Business Continuity Tip
Social Media & Disaster Recovery
There's no doubt about it - social media is changing the way we communicate. These online tools, once thought to be for personal use only, have asserted their dominance in times of emergency as go-to sources for news and updates.
Here are two great resources to help bring sense to this subject. Check out this on-demand webinar
"Social Media & Disaster Recovery" and this blog post,
"The Link between Crisis Management and Social Media."
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by Brian Gregory, President
Are you leveraging social media for your business?
Along with this monthly newsletter, I maintain a
company facebook page and twitter account. I try to
make a relevant post every couple of days. This
keeps us engaged and top of mind with our clients. I
got a call out of the blue last week from the
Kansas City Star, who noticed one of my timely
tweets and interviewed me for a short article! It’s
easy and it works.
You’ll notice on my
regular tweets and posts, as well as the newsletter
below, that very little of the content is my own. I
certainly do provide my own content from time to
time, especially in this monthly blog post. However,
I am too busy to prepare an entire newsletter or
regular technology posts on my own. I can prove with
many years worth of history, that if I tried to bite
off that much work, nothing would get sent out. I am
able to share good content from others with just a
few clicks. I have several sources for that content:
- Industry partners (you’ll note articles in
my newsletter from Microsoft, Lenovo, Cisco, HP,
- Subscriptions (There is an industry group
that has a searchable content database that I
subscribe to, so I can quickly provide articles
on specific topics)
- My own surfing – I read many other blogs and
IT news sites for my own benefit, and often
share from those
- Peers – Every day I see posts in my feed
from other IT professionals that are great. We
all borrow from each other from time to time
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!
7 security habits of highly effective PC users
used with permission from HP Technology at Work
You might not think about it when you’re browsing the web,
shopping online and interacting on social media, but you are
the first line of defense against cyber security risks. The
power to be safe is in your hands and at your fingertips. Developing
and maintaining good habits can make online activity much safer
and more enjoyable for you and your colleagues.
The following 7 good habits take only minutes to learn and
are easy enough to incorporate into your daily work life.
Heartbleed May Cause You Some Heartache
used with permission from FTC Business Center Blog
If you’re thinking “Heartbleed” sounds serious, you’re right.
But it’s not a health condition. It’s a critical flaw in OpenSSL,
a popular software program that’s used to secure websites and
other services (like VPN and email). If your company relies
on OpenSSL to encrypt data, take steps to fix the problem and
limit the damage. Otherwise, your sensitive business documents
and your customers’ personal information could be at risk.
The Internet of Everything: Four Technologies We'll Actually
Use within Three Years
Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
There is so much talk about the Internet of Everything, but
how much of it is a futuristic pipe dream? After all, for nearly
two decades, companies have tried to sell consumers Internet-connected
fridges and microwaves, automated home lighting and heating
systems, and smart entertainment devices, yet these devices
have never caught on in a big way.
Clearly, the IoE is colossal, and growing. According to a
January 2014 research report from Raymond
James & Associates, there were 12.5 billion devices
connected to the Internet in 2011, including nearly every computer
in the world and over a billion smartphones.