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Technology Unwrapped

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

Prevent Ransomware and Protect Your Business

Angela Wight
Ransomware is malware that infects a system or network and either locks the device or blocks off files until business owners pay a ransom. Ransomware and data breaches can be catastrophic to a business that doesn't take proper security measures and is vulnerable to attack. They are either crushed by the financial loss of downtime or by the permanent loss of confidential, sensitive data – data that could be sold on the dark web or used to harm customers and employees.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, IT Support, Disaster Recovery

CoreTech Partners with Sangoma to Sell Switchvox

Camryn Mottl
Today, CoreTech announced their partnership with Sangoma to offer small and midsize businesses Switchvox on-premise phone systems. This comes at a good time as many companies are transitioning to new phone systems as old systems go end of life, including TOSHIBA phone systems. 
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, Cloud, Our Company, Alert, Phone Systems

Create Your SMB IT Budget With This 5-Step Checklist

Camryn Mottl
During the pandemic, technology proved its worth by connecting people, maintaining productivity, and even doing so remotely while simultaneously reaching revenue targets. According to Gartner, boards and CEOs are more willing to invest in technology due to the successful business outcomes it provides. As a result, 2021 saw worldwide IT spending rise by almost 9% and is forecasted to increase another 5% in 2022.
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Topics: Finance, Technology Planning, Outsourced IT, IT Support

Exposing a Hackers Popular Tactic: the Brute Force Attack

Camryn Mottl
Hackers continue to refine their intrusion techniques to create more sophisticated attacks. But they still use tried and true methods. One is a brute force attack, a trial-and-error hacking method to crack passwords, login credentials, and encryption keys. They systematically try or steal, different usernames and passwords until they log into the system correctly.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

Dial IT Up: How a Technology Roadmap Benefits Your Business

Camryn Mottl
As a business grows and matures, so does the demand for quality IT services. Adapting to growth impacts all areas of your Omaha business, from personnel to workflow management. To succeed, your business needs to be scalable and prepared for changes that occur both internally and externally. 
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Topics: Technology Planning, Outsourced IT, IT Support

Why Your Small Business is Not Prepared for a Cyber Attack

Angela Wight
You have installed layered security systems, and created backups, onsite and offsite. You may have even hired the best Omaha IT professionals to monitor your security, and yet, your business is still at risk. How can this be? You may be thinking the answer is because of the constant sophistication of cyber-attacks, and you are not wrong about that. However, the greatest weakness and biggest risk to your small business IT security is your staff, the people who are in your system every day. 
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Topics: Security Threats, IT Support

Is Your Business Preparing for a Recession? 7 Technology Tips

Chris Vilim
According to the CNBC-SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey, more than 80% of small business owners expect a recession as interest rates rise to reduce inflation around the nation. Whether Omaha businesses experience a recession or not, we wanted to offer six valuable suggestions when you find yourself making decisions that impact your company and technology.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Finance, Technology Planning, Outsourced IT, Disaster Recovery

Level Up Your Small Business and Compete with the Big Dogs

Angela Wight
Customized software applications are now available for small business owners at sustainable costs. Automating some of the tasks and procedures increases productivity and profit margins. It gives small business owners a competitive advantage when going up against their larger industry counterparts.
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Topics: Outsourced IT, IT Support

5 IT Problems Your Business Needs to Tackle Now

Angela Wight
When your technology keeps up with your business goals and growth, your employees and customers get the best experience possible. To stay competitive in an ever-changing industry, it is crucial to know when to step back, evaluate, and make adjustments. How do you decide when to re-evaluate, and what areas should businesses focus on first? Here are five critical areas that require immediate attention. 
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Microsoft Rolls Out Web-Based Meeting Scheduler: Bookings in Outlook

Camryn Mottl
The days of a six-email chain to schedule a meeting will soon be in the rearview mirror for Outlook users. In May 2022, Microsoft announced an update to Outlook, which essentially integrates the web-based scheduling tool, Bookings with Outlook. Bookings in Outlook allows you and others to create custom meeting types for internal and external purposes according to your availability and preferences.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers, The Workplace