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Technology Unwrapped

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

Is Microsoft Teams HIPAA Compliant?

Kaitlin Schneider
Like many other businesses, healthcare organizations like yours continue to search for ways to work with employees and customers through enhanced mobility and collaboration. While working through the cloud provides greater reach and access, connecting online puts these businesses at greater risk for exposure, data leaks and targeted attacks from cyber criminals, particularly if employees are using their own personal devices. And healthcare organizations must remain HIPAA compliant throughout ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Network Security, Health Care

Why Your SMB Should Care about Ransomware

Kaitlin Schneider
2020 has been an unexpected, topsy-turvy year for everyone running a business. From moving to remote models to digital marketing, a lot of businesses are conducting a majority of their business online.   With that digital shift comes more pronounced vulnerabilities to cyber attacks, and one of the most noteworthy tactics criminals have turned to is ransomware. In fact, it is now the most common type of cyber security incident threatening small-midsized businesses.   Read on to learn more about ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Why You Should Choose an IT Support Provider Focused on Relationship-Building

Chris Vilim
In today’s tech-savvy and tech-ready world, anyone can go out and purchase tools or enlist services to outsource business IT services. However, the real value comes from customizing all the services that wrap around those tools and making them applicable to your small business needs—instead of a one-size-fits-all approach that may only address a few of your needs. That’s where building a strong relationship with your business IT support company comes in.
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Topics: Technology Planning, Outsourced IT, IT Support

What Are the Benefits of Firewall Security?

Joel Havenridge
For most small business owners today, running a business effectively and efficiently requires connecting to the internet. Your business systems and software likely process millions of information requests and transfers every day, and each one is an opportunity for cyber criminals to find their way into your network. That’s why it’s essential to have a firewall in place.  Simply put, firewalls keep bad things on one side and good things on the other. The benefits of firewall security run the ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Microsoft Teams, A Complete Collaboration Hub for Your Business

Aaron Wagner
Microsoft Teams has found new life during the pandemic, as organizations scramble to find ways to work together while socially distancing.   At first glance, Teams seems to be just like every other messaging platform you have used before, but it is actually filled to the brim with features as a powerful collaborative workspace. 
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products

From Security to Customization, Microsoft Teams Unveils 12 New Features

Bill Weber
Microsoft pushed Teams earlier this year with a number of features to facilitate collaboration and communication both internally and externally for an organization. Over the year, Microsoft has added several enhancements and improved features that are worth noting.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Trends

Microsoft Teams is Becoming the Standard in Video Conferencing—Here’s Why

Kaitlin Schneider
Whether it’s to touch base with your team or follow up with a manager—or even just to check in with family members—much of our lives today revolve around video calls and applications.   But not every video conferencing solution is built the same, and there are some clear go-to choices for businesses. The top contender today is Microsoft Teams, and it is quickly becoming the standard for video calling in the realm of business.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Trends

How can Your Remote Workers Take Advantage of Today’s Business Phone Systems?

James Thompson
Phone technologies date back to the nineteenth century, and our business phone systems have come a long way since then. But, no matter what industry you’re in, a phone system is one of the main modes of communication your company has with anyone inside or outside of it, including your customers and vendors. Of course, the downside of an office phone system is that it’s, well, stuck at the office, right?
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4 Network Threats That Can Be Prevented Using a Firewall

Chris Vilim
Cyber security remains a top priority, and an ongoing battle, for all businesses, and a key component in that fight is implementing and maintaining a strong firewall.  The initial concept behind a firewall was to keep the “bad guys” from getting into your network and data systems. And while that goal is still paramount, most firewalls have evolved into server-like platforms that can run different software that serve different purposes.  Through these expanded capabilities, a managed firewall ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

How to Assess Employee Security Threats

Wynn Obermeyer
Technology security easily tops the list of concerns for every business owner, and it’s no wonder why. Professional hackers work nonstop, searching for ways to sneak in and steal not only your data but your clients’ data, too.  In fact, according to a 2018 study by Ponemon Institute, 91 percent of the organizations that participated experienced at least one damaging cyber attack in the last two years, with 60 percent experiencing two or more attacks.
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