May 2015
In this issue

> What is the Difference Between Black, White and Grey Hat Hackers?
> How the Cloud Has Made SMBs More Efficient, Adaptable and Successful
> Start Here with Windows 10
> Create Your Email Signature in Outlook 2013
> Transposing Rows or Columns in Excel 2013
> Business Continuity Tip
> Cartoon/Quote

Business
Continuity Tip

9 Ways to Prepare for Spring Weather

It's important to prepare before a big storm hits. And while the importance of heeding this advice is always in good fashion, it couldn't be more true during springtime. Here's why.

Unlike the arctic storms of winter, or hurricanes of summer, the severe weather that manifests during spring, such as flooding and tornadoes, are some of the most unpredictable weather disasters that occur. Often, these events only offer a few moments notice before they strike, leaving those who are unprepared at serious risk.

Head into the spring season with confidence by downloading Agility's whitepaper containing the 9 Ways to Prepare for Severe Spring Weather. You'll learn: How to ensure you have proper insurance, how to ready your office for spring weather, key things to consider as spring weather approaches, and more!

 
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What is the Difference Between Black, White and Grey Hat Hackers?
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs


Not all hackers are inherently bad. When used in mainstream media, the word, "hacker," is usually used in relation to cyber criminals, but a hacker can actually be anyone, regardless of their intentions, who utilizes their knowledge of computer software and hardware to break down and bypass security measures on a computer, device or network. Hacking itself is not an illegal activity unless the hacker is compromising a system without the owner's permission. Many companies and government agencies actually employ hackers to help them secure their systems.

Hackers are generally categorized by type of metaphorical "hat" they don: "white hat", "grey hat", and "black hat". The terms come from old spaghetti westerns, where the bad guy wears a black cowboy hat, and the good guy wears a white hat. There are two main factors that determine the type of hacker you're dealing with: their motivations, and whether or not they are breaking the law.

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How the Cloud Has Made SMBs More Efficient, Adaptable and Successful
used with permission from Microsoft for Work
by Chris Chute


As an IT industry analyst, I report on how cloud IT adoption has grown with US small and medium businesses. Historically, the smaller business space has been more conservative when approaching new IT services that are hosted offsite. However, the results of my most recent surveys were startling: 2014 served as a great awakening for SMB IT managers, owners, and CIOs to the benefits of cloud IT.

Our most recent SMB surveys indicate that small businesses (firms with fewer than 100 employees) now understand how to harness the cloud to reduce costs associated with basic office functions like payroll, accounts receivable management, or productivity software like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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Start Here with Windows 10
used with permission from Microsoft for Work

Windows 10 is the productivity software that individuals and corporations have been asking for. It has been built collaboratively with customers, and embraces its history while learning from the past to create something that's both functional and familiar. With this combination, Windows 10 is the operating system that takes us from the modern day into the future.

The different facets of Windows 10 fall into three categories: what's back, what's familiar, and what's new.

What's back?

The Start menu is back´┐Żand it features some of the coolest, most useful improvements. Rather than just bringing the Start menu back, we revisited the idea and also made it more functional.

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Create Your Email Signature in Outlook 2013

Your email signature can provide helpful information (your name, company, contact details, and sometimes more) to recipients. You can quickly and easily set up multiple automatic email signatures in Outlook 2013!

To create a new email signature
  1. Click the File tab at the top of your email.
our in-office productivity while in meetings or moving between them?

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Transposing Rows or Columns in Excel 2013

You may find yourself with data in an Excel spreadsheet that you need to move from a row to a column, or from a column to a row.


Rows to Columns

For example, you might have a list of names like this:

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Quote of the Month

"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

Abraham Lincoln


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