Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

Habits You Want From Your Technology Partner

Habits You Want From Your Technology Partner When you are running a business, you want your technology to integrate well with the other tech you use in your business and with your overall IT platform. When you run into situations where your tech fails to integrate well, it can cause serious problems—leading to lost productivity, lost data, and general inefficiency that is not desirable for any b...

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Building a Rock Solid Cybersecurity Plan

Cybercriminals may be going into a stealth mode, but that doesn’t mean that cyberattacks are slowing down — quite the opposite, in fact. According to the 2018 SiteLock Website Security Report, attacks increased by 59% and accelerated going into December. Record numbers of businesses are being infiltrated by hostile actors, with data breaches affecting hundreds of millions of users in a si...

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Mac Operating Systems Vulnerable to New Security Exploit

A recently discovered security vulnerability could leave Mac users exposed to malware disguising itself in other programs. If your business relies on Mac, it’s important to know how you can protect your company from falling victim to a cyberattack. What is the Security Vulnerability? In early 2019, security expert Filippo Cavallarin discovered a bug in Apple’s Gatekeeper functionality. Gate...

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4 Fast Facts About Ransomware & How To Prevent It From Happening To Your Chicago Business

The small city of Riviera Beach, Florida, north of West Palm Beach, is the latest government to be crippled by a ransomware attack. Their data was encrypted by hackers so they couldn't access it. This paralyzed the City's computer systems. Their police department had to hand-write 911 calls. The City Council voted to pay a ransom of $600,000 in Bitcoin to hackers that targeted its computer systems...

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A Law Firm’s Guide To Managed IT Services

Technological downtime can make or break a law firm. Even an hour of downtime can cost a small or medium firm as much as $250,000. What Exactly Can Go Wrong? Unfortunately, Murphy’s Law has been known to apply in legal cases, meaning if there is an opportunity for things to go wrong they will. It is important that your firm has a dedicated professional, our team of professionals, either inside ...

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Acquiring A New Business? Check Their Cybersecurity Posture

Buying a company is no small undertaking, even if the company is considered “small” by industry standards. Due diligence is a huge part of the process. Anyone considering purchasing business must review a whole host of issues with the company to ensure that they are making a good decision. Things like accounts receivable, market position, and vendor relationships should all be considered, jus...

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Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Got Your Sparklers Handy? The Fourth of July falls on a Thursday this year, but we aren’t letting the fact that it’s a weekday stop us from celebrating.     Of course, just because it’s a holiday, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to make do without us. You’ll be able to reach us at (630) 236-6625 if any technical issues arise, and our on-call technicians will be more than happy to resolve thos...

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Why Security Awareness Training Makes Sense for Your Small Business

Your small business needs a cybersecurity strategy, but beyond that, it also needs security awareness training. These two areas are not one and the same. There are important, distinct differences. The Importance of a Cyber Security Strategy First, let’s talk about cybersecurity in general. By now you likely understand the importance of cybersecurity for your small business. If not, here’s a b...

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Is Your Manufacturing Company Using Outdated Technology?

With your manufacturing company growing, it can be easy to get so busy that you aren’t keeping up with the latest technology. Very often, business owners get caught up in going after new and bigger clients, then they look around and find that they can’t handle the larger volume of orders. Some manufacturing companies simply think that investing thousands of dollars in new servers and comput...

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Should Your Business Outsource IT Operations?

There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished, and that goes double for small business owners. When you’re top dog in charge, every small problem or frustration heads your way. Technology support is one of the key complaints from staff members, especially when there are problems with slow network connections or aging computers. You need your staff members to be co...

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