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

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Destroying your electronic media

CoreTech Staff
The risks of not properly destroying electronic media, such as computer hard drives, video and audio tapes, etc. can include identity theft, possible HIPAA violations, loss of business reputation and client trust,  and more. Without destruction of these items that are filled with personal and company data, information could be sent to unintended recipients. Individuals, as well as businesses, have confidential information which they don’t want ending up in the wrong hands. Destroying electronic ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach

5 Strategies for Managing Stress in the Workplace

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For almost all of us, work is one of the biggest parts of our lives, and the stress in this environment can greatly impact our ability to do our jobs effectively. This stress can lead to negative relationships with our coworkers, and even health risks. Although some amount of stress is a good thing, it is important to maintain a healthy balance by efficiently managing our stress in the workplace.   Identify your Stress The only way to begin managing your stress is to first understand where it ...
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Topics: The Workplace

12 days of technology

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Buying gifts for the tech lover in your life doesn’t have to be difficult. Check out our list of technology that will surely delight and surprise your friends and family this holiday season.   First day of Technology Google Daydream View - Buy Now This Virtual Reality headset and controller lets you explore new worlds, watch movies, and play games with you at the center of action. Second day of Technology Google Home Speaker – Buy Now As a voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant, ...
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Topics: Trends

Outsmart cybercriminals with Windows 10

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2016 has seem some major data breaches. From 700 Snapchat employees having their personal information stolen in March, to Yahoo announcing in September that a hacker stole information from over 500 million accounts, cybercriminal activity is only growing. In fact, the average cost of data breaches per incident amounts to a shocking $3.5 million! Security vendors are indeed doing their best to keep up with new, more advanced threats, however adoption of changes by businesses needs to be ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

How to Attract Millennial Talent to Your SMB This Year

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Of the United States workforce, 56 million fall under the category of millennial.  That makes them one of the largest generational groups your business should be looking to hire. To find millennial talent, you need to look carefully at what they want most out of their career, including:  A need to grow A sense of purpose A coach or mentor-like relationship with their direct superior In addition to these intrinsic requirements, millennials also highly value a typical benefits package that ...
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Topics: The Workplace

Workplace productivity (infographic)

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$450-$550 billion is lost annually in the U.S. due to low productivity and employee engagement. Low productivity in the workplace can be caused by pesky distractions, failed meetings, poor weather, and a number of other factors. So what can we do? Luckily, high productivity is obtainable! To achieve productivity at work, first understand how much you and your company are losing in time, money, and energy by checking out the following infographic. Then, click the link today to continue on to ...
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Topics: The Workplace

Workstation popcorn: Could it solve your productivity problem?

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Joel Runyon did an interesting study on a theory he has regarding productivity when working remotely or for yourself. His big idea revolves around the problem of motivating yourself to be productive when you don’t have a boss standing over your shoulder. So, instead of continuing to fall further and further behind, let’s explore his theory a bit. Like many other productivity how to’s, workstation popcorn begins by creating a list. Note everything you need to accomplish today, so that at the end ...
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Topics: The Workplace

End unproductive meetings

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According to Inc.com, we spend more than $37 billion dollars every year on unproductive meetings. In fact, the majority of meetings are considered to be unproductive failures. Stop wasting your time, money, energy, and resources. Help your business by learning three causes of failed meetings and tips to increase productivity.
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Topics: The Workplace

Growing your business with virtual reality

CoreTech Staff
Growing your business with virtual reality Imagine the day that businesses can step into the virtual reality (VR) world. Surgery centers being able to visualize operations, trucking companies being able to train employees without a vehicle, and furniture companies allowing consumers to visualize the placement of items in their home before buying. You no longer need to imagine that day – we’re here! From the healthcare field to farm equipment manufacturers, businesses are incorporating virtual ...
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Topics: Trends

Why are Cyber Criminals More Likely to Target Small to Midsize Businesses?

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As a small to midsize business (SMB), cybercriminals would never take interest in our organization, right? – Wrong! In recent years, smaller businesses have become the focal point of hackers' interests. In fact, just last year it was reported that 43% of worldwide cyber attacks were against small businesses with less than 250 employees. These attacks usually involve hack attacks, ransomware, denial of service attack, or CEO fraud. With fewer day-to-day operations and smaller pay offs than ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach