How Private is Private Data on Public Sites?



Data PrivacyDue to the rise of e-commerce, digital marketing, and social media, privacy online has become quite a hot topic. There is a growing concern over the use of data-collecting cookies and tracking software and their use of data. As our online behavior becomes more intricate, privacy is never a guarantee.

A Thin Line Between Private and Public Data

It’s surprisingly hard to draw a line between what is and is not traceable on public websites. … Read more


4 Industries You May Have May Not Have Expected AI to Reach



Artificial intelligence is no longer the next big thing, it is “the big thing”. Everywhere you look, corporations, transportation, healthcare, and the military have begun to incorporate intelligence systems.

Going forward, all innovations will have AI baked in. We have compiled a list of some interesting areas and industries AI is being applied that you wouldn’t have imagined before.

1. Creative Arts and Craft

In Germany, researchers have designed an algorithm that uses image recognition Read more


5 Signs of a Hack



Cyberattacks and being the victim of a hack have rapidly evolved in ways that make detecting them increasingly difficult. Anti-malware is less accurate, allowing malware and hackers to switch some bytes and hide previously recognized malware.

There are various anti-malware programs that can monitor how programs behave and detect previously unrecognized malware. Some programs are designed to use system monitoring, virtualized environments, and network traffic detection to enhance accuracy.  Even then, they are likely to … Read more


What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?



Broadly, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to everything connected to the internet. However, it is also used to define objects or devices that ‘talk’ to each other. IoT is defined as a network of devices using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to communicate data over the internet. Such devices include home appliances, smartphones, vehicles, wearables, machines and many more.

IoT is ideally about three things; networks, devices, and data. This makes it possible for us … Read more


Top Five Gadgets for Summer 2017



Summer in Chicago has hit us with searing heat and seasonal fun. And you know what that means? The latest in gadgets and tech have been rolled out. Like summer blockbusters hardware of all sorts is set to make this new summer memorable.

Of course, there are hundreds of things to choose from. So, what do you pick? Well, it’s all about what you really plan to do this season, but we’ve got your back … Read more


4 Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Wi-Fi



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Wireless internet can be a big convenience depending on where you are. Connecting from anywhere in the house allows for browsing or working with no troublesome cables to worry about. In a professional environment, it allows the job to get done on the go, keeping things productive. However, like all services, sometimes internet becomes outdated. Whether it’s personal or professional, slow Wi-Fi is irritating. Here are a few signs that may indicate a change is … Read more


How to Promote your Company on Twitter



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Social media plays a large role in our daily lives. Whether it’s checking updates from family on Facebook or typing a funny message on Twitter, it’s a common part of modern life. Speaking of the latter especially, Twitter itself isn’t just for short posts about anything. In can, in fact, be utilized by companies to better promote their brand, ideas, products, and services. If you want to expand your social media campaigns with something like … Read more


How to Create a Long-term IT Plan



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An Information Technology (IT) plan needs to consider more than how much the IT department will need from next year’s budget. IT development has a direct impact on every aspect of your business. As such, it needs to have current and future needs planned for appropriately in a comprehensive plan.

A fully holistic plan should include:

1 – Review Current Requirements

A review of current requirements and an accurately estimated budget over a multi-year space … Read more


Why Your Business Should Be On Facebook



Why your business should be on Facebook

Facebook might seem like a place where only quirky socialites post about their goings on, with trendy photos featuring cats or the like. However, it’s far more than that because of the key word: social. Millions of people use it, from all around the world. It offers immediate connection and exposure of ideas, thoughts, concepts, and now even products, in the blink of an eye. For a business, using Facebook is one of the most … Read more