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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

5 Strategic Tips for Preventing Data Loss in Your SMB

Kaitlin Schneider
Data loss, whether from human error, a ransomware attack, security breach or a hardware failure, can cost your business a lot of money. In fact, in 2020, a data breach cost SMBs an average of $149,000.   Most small businesses can’t handle losing that amount of revenue to data loss. That’s why you need a data loss prevention strategy, plan and policy. In this post, we detail five strategic tips for preventing data loss in your SMB.  
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Topics: Data Breach, The Workplace, Network Security

How Can a Managed IT Service Provider Help Local Government?

Kaitlin Schneider
Keeping up with evolving demands is a key part of helping your community thrive. Digital transformation has aided numerous local government agencies in the past few years, with solutions as simple as public WiFi access around parks and swimming pools, improving communication between institutions, and more.  However, someone needs to manage digital transformation, and if your local government is already busy servicing parks, emergency services, courts, transportation or public works, how can you ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Outsourced IT, IT Support

10 Simple PC Tricks to Improve Productivity

Derek Warak
We all know the business world today is fast paced. To stay cutting-edge, it’s important to maximize productivity. One quick, easy way to do this is to make your computer usage more efficient. Below, I’ve listed 10 ways to boost performance and give your productivity a leg up over the competition.
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Topics: The Workplace

The Importance of Employee Work-Life Balance and How SMBs Can Encourage It

Lori Mahoney
As an employer, do you ever stop to notice if your employees are happy, relaxed and seem to enjoy their job? Not having a work-life balance can be detrimental to your company and employee performance.
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Topics: The Workplace

5 Reasons Why Your Employees Need Professional Headsets

Kaitlin Schneider
When our company first switched to remote work, it was a bit of an adjustment. I had to get used to sharing the dining room of a one-bedroom apartment as an office with my fiancé. When we had meetings, we didn’t want to interrupt the other’s workflow, so headphones were necessary.  For a time, I settled for the subpar voice and sound quality of a simple pair of earbuds. And, those earbuds sufficed, for a time. But then the sound started cutting out. So, I had to find a different pair, and the ...
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, The Workplace

What is a VPN, and How Does it Work?

Aaron Wagner
Many companies have been working remotely for over a year now—some with no plan to return to the office. As others plan to return to normal, others still are getting the best of both worlds with a hybrid approach. No matter what work model your office adopts, security is still a crucial component of your company’s technology setup. As part of their security efforts, many companies use VPNs for their employees to connect to the office network.
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security

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

Pros and Cons of Microsoft Teams for Project Management

Chris Vilim
Although project management may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Microsoft Teams, the platform offers a lot of capabilities that can improve the project management process. These range from video conferencing to Office 365 integration to scheduling and hosting meetings.  However, while using Microsoft Teams for project management can offer many benefits, there are some limitations as well. As such, it’s important to know Microsoft Teams’ best practices for project ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace

Automate Your Business with Microsoft Teams Chatbots

CoreTech Staff
Meetings are more than events; they’re workflows that start before and continue after. Microsoft Teams apps for meetings keep you productive and let you stay in the flow of work across the entire meeting lifecycle. Over the past year, the pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live and work. Organizations around the world have adopted tools like Microsoft Teams to support working from home and hybrid work models. Today, over 115 million people log on to Microsoft Teams daily. And while ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace