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Technology Unwrapped

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

5 Signs of an Aging Business Phone System

Sue Sims
How often do you think about your computer equipment and how you could be getting more memory and bigger storage, a faster processor and updated software and hardware?   Now, how often do you think about your phone system and making sure you keep it up to speed with your organization’s increasing technological demands?  
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Topics: Phone Systems

5 Advantages of Cloud-Based Business Phone Systems

James Thompson
When it’s time for your business to choose between an on-premise phone system and a cloud-hosted phone system, you’ll want the most reliable, cost effective, and easy-to-use option that meets your business needs. 
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Topics: Phone Systems, Technology Planning

Take Productivity to the Next Level With These Keyboard Shortcuts

Derek Warak
If you are like most people, you probably dreaded switching from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  Just when you thought you had everything figured out, Microsoft announced that they were no longer providing manufacturer support for Windows 7.    The shift from 7 to 10 was a surprisingly painless experience.  Most of the settings stayed in the same location, and using the search box in the taskbar makes it easy for you to find what you need. And those aren’t the only things that helped simplify usage: ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

5 Ways Working from Home is Stressing You Out

Kaitlin Schneider
According to Slack HQ, as of March 27th, the number of people working remotely in the United States was somewhere around 16 million. That number has no doubt increased since then, and no one is certain how long the current ways of working will continue.   And, while working from home has its many perks, like a significantly shorter commute from living room to dining room; the ultimate snack drawer, AKA the pantry or fridge, or even a relaxed dress code, there are still a few downsides to ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

What Can Your Small Business Do Now to Secure Your IT Network?

Chris Vilim
Small businesses are often uniquely vulnerable to cyber threats due to limited resources and IT personnel. When a company is focused solely on day-to-day operations, it may lack the bandwidth to perform needed security checks and stay apprised of potential threats. But a strategic security plan, whether developed in-house or by a managed service provider (MSP), can prevent attacks and protect your business.  Here are a few important actions you can take now to secure your business’s network.
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Topics: Network Security, Alert

Our Team @ Home: An Interview

Kaitlin Schneider
Like many Omaha organizations, our team has been working from home for the past month, and for the most part, we’ve all reported positive experiences. So, I asked three of my coworkers specific questions about their individual experiences with working from home. I also answered the questions myself, since I too have had to adapt to the situation in quite a few different ways. 
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Topics: The Workplace, Our Company, Trends

Managed Backups and Business Continuity: What Does Your Small Business Need?

Tom Montgomery
Managed service providers (MSPs) offer managed backup services to make sure that businesses can still access their data in the event of a disaster like a fire, flood, server failure or security event. In addition, data backup is valuable if you mistakenly delete a file or lose some important information. For these reasons, managed backups should be a part of every company’s business continuity plan.  Below, we’ll discuss what a managed backup is and how it fits into your business continuity ...
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Topics: Cloud, Technology Planning

7+ Features You Should Be Taking Advantage of on Your Toshiba Phone System

Bob Tingwald
Are you getting the most out of your business phone system to make communication flow better for you and your organization? Although Toshiba has announced an upcoming End of Life date—October 31, 2021— for their products,  if you are choosing to run your Toshiba phones until they die, then get the most out of their features  and simplify your day-to-day business activities.  
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Topics: Phone Systems

4 Reasons Your Business Should Outsource a Cyber Security Assessment

Frank
Businesses today face a complex, ongoing battle when it comes to cyber security.  From everyday attacks like generic phishing emails to more advanced cyber crime that intends to cripple businesses via exploitation of data and financial systems, cyber attacks pose serious risks to all organizations, no matter the size or industry. That’s why it’s imperative that businesses have a solid cyber security strategy in place to protect their systems from potentially devastating cyber crime. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

An Introduction to Microsoft Teams for Your Business

Kaitlin Schneider
Productivity in the workplace is an often-discussed subject, and no single solution exists for every situation or scenario. Luckily, there are numerous tools available to help your organization make work as straightforward and streamlined as necessary. And when working remotely, as many organizations currently are, clear, succinct information and processes should be at the top of everyone’s mind. That’s where Microsoft’s collaborative hub, Microsoft Teams, comes into the equation. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products