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Technology Unwrapped

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

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What's So Important About Software Updates?

CoreTech Staff
Imagine this: you're furiously working away on your computer, finishing up the last few items on your to-do list, when your computer forces a restart due to a software update.  Now, rather than finish up everything you needed to get done, you grumble to yourself, "Should have done that sooner..."  As irritating as software updates are, they are extremely important, and you should get in the habit of following through with those notifications
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Topics: Security Threats, The Workplace

5 Ways To Help Prevent Identify Theft

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How is it even possible for someone to steal your identity? Unfortunately, today, it is shockingly easy for a criminal to obtain your personal information. And, after your identity is stolen, not only can the criminal steal your money, they can apply for mortgages, file false medical claims, open lines of credit for fictitious businesses, and so much more. So, what can you do to protect yourself? 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

How To Catch A Cyber Criminal

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Cyber criminals attack, on average, every 39 seconds, and 43% of cyber security attacks target small and midsized businesses. They snatch data or compromise records, hack into unsecured computers, pilfer money, and steal identities. They use phishing, malware, ransomware, social engineering and numerous other tactics to obtain data and other resources.  But surely not all of these cyber criminals can get away with their crimes, right? Read on to find out how cyber criminals are tracked down and ...
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Topics: Security Threats

Mobile device app security

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What mobile device apps do you use on a daily basis? From weather to news to games, mobile devices come with it all. Apps are easy to download, often free, and they are so convenient to download that you might not be thinking of some key security questions before installing that application on your device. People who would never open an email attachment from a stranger buy apps without considering the possible consequences. You need to watch out for apps that are malicious. Hackers could steal ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

Tax season security tips

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The tax deadline is right around the corner. While most dread this time of year, for obvious reasons, there are many cybercriminals out there lurking for your personal data. It is important you take the right precautions to stay secure this tax season. So, what is the worst that could possibly happen? To sum it up in just two words, identity theft. In 2014, $5.8 billion was given to identity thieves by the IRS due to fraudulent returns. Don't become a victim of identity theft by leaving your ...
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Topics: Trends

Is your business taking advantage of mobility benefits?

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Mobility as a business strategy continues to trend upward. Studies project 9 billion users will make mobile connections by 2018, with 50% of the population utilizing a tablet or smart phone as their first method of contact. With numbers like these, it is critical that businesses review how they are taking advantage of mobility and if they are capitalizing on the benefits. If used correctly, mobility will allow employees to work more effectively and efficiently. In, addition your business may ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

iPhone quick tips

CoreTech Staff
The iPhone is a very impressive tool with hundreds of brilliant features, but there are many tips and tricks you may have not taken advantage of--until now. Take a minute to read through these quick tips to help you stay organized, conserve time, and learn new features of the iPhone.
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Topics: Trends

Take the initiative to implement green IT

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You may be wondering, what exactly is green IT? Green IT is the practice of environmentally sustainable computing. How we operate day-in and day-out can have a negative impact on the environment, however if companies take the right steps they will be able to minimize all of these negative impacts.
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Topics: Trends

What We Can Learn from Millennials and their Use of Technology

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They text faster than they can type, they Snapchat every adventure they take, and they are constantly checking Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Who would do that? Millennials (Generation Y), of course! Other generations say millennials are missing out on what is going on around them due to their technology obsessions. However, they have traits and habits the rest of us may learn from.
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Topics: Trends

How virtual reality technology is changing marketing

CoreTech Staff
Marketers constantly tap their creative resources, including new technology, to promote their company, products and services effectively. So, when it comes to Virtual Reality (VR) the question is not really "if" but when, where, who, and how. When will marketers use VR to communicate their company, product or service experience? Where is it best used? Who will most benefit from the VR experience? How will VR contribute to the bottom line? If used wisely, VR is a springboard to competitiveness ...
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Topics: Trends