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.

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.

Dress your website for success

When people visit websites, first impressions count. Wow your audience by following our tips. Make a statement with professional photographs Before site visitors read what’s on your website, they assess it by checking out your images. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words, but are those words truly what you want to convey to […]

How MSPs are helping businesses navigate the challenges of COVID-19

IT services are more critical than ever before, proving their value in the face of a health crisis and the abrupt shift to remote working. Here are some ways managed IT services providers (MSPs) are helping small companies leverage technology to support their remote teams and go about business as usual. Providing infrastructure and service […]

The importance of having a business continuity plan (BCP)

Many small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owners never expect a major crisis to hit their company and are often caught flat-footed when it does. Such events can cause downtime, which can lead to lost revenue and reduced profits. In addition, SMBs that fail to recover quickly from disruption face the risk of losing their customers […]