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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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What Your Small Business Needs to Know About the Future of Managed IT Services

Chris Vilim
Whether you are currently working with a managed service provider (MSP) or you plan to work with one in the future, it’s important to understand how MSPs are evolving to provide more secure, efficient and productive IT services for small business. Understanding the future of managed IT services will help your small business prepare for changes that may affect you. Here’s what small business owners need to know about the future of managed IT and IT service providers.
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Topics: Technology Planning

7 Ways to Get the Most Value from Your Managed IT Services Contract

Chris Vilim
Managed service providers (MSPs) can provide a lot of value for companies that need outsourced IT support. A managed IT services contract details the ongoing services the MSP will provide to the company. And, while these service contracts offer a range of benefits for organizations, not every business is getting the full value from their contract.  Below, we’ll detail how you can get the most value from your MSP contract, as well as discuss signs that your MSP is helping you get your money’s ...
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Topics: Technology Planning

Questions You Need to Ask When Interviewing an IT Security Consulting Firm

Chris Vilim
A layered approach to cyber security is more secure, but it is also more complex. If you do not have adequate resources or team members with IT security experience, the best way you can protect your business from security threats is by hiring a managed service provider (MSP) for IT security. A managed IT security provider has the knowledge, experience and resources to help keep your business protected from cyber security threats.
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Topics: Network Security, Technology Planning

3 Benefits of Network Monitoring for Better Security and Performance

Chris Vilim
A network outage causes downtime that can significantly impact your company’s bottom line. Not only do performance issues impact business productivity, but if they are tied to security issues, there may be more at stake — like your company’s data and reputation. That’s why network monitoring is a necessity for any small to midsize business. With a network monitoring solution in place, your business can stay ahead of performance or security issues and fix them before they become a bigger ...
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Topics: Network Security

Understanding New Policy Changes Shaping IT Security

Chris Vilim
Cybercrime has become one of the greatest threats to modern businesses. As the prevalence of malicious cyber activity continues to increase, so does its toll on companies. In fact, it is estimated that cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. Regulatory and governing entities are starting to take notice as they begin to enact new rules and regulations to keep this type of crime at bay. With these new policy changes in place, it is possible that your organization may be ...
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Topics: Network Security, Law

Protecting Your Business Using Managed IT Security Services

Chris Vilim
Nearly 70 percent of small businesses have experienced some form of cyber attack, and nearly 60 percent have experienced a data breach in the last year. While these statistics are certainly alarming, what’s more alarming is that about half of small businesses have little to no understanding of how to protect their companies against cyber security threats.  That’s where managed IT security services come in. A robust and effective IT security strategy requires numerous tools, and most small to ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

How a Cloud-Based Phone System Generates a Positive ROI

Chris Vilim
A cloud-based (hosted) business phone system can provide a number of benefits compared to traditional on-premise solutions. Not only does a cloud-hosted phone system offer numerous useful features, but it also comes with significant cost savings. While saving money might be what sparked your initial interest in this type of phone system for your business, let’s talk about what you get for the money you do put into your cloud-hosted system.
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Topics: Cloud, Phone Systems

Which IT Services Can Be Outsourced?

Chris Vilim
Do you find that your IT manager spends more time putting out fires than working on proactive tasks? It can be easy for IT managers to get overwhelmed when they try to handle all aspects of technology for a small business without the help of managed IT services. Many IT professionals are trying to stay up to date with the latest trends and security issues, all while managing the day-to-day IT operations of a small to midsize business. When they try to
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Topics: Owners & Managers

5 Ways Cloud Storage Can Benefit Your Business

Chris Vilim
Due to the ease and efficiency it brings to businesses of all sizes, cloud storage has become a popular alternative to storing data on a physical on-site server. In fact, the cloud computing industry is expected to reach $150 billion by the end of 2020. With so many business owners deciding cloud storage is right for their organizations, there must be some compelling reasons to migrate. Read on to discover what benefits can cloud storage technology provide to small and midsize businesses like ...
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Topics: Cloud, Trends

Improve Password Security with These Easy Solutions

Chris Vilim
Most business owners and managers understand the important role that secure passwords play in protecting business data and accounts from being compromised. When you consider that business technology users maintain an average of 191 passwords, it only makes sense that not every organization wants to take on the considerable feat of ensuring their staff create unique and complex passwords for every application and account they have access to. Nevermind regularly updating all those passwords every ...
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace, Network Security