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Technology Unwrapped

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

Most Common Data Backup Mistakes

Camryn Mottl
Backing up your company data is key to saving money and time when your business operations are down. Considering the large amounts of information your data and file stores are saving daily you want the backup to be a solid method. A dependable backup provides a sense of security knowing all your private contact lists, leads, and sales are available, even as backup, whenever you need them.
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Topics: Data Breach

Do Gaming Keyboards Have a Place at Work?

Ryan Aiken
You read that right, we’re going to talk about the use of a gaming keyboard at work. If you stop to think about it, the keyboard is an important component to an office workstation and is important for your physical comfort and productivity.
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Topics: The Workplace

IT Pros: Are You Testing Your Disaster Recovery Plan?

Angela Wight
Yes, my business has a disaster recovery plan in place. Well did you know you’ve only got one shot to see it succeed when a disaster occurs? It’s best to make sure it works. Many small to midsize businesses have a disaster recovery plan in place. That’s great, however are you testing it to ensure that all the disaster response mechanisms work? Once a disaster recovery plan is in place, regular assessing and updating is important as business changes and processes change.
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Topics: Outsourced IT, Disaster Recovery

Common Misconceptions of Co-managed IT Services

Angela Wight
At the end of the day, as a business leader, executive, or IT professional, you want your technology to contribute to the productivity and profitability of your company. You want to succeed at this, so your business goals are met, and you can look back and note the success and your contribution to it. So, what if I were to challenge you to think differently about how you structure your IT talent and skills?
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning, Outsourced IT

How Co-managed IT Services Can Lower Your Company IT Costs

Angela Wight
There could be any number of reasons you are looking to lower the cost of IT spend for your company. IT salaries are rising, so the cost to hire, train, and provide benefits may not be what your small or midsize business can take on now. Maybe you have lost IT staff during the Great Resignation, and you don’t have time to recruit or spend the money to replace those resources quickly. You probably have security initiatives that need to be accomplished, and no one with the experience or time to ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning

Your Company Domain: Important Facts You Need to Know

Eric Weber
Spending ten minutes checking on this now could save hours or days of a headache in the future. If you are a business owner, IT manager or Administrative Manager it’s important to know what your domain is, what it is used for, and how to renew or make changes to the domain in the future. Keep this information in your file, so that you know where to find it if you ever need it.
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Topics: Alert, IT Support

Why it's Important to Have a Business Continuity Plan

Angela Wight
For most companies, building a business continuity plan is a project that will take some effort and time. So why should your business take the time to create one? Is it worth the cost of building the plan? We’ll start with some statistics for your review:
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach

6 Surprising Benefits of Managed IT Services

Angela Wight
Are you taking advantage of all that your managed IT services provider offers? If not, you have the opportunity to reduce some costs and increase operational efficiency. You may have worked with a managed IT services provider for years or you may be new to outsourcing IT support, either way there are surprising benefits you may not have considered or identified.
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Topics: Outsourced IT, IT Support

Is Outdated Cabling Impacting Your Business?

Rick Shepherd
Like most technology, cabling improves and changes over time. And yet, many do not consider how old cabling may impact their business. Why? It may be because it’s hidden behind the walls and lives in the background. Or, like many of us, until it impacts our day-to-day activities, we may not realize the situation we are in. Well, good news! I’m here to fill you in on the details so that you are armed with the information you need relative to the impact of cabling on your business.
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Topics: Unified Communications, Cabling

5 IT Budget Considerations for SMBs in 2022

Angela Wight
Are you in the midst of creating plans and a budget for next year? Racking your brain and spending a lot of time on research to come up with your IT budget changes for 2022? We realize it’s not an easy task to plan for the future, so we’re here to help! We’ve put together a list of items you will want to consider and incorporate in your budget next year. 
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Topics: Technology Planning, Outsourced IT