January 2013
In This Issue:

Brian's Blog
Business Referral Program
New Business Features In Windows 8
Move It (Don't Lose It)
Inserting a Screen Clipping
Into OneNote
Business Continuity Tip
Quote and Cartoon
Inserting a Screen Clipping into OneNote
 

OneNote is a powerful application that acts as a digital scrapbook – in which you can collect notes, images, and audio/video recordings. It was first introduced in Office 2003, but it has often been overlooked. Here are the steps to insert a screenshot into a OneNote document:

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Business Continuity Tip
 

Make It Your Business to Fight the Flu

No one looks forward to flu season, but it's a time of year that is especially challenging for employers. When one employee comes down with the flu, it's usually only a matter of time before most of the workforce starts calling in sick. Projects stall. Productivity levels plummet. And once that happens, all you can do is wait for the flu virus to run its course.

Because of the recognized risk flu season presents, many employers are now taking a proactive approach to protecting employees against seasonal flu. One effective plan is to offer a workplace flu clinic. Offering a clinic in the workplace makes it easy for employees to get immunized without taking the time to find one on their own or scheduling a doctor's visit.  

According to the CDC, the flu costs businesses $10.4 billion in direct costs annually, so it's a wise business decision to host an onsite flu vaccine clinic. More employee participation leads to fewer employees sick with the flu, less sick time paid, less absenteeism and ultimately more productivity. 

For more information about hosting a workplace flu clinic, download the CDC's Seasonal Flu Vaccine Toolkit for Businesses and Employers.

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Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Dale Carnegie

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Brian's Blog
by Brian Gregory, President
 

Amy’s second book is out! For those of you following along with her contemporary romance series, Racing To Love, Jesse’s Soul released on January 5th. You can find her books on Amazon, and her blog has some free novellas and more information at amygregory548.com! Look for the third installment, Eli’s Honor, this summer.

If you have Microsoft Office on your computer, you likely have an app called “OneNote”. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. OneNote is a well kept secret that has changed my life!

OneNote is a note-taking app. You can easily organize all the notes in your life, but it does so much more. You create a “notebook” for each category of notes. For example, I have a notebook for each of our key vendors. In each notebook you can have sections and pages. So for AltiGen, I have a section for the onsite Dealer Council meeting for each year, and in each section, I have a page for each agenda item. Then I add a page for each follow-up conference call. When a call is upcoming, I can easily and quickly review my notes from the previous calls and meetings!

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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!


Top 10 New Business Features in Windows 8
 

With Windows 8 now available, what are the best features for business use? Here are ten new or enhanced features!

1. Trusted boot/secure boot (UEFI)

This implements a secure boot process and allows the machine to verify the integrity of the network environment, thus preventing malicious code from executing before the computer boots into the operating system. This means that your machine is protected before the Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware software is able to load when booting up, protecting you against attacks such as root-kits.

2. Windows-to-go (Enterprise Edition)

This is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable USB drive. As an example, this allows employees to take the USB drive home and use Windows-to-go at home instead of connecting via a VPN connection, creating a more secure BYOD option for employees.

3. File History

This is a robust, automatic, and silent backup service app that continuously protects files stored in libraries, desktop favorites, and contact folders. This uses an external drive.

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Move it (don't lose it)
used with permission from HP Technology at Work
 

We've become so dependent on computers for work and play that our hard drives have turned into a central hub for all of our documents, photos, music and more. If the thought of transferring that data to a new computer or hard drive scares you, fear not—because the process really isn't as difficult as it sounds.

Transferring large amounts of data with yesterday's technology meant burning everything to CDs, DVDs, or worse, floppy discs. This not only required a lot of time, but a lot of media needed to save the information. Fortunately, today's technology makes it easier than ever.

The big move

There are a number of reasons why you would need to transfer data. Perhaps you bought a new computer and simply want to take everything off the old computer and move it to the new one. Or maybe you just want to store your data in more than one place. Whatever the case may be, an external hard drive is the best option when dealing with large numbers of files.

External hard drives come in a variety of sizes, some holding as much as 2 terabytes (TB) of data, so there's a good chance you can find a hard drive to suit your needs. They're fairly affordable—but note, the larger the storage capacity of the drive, the larger the price tag.

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