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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 ending up in the wrong hands. Destroying electronic ...
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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.   Identify your Stress   The only way to begin managing your stress is to first understand where it ...
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Topics: The Workplace

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 controller lets you explore new worlds, watch movies, and play games with you at the center of action. Second day of Technology Google Home Speaker – Buy Now As a voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant, ...
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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 monitoring our incoming board for service tickets, providing remote triage and support to our clienst, as well ...
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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 changes by businesses needs to be ...
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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 News Feed. Although there is a free trial period of 3 months, Workplace will charge a low price for each user ...
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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 back to find out what these individuals value in a ...
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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 the sales staff, as well as ordering and receiving the products. I also schedule meetings for the sales staff to ...
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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 by checking out the following infographic. Then, click the link today to continue on to ...
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Topics: The Workplace

Workstation popcorn: Could it solve your productivity problem?

Brooke Nielsen
Joel Runyon did an interesting study on a theory he has regarding productivity when working remotely or for yourself. His big idea revolves around the problem of motivating yourself to be productive when you don’t have a boss standing over your shoulder. So, instead of continuing to fall further and further behind, let’s explore his theory a bit. Like many other productivity how to’s, workstation popcorn begins by creating a list. Note everything you need to accomplish today, so that at the end ...
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Topics: The Workplace