Business Continuity Tip
With the recent uptick of in-store data-breaches, it's important to
also remember the vulnerabilities associated with mobile devices, and social
According to Nortonís Cybercrime Report, 1 in 4 adults have been a victim
of mobile and social cybercrime. So what can we do to protect our mobile
devices and guard our personal information?
Regularly update your operating system for security patches.
When you enter a website (especially financial) make sure that "https"
appears in the address bar, which means connection is secure.
the Bluetooth function off after using it. It is another way unknown
applications or viruses can access your cell phone.
Know how to perform a remote wipe to remove data from your device if lost or
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by Brian Gregory, President
I think Spring might be coming. Got a glimpse of it
this weekend! Iím excited about the forecast this
week Ė Iím not sure how many would agree with me,
but I just love a good spring day-time thunderstorm.
Dark outside with rumbles of thunder and the rain
pouring down Ė of course itís like snow, the first
one or two are fun, and then Iím ready to move on.
Donít forget that Microsoft ends support for Windows
XP next week. Despite what some are reporting, there
has been no meaningful extension of support. They
have agreed to extend malware updates for 1 year,
but that is only one small piece of the puzzle, and
certainly itís intended to help home users buy a
little more time. There is no justification for
using XP in a business setting any longer, and we
havenít come across any compatibility situation that
could not be addressed.
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!
The True Value of the Remote Worker
used with permission from MSFT for Work
survey revealed more creative professionals work outside
the office today than three years ago. The demand for mobile
work environments is widespread among todayís workforceónot
just creatives. Some companies are embracing this trend, as
it gives them access to a wider base of professionals without
traditional geographical barriers.
As collaborative work tools continue to roll into the market
and arrive in our workplaces, these requests and expectations
will only continue to grow. Is your business ready to embrace
The Creative Group, a Silicon ValleyĖbased staffing company,
led the study, conducting 400 phone interviews with advertising
and marketing executives. Of those surveyed, 33 percent claimed
the percentage of their creative staff working remotely has
climbed higher than three years ago, 59 percent reported no
change, and 4 percent said they had seen a decrease.
Increase Your Network Security
Wireless networks are a gift to anyone seeking easy connectivity
and a quick Wi-Fi connection. But don't forget that rushing
through your network's setup can have security consequences
later. Make sure you've addressed these areas, whether it's
for your personal network at home or your business's.
- Change your access point or router's default
username and password. Default usernames and passwords
for most hardware and software can easily be found online.
Clean out your inbox with improved Sweep and Search
used with permission from Microsoft
by Mike Schackwitz
If youíre like the average Outlook.com customer, youíll receive
over 10,000 personal emails over the next 12 months, and 80%
of that will be the newsletters, offers and updates that often
clutter your inbox. Thatís a lot of email to deal with. Itís
why the Outlook.com team spends much of our energy on giving
you tools that make it easy to get to the email you care about.
We hear from a lot of you that you love the tools weíve built,
like Sweep, that help address a lot of the commercial email.
But we also hear, even among the savviest customers, that there
are still a few tools and advanced features you havenít tried.
This Sunday kicks off the 7th annual National Clean Out Your
Inbox Week, dedicated to de-cluttering and organizing your inbox.
We thought it was a great time to give you a few tips and tricks
to deal with all those emails, and to share some improvements
we have rolling out in the coming weeks.
The seven tips below will help you get a cluttered and clunky
inbox in tip-top shape.