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CoreTech has been serving the Bowling Green area since 2006, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

You Don’t Have Time to Waste on Your Vendors

You Don’t Have Time to Waste on Your Vendors

Businesses rely on vendors for several things, whether for services rendered or the acquisition of technology. Unfortunately, the act of managing so many vendors can be exhausting and downright time-consuming for companies. What is the forward-thinking company to do, and how can it overcome the challenges of vendor management?

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How to Ensure Your Technology Remains Maintained

How to Ensure Your Technology Remains Maintained

Maintaining your business’ technology can be a lot to handle, particularly if you don’t have any IT staff members on hand to dedicate to its management. Managed services make this process a lot simpler, ensuring that (amongst other key benefits) your desktop solutions remain up-to-date and prepared for anything. Here are three basic tips to follow to ensure your desktops remain maintained.

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Integrating AI to Keep Your Information Systems Secure

Integrating AI to Keep Your Information Systems Secure

Due to the increasing complexity and rapid growth of the cybersecurity industry, businesses need to stay ahead of developing threats designed to undermine advancements in the latest and greatest security technologies. One way that researchers have used to fight against threats is through the use of artificial intelligence. It’s possible that this emerging technology could be the key to fighting back against cyberattacks.

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Investing In Your Business Means Innovating More Effectively

Investing In Your Business Means Innovating More Effectively

There are many ways that you can invest in your business. You can hire additional people with a strategy to get more done; you can diversify and try to cultivate different types of revenue; and you revitalize your business through the use of technology. This month, we thought we would discuss how deploying certain technologies can help grow your business fast. 

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Moving from Paper Files to Digital Can Bring Significant Benefits

Moving from Paper Files to Digital Can Bring Significant Benefits

Paper can be incredibly expensive, especially with the quantity that a normal business goes through every single day. However, not only is it expensive on the monetary side, but also on the environmental side as well. By making some changes around your office, you can be more eco-friendly and budget-friendly by reducing the amount of paper waste your organization suffers from.

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Boost Your Productivity with These 5 Tips

Boost Your Productivity with These 5 Tips

Being productive is the goal of most people, not only to do a task well in a set time, but to do multiple tasks equally well in the same timeframe. Many experts and consultants have devised strategies meant to boost an employee’s productivity, and a handful of them actually work. This month, we’ll review a few of these strategies so you can give them a try.

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How to Utilize Instant Messaging in Business

How to Utilize Instant Messaging in Business

Instant messaging is a technology that has picked up substantially in the business world, and for good reason. While email allows for more passive communication, instant messaging allows for more instantaneous communication, similar to a phone call in its urgency. But are you using instant messaging to enhance your work life?

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The Pros and Cons of Utilizing the Internet of Things

The Pros and Cons of Utilizing the Internet of Things

A lot has been made about the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past couple of years. People have been purchasing technology they can control from their phones or from centralized smart hubs and it has resulted in a shift to the way people interact with technology. For modern businesses this can bring several pros and cons to the table. This month we thought we would take a brief look at some of the pros and cons of deploying IoT technology in the workplace. 

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Why is Your Phone System Important for Business?

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Mobile phones have evolved tremendously in recent years and now have many powerful features never seen in previous phone systems. Many businesses rely on mobile phones as vital tools in business operations, and some have ditched their phone lines completely in favor of mobile devices. But is this the best decision? Have business phone systems become irrelevant or even obsolete?

The Importance of Business Phone Systems

The value of modern communication systems is incontestable. But this doesn't mean that traditional business phone systems are no longer needed. Let's look at some of their main uses for modern businesses.

Integration of Several Phone Functions

Business phone systems remain in place because they allow multiple phone functions to integrate into one efficient hub, making them easy to manage.

Conventional features like call forwarding, call screening, and call logs are staples of all business phone systems. In addition, we can seamlessly integrate them with some of the most popular online tools, like Google Apps, Microsoft Outlook, or your helpdesk application.

Cost Efficiency

Compared with conventional phone systems and their high maintenance costs, modern business phone systems are very cost-effective. From installation to operation, maintenance to updates, modern phone systems are incredibly affordable.

Scalability

Another plus for modern phone systems is that they are completely scalable. You don't have to worry much about how many phones you need or which features to install. Modern business phone systems expand as your business grows. If you need to cut back, it is easy to eliminate the units and features that are no longer useful for your business. This way, you don't get stuck paying for services you don't need.

Potential Problems with Having No Proper Phone System

Despite the many advantages that modern business phone systems offer, some traditionalists still think they are an extravagance. They stuck with their old phone systems, believing that they were still serving them well in the modern business age. Unfortunately, this loyalty might lead to several problems for your business and your employees.

Lack of Privacy for Employees

Without a proper business phone system, it's hard to keep business and personal communications separate. Using your mobile phone number for business calls might sound practical, but it won't be long before this practice takes a toll on your private life. Business associates will reach you even while you're away from the office or vacationing with your family.

Lack of Security for Business Data

On the flip side, losing or misusing mobile phones is bad for business. If you lose your mobile phone used for business calls, critical business data might be at risk. With a proper business phone system installed, we can easily separate business and personal calls with simple automation and forwarding settings. And it can store business data as needed.

