November 2014
In This Issue:

Brian's Blog
Business Referral Program
What Data are You Willing to Lose?
Windows Server 2003/R2 End of Support Is Coming
7 steps for safer surfing
Business Continuity Tip
Quote and Cartoon

Business Continuity Tip
Preparing for Pandemics


With so many health concerns swirling around right now including Ebola and the upcoming flu season, it is important to remember the best defense against any illness remains preparedness.

Employers can help reduce their employees risk, and at the same time reduce the organization's risk as well. With proper planning, education and services such as the flu vaccine, an organization can minimize sick days and reduce health costs while ensuring that productivity and quality are maintained.


Download Agility's Pandemic Whitepaper for actionable advice on what you can do to protect both your employees and your organization.

 
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 Quote of the Month


We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.

John W. Gardner
 

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Brian's Blog
by Brian Gregory, President

It's finally here! Our latest AltiGen User's Group meeting will be Thursday, December 18, 8 am at the Microsoft Offices in Overland Park. Official invitations will go out on Monday, but mark your calendar, and if you want to get a jump on things you can RSVP to Starr - starr@netinn.com.

You'll be able to see the new Polycom phones, which are amazing. We'll also be covering the new platforms - Private Cloud, Virtual, and Software As A Service. AltiGen execs will be on hand so bring your kudos and tomatoes. Come see us to find out the latest new features, updates on existing features you should be taking advantage of, and network with your peers that also use the AltiGen system. If you can't make it in person, we will follow up with a series of webinars so you won't be left out.


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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!

What Data are You Willing to Lose?
used with permission from IBM ForwardView

Data may have always been the unsung hero at the heart of businesses, but now more than ever it's in the spotlight. Whether being talked about in explosive terms, such as "data volumes are increasing at a compound annual growth rate of sixty to eighty percent,"1 or in the context of game changing insights derived from big data and analytics, data is making headlines.

What doesn't usually appear in bold print or 140-character tweets is what happens if that data isn't there—if due to some situation, your business data is lost; maybe only a few hours or a day's worth of data, but gone nonetheless.

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Windows Server 2003/R2 End of Support Is Coming
used with permission from Microsoft

Your Opportunity for Transformation

In July 2010, Microsoft transitioned from providing mainstream support for Windows Server 2003 to releasing critical patches only. July 14, 2015 marks another transition, this time the end of Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003/R2. While this date may seem distant, now is the time to understand that the end of support and the end of life of Windows Server 2003 means that your business needs to ensure that it has a plan to migrate the applications and workloads currently relying on Windows Server 2003 onto Windows Server 2012 R2  or Microsoft Azure. 

Just to be clear, End-of-Support for Windows Server 2003 means:

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7 steps for safer surfing
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.

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