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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

What is Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS)?

CoreTech Staff
Ransomware has now become the largest cyber security threat to businesses.  With worldwide attention from attacks such as JBS, Colonial Pipeline and most recently, Kaseya VSA, it seems ransomware is making headlines every day.  However, these high profile attacks not only showcase how advanced ransomware has become, but also the extensive damage it can have. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

How Do Hackers Use Social Media Profiling?

CoreTech Staff
Staying in touch with family and friends, surfing through the latest batch of memes, or even interacting with our favorite brands—social media is ubiquitous in the world today. It’s all about sharing, and, well, socializing.   While social media does have a good purpose, there are, unsurprisingly, threat actors who use all that shared information for nefarious purposes.  
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Topics: Security Threats

The Details You Need to Know about the REvil Ransomware Attack on Kaseya

CoreTech Staff
While the rest of us were heading off to celebrate the 4th of July with a long weekend, threat actors were hard at work on yet another cyber security attack.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

Microsoft Announces Windows 11: Here’s What You Can Expect, and When

CoreTech Staff
On June 24, 2021, Microsoft announced the next generation of their operating system (OS), Windows 11.   If you haven’t already watched the announcement (which you can do below), we’ve provided a quick rundown of what you can expect from the newest version of Windows—and when you can expect to get your hands on the latest update. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products

How Can Outsourced IT Help Your Omaha or Lincoln Business?

CoreTech Staff
As an Omaha or Lincoln business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Keeping up with changing technology trends and keeping your company’s IT up and running shouldn’t add more to your already overwhelming schedule. Outsourced IT providers can take on any or all your technology needs, including things like network monitoring, device management, IT security, cloud computing, and more. They’ll free up time in your jam-packed schedule, letting you get back to what matters most to you: your business.
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Topics: Outsourced IT

Why You Should Evaluate Your Relationship with Your Managed IT Service Provider

Esteban Hernandez
MSPs and their clients. It might not seem like it, but for an MSP-client relationship to be successful, you must have some common ground. Clear, open communication and mutual understandings of each other’s business are key pieces to the puzzle. If you’re not constantly evaluating your relationship with your MSP, here’s why you should start.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, IT Support

10 Simple PC Tricks to Improve Productivity

Derek Warak
We all know the business world today is fast paced. To stay cutting-edge, it’s important to maximize productivity. One quick, easy way to do this is to make your computer usage more efficient. Below, I’ve listed 10 ways to boost performance and give your productivity a leg up over the competition.
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Topics: The Workplace