Month: January 2021

Is PCI Compliance Necessary For Business Throughout Chicago?

Is PCI Compliance Necessary For Business Throughout Chicago? Cardholder account information can best be described as sensitive details about the cardholder, and that’s an incredible understatement. In the wrong hands, this information can essentially give someone else complete access to an identity and wreak immeasurable havoc. The payment card industry has seen major transitions in the last...

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5 Things Companies Need to Know About Adobe End of Life

5 Things Companies Need to Know About Adobe End of Life Big Tech corporations have driven the final nail into the coffin of Adobe Flash Player. Its “end of life (EoL),” or “death,” if you will, was long expected. As the popular software timed out at the end of 2020, businesses that still house the program in networks would be wise to have it promptly uninstalled. Not only is Flash defunct,...

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What Is IT Asset Disposition And Why Is It Important?

What Is IT Asset Disposition And Why Is It Important? Continuing to use technology past its prime may be less expensive than replacing it, but it comes with plenty of other problems. That’s why IT Asset Disposition is such an important part of your ongoing IT processes. Do you have old technology that needs to be replaced?  Sticking with old technology may save you some money in your IT ...

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SolarWinds Cyberattacks: Perception Vs. Reality

SolarWinds Cyberattacks: Perception Vs. Reality “SolarWinds, a leading information security vendor, is at the center of a supply chain attack where over 18,000 government agencies and private organizations worldwide have been hacked.” From a layman's perspective, this statement is entirely true. True because, according to most people, these organizations were hacked, literally or otherwise...

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What Does It Mean To Be IT Compliant?

What Does It Mean To Be Compliant? Any business operating within a particular industry needs to abide by a set of rules. Many companies have often fallen victim to the law because they do not meet these requirements. According to a Globalscape report, companies have lost an average of 4,005,116 US Dollars in revenue due to non-compliance. For many other companies, the repercussions of non-comp...

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What Are the Key Differences Between IT Services and Consulting?

What Are the Key Differences Between IT Services and Consulting? When business leaders create annual budgets, IT typically ranks among the top investments. More than $4 trillion was spent globally in 2019, and the average company funneled 8.2 percent of its total revenue into IT. The primary focus for too many companies was IT services, without consulting support. Putting all of your eggs in the I...

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Ransomware In 2020

Ransomware In 2020 Ask any cybersecurity expert to name one threat they dread most; a majority of them will tell you it's ransomware. And reasonably so, ransomware has tremendously aggravated over the years, affecting organizations of all sizes and industries. And it's only getting worse. According to a report by cybersecurity firm SonicWall, there were more than 199.7 million ransomware incid...

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Does Your Staff Know Enough To Keep Your Organization Secure?

Does Your Staff Know Enough To Keep Your Organization Secure? Cybersecurity Awareness Training is an essential part of an effective cybersecurity defense. Are your staff members supporting your cybersecurity? Or putting it at risk? Did you know that more than 90% of cybersecurity incidents can be traced back to human error? The fact is that what you (and your staff) don’t know could hurt ...

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Delay or Schedule Sending Mail in Office 365

Outlook’s Send Later Feature: Delay or Schedule Sending Mail in Office 365 Have you ever sent a hasty email and regretted it immediately afterward? Discover how this nifty Microsoft Outlook feature can help you save time and boost your productivity when working with your email. Are you and your employees spending too much time on email? Are you frustrated by the seemingly endless email threa...

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