January 2013
In this issue

> Small Businesses Going to the Cloud
> Office 2013
> New Business Features
> Move It (Don't Lose It)
> Dual Monitor Setup
> Business Continuity Tip
> Cartoon/Quote

Dual Monitor Setup: Two Monitors Are Better Than One
used with permission from Microsoft at Home

You can never have enough screen space. Instead of buying a larger computer monitor, you can buy an inexpensive second monitor or make use of a spare one and connect it to your computer (if you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista)€instantly doubling your desktop space.

Dual monitor setup checklist

There€s a good chance you already have everything you need to set up your second monitor.

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Business Continuity Tip
The Ripple Effect

As shown by the 2011 Japan Tsunami, it can take months for the effects of natural disasters to reverberate down the supply chain. This year has proven to be no different. As retailers struggle to get their supply chains back up and running, Hurricane Sandy serves as yet another reminder of how important it is for every organization, regardless of size, to make supply chain management a priority.

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Small Businesses Going to the Cloud:
Three Top Considerations

Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
by Anne Field

A look at the issues small companies need to make sure they address before jumping into cloud computing.

Small businesses, of course, can save a ton of money and gain a lot of efficiencies by going to the cloud. But getting there isn't necessarily that simple. Fact is, one size does not fit all. "A startup marketing company, for example, may take a very different path from an established medical practice," says Igal Rabinovich, CEO of IT Help Central, a White Plains, NY consulting firm. Here are some key considerations to take into account before making the move.

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Office 2013: Here's What's New
used with permission from Microsoft

The new Office is a cloud subscription that provides virtually anywhere access to your familiar Office applications plus business-grade email, calendar, and video conferencing across your devices € from PCs to smartphones to tablets.

Here's what€s new:

Devices: The new Office works great across all your devices. With its modernized, clean, and fluid user interface, it works great with touch, mouse and keyboard, or pen.

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Top 10 New Business Features in Windows 8

With Windows 8 now available, what are the best features for business use? Here are ten new or enhanced features!

1. Trusted boot/secure boot (UEFI)

This implements a secure boot process and allows the machine to verify the integrity of the network environment, thus preventing malicious code from executing before the computer boots into the operating system. This means that your machine is protected before the Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware software is able to load when booting up, protecting you against attacks such as root-kits.

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Move It (Don't Lose It)
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

We've become so dependent on computers for work and play that our hard drives have turned into a central hub for all of our documents, photos, music and more. If the thought of transferring that data to a new computer or hard drive scares you, fear not€because the process really isn't as difficult as it sounds.

Transferring large amounts of data with yesterday's technology meant burning everything to CDs, DVDs, or worse, floppy discs. This not only required a lot of time, but a lot of media needed to save the information. Fortunately, today's technology makes it easier than ever.

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Quote of the Month

"Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."

- Mark Twain

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