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Boosting_Employee_Productivity_and_IT

IT and Employee Productivity

For many organizations, employee productivity has been decreasing for years. However, partnering with the right IT team can reverse the trend while increasing employee productivity and your bottom line. Learn more about these solutions.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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The Top IT Trends of 2017… So Far

Although the year isn't over, some of this year's biggest trends have already started to reveal themselves. Learn more about 2017's latest IT trends and how they'll impact your business.

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
Email Security Checklist for your Business

Your Email Security Checklist

Network security is often considered the realm of IT professionals, but there’s one aspect of it that touches every part of business: email. Everybody, from interns to sales associates to project managers sends emails to keep the team up-to-date on what’s going on. That’s why email security is an important part of any good business network.

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WannaCrypt and Ransomware

WannaCrypt, a ransomware, impacted computers around the globe in May 2017, but it won't be the last major cyber attack. Learn how to keep your network protected from WannaCrypt and other viruses, maleware and ransomware.

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  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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Common Microsoft 365 Migration Issues

Although migrating to Office 365 is increasingly popular, many organizations still have concerns about making the change. Review some of the most common O365 migration issues and their solutions.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
manufacturing industry technology growth and ERP implementation projects

Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Growth in Manufacturing Industry

SWICKtech IT Consultants and Engineers connect people, processes and Line of Business applications to automate and streamline business workflows which would otherwise be time-consuming, error-ridden, and non-compliant.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

Cloud Migration Checklist: Make Your Migration a Success

Most businesses know they should move to the cloud to keep their data secure, but they might not be aware of the entire migration process. If you're considering a cloud migration for certain applications or email within your organization, use our checklist to find out how to make it a success.

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  • Cloud Computing

Developing Your Data Backup Strategy

As organizations continue to create and leverage more data as part of day-to-day operations, developing a clear, robust data backup strategy is key. Learn how SWICKtech can craft a plan to protect your most valuable resources.

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  • Data Backup/Recovery
IT Managed Service and Support For Your Business

6 Reasons an IT Managed Services Provider is Your Ticket to Network Security

For those companies unable to afford an internal IT department or for those who simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of maintaining a high quality IT team, IT managed services providers offer an alternative to going it alone. When choosing between in-house IT, managed IT services, or going with a lone IT guy, think about what your company needs for reliable, locked down network security.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
Web Filtering for Business

Web Filtering Explained: How to Filter the Web without Affecting Employee Productivity

Protecting your company’s sensitive information from data loss or data compromise is paramount. Employees can (whether knowingly or unwittingly) expose your organization to viruses and malware just by surfing the web. Unfortunately, this leads to weak points in your network security—plus, your employees can become a liability to your company’s integrity, which in some cases, can lead to legal trouble.

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  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
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Microsoft Teams Has Arrived!

Microsoft Teams is only the tip of the iceberg in regard to everything Office 365 has to offer to enhance daily office communications, collaborations, ability to sell and extract data in ways you never knew plausible.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
BizTimes Print Publication of SWICKtech Future 50 Award Winner

SWICKtech Future 50 Winner Featured in BizTimes Media

Presented by MMAC's Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE), the Future 50 Award celebrates the success of fast-growing regional companies!

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IT Support and Project Management Consulting for Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin

SWICKtech 2016 New Website Launch

SWICKtech is rebranding ourselves with renewed focus on IT Project Consulting and Business Application Management. Our Engineers and Analysts have all the expertise needed to integrate those tools into your company.

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The Benefits of an Office 365 for Business Upgrade

Our experienced team of technical business IT providers can comprehensively advise your company based on specified requests and requirements. We plan and execute the upgrade process to ensure the safety and security of existing files, software programs, etc., as well as mitigate or eliminate any company downtime.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
Network Security for your Milwaukee or Chicago Business

Proactive Network Security, Backup & Recovery, and More

When left unchecked, changes to your systems can turn into problems, both long and short term. Any complete IT solution should include constant, proactive monitoring of your entire network’s systems and operations. Proactive monitoring involves watching and documenting all incoming/outgoing data and activity so potential system threats like computer viruses, hacking attempts, and more can be caught before they result in catastrophic destruction.

