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Technology Unwrapped

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

7 Technology Challenges SMBs Will Face in Late 2021

Chris Vilim
The world is reopening, and it has brought up several new technology challenges. Businesses are making intentional decisions about: Where and how they do their best work How to keep their systems secure How to keep them operational How to keep employees happy Here’s what I anticipate as the seven greatest challenges for SMBs throughout the rest of 2021.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

Why You Should Evaluate Your Relationship with Your Managed IT Service Provider

Esteban Hernandez
MSPs and their clients. It might not seem like it, but for an MSP-client relationship to be successful, you must have some common ground. Clear, open communication and mutual understandings of each other’s business are key pieces to the puzzle. If you’re not constantly evaluating your relationship with your MSP, here’s why you should start.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, IT Support

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your Business

Kaitlin Schneider
Is your small or medium-sized business experiencing growth?   That’s great news for your bottom line, but you need to ensure your IT infrastructure is supporting your growth, rather than hindering it. Do you have enough equipment for your staff? Is your network robust enough to handle client demands? 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Technology Planning

Build a Better Future for Your Construction Company with Managed IT Services

Kaitlin Schneider
With IT components like digital bidding, collaboration tools, and estimation software, construction companies are evolving faster than ever before, and those changes impact construction business owners and managers significantly.   However, when you partner with a managed IT service provider, you can streamline your company’s technology growth. They’ll manage the systems and equipment for you, recommend the best solutions to meet your business goals, and, most importantly, allow you to work on ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, IT Support

Is Your Omaha or Lincoln Company in Growth Mode? 5 Tips for Scaling IT

Chris Vilim
Omaha is home to over 45,000 businesses, and it’s not surprising, considering we enjoy a winning combination of moderate taxes, low cost of living and high quality of life. In fact, more than 20 Omaha businesses are among the 5,000 fastest growing businesses in the nation. Meanwhile, with Lincoln making “top 10 cities” lists for Business Climate and Best Cities for Young Professionals, and even #1 Happiest Cities, we are certainly primed for more economic growth in Nebraska. Your technology ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning, IT Support

Support for Company IT Managers: Don’t Be Left Behind

Kaitlin Schneider
On any given day, internal IT managers have a lot on their plate. You’re at the heart of it all: updating software, supporting end users, streamlining operations and keeping it all secure.  With so much on your to-do list, it’s easy for internal IT managers to get sidetracked by seemingly minor tasks, leaving  you scrambling for time to complete larger objectives that also demand your attention. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Outsourced IT

What to Look for in the Best Managed Backup Services

Chris Vilim
When disaster strikes your business — a security breach, failed server, or power outage — the fear of not being able to retrieve your data can be very real. That’s why having managed backup services should be an essential component of your IT solutions. With managed backups, you can access your network systems and get your business back up and running with minimal downtime. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning

How are Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Data Backups Different?

Kaitlin Schneider
Every business requires careful planning for success, especially when it comes to disasters and major events. But what do all of the terms, like business continuity, disaster recovery, and data backups, actually mean? What are the differences between them?   In order to form an adequate response plan for your business, it’s essential to understand the differences in these three closely related topics so you can best prepare your business for any scenario. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning

How IT Downtime Impacts Your Business

Kaitlin Schneider
Not every disaster that wreaks havoc on a business has to be a major natural event like a fire, blizzard, flood or tornado. Even something as simple as accidental deletion or one wrong click on a phishing email could instigate a disastrous domino effect in your organization.   And it’s not just your company’s revenue that is impacted by downtime. There are other ways that unplanned IT downtime can impact your business, including:   Data loss  Lost productivity  A damaged reputation  Actual ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Technology Planning

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: 17 Key Questions to Ask

Kaitlin Schneider
As any business can attest (especially after the numerous events of 2020), maintaining a business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan is important to reducing your business risk and downtime. The plan will outline specific response strategies in the event of a disaster.  Disasters, big or small, can include things like:   Floods, fires, and blizzards  Accidental deletions or security breaches  Hardware failures or power outages  And more  No matter what types of events may attempt to ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning