• March 09, 2018

    Changes that Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud

    This is the type of book that makes you reach for a pencil or highlighter so you don’t forget the nuggets you just read. Building on his previous, and awesome books on Boundaries, Dr. Cloud reminds us that change isn’t something we wait to have happen; we can dig in and get started. He identifies […]

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  • March 02, 2018

    Bringing Home The Prodigals by Rob Parsons

    Most people are familiar with the story of the prodigal son. He demands his half of his father’s inheritance, leaves home, squanders everything, and decides it would be better to be a hired hand on dad’s farm than to starve to death. When he shows up with his speech, how does the dad respond? How […]

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  • March 01, 2018

    Come See Us at the ASA Chicago Expo, Booth #907

    We’ve been ASA Chicago members since 2002 and we LOVE this annual Expo.  Come by our booth #907 to say ‘hi’ to our techs and win prizes with our fun games; Drury Lane in Oak Brook, 9am-4pm, Tuesday March 6th. Here’s a link for more information on the ASA Chicago Expo  -CMW  

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  • February 20, 2018

    Why Do I Need To Replace My Server, Firewall, Laptop?

    Many of our clients ask us about what equipment they need to replace and when they should plan to get it done.  So why should you replace the server, the firewall, the workstations, and the laptops, and when? On one such client call, the owner said they’d had their server for eight (8) years, so […]

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  • February 15, 2018

    Monitoring Your Information on the Dark Web

    We’ve had a great response to a new service we began offering last Fall. Now available for small to medium-size businesses, this service monitors the Dark Web for breaches involving your company domain name and associated email. You’d be surprised as to what data is available for sale on the Dark Web. We’ve seen passwords […]

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  • February 09, 2018

    Choosing to Work In a Cloud Environment

    ‘In the Cloud’ is something we hear all the time. There are public clouds and private clouds, and they’re different. In Part I, we talked about the Public Cloud, what it is, how it works, and the pro’s and con’s of using the Public Cloud for business needs. What about the Private Cloud? A Private […]

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  • February 02, 2018

    Choosing to Work In a Cloud Environment Part I: The Public Cloud

    ‘In the Cloud’ is something we hear all the time. There are public clouds and private clouds, and they’re different. An example of a Public Cloud is gmail, yahoo, and other free email services. Other examples include, a cloud-based CRM that is available through the internet; QuickBooks is available in the cloud and allows […]

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  • January 30, 2018

    Migrating ALL the v19 data to v20!

    Join us on February 8th at 11:30 am Central time for this free webinar!  Since Sage is no longer supporting version 19, and you’ll need prior year Fiscal and Payroll archives to look things up, and for Union audits, and for tax audits, you’ll need all those years in version 20. For many of our […]

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  • January 26, 2018

    Working in a Cloud Environment

    It’s just different – the biggest challenge we have when a client moves their business to a cloud solution is the day-to-day changes they didn’t expect. Streaming Music – this has to be done through the local workstation. If it’s a thin client, that may not be an option. Remember, this uses quite a bit […]

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  • January 19, 2018

    Cyber Security: Part II

    Cyber Security is the latest IT-related buzz word. As is often the case, this covers a huge range of topics, but our focus is always the small- to medium-sized businesses and their IT needs, so that’s where I’ll start. In Part I of this article, we covered the misperception that small businesses are ‘too small’ […]

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