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  • Technology gets into the driver’s seat at this year’s Chicago Auto Show

    Technology has redefined the diving experience over the past decade. And the 108th Chicago Auto Show Feb. 13-21 is will be the place to see the latest tech advances in the automobile industry.

  • IT professionals in  hot demand in 2016

    If you’re an IT professional, 2016 is going to be a good year for you. According to a survey conducted by Robert Half Technology, an increasing number of companies in the Chicago region plan to bulk up their IT staffs in 2016.

  • How will technology affect business in 2016?
    What’s in store for business and technology in 2016? We asked three suburban experts to share their thoughts on what the trends and challenges will be for their industries in 2016:
  • Incubators, 4-D, parking websites highlight year for suburban tech

    The past year has been quite a busy one on the suburban technology scene. There were so many great local tech stories in 2015, here’s a look back at some of the more unique ones.

  • St. Charles resident’s startup ready to blossom
    Sarah-Eva Marchese is bringing flower power to the digital world. The St. Charles resident and her husband are launching the online site Mott & Spry, dedicated to providing the tools and information needed for people to understand and use "the language of flowers" for their specific needs.
  • 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.

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