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An App for All Seasons

Submitted by Monique Muldrow on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:08

We’re thrilled to spread the word about Morton Arboretum's new app developed by Breakthrough Technologies! Read it here.

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IMS Global Conference Shows the Future

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:00

It is not uncommon to walk down the streets of New Orleans and have someone offer to glimpse into your future.  It was, however, a new experience to attend a conference where an organization is attempting to do the same thing for all students in the United States K-12 and higher education system.  The IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Institute is attempting to show us all the future of education in this country.

Meet Nada, Our New Business Analyst

We're Excited to Introduce Nada!

Submitted by Monique Muldrow on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:05

Though Nada is fairly new to Breakthrough Technologies, she is not new to Business Analysis. She is a skilled communicator and solutions expert. Welcome aboard Nada!

Tell us a little bit about your technical expertise and how you ended up with that skillset.

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Doug Heads to the Birthplace of Jazz to Speak at IMS Global's Big Event!

Submitted by Monique Muldrow on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:28

Advancing education technology is near and dear to Breakthrough’s heart. So, when asked if he would speak at the IMS Global's premier annual event, “Learning Impact Leadership Institute,” he did not hesitate to say, “Yes!” FYI - The fact that there would be gumbo and beignets involved did not hinder his decision.

Maker Day 2014 Festivities

Breakthrough's Maker Day Fun

Submitted by Monique Muldrow on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 14:59

We're not sure who had more fun, the kids or the adults. One thing we do know with certainty is that Maker Day 2014 was a huge success! Doug kicked off the festivities in the morning with kids ranging in age from 3 to 13. They did everything from cupcakes to coding, Minecraft World building to building a robot, beading design to web design, on to stop-motion animation design and more. Plus, they saw 3D printing and Google Glass in action before heading over to the "Hacker Hang-Out" party late in the day.

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Beware - Junior Makers About!

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:03

Today is the National "Take our Sons and Daughters to Work Day" in the U.S.  Breakthrough did this event a couple of years ago, and it was deemed a great success, so we decided to try it again this year.  You should see some photos in the coming days, but today the office is filled with the sounds of over 15 junior makers busy with arts and crafts, technology, and business-related activities.

Congratulations Kevin!

Association Forum of Chicagoland Honors Breakthrough’s Kevin Leonard

Submitted by Monique Muldrow on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:40

We at Breakthrough Technologies were raised right, so we don’t like to brag.

Unless, of course, it’s about one of own, like Kevin Leonard, Breakthrough’s Association & Non-Profit Engagement Manager.

Kevin was recently honored by the Association Forum of Chicagoland for his two years’ service as chair of that organization’s Supplier Partner Special Interest Group. 

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Heartbleed Hits the Web (and the News)

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:50

There has been a lot of attention paid to the Heartbleed OpenSSL deficiency, and for good reason.  Breakthrough is advising all of our clients to contact their hosting department to test their server if they are exposed, and to remediate quickly if they are.

There are a variety of tools that can help you identify if your server is at risk.  One of the simplest we have used is the one offered by Last Pass.

If you would like more information, you can read about Heartbleed on the following sites: