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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

Microsoft Teams and Nextiva Cloud Together Make One Unified Communication Solution

James Thompson
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt traditional ways of doing business, a lot of companies have taken advantage of working from home. But working remotely brings up new challenges and problems to solve, and organizations are particularly concerned with how they can communicate with customers, vendors and coworkers.   Because even when working from home, phone calls are still a crucial component of conducting business.  
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Topics: Cloud, Trends, Phone Systems

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

6 Steps to Maintain a Better Screen-Life Balance

Lori Mahoney
Have you ever really sat down and calculated how much time you spend on your smart phone, tablet or computer? Just as you need work-life balance to prevent stress, you should also consider your screen-life balance.
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Topics: Trends

Is Your Omaha Organization Prepared to Work Remotely due to COVID-19?

Kaitlin Schneider
The novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, continues to spread, and cases are continuing to sprout up in the Omaha and Lincoln area. Already, countless events—including major economic stimulators like the College World Series—have been postponed or cancelled, and many of the city’s largest organizations are preparing to join others in this unprecedented adoption of remote working.
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

7 Tax Season Cyber Threats and How You Can Stay Safe

Kaitlin Schneider
Tax season 2020 is well underway, and that means cyber scammers are out in full force, making more and more attempts to access personal information and accounts. Cyber threats are intense year-round, but the threats ramp up in the February-April time period. Nobody wants to add another item to their list of things to get done during tax season, but now, more than ever, is the time to stay safe and secure. To make sure that you’re aware of the many virtual dangers that surface regularly during ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends, Finance

Juice Jacking: The Latest Tactic in a Hacker's Cyber Theft Arsenal

Kaitlin Schneider
Picture this: you’re at the airport, having just passed through a long-winding security line. You’re about to take your seat when you check the time on your phone, but then you notice that your battery has 3% remaining. Panic grips you immediately; you still have a 45-minute wait before you can board the plane. And your boarding pass is only accessible through your phone! You think, “Wait a second; I saw a USB charging station a few minutes ago.” You breathe a sigh of relief as you realize that ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends