Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

Honoring Those Who Gave Their Lives

On Memorial Day we remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. These brave men and women have dedicated their lives to honor the living and make our lives better.     Can’t see the video above?  Click Here. The History Of Memorial Day Memorial day is the most solemn American holiday. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. After the Civil War in 186...

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What You Need to Know About NextGen Malware and AntiVirus Protection

If you’ve heard the terms “NextGen Malware and Antivirus Protection”, you might think they were made up by a marketer who had a few too many lattes — but this type of security truly takes it up a notch from more familiar offerings. Today’s cybercriminals are becoming increasingly savvy and are finding ways to short-circuit or completely bypass traditional protective measures. These well-...

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How to RSVP to Invites With Outlook Mobile

  Outlook Mobile is a powerful mobile version of Microsoft’s popular Outlook application. Microsoft has provided users a standalone email app that’s packed with a real depth of features. Today we’re looking at how to quickly RSVP to meeting invites using Outlook Mobile. The best and quickest way to do this uses an Outlook Mobile feature called Quick Action, so we’ll start by explaining...

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What Are the Benefits of SD-WAN for Today’s Businesses?

Ensuring that you have a high-speed, highly reliable digital connection to the world is crucial for today’s technology leaders. Business professionals are now accustomed to near-instant access to the information and platforms that they need and are increasingly unwilling to accept less than perfection when it comes to infrastructure. Unfortunately, infrastructure can be extremely expensive to r...

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Should We Be Using Office 2019?

What’s New In Microsoft Office 2019? Just like in its previous versions, Microsoft Office 2019 includes its popular tools like Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and updated versions of Publisher 2019, Access 2019, and Visio 2019. Many of our clients in Chicagoland are using Microsoft’s Office 365, a cloud subscription-based service. Office 2019 is different. It allows you to pay a one-ti...

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5 Crucial Elements to Training Your Employees in Optimal Cyber Security

Cyber attackers are highly motivated to obtain or corrupt your company’s data. But whether their motivation is to steal your funds outright, hold your data for ransom, practice espionage, or simply disrupt your business, most hackers cannot access your network without an “in.” In other words, they require a login, personal access codes, or network access through malware to initialize their ...

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Enable Do Not Disturb on Your Android Device

Do Not Disturb on Android can do more than you might expect. Here’s how to enable and customize Do Not Disturb on your Android device.   Today’s quick tech blog explains how to enable Do Not Disturb on Android devices. We’ll also give a basic explanation of how to customize this feature, making it even more powerful. Note that terminology and locations vary on Android devices. If you don’...

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Critical Update From Microsoft: Remote Desktop Services

Impacted Systems: Windows Server 2003 Windows XP Windows7 Windows Server 2008 Nonimpacted Systems: Windows 10 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2019 If you are still using Windows Server 2003 or XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, or Windows 2008 you could be in trouble. A wormable virus may be coming your way. The virus is designated as CVE-2019-0708. This means that the virus can get into your...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12th is Mother’s Day – what are your plans to mark the occasion? Flowers? A special meal? A day out with the kids?   Whatever your plans are, take some time this Sunday to celebrate all of the mothers in your life, not just your own. And if this is your day? The Outsource IT Solutions Group team hopes that it’s a great one! ...

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Malware attack hits US accounting firms

A major accounting software and cloud services company has been hit by malware, affecting their many clients across the US. Wolters Kluwer, a major provider of tax accounting software and cloud services, has been hit by malware. The many financial software services they offer to clients across the country have been down since Monday, May 6. The software provided by Wolters Kluwer is extremely po...

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