Business Continuity Tip
While all disasters pose a serious threat, sometimes
it's the ones we least expect that cause the
You never know when disasters
such as burst pipes, illness, fire, or flooding
due to a broken sprinkler system might happen
to your business.
Anticipating and planning
for these types of disasters can make all the
Isolated Events Whitepaper for real world examples
of these unexpected events and the
various steps you can take to protect your organization.
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Am I the only one exhausted by all the data breeches
going on? It’s reached the point where we are all numb
to it, the magnitude is just overwhelming. The hackers
are no longer individuals having fun, they are well
trained and focused organizations, and even sponsored
by foreign governments in some cases. It is important
for all businesses to take appropriate steps to secure
stored data. However, I also think the financial industry
in particular needs to make serious improvements in
how electronic payments (credit cards, EFT, etc.) are
authenticated so that fraud is not so easy.
Have you noticed some Internet issues recently? There
have been some large scale outages in the past couple
of weeks, and unfortunately we’ll probably see more
of them in the near future. A Router, which we all have
on our network, builds a directory of “routes” that
it knows, and if you surf to a new location, it refers
to another router at a higher level. The very top level
routers on the Internet, Tier 1 routers, just reached
a milestone of over 512,000 routes in the global routing
table. Many older routers have only 512k of space for
this information, which means they are failing. Some
routers ignored the new routes, some crashed completely.
Workarounds have been put into place, but they are temporary
since the global routing table is only going to continue
to grow. The problem won’t go away until the old routers
do. There is always a line you have to watch for where
equipment reaches the age that it costs you more to
continue to use it than it would to replace it with
newer technology, or “penny-wise and pound-foolish”.
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Windows XP Registry Hack Will Not Protect Your PC
Against All Threats
used with permission from Microsoft Security Tips &
by Eve Blakemore
In April, Microsoft ended support for Windows XP.
This means that if your computer is still running Windows
XP, you are no longer receiving security updates.
Several tech news sources have recently reported
a change that you can make to your Windows registry
(known as a “registry hack”) that tells your Windows
XP computer that it’s running Windows Embedded or Windows
used with permission from HP Technology at Work
It’s tough to make a meeting engaging and informative—it’s
even harder to do this when the attendees aren’t in
the same room. Virtual meetings are becoming increasingly
important for modern businesses, especially as employees
become more mobile and the idea of office hours becomes
Organizing and executing a virtual
meeting has many of the same challenges as holding an
in-person meeting, but some of these may be magnified
and others may be completely new to the virtual environment.
Let’s look at a few pointers to make sure your virtual
meetings are as effective as possible.
Basic Forms in Microsoft Word 2013
Do you want to insert checkboxes for list options, textfields
for names, or automatically formatted date fields in
a Word document?
Using basic form options can
make life easier for people filling out your documents.
They can also make your document appear more professional.
In this tech tip, you’ll learn how to access the
Developer tab on the Ribbon, insert
the most basic and useful fields, and
using the Properties of drop-down lists to add the necessary