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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

Streamline Your Organization’s Use of Microsoft Teams with Connectors

Ryan Aiken
Like many organizations, you’re likely using Microsoft Teams to chat, call and collaborate with employees in the “new normal,” but did you know that there are applications and bots that you can use within Microsoft Teams? Known as Microsoft Teams connectors, these applications and bots make Microsoft Teams even more of a productivity powerhouse.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends, Technology Planning

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

Are TikTok and WeChat Really Trying to Steal Private Information?

Joel Havenridge
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

How to Avoid Falling Victim to Cryptocurrency Scams

Kaitlin Schneider
On July 15, a small group of hackers gained access to 130 high-profile Twitter accounts, and they perpetuated a cryptocurrency scam via the social media platform. The group made off with 12.9 Bitcoin, which, as of the exchange rate at that time, equates to around $120,000.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Trends

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

6 Social Engineering Security Threats to Avoid During the COVID-19 Crisis

Chris Vilim
The COVID-19 crisis has been an extremely challenging time for most businesses. Business owners have struggled to cope with the rapid transition to remote work, fluctuating stay-at-home orders and potential damage of a struggling economy. Employees are doing their best to work in the midst of uncertainty, stress and distractions at home. Unfortunately, there will always be someone trying to profit off of a disaster, and that’s certainly true of threat actors behind cyber security attacks. ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, 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