Limited Access for Clients and Business Partners

If you do not have a modern business phone system in place, your clients will only be able to call you during your business hours. If your business closes at 5 pm, your customers will have to wait until the morning to call you back.

While some clients might wait for someone to answer, others will move on to the next open shop and do their business there. The lack of a business phone system can cost you many potential customers.

The Solution

These are a few ways it will limit your business if you do not have a proper business phone system installed. Fortunately, the solution is simple. All you need to do is get in touch with us and ask about a custom phone solution that fits the specific needs of your business.

Each business is unique, so there are no one-size-fits-all business phone systems. As your IT provider, we will assess your needs and provide you with the exact phone system that you need.

To learn more about the benefits of a proper business phone system, you can check out our on-demand webinar where we talk about how managed services providers can help you with your business communication system requirements. And, as always, let us know if you have any questions.

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Wired or Wireless? That Is the Question

Wired or Wireless? That Is the Question

In the not-all-that-distant past, connectivity required an actual, physical connection between two endpoints. As a result, a wired connection was the only option for businesses to access online materials and resources. This leaves businesses with a choice to make: is a wired connection better for my operations, or should I implement wireless connectivity?

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Best Practices to Keep Threats Off Your Network

Best Practices to Keep Threats Off Your Network

There are many different varieties of cybercrime that businesses need to be vigilant about. However, most of these varieties can largely be avoided through a few basic practices and behaviors. Here, we’re giving you a few tips to help you prevent attacks from successfully influencing your business, so make sure you share them with your entire team, as well.

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Build Better Mobility with Advanced Strategies

Build Better Mobility with Advanced Strategies

Remote work is more common than ever before, so it’s no surprise that businesses are looking for new ways to ensure remote working arrangements aren’t dragging down operations. Thankfully, because it’s so common nowadays, your organization has a ton of options at its disposal, many of which allow for greater flexibility and mobility.

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Avoid the Cybersecurity Blame Game

Avoid the Cybersecurity Blame Game

When you go to such great lengths to protect your business’ network, it can come as quite a shock when you experience a data breach. Surely someone has to be at blame for such an event, right? Unfortunately, this mindset is often one that can come as a detriment to businesses, especially in today’s age of cybersecurity threats and ransomware. It can divide teams and cause rifts that are hard to recover from. 

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Create Secure Accounts with These Strong Password Tips

Create Secure Accounts with These Strong Password Tips

Keeping a secure password is a little confusing these days, especially when the standards for what is an acceptable, complex password seem to keep shifting back and forth. Let’s take a look at some of the industry-standard best practices for passwords and how you can implement them for your business.

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Limit Your Hardware Refresh Costs with this Simple Technology

Limit Your Hardware Refresh Costs with this Simple Technology

Businesses often struggle with the hardware side of running a business, whether it is finding the right solutions or taking care of them. Hardware like server units, workstations, and networking components are what keep your business functioning, and without it, you don’t have much of a business. How can you make sure that your organization is addressing this important aspect of running a business? How can you keep hardware from breaking your budget? We recommend starting with a network audit.

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The Internet of Things Can Help Stabilize Your Supply Chain

The Internet of Things Can Help Stabilize Your Supply Chain

The Internet of Things is an amalgamation of countless connected devices that all perform various functions. Many of these devices are being used in ways that businesses never thought possible. In fact, the Internet of Things and its boundless amount of connected devices have given manufacturers and corporations even more opportunities to get birds-eye views of operations, inventory management, and supply chain management.

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Quality Determines Your Success

Quality Determines Your Success

Technology can have a very real impact on your company’s ability to churn out a quality product, but it can also get in the way of doing so. The difference between the two is understanding what technology you need to ensure that your business is churning out quality goods and services. This month, we thought we would take a look at quality control automation strategies for three separate parts of a business

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A Remote Work Contingency Plan Could Save Your Business

A Remote Work Contingency Plan Could Save Your Business

Disasters are more common in the business world than you might think, be they natural disasters that level your office or simple electrical problems that spark a structural fire. A business-threatening disaster could occur at any moment, and it is your responsibility to ensure that it doesn’t put your business’ future at risk. To this end, we recommend you have plans for off-site operations, even if only temporary.

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Keep Moving Forward with Comprehensive Monitoring and Management

Keep Moving Forward with Comprehensive Monitoring and Management

Problems with your technology can often be spotted long before they become major time-consuming difficulties, but the catch with this statement is that you have to actively be looking for them in order to do so. If you want your business to remain profitable, you have to make sure that your technology is not wasting your business time or resources, and one way to do this is by actively monitoring your network for these issues.

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Monitoring Remote Workers is a Touchy Subject

Monitoring Remote Workers is a Touchy Subject

With so many employees still working remotely, organizations have turned to technology to ensure that their workers are actually… you know, working. While the need to know what your employees are up to throughout the workday is important, there is now a discussion happening on whether or not this violates employees’ privacy.

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Understanding IT

IT can be a complicated thing - trust us, we know. With so much terminology and moving parts to keep track of, there are a lot of concepts that can be tricky to grasp without a little guidance. We’re here to provide this guidance with a few brief guides to key IT topics. Check them out here.

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