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Technology Unwrapped

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

How Much Should I Spend on Cybersecurity?

Chris Vilim
With the growing incidence of ransomware attacks on small businesses, securing IT networks has become more important than ever. However, small businesses aren’t sure how much they should spend on cybersecurity. The uncertainty is valid because different factors come into play. From the regulations a business must abide by, how vulnerable certain industries are to bad actors,  the number and diversity of devices to secure, to the available budget for IT as a whole. All of these factors explain ...
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5 Urgent Steps to Take if you have Ransomware

Joel Havenridge
Getting infected with ransomware is the last thing any business would want. Even worse would be not having a concrete response plan. If there is no immediate response, the malware could go on and infect the whole network.
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What Can Business Owners Expect From Outsourced IT Services in the Coming Year?

Angela Wight
What can you expect from outsourced IT providers in the coming year? Knowing this information will help your business ask the right questions of the people you partner with. In addition, it will help you find the best outsourced IT provider to propel your organization successfully into the next year and the next decade.
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Topics: Outsourced IT

Ransomware Education and Why it Makes a Difference

Damon Hagerty
A comprehensive cyber security training program goes far in securing systems and keeping employees aware of the latest threats. “One of our clients using cyber security training saw a significant reduction in employees opening phishing emails from 22% to 2% in only 2 months. This is lower than the industry average of 19.3%. Training has made a huge impact on the organizations we work with.” - CoreTech 
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Network Security

7 Things for Sale on the Dark Web Right Now

CoreTech Staff
There are thousands upon thousands of items sold on the dark web daily, and we’ve detailed seven of them in the post below.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Why Should Your Accounting Firm Invest in IT Security?

CoreTech Staff
All businesses should prioritize IT security investments—especially accounting firms. You play a pivotal role in the lives of those businesses and clients, which is why your accounting company is a top target for cyber criminals. 
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security, Technology Planning

What to Look for in the Best Outsourced IT Services

CoreTech Staff
If you’re reading this, chances are high you’ve decided to outsource some, or all, of your IT responsibility.  
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Topics: Outsourced IT, IT Support

7 Technology Challenges SMBs Will Face in Late 2021

Chris Vilim
The world is reopening, and it has brought up several new technology challenges. Businesses are making intentional decisions about: Where and how they do their best work How to keep their systems secure How to keep them operational How to keep employees happy Here’s what I anticipate as the seven greatest challenges for SMBs throughout the rest of 2021.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

5 Strategic Tips for Preventing Data Loss in Your SMB

CoreTech Staff
Data loss, whether from human error, a ransomware attack, security breach or a hardware failure, can cost your business a lot of money. In fact, in 2020, a data breach cost SMBs an average of $149,000.   Most small businesses can’t handle losing that amount of revenue to data loss. That’s why you need a data loss prevention strategy, plan and policy. In this post, we detail five strategic tips for preventing data loss in your SMB.  
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Topics: Data Breach, The Workplace, Network Security

How Can a Managed IT Service Provider Help Local Government?

CoreTech Staff
Keeping up with evolving demands is a key part of helping your community thrive. Digital transformation has aided numerous local government agencies in the past few years, with solutions as simple as public WiFi access around parks and swimming pools, improving communication between institutions, and more.  However, someone needs to manage digital transformation, and if your local government is already busy servicing parks, emergency services, courts, transportation or public works, how can you ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Outsourced IT, IT Support