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Technology Unwrapped

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

8 Topics Your Employee Cyber Security Training Needs to Cover

CoreTech Staff
Are you ready to empower your employees as they face cyber scams and phishing emails entering their inbox? Training your staff to recognize common cyber threats will help your Omaha SMB block viruses and malware. But what should you train on? You will want to be certain you are prioritizing the best topics and training on up-to-date information. Here are some subjects worth including in your cyber security training:
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Topics: Staff Training, Owners & Managers, The Workplace

Social Media Fraud and How It Impacts Your Business

CoreTech Staff
Are you among the many business tapping social media to promote your products and services? 96% of small business owners include social media in their marketing strategy, mainly for paid ads and connecting with current and potential clients. But, just as your business uses these platforms to seek out prospects, cybercriminals are lurking in the corners, on the prowl for inattentive victims, including your employees, through social media phishing.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Owners & Managers

Creating a Security Culture for Your SMB Workplace

Damon Hagerty
With our dependence on technology and the significant increase in hacker activity in the organization no one should need to ask if they have enough security implemented throughout the organization. It’s important to know that security is crucial, and it must be embedded into everything an organization does. A quick look at the news provides details on the security events of the day tied to an application's vulnerability or a major hack that occurred at a company or government organization. ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers, The Workplace

7 Microsoft 365 Apps You May Not Know Exist [+2 Bonus Apps]

CoreTech Staff
With a program as powerful as Microsoft, business owners are able to organize and implement campaigns in a more efficient manner. The different branches allow for connectivity within the company, making communication and workflows a unifying experience. Tying all of Microsoft programs together is Microsoft 365, the homepage to their universe of features. Considering Microsoft wanted to build apps that would fulfill every user’s needs, there might be some features you didn’t know existed. And ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers, The Workplace

Are Your Employees an Insider Risk?

CoreTech Staff
While most cyber security measures are put in place to focus on threats outside of an organization, there may be some untrustworthy or negligent individuals who are increasing chances of a cyber-attack within your company. Let’s discuss how you can reduce potential threats to your business and provide solutions to prevent future exposures.
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers, Network Security

Hackers are Phishing Off-Guarded Victims Through Google Docs

CoreTech Staff
In the past five years, phishing scams have become more complex, no longer tricking the gullible grandparent into clicking on the link leading to a “free Caribbean cruise” or a “free car”. Now, phishing has managed to work its way into the workplace through one of the most widely used sharing and editing software: Google Documents.
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers

Tips for the New Windows 11 Software

Derek Warak
If you were one of the lucky ones that upgraded to Windows Vista from Windows 7, then you may not be too excited about the new Windows 11 version being rolled out. Having to relearn how to use Windows is something that could cause a lot of anxiety, but this time Microsoft was easy on us, as it is similar to Windows 10. Continue to read for some tips on how to make the switch a more pleasant experience.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers

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

Common Misconceptions of Co-managed IT Services

Angela Wight
At the end of the day, as a business leader, executive, or IT professional, you want your technology to contribute to the productivity and profitability of your company. You want to succeed at this, so your business goals are met, and you can look back and note the success and your contribution to it. So, what if I were to challenge you to think differently about how you structure your IT talent and skills?
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning, Outsourced IT

How Co-managed IT Services Can Lower Your Company IT Costs

Angela Wight
There could be any number of reasons you are looking to lower the cost of IT spend for your company. IT salaries are rising, so the cost to hire, train, and provide benefits may not be what your small or midsize business can take on now. Maybe you have lost IT staff during the Great Resignation, and you don’t have time to recruit or spend the money to replace those resources quickly. You probably have security initiatives that need to be accomplished, and no one with the experience or time to ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning