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Technology Unwrapped

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

What Can SD-WAN Do For Your IT Infrastructure?

CoreTech Staff
A reliable and secure internet connection has become critical in today’s business world, no matter what industry your organization is in. And, there are several aspects that could be slowing down your network or clogging up your connection. You might have email hosted on Microsoft 365, have servers in AWS or Azure, use a cloud-based phone system, have several branch locations that need to exchange data or you have many staff members working remotely. That’s a lot of traffic being routed across ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Technology Planning

Why Does Your Organization Need Mobile Device Management?

Jason Hahn
The current popularity of remote and flexible work options marks an evolution in normal workplace practices. But, while your employees may enjoy their newfound freedom of working from mobile devices within their home office or local coffee shop, you as a business owner or manager may have some security concerns about monitoring and managing all those mobile devices. That’s where Mobile Device Management (MDM) comes into the equation.
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Technology Planning

Toshiba End of Life: Why Upgrading your Toshiba Phone System is so Important

CoreTech Staff
(Updated February 2023) Back in 2018, we wrote about Mitel’s (owner of Toshiba phone systems) announcement to phase out Toshiba CIX and IPedge product lines. Since that writing, the company has since stopped selling new Toshiba equipment and add-on hardware.
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Topics: Phone Systems, Technology Planning

3 Criteria You Should Consider When Selecting An IT Service Provider

CoreTech Staff
When choosing a managed service provider (MSP), it can be difficult to know exactly what to look for regarding experience, terms and services. By hiring any service provider, you’re taking a big risk with your security, efficiency, and assets, so identifying the right one is key. When you’re investigating potential IT service provider candidates, however, there are many different factors to consider. You need to understand what they offer in terms of support, what services are included in your ...
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Topics: Technology Planning

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

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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

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

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