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Technology Unwrapped

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

Stay Alert to Compromised Credentials with Dark Web Monitoring

CoreTech Staff
Do you know if your CEO’s email username and password are being sold on the dark web right now? How would you? Eventually, you’ll find out when you have to prevent finance from wiring a hacker - posing as your CEO - large sums of money. Or, you may find out after finance has already fallen for a CEO fraud phishing scam and wired a hacker money… But if there is a way for you to know when your CEO’s credentials are being sold in the first place, you can stop the scam before it even starts. Well, ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

How to Evaluate Cloud Hosted Solutions for Your Business

Chris Vilim
While many technology experts tout the varied benefits of cloud-hosted solutions, the cloud is not a one-size-fits all option for every business. Whether you’re looking at new cloud applications or are considering a move to hosted servers, it’s important to evaluate each solution’s capabilities to determine if it fits with your business needs. 
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Topics: Cloud

What to Look for in the Best Managed Backup Services

Chris Vilim
When disaster strikes your business — a security breach, failed server, or power outage — the fear of not being able to retrieve your data can be very real. That’s why having managed backup services should be an essential component of your IT solutions. With managed backups, you can access your network systems and get your business back up and running with minimal downtime. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning

How an MSP Can Help You Stay Up to Date on the Latest Cyber Security Trends – and Why It's Important

Frank
Keeping up with constantly evolving technology can feel like a full-time job. Every day, there are new updates regarding cyber security threats and solutions. In fact, there is so much information available, it’s virtually impossible to both run a business and stay up to date on all the latest technology news and cyber security updates.  That’s the reason many businesses partner with a managed services provider (MSP) that has a dedicated team of technology and cyber security experts.  An MSP ...
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How Does Artificial Intelligence Impact SMB Cyber Security?

Kaitlin Schneider
To simplify and automate some processes, many fields of business, like marketing and customer service, are taking advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to make their daily work processes easier and smoother.   But there’s another crucial industry that’s heavily impacted by artificial intelligence: cyber security.   With the array of IT security solutions that utilize AI becoming more readily available, you can expect small and medium-sized businesses to have access to ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Automate Your Business with Microsoft Teams Chatbots

Waheed Bhatti
Meetings are more than events; they’re workflows that start before and continue after. Microsoft Teams apps for meetings keep you productive and let you stay in the flow of work across the entire meeting lifecycle. Over the past year, the pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live and work. Organizations around the world have adopted tools like Microsoft Teams to support working from home and hybrid work models. Today, over 115 million people log on to Microsoft Teams daily. And while ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace

Implement Microsoft Teams Approvals and Watch Productivity Flourish

Kaitlin Schneider
Last Thursday, Microsoft unveiled another new, generally available, feature for Teams, known as Approvals.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Set Your Business Up for Success With A Unified Communications System

Bob Tingwald
With many businesses working from home, it’s safe to say that the pandemic has brought forth a new normal. And for many of those organizations, it’s a way of working that likely won’t change—even long after the danger of COVID-19 has diminished. Businesses have discovered that it’s easier than ever to work from anywhere, including the home. Plus, with a unified communications (UC) system configuration, business owners can cut costs, boost connectivity, and experience greater functionality.
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Topics: Phone Systems

SolarWinds Breach Underscores Need for Vigilant SMB Cyber Security Practices

Kaitlin Schneider
Many cyber security frontrunners and government agencies are calling the SolarWinds breach one of the most sophisticated attacks they have ever witnessed. Its global reach, to organizations of all sizes, stresses the importance of an optimized, layered cyber security strategy.   In today’s post, I’m going to detail what happened in the SolarWinds breach, why it matters and how you can keep your SMB safe from cyber security attacks with the right solutions. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

How are Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Data Backups Different?

Kaitlin Schneider
Every business requires careful planning for success, especially when it comes to disasters and major events. But what do all of the terms, like business continuity, disaster recovery, and data backups, actually mean? What are the differences between them?   In order to form an adequate response plan for your business, it’s essential to understand the differences in these three closely related topics so you can best prepare your business for any scenario. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning