Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

What Are the 3 Big Changes at Microsoft in 2019?

Ever since Microsoft incorporated as a company in April 1975, it has led the way in releasing innovative computing products for home and business users. From the release of its first operating system to the computer mouse to Microsoft Office, the company has always been one step ahead of the competition in changing the way people in the United States, Canada, Australia, and England manage their h...

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FBI Warns Businesses Of Cyber Attack From China

Who Has Been Impacted by Chinese Cyber Attacks? At the beginning of the year, the FBI warned businesses to protect themselves from cyber attacks by foreign entities, saying activity has spiked in the past 18 months. Hewlett Packard and IBM are among the businesses most recently targeted. There’s a National Counter-Intelligence and Security Center that manages intelligence efforts for the U.S. g...

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Moving To The Cloud? (Concerns/Solutions)

What's Stopping You From Moving To The Cloud? Even though more companies are moving to the Cloud, some business owners and managers are overly cautious. But, this caution is preventing them from gaining the benefits that cloud computing has to offer. For most businesses, the Cloud increases efficiencies, productivity, and saves time and money. If concerns are stopping you from moving to the Cl...

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How Does Outsourcing IT Help Fuel Business Growth?

You already know what IT stands for: information technology. What you might not know is that most companies have a pretty poor grasp of how best to put IT to work for them. Why? For the simple reason, that too few businesses take the time to consider the best approach to managing IT needs. They assume it’s as simple as keeping the computers running and the network humming, but that’s not it...

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8 Amazing Tips To Take Awesome Photos With Your iPhone

Smartphone technology and the internet have made it possible for us to share ideas—and do business—with people all over the world. Learning to use the powerful tools we have at our fingertips more effectively is one of the most significant challenges of our time. Today’s consumers aren’t just looking for products—they are seeking mutually beneficial long-term connections. No matter what ...

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Is Moving To The Cloud Expensive? (Your Questions Answered)

How Can I Calculate The Costs? There are many advantages to moving your IT infrastructure to the Cloud. Your business can gain efficiency, productivity, mobility, flexibility, and data security. But what are the costs of moving to the Cloud? Will it be more expensive than using onsite IT solutions? Will I Save Money Using The Cloud? There are many advantages to moving your IT infrastructu...

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Is Your Data Really Safe When It’s Stored In The Cloud?

The Cloud is now commonly used in all industries. Doctor's offices, law firms and all types of businesses in and around Chicago are increasing their use of cloud storage solutions. They know that their data is safe because it's encrypted. But, is it really safe, and who holds the keys? What Is Encryption? Encryption is the cornerstone of IT security. It uses an algorithm to transform informa...

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Should Your Business Upgrade It’s Website To WordPress 5.0.2

Only a few short weeks ago, we wrote about the introduction of WordPress 5.0 in early December and discussed whether or not your company should upgrade now, never or at a later date. Our recommendation was to wait until some of the bugs had been worked out of the system and until your business has a slow time of year to ramp up to the new way of posting with this new update. It seems that we were...

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What Is The Microsoft 365 Freelance Toolkit

Companies today are increasingly relying on freelancers to support one-time or ongoing projects. The growing need for freelance support can create complex challenges for companies. How, for example, can companies manage projects across time zones? How can freelance and in-house staff access the same information and collaborate in real time? How can companies provide access to necessary informat...

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Have You Made Up Your Mind Regarding Your 2019 Technology Plan?

December 31st is Make Up Your Mind Day As New Year’s Eve approaches, it’s time to remember its other name: Make Up Your Mind Day. As the last day of the business year for most companies, it’s also a vital point for putting your plans for the next year into action. Unfortunately, creating a business technology strategy can be a complicated process for many IT professionals. Which way will you...

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