Business Continuity Tip
Turn Your Smartphone into a Preparedness Tool
This spring's devastating tornadoes and floods send the reminder
that severe weather can have real and unpredictable consequences that leave
you, your family, and your business at serious risk.
To help you
prepare for severe weather and emergencies of any kind, check out
free preparedness mobile apps from the Red Cross.
The apps have
everything you need to know to plan, prepare and respond, and an audible
siren that goes off when NOAA issues any kind of severe warning.
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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the
majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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by Brian Gregory, President
Lots of exciting things going on with AltiGen these
days! I desperately need to setup a Users’ Group
meeting and update, but will wait until vacation
season is over. If you need a full update sooner,
let me know and I can do a one-on-one. I’ll give
tease with some highlights here:
We are just going crazy installing the new
all-software version. This allows you to run the
entire system as a virtual server or on your own
hardware. In recent updates, AltiGen has released
their own official Salesforce.com Integration, as
well as many call center and AltiReport
enhancements. Location based e911 has also been
improved for multi-site installations. Plus a lot
more, including some real exciting features in the
upcoming 7.5 release!
Also, have you seen our new low cost IP phone? The
IP805 is a pretty good phone, and comes in at $159
with POE and a power adapter included.
I read an interesting article last week about Claude
Shannon, the father of information theory, or
digital computing. The accompanying video does a
great job of explaining how the binary system was
applied to data and how bits and bytes work. If you
are a geek like me it’s worth checking out
at this link!
Network Innovations Inc.
For more of my rambling thoughts, check out
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!
Tech trends business can't ignore
used with permission from HP Technology at Work
For small businesses across the country, it’s easy to maintain
the status quo. After all, change, particularly when related
to technology, can be costly to incorporate and uncomfortable
to implement. Yet, if small businesses are to compete and grow
in an ever-evolving marketplace, leaders must keep their eyes
and minds open to technology’s possibilities.
4 ways to give feedback so you get the most out
of your team
by Joe Serio, www.joeserio.com
Giving feedback is one of the most important skills to master
in the workplace. Think about it for a second. As I wrote in
an earlier post, more than
85% of employees don’t quit their jobs, they quit their supervisors.
If that’s true, then how employees are treated, or perceive
themselves to be treated, by a supervisor is central to the
success of any operation.
New research shows rise in "deceptive downloads"
used with permission from Microsoft Security Tips & Talk
by Eve Blakemore
According to the
latest cybersecurity report from Microsoft, “deceptive
downloads” were the top threat for 95 percent of the 110 countries
What are deceptive downloads?
Deceptive downloads are legitimate downloadable programs
(usually free) such as software, games, or music that cybercriminals
bundle with malicious items.