BKS to Sponsor 2017 Soup It Up Fundraiser and Craft Fair

We are honored to once again announce BKS Systems will sponsor The Kiwanis Club of Plainfield’s annual Soup it Up! & Craft Fair on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The fundraiser will again be held at Plainfield North High School in Plainfield, ...

Hackers Making Progress on Apple Security Breaches

While the overwhelming majority of ransomware and malware is targeted at users of the Microsoft platform, cyber criminals are increasingly turning their attention to Apple users. Apple has long been known for its ability to manufacture machines and operating systems that ...

Does Your Business Need a Full-Time IT Manager?

For every small to medium-size business owner, hiring new employees is always one of the most difficult decisions to make. This choice is made especially more difficult when the potential employee isn't in a revenue generating role — such as business development ...

Simple Email Phishing Scam Could Have Impacted U.S. Election

As experienced IT professionals we get a lot of panicked phone calls from clients with employees who may have just fallen victim to an email phishing scam. For the uninitiated, an email phishing scam is usually an email that is received that appears ...

1 Gigabit Fiber Optic Communications for Plainfield Business from MetroNet and BKS

If your Plainfield business has been searching for an alternative to the internet, phone and cable services provided by the likes of Comcast and AT&T, you are in luck. Earlier this year MetroNet along with Authorized MetroNet partner BKS Systems ...

Malware Posing as Apps Now Infecting Mobile Devices

In our roles as a leading Chicago IT company, we occasionally field calls from clients who have mobile devices infected with malware or ransomware. These calls are yet more evidence that criminals are working 24/7 to find new and effective ...

How to Plan Your Business' 2019 IT Budget

By its very nature, information technology is in a constant state of change. Not only is hardware being constantly updated for fickle consumers, but software is also ever-evolving. If you're a large company with an IT department and a Chief ...

Does My Business Need an IT Consultant?

When most of us start our own business, our long-term goal is to build a company that is successful enough to be profitable in the first year and continue growth well into the future. Like BKS founder Chad Holstead, many of ...

500 Million Yahoo Users Hacked; Change Your Passwords Now!

We were disappointed, but not surprised, to learn again recently that many millions of people had their personal information compromised in a hack of Yahoo accounts. The company said it believes a state-sponsored hacker is behind the attack on 500 million Yahoo ...

How to Manage Office IT for Better Productivity, Work/Life Balance

The latest in technology has been both a blessing and a curse when it comes to worker productivity. It's a blessing for keeping in touch when you're away from the office, and it can be a curse when it comes to managing ...