June 2015
In this issue

> Meet Aaron Duell - New Databranch Systems Engineer
> Could your business be exposed? If you're running Windows Server 2003, listen up!
> Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29
> Phishing: Still a concern
> The small business's guide to secure email
> Looping a Slideshow in PowerPoint 2013
> Business Continuity Tip
> Cartoon/Quote

Continuity Tip

Importance of Having a Plan B

Most disasters come with little to no warning. And even more unpredictable is knowing how a disaster will specifically test your organization's recovery plan.

Say you've planned and prepared for a power outage by purchasing a generator. However, on the day disaster strikes, your generator malfunctions, taking you back to square one.

Having a plan B prepared ahead of time (and sometimes even a backup to your backup) could be the determining factor between your organization surviving a disaster and giving into one.

Click here to learn more about Databranch�s preferred Intelligent Business Continuity Solution.

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Meet Aaron Duell - New Databranch Systems Engineer

Professional Certifications

  • NOCTI - Computer Technology
  • NOCTI - Networking
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Technical Essentials of HP Workstations, Rev. 14.41
  • Servicing HP Desktops, Workstations and Notebooks
  • Avaya IP Office� Platform Implementation

How did you get into the technology field?
I began building computers around the age of 12.

When did you join the Databranch team?
May 2015

What do you like best about Databranch?
They're a fun team to work with and are dedicated to providing top notch support to our clients.

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Could your business be exposed? If you're running Windows Server 2003, listen up!
used with permission from Microsoft

You built your business with your own hands. Running, and growing, your business often means long days and late nights.

Wouldn't you do anything to protect it?

Microsoft has announced that on July 14, 2015 support is ending for Windows Server 2003. If your business is running on this legacy server after July 14, 2015, you could be at risk.

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Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29
used with permission from Microsoft
by Terry Myerson

Today, I'm excited to share the availability date for Windows 10. In fact, I thought I'd let Cortana, the world's most personal digital assistant, share the news. You can ask Cortana for the answer! Or if you don't have a Windows phone or a PC running the Windows 10 Insider Preview handy � you can hear it for yourself here.

Through the feedback and testing of over four million Windows Insiders, we've made great progress on Windows 10 and we're nearly ready to deliver this free upgrade to all of our Windows customers*. Watch the video about Windows 10 Feature Highlights here.

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Phishing: Still a concern
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Businesses often don't realize how vulnerable their confidential data is until it's exposed by a hack. By now, many are aware of external threats to data security and (hopefully) prepare accordingly, but breaches can still occur�despite taking the necessary security precautions. And with phishing, threats don't need to sneak in the back door; sometimes they walk right through the front.

The ins and outs

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The small business's guide to secure email
used with permission from Microsoft Office Blogs

It probably comes as no surprise to most business owners that email is a primary way hackers can gain access to sensitive company data and information. But it may alarm you to know that small businesses are particularly vulnerable. Specifically, overall cyber-attacks on companies with 250 or fewer employees doubled in the first six months of last year�and the loss per attack was more than $188,000 on average. The effect of cyber-attacks on the American economy as a whole is a high cost of $100 billion annually, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies them?

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Looping a Slideshow in PowerPoint 2013

Sometimes you want to run a PowerPoint presentation on repeat � looping the slideshow so it can play in the background during an event, perhaps at a booth at a tradeshow. Is it possible to automatically loop a slideshow in PowerPoint? Yes! In PowerPoint 2013, it�s easy.

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Quote of the Month

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

George Bernard Shaw

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