Author: Melissa Anderson

How To Protect Yourself From Pretexting (Insights & Tips)

What Is Pretexting And Do You Know How To Protect Against It? Are you sure you can tell when someone is trying to scam you online? As humans, our cognitive bias leads us to make irrational decisions, and we are easily inclined to trust.  Social engineering encompasses a broad list of malicious activities such as phishing, baiting, quid pro quo, tailgating, and pretexting. However, this articl...

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Can Your Chicago Business Help Respond To A Ransomware Attack?

Outsource IT Solutions Group Helps New Client Recover From Ransomware Attack Ransomware would have caused a lot more damage to this business if they hadn’t gotten in touch with our team for help.  You’ve probably heard a lot about ransomware and other cybercrime threats. It’s easy to hype up the doom and gloom about cybercrime – fear is often a great motivator. At a certain point, it...

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What is Exclaimer Email Signature? (Features/Benefits)

The Benefits and Features of Exclaimer Email Signatures Branding is essential in today's business dynamics. It allows you to sell to your customers or prospects what you want them to know about you and your organization firsthand. Exclaimer Email Signatures is a twenty-first-century branding technique that works more in the fashion of a digital business card. Getting Started: What is Exclaim...

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Does Your Chicago Business Have The Same Ransomware Vulnerability As Honda?

Honda Hit With Ransomware: Do You Have The Same Vulnerability? How does ransomware work? Once ransomware gets into your computer systems, usually through an infected email attachment or the all too common Trojan horse attack, it will lock your computer or encrypt your data and demand payment in exchange for giving control of your systems back to you. Even when it seems that everyone is focused...

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Thinking Of Switching Chicagoland IT Companies?

4 Signs It’s Time to Switch IT Companies Many business executives worry about switching technology partners. Why? Because technology is an integral part of your business - you depend on your hardware and software to help you stay in communication with customers, complete important tasks, and overall, complete work in a timely manner. However, sometimes you outgrow partnerships and it’s time t...

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Why Outsource IT Solutions Doesn’t Charge for After-Hours Support

Outsource IT Solutions Provides Affordable Support By Not Charging For After-Hours Assistance Whenever someone is looking for an MSP, they look into a variety of factors before making a selection, such as: Level of expertise Customer reviews Range of services After-hours support After-hours support is often a HUGE factor in determining whether or not an MSP is right for you. Afte...

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Co-Managed IT Services: Making Chicago IT Teams Stronger

Make Your IT Team Even Better With Co-Managed IT Services You might have the most talented person or people and they will still be limited in what they can do - but you don’t have to replace them with someone else. Provide them the extra help they need with co-managed IT services. Between daily support requests and ongoing projects, your IT team probably has a lot on their plate. Have you fo...

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Protect Your Naperville Customer Data From Malicious Employees

Worried A Malicious Employee Might Steal Your Customer Data? When properly motivated, an employee can do a lot of damage to your company. Whether they’re assuming they’re about to be fired or planning to resign after the next payday, as soon as a staff member knows their time is limited at your business, they become a liability. This is especially true when it comes to customer data - an e...

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Using Microsoft Teams In Naperville

Try Out These Microsoft Teams Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts The more you know about the software you use every day, the more productive and effective you will become while you’re using it. Case in point: if you and your staff are going to use Microsoft Teams every day, then you would certainly benefit from knowing more about it, right? Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts For Microsoft Teams Try th...

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Are You Sure Your Microsoft 365 Data Is Backed Up Properly?

Ensuring Your Microsoft 365 Data Is Backed Up Properly Answer a question for me - are you sure your Microsoft 365 data is backed up? All of it? Your first thought is probably, “yes, of course, it is,” but we urge you to think twice. Data Management In Microsoft 365 Given that Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based platform, many users assume that their data is automatically backed up to a secure...

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