Author: Melissa Anderson

7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring A Manufacturing IT Company

What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring A Manufacturing IT Company? Advanced digital technologies are already available for manufacturing firms looking to embrace innovation, and for many firms, there’s nothing more exciting than being able to produce higher quality goods for less, and ultimately, being able to better serve their clients. It’s more important than ever before to have the p...

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What is Section 179 and How Does It Work?

Section 179 Explained An incentive designed to help businesses grow with the purchase of new, innovative equipment. Section 179 is a tax code that allows business owners to take an immediate expense deduction for purchases of depreciable business equipment rather than capitalizing and depreciating the asset. Essentially, it’s an incredible incentive that lets you purchase, finance or lease e...

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What Are The Top 5 Software Products For The Manufacturing Industry?

The Top 5 Software Products For The Manufacturing Industry Manufacturers in Chicagoland who want to compete in today’s technology-driven world must choose the right software applications to get the job done. However, it can be challenging to try and decide which programs to choose. This is where an IT Consultant can help out. They know the right questions to ask and where to find the answers. T...

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Is Your Manufacturing Company Taking Advantage of The Cloud?

Taking Advantage of The Cloud For Your Manufacturing Company Manufacturing businesses are continuously under pressure to develop new products and get them to market quickly. With both local and offshore competition, the pressure on your company will continue to increase. To remain competitive, you must innovate through the use of technology. If you want to stay ahead of the game, you’ll need...

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How Does Strategic Technology Planning Help Manufacturing Firms?

Strategic Technology Planning Helps Manufacturing Firms Evolve, Grow, and Thrive Within Industry 4.0 Advanced analytics, internet of things, modeling and simulation… Innovation is on the horizon, but how can manufacturing firms make sense of everything available to them? The future of manufacturing is incredibly innovative - bringing together digital and physical worlds to create more effici...

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How Are Lax Cybersecurity Measures a HUGE Disservice to Patrons?

Lax Cybersecurity Measures Are a HUGE Disservice to Patrons In 2017, cybercriminals locked access to approximately 700 computers with a ransomware attack on libraries across the city of St Louis. In 2018, a virus infected around 600 computers in an attack on libraries in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. This is only two examples of recent attacks on libraries like yours. Cybercrime is evolving at a...

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Why Are Security Assessments So Important?

Security Assessments help protect your technology assets. They guard against downtime and let you sleep better at night, knowing that your IT assets are secure. Security Assessments Are A Game-Changer In Protecting Your IT Environment Why is this?... Think of security assessments as a network detective who non-intrusively collects data on your network to ensure that it's protected on all fronts....

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Protect Your Data & Network With These Top FIVE Tips

The Top FIVE Tips To Protect Your Data & Network How can you keep your business IT secure? You may have a firewall and antivirus installed, but that’s not enough. Follow these 5 tips to protect your data and network. 1. Backup your data and frequently and test your ability to recover it. Backup to both an onsite backup device in your office and a remote, secure, online data center i...

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