October 2014
In This Issue:

Brian's Blog
Business Referral Program
Don't risk sticking with XP
Social Media Scams Based on Current Events
3 Business Fails From Hollywood Films—And How To Avoid Them
Business Continuity Tip
Quote and Cartoon


Business Continuity Tip
8 Tips to Put Your Plan in Action

Preparing for disasters can seem like a daunting task, often causing many to walk away from the planning process altogether. In fact, 82% of Americans agree "If someone could make it easy for me to be prepared, I'd do it."

In an effort to bring simplicity back to preparedness, we've broken down the facts into a free infographic that highlights the importance of having a disaster recovery plan and the steps you can take today to put your plan into action. You'll learn how to rate your risk, tips for creating a crisis communications plan, creating emergency wallet cards, and conducting a simple disaster recovery test.

Download 8 Tips For Putting Your Disaster Recovery Plan Into Action!


 

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 Quote of the Month


The past is a foreign country,
 they do things differently there.

L.P. Hartley (Author)
 

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Don't risk sticking with XP
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Maybe you've been busy. Maybe you've been waiting for the right time. Maybe you didn't think it was necessary. Whatever your reason for not migrating your business off of Windows® XP and on to Windows 7 or 8.1, it's officially time to stop procrastinating.

When Microsoft® stopped supporting Windows XP on April 8 of this year, they also stopped security updates for the venerable operating system. The simple truth is that if your business is still running Windows XP, you're putting your sensitive data—and your employees—at risk of serious security threats.

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Social Media Scams Based on Current Events
used with permission from Norton Protection Blog
by Nadia Kovacs


We are sure you've seen them lurking in your news feeds- breaking news reporting a celebrity's death, photos of natural disasters striking major cities, video footage of riots and outrage over an accidental shooting- all seemingly legitimate news stories. However, this “news” may not be what it seems.

As of March 31, 2014, Facebook has reported that it has 665 million daily active users. Twitter has 271 million monthly active users. With so many active users, popular social sites are a scammer's paradise.

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3 Business Fails From Hollywood Films—And How To Avoid Them
used with permission from MSFT for Work

Hollywood is big business. Summertime is a competition between studios where the biggest explosions and craziest plots (now in 3D!) equal enormous profits. What about business in movies? Turns out, there are some awful business decisions being made not by the studios but by the characters in their films. To get you ready for a summer of superheroes and things going pew-pew-pew, here’s a look at 3 of the all-time worst business decisions made in films. Don’t forget the popcorn!

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