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Magda Cooper Honored as Destin Chamber’s Business Person of the Month
During the Destin Chamber’s Sept. 9 Business Before Hours Sponsored by CRC Data Technologies, Magda Cooper, co-founder of BOTE, was honored with the Chamber’s Business Person of the Month Award. This award is presented directly from the Chamber’s Board of Directors to a Destin area businessperson showing vision for his or her business and leadership in our community. “This month’s Business Person of the Month is no stranger to the Destin business community. She’s also an example of someone who balancesMonday, August 29, 2022
Destin Chamber Trustees Invite Local First Responders to Free Cookout on September 9
The Destin Chamber Trustee members are celebrating and thanking local first responders with a free cookout on Friday, Sept. 9. They will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs and serving BBQ sliders at Destin Fire Station #9 at 848 Airport Road, in Destin, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All police officers, firefighters, medical personnel, beach safety, EMS and military are invited. Trustee membership is the highest membership level in the Destin Chamber, and it shows a significant commitment to and investment in theFriday, May 07, 2021
15 Graduate from Chamber’s Community Education & Leadership Program, Total Number of Graduates Reaches 200
On May 4, the Destin Chamber celebrated the graduation of 15 business professionals from its 13th Destin Forward class. During the event, the prestigious Destin Forward Leadership Award, chosen by class vote, was presented to Cassy DeJulio, Destin Chamber. Destin Forward, a community education and leadership program, was created to help find and educate future city and business leaders. After a retreat in August, the class spent the next eight months touring and learning about Destin’s waterways,Monday, October 19, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: Password Security: Don’t let your Password Haunt You
October is National Cybersecurity Month and password security is a big part of that! Cybersecurity is so important and appropriate to discuss considering how scary it is out there! As we regularly cover, hackers are getting more advanced by the day, despite security measures improving by leaps and bounds. Of course, no monster is all-powerful and there are ways to protect yourself against these dangers. In this article, we’ll be discussing a feature that we all use (and abuse) every day: passwords. HowTuesday, October 13, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog - Be Cyber Aware: If You Connect It, Protect It
In today's age, we all must be cyber aware. The average American today has access to more than 10 Internet Connected Devices in their household. Most have at least 2 computers and 2 smartphones. Across the world, an estimated 30 billion+ devices connect to the Internet. This connectivity generates massive potential for advancement; but in turn, creates a paradise for hackers. This is nothing new. Hacking has been on the rise since the dawn of connected technology. And here's the problem. Most businessesMonday, September 28, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: Virtual Office Scalability: Is Your Technology Setup Scalable?
If you aren’t thinking about virtual office scalability right now, you should be. Thanks to a microscopic virus, everything changed in an instant, including the business world. While we know that things generally fluctuate over time, markets rarely change so drastically without some leading indicator. So, what does this mean for you? No doubt, you’ve already found your employee needs changing quickly. While some businesses are seeing consistent falls, others are picking up speed quickly or fluctuatingTuesday, September 22, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: Virtual Office: Can You Gain Mobility?
In our last article, we discussed the security benefits of using a virtual office. In this blog, we’ll cover how a virtual office can help to make your job easier and more enjoyable. Let’s face it, you can have a beautiful corner office — but it’s still an office. Very few normal human beings enjoy being stuck in an office let alone commuting to one everyday. Thankfully, it seems that physical offices are becoming sparser these days for a wide variety of reasons. Virtual Office: Why ConsiderThursday, September 10, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: Is your Virtual Office Secure?
Many companies have found themselves forcing employees to work from home throughout the pandemic and now as we navigate hybrid learning environments. This trend has been a long time coming, but it seems like we've progressed more in the last six months than the previous 20 years combined. Pandemic or not, remote working will be the future for many of us if it isn’t already the case. This month, we’ll be going over various reasons why you may want to consider making a move to a virtual office. In thisMonday, August 17, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: IT Professional Job Description - What Do They Really Do?
So, you’re working on drafting an IT professional job description. This series covers the most important factors to consider before you hire an in-house IT tech or team. Our last article reviewed the hidden costs of hiring an IT Professional. Now, we’re talking about what IT actually does besides ask if you turned your computer off and back on again. Depending on the size of your organization, work in IT can be complicated and time-consuming. Let’s go over the major job responsibilities of IT professionalsMonday, August 10, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: The Hidden Costs of Hiring an IT Tech
If your business is at the point where you’re thinking about hiring a fulltime IT tech, congratulations! Having enough consistent needs to fill this role means you’ve worked hard and made good decisions that drove business growth. Our best advice? Don’t stop now! Moving forward with hiring requires a lot of analysis to avoid major consequences down the line, though. One of the biggest decisions whether you’ll hire someone directly or use a third-party MSP (Managed Service Provider). In this article, we’llWednesday, July 29, 2020
CRC Data Technolgies Blog: How Secure is Your Data?
