Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

Business Insights With Visio and Power BI

Microsoft’s Visio Visual and Power BI are two extremely useful software tools that help business owners store, organize, and interpret data with easy-to-understand visual representations.   Using these tools can take your business to the next level. Still, many business owners don’t know about Visio Visual or Power BI. Moreover, many are skeptical as to why data interpretation is important...

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How Advanced Data Governance Helps Manage Risk & Meet Compliance

Advanced Data Governance (or ADG) is a tool from Microsoft. Available to be used within Office 365, this tool assists businesses in meeting compliance requirements and managing risk. Most of all, it helps organize the massive amounts of data that companies are now dealing with.   Each quarter, the data owned by a given business grows by exponential rates. Over time, organizations are met with ...

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How Can I Enter and Analyze Data via a Data Entry Form in Microsoft Excel?

You can create a data entry form in Microsoft Excel without using VBA or even recording a macro. If those terms don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry. You won’t need to learn them. Excel has a hidden tool you can use to make dreaded data entry fast and easy. Using a data entry form lets you view one record at a time while entering the data, but also makes it easy to analyze multiple rec...

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Ransomware Explained

Ransomware. Ransomware. You have heard the word and know it involves a cyberattack. You assume from news reports that it only happens to large companies like Target, Equifax, and Marriott Hotels for example, and that cybercriminals will not want to bother with your small or medium-sized business (SMB). Unfortunately, that assumption is wrong. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) notes that ransom...

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Need Help Migrating Microsoft Office 365?

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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DNS Infrastructure Tampering

On January 22, 2019, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, CISA, issued an emergency directive. This emergency directive was put into place to address ongoing problems and issues associated with global Domain Name System, or DNS, infrastructure tampering. As a business owner or executive in charge of a business, you may have many question...

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How To Set Up Your Microsoft Office 365 Email On Your Smartphone

Do you want to have the ability to stay on top of your emails from anywhere without the need to learn a new email system? Then enjoy the convenience of using your Microsoft Office 365 email and calendar directly on your smartphone. The Microsoft Outlook app is available for both iPhone and Android devices, it is free to use, and only takes a few minutes to get it up and running. A Quick Guide to...

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Urgent Tech Tip: Disable Facetime On Your iPhone

A major FaceTime bug discovered recently has left Apple device users skittish about yet another privacy concern and forced the tech giant to scramble for a fix for the issue. For users of Macs or iPhones, understanding the FaceTime flaw and knowing how to disable the function are important steps until the issue is fully resolved. What is the FaceTime Flaw? The FaceTime flaw affects iPhone users r...

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Data Privacy Day: Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust

There is no better time than Jan. 28 to turn your attention to the importance of data privacy and all that it entails. During National Data Privacy Day, numerous businesses, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and individuals will come together to spread awareness about safeguarding data, protecting privacy, preventing information theft, and other issues that affect managers, owners, em...

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What Are The Top Cybersecurity Predictions For 2019?

Several events in 2018 brought cybersecurity to the forefront of public consciousness, as major sectors– from financial institutions to Facebook– were affected by cybercrime. According to Forbes, 34 percent of US consumers had their personal information compromised in 2018. Security experts and business leaders are constantly looking for ways to keep two steps ahead of hackers. As we ring ...

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