Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

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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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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IT Infrastructure Solutions for Churches in Chicago

How Can Your Chicago Church Get Help With IT Infrastructure? Is your Chicago church in need of IT infrastructure assistance? Outsource IT Solutions Group has the experience and technical skill you’ve been looking for.   As churches and other religious institutions follow the universal need for enhanced technological services, one thing is certain: Outsourcing information technology (IT) ...

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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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