Hacking, Phishing, Ransomware, and over-all Data Breaches are on the rise. It seems that every advancement we make with data security, hackers are able to find a way through. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of keeping your data secure. While we are using Medical Offices as an example, this information crosses over to almost every industry. If you use cloud storage, proprietary software, and store personal data, this blog holds valuable information for you. Your Clients Put Their Trust inWednesday, July 29, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: Cyber Extortion: Don’t Be a Victim
We’ve all seen movies where a couple of thugs in trench coats walk into a store, take a look around and say something like, “Nice place you got here, shame if something were to happen to it.” Many people might think the days of extortion went away with the end of mob-run New York and Chicago, but it’s still alive and well on the internet — in the form of ransomware. To make things worse, as the world has been buckling down with the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers have been working overtime to take advantage ofMonday, July 27, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: Is Cost Holding You Back?
Managing expenses is one of the core tasks of any business owner or manager. Nothing is free, so if you want to keep the lights on and your office staffed, you need to know what’s coming in and what you’re paying out. But to run operations profitably, you might find yourself having to prioritize your expenses. When you do that, what gets bumped up-front and what gets pushed to the back? A mistake that many businesses — especially medical offices — make is to give IT a lower priority. In this blog, usingMonday, July 13, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: Who Makes Your IT Purchases?
This month we’ve been discussing the value of updating your current technology. We are using Medical Offices as our example, but in reality, this information is important to all small businesses. In this week's blog, we will discuss the pitfalls of sticking your head in the sand by being resistant to change. Let’s assume that everything we’ve said about upgrading your technology resonated with you, and you agree 100% — now what? Well, decisions have to be made. What kind of hardware will you be using?Tuesday, July 07, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: The SECRET to Telemedicine, TeleMed, & TeleHealth
The current state of business is morphing into something we haven’t seen before. New ideas and procedures are being created every day to keep businesses running and to address these new challenges. A recent modern convenience is telemedicine. While it’s been around in a limited form for a while, current circumstances have given it a major boost in both interest and development. In this blog, we’ll take a look at how telemedicine works as well as the challenges it can bring to medical practices hoping toTuesday, June 30, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: Two Ways to Install a VoIP Phone System
In our last two blogs, we've discussed the pros, cons, and popularity of using VoIP Phone Systems for small businesses. And we have concluded that VoIP technology is only going to become more popular moving into the future. If you’re tired of high phone bills, particularly from long-distance or international calls, then you need to look into getting a VoIP phone system. We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately, mostly about what it takes to install the system. So, in today's blog that's what we'reMonday, June 15, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: Can VoIP Help Your Business
We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately about VoIP, or Voice Over Internet Protocol, which is just fancy jargon for an internet phone system. People are hearing from friends or business acquaintances who are using VoIP that, not only are they saving money, but this “new” technology has added a lot of flexibility to their daily operations. While it is true that VoIP systems will save you money over landlines or cellphones, there are even more benefits to utilizing the right VoIP set-up for your business.Friday, June 05, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: Passwords - A Necessary Evil
Here’s a quick test – what do these seemingly random alphanumerical groupings have in common? 123456 password 123456789 12345678 12345 111111 1234567 sunshine qwerty iloveyou That is a list of the top ten passwords used in 2018. Recognize any of these? If you don’t, you’re not necessarily in the clear, but your chance of becoming compromised or hacked is far less than someone who uses one of these passwords. If you do recognize these, you’re certainly testing your luck. These days, creating andWednesday, May 27, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: How Dark is the Dark Web?
You’re happily humming along on the Internet thinking you’ve got a pretty good understanding. You can navigate your way around Google, Facebook, Amazon, and news sites. You’re actually only visiting four percent of the Internet. There’s a whole world (96% of the Internet) hiding beyond these safe surface-level sites, known as the Dark Web. It’s a much less hospitable place. What exactly is the Dark Web? The Dark Web is a conglomeration of websites that cannot be found on search engines or accessed viaFriday, May 22, 2020
CRC Data Technologies Blog: No Business as Usual
Blog from CRC Data Technologies - Currently, there is no such thing as Business as Usual. Every day, small and medium businesses are re-inventing how they function. The most unfortunate side-effect of this COVID-19 crisis is that many small businesses have closed, and many of those will not re-open. The economic repercussions from this event will ripple throughout the landscape for decades. Only the strong will survive. For those who will survive this paradigm shift, now is the time to re-structure yourTuesday, May 05, 2020
Why Hackers Love COVID-19
The past few weeks of this COVID-19 pandemic have created new habits for most people. From launching new businesses to learning new languages (unless you’re like us and juggling business and home life has been busier than ever), people are trying new things. Across the board, we have seen an increase in online activity, particularly people jumping on the bandwagon of those pesky Facebook quizzes. Here’s the problem. They aren’t innocent time wasters. Hackers have designed and planted those quizzes to steal