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> IT Phone Home!
> Get Rid of Old PC
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> Business Continuity Tip
Vacation Checklist: Prepare
used with permission from Microsoft at
leaving the office for the holidays, going on vacation, or taking a
business trip, there are a number of things you can do to prepare
your computer for your time away. Canceling appointments and letting
people know you'll be gone are just a few of the things you can do
to make sure your responsibilities are covered and people aren't
trying to meet with you. Here are some best practices to make sure
your work goes on smoothly, even when you're gone.
Business Continuity Tip
Checklist for Your Business
Over the past week, 15
states were hit by severe tornadoes. All told, hundreds of tornadoes
were reported and many people lost their lives.
The economic impact on
the business community has yet to be determined, but one thing is
certain, those businesses with a continuity and disaster recovery
plan in place are the key to recovery for some of the hardest hit
The following checklist
will help mitigate the risk to your business, and help protect your
most important asset - your people.
Download this Tornado Preparedness Checklist from
Please forward this newsletter to anyone else in your
organization who might be interested!
NAS Storage -
Moving Forward, Backing Up
used with permission from the Cisco Small Business
NAS storage appliances can give your
business terabytes of additional storage capacity, while
providing automated, redundant data backups. Today's NAS
storage systems require minimal maintenance, reduce data
storage costs, and provide fast file access from a
centralized, secure data repository.
What to Look For
in an NAS Storage Solution
The top features
you should look for in an NAS storage appliance
by Jeff Wuorio
used with permission from the
Microsoft Business Site
If you're a business owner, you need to
know how to protect your business.
Try as we might,
there's often no way to skirt disaster — whether it's
national, personal or weather induced. But there are
strategies to cope with it as best we can, no matter if its
source is a burst river levee, a thoughtlessly discarded
match, or the deranged actions of others. Knowing what to do
in the event of a disaster is crucial for anyone, of course,
but particularly for a small-business owner, whose livelihood
may depend on a small storefront or home basement office.
Start with some
strategies. Here's a checklist that can help you set up an
effective and comprehensive small-business disaster plan:
IT Phone Home!
Diana Johnson, Wood
Few things are as critical to your business as a
phone system. Even with the sky-rocketing percentages of
people using social media and the steady rise of email
correspondence; people still use the phone as a critical
business tool. A phone call allows instant communication and
response time. With a phone call you can pick up the subtle
nuances of speech and timbre that do not translate in
electronic communications. All the emoticons in the world
can't clarify the simple things you can pick up on a phone
call. There is also something comforting about talking to a
live person. You know they understand your need and that they
are willing to meet that need.
The problem is that
so many businesses are using outdated or home-use phones in a
commercial environment. There are many options out there for
Business Class Phone Systems. Remember all phone systems are
not created equal!
When selecting a
Business Class Phone System ask the following
Ways to Get Rid of an Old PC
by Kim Komando
with permission from the Microsoft Small Business Center
Are you getting a new PC, or a set of new PCs for
your business? If so, the question becomes: What do I do with
that old clunker?
just cart it off to the nearest dumpster and help clog up some
landfill with electronic waste. There are better, more
environmentally-friendly options to consider.
all, someone could use your old computer. Or maybe you could
trade it in on a new one. At the least, you could pay a small
fee to a recycler to take it off your hands.
look at three ways to dispose of an old computer.
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