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

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What Options Do I Have for Using the Cloud?

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Deciding on the best cloud solution for your business requires you to really understand all of your options. But there are a lot of different terms that get thrown around when discussing the cloud. In order to be an active participant in the discussion and decision-making process, it’s important to be familiar with your options and understand the costs and benefits of each. Use this guide to get the basics down, and then reach out to us with questions you may have.
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Topics: Cloud, Owners & Managers

How to enable LastPass autofill on your phone (iOS & Android)

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Once you start using LastPass, you don't want to stop using it. Yes, it's that helpful! The autofill feature makes it incredibly easy to log in to any account, while keeping your usernames and passwords secure. But did you know you can also use it on your phone? LastPass features allow you to not only log in to online accounts, but also log in to smartphone applications. Follow these steps to enable autofill on your Android and iOS devices.
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Topics: Staff Training

How to Keep Your Business Secure while Allowing Staff to Work Remotely

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With the right company culture and technology tools, it’s possible to work effectively and efficiently while outside of the office. Given access to email, chat, video conferencing, cloud collaboration tools, and more, there aren’t a lot of office jobs that can’t be done off-site. Studies show that flexible work options reduce turnover, improve morale and to top it all off, over two-thirds of employers report increased productivity among their telecommuters. Taking all this into consideration, ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Trends, Network Security

Office 365 Migration

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Are you still working off an old in-house or hosted server for your email? If you haven’t already made the move to Office 365, it’s time you do. With the benefits far outweighing the costs, there’s no reason to keep your business in the past with outdated technology. Seriously – once you finally take the leap and make this change, your only regret will be not doing it sooner.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace

Are you an easy target for phishing scams?

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The sole objective of any phishing email is to trick you into clicking it. If you aren't vigilant, it can be easy to fall for. It doesn't matter who you are, how much money you have, or what company you work for, you can be targeted and it's important to know how to protect yourself. Since Amazon and Uber are so well-known and widely-used, cybercriminals have often chosen them to impersonate. Their aim? To lull you into a false sense of security at seeing the familiar brand name. With the ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Network Security

Get the most out of your phone system

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Just as your cell phone isn’t merely for making calls anymore, office phone systems now integrate with other parts of your business. That’s why this segment of technology isn’t simply about phone systems anymore, it’s now, unified communications (UC). UC works in conjunction with computers, cell phones, and other mobile devices, allowing you to do things like dial by clicking a number on your computer screen, sending voicemail messages via email, and allowing you to send text messages from your ...
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Topics: Phone Systems

Is Your Omaha Business Outgrowing Your Office Space?

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Are you a growing small or medium Omaha business? As your business gains traction and expands, you may find yourself running out of physical space for new hires or new equipment. Growing businesses often find that their current facility no longer provides the optimal infrastructure necessary to run their business productively. After all, buildings can only effectively support so many people and so much activity. What factors should you consider when deciding to move your office? Take a look at ...
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Topics: Local Omaha News

Is Your Business Taking A Proactive Approach to IT?

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Sitting around and waiting for bad things to happen is not a recommended strategy for any aspect of life, so why take that course of action when it comes to your IT network? Stay on top of your network’s health with preventative scans and proactive measures. They'll keep your system running efficiently. Trying to fix every little bump or disruption after it occurs is a lot more time consuming than running automated, preventative scans. Often, they identify the root cause of issues, sometimes ...
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Topics: Network Security

Your First Line of Defense: Firewalls

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Why do you need so many different pieces of software and hardware to keep your network safe? Of course you want to keep your data secure, but why can’t there be a one-size-fits-all solution that protects you from every threat imaginable? That would certainly simplify things, however with the expanse of the web and the continual chain of ever-evolving threats, it's essential that we guard our business with a multi-layered line of defense. This approach ensures that if a new threat is able to ...
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Topics: Network Security

What Does A Typical Cybercrime Operation Look Like?

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Erase the stereotypical image of a lone, hooded man sitting in a dark room, stealing information to exploit for money. Cybercrime has become a well-oiled machine comprised of networks of organized tiers. In essence an unethical, service-based corporation, everyone has a specific job that contributes to the success of the business. Some cybercriminals are experts in hacking and stealing information, while others are good at turning that data into profit. Unfortunately for us, they have all found ...
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Topics: Staff Training