Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

How Do You Know Outsource IT Solutions Group Is The Right Choice?

Because We’re An Award-Winning IT Service Company Each year, the MSP 501 recognizes some of the biggest and most successful managed service providers (MSPs) in the world. It’s the most comprehensive ranking of leading managed service providers and is presented each year by Channel Futures. What Is Channel Futures? Channel Futures unites the diverse ecosystem of companies that comprise the ...

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The End of Windows 7 Support: Things to Know

The Fall of Windows 7 Support: A Guide for Businesses According to Microsoft, Windows 7 support is ending. Find out what this change can mean for your Windows 7 computer systems in your business operation so you can start preparing now.  Beloved by many and still in use by a lot of business owners, Windows 7 has been one of Microsoft’s most sought after operating system software products. Even...

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Business Continuity Planning: Developing An Impact Analysis

According to FEMA, 40% of businesses hit with a disaster never recover, and this rate more than doubles for those without a business continuity plan. While the two are linked, a business continuity plan shouldn’t be confused with disaster recovery. You might have a great plan for getting things up and running after an event but still fail to plan for continuity of time-sensitive business functi...

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Need Help Migrating To Microsoft Office 365? This Isn’t Something You Should Try On Your Own.

Microsoft Office 365 Migrations Isn't Something You Should Try On Your Own A common concern that we hear from clients is that they need to move their Office 365 to a new tenant. Using Office 365 is easy, but migrating it isn't. Moving an account away from Microsoft or another Office 365 reseller requires a full data migration. One of our clients was breaking away from a larger organization an...

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Ready for Disaster? Tips for Creating a Smart Business Continuity Plan

Mitigate Disaster with a Comprehensive Business Continuity Plan When you create a detailed business continuity plan, you can keep disaster from disrupting your operations. See how to get started here.   When disaster strikes, disruptions to your operations could negatively impact your construction projects, pushing them past the deadline and over budget. And it is not just natural disasters you ...

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Texas Government Organizations Blasted In Coordinated Ransomware Attack

Have you heard the news over in Texas? Over 20 government organizations across Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack. That’s right… These government organizations have been added to the ever-growing list of major attacks on government organizations in Florida, Albany, Atlanta, and Baltimore. The threat of ransomware attacks on corporations, government, and yes, even local smal...

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Capital One Data Breach

Recently, news broke about the latest large-scale data breach to hit a major organization. Capital One Bank has announced that millions of customers across the US and Canada have had their personal information compromised in one of the biggest breaches to ever happen to a financial services company. This brief video courtesy of News24 discusses the scope of the incident, the kinds of information ...

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Cyber Security is Vital for Small Businesses

Small Business Tech Security Small businesses need to take cyber security seriously, preventing lapses or weak points that could lead to major data breaches or attacks.   Modern technology is rapidly changing the landscape for small businesses. Small companies can now do more and have a far greater reach, but they are also faced with bigger security concerns. What once was a big company issue is...

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Watch Out for Hidden Malware on Your Phone

What You Need to Know About Android Malware Hackers are devising new ways to infect phones with malware. Learn about the latest attack on Android phones and how to minimize your risk of getting malware.  Since the first computer operating systems hit the market, malware has been a serious security concern. Today, malware can infect not only desktop and laptop computers, but devices that are conn...

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How to Leverage iOS12 Enhancements to Boost Productivity

 How to Use iOS12 to Instantly Share Information With Colleagues Want an easier way to communicate with your colleagues? Save time and reduce errors by learning how to instantly exchange information using iOS12’s share feature.  Beginning with Apple’s release of iOS8, it has been easier to share information, files and apps with others, including colleagues. The feature continues to be avai...

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