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

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Secure Your Inbox With These 3 Steps

CoreTech Staff
Consider this. More than 90% of targeted attacks start with email. If the typical office worker receives an average of 121 emails per day, and 1 out of every 101 emails are malicious, chances are that your employees will come face-to-face with emails containing malware or social engineering scams. The top three most common themes of malicious emails are Billing/Invoicing, Package Delivery, and Scanned Documents. Since businesses can’t very well stop communicating via email, they need to take ...
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Why Your Small Business Should Care About Malware

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Talking about the dangers associated with a malware infection can feel abstract for those who have never experienced it firsthand. To some, it may seem like a vague concept, not something that really requires you to take action. Most small business owners feel that it’s not going to happen to them and they have more pressing matters to attend to. However, they don’t usually realize that there's a cyber attack every 39 seconds. and the damage malware can cause to an unprepared business can shut ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers

Why Does Your SMB Need a PC Lifecycle Management Plan (PCLM)?

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Creating a Technology Lifecycle Management (TLM) Plan is good way to plan ahead for technology upgrades that: work within your budget process suit your company needs
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Topics: Equipment Purchases

Does your Omaha business need a firewall?

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Do you lock your front door? I assume your answer is yes. Just as you lock your front door to keep intruders out and your valuables in, you should do the same to keep your company’s data secure. Your company’s version of a deadbolt is called a firewall and it is one of the best ways to keep your data safe. What is a firewall? A firewall is a security system that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and controls. It permits or blocks traffic based on predetermined security rules. ...
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Topics: Security Threats

Dark Web, Deep Web -- What's the difference?

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So how many of you watched the series CSI: Cyber before it was cancelled? Like many other detective dramas, they often talked about the “DARK WEB” (dramatic music playing in background). Sounds scary, right?? Then they throw in the term “Deep Web” to really confuse us. Although I have begun to grasp the idea of what the Dark Web is, there is still a bit of mystery to it. What I do know is that when my data was stolen from a large insurance firm I was told that my personal information was being ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

Arm Your Employees With These 5 Key IT Security Basics

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There are numerous ways owners and managers protect their company from IT security threats.   Hopefully you recognize some of these security solutions which include:
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

How to Deal With Overwhelming Email Inboxes After Vacation

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So, you have just gotten home from a very relaxing, much needed vacation.  You feel great! The work tension in your body is gone, and you feel fully relaxed and at ease. On Monday you walk into your office, still thinking of the beautiful scenery you’ve just encountered. You turn on your PC, open Outlook and, just like that, the relaxed feeling is gone, completely vaporized in a moment. What looks like a thousand emails have piled up in your inbox. Some of them may be junk, but there are others ...
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Topics: Staff Training

How to Make Working from Home (WFH) Easy and Productive

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As many businesses can attest, working from home - at least to some extent - isn't going away anytime soon. And with today's technology, there are so many different avenues to tap, meaning your office can make working from home easy and productive!
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Topics: Staff Training, Owners & Managers

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 will arrive later this month! Get in on the advance details here.

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It's always exciting when a new gadget hits the market, especially one that's so useful.  We don't normally highlight product releases, however I know that many of you are interested in technology tools for your business, so here it is. I sat in on a technology webinar conference today and they happened to have a Surface product release launch. I admit, I was impressed! Released with Windows 10 Pro installed, the Surface Pro 4 is slightly larger than the 3 at 12.3 inches, however thinner, ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers