Obsolete firmware poses security risks

Are you still hanging on to your old work computers since they “still work fine”? While they may still help you get the job done, their outdated firmware can make you vulnerable to security risks that can lead to major problems. What is firmware? Firmware is a basic type of software that is embedded into […]

Chicago Businesses Lost Billions to Ransomware in Q1 2020

Due to the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, cybercriminals have been profiting hand over fist by exploiting the flaws in the security systems of unprepared businesses. The entire country has been struggling with this issue, yet Chicago alone has lose over 6 billion dollars in a period of a few months due to ransomware, spear phishing attacks, and fabricated wire transfers. The reasoning behind this uptick in attacks is obvious: more business is being conducted online than ever before.

Here’s how 5G will transform VoIP for the better

VoIP improved dramatically when telecoms shifted from 3G to 4G — and businesses are in for a treat once 5G is rolled out. Mobile VoIP VoIP calls rely heavily on sufficient download and upload speeds. For example, when mobile VoIP users on 4G networks are limited to 12 Mbps upload and 2 Mbps download speeds, […]

5 Tips to work smarter in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook comes with a raft of features that make managing your busy schedule and boosting your productivity easier. If you find Outlook’s myriad capabilities a little overwhelming, don’t worry — these tips and tricks will have you using Outlook like a pro in no time. Organize your inbox Is your Outlook inbox getting a […]

Reasons why your business needs SaaS

Can you afford the software licenses your small business needs? Worried that you don’t have the budget for yearly maintenance costs? For many small businesses, the costs of acquiring and maintaining software is a huge drain on their resources. Fortunately, there’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Find out how your business can save money with SaaS. What is […]

Why it pays to have a good-looking website

In a recent survey of 1,800 customers, 42% said they’re “very unlikely” to purchase from ugly websites. That’s not so surprising. After all, there are plenty of competitors’ websites that are more visually appealing and user-friendly that they can visit. If your business website fails to make a critical good first impression, it could lose […]

Illinois Spending $150 Million on Contact Tracing

In case you haven’t already seen our earlier blog on what exactly contact tracing is, the gist is that you will be tracked and monitored 24/7/365 in the name of safety. If you are suspected of having the virus or exposed to someone else suspected of having the virus, you will then be strongly encouraged to quarantine yourself for 2 weeks.