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Technology Unwrapped

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

How Can Outsourced IT Help Your Omaha or Lincoln Business?

Kaitlin Schneider
As an Omaha or Lincoln business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Keeping up with changing technology trends and keeping your company’s IT up and running shouldn’t add more to your already overwhelming schedule. Outsourced IT providers can take on any or all your technology needs, including things like network monitoring, device management, IT security, cloud computing, and more. They’ll free up time in your jam-packed schedule, letting you get back to what matters most to you: your business.
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Topics: Outsourced IT

Why You Should Evaluate Your Relationship with Your Managed IT Service Provider

Esteban Hernandez
MSPs and their clients. It might not seem like it, but for an MSP-client relationship to be successful, you must have some common ground. Clear, open communication and mutual understandings of each other’s business are key pieces to the puzzle. If you’re not constantly evaluating your relationship with your MSP, here’s why you should start.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, IT Support

10 Simple PC Tricks to Improve Productivity

Derek Warak
We all know the business world today is fast paced. To stay cutting-edge, it’s important to maximize productivity. One quick, easy way to do this is to make your computer usage more efficient. Below, I’ve listed 10 ways to boost performance and give your productivity a leg up over the competition.
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Topics: The Workplace

The Importance of Employee Work-Life Balance and How SMBs Can Encourage It

Lori Mahoney
As an employer, do you ever stop to notice if your employees are happy, relaxed and seem to enjoy their job? Not having a work-life balance can be detrimental to your company and employee performance.
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Topics: The Workplace

7 Red Flags It’s Time to Change IT Service Providers

Kaitlin Schneider
Not getting the full value from your IT service provider? Considering making a switch to another company?   You’ve likely gone back and forth with the decision, weighing it in your mind, with questions like:  Isn’t changing IT companies a daunting process?  How much time and money will it take?  Can I break my contract?  However, if you’re asking yourself these questions, you’ve seen one, some, or all these red flags crop up during your time with your current IT service provider:  
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Is Your Phone Saying You have “Weak Security? Here’s What it Means.

Kaitlin Schneider
Has your mobile device alerted you to “weak security” recently?  The latest update patches from Apple and Android will now show an alert for weak security if your router or modem is using an outdated network security key. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Alert

Is Outsourced IT Right for Your Business?

Kaitlin Schneider
Your business is growing, but is the backbone of your organization—your IT—keeping up?   Growing businesses require technology that evolves with them. Without it, they fall behind the competition.   If you’re having trouble keeping pace with the demands of your industry or need help keeping your IT online, fully outsourced IT support could be the answer for you. 
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Topics: Outsourced IT

5 Reasons Why Your Employees Need Professional Headsets

Kaitlin Schneider
When our company first switched to remote work, it was a bit of an adjustment. I had to get used to sharing the dining room of a one-bedroom apartment as an office with my fiancé. When we had meetings, we didn’t want to interrupt the other’s workflow, so headphones were necessary.  For a time, I settled for the subpar voice and sound quality of a simple pair of earbuds. And, those earbuds sufficed, for a time. But then the sound started cutting out. So, I had to find a different pair, and the ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, The Workplace

What is a VPN, and How Does it Work?

Aaron Wagner
Many companies have been working remotely for over a year now—some with no plan to return to the office. As others plan to return to normal, others still are getting the best of both worlds with a hybrid approach. No matter what work model your office adopts, security is still a crucial component of your company’s technology setup. As part of their security efforts, many companies use VPNs for their employees to connect to the office network.
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security

What Can We Learn From the New Executive Order on Cyber Security?

Chris Vilim
SolarWinds, the Microsoft Exchange Server hack, and now the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, among scores of other cyber security attacks and breaches, have led to President Joe Biden passing an executive order (EO) on cyber security.   This executive order, while not asking anything revolutionary, is a step in the right direction for our federal government, and many SMBs should take note of the items emphasized to better protect their own data and IT systems from the increasingly complex ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security