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  • May 02, 2016

    Hacking – not a game anymore; it’s Business

    Hackers and Social Science Engineering When we think of hackers, many of us think of geeks sitting in front of a bank of monitors trying to break into things. There’s some truth here, but there’s a whole new generation of very sophisticated hackers, and they’re learning all about your habits. Most of us are aware […]

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  • May 02, 2016

    Congratulations!

    Ladybug Campaign Our Ladybug campaign received the Hermes Gold Creative Award – great job, Renee Montgomery, Message Maestro at Syscon. Perhaps you’ve noticed our ladybug on the website, or our Contact postcard, or maybe you even have one of our mousepads! Sage Sage has given Brian Bruns an Amazon Echo for selling the most Sage […]

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  • May 02, 2016

    Sage 100 Contractor tip: Paygroups

    When the new Union rates and benefits come out, and you update the Paygroup information, the next check will have the correct hourly rate, but the default hourly amount on the check stub shows the prior hourly rate. As soon as the first check is cut, the default is updated, but it can cause confusion […]

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  • May 02, 2016

    Security – Protecting Your Network

    Monitoring, Watching for Attacks Recently, Evan noticed a high CPU usage alert for one of our client’s servers. When we took a look, we found that a port was being scanned in an attempt to hack the server. Within minutes, we were able to block the IP address and shut down the attack. What just […]

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  • April 29, 2016

    Video Update: Team Building Tips

    Our Tech Team meets on a regular basis, but it’s not always about tech business. Sometimes it’s to focus on team building. We recently went through the book Five Dysfunctions of Team.   Watch our president’s short video of the recent team-building activities our tech team went through. Hope you get some good ideas!

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  • April 21, 2016

    New Malware – Protect Your Data

    A new ransomware variant is out there called Jigsaw. Unless the $150 in bitcoin ransom is paid, criminals will delete the files throughout a 72-hour period. Why just $150? It’s a price most people are willing to pay, so the criminals get paid more often. It is less than a new computer, but enough to […]

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  • April 18, 2016

    Business Ledger Tech Tips Column

    Click here to visit the Business Ledger homepage and view the entire publication. Click here to go directly to the online version of Catherine Wendt’s “Password security tips to keep in mind.”

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  • April 15, 2016

    Sage 100 Contractor Price Increase Effective May 1 – There’s Still Time To Beat It!

    Considering Sage 100 Contractor? Call us today and beat the price increase. It’s not too late to purchase Sage 100 Contractor accounting software or additional seats at the current rate. Purchase price increases 6% on May 1, so call Brian today! 630-850-9039 If you currently use Quick Books or another accounting software, but your company […]

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  • April 14, 2016

    The Hinsdalean Business Profile: Syscon Inc.

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  • March 22, 2016

    Apple Isn’t Virus-Proof After All

    We’ve seen virus attacks on Apple products, but most of the time we hear ‘Apples don’t get virus attacks’ which we know isn’t true. Hackers have dabbled in attacks against this product line, but it’s a much smaller target, so we haven’t seen as many attacks…until now. Recently, Apple acknowledged it had to shut down […]

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