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Technology Unwrapped

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

CoreTech is the Proud Recipient of the CompTIA Security Trustmark+

Kaitlin Schneider
“CoreTech continues to align with our clients' business needs and goals by putting them first, especially when it comes to the security of IT systems and data,” says Chris Vilim, president of CoreTech.   From proactive approaches in managed IT services to regular cyber security updates and alerts on our numerous channels, CoreTech is a client-focused, security-driven managed service provider (MSP).  To reinforce those values, our team recently underwent the process to obtain an IT security ...
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Topics: Our Company

Working from Home? We’ve Rounded Up Our 21 Best Blog Posts About Remote Work

Kaitlin Schneider
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve written an array of articles with ways for you to thrive in your new home office space. In addition, we’ve compiled information for business owners and IT managers which helps them consider what technology, policies and procedures might work best.  Now, we’ve compiled those articles together in this post, so you can easily refer back to them anytime you need some additional tips and advice to make remote work, well, work. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Our Company, Trends, Network Security, Phone Systems, Technology Planning

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

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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