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Keyboard Shortcuts – Get the most out of your PC or Mac

This month, we thought we would share a couple of keyboard shortcuts that you may be able to take advantage of. There are keyboard shortcuts for doing almost anything in Windows.  Below are the ones we personally use the most often:   Alt+Tab Switch between open programs Alt+F4 Close current window Backspace Go to previous […]

Posted: April 14, 2016 | View More »

The evolution of junk mail and the modern spam filter

Like most of you, I get the regular “junk” through the post office. It comes in various forms: free money, credit card offers, high interest loans, and timeshares. I recognize these instantly (usually without even opening the envelope) and they go straight into garbage. Over time we have all developed the ability to distinguish the […]

Posted: March 17, 2016 | View More »

Breathe new life into older hardware

Hard drives have, for the most part, been the limiting factor when it comes to the speed of our computers. Waiting for computers to boot and programs to load can sometimes seem to take forever.   Add these tasks up during the course of a work day and waiting can turn into a significant amount of […]

Posted: February 16, 2016 | View More »

Storm Disaster. Lessons Learned.

Between Christmas and New Year’s, the Central Illinois area experienced freezing rain and strong winds, which brought about area-wide power and internet outages. Some of our clients were without power for at least four days. A few went without internet even longer. Around the same time, IT360 and other RiverFront properties experienced another flood of […]

Posted: January 15, 2016 | View More »

Windows 10 – When to upgrade?

Last month, Microsoft started allowing users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge. The question we have been getting a lot lately is “should I upgrade to Windows 10?” Our answer to that is (and always will be) “does it make sense for your business?” Microsoft’s free upgrade […]

Posted: December 14, 2015 | View More »

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system. This type of malware forces its victims to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to access their systems or get their data back. Fees range from $20 to more than $1000 to recover access to your data. […]

Posted: November 16, 2015 | View More »

IT360 Announces Promotions

IT360 is pleased to announce that twolong-standing employees, Tim Gazza and Todd Thousand, have been promoted to executive roles. Tim Gazza is promoted to Vice President of Operations Tim, who joined the IT360 team in November of 2007 as a Systems Engineer, quickly proved himself as a key member of the technical team, becoming the […]

Posted: October 8, 2015 | View More »

Preparing Your Business for Any Disaster – Large or Small

Imagine your business devastated by a natural disaster like a tornado or flood. All of your hard work, time and energy gone in the blink of an eye. With the second anniversary of the destructive Washington tornado approaching, that scenario, unfortunately, proved all too real in November 2013, when five lives were lost, more than […]

Posted: October 7, 2015 | View More »

Raspberry Pi: AirPlay and Digital Display

When we started this project, the goal was to be able to play music in multiple zones at our office independently or simultaneously while using various sources (Pandora, TuneIn, iTunes, etc.).  We also wanted to setup TV’s around the office and display information with an easy to use management system. The design is able to […]

Posted: August 19, 2013 | View More »

Business Plans Help Local Tech Companies Manage Growth

Many small businesses have a love-hate relationship with business plans. Most agree they need one, but the process of creating it can seem overwhelming. Small business owners quickly learn that if they are seeking outside financing, whether through a bank or an angel investor, a written business plan, including financial forms, will be required. But […]

Posted: August 1, 2011 | View More »

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