Tech Insights From Your Chicagoland Technology Partners

Intel Humiliated by Losing CPU Market Share to Eager AMD

Intel Humiliated by Losing CPU Market Share to Eager AMD Intel’s continued problems with delivering CPUs are expected to go on throughout the fall and potentially 2020. Intel’s CEO Bob Swan told shareholders during their second-quarter conference call that the delays in processor deliveries would continue until September. The fallout benefits AMD, which increased its market share from 9.8 per...

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What Are the Most Serious Cybersecurity Stories of 2019?

We’re only halfway into 2019, yet data protection specialists and IT analysts have already seen an unfortunate spike in criminal activity across industries. Thus far, here are the biggest cybersecurity crises of the year. 2019’s Top Cybersecurity Stories #1 – Supply chain attacks Unique to 2019 is a growing trend of supply chain attacks. Supply chain attacks are also called third-party atta...

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How Do We Keep From Being Phished?

The Most Dangerous New Phishing Scams Phishing scams are costing American business owners billions of dollars each year. Often they are backed by large communist nations. This means they have unlimited resources, and there's really no way to stop them. The only thing we can do is be prepared. We must educate ourselves on how phishing scams work and stay up-to-date on the latest scams. In gener...

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Microsoft Office 365 and Your Business: Boost Productivity with the Right Tech Tools

Microsoft Office 365 and Your Business: Boost Productivity with the Right Tech Tools The workplace is becoming more and more digital every day. New tech tools are developed regularly, and most have the same goal—to make your life easier. While some new developments end up making life harder because they are hard to learn, cumbersome, or have glitches or bugs, most are specifically designed to b...

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How Are Face and Touch Recognition Changing iCloud Access?

How Are Face and Touch Recognition Changing iCloud Access? Apple may be testing new security procedures for iCloud.com with its next OS release. 9to5mac has reported that the beta for iPadOS 13, iOS 13, and macOS Catalina can use Touch ID and Face ID to secure and access their devices. When Will the Change Take Place? Beta users can already access the features on beta.icloud.com or a beta device ...

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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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