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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 Account Management 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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Managed Service Providers and Health Care: Keeping Your Organization Secure

Tom Montgomery
Cyber criminals often target organizations in the health care industry due to the type of data they access. Whether your organization is large or small, you are at risk for these attacks. Most modern cyber attack targeting is done by bots, using AI to scan for soft targets — they don’t care about the size of their victim. If you’re simply following governmental regulations regarding electronic health records, you’re most likely not doing enough to protect yourself from new threats as they ...
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Topics: Network Security, Health Care

IT for Law Firms: How Managed Service Providers Help Legal Clients

Tom Montgomery
In the legal industry, time is money. And there’s nothing more frustrating than sitting down to a full day of billable work when your technology starts to fail you. If you don’t have an in-house IT team, this often results in spending hours trying to fix the problem yourself before you finally call in an expert who might be able to fit you in at some point, after they figure out how your system is structured.
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Topics: Network Security, Law

Why You Need an IT Managed Service Provider for Your Manufacturing Business

Tom Montgomery
Hiring a managed service provider (MSP) to oversee IT systems can improve almost any business’s productivity, cybersecurity, and efficiency. However, an MSP can be especially helpful for organizations in the manufacturing industry. An MSP with manufacturing experience understands the unique challenges of your industry — and how to build systems that will keep operations up and running. MSPs can unite various technology in use across production, administrative departments, and management. And ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Manufacturing

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 important considerations to make when ...
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Topics: Trends, Health Care

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 way onto your computers and network in the ...
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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 investment is ongoing—ouch! As ...
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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