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Technology Unwrapped

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

Why the Right IT Security Strategy May Save You Money in the Long Run

Chris Vilim
By now, most business owners and IT managers understand the importance of a robust cyber security strategy. However, building those strategies, and keeping up with the latest tools and techniques, often requires an ongoing investment to combat the constant peppering of attacks on your organization. In fact, most CIOs now devote a large portion of their budget to cyber security spending.
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Technology Planning

Why Your Omaha SMB Should Be Conducting Phishing Email Simulations

Kaitlin Schneider
We’ve all heard that COVID-19 phishing scams have seen a sharp uptick in the past few months. That fact itself may not be surprising, considering cyber criminals ramp up their activity anytime major events happen. However, the actual statistics behind the frequency of recent phishing attacks are jaw-dropping.
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Local Omaha News

5 Tips for Communicating in a Work From Home World

Angela Wight
How have you fared in the largest work from home experiment ever? Was that a big “sigh” I heard? Considering how quickly businesses transitioned, you may not have had the time for training on new tools or communication methods; it was sink or swim!
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

How to Keep Business Data Secure While Employees Work from Home

Chris Vilim
Securing your company’s data while your employees are working on the other side of the corporate firewall requires investing in the right tools, establishing clear guidelines and training your staff to take initiative in matters of cyber security. You may feel as though you have less control over your data during this challenging time, but with the help of a managed services provider (MSP), you can protect your company from disastrous data breaches. Here are the basics of keeping your data safe ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

4 Elements of an Effective Cyber Security Awareness Training Program

Kaitlin Schneider
Your employees likely already know that they play a critical role in protecting company data assets, and that failing to uphold that responsibility can have disastrous consequences. However, an understanding of the stakes is not enough to protect the company from data breaches; your employees need the right tools and information presented in a digestible, actionable way.  Conveying facts and instructions via a long PowerPoint presentation simply isn’t effective. In order to get all of your ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Network Security

We’re Here To Help! – How to Prepare When Contacting IT Support

Aaron Wagner
When your device (desktop, laptop, etc.) is giving you trouble and not performing the way it should, contact IT support. The goal of reaching out to your IT help desk is to get your questions answered and problems resolved quickly and painlessly, so your company isn’t impacted from reduced productivity or prolonged downtime.   IT help desk technicians—or “techs”—for short, are here to help! We are also prepared to receive numerous requests for service a day to help our clients out of a jam. One ...
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Topics: Our Company, IT Support

How to Get Your Business Ready for the Reopening Economy

Chris Vilim
Businesses have rapidly adjusted to COVID-19, finding ad hoc solutions to remain productive and profitable. But now that many companies are growing accustomed to the “new normal,” it’s time to start planning for the future.  While the pandemic may be temporary, there is no doubt that it will permanently change the American workforce, making it more flexible and open to technologies that foster collaboration and communication across distributed workers. In order to embrace these changes and ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

Microsoft Teams and Nextiva Cloud Together Make One Unified Communication Solution

James Thompson
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt traditional ways of doing business, a lot of companies have taken advantage of working from home. But working remotely brings up new challenges and problems to solve, and organizations are particularly concerned with how they can communicate with customers, vendors and coworkers.   Because even when working from home, phone calls are still a crucial component of conducting business.  
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Topics: Cloud, Trends, Phone Systems

Securely Store, Share and Manage Passwords with LastPass Teams

Kaitlin Schneider
You know how devastating a cyber security attack on your organization’s data can be to your business, but did you know that over 80% of those breaches are caused by unsecured passwords? That is why we recommend using a password manager, like LastPass. With password management for your small to midsize business, you significantly reduce the risk of security breaches caused by poor password use.
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security

4 Technologies Your Company Needs to Enable Remote Work

Kaitlin Schneider
Work-from-home setups are steadily becoming the new normal for many businesses, whether by preference or default due to current circumstances. Most organizations are understandably focused on making remote work functional for their operations in the short term. However, don’t make the mistake of not looking at your long-term remote work structure and investing in technologies that will help employees stay productive and keep assets secure.  Here are four remote work must-haves for businesses ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning