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Technology Unwrapped

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

3 Simple Ways Technology Can Recapture Your Time

Al Howard
When I talk to clients, I often ask them if they spend about 20 minutes a day looking for something. After all, 20 minutes is not that much time, or is it? Often, I get a big laugh followed by a response with a much more concerning amount of time, ranging between one to two hours. Really? Why?
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace

How to Retain Staff and Drive Innovation With Technology

Angela Wight
When you have good employees, you want to show your team members you value their dedication and hard work. Increased compensation or a bonus is great, however, quality tools to do their job can also contribute to retaining high-quality staff long-term, while also contributing to their productivity. Technology has evolved from a tool to enhance your system’s efficiency to an integral business component. The impact of technology in the workplace is so pervasive that it is impossible to imagine ...
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Topics: The Workplace, IT Support

Power Cycling vs. Restarting: What is the Difference?

Ethan Weber
One of the most common responses from help desk support is: “Have you tried turning the device off and then on again?” While it may seem redundant, this solution is commonly recommended as a quick and easy fix for many problems involving your computer or printer. But how do you efficiently turn off and on devices when they vary so much in form and function, or when the power button can be a sleep button in disguise? Enter: Power cycling. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between ...
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Topics: The Workplace

Is Your Business Preparing for a Recession? 7 Technology Tips

Chris Vilim
According to the CNBC-SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey, more than 80% of small business owners expect a recession as interest rates rise to reduce inflation around the nation. Whether Omaha businesses experience a recession or not, we wanted to offer six valuable suggestions when you find yourself making decisions that impact your company and technology.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Finance, Technology Planning, Outsourced IT, Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Rolls Out Web-Based Meeting Scheduler: Bookings in Outlook

Camryn Mottl
The days of a six-email chain to schedule a meeting will soon be in the rearview mirror for Outlook users. In May 2022, Microsoft announced an update to Outlook, which essentially integrates the web-based scheduling tool, Bookings with Outlook. Bookings in Outlook allows you and others to create custom meeting types for internal and external purposes according to your availability and preferences.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers, The Workplace

Outlook vs. Gmail Head-to-Head: Which One is Best for Business?

Camryn Mottl
Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for the head-to-head match. In the red corner, the underdog is gaining ground with over 6 million business users and owning over 10 percent of the market productivity suite through Google Workspace, Gmail. Over in the blue corner, our champion contender with over 87% of market productivity and is connected to one of the largest online business portals, Outlook. Which email service is coming out on top as the best email service for your business?
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Technology Planning

5 Reasons to Outsource Your Business Cyber Security

Angela Wight
A cyber attack can be devastating to your company’s operations. Small Business Trends estimates the average cost of cyber-attacks on small businesses to be over $25,000. Unfortunately, small businesses are a frequent target of cyber criminals. As a business owner, you must be vigilant to ensure your business is protected and not infected with viruses. This takes time and resources from your organization that might be needed elsewhere.
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Topics: The Workplace, Outsourced IT, IT Support

6 MORE Microsoft 365 Apps You Didn't Know Existed [+Bonus App]

Camryn Mottl
As the Microsoft 365 landscape continues to evolve and develop, we wanted to showcase more apps you have access to with your subscription!
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace

Are Curved Monitors Viable Office Solutions?

Ryan Aiken
You’ve seen these sleek, curved displays in the stores, online, and maybe even have one at home as a part of your teens gaming setup, but are they for the office environment? Read on to find out, tangibly, what makes them special, and what the pros and cons are for using them in the workplace.
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Topics: Equipment Purchases, The Workplace, Manufacturing

How Can I Make My SMB Workday More Productive in 2022?

Camryn Mottl
Your time is valuable! Working for a small or midsize business (SMB) you are wearing several hats, and so is your team. So how can you be sure you are making the most out of your workday? We created a list of ways you can eliminate distraction and increase productivity for both you and your staff.
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace