Business Continuity Tip
Unexpected Weather Conditions
Recently, 7 feet of snow hammered the southern part of Buffalo, NY. With an average
snow fall of over 3-5 inches an hour, many residents were left with little to no
time to prepare.
Click here to see the incredible photos.
This type of sudden event and those like last year's southeastern snow storm
that left thousands stranded on major highways are excellent reminders that the
time to prepare is always before the storm. Here are some tips
to help you get ahead of an unexpected storm:
Learn more tips on how to prepare:
Download the Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist.
- Hold a meeting to ensure you and your employees know how to respond and
communicate in such an event.
- Update your recovery plan today, including important contact information.
Pack a winter emergency kit for your car. Encourage your employees to do
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Reminder: Our AltiGen Users Group Meetings start
this week. We have an in-person session at
Microsoft's office in Overland Park, and we also
have webinar versions if you can't attend in
person. If you have an AltiGen system, you
should come! If you are interested in learning
more about all of the latest choices in
communications, you should also attend. This
area continues to see rapid change and there is
lots to learn about. Feel free to bring a
friend. AltiGen CEO Jeremiah Fleming will be
there to answer your questions. You can RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact any of us for
This Thursday, 12/18, 8:30 AM. Breakfast and
great prizes provided. 10801 Mastin, Overland
Friday, December 19, 10 am Central; Thursday,
January 8, 2 pm Central; if needed, we are happy
to schedule a discussion to fit your schedule!
Intel put on a virtual trade-show last week.
I had always wanted to check one out so I made
time for this one. It was interesting. Much to
my surprise, I actually ran into several friends
and had conversations while visiting the virtual
booths. It was a good way to get new information
without all the travel, and I will certainly be
attending more in the future. They are becoming
pretty common in the technology industry, but
I'm sure they will be catching in others soon.
Of course, any technology discussion today
includes the Internet of Things (IoT), which
everyone believes is going to explode over the
next few years. My favorite quote, still giving
me a chuckle, is that eventually, "everything
will be a thing". At this point, that seems to
be the case. There was fascinating discussion by
Intel's "futurists", who are very excited about
IoT. An example discussed was HVAC systems. The
vast majority of systems today are completely
unmanaged, and any management done today is very
rudimentary. When all of those systems are
online and actively managed, the energy savings
could be astronomical. We actually can't really
predict the savings because we have so little
data available today. The same thing with
self-driving cars. For one thing, self-driving
cars will be an order of magnitude more
efficient than when we are in control. But
bigger than the energy savings (and resulting
monetary savings), more efficient routing will
save unfathomable amounts of time for drivers.
The expectation is that the early impact of
these technologies will be so great, that
massive modernization will take place. What will
the next 10 years bring?
Brian Gregory, President
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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
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Get ready for 2015
used with permission from HP Technology at Work
The end of the calendar year is more than just a time for
your business to tie up financial strings, address HR matters,
and host holiday parties. It's also a great opportunity to assess
your organization's technological standing.
Here are six things that should be on your end-of-the-year
technology checklist to help ensure your organization is at
the top of its technology game in 2015 and beyond:
The Importance of General Software Updates and Patches
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs
We all get them from time to time- those little windows that
pop up, notifying us that there are software updates available
for our computer. Chances are, these always seem to present
themselves right when we are in the middle of doing something
seemingly important, so it's all too convenient to click on
that "Remind Me Later" button. Later eventually rolls around,
and our little pop-up friend is back once again, nagging us
to install these updates and restart our computer. And just
like during their last visit, we're right in the middle of something,
and the cycle continues. However, that notification is not there
just to pester us. There is actually significant importance
in updating our software.
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