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  • U.S goes after cyber criminals, but you’re still the front line
    The U. S. government took a step in the war against cybercrime recently with the Senate’s approval of a law designed to detect cyber attack patterns and target hackers, but local experts warn you are still the front line in the war to protect your business' data. 
  • Experience Center is Zebra’s eye to the future

    When Zebra Technologies acquired Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business division for $3.45 billion last year, the Lincolnshire-based company has also refocused itself into a technology solutions company. That focus took a tangible shape with the unveiling of the Zebra Experience Center at its corporate headquarters.

  • Rust-Oleum gets innovative with customer ‘community’

    Global paint and coatings giant Rust-Oleum is taking that adage a step further by turning to their customers for ideas that could become the company’s next big thing. The Vernon Hills-based company recently launched Creator’s Studio (, an interactive crowdsourcing site that provides do-it-yourselfers, crafters, hobbyists and others with a platform to discuss, share ideas and innovate with Rust-Oleum and each other.

  • Liability switch could leave merchants holding the card
    The nation is in the midst of the conversion to EMV credit card technology. But a key deadline recently passed that could put merchants -- especially small business owners -- in a perilous situation. 
  • Apple goes Pro with iPad that’s aimed at businesses

    The buzz has started for the new and improved Apple line just in time for the holiday season. And while the iPhone, iPad, AppleTV and other products continue to be the “gotta have” devices in the consumer market, there was one new release in particular that has a lot of potential for the small- to medium-sized business owner.

  • Survey: Small businesses take action on cyber security
    Cybercrime is a problem not only keeping Forture 500 CEOs up at night — it’s also a worry at the forefront of small business owners, according to online payroll services provider SurePayroll. 
  • Elgin drone business reaches new heights

    It began as a flight of fancy for Dan Isaacson, and in only two years it soared into a business that’s on track to hit seven-digit revenues by year’s end.

  • The drone industry — and drones themselves — have been in the midst of controversy as businesses and hobbyists are spraining up everywhere, raising a number of issues from safety to privacy.

  • Microsoft’s new OS is worth making the switch, expert says

    Is Windows 10  - the latest incarnation of Microsoft’s flagship operating system - worth making the jump from 8, 7 or even XP? One local expert says yes

  • Cyber world made lifepath easy for Southland native

    Growing up in the south suburbs decades ago, Tom Forrest had no idea the Internet would become his life. But even before the Internet began to flourish in the 1990s, Forrest said he could foresee its potential.

  • Algonquin firm’s site empowers buyers with tools, savings
    An Algonquin-based entrepreneur has developed a website designed to empower home buyers with the tools needed to help them save money in the process. 
  • DuPage’s Rev3 growing with help from Bloomingdale firm

    DuPage County’s technology/manufacturing business incubator Rev3. marked its six-month anniversary at its Innovation Center at the Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University with the addition of its first major corporate member, Bloomingdale-based global supply chain solutions company Bi-Link.

  • Arlington Heights firm making 4D experience a reality
    A project being developed by a Utah entrepreneur promises to bring virtual reality entertainment into the next dimension. And it has reached out to an Arlington Heights company to help bring that dimension into reality. 
  • Forest Park entrepreneur’s new website links up those seeking a space with those who have one

    If there’s one word that best describes the genesis of new technology advances, it would be “need.” For Forest Park resident Devin Bates, it was his need to find a decent parking space that led him to develop his new website, ShareASpot.

  • It’s likely you’re not familiar with the name Telefonix. But it’s likely you’ve encountered the Waukegan-based company’s products at some point in your life; maybe when you were at a store looking at a smartphone that was tethered to a retractable cable, or when you made a call from an in-flight phone en route to a business meeting.

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