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Technology Unwrapped

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

Automate Your Business with Microsoft Teams Chatbots

Waheed Bhatti
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

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

From Security to Customization, Microsoft Teams Unveils 12 New Features

Bill Weber
Microsoft pushed Teams earlier this year with a number of features to facilitate collaboration and communication both internally and externally for an organization. Over the year, Microsoft has added several enhancements and improved features that are worth noting.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Trends

Microsoft Teams is Becoming the Standard in Video Conferencing—Here’s Why

Kaitlin Schneider
Whether it’s to touch base with your team or follow up with a manager—or even just to check in with family members—much of our lives today revolve around video calls and applications.   But not every video conferencing solution is built the same, and there are some clear go-to choices for businesses. The top contender today is Microsoft Teams, and it is quickly becoming the standard for video calling in the realm of business.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Trends

Why Do People Fall for Phishing Scams?

Kaitlin Schneider
Since the start of the global pandemic, we have written numerous articles about phishing and phishing scams. By now, you know that they are prevalent, and attacks are becoming more difficult to spot, but have you ever wondered about the specifics behind why people fall for phishing scams?  We’ve detailed a few reasons below, as hackers use numerous, evolving tactics in an attempt to swindle your employees for information, or worse, access to your systems.
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, The Workplace

What Can SD-WAN Do For Your IT Infrastructure?

Marco Ren
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

4 Ways Your Omaha Organization Can Develop a Cyber Security Culture

Kaitlin Schneider
Cyber security threats have only increased in frequency in 2020, and the techniques that criminals are using are only becoming more sophisticated. To protect your business from cyber threats, you need to safeguard your assets with a robust cyber security setup—one that includes numerous layers and defenses.   And, while there are several technological solutions your organization needs to have in place, your first line of defense is actually your staff. 
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace, Network Security, Local Omaha News

Working from Home? We’ve Rounded Up Our 21 Best Blog Posts About Remote Work

Kaitlin Schneider
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve written an array of articles with ways for you to thrive in your new home office space. In addition, we’ve compiled information for business owners and IT managers which helps them consider what technology, policies and procedures might work best.  Now, we’ve compiled those articles together in this post, so you can easily refer back to them anytime you need some additional tips and advice to make remote work, well, work. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Our Company, Trends, Network Security, Phone Systems, Technology Planning

The 7 Best and Worst Personalities in Every Business Meeting [+Free Infographic]

Kaitlin Schneider
Whether your meetings take place in person or on a video conferencing platform, there are a few personality types that make themselves known in every meeting.     Do you know which ones are the best – or the worst – for successful meetings in your organization?  
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Topics: The Workplace

7 Pros and Cons of Working from Home Long-Term

Kaitlin Schneider
You’ve no doubt noticed that working from home has several advantages, but, as with anything, there are also a few downsides as well. During the current pandemic, both sides of the equation have likely surfaced at one point or another.   Depending on your work style and your actual job responsibilities, you may love working from home or hate it, so we’ve detailed seven pros and seven cons of working from your home office, dining room or—let’s admit it—your couch.  
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends