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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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End unproductive meetings

Brooke Nielsen
According to Inc.com, we spend more than $37 billion dollars every year on unproductive meetings. In fact, the majority of meetings are considered to be unproductive failures. Stop wasting your time, money, energy, and resources. Help your business by learning three causes of failed meetings and tips to increase productivity.
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Topics: The Workplace

Growing your business with virtual reality

Brooke Nielsen
Growing your business with virtual reality Imagine the day that businesses can step into the virtual reality (VR) world. Surgery centers being able to visualize operations, trucking companies being able to train employees without a vehicle, and furniture companies allowing consumers to visualize the placement of items in their home before buying. You no longer need to imagine that day – we’re here! From the healthcare field to farm equipment manufacturers, businesses are incorporating virtual ...
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Topics: Trends

Meet the Team

Brooke Nielsen
What is your role here at CoreTech? I am the Director of Marketing and Communications. I oversee a variety of marketing activities including planning, website & blog management, prospect & client communications, and content development. I also assist with internal staff training and have recently started overseeing the purchasing department. How did you get started here? I started at CoreTech in January of 2010. I had previously spent 10 years working in marketing for the architecture and ...
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Topics: Our Company

Why criminals target small businesses

Brooke Nielsen
As a small to midsize business (SMB), cybercriminals would never take interest in our organization, right? – Wrong! In recent years, smaller businesses have become the focal point of hackers interests. In fact, just last year it was reported that 43% of worldwide cyber attacks were against small businesses with less than 250 employees. These attacks usually involve hack attacks, ransomware, denial of service attack, or CEO fraud. With fewer day-to-day operations and smaller pay offs than larger ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach

August Quick Tip

Brooke Nielsen
Organize your notes with OneNote 2016! OneNote is a digital note taking application that allows users to take notes in a free form or more organized manner, depending on their style. Notes taken here can easily be located, reorganized, printed, and shared between users. Using OneNote, users are also able to simply add drawings, screen clippings, audio clips, and even handwritten notes using a stylist. Notes saved in OneNote can then be found on any device, making them more accessible and ...
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Topics: Staff Training

Meet the team

Brooke Nielsen
Working here since June 2000, Joel has been with CoreTech for 16 years and from the beginning of our company. He started out as a Systems Administrator, but as the company grew, new areas of business were needed. Joel is currently our Systems Engineer and Engineering Team Lead. I got the chance to sit down with him to find out more about himself.   What is your role here at CoreTech? I am a Network Engineer and the Engineering Team Lead for CoreTech. I design and spec new servers and network ...
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Topics: Our Company

Top 5 IT service desk requests and self-help resolutions

Brooke Nielsen
Have you had problems with your e-mail not working or programs freezing on you? If so, you’re not alone. IT help desks are hit with these questions every day. Discovering what the top IT service desk requests are cannot only help an employee modify their work methods, but it can also help the end user to understand the commonality of their problems. Here is a list of the top 5 common service requests and some useful resolutions.
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How to organize your inbox with search folders

Brooke Nielsen
Save time searching for e-mails by creating custom search folders that include your specified criteria!   Isolating messages with key phrases or peoples’ names can save the time and hassle of searching. Search folders continually gather messages using your specified criteria, and now you can view all of these messages in one place, even if they are filed in various folders.   For example, if your folder seeks messages regarding a person, topic or specific email (whether they are from that ...
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Topics: Staff Training

BEC fraud: The threat you can't afford to ignore

Brooke Nielsen
Business E-mail Compromise (BEC), commonly known as “CEO fraud,” is a rapidly increasing concern affecting companies’ financial and data security today. What exactly is BEC? It has been defined as a scam that targets businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly use wire transfer payments. Scammers skillfully gain access to and impersonate company executives, attorneys, or suppliers through e-mails to fraudulently authorize the transfer of company funds. Payments ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Data Breach

Don't let USB flash drives ruin your day

Brooke Nielsen
Recently, the American Dental Association (ADA) has fallen victim to a security breach by mailing out malware infected flash drives. The drives were supposed to contain “Dental Procedure Codes,” to be shared with and utilized by dental offices nationwide. After receiving the media, some recipients were directed to a site that was frequently associated with malware. This incident is just one example of how susceptible USB flash drives are to viruses. Imagine how many times you’ve plugged your ...
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Topics: Security Threats