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Technology Unwrapped

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

7 Microsoft 365 Apps You May Not Know Exist [+2 Bonus Apps]

Camryn Mottl
With a program as powerful as Microsoft, business owners are able to organize and implement campaigns in a more efficient manner. The different branches allow for connectivity within the company, making communication and workflows a unifying experience. Tying all of Microsoft programs together is Microsoft 365, the homepage to their universe of features. Considering Microsoft wanted to build apps that would fulfill every user’s needs, there might be some features you didn’t know existed. And ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers, The Workplace

What Should I Do with My Old Technology I Don't Use Anymore?

Camryn Mottl
With large manufacturers such as Apple, HP, and Samsung releasing new technology every couple of years, if not every year, this has caused a buildup of e-waste. According to Great Lakes Electronics Co., e-waste is, “any electrical or electronic equipment that’s been discarded.”
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Are Your Employees an Insider Risk?

Camryn Mottl
While most cyber security measures are put in place to focus on threats outside of an organization, there may be some untrustworthy or negligent individuals who are increasing chances of a cyber-attack within your company. Let’s discuss how you can reduce potential threats to your business and provide solutions to prevent future exposures.
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers, Network Security

It's Time to Update Your Password Protection Policy

Joel Havenridge
The more things change... Well, that’s really it. Security is constantly evolving to deter threats with the best way possible. Password policies have changed over the years. Remember when it was good enough to at least have a password? Then evolve to add a number like a 5 instead of an S, add a special character like @ for an A, use passphrases rather than a word and change them often. Some of those recommendations hold true, but with a little modernization.
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Microsoft Teams: New Features Equals More Productivity

Camryn Mottl
As the pandemic continues to impact communities around the globe, software applications, such as Microsoft Teams, are the glue holding everyone together, especially when it comes to workplace communication. One of their most popular apps has experienced an uptick in users in the past couple of years. In 2019, Microsoft Teams reported 20 million users and a revenue of $0.8 billion, only to claim 115 million users and approximately $7 billion in 2020. Over time, work environment communication ...
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Hackers are Phishing Off-Guarded Victims Through Google Docs

Camryn Mottl
In the past five years, phishing scams have become more complex, no longer tricking the gullible grandparent into clicking on the link leading to a “free Caribbean cruise” or a “free car”. Now, phishing has managed to work its way into the workplace through one of the most widely used sharing and editing software: Google Documents.
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers

Tips for the New Windows 11 Software

Derek Warak
If you were one of the lucky ones that upgraded to Windows Vista from Windows 7, then you may not be too excited about the new Windows 11 version being rolled out. Having to relearn how to use Windows is something that could cause a lot of anxiety, but this time Microsoft was easy on us, as it is similar to Windows 10. Continue to read for some tips on how to make the switch a more pleasant experience.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers

People are Quitting and it's Costing Your Business

Angela Wight
You’ve heard of the Great Resignation, but are you giving it much thought? Or has it basically become a firestorm of rehires and working with the staff and tools that you have, i.e., just getting by? As an IT provider, we’re here to help you put some thought and planning into your staffing situation and determine how you can wind up with reengagement instead of just resignation within your small to midsize business. Are your employees and operations burned to their melting point? There are so ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Owners & Managers, IT Support

A Ransomware Cyber Attack Knocks US Manufacturer Off Production

Camryn Mottl
From pipelines to meat packers, this past year has shown that no line of business is safe from cyber-attacks, not even the cream cheese industry. This became another digital blow in the U.S. marketplace as other industries took a hit from hackers, such as the Martha’s Vineyard ferry and Colonial Pipeline, and even meat producer JBS USA in early June 2021.  
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7 Pros and Cons of Working from Home Long-Term

CoreTech Staff
You’ve no doubt noticed that working from home has several advantages, but, as with anything, there are also a few downsides as well. During the current pandemic, both sides of the equation have likely surfaced at one point or another.   Depending on your work style and your actual job responsibilities, you may love working from home or hate it, so we’ve detailed seven pros and seven cons of working from your home office, dining room or—let’s admit it—your couch.  
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends