November 2014
In this issue

> 7 Steps for Safer Surfing
> How Security Pays Off
> Migrating from Windows Server 2003 is not optional -- it's a necessity
> What Data are You Willing to Lose?
> How to resize an image in Microsoft Paint
> Cartoon/Quote

How to resize an image in Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint is a simple graphics editing program that comes with the Windows operating system. In this short tip, we'll show you how to quickly and easily resize a large image to the dimensions you need! 

1. Open your image in Paint.

2.  Make sure you are viewing your image at 100% so you can judge the size you need correctly. This should be the default view, but you can go to View on the toolbar and select the 100% button if not.

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7 Steps for Safer Surfing
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

You might not think about it when you're browsing the web, shopping online and interacting on social media, but you are the first line of defense against cyber security risks. The power to be safe is in your hands, and at your fingertips. Developing and maintaining good habits can make online activity much safer, and more enjoyable for you and your colleagues.

The following 7 good habits take only minutes to learn and are easy enough to incorporate into your daily work life.

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How Security Pays Off
used with permission from Cisco Small Business Resource Center

Network security has become a requirement for businesses, especially those that rely on the Internet. Your customers, vendors and business partners probably expect you to protect any information they share with you.

While network security has almost become a prerequisite to running a business, it also pays off in multiple ways. Here are some of the benefits businesses gain from a secured network:

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Migrating from Windows Server 2003 is not optional -- it's a necessity

Change is inevitable. And with IT operations, that phrase couldn't be truer. In April 2014, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP. And now Microsoft has announced it will no longer support Windows Server 2003 after July 14, 2015. The risk of running outdated, unsecure, and non-compliant infrastructure and software is too great to ignore. Migrating from Server 2003 to Server 2012 isn't necessarily difficult, but moving your data and applications can be a logistically complex, worrisome task. Start thinking about it now, put it in your budget, and get ready to make the move. But remember you don't have to do this alone -- Databranch is here to help!

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What Data are You Willing to Lose?
used with permission from IBM ForwardView

Data may have always been the unsung hero at the heart of businesses, but now more than ever it's in the spotlight. Whether being talked about in explosive terms, such as "data volumes are increasing at a compound annual growth rate of sixty to eighty percent,"1 or in the context of game changing insights derived from big data and analytics, data is making headlines.

What doesn't usually appear in bold print or 140-character tweets is what happens if that data isn't there -- if due to some situation, your business data is lost; maybe only a few hours or a day's worth of data, but gone nonetheless.

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Quote of the Month

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems."

- John W. Gardner

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