In this issue
||Your Business is BYOD.
||Business Continuity Tip
Fighting Images in Microsoft Word
Remember this? You're
working on a document € maybe it's a report for your sales meeting,
a set of instructions for a client, or a promotional flyer € and you
are trying to place an image. You're bumping it down a few
keystrokes at a time to get it perfectly situated between paragraphs
or at the bottom of the page when suddenly it goes flying off,
jumping to the top of the page or disappearing
Business Continuity Tip
Cybercrime Goes Mobile
Mobile devices have
become an essential tool for everyday life. We check in for flights,
make online purchases, access bank accounts, and connect to social
media all on mobile-enhanced websites and newly developed
The worldwide adoption of
the smartphone has prompted cybercriminals to shift their focus
toward mobile users and away from the traditional PC environment.
According to Norton's
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? Use
the tips below to keep your smartphone safe and secure.
Please forward this newsletter to anyone else in your
organization who might be interested!
Updates Are Vital
used with permission from Norton by
Perhaps it's become a clich€, all this talk about
the pace of technology, and change as a constant, and the need
to stay ahead of the curve. But, clich€s develop for a
reason--usually because there's truth in them. In the case of
computer software, and particularly Internet security
software, all the pace-of-technology talk is
computer software was a static form of technology. You would
buy a program, load it on your machine, and use the software
"as is" until the next version came out. However, that model
no longer fits. Today's digital world is in constant flux, and
in order to make the latest advances available immediately,
software has become much more dynamic. Many programs can
retrieve updates over the Internet and seamlessly incorporate
the new technology into the original software. Of course, not
all updates are vital. If we're talking video games or word
processing software, there's nothing critical about updating
your program between versions. However, if we're talking
security software, ignoring updates can have serious
|Your Business is
BYOD. Now What?
used with permission from HP Technology at
After serious consideration, you've allowed workers
to BYOD (bring-your-own-device). They can now use their own
laptops, notebooks, smartphones and tablets in the office and
to conduct business after hours. Now it's time to quickly
swing into action and choose the right supporting technology
and IT strategy for maximizing your productivity and network
The BYOD express is running at
In a December 2012
survey, Gartner noted that 33 percent of businesses have BYOD
policies relating to the use of personal mobile devices to
access enterprise applications. That number is expected to
balloon to 70 percent by the end of 2013 .
Good news and bad
news€smartphones and tablets enhance productivity and
responsiveness by enabling workers to use their own favorite
technology, effectively extending gadget-addicted employee
workdays into personal time. Adopting a BYOD strategy can also
lower your initial capital expenditures.
reprinted with permission
from Norton by Symantec
Technology opens our lives up in ways that weren't
possible even less than a decade ago. My children laugh
themselves silly when they hear me waxing nostalgic about the
days when we pulled over to the side of the road to use a
public pay phone, or called someone on the phone for
directions ("What? No cell phone? No GPS navigation?"). Today
you can chat with someone whether they're in the next room or
in another country with ease, via a variety of technologies.
It's all fast and amazing.
On the flip side of
that good fortune is that same technology has also provided a
way for people to do bad things.
|Mobile Apps Cater
to Our Connected World
Used with the permission of
by Kirsten Chiala
The future of mobile is faster and easier access to
entertainment, shopping, and socializing.
From shopping to
socializing, consumers are demanding faster, and easier
transactions and connections, and retailers and developers are
listening. Cisco's latest Mobile
Visual Networking Index finds global consumer mobile data
traffic grew an astounding 74% in 2012. It's no wonder then;
mobility is changing the way we buy things and the way
companies sell them. That means for many brick and mortar
businesses, the cash register, like the desktop, is headed for
the history museum. As you've no doubt noticed, more retailers
are moving to purchase systems that allow them to sell
anywhere, anytime, on handheld devices.
"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you
tend to see every problem as a nail."
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