Month: June 2016

Say Hello to Microsoft SharePoint for iPhone

The wait is finally over. Microsoft SharePoint has made its way to mobile iOS and Apple users are the first to make their on-the-go work lives easier with this app. Reported by a recent article from IT News, the iOS app was released on Tuesday, June 21st with mobile-friendly features that easily transfer current activity within the web enterprise platform to a user’s mobile device. The Andr...

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5 Cool New Windows 10 Features and Tricks

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7 Factors to Consider Before Purchasing Laptops for Business

This article focuses primarily on laptop purchases. If you’re looking for the desktop version, check out our desktop buying guide. We know that your company’s laptops are your most valued companions when it comes to conducting business, especially when you’re on the road. So when your laptops are unreliable (i.e. load slow, crash programs) it’s going to feel like the world’s ending....

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Ransomware Creators Miraculously Surrender

TeslaCrypt, the new cryptographic malware that went loose on the internet a few weeks back, may no longer be a threat to your files. TeslaCrypt, very similar in operation to CryptoLocker, captured files like documents, spreadsheets, pictures, and videos, and then adjusted their crypto-malware to reach even more victims after attacking the original person. And of course, the only way for victi...

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Is Cloud Native Security Worth the Investment?

We know that cloud security is all the rage nowadays. With the potential to conveniently store everything online, make your documents accessible anywhere, and ultimately replace common portable storage options like flash drives, we understand the allure.However, in the transition of moving documents and other workloads to cloud storage, the precautionary measures necessary to secure these valuab...

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Buying New Desktops for the Office? Read This First

It’s about that time. Your company's electronics have been getting old and slow. Heck, they were old and slow years ago. With the lightning-fast production of electronics nowadays, it seems as if every time you purchase a new one, a new model has already taken over the spot of top dog before your pricey new gadget even touches your desk. And the faster and more innovative the new product...

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OSG & Cisco: Small and Midsize Business Specialization

Let’s get right to the point. OSG has once again achieved Cisco’s Small and Midsize Business Specialization. We’ve been a Cisco Value Added Reseller in Illinois since 1998, providing our clients with Cisco network equipment, including routers, switches, and hubs, and security services through firewalls to continue to build efficient IT solutions for their businesses. As described by C...

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Don Sofolo Elected to the Itasca Bank & Trust Co. Board of Directors

Today, we’d like to congratulate our president, Don Sofolo, in his latest achievement. Itasca Bank & Trust Co. recently elected Don as their newest director. Don founded Outsource IT Solutions Group, Inc. in 1998 to create cost-efficient IT systems and solutions to assist small and medium-sized businesses’ growth through technology. His well-versed knowledge from holding multiple certif...

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Is The Wait For The Surface Pro 5 Finally Over?

The wait for the Surface Pro 5 may soon be coming to an end. While details on the official release date and features are pending, rumors on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 have continued to circulate. Release date rumors suggest one of the following (according to a recent article by Yibada): The “laplet” will be released in the next few weeks, strategically before Apple’s newest ve...

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OSG’s 18th Anniversary: Stabilization in a Shifting Tech World

A lot has changed since 1998. The Europeans finally agreed on a single currency, the Euro, while Microsoft became the biggest company in the world, worth $261 billion on the NYSE. The United States announced its first budget surplus in over 30 years, and a little company called Google filed for incorporation that fall. Meanwhile, Windows 98 was starting to make waves, and Apple’s iMac was fir...

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