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Technology Unwrapped

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

Why your business needs an MSP that provides IT Consulting

Alyssa Sisco
If technology is an integral part of running your business — as it is for most businesses today — you shouldn’t restrict yourself to only seeing your IT Managed Service Provider when something is broken. Proactive planning and IT consulting should occur regularly in order to align your security solutions and business technology with your company’s plans for growth. If your MSP’s only focus is on fixing your technology after it breaks, you'll end up with recurring issues and technology that ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Our Company, Trends

6 Tips for Safely Shopping Online for the Holidays

Alyssa Sisco
As we make our way into the holiday season and start thinking about what we're buying everyone, it’s important to heighten our awareness of who we’re giving our credit card information to. Don’t let cyber criminals ruin your holiday celebrations! Take a minute to remind yourself, your friends, and your family how to keep personal information safe while online shopping for holiday gifts.
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

Top 5 Features of Microsoft Office 365

Angela Wight
Many small and midsize businesses are using Microsoft Office 365 to work more effectively across teams and offices. Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based applications that bring together all of Microsoft’s existing online applications (Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher,Sway, and Word) into cloud services alongside Microsoft Teams.
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Topics: Cloud, Microsoft Products, Trends

Benefits of Upgrading to a Fiber Internet Connection

Derek Warak
When Henry Ford invented the automobile, it changed the way the US Mail Service would deliver mail forever. It took a little more startup capital to implement but would pay off in the long run and allow mail to be delivered quicker and in greater quantities. That is how you can think of fiber vs. copper for your internet traffic. It allows you to “carry” more information at a much faster rate of speed.
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Topics: Trends

Are Your IT Staff About Ready to Quit?

Alyssa Sisco
According to Ponemon Institute, 65% of IT and security personnel are considering changing jobs or careers. This is due to their ever-increasing workload, the requirement of being on call 24/7, overload from constant notifications and alerts, and the pressure of taking on continuously-growing security threats. It's easy to see how all these stressors are mounting to create an unmanageable work environment. If your internal IT staff are getting burnt out, they’re not alone and it's time for ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Trends

4 Cloud Services That Will Change How You Do Business

Chris Vilim
The workforce is changing, and so is the way we do business. While some organizations still run traditionally, with employees in the office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., other businesses are providing more flexible work environments that allow them to accommodate both their customers and their employees. With these changes comes a need to update legacy technology systems that were only built to support the conventional way of doing business.
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Topics: Cloud, Trends

7 Quick Tips for Your Android Phone

Barry Stackhouse
If you're still simply using your android phone to make calls and respond to emails, it's time to teach your phone some new tricks. Check out these quick tips for android phones to discover how easy it is to customize your phone to fit your needs. Chances are, you have your smartphone either on your person or near you most of the time, and if it's going to be a part of your life, it should be configured to fit your needs. Let's take the next couple minutes to get your android smartphone set up ...
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Topics: Trends

Cloud Computing Explained: The Most Effective Ways SMBs Are Using Cloud Computing Today

Angela Wight
Are you operating your small to midsize business using cloud applications or solutions? According to a recent survey from Capterra, almost 48 percent of small businesses allocate part of their budget to cloud computing each year. Business owners and managers who want their companies to remain competitive in the marketplace should consider what the cloud can offer their business.
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Topics: Cloud, Trends

Benefits of Using Microsoft Teams

Alyssa Sisco
Teams is Microsoft's cloud-based communication platform that offers chat, video and audio calling, file sharing, and collaborative file editing. Since it's hosted in the cloud, you can access it on any device, from anywhere you have an internet connection. This communication tool is great for businesses of any size, and assists in facilitating effective communication between teammates, whether they're in the next cubical over, or across the country.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends

A New First Line of Defense: Umbrella DNS Filtering

Alyssa Sisco
When thinking about cyber security threats, does it ever concern you how many threats are sitting out there, just on the other side of your firewall? What if we told you that your business could expand that cyber security shield further out — away from your internal network? The more space placed between your data and bad actors, and the more chances your security applications have to spot and stop malicious code before it acts, the better. That’s why we’re excited to offer Cisco Umbrella DNS ...
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Topics: Cloud, Trends, Network Security