to keep up with new, more advanced threats, however adoption of ...

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Topics: Microsoft Products

Recently in the news

Brooke Nielsen

“Workplace” by Facebook launches

On October 10th of this year, Facebook officially launched the long awaited social network for company use. “Workplace,” as it’s been named, is an ad-free platform that is separated from any personal Facebook accounts. This space allows every department and person in a company to connect through group discussions, phone and video calls, and personalized ...

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Topics: Trends

How to attract millennial talent to your workplace in 2016

Brooke Nielsen

Is putting forth the effort to attract and hire millennials worth it? If you knew they will make up half of the global workforce by 2020 would this influence your decision? It’s true, as more and more millennials are entering the workforce, it is important to understand how to interest and hang onto these valuable assets. So what is the best way to go about this?

Before we look at some things you can do to attract millennials, let’s take a step ...

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Topics: The Workplace

Meet the Team

Brooke Nielsen

Working here since June 2016, Lori is CoreTech's Sales Operations Coordinator. I had a chance to sit down with Lori to learn a little bit more about her and here is what I found out!

Tell me about your role at CoreTech?

As Sales Operations Coordinator, I am responsible for quoting and ordering maintenance support renewals for clients. This process involves quoting opportunities for ...

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Topics: Our Company

Workplace productivity (infographic)

Brooke Nielsen

$450-$550 billion is lost annually in the U.S. due to low productivity and employee engagement. Low productivity in the workplace can be caused by pesky distractions, failed meetings, poor weather, and a number of other factors.

So what can we do? Luckily, high productivity is obtainable! To achieve productivity at work, first understand how much you and your company are losing in time, money, and energy ...

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Topics: The Workplace