Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

Local Chicago Library Trusts Outsource IT Solutions Group

IT Services & IT Support For Libraries In Chicago Outsource IT Solutions Group (OSG) has been serving the Chicagoland area for some time now, and we've worked hard to build our reputation. One of the areas we specialize in is libraries. In spite of all the amazing technological advancements, people still love going to the library. However, the problem for many libraries is that they simply...

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How To Ensure A Secure Home Network

Most homeowners and renters understand the importance of home security. In fact, in today’s world, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on home protection. But while securing your belongings is considered good common sense, homeowners don’t as often consider the concept of data security. This is understandable, but in reality, it’s just as importa...

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October’s Featured Training: The ABCs Of Cyber Security

October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month Tune In At Any Time To Watch Our 15 Minute On-Demand Training Cyber Criminals Have A 6 Month Head Start. Is Your Business Protected? Find Out. Tune Into Our October Free Online Training By Clicking Here. Every 39 seconds, a hacker is attacking someone.  Are you next on the list? You can’t afford to miss October’s free online training.  Why? {compan...

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Wi-Fi On Planes – Who’s The Best?

If you are old enough, you may remember when making phone calls from an airplane was an expensive luxury, with sound quality so bad that conversations at times were impossible. Times have changed. Calls from planes are usually clear and carried over satellite connections. The big electronic question mark in the sky is not whether Wi-Fi is available, it is, how good is it? So How Do We Rate The Qu...

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Google Shutting Down Google+

Google+ Social Media App Will Soon Move Off Into The Sunset Google+ has never really been a popular social media network. In fact, most people say they’ve never used it and don’t know how it works. So it’s not too surprising to hear that Google has finally decided to pull the plug. Google just announced a ten-month sunsetting period, which begins now and will end in August of 2019. Besides ...

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5 Important Features You’ll Find In iOS12

Apple’s newest software update has arrived, and it’s already making an impact in how effectively users manage their smartphones. iOS 12, which comes preinstalled in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, is equipped with a number of shiny, new features sure to delight iPhone and iPad users, old and new models alike. From stronger battery performance to significant upgrades to maps, notifications and...

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New Gift Card Scam Hits Just In Time For The Holidays

There’s a new Gift Card scam going around that has already cost consumers lots of money, frustration, and headaches. Here’s how it works. You’ll get an email from a friend or relative asking you to go buy them a gift card. The email will say that your friend or relative has been busy or sick and unable to get to the store. Once you get the card for them, they’ll ask you to take a quick pho...

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Important News: Potential Facebook Data Breach

Facebook Was Breached Were You Or A Facebook Friend Affected? Facebook has confirmed that more than 50 million user accounts have been breached. They made the announcement today, Friday, September 28th.  However, their engineering team discovered the security breach back on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018. They tell us that the vulnerability has been fixed and the breach was reported to the appro...

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What’s New in the September Update of Office 365?

The September update of Office 365 includes some major additions and changes to tools such as Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, and Excel, just to name a few. It is important to keep up with these developments, so here is a list of the major advancements of which you need to be aware. Microsoft Teams: Skype, Selective Do Not Disturb, Wiki App Many users have been looking forward to the day when Skyp...

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Did You Know That October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

Online security is something that should get everyone’s attention. Threats exist all around us: ransomware, viruses, spyware, social engineering attacks and more. There’s so much you need to know to keep your personal and business information safe.   But… where do you start? As trusted cybersecurity professionals, we want to help you get educated and stay informed. That’s why during N...

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