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MotherG is excited to announce that we were listed as a Best Place to Work in Illinois for the 3rd year in a row!

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MotherG is excited to announce that we were listed as a Best Place to Work in Illinois for the 3rd year in a row!

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How to Develop and Organize Effective IT Departments

It’s no secret that technology has changed drastically over the past few decades and industries have had to modernize quickly to meet the rising consumer expectations. A disorganized IT department will lead to an inefficient use of business...

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It’s no secret that technology has changed drastically over the past few decades and industries have had to modernize quickly to meet the rising consumer expectations. A disorganized IT department will lead to an inefficient use of business resources, repetitive tasks, and missed assignments. With this problem in mind, there are a few ways that companies can organize effective IT departments to ensure that their resources are used effectively.

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Are Your Company's Legacy Technology Systems Slowing You Down?

Automobiles offer a great metaphor to describe business IT. All things being equal, they're reliable and efficient when they're brand new. As you rack up the miles, they'll hold up pretty well with the usual maintenance and parts replacements....

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Automobiles offer a great metaphor to describe business IT. All things being equal, they're reliable and efficient when they're brand new. As you rack up the miles, they'll hold up pretty well with the usual maintenance and parts replacements. When parts for your particular model become obsolete and unattainable, you might still rig moderately successful repairs with common household items. But once the heap reaches a certain point, it ceases to provide economical service and extracts money from your budget that should rightfully go towards a new car.

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Letting An Employee Go? Here are 11 Tech To-Do's To Follow

Unfortunately, firing an employee is just as much a part of the job as hiring an employee; however, firing an employee has become more complicated than it was in the past because of the tight integration that all employees have with the company’s...

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Unfortunately, firing an employee is just as much a part of the job as hiring an employee; however, firing an employee has become more complicated than it was in the past because of the tight integration that all employees have with the company’s network. When an employee has been fired, there are 11 essential IT tasks that must be checked off to ensure that only the proper people have access to the company’s network.

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It's Almost Earth Day: How To Properly Throw Out Old Technology

With Earth Day fast-approaching, it's important for everyone in the technology space to stop and think about how the technology they dispose of impacts the environment. Unfortunately, many people think that advanced technology equipment can be...

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With Earth Day fast-approaching, it's important for everyone in the technology space to stop and think about how the technology they dispose of impacts the environment. Unfortunately, many people think that advanced technology equipment can be thrown away or recycled just like any other piece of garbage; however, this isn’t the case. Company technology contains a significant amount of sensitive information that could be used dangerously if it were to fall in the wrong hands. This technology is also made with unique metals that could negatively impact the environment if exposed. With the Earth in mind, how should your company properly throw out old technology?

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Why Moving To The Cloud Can Benefit Your Company's IT Strategy

It's fair to say that every business, from micro to massive, relies on the collection, organization and dissemination of information. It's also fair to say that the evolution of digital IT is a double-edged sword. One edge permits greater...

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It's fair to say that every business, from micro to massive, relies on the collection, organization and dissemination of information. It's also fair to say that the evolution of digital IT is a double-edged sword. One edge permits greater efficiency in workflow processes and data storage. The other edge cuts deep with mechanical failures, constant upgrades, and data silos. Fortunately, innovations in web-based computing demonstrate that the revolution in business IT offers exciting solutions to old, vexing IT problems. Is your business ready moderize by moving to the cloud?

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The Best Computer Security Software For Your Small Business

Whether the internet plays a large or trivial role in the conduct of your small or mid-sized business (SMB), protecting yourself against cyber criminals with the best computer security software and practices must occupy a central place in your...

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Whether the internet plays a large or trivial role in the conduct of your small or mid-sized business (SMB), protecting yourself against cyber criminals with the best computer security software and practices must occupy a central place in your business strategy. Even if you segregate sensitive information by storing it on paper only or on devices not connected to the internet, there's still plenty of ways bad guys can make your life miserable.

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How Do Small Businesses Prevent Security Breaches?

The National Cyber Security Center in Colorado Springs (a new non-profit) helps organizations recover from network security breaches. In a very recent story published in The Gazette, they reported that two small and mid-sized businesses had...

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The National Cyber Security Center in Colorado Springs (a new non-profit) helps organizations recover from network security breaches. In a very recent story published in The Gazette, they reported that two small and mid-sized businesses had suffered, respectively, a serious phishing attack and an intrusion launched from a business partner's hacked network. The companies in question were delighted to receive help after the fact, but with network insecurity such as it is, why wait until a disaster strikes before hardening your own network against cyber criminals? With IT partner services and tools available, no organization should remain an easy target for cyber crime.

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Here's What Computer Security Can Do For Your Small Business

The age of the Internet has brought with it an increase in both communication and business opportunities. Businesses are no longer restricted in terms of marketing their products. Nowadays, global marketing can take place with a simple click of...

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The age of the Internet has brought with it an increase in both communication and business opportunities. Businesses are no longer restricted in terms of marketing their products. Nowadays, global marketing can take place with a simple click of the mouse. With this advance in communication and marketing success, though, comes an increased risk of security, especially for smaller companies. Whether it be protecting consumer personal data or properly maintaining sales and financial data, when information is stored in a computer or on a server, security must be effective. Here's what computer security can do for your small business. 

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What's A Phishing Scam And Are Your Employees At Risk?

Though it's true that the technology we use on a daily basis has made our lives easier and more convenient, it's unfortunately also made them more dangerous at the same time. According to a study conducted by IBM in association with the Ponemon...

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Though it's true that the technology we use on a daily basis has made our lives easier and more convenient, it's unfortunately also made them more dangerous at the same time. According to a study conducted by IBM in association with the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a single data breach incident rose to an all-time high last year of $4 million. For every document or other record containing sensitive information that your business loses, you can expect to incur about $154 worth of damages.

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