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Technology Unwrapped

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

How IT Downtime Impacts Your Business

CoreTech Staff
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

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

CoreTech Staff
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?

CoreTech Staff
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?

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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

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

CoreTech Staff
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

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

4 Technologies Your Company Needs to Enable Remote Work

CoreTech Staff
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

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

CoreTech Staff
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

Does Your Business Need IT Consulting?

Chris Vilim
Many small business owners consider IT consulting simply as a “nice to have” service for those with extra money in their IT budgets. But the truth is that, while these services weren’t a necessity in the past, they have become more important for small and midsize businesses that want to remain secure and competitive in today’s tech-driven marketplace.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Technology Planning