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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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Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your IT Vendor Management

Chris Vilim
Vendors provide a lot of vital services to small businesses, such as internet access, financial operations, copier services, telephone systems, software solutions and much more. However, coordinating your infrastructure, software, equipment and other components can be time consuming and confusing, especially if you don’t have technical experience in those categories. 
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Topics: Technology Planning, IT Support

Business Continuity Planning: What to Know

Chris Vilim
Although it may not be at the forefront of day-to-day business procedures, knowing how to respond in the event of natural disasters, security breaches or server failures remains a vital part of all business operations. Every organization must have a business continuity plan in place for backup and recovery in order to reduce downtime and customer interruptions. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning

How MSPs Stay on Top of the Latest Trends in IT Security

Chris Vilim
Cyber criminals spend their days and nights trying to circumvent layers of security measures in order to steal your personal information and private data.  In order to thwart their attacks before they start, we at CoreTech stay continuously vigilant — which means we stay on top of the latest trends in IT security. 
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Top Advantages of Managed IT Security, According to Business Leaders

Chris Vilim
Handling the daily operations of your organization is already more than enough to have on your plate, and that doesn’t take into consideration all of the IT security requirements your business needs.  By engaging an IT service provider, you put those tasks in the hands of professionals, leaving you more time and energy to focus on serving your clients. Of course, that’s just one of the many advantages of managed IT security, according to business leaders in the cyber security industry. Below, ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Outsourced IT

Best Cloud Computing Solutions for Small Business in 2020

Chris Vilim
Operating a business in the 21st century demands cutting-edge technology to keep up with an ever-changing work environment. Today’s cloud computing solutions for small businesses continue to become more sophisticated to meet user needs and accessibility.  To make the most of the benefits of cloud computing, consider incorporating these four cloud computing solutions into your day-to-day business operations. 
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products, Phone Systems

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