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  • Network/Server Infrastructure
New Technology for business owners and businesses

IT Advice CEOs Should Never Ignore

Working with your IT professionals here is very important; you’ll both need to do your research and be open to alternative solutions to determine how your day-to-day business processes will be affected by technology changes.

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Microsoft Windows 10 for Business

Is your Business ready for Windows 10?

Windows 10 offers some great enhancements that will benefit your business.  Ensuring your business is ready will greatly reduce the risk of compatibility issues for applications and hardware and potentially save your business money.  As they say, free is not always free.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
Microsoft Windows 10 for your workstation

Windows 10 Security

Battling against cyber-threats is constant and requires frequently updating protection services. Windows 10 is the latest operating system to include features that directly address global cyber security compromises. In this blog, we explore how this system can directly apply to your business and preserve secure information.

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  • Business Software Consulting
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  • Network/Server Infrastructure
Back up Data Securely for your Wisconsin or Illinois Business

10 Essential Steps to Protect your Data

There are various ways to calculate the cost of losing work stored on computers.  Perhaps the easiest way to get a gut feel for the cost is to think for a moment about how long it would take to replace lost work.  How many people would have to spend how many days to create everything from scratch?

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
SWICKtech SafetyNET Backup Plans for Business

Don’t Be An April Fool, Backup Your Data!

SWICKtech SafetyNET provides reliable, secure, and stable cloud backups for your company data. SWICKtech will ensure nightly backups succeed by utilizing automated alerts and daily checks to assure the integrity of your data. Every night your data will be backed up to SWICKtech’s Managed Private Cloud in downtown Milwaukee.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
SWICKtech SafetyNET Business Backup and Recovery System

Business Backup Strategies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The SWICKtech SafetyNet Business Backup and Recovery System harnesses a bulletproof checks-and-balances system. With automated alerts and physical checks performed daily, we know if and when an issue arises with your data, and we’re able to correct it in the least amount of time possible.

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
IT Managed Support and IT Consulting for Wisconsin and Illinois

Selecting A Managed IT Solutions Provider

When consulting organizations to undertake the development of a network infrastructure, it’s imperative to inquire further about the degree of its team’s expertise and knowledge within the industry. Those with employees having only a basic understanding of IT support and maintenance may not be in accordance with your company’s needs.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
Technology Strategic Planning for your Wisconsin or Illinois Business

Building Out Your 2016 IT Strategic Plan

Outlining an IT strategic plan is one thing. Effective implementation is another. There are plenty of ways to get your IT strategy off the ground. Hiring an outside IT consulting firm can be a cost-effective approach. One of the best ways to save money is to invest in technology when there’s a window of opportunity—and Q4 is a great time for opportunity!

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
  • Voice/Unified Communications
IT Managed Support for Wisconsin

Too Busy To Bolster Your IT? It Could Already Be Too Late…

Network security is of critical importance these days. The first step to ensuring your IT is working and protected is to analyze how your IT is currently set up, then identify areas that could be bolstered to prevent security breaches.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
IT Managed Support and Technical Expertise for your Business

9 Questions to Ask Your IT Team Today

Good leaders understand the importance of delegation. Great leaders get feedback from their delegates and incorporate it into action. So, chances are you’ve hired your IT department to handle your technology because their expertise outweighs yours by a fair margin.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
  • Voice/Unified Communications
Cloud Computing for your Business

Here’s Why The Cloud is SAFE for Your Business

When moved to the cloud, businesses can access their data anywhere, anytime, and via a variety of devices. This flexibility enhances reaction time to changes in business and can allow companies to better serve their customers.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
Firewall Security for your Business

Firewall Security in Plain English: A Clear-Cut Guide to Firewall Security

Simply put, you need a strong firewall. Viruses, spyware, phishing emails, Trojan horses, worms, malware, bot armies, ransomware, scareware, hackers and cybercriminals…yeah, there’s all kinds of dangers lurking out there. You’ll hear these top network security terms used nearly interchangeably—and while they’re not all the same, the reason for this is because every one of these threats attempts to do essentially the same thing: steal sensitive data for criminal activity.

