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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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

4 Tasks Your Managed IT Services Provider Can Take Off Your Plate

Chris Vilim
For most small business executives and managers, their primary business operations do not revolve around technology and cyber security. In fact, most executives prefer to focus on the day-to-day tasks of improving and growing their business rather than deal with technology problems. However, those technology problems often have a way of turning into stumbling blocks that reduce efficiency, increase downtime and leave the business vulnerable to a data breach. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning, Outsourced IT

Business Continuity Planning: What to Know

Chris Vilim
Although it may not be at the forefront of day-to-day business procedures, knowing how to respond in the event of natural disasters, security breaches or server failures remains a vital part of all business operations. Every organization must have a business continuity plan in place for backup and recovery in order to reduce downtime and customer interruptions. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning

Does Your Business Need IT Consulting?

Chris Vilim
Many small business owners consider IT consulting simply as a “nice to have” service for those with extra money in their IT budgets. But the truth is that, while these services weren’t a necessity in the past, they have become more important for small and midsize businesses that want to remain secure and competitive in today’s tech-driven marketplace.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Technology Planning

Which IT Services Can Be Outsourced?

Chris Vilim
Do you find that your IT manager spends more time putting out fires than working on proactive tasks? It can be easy for IT managers to get overwhelmed when they try to handle all aspects of technology for a small business without the help of managed IT services. Many IT professionals are trying to stay up to date with the latest trends and security issues, all while managing the day-to-day IT operations of a small to midsize business. When they try to do it all, they often spend most of their ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers

What are your business goals for 2020?

CoreTech Staff
As we get closer to the end of 2019 you may have already begun planning for the new year. Has your team started discussing where you would like to see your business go and establishing a road map to guide you there? Have you put thought to how technology could be used to advance your business goals? When you work with CoreTech as your Managed Service Provider (MSP), you’re not just hiring someone to fix your technology when it breaks, you’re investing in a partner who assists in aligning your ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Technology Planning

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