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Technology Unwrapped

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

Chris Vilim

Chris Vilim
President, Chris Vilim, and his team at CoreTech are celebrating 19 years in business. With 25+ years of experience, Chris’s background includes project management, business process analysis, technology systems engineering, cloud technology design & implementation, and business oversight.

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Refresh Your Technology With These 4 Considerations

Chris Vilim
With the click of a button, technology streamlines business operations that can save time, energy, and money. To take technology further, there comes a time when every business needs to take inventory of what they use, and how they can upgrade outdated technology to produce more and faster.
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, Phone Systems, Manufacturing, Outsourced IT

Is Your Business Preparing for a Recession? 7 Technology Tips

Chris Vilim
According to the CNBC-SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey, more than 80% of small business owners expect a recession as interest rates rise to reduce inflation around the nation. Whether Omaha businesses experience a recession or not, we wanted to offer six valuable suggestions when you find yourself making decisions that impact your company and technology.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Finance, Technology Planning, Outsourced IT, Disaster Recovery

How to Leverage Technology to Improve Your Customer Experience

Chris Vilim
Companies with a customer service mindset drive revenue 4-8% higher than their competitors, according to Forbes. Great customer experiences lead to more referrals and consequently more business. Technology advancements can either add to or subtract from your CX. We will cover practical ways that your business can have an impact on positive customer service. If you are a small business, take a look at these areas to improve communication, streamline, and tackle the challenges that you may be ...
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Topics: Technology Planning, Outsourced IT, IT Support

How Much Should I Spend on Cybersecurity?

Chris Vilim
With the growing incidence of ransomware attacks on small businesses, securing IT networks has become more important than ever. However, small businesses aren’t sure how much they should spend on cybersecurity. The uncertainty is valid because different factors come into play. From the regulations a business must abide by, how vulnerable certain industries are to bad actors,  the number and diversity of devices to secure, to the available budget for IT as a whole. All of these factors explain ...
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7 Technology Challenges SMBs Will Face in Late 2021

Chris Vilim
The world is reopening, and it has brought up several new technology challenges. Businesses are making intentional decisions about: Where and how they do their best work How to keep their systems secure How to keep them operational How to keep employees happy Here’s what I anticipate as the seven greatest challenges for SMBs throughout the rest of 2021.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

What Can We Learn From the New Executive Order on Cyber Security?

Chris Vilim
SolarWinds, the Microsoft Exchange Server hack, and now the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, among scores of other cyber security attacks and breaches, have led to President Joe Biden passing an executive order (EO) on cyber security.   This executive order, while not asking anything revolutionary, is a step in the right direction for our federal government, and many SMBs should take note of the items emphasized to better protect their own data and IT systems from the increasingly complex ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

How to Evaluate a Prospective IT Service Provider’s Quality of Service

Chris Vilim
Organizations have to be proactive in securing their data as well as customers’ data from online hazards. Problems such as bots, ransomware and identity theft plague the internet and endanger sensitive information as well as the reputation of businesses each day. IT services are key to running a secure business that your customers can trust.  However, searching for and evaluating quality IT service providers can be a massive task for businesses, small or large. Here, we provide information and ...
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Topics: Technology Planning, IT Support

Is Your Omaha or Lincoln Company in Growth Mode? 5 Tips for Scaling IT

Chris Vilim
Omaha is home to over 45,000 businesses, and it’s not surprising, considering we enjoy a winning combination of moderate taxes, low cost of living and high quality of life. In fact, more than 20 Omaha businesses are among the 5,000 fastest growing businesses in the nation. Meanwhile, with Lincoln making “top 10 cities” lists for Business Climate and Best Cities for Young Professionals, and even #1 Happiest Cities, we are certainly primed for more economic growth in Nebraska. Your technology ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning, IT Support

Top 10 Questions to Ask During Your Microsoft Teams Setup

Chris Vilim
Microsoft Teams is garnering a lot of attention right now for its video conference and communication capabilities. However, this chat-based workspace within Office 365 offers much more than virtual meetings.  To leverage Microsoft Teams services for your organization, it’s important to learn the ins and outs of the platform first, so you can customize it to your needs.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Technology Planning

How to Evaluate Cloud Hosted Solutions for Your Business

Chris Vilim
While many technology experts tout the varied benefits of cloud-hosted solutions, the cloud is not a one-size-fits all option for every business. Whether you’re looking at new cloud applications or are considering a move to hosted servers, it’s important to evaluate each solution’s capabilities to determine if it fits with your business needs. 
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Topics: Cloud