Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

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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Chicago SonicWALL Firewall Support
Need Help With Your Firewall?

Need Help With Your SonicWALL Firewall? If you need help with your SonicWALL implementation, contact Outsource IT Solutions Group. Our network security specialists can install your firewall with minimal disruption to your operations.   SonicWALL Support In Chicago If you travel with a laptop or have Wi-Fi enabled, it's not that hard for a bad actor to break into your network if the firewal...

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Which Type of Software Application Is Right for My Business?

Software Applications Right For Your Business There are advantages and disadvantages of using off-the-shelf applications or implementing solutions in-house. OSGUSA can help your company choose the best method for your needs.  In this article, we address the advantages and disadvantages of using off-the-shelf applications or designing and implementing solutions in-house. Companies general...

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Why Choose Outsource IT Solutions Group For Your Microsoft Partner?

Microsoft Gold & Silver Provider In Chicago Once again, Outsource IT Solutions Group (OSG) has been awarded the Microsoft Gold Midmarket Solution Provider Competency. We’re proud to announce that we currently have Microsoft Gold Awards for both: The Datacenter Competency that recognizes partners who are transforming data centers into more flexible, scalable, and cost-effective solution...

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Locking Down Endpoint Security

Mobile Devices on Your Network? Use Endpoint Security Software Mobile devices used for telecommuting can compromise your network. To keep your sensitive data safe, use a firewall, antivirus and endpoint security software.   In today’s mobile environment, companies that offer employees the opportunity to telecommute often gain the upper hand. But allowing workers to access your network remotely...

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Important Notice: Windows 7

January 2020 is right around the corner. In January 2020, Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 and any devices will officially no longer be supported by Microsoft. Systems running Windows 7 will no longer be protected by Microsoft patches, or supported through most 3rd party platforms and applications? Now’s the time to upgrade your systems to eliminate any business interruptions and pot...

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The Startling Reason You Need to Upgrade Windows Now

Delaying Windows 10 Upgrade: What Could Happen? Are your departments still working on Windows 7, which came out over 10 years ago? Find out the pressing reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 now and wait no longer. Launched in 2015, the latest iteration of the Windows operating system, Windows 10, offers some sensational productivity features that the modern workplace needs to perform in a competitive...

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How To Keep Your Phone Number From Being Hijacked

How To Keep Your Phone Number From Being Hijacked: Questions & Answers Cybercriminals have found a way to break into online accounts using mobile phone numbers. They can take over your mobile phone account, which then allows them to intercept your two-factor authentication verification codes. With these, they can access your bank, credit card and other accounts. Learn how to keep your phone n...

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Why Do Workplace Copier Jams Keep Happening?

Why the Office Printer Keeps Jamming Is a jamming printer or copier a common complaint? What’s that downtime costing you? Find out why the printer keeps jamming and how to prevent jams proactively. Paper jams in a busy office aren’t just frustrating for employees, earning endless mentions in team meetings. They kill productivity. On average, each employee in an office wastes about 22 minutes...

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Factsheet on Mobile Applications and Cybersecurity

FaceApp, the AI-powered photo editing app, went viral for quite a while until various experts expressed concerns about cybersecurity. In light of these concerns, we’ve put together a quick factsheet on mobile applications and cybersecurity. Here are a few tried and true ways to protect yourself: Download applications from trusted sources only and do your research before hitting install. Keep ...

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