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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

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

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

CoreTech Staff
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

The Solution Your Mobile Workers Need: Mobile Device Management

Wynn Obermeyer
In just the past few years, the way employees use mobile devices in the workplace has significantly shifted. The popularity of remote work options and the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) programs have increased. Whether employees are using their own mobile device or a company-owned device, they can enjoy the flexibility and ease of working remotely, while employers benefit from increased productivity and efficiency. However, as more companies embrace employee mobility, they also need ...
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Topics: Trends, Network Security

Why Your Business Needs an MSP that Provides IT Consulting

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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

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?

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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