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Technology Unwrapped

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

A New First Line of Defense: Umbrella DNS Filtering

Alyssa Sisco
When thinking about cyber security threats, does it ever concern you how many threats are sitting out there, just on the other side of your firewall? What if we told you that your business could expand that cyber security shield further out — away from your internal network? The more space placed between your data and bad actors, and the more chances your security applications have to spot and stop malicious code before it acts, the better. That’s why we’re excited to offer Cisco Umbrella DNS ...
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Topics: Cloud, Trends, Network Security

4 Ways Cloud Voice Benefits Multi-Location Businesses

Chris Vilim
Whether you’re planning to open up a second location in town or you already have multiple offices across the country, maintaining a phone system can be challenging for businesses with more than one physical location. However, if your multi-location business wants to maintain effective communication and promote cross-office collaboration, it’s imperative that you invest in voice communications infrastructure. It will make it easier for the entire organization to communicate both internally and ...
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Topics: Cloud, Phone Systems

Cloud Voice Could Completely Change How Mobile and Remote Teams Do Business

Chris Vilim
Whether they have a flexible work schedule or are frequently on the road, more and more of the U.S. workforce is working from somewhere other than their office. In fact, 3.9 million Americans are working from home at least half of the week. If you have a remote or mobile team, then you know how important it is for them to effectively communicate and collaborate when they are on the go or working outside the office.
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Topics: Cloud, Phone Systems

5 ways Office 365 makes collaboration easy

Alyssa Sisco
Gone are the days where you needed to email revised copy after revised copy, only to be told, “Wait, I have one more change.” Whether you're in the same building, or across the globe, Office 365 makes it easy to work seamlessly with others. Office 365 is the subscription-based version of the Office suite and it receives new features and updates as they become available. With Office 365, you can be productive from anywhere, on any device. But more than just being able to work on documents, ...
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products, The Workplace

Public vs. Private Cloud: What's the Difference?

Chris Vilim
If you’ve read about cloud computing for you businesses, you’re well aware of the strategic benefits it offers, from improving data security and disaster recovery to scaling resources for your business when they are needed. But as you dig deeper, you’ll come across mentions of the terms “public cloud,” “private cloud,” and “hybrid cloud” — it’s important to know the difference before you settle on an option for your organization. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between public ...
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Topics: Cloud

Trends in Cloud Computing: Your small business hasn't missed out... yet

Angela Wight
Over the last several years, cloud computing has revolutionized the way we handle and store data. Businesses are increasingly leveraging that power to help streamline workflows, protect sensitive data, and handle big workloads — without the burden of costly equipment or infrastructure maintenance. With the recent prediction that 83 percent of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020, we’ve reached the era of mainstream cloud computing. Here’s how things are currently changing in the ...
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Topics: Cloud

Why We Recommend OneDrive for Small Business Cloud Storage

Angela Wight
As a growing small business, you need your data accessible at any time and from anywhere. With so many irons in the fire, there’s no time or budget to invest in equipment, storage maintenance, or associated hardware maintenance — and this is where cloud services enter the picture. Cloud computing is an increasingly popular solution for small businesses that want to run on internet-based solutions rather than on-site storage hardware. With cloud services, all of your computing services and needs ...
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products

How to backup data while working on the go

Ryan Aiken
Backing up and protecting your business’s data is a must! But how do you securely and continually backup your data when you’re always on the move? Fortunately, even if you’re rarely at your desk or even in the office, there are several ways to ensure your data is consistently backed up and secured. Read on to learn more about the mobility of modern data backup solutions.
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Topics: Cloud, Trends

What options do I have for using the cloud?

Alyssa Sisco
Deciding on the best cloud solution for your business requires you to really understand all of your options. But there are a lot of different terms that get thrown around when discussing the cloud. In order to be an active participant in the discussion and decision-making process, it’s important to be familiar with your options and understand the costs and benefits of each. Use this guide to get the basics down, and then reach out to us with questions you may have.
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Topics: Cloud, Owners & Managers

Should your business be in the cloud?

Chris Vilim
  When the cloud began to gain widespread popularity, this was the original question. However, the answer is no longer an all-or-nothing proposition. Many Omaha small and midsized businesses (SMB) have learned that a hybrid approach is the best bet for them and some are all in!
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Topics: Cloud