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Technology Unwrapped

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

Why You Need an IT Managed Service Provider for Your Manufacturing Business

Tom Montgomery
Hiring a managed service provider (MSP) to oversee IT systems can improve almost any business’s productivity, cybersecurity, and efficiency. However, an MSP can be especially helpful for organizations in the manufacturing industry. An MSP with manufacturing experience understands the unique challenges of your industry — and how to build systems that will keep operations up and running. MSPs can unite various technology in use across production, administrative departments, and management. And ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Industry Specific

9 Reasons to Outsource Your IT

Angela Wight
Years ago, your IT may have been managed in-house, with an internal IT support person or team of on-call technicians to handle user requests and hardware and software updates. However, today’s organizations rely on complicated systems: cloud computing, servers, voice and conferencing, mobile tools, and more. This complexity makes in-house IT management difficult, especially for organizations that rely on a single IT person. Tasking one employee to oversee user support, network maintenance, ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

Tips for creating your bring-your-dog-to-work policy

James Thompson
With roughly 68% of households owning a pet, it's becoming a trend to find dogs in the workplace. It's pretty easy to find employees that would enjoy bringing their dog to work, which is why many companies are now using bring-your-dog-to-work policies as part of recruiting. Even beyond recruiting pet-loving employees, there can be a few major benefits of allowing dogs in the workplace, including stress relief, improved productivity, and increasing the morale of your human employees. Pets can ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Our Company

5 ways Office 365 makes collaboration easy

Alyssa Sisco
Gone are the days where you needed to email revised copy after revised copy, only to be told, “Wait, I have one more change.” Whether you're in the same building, or across the globe, Office 365 makes it easy to work seamlessly with others. Office 365 is the subscription-based version of the Office suite and it receives new features and updates as they become available. With Office 365, you can be productive from anywhere, on any device. But more than just being able to work on documents, ...
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products, The Workplace

How the Right Video Conferencing System Can Enable Your Remote Workforce

Angela Wight
There’s no question that telecommuting is beneficial for businesses in many ways. With no long commutes in traffic or sticking to rigid schedules, employees enjoy a better work-life balance. Office space, equipment, furniture, and supplies are needed in smaller quantities — which saves money for businesses. And most importantly, more than two-thirds of employers reported increased productivity from their telecommuting staff.
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Topics: The Workplace

Do you struggle to create a good work-life balance?

Esteban Hernanez
Having a job that promotes a healthy work-life balance positively correlates with employee well-being, satisfaction and organizational commitment. Personally, I have a lot to juggle between my work-life and home-life. Having a flexible job and employer that’s willing to work with my out-of-the-box, crazy lifestyle is the only way I am able to fully commit to both. How do I balance both my work and family and what can your business do to ensure a healthy work-life balance for your employees? ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace

Why you should keep your MSP in the loop

Derek Warak
When it comes to managing your business, there are so many things to monitor and keep track of. Supplies need to be stocked, office space must be organized and used efficiently, employees need to be kept happy and morale needs to remain high. One additional thing that should be done - but is often overlooked - is making sure your MSP is kept up-to-date on employees leaving the company.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace

Own a business in Omaha and need IT help?

Alyssa Sisco
It’s hard to run a business when you’re constantly being interrupted by computer restarts, unreliable internet connections, or frequently dropped calls. Yet, many small businesses just live with these frustrations because they don’t have the time or resources to find and fix the issue. Or, they simply get stuck in a break/fix loop with old technology or temporary fixes. We get that most small to midsize businesses in Omaha can’t shell out the resources to employ their own team of IT ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Local Omaha News

Are you struggling to maintain a healthy work-life balance?

Lori Mahoney
According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace 2017 report, over half of employees in the U.S. say that having a job that’s conducive to a healthy work-life balance is very important to them. Depending on where you live, some cities are better than others at offering a healthier balance. According to smartasset.com, Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance – 2019 Edition, they examined 100 of the largest cities in the country and for the second year in a row, Omaha, NE ranked third. ...
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Topics: The Workplace

5 tech tips to keep your business safe through the Midwestern winter

Alyssa Sisco
Today is the official first day of winter! As nice as it sounds to get all wrapped up in blankets with a warm drink and wait out the next few months, we have things to accomplish! But unsurprisingly, Nebraska winter weather isn’t always on board with our plans. Sometimes it’s the snow, other times the ice, and occasionally even a power outage can get in our way. So, let’s get your business prepared for the unpredictability of winter in the Midwest, now!
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace