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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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The Benefits and Risks of Cloud Computing

Chris Vilim
With ever-changing technology and data, storing and maintaining information continues to present challenges for every business owner. This is especially true for businesses that operate on a mobile or remote basis, with employees in the field who are frequently needing to access and update data to collaborate with other team members. Cloud computing provides several advantages to a business environment, but it’s imperative to evaluate both the benefits and the risks involved to determine if the ...
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Topics: Cloud

6 Social Engineering Security Threats to Avoid During the COVID-19 Crisis

Chris Vilim
The COVID-19 crisis has been an extremely challenging time for most businesses. Business owners have struggled to cope with the rapid transition to remote work, fluctuating stay-at-home orders and potential damage of a struggling economy. Employees are doing their best to work in the midst of uncertainty, stress and distractions at home. Unfortunately, there will always be someone trying to profit off of a disaster, and that’s certainly true of threat actors behind cyber security attacks. ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Trends

Why the Right IT Security Strategy May Save You Money in the Long Run

Chris Vilim
By now, most business owners and IT managers understand the importance of a robust cyber security strategy. However, building those strategies, and keeping up with the latest tools and techniques, often requires an ongoing investment to combat the constant peppering of attacks on your organization. In fact, most CIOs now devote a large portion of their budget to cyber security spending.
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Technology Planning

How to Keep Business Data Secure While Employees Work from Home

Chris Vilim
Securing your company’s data while your employees are working on the other side of the corporate firewall requires investing in the right tools, establishing clear guidelines and training your staff to take initiative in matters of cyber security. You may feel as though you have less control over your data during this challenging time, but with the help of a managed services provider (MSP), you can protect your company from disastrous data breaches. Here are the basics of keeping your data safe ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

How to Get Your Business Ready for the Reopening Economy

Chris Vilim
Businesses have rapidly adjusted to COVID-19, finding ad hoc solutions to remain productive and profitable. But now that many companies are growing accustomed to the “new normal,” it’s time to start planning for the future.  While the pandemic may be temporary, there is no doubt that it will permanently change the American workforce, making it more flexible and open to technologies that foster collaboration and communication across distributed workers. In order to embrace these changes and ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

What Can Your Small Business Do Now to Secure Your IT Network?

Chris Vilim
Small businesses are often uniquely vulnerable to cyber threats due to limited resources and IT personnel. When a company is focused solely on day-to-day operations, it may lack the bandwidth to perform needed security checks and stay apprised of potential threats. But a strategic security plan, whether developed in-house or by a managed service provider (MSP), can prevent attacks and protect your business.  Here are a few important actions you can take now to secure your business’s network.
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Topics: Network Security, Alert

Does Your Business Need IT Consulting?

Chris Vilim
Many small business owners consider IT consulting simply as a “nice to have” service for those with extra money in their IT budgets. But the truth is that, while these services weren’t a necessity in the past, they have become more important for small and midsize businesses that want to remain secure and competitive in today’s tech-driven marketplace.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Technology Planning

What is a Managed Firewall? And Why Hire an IT Provider to Purchase It?

Chris Vilim
A firewall is an essential part of any business IT system. This physical piece of hardware secures your access to the internet, helping prevent unauthorized and malicious users from accessing your system and files. In the past, businesses worried about external actors gaining access to their systems. Today, it is just as important for businesses to make sure that the people within their organization are using the internet securely.
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Quick Tip: Are Your Documents Auto-saving to OneDrive?

Chris Vilim
Microsoft strives to make it easier for you to save Office 365 files and documents to the cloud, simplifying your storage solutions and making your data available from anywhere with a reliable Internet connection. Microsoft does this through OneDrive, their integrated cloud storage solution. And while it can be a handy tool, using OneDrive can sometimes inadvertently change some of your default settings. Are your documents not saving where you would like them to? You can easily change your ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Getting the Most out of Managed IT Security Services

Chris Vilim
It takes more than just a firewall or antivirus software to protect your business from today’s more sophisticated cyber threats. If you want to reduce your risk of attack, you need to have a layered security solution that works to protect your networks, devices and data from every vantage point.
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Topics: Network Security, Technology Planning