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Technology Unwrapped

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

Microsoft Teams is the Collaboration Solution Your Omaha Business Needs

Kaitlin Schneider
Productivity in the workplace is an often-discussed subject, and no single solution exists for every situation or scenario. Luckily, there are numerous tools available to help your organization make work as straightforward and streamlined as necessary. And when working remotely, as many organizations currently are, clear, succinct information and processes should be at the top of everyone’s mind. That’s where Microsoft’s collaborative hub, Microsoft Teams, comes into the equation. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products

4 Reasons Your Business Should Outsource a Cyber Security Assessment

Frank
Businesses today face a complex, ongoing battle when it comes to cyber security.  From everyday attacks like generic phishing emails to more advanced cyber crime that intends to cripple businesses via exploitation of data and financial systems, cyber attacks pose serious risks to all organizations, no matter the size or industry. That’s why it’s imperative that businesses have a solid cyber security strategy in place to protect their systems from potentially devastating cyber crime. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

IT Services that can be Outsourced to Save Your IT Manager Time

Bill Weber
IT managers today have more responsibilities than they did even a few years ago. With so many different issues and ongoing projects to work on, and the critical timeline requirements to go along with those, they don’t always have time to do it all. 
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security, Outsourced IT

New vs. Old: 3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Contemporary Business Phone System

Jason Hahn
It can be exciting getting a new phone system and all the technology that comes along with it. Often, there is the hope that the new system will do everything the old system can do, plus a whole lot more. The reality is, there are going to be quite a few changes, and they may take some getting used to. Saying goodbye to that reliable old system doesn't need to be painful, if you are ready to embrace the changes. Most modern systems don't have the same functions as older systems. But, this ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, Phone Systems

Skip the Email. 3 Modern Platforms Your Remote Workforce Needs Now

Kaitlin Schneider
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, numerous businesses, including several in the Omaha metro, have abandoned their physical office to work remotely. Not only does this protect employees and show that organizations are doing their part in flattening the curve, but it also changes the way many businesses are able to communicate and collaborate with their employees.   To help ease the transition to remote work, we have provided valuable information about three useful communication tools. ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Technology Planning

Does Your Business Need IT Consulting?

Chris Vilim
Many small business owners consider IT consulting simply as a “nice to have” service for those with extra money in their IT budgets. But the truth is that, while these services weren’t a necessity in the past, they have become more important for small and midsize businesses that want to remain secure and competitive in today’s tech-driven marketplace.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Technology Planning

6 Steps to Maintain a Better Screen-Life Balance

Lori Mahoney
Have you ever really sat down and calculated how much time you spend on your smart phone, tablet or computer? Just as you need work-life balance to prevent stress, you should also consider your screen-life balance.
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Topics: Trends

What is Microsoft Azure and what can it do for Your Business?

Waheed Bhatti
You may have heard Azure mentioned in the news or from an IT colleague, but what is it? And how does it benefit your business? Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform, and it is continually expanding its large set of cloud services that helps your organization meet current and future business challenges. It gives you the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive global network, using your favorite tools and frameworks.
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products

17 Essentials for an Efficient At-Home Office [+Free Infographic]

Bill Weber
Don’t underestimate what you need when you begin setting up your home office. Sometimes we don’t even realize all that we need or what will give us the most efficiency as we are in a rush to get home and get working.    If you’re struggling with setting up an efficient at-home office, you can use our checklist of 17 essential items. It is a well-rounded, yet streamlined list of what you’ll likely wind up needing at some point during your time as a remote worker during the coronavirus ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, The Workplace, Technology Planning

What is a Managed Firewall? And Why Hire an IT Provider to Purchase It?

Chris Vilim
A firewall is an essential part of any business IT system. This physical piece of hardware secures your access to the internet, helping prevent unauthorized and malicious users from accessing your system and files. In the past, businesses worried about external actors gaining access to their systems. Today, it is just as important for businesses to make sure that the people within their organization are using the internet securely.
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