August 2014
In This Issue:

Brian's Blog
Business Referral Program
Windows XP Registry Hack Will Not Protect Your PC Against All Threats
Virtual Success
Basic Forms in Microsoft Word 2013
Business Continuity Tip
Quote and Cartoon


Business Continuity Tip
Isolated Incidents

While all disasters pose a serious threat, sometimes it's the ones we least expect that cause the most damage.

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 difference. Download Agility's 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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 Quote of the Month


JuIf it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth,
 inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.

Johnny Carson
 

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Brian's Blog
by Brian Gregory, President

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”.

Brian Gregory
President
Network Innovations Inc.
(913) 747-0504

For more of my rambling thoughts, check out my blog.


Business Referral Program

Send your referrals to www.netinn.com/referral
or e-mail sales@netinn.com

Your personal referrals are the greatest compliment we can receive. Referrals are one of the primary reasons we have been successful for over 20 years. Our business referral program thanks you for assisting us in finding new clients in need of IT resources. If one of your referrals engages with us for projects or services, you may be eligible to receive a $50 Visa gift card. For more information, visit www.netinn.com/referral or give us a call!


Windows XP Registry Hack Will Not Protect Your PC Against All Threats
used with permission from Microsoft Security Tips & Talk
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 Server 2003.

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Virtual Success
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 more blurred.

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.

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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 options.

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