July 2014
In this issue

> Databranch Has Gone Social!
> It's Game Over for Gameover Zeus
> Make BYOD Work for You
> Read Receipts in Outlook 2010 and 2013
> Setting Your Long-Term Technology Strategy
> The Dangers of Counterfeit Software
> Use Location Services More Safely
> Cartoon/Quote

The Dangers of Counterfeit Software
used with permission from Norton by Symantec

Software piracy is a serious matter. By purchasing counterfeit software, not only are you violating the law and the intellectual rights of software authors, you are also putting your PC at risk of damage and security threats.

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Use Location Services More Safely
used with permission from Microsoft Safety & Security Center

Does your phone know where you are? If you've used your phone to find directions or locate a nearby restaurant, you've used its global positioning system (GPS) and it's likely that it would be able to pinpoint your location within a close range.

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Databranch Has Gone Social!

In the past you may have noticed that you could find Databranch on your favorite social media sites but we weren't very active. Over the past few months we've been increasing our social media presence in order to share our knowledge on current technology news and trends, offer tech tips that you can use at work or home, and connect with our customers in a brand new way.

We want these pages to be a resource to our clients and we want to hear from you! Let us know what you like, what you want to see more of, and ask away about any technology topic you and your business would like to learn more about.

We are currently on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Yelp and we can't wait to connect with you and your business today!

It's Game Over for Gameover Zeus
used with permission from the FTC Business Center Blog
By Nicole Vincent Fleming

The Department of Justice recently announced a multinational law enforcement effort to disrupt the Gameover Zeus Botnet. What is it and why should your company care?

Gameover Zeus is malware designed to steal banking and other credentials from home and business computers. Once infected, a computer becomes part of a global network of compromised computers known as a botnet. Criminals use botnets to carry out illegal activity € like sending spam and spreading malware.

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Make BYOD Work for You
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

The reality of bring your own device (BYOD) is unavoidable. If your organization has yet to implement a BYOD strategy, you can take several steps to get started. But first, know that the question is no longer whether you will support mobile devices. Instead, it's how do we secure and manage these devices in a user-friendly way?

A Forbes Insights and Google survey of U.S. business executives found that by 2016 more than half of leaders expect to use mobile devices instead of PCs as their primary business platform. By 2020, HP estimates that each professional in the workplace will use more than six mobile devices.

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Read Receipts in Outlook 2010 and 2013

When sending out urgent or important email correspondence it may come in handy to utilize the delivery and read receipt function in Microsoft Outlook. It does help to mark your email as high importance or choose a subject line with an eye catching and attention seeking sentence or phrase, but sometimes you need to know that an important message has been received. Delivery and read receipts are perfect for this.

There are two options when sending out requests for email receipts. First, you can request a delivery receipt, which will let you know that your message has been safely and effectively received by the receiver€s email service but does not guarantee that it has been opened. Second, you can request a read receipt which will let you know that your email has been opened. Not all email services can or will return these notifications though.

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Setting Your Long-Term Technology Strategy
used with permission from HTS

Most people have likely heard of "buyer's remorse". It's the regret one feels after purchasing an item due to a variety of factors and is frequently associated with the purchase of an expensive item. The buyer might feel remorse due to guilt from extravagance, that they were over-influenced by the seller, or just made a bad choice. It is a feeling that most everyone can relate to. Whether it is the purchase of a home, car, or even lunch at a restaurant, we all want to ensure that we made a wise decision that will prove to be a good investment in the future.

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Quote of the Month

"Judge a man by his questions
rather than his answers."

- Voltaire

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