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Technology Unwrapped

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

Tom Montgomery

Tom Montgomery

As the Director of Virtual CIO Services at CoreTech, Tom Montgomery consults with SMB owners and managers to maximize their technology ROI, develop budgets, and realize the benefits of their deployed technology.
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Are Video Conferencing Solutions HIPAA Compliant?

Tom Montgomery

Online video conferencing is proving to be a valuable tool for small and midsize offices, including those in the healthcare industry. When integrated with other communication platforms like email, telephony, and instant messaging, online video conferencing brings a competitive advantage to your business by reducing travel time and associated costs, increasing employee attendance, and improving the organizational structure of meetings. But there are some ...

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Topics: Trends

Antivirus vs. Firewall: Why Your Business Needs Both

Tom Montgomery

We have so much information at our fingertips, providing endless opportunities, but with that good, comes a continuous stream of cyber threats. Considering the pervasive presence of cyber criminals today, you need a line of security that’s as tough as anything they can throw at you.

You probably already know about the need for antivirus software — but is it strong enough to stand on its own? What about reducing the viruses and malware that make their ...

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Topics: Security Threats

Is your network security worth the investment?

Tom Montgomery

IT support companies and consultants, like CoreTech, talk a great deal about network security and the impact it can have on your business. We also instruct and educate on the importance of antivirus software, Microsoft security updates, firewalls and data backup. The initial investment in these security solutions may seem daunting, however given the consequences of a security breach or downtime you understand the justification. But then you are reminded the ...

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Topics: Security Threats

The increasing cost of a data breach

Tom Montgomery

We hear about hacking and compromised information at large organizations, yet what is the impact to small and midsize businesses (SMBs)? The article below provides insight on the impact a data breach may have on a business. In addition to citing the increasing costs of data breaches, there are a number of other factors listed which SMBs need to consider the impact of as well.

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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach