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Technology Unwrapped

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

6 Benefits of Microsoft Teams for Scheduling and Preparing for Meetings

Kaitlin Schneider
Imagine this: you’re making steady progress on your to-do list, crossing another completed project off for the week, but you have a big meeting to coordinate before you can start tackling the rest. That means gathering information from previous conversations, and to find all that information, you might have to go back quite a bit in your email inbox to find the right thread of the right email chain. You’ll be pleased to know that Microsoft offers a much better way of handling workplace ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Exploring the Functionality and Versatility of Microsoft Teams

Rick Shepherd
No matter what industry you’re in, there is value in using Microsoft Teams for your internal communication and organization. Different people and businesses can use Teams to fit their specific needs, and there are several ways to navigate and utilize the application. In this article, I’ve detailed some of the most noteworthy things I’ve discovered in my short amount of time using Teams, and, particularly in my line of work in cabling installation, I see considerable value in the versatility of ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products

4 Tasks Your Managed IT Services Provider Can Take Off Your Plate

Chris Vilim
For most small business executives and managers, their primary business operations do not revolve around technology and cyber security. In fact, most executives prefer to focus on the day-to-day tasks of improving and growing their business rather than deal with technology problems. However, those technology problems often have a way of turning into stumbling blocks that reduce efficiency, increase downtime and leave the business vulnerable to a data breach. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning, Outsourced IT

Streamline Your Organization’s Use of Microsoft Teams with Connectors

Ryan Aiken
Like many organizations, you’re likely using Microsoft Teams to chat, call and collaborate with employees in the “new normal,” but did you know that there are applications and bots that you can use within Microsoft Teams? Known as Microsoft Teams connectors, these applications and bots make Microsoft Teams even more of a productivity powerhouse.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends, Technology Planning

Internet Explorer 11 Reaches End of Support in 2021 And What That Means for You

Kaitlin Schneider
On August 17, 2020, Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 11 would reach its end-of-support date a year later. The software company wants to give users plenty of time to switch over to the latest version of Edge before mainstream support ends for IE 11.   You can see the full timeline of Microsoft’s phase-out plan in the image below.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Your Business's Devices and IT Systems: Are You Taking the Right Precautions?

Wynn Obermeyer
Managing information systems and security is a top priority for every business owner in order to protect both business operations and client data. But knowing if you have the right cyber security solutions in place to provide this protection may not be readily apparent, particularly if you do not have an IT expert on your team. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your IT Vendor Management

Chris Vilim
Vendors provide a lot of vital services to small businesses, such as internet access, financial operations, copier services, telephone systems, software solutions and much more. However, coordinating your infrastructure, software, equipment and other components can be time consuming and confusing, especially if you don’t have technical experience in those categories. 
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Topics: Technology Planning, IT Support

Specific Tactics Hackers Use When Phishing for Your Company’s Information

Kaitlin Schneider
Hackers have several complex ways they can attempt to infiltrate your organization’s IT systems, but most of the time, they will target your employees with a phishing attack. In fact, over 80 percent of SMBs were targeted by phishing attacks in the year 2019.   Cyber criminals and hackers often view your staff as the weakest link in your cyber security setup, and in our mission to keep you updated on the latest IT security threats and trends, we’ve detailed 7 different tactics that hackers ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

Why You Need a Security Risk Assessment

Wynn Obermeyer
Cyber security remains a top concern for all businesses, big and small. After all, cyber criminals work 24/7 to steal your business data. As such, it’s imperative to routinely evaluate your cyber security to make sure it’s up to the task of warding off attacks. And while protecting your data is the ultimate goal, conducting an IT security risk assessment offers many other benefits as well. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Why Do People Fall for Phishing Scams?

Kaitlin Schneider
Since the start of the global pandemic, we have written numerous articles about phishing and phishing scams. By now, you know that they are prevalent, and attacks are becoming more difficult to spot, but have you ever wondered about the specifics behind why people fall for phishing scams?  We’ve detailed a few reasons below, as hackers use numerous, evolving tactics in an attempt to swindle your employees for information, or worse, access to your systems.
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, The Workplace