Technology Unwrapped

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

7 Pros and Cons of Working from Home Long-Term

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

Do Gaming Keyboards Have a Place at Work?

You read that right, we’re going to talk about the use of a gaming keyboard at work. If you stop to think about it, the keyboard is an important component to an office workstation and is important for your physical comfort and productivity.
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Topics: The Workplace

Why Should Your Accounting Firm Invest in IT Security?

All businesses should prioritize IT security investments—especially accounting firms. You play a pivotal role in the lives of those businesses and clients, which is why your accounting company is a top target for cyber criminals.
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security, Technology Planning

How Can a Managed IT Service Provider Help Local Government?

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

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

5 Reasons Why Your Employees Need Professional Headsets

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

Why Do People Fall for Phishing Scams?

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

How to Get Your Business Ready for the Reopening Economy

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

Use These 4 Simple Solutions to Improve Password Security

Most business owners and managers understand the important role that secure passwords play in protecting business data and accounts from being compromised. When you consider that business technology users maintain an average of 191 passwords, it only makes sense that not every organization wants to take on the considerable feat of ensuring their staff create unique and complex passwords for every application and account they have access to. Nevermind regularly updating all those passwords every ...
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace, Network Security

How to Create an Acceptable Use Policy

While technology plays an important role in keeping your organization safe from data breaches, security risks, and other malicious online behavior, it can’t do all the work by itself. The most secure companies create a culture that includes risk management, where employees are invested in taking steps toward reducing incidents by minimizing risky behavior and working to protect their technology and data assets.
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace