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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

5 IT Budget Considerations for SMBs in 2022

Angela Wight
Are you in the midst of creating plans and a budget for next year? Racking your brain and spending a lot of time on research to come up with your IT budget changes for 2022? We realize it’s not an easy task to plan for the future, so we’re here to help! We’ve put together a list of items you will want to consider and incorporate in your budget next year. 
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Topics: Technology Planning, Outsourced IT

7 Ways to Improve Remote Operations at Your Omaha Business

Angela Wight
Is remote work here to stay? In September, LinkedIn published a list of “remote work havens” in the United States. Omaha was on the list, where 28.1% of LinkedIn job seekers applying through the platform prefer remote work. With this shift in the workforce, the best question to ask your IT team is “How can we improve remote operations for our company?” Here are some suggestions to get you started.
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Topics: Technology Planning, Unified Communications

Why Your SMB Needs Cyber Insurance [+Statistics]

CoreTech Staff
Insurance may be one of your least favorite aspects of operating business, but it’s still a necessary one.   Especially when it comes to cyber insurance.   You might be thinking that your small business doesn’t need cyber insurance, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  
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Topics: Network Security, Technology Planning

How Does a Dark Web Scan Work? And Why You Want One Regularly

CoreTech Staff
You know that regular monitoring and maintenance of your data and systems is important for optimal performance uptime, but you might not realize that continuous scanning, particularly Dark Web scans, can mean the difference between getting breached and preventing one.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Technology Planning

Why Should Your Accounting Firm Invest in IT Security?

CoreTech Staff
All businesses should prioritize IT security investments—especially accounting firms. You play a pivotal role in the lives of those businesses and clients, which is why your accounting company is a top target for cyber criminals. 
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security, Technology Planning

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

How to Evaluate a Prospective IT Service Provider’s Quality of Service

Chris Vilim
Organizations have to be proactive in securing their data as well as customers’ data from online hazards. Problems such as bots, ransomware and identity theft plague the internet and endanger sensitive information as well as the reputation of businesses each day. IT services are key to running a secure business that your customers can trust.  However, searching for and evaluating quality IT service providers can be a massive task for businesses, small or large. Here, we provide information and ...
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Topics: Technology Planning, IT Support

Basic IT Security Policy Recommendations

Wynn Obermeyer
In this golden age of technology, companies can run a completely virtual business without ever opening a physical store. However, online businesses come with vulnerabilities and risks that can threaten your company’s security and livelihood. All businesses, small and large, are at risk for security breaches every day. Threats like ransomware and phishing can lead to detrimental damages to a company.  In fact, within six months of a cyber attack, 60 percent of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Technology Planning