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Technology Unwrapped

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

Is Your Omaha or Lincoln Company in Growth Mode? 5 Tips for Scaling IT

Chris Vilim
Omaha is home to over 45,000 businesses, and it’s not surprising, considering we enjoy a winning combination of moderate taxes, low cost of living and high quality of life. In fact, more than 20 Omaha businesses are among the 5,000 fastest growing businesses in the nation. Meanwhile, with Lincoln making “top 10 cities” lists for Business Climate and Best Cities for Young Professionals, and even #1 Happiest Cities, we are certainly primed for more economic growth in Nebraska. Your technology ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning, IT Support

Top 5 Cyber Security Threats for Real Estate Companies

Kaitlin Schneider
Having recently purchased a house with my fiancé, I have witnessed firsthand how complex and involved the real estate process can get, as well as how many potential cyber security risks arise during a real estate transaction. Whether your real estate company sells residential or commercial properties, security of your contacts and data is critical. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Support for Company IT Managers: Don’t Be Left Behind

Kaitlin Schneider
On any given day, internal IT managers have a lot on their plate. You’re at the heart of it all: updating software, supporting end users, streamlining operations and keeping it all secure.  With so much on your to-do list, it’s easy for internal IT managers to get sidetracked by seemingly minor tasks, leaving  you scrambling for time to complete larger objectives that also demand your attention. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Outsourced IT

What You Need to Know About the Dark Web, Deep Web, and Surface Web

Kaitlin Schneider
Every organization conducts business online, but you may not realize that the Web is much larger and more complex than most of us are aware of. In fact, the portion of the web that you use for day-to-day activity is just the tip of the iceberg.   There’s also the deep web, and the malevolent-sounding dark web.   It’s important to understand the differences among the surface web, the deep web and the dark web, as well as what you can do to protect your information from ending up for sale on the ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

AI-Designed Deepfakes Present New Terrain for Cyber Threat Landscape

Kaitlin Schneider
Since they started showing up online in 2017, deepfakes have been sprouting up with more frequency.  While many of the examples that you see on YouTube and TikTok are uncanny and entertaining manipulations of face-swapped celebrities dubbed with each other’s voices, the eerie technology behind the phenomenon has the potential for serious cyber security risks for SMBs.  In one 2019 instance, an energy company in the United Kingdom was scammed out of $243,000, an amount one employee thought he ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

Identifying TrickBot Hinges on Your Ability to Recognize Phishing Emails

Angela Wight
The first step towards protecting yourself and your business is awareness. What types of scams are circulating? What are hackers pushing out and seeing results on? What tricks should I be watching out for?  One particularly "tricky" cyber threat, TrickBot, has evolved and taken different forms over the years. It’s even been crippled by Microsoft, who shut down its servers in October 2020.  However, TrickBot is back, and it’s something you need to be able to recognize. 
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Topics: Security Threats

How has Microsoft Teams Transformed the Unified Communications Landscape?

Jason Hahn
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the service, support and new deployment of IT and voice systems has changed quite a bit.   Bridging the distance between the deployment group and the customer has never been as complicated as it was the past year. There have been many bridges to build, cross and even invent. Not to mention pitfalls to navigate. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends

Top 10 Questions to Ask During Your Microsoft Teams Setup

Chris Vilim
Microsoft Teams is garnering a lot of attention right now for its video conference and communication capabilities. However, this chat-based workspace within Office 365 offers much more than virtual meetings.  To leverage Microsoft Teams services for your organization, it’s important to learn the ins and outs of the platform first, so you can customize it to your needs.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Technology Planning

Maximize Your Computer’s Screen Space with Windows Virtual Desktop

Joel Havenridge
Sometimes, even with multiple monitors, screen real estate is hard to come by. You have many programs open and need many up at the same time, like Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams or Slack, QuickBooks, Business Works, Dynamics, Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and whatever other line of business applications you use throughout the day. Virtual Desktop, a Windows 10 feature, gives you the opportunity to move applications into their own desktop and helps you juggle all those open windows.
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Topics: Microsoft Products

CoreTech is the Proud Recipient of the CompTIA Security Trustmark+

Kaitlin Schneider
“CoreTech continues to align with our clients' business needs and goals by putting them first, especially when it comes to the security of IT systems and data,” says Chris Vilim, president of CoreTech.   From proactive approaches in managed IT services to regular cyber security updates and alerts on our numerous channels, CoreTech is a client-focused, security-driven managed service provider (MSP).  To reinforce those values, our team recently underwent the process to obtain an IT security ...
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Topics: Our Company