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Technology Unwrapped

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

CoreTech Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary

Kaitlin Schneider
Twenty years ago, on July 17, 2000, CoreTech president Chris Vilim and his father, Larry, joined forces to deliver quality IT services to Omaha’s small businesses. 
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Topics: Our Company

We’re Here To Help! – How to Prepare When Contacting IT Support

Aaron Wagner
When your device (desktop, laptop, etc.) is giving you trouble and not performing the way it should, contact IT support. The goal of reaching out to your IT help desk is to get your questions answered and problems resolved quickly and painlessly, so your company isn’t impacted from reduced productivity or prolonged downtime.   IT help desk technicians—or “techs”—for short, are here to help! We are also prepared to receive numerous requests for service a day to help our clients out of a jam. One ...
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Topics: Our Company, IT Support

Our Team @ Home: An Interview

Kaitlin Schneider
Like many Omaha organizations, our team has been working from home for the past month, and for the most part, we’ve all reported positive experiences. So, I asked three of my coworkers specific questions about their individual experiences with working from home. I also answered the questions myself, since I too have had to adapt to the situation in quite a few different ways. 
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Topics: The Workplace, Our Company, Trends

Why your business needs an MSP that provides IT Consulting

Alyssa Sisco
If technology is an integral part of running your business — as it is for most businesses today — you shouldn’t restrict yourself to only seeing your IT Managed Service Provider when something is broken. Proactive planning and IT consulting should occur regularly in order to align your security solutions and business technology with your company’s plans for growth. If your MSP’s only focus is on fixing your technology after it breaks, you'll end up with recurring issues and technology that ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Our Company, Trends

How MSPs Help Clients Manage External Vendors

Barry Stackhouse
What are the first functions that come to mind when you think of a managed service provider (MSP)? IT support and help desk functions are usually the first things that come to mind. While these are certainly important aspects of the job, there is one key service we offer that often gets overlooked — external vendor management. MSPs play an important role in helping companies manage their third-party services, software, and hardware vendors so that they can focus on their core business.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Our Company

Tips for creating your bring-your-dog-to-work policy

James Thompson
With roughly 68% of households owning a pet, it's becoming a trend to find dogs in the workplace. It's pretty easy to find employees that would enjoy bringing their dog to work, which is why many companies are now using bring-your-dog-to-work policies as part of recruiting. Even beyond recruiting pet-loving employees, there can be a few major benefits of allowing dogs in the workplace, including stress relief, improved productivity, and increasing the morale of your human employees. Pets can ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Our Company

Meet the Team: Barry Stackhouse

Alyssa Sisco
Say hello to Barry! As an IT Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the technology needs of a handful of clients. He manages tickets and projects for his clients and provides support and services when they affect a larger group of users or a business as a whole. Barry and his wife have four kids themselves and a very large extended family. They recently hosted Thanksgiving at their house for more than 50 people! For some more interesting facts about Barry, check out his video!
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Topics: Our Company

Meet the Team: Tim Albertus

Alyssa Sisco
Have you met Tim? As a Systems Engineer, he spends most of his time building infrastructure and also handles a lot of the behind-the-scenes network maintenance that allows our clients to get their jobs done, in the most efficient ways for them. Additionally, for someone who works on complex, difficult issues all day, he likes to keep a balance by being a bit of a jokester and adorning his cubical in Lego figurines. Get to know Tim by checking out his video!
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Meet the Team: Bill Weber

Alyssa Sisco
Meet one of our newest recruits, Bill! He has taken on the role of IT Manager and works with clients to see how we can use technology to add value to their environment, while ensuring that projects are getting done right, on-time and on-budget. Outside of work, Bill enjoys spending time with his family, whether it be by having dinner together, finding things to do around town, or even traveling to Italy. Get to know Bill by watching our latest Meet the Team video!
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Topics: Our Company

Meet the Team: Sue Sims

Alyssa Sisco
Meet Sue Sims! She is a Unified Communications (UC) Engineer. Sue programs most of the phone systems that come from us and puts together the user-guides/manuals that clients receive with their new phone systems. She also helps with the cut-over for larger jobs where we transition a whole business from an old system to a new one. Read on to learn more about one of our outstanding UC Engineers! What do you like most about your job? I like that I never get to a point where I know everything. I ...
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Topics: Our Company