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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

What is Zoom Fatigue? 5 Reasons You’re Feeling it and Tips to Combat it

Kaitlin Schneider
As your organization continues to work from home, you’ve no doubt had to adopt new ways of conducting business. One of the biggest changes is meeting through tools like Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams instead of in the office conference room.  
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

5 Tips for Communicating in a Work From Home World

Angela Wight
How have you fared in the largest work from home experiment ever? Was that a big “sigh” I heard? Considering how quickly businesses transitioned, you may not have had the time for training on new tools or communication methods; it was sink or swim!
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

How to Get Your Business Ready for the Reopening Economy

Chris Vilim
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

Securely Store, Share and Manage Passwords with LastPass Teams

Kaitlin Schneider
You know how devastating a cyber security attack on your organization’s data can be to your business, but did you know that over 80% of those breaches are caused by unsecured passwords? That is why we recommend using a password manager, like LastPass. With password management for your small to midsize business, you significantly reduce the risk of security breaches caused by poor password use.
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security

4 Technologies Your Company Needs to Enable Remote Work

Kaitlin Schneider
Work-from-home setups are steadily becoming the new normal for many businesses, whether by preference or default due to current circumstances. Most organizations are understandably focused on making remote work functional for their operations in the short term. However, don’t make the mistake of not looking at your long-term remote work structure and investing in technologies that will help employees stay productive and keep assets secure.  Here are four remote work must-haves for businesses ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

5 Ways Working from Home is Stressing You Out

Kaitlin Schneider
According to Slack HQ, as of March 27th, the number of people working remotely in the United States was somewhere around 16 million. That number has no doubt increased since then, and no one is certain how long the current ways of working will continue.   And, while working from home has its many perks, like a significantly shorter commute from living room to dining room; the ultimate snack drawer, AKA the pantry or fridge, or even a relaxed dress code, there are still a few downsides to ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

Our Team @ Home: An Interview

Kaitlin Schneider
Like many Omaha organizations, our team has been working from home for the past month, and for the most part, we’ve all reported positive experiences. So, I asked three of my coworkers specific questions about their individual experiences with working from home. I also answered the questions myself, since I too have had to adapt to the situation in quite a few different ways. 
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Topics: The Workplace, Our Company, Trends

IT Services that can be Outsourced to Save Your IT Manager Time

Bill Weber
IT managers today have more responsibilities than they did even a few years ago. With so many different issues and ongoing projects to work on, and the critical timeline requirements to go along with those, they don’t always have time to do it all. 
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security, Outsourced IT

Skip the Email. 3 Modern Platforms Your Remote Workforce Needs Now

Kaitlin Schneider
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, numerous businesses, including several in the Omaha metro, have abandoned their physical office to work remotely. Not only does this protect employees and show that organizations are doing their part in flattening the curve, but it also changes the way many businesses are able to communicate and collaborate with their employees.   To help ease the transition to remote work, we have provided valuable information about three useful communication tools. ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Technology Planning