In this issue
Small Phone Systems
Security Watch List
Cartoon & Quote
Security Watch List: How
to Safeguard Your Company
The article re-printed courtesy of
IBM ForwardView eMagazine
breaches continued to make big headlines in 2009. And the
outlook for 2010 is that we are likely to see more
Internet-based breaches as more activity occurs online via
browsers and e-mail. That's largely because the paradigm has
shifted in the way we work, behave as consumers and even
interact with each other. As more systems and devices become
interconnected, we're harnessing new ways of communicating,
accessing shared systems and information. But this progress
also exposes organizations to risk by creating more entry
points for hackers.
Microsoft Products Reaching
If you're still
using Windows XP or Windows 2000 Server, please be aware
that they will reach end of support on July 13, 2010. If you
experience a problem, issue or outage on one of these
products Microsoft may not be able to help you resolve your
issues until you have upgraded to a supported level of
product. Databranch stands
ready to help you with transitions and upgrades. Call us
today to find out how to be certain your network and
desktops stay at the ready to support your business.
Please forward this newsletter to anyone else in your
organization who might be interested!
Small Phone Systems: The
Small phone systems can provide big benefits to your
company, whatever its size.
small phone systems can run on your Internet Protocol (IP)
network—the same network you use for data and applications.
This helps your business save money, streamline network
management, improve productivity, enhance customer service,
and much more. In fact, when combined with IP networks,
small phone systems are far more cost-effective and powerful
than traditional phone systems.
systems on IP networks allow you to collaborate in real time
using a variety of applications, such as video conferencing
and instant messaging, all within one easy-to-use interface.
Small phone systems enable your employees to conduct
business with colleagues, partners, suppliers, and customers
using video, voice, data, and mobility applications.
small phone systems, consider one that provides easy access
within a single interface to such tools as:
Conjure Up Some Virtual Magic
used with permission from
Microsoft Small Business Center
you remember wondering as a kid how a magician could put one
scarf in a hat and then pull out ten? And wishing you could
do the same, maybe with a candy bar instead of a scarf?
Well, magic might seem in short supply these days, but
thanks to virtualization, your childhood wish just might be
disclosure: Virtualization won't work on candy bars. But it
can turn one server into many, and since servers cost a heck
of a lot more than Snickers, that's a pretty neat trick.
servers sitting in the backroom. Without virtualization,
each of these physical boxes is functioning as a dedicated
server, meaning it is dedicated to running a particular set
of applications and "client devices" (that's IT-speak for
PCs and peripherals, like printers, fax machines, and
scanners). With virtualization software, one physical server
can become multiple "virtual" servers, each capable of
independently handling its own set of applications, devices,
2010 - Love at First Sight!
Cage, COO, HTS
As your trusted
technology partner, we feel duty bound to try before you
buy. How can we make recommendations to you about products
we don't know how to use? It's a dirty job, and sometimes
risky, but someone has to try stuff first - so we do. Our
experiences at being early adopters are sometimes
frustrating. We figure our pain is your gain. I have a
confession to make - it's not that way with Office 2010.
Office 2010 is love at first sight!
By the time a man realizes that his father was
right, he usually has a son who thinks he's
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