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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

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