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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

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

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

Top 10 Questions to Ask During Your Microsoft Teams Setup

Chris Vilim
Microsoft Teams is garnering a lot of attention right now for its video conference and communication capabilities. However, this chat-based workspace within Office 365 offers much more than virtual meetings.  To leverage Microsoft Teams services for your organization, it’s important to learn the ins and outs of the platform first, so you can customize it to your needs.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Technology Planning

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

5 Reasons You Should Hire an IT Consultant to Deploy Microsoft Teams

Kaitlin Schneider
Microsoft Teams has reached 115 million daily active users, and those numbers aren’t going to decrease anytime soon. The convenience and functionality of this platform makes it a serious contender for business communication in any industry.   If your business isn’t already using Microsoft Teams, you’re missing out on an easy-to-navigate hub where you can get all of your team and project communications done in one place.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends, 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