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  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
BYOD Bring Your Own Device for Business Computer Usage

Is BYOD Putting Your Network (and Your Business) at Risk?

Choosing or creating the right BYOD platform is essential to your company’s success. Your BYOD policy should include set and enforced components, including: password enforcement, automatic update requirements, mobile device management services (MDM), and employee accountability.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
Multi-Layered Network Security for Businesses

David Beat Goliath: Why Every Business Needs Multi-Layered IT Security Now

Technology is so integrated into everything we do (especially in the business world) that we’ve come to depend on it for almost everything—but with this digital revolution comes a fair share of dangers. Whether large or small, your company’s systems and data are more vulnerable to digital crime than you might think.

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
Network and Data Protection for Your Business IT Environment - SWICKtech

Is Your IT Environment In Your Comfort Zone?

From system security and disaster recovery to everyday efficiency and reliability, are you confident your IT environment is working, balanced and harmonious? If you’re feeling uncomfortable, it’s time to get back to your IT comfort zone—and that means getting back to consistently reliable IT stability.

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  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
Virus Protection for Network and Server Environments

Why Plain Ol’ Antivirus Isn’t Enough

With digital attacks looming all over the internet, how exactly can you be certain your antivirus protection is enough? Whether you have an internal IT department, an outsourced managed IT services provider, or you’re operating with only a paid (or even free) antivirus security suite, you must be certain your company’s data is protected.

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  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
IT Infrastructure and network system support

How Your IT System is Like the Human Body

Both your body and your IT systems are made up of multiple layers of defense. These layers consist of many varied tools, system monitoring devices and recovery strategies. There are elements that focus on detection and identification, others that learn about new threats and evolve to destroy them, while others fight the problem head-on or work to repair the damage caused.

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  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

Acrobats Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need a SafetyNET

Swick Technologies offers a complete and comprehensive security service: the SwickTech SafetyNET. This safety net is a comprehensive and secure plan built from the ground up to ensure your sensitive data is backed up securely, safely and at all times.

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
IT Stability for your business

Zen and the Art of IT Stability

IT problems and their solutions can be broken down into a few categories. All hardware, software, information management, security concerns, and recovery after a disaster situation fall under at least one of these categories. Your trusted IT management team understands these issues intimately and should have multiple solutions in place, should you experience any of these problems.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

6 Signs You're A Slave to Your Server

When to know it's time for Server infrastructure improvements for your business.

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  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure
IT Network Security Threats for Business

3 Crazy Big-Time IT Security Threats to Your Business

Cybercrime is more advanced than ever before. It seems more and more frequent that we hear of a company that just suffered crippling data compromise, which can result in a severely damaged reputation. Using cutting-edge technology, criminals continue to collaborate and share knowledge so as to more successfully infiltrate networks.

3 Common IT Issues Every CEO Should Know About

The challenges of running a productive and secure company are more difficult and trying than ever before. When it comes to IT stability and security, whether you’re running a small business or a large corporation, it’s more important than ever to take responsible and proactive steps toward “running a tight ship.”

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  • Managed Services

5 Keys to IT Stability That Ensure “Business as Usual”

Imagine an entire week at work where everything operates smoothly. Your employees are all relaxed and working hard, services and orders are quickly and efficiently processed, and there’s not a whisper of a problem from your technology systems. Imagine a whole week—even a whole month—without a stressful work environment. Wouldn’t that be great?

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

7 Questions to Ask Your IT Professional Every Month

Ah, the IT Department. Completely necessary—but sometimes their day-to-day duties are a bit of a mystery. As CEO, you understand you need them, but it can be hard to shake the nagging feeling at the back of your mind… You know, the question of whether or not your IT department is properly managed or entirely effective.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
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Declare your Independence from IT Instability

Computer technology is about as close to magic as we’re going to get these days. It has revolutionized every aspect of our culture, from business technology to social communications. It’s changed the way we work, play and even the way we think.

