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Technology Unwrapped

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

How to Get Your Business Ready for the Reopening Economy

Chris Vilim
Businesses have rapidly adjusted to COVID-19, finding ad hoc solutions to remain productive and profitable. But now that many companies are growing accustomed to the “new normal,” it’s time to start planning for the future.  While the pandemic may be temporary, there is no doubt that it will permanently change the American workforce, making it more flexible and open to technologies that foster collaboration and communication across distributed workers. In order to embrace these changes and ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

4 Technologies Your Company Needs to Enable Remote Work

Kaitlin Schneider
Work-from-home setups are steadily becoming the new normal for many businesses, whether by preference or default due to current circumstances. Most organizations are understandably focused on making remote work functional for their operations in the short term. However, don’t make the mistake of not looking at your long-term remote work structure and investing in technologies that will help employees stay productive and keep assets secure.  Here are four remote work must-haves for businesses ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

5 Advantages of Cloud-Based Business Phone Systems

James Thompson
When it’s time for your business to choose between an on-premise phone system and a cloud-hosted phone system, you’ll want the most reliable, cost effective, and easy-to-use option that meets your business needs. 
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Topics: Phone Systems, Technology Planning

Managed Backups and Business Continuity: What Does Your Small Business Need?

Tom Montgomery
Managed service providers (MSPs) offer managed backup services to make sure that businesses can still access their data in the event of a disaster like a fire, flood, server failure or security event. In addition, data backup is valuable if you mistakenly delete a file or lose some important information. For these reasons, managed backups should be a part of every company’s business continuity plan.  Below, we’ll discuss what a managed backup is and how it fits into your business continuity ...
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Topics: Cloud, Technology Planning

Skip the Email. 3 Modern Platforms Your Remote Workforce Needs Now

Kaitlin Schneider
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, numerous businesses, including several in the Omaha metro, have abandoned their physical office to work remotely. Not only does this protect employees and show that organizations are doing their part in flattening the curve, but it also changes the way many businesses are able to communicate and collaborate with their employees.   To help ease the transition to remote work, we have provided valuable information about three useful communication tools. ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace, 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

17 Essentials for an Efficient At-Home Office [+Free Infographic]

Bill Weber
Don’t underestimate what you need when you begin setting up your home office. Sometimes we don’t even realize all that we need or what will give us the most efficiency as we are in a rush to get home and get working.    If you’re struggling with setting up an efficient at-home office, you can use our checklist of 17 essential items. It is a well-rounded, yet streamlined list of what you’ll likely wind up needing at some point during your time as a remote worker during the coronavirus ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, The Workplace, Technology Planning

Is Your Omaha Organization Prepared to Work Remotely due to COVID-19?

Kaitlin Schneider
The novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, continues to spread, and cases are continuing to sprout up in the Omaha and Lincoln area. Already, countless events—including major economic stimulators like the College World Series—have been postponed or cancelled, and many of the city’s largest organizations are preparing to join others in this unprecedented adoption of remote working.
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

Getting the Most out of Managed IT Security Services

Chris Vilim
It takes more than just a firewall or antivirus software to protect your business from today’s more sophisticated cyber threats. If you want to reduce your risk of attack, you need to have a layered security solution that works to protect your networks, devices and data from every vantage point.
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Topics: Network Security, Technology Planning

What Your Small Business Needs to Know About the Future of Managed IT Services

Chris Vilim
Whether you are currently working with a managed service provider (MSP) or you plan to work with one in the future, it’s important to understand how MSPs are evolving to provide more secure, efficient and productive IT services for small business. Understanding the future of managed IT services will help your small business prepare for changes that may affect you. Here’s what small business owners need to know about the future of managed IT and IT service providers.
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Topics: Technology Planning