Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

New Threat Advisory: TrickBot (Warnings/Recommendations)

TrickBot is up to its tricks again. Once cyber experts get a handle on it, TrickBot releases new modules that advance its capabilities. Here’s what you need to know to protect your organization from TrickBot. Don’t Get Tricked By TrickBot TrickBot is up to its tricks again. Once cyber experts get a handle on it, TrickBot releases new modules that advance its capabilities. Here’s what you ne...

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What Is A Business Continuity Plan?

Creating a business continuity plan is one of the most important things a company can do. Business continuity ensures that your business is back up and running after a critical disruption, such as a natural disaster or cyberattack. What Is Business Continuity? Business continuity is a big-picture approach that ensures normal business operations are continued during an emergency. It’s designed t...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day This Sunday

March 17th is one of our favorite days of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. For some, it’s a day to celebrate centuries of rich culture and Irish heritage, and for others, an opportunity to have a pint or two with friends.   However you’ll be spending this St. Paddy’s, our team hopes you have a fun and safe 17th. ...

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What Are The Benefits Of Managed Services To Local Companies

Depending on their scope and impact on your workday, tech issues can take hours to resolve, if not days. In some cases, you may spend far too much time tracking down a problem, only to come up empty-handed in the end. In others, such as security breaches, you may not even know there is an issue until the damage has been done. If you and your team have been handling any tech issues that arise on y...

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How To Create Information Gathering Forms With Microsoft Office 365

It may surprise you, but Microsoft Office 365 has a fantastic solution for creating simple quizzes, polls and surveys — and you already have access to this functionality! Microsoft Forms is relatively new, as it was only launched in June 2016, but this lightweight web app is an excellent way to gather feedback or plan activities. You can even use the information offline, which makes it handy ...

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Teachers & Microsoft Office 365 (Questions/Answers)

Can Teachers Benefit From Using Office 365? Most teachers love their jobs and they strive to provide the best educational experience possible for their students. But problems arise due to strict budget constraints. Often, teachers must buy their own art supplies and other items used in the classroom each day. Investing in education always pays off though. When you see students learning about the ...

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Warning: Foreign Hackers Compromised Citrix Systems

Citrix said the FBI warned them on Wednesday, March 6th that hackers compromised its IT systems and stole “business documents.” Citrix doesn’t know precisely which documents the hackers obtained nor how they got in. It’s suspected that this is a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign supported by a nation-state. The consequences of the Citrix security incident could affect a b...

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Never Lose A Receipt Ever Again

Tired of Not Getting Reimbursed for Business Expenses? Never Lose Your Receipts Ever Again!   Maintaining receipts is a fact of life for many people, but it can be extremely frustrating. Tiny pieces of paper that have to be maintained and categorized long enough to submit your expenses for reimbursement — who has time for that?!? It’s not uncommon to lose receipts and then spend additional...

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When Does Moving Away From The Cloud Make Sense?

In 2018, Dropbox announced it was shifting away from cloud-based services in favor of managing some of its data storage and application hosting itself. The company noted that while Amazon Web Services (AWS) initially allowed Dropbox to delay the purchase and maintenance of its own infrastructure, there were limitations and obstacles that prompted the switch. In its IPO filing, Dropbox noted that ...

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Learn the Power of Google Reviews for Lawyers & Law Firms

There’s no better means of promoting a professional business today than the use of online reviews. Positive third-party online reviews can take your law firm to the next level. Personal referrals and word of mouth have their place in drumming up new business, but they will never come close to the exposure you can receive through online reviews. Positive online reviews across multiple platforms...

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