Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

Email Security Solution

Email Security Solution Cybercriminals Are Targeting You Ignore email security and pay the price. A firewall and antivirus software – is not enough. You need a multi-layered approach. I don’t know how many emails you receive in a day but consider this, 1 in 50 emails contain some form of malicious content. Call 630-701-3393 or email us at marketing@osgusa.com to start the discussion. Our ...

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Extended Support for Office 2010 Ends in October, 2020

Extended Support for Office 2010 Ends in October, 2020 Microsoft is urging customers to remember that extended support for Office 2010 ends on October 13, 2020. Similar to Windows 7, which reaches end of life in January 2020, Office 2010 will no longer receive security patches, bug fixes, and ongoing support. Although the end-of-support date may seem far away, it’s integral to start upgrading y...

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What Are The Advantages of Microsoft Office 2019?

Should We Be Using Microsoft Office 2019? As an IT Services Company in Naperville, we get asked these questions almost every day. Now that it’s available, everyone wants to know what Office 2019 is all about. Office 2019 provides a subset of features that Microsoft has been adding to Office 365 over the past three years. Office 2019 is a local version of office software (not cloud-based). It...

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Strategic Technology Planning to Create a Smart Manufacturing Firm

How Can Strategic Technology Planning Benefit Your Manufacturing Firm? Internet of things, augmented reality, advanced analytics… Digital technologies are creating smart manufacturing firms that produce higher-quality goods at a lower cost. Are you ready to embrace industry 4.0 within your manufacturing firm? Digital industrial technology is on the rise with industry 4.0, also known as the f...

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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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