Author: Melissa Anderson

14 Signs It’s Time To Switch To Managed IT Services

How To Know That It’s Time to Move Forward with Managed IT Services Does the thought of a sudden server failure leave you feeling a bit stressed out? Okay, realistically, that thought probably leaves you more than a bit stressed out. After all, you depend on your technology heavily - from emailing customers and clients to using software to keep track of transactions and everything in between. A...

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Why You Need A Backup And Disaster Recovery Plan

How Having A Backup And Disaster Recovery Plan Can Protect You 96% of companies with a reliable backup and disaster recovery plan survive a ransomware attack… Yet on average, businesses that AREN’T prepared to lose over $100,000 per ransomware incident due to costs associated with downtime and recovery. A reliable backup and disaster recovery plan will make a world of difference when it co...

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How To Avoid Becoming a Victim Of Ransomware Like Florence, Ala.

Florence, Ala. Was Hit by Ransomware - Are You A Target For Ransomware Too? Businesses, universities, and local governments have spent over $144 million because of the most significant ransomware incursions of 2020, so far. Statistics show that businesses suffer a ransomware attack every 11 seconds. These attacks will cause damages worth $20 billion by 2021. Businesses have been reaching out t...

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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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