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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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Why Are Security Assessments So Important?

Security Assessments help protect your technology assets. They guard against downtime and let you sleep better at night, knowing that your IT assets are secure. Security Assessments Are A Game-Changer In Protecting Your IT Environment Why is this?... Think of security assessments as a network detective who non-intrusively collects data on your network to ensure that it's protected on all fronts....

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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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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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Google Docs Being Used to Attack Users With TrickBot Banking Trojan

Watch Your Google Docs: Program Being Used to Disseminate TrickBot Malware Beware of any Google Doc emails you receive. Cyber attackers are using the word processing program for a phishing scam that disseminates TrickBot malware.   Take extra caution if you receive a Google Docs document sharing email in the near future — it may be a phishing email. Cofense, a computer and network security co...

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Free Microsoft Outlook Training

Every month, we host Microsoft Office and other technology training sessions. Our training sessions are completely free of charge and are available “on-demand”.  Yes, you can tune-in whenever and wherever you like.   This month’s training session: 4 Ways To Use Microsoft Outlook Efficiently. Our in-house Microsoft training specialist, Dawn, will guide you through some very important tip...

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