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  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

Firewall Best Practices

Your network firewall is the gatekeeper and a key layer of defense for your overall network security strategy. This layer must be managed, maintained and monitored to insure its optimal performance. This article will go over a few fundamental best practices that will help insure that your network firewall stays stable, secure and protects your network from malicious attacks.

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  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

Is Your IT Guy Dangerous?

Just how dangerous is an IT department operated by just one person. If your company puts all their trust in one person, a lot more than you realize may be at stake. We’re not suggesting that all IT personnel are dangerous—we wouldn’t have a functioning world if that were the truth.

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  • Business Software Consulting
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services

Keep your computer cool in the dog days of summer

Summer has finally arrived! The snow is gone and the heat of the summer is here. However heat isn’t good for everything. Heat is kryptonite for computers. It can make your computer go from working fast and efficiently to slow and unresponsive. What causes computers to overheat and what can be done to prevent your computers from overheating?

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  • Managed Services

RIP Windows XP

Windows XP, Wikipedia and the first Harry Potter movie were all released in 2001. Over a decade has passed and technology is among the many things that have changed. Back in 2001 Windows XP was the twinkle in Microsoft’s eye, their shining star, their flag ship operating system. It has been the most widely used operating system for quite a while, even surpassing some of Microsoft’s other operating systems like Windows 98 and Vista. But every good thing must come to an end and technology keeps growing by leaps and bounds.

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Slow IT Got You Stuck in the Dog Days of Summer?

We all know the pain of slow IT: websites taking too long to load or timing out, your OS is out of date and makes everything a headache. Printers don’t want to print. Anti-virus scans take days to complete and you can’t run other programs while it scans your systems. Uploads/downloads never seem to finish. Frustration and irrational anger abound.

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  • Data Backup/Recovery
  • IT Project/Consulting
  • Managed Services
  • Network/Server Infrastructure

Swick Technologies named to 2014 MMAC-COSBE Future 50 List

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small Business Executives (MMAC / COSBE) has recognized Swick Technologies as one of Milwaukee’s fastest-growing companies, naming it to the 2014 Future 50 list.

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SwickTech Stability Cube

SwickTech Stability Cube is six key steps necessary for achieving stability in your business computer systems.

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What will downtime cost your business?

Do you ever stop to think of how much your business depends on computers? How about the costs that you would incur if your business computer network failed? Many businesses do not fully understand how dependent they are on their computer network, until they experience some type of network downtime. Depending on the type of industry your business is in, the cost of the network downtime will vary.

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  • Business Software Consulting
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  • IT Project/Consulting
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  • Network/Server Infrastructure

What’s Your IT Plan B?

It’s another day and business is in full swing, as usual. Everything is running smoothly and your office is abuzz with activity. While at your desk responding to a few emails, you notice your internet has frozen and stopped responding.

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Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Now that Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, people are debating between Windows 7 and Windows 8. You may be asking, what is the difference between the two operating systems? or which one is going to be the best for me? Here is a breakdown between the two Windows operating systems. You may find that with a better knowledge of the operating systems you will be more comfortable when making the choice between the two.

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  • Business Software Consulting
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10 Things You Didn’t Know an Off-Site IT Team Can Do For Your Business

There are plenty of reasons a company might consider outsourcing IT. Small- to mid-size businesses experiencing growth often need IT services, but can’t afford their own in-house department. Then there’s the company with an in-house IT department that can’t seem to get things under control. More and more companies are turning to off-site IT services to manage their technology needs.

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Get Fired Up! …with a Solid Firewall

Your firewall protects the sensitive data stored on your company’s internal network from all of those harmful viruses, malware, hackers and other threats out there beyond that wall of protection—threats that are active every day, looming and ready to destroy your business.

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  • Network/Server Infrastructure

You Need IT Stability: Why Unstable IT is Like Feeding Your Company to the Lions

What do we mean by IT stability? IT stability means your systems, your data and your network are all up-and-running, and stable and secure, so you can go about your day-to-day business without IT hassles. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it?

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  • Cloud Computing
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Help Desk: 414.257.9266

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