February 2013
In This Issue:

Brian's Blog
Network Innovations Lunch and Learn
The Future of IT
Password Dos and Don'ts
Writing Better Business Emails
Business Continuity Tip
Quote and Cartoon
Writing better
business emails

used with permission from HP Technology at Work

The way you use language can say a lot about you. Especially in the online world, where your words are often all you have to make a lasting impression. Here are some tried-and-true tips to keep in mind when crafting business emails that might help improve your professional image.

Consider these basic tips before you start to write:

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Business Continuity Tip
Flu Update

The influenza outbreak has reached epidemic proportions in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of states reporting widespread activity rose from 41 to 47 in one week. Click here for a snapshot of flu activity in your state.

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 Laugh a Little

 Quote of the Month


Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

Barbara Bush

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Brian's Blog
by Brian Gregory, President

Please join us on March 13th for our Lunch’n’Learn! We will have the latest info on wireless networking, network security, and the latest updates from Network Innovations! We are way overdue and haven’t done one in quite some time. This should be a unique experience at Bass Pro Shops in Olathe! I’ll spend part of the session showing you all of our free tools you have at your disposal that you might not know about. See below for more info and I hope to see you there!

There is a lot of information in this month’s newsletter about BYOD and mobility. Do you have employees that want to attach iPads and cell phones to the company network? Are you wondering if these tools might make some employees more productive? Are you reeling from the effects of 4 snow days in the past two weeks – with a huge backlog of work? Remember, this is what we do – let us help! Contact me and I’ll be happy to meet with you to discuss. We’ll be touching on some of these topics at our lunch’n’learn as well.

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Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Bass Pro Shops Conservation Room

Network Innovations invites you to learn about the latest in wireless networking and network security, as well as updates on our company. Are you struggling with iPads and smart phones? Need to allow your employees to work on the fly, and at home? Not sure what all this means or how it could help your business? This meeting is for you! Join guest speakers and meet our entire team at the Bass Pro Shops Conservation Room in Olathe on Wednesday, March 13th. We’ll have lunch, some discussion, Q&A, and we’ll get you on the road around 1:30.  If that’s not enough, we will have some great door prizes!

Hot lunch buffet will be served starting at 11:30, with our program starting promptly at noon (you are welcome to eat during the presentation).

We will keep this informative and fun!  Please come if you can.  
RSVP by e-mail to awillard@netinn.com
  Address:
Bass Pro Shops
(come in the front door and we’ll direct you)
12051 Bass Pro Dr.   Olathe, KS 66061
See map and/or driving directions

The Future of IT
Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
by Padmasree Warrior

What an exciting time to be in the tech industry. We are at the beginning of a major transition to the Mobile-Cloud era. Trends like bring your own device (BYOD), access anywhere, virtualization, and machine-to-machine connections have given way to a new breed of applications. We estimate that approximately 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020. In 2010 alone, more than 350, 000 applications were developed with more than three million downloads. A 44-fold increase in data creation is predicted from 2010 to 2020, with 34 percent of it in the cloud. All of this leads to a world of intuitive connections between people, processes, data and things on the network – the Internet of Everything.

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Password Dos and Don'ts
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Marian Merritt

There have been some well-publicized news stories of hacked websites where millions of user accounts and passwords were posted publicly. Can you imagine if you were one of those users affected? They likely had to hurry to change their credentials and make sure they didn't use the same combination of email address and password on any other websites. Chances are these people, like many others, did use the same password for other accounts. Many people not only use the same password all over the Web, but they also choose weak and foolish passwords.

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