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Technology Unwrapped

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

Can Hackers Bypass Your Push-Based MFA?

Camryn Mottl
Because of the increase in cyber security, more small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are using Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to properly identify users attempting to log in to their database. Implementing MFA means your employee needs to provide more than one factor of identification when they log in. This benefits your business if one layer of security is compromised, the second or even a third factor is required to authenticate entry into your network or applications. Most users utilize ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Phone Systems, IT Support

Celebrating Small Business Week: Our Top 10 Blog Posts of All Time

Camryn Mottl
We love serving and celebrating Omaha small businesses! Congratulations, you have worked hard to get to where you are today, so get out there and celebrate!
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Local Omaha News, IT Support

Why Cloud File Sharing is Far Better Than Email for Your Business

Angela Wight
How far along is your company on the path to cloud file sharing and communication? Email certainly still has its use cases in business; it is accessible by nearly everyone, integrates with calendar tools, and allows for communication to large teams or groups of people. However, there are some key reasons to accelerate your business’s transition to new methods of cloud file sharing and communication. Here is an easy-to-digest list with tips and explanations below.
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Topics: Cloud, IT Support, Unified Communications

What Anti-Spoofing Policies can SMBs use against Phishing Attempts?

Esteban Hernandez
Communication is vital component for a business to run smoothly. A majority of businesses use emails to interact with coworkers and those outside of the company. This is a direct connection to the outside world; this also leaves your company at risk of hackers. Phishing is the most common way hackers try to gain access to your database. When it comes to phishing emails, the hacker relies on the end user to do most of the work. They can spoof the CEO’s email and act like them wanting the end ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, IT Support

3 Reasons to Consider Multi-Factor Authentication for Your Business

Camryn Mottl
Have you heard of any of these all-too-common scenarios? Your database is logged into by a hacker with one of your employees' credentials, without your knowledge. Before you know it, the hacker is stealing data, and impersonating people within your company by sending phishing scams or locking files to then hold them for ransom. Has this even happened to you? And could this have been stopped?
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Topics: Security Threats, Outsourced IT, IT Support

Digital Ads: When Does Adware Become Malware?

Camryn Mottl
Did you know that the average person is estimated to come across 6,000 to 10,000 ads on a daily basis? That includes, billboard, merchandise, streaming music, video, or on social media ads. The growing use of digital and online marketing only increases click throughs. And while this could provide opportunities for you to expand your network across the globe, it also could expose your employees to malware and hackers.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, IT Support

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

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

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

What to Look for in the Best Outsourced IT Services

CoreTech Staff
If you’re reading this, chances are high you’ve decided to outsource some, or all, of your IT responsibility.  
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Topics: Outsourced IT, IT Support