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Technology Unwrapped

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

Microsoft Teams for Healthcare Practitioners: Bringing Secure Collaboration to Your Entire Organization

Kaitlin Schneider
If you own or help manage a healthcare organization, you understand the importance of security, compliance, and thorough, thoughtful communication across your entire staff. You work with numerous patients every single day, and shuffle through information in droves in order to provide the best possible care experience.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends

Zero Trust Policy: Why Your SMB Needs One

Bill Weber
As widespread work-from-home arrangements for knowledge workers continue, traditional perimeter-based security models are no longer viable.   Organizations today need a new model that effectively adapts to the changing/complex modern environment, embraces the mobile workforce, and protects people, devices, applications, and data wherever they are located. 
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Topics: Trends, Network Security

7 Technology Challenges SMBs Will Face in Late 2021

Chris Vilim
The world is reopening, and it has brought up several new technology challenges. Businesses are making intentional decisions about: Where and how they do their best work How to keep their systems secure How to keep them operational How to keep employees happy Here’s what I anticipate as the seven greatest challenges for SMBs throughout the rest of 2021.
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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

What is Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS)?

Kaitlin Schneider
Ransomware has now become the largest cyber security threat to businesses.  With worldwide attention from attacks such as JBS, Colonial Pipeline and most recently, Kaseya VSA, it seems ransomware is making headlines every day.  However, these high profile attacks not only showcase how advanced ransomware has become, but also the extensive damage it can have. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

AI-Designed Deepfakes Present New Terrain for Cyber Threat Landscape

Kaitlin Schneider
Since they started showing up online in 2017, deepfakes have been sprouting up with more frequency.  While many of the examples that you see on YouTube and TikTok are uncanny and entertaining manipulations of face-swapped celebrities dubbed with each other’s voices, the eerie technology behind the phenomenon has the potential for serious cyber security risks for SMBs.  In one 2019 instance, an energy company in the United Kingdom was scammed out of $243,000, an amount one employee thought he ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

How has Microsoft Teams Transformed the Unified Communications Landscape?

Jason Hahn
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the service, support and new deployment of IT and voice systems has changed quite a bit.   Bridging the distance between the deployment group and the customer has never been as complicated as it was the past year. There have been many bridges to build, cross and even invent. Not to mention pitfalls to navigate. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends

Scam Alert: Keep an Eye Out During the 2021 Tax Season

Kaitlin Schneider
Normally, tax season is a special occasion for cyber criminals to ramp up their scam efforts, but cyber scams have been consistent throughout the last year due to the political climate, the pandemic and now, the distribution of a vaccine.   Throw in tax season, and hackers have considerable fodder for numerous cyber scams.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends, Finance

5 Reasons You Should Hire an IT Consultant to Deploy Microsoft Teams

Kaitlin Schneider
Microsoft Teams has reached 115 million daily active users, and those numbers aren’t going to decrease anytime soon. The convenience and functionality of this platform makes it a serious contender for business communication in any industry.   If your business isn’t already using Microsoft Teams, you’re missing out on an easy-to-navigate hub where you can get all of your team and project communications done in one place.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Trends, Technology Planning

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