November 2015
In this issue

> Happy Thanksgiving!
> Meet Jason Aderman - New Databranch Systems Engineer
> Password Management as a Service
> 5 ways you're using the cloud - and didn't know it
> 7 secrets to successful online collaboration
> What Is Spear Phishing?
> What Is Spear Phishing?
> What Is Spear Phishing?
> Cartoon/Quote

Crash course: Computer memory
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

There are dizzying amounts of memory types in modern computer devices, from DDR SDRAM to L3 caches. And for many of us, understanding all the nuances of computer memory is a bit like understanding how the catalytic converter in your car works: It might be nice to know, but you probably don't have the time to become an expert, even if you use one every day.

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Customizing the Ribbon in Outlook 2013

Did you know you can customize the Ribbon in multiple windows in Outlook? If you want to permanently add or remove options to declutter unused tools or make your workflow more efficient, here's how!

There are two types of tabs by default in Outlook. Main Tabs are the Ribbon items you see while in your Inbox or in Mail view: Home, Send/Receive, Folder, and View.

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Meet Jason Aderman - New Databranch Systems Engineer


Formal school for Network Administration, Application Development, and Physical Security Systems. Highly trained in computer, network, video, and telecommunications hardware and software.

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How did you get into the technology field?

Driving truck got real old, real fast. Attended college in the evenings for a career change.

When did you join the Databranch team?

October 5, 2015

What do you like best about Databranch?

Great co-workers, pleasant working environment, and the ever changing world of I.T.

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Password Management as a Service

Your business has always taken security seriously and been mindful of protecting your data. You've invested in firewalls, anti-virus programs, spam filtering, and backup/disaster recovery tools. But when is the last time you considered the first line of defense beyond all these security measures? Passwords are used to protect your systems, data, and online accounts; however, the difficulty of remembering strong passwords often puts people off creating them.

Our Password Management as a Service offering makes it simple for you to use strong passwords while delivering the following benefits:

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5 ways you're using the cloud - and didn't know it
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

In 2015, small businesses that moved to the cloud doubled their profits and achieved 25% additional revenue growth compared to their cloudless contemporaries.

Still for many of us, "the cloud" can seem more buzzword than reality: we may have a vague sense of what it means, but don't really understand what it means for our business. Isn't it complicated? Isn't it something only a global enterprise or savvy startup could really hope to harness?

Not any more. In fact, you're probably already using the cloud every day, without even realizing it. If you've been skeptical about the cloud in the past, read on to see the top 5 ways you're already using it´┐Żand what that could mean for your business.

You're probably using the cloud if...

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7 secrets to successful online collaboration
used with permission from Microsoft Office Blogs

In a world where more than 30 million people work from home at least one day a week, the virtual workforce is rapidly becoming the rule, rather than the exception. And whether you work from your home office, your favorite coffee shop or your kitchen table, chances are good that online collaboration is critical to just about everything you do.

Of course, working with people who may be a city, state, time zone or country away can be tricky, but with a few simple tips, a little patience and a steaming mug of caffeinated goodness, you can probably get more done at home than at the office. In fact, according to a study by the Telework Research Network, more than two-thirds of employers report increased productivity among their teleworkers.

So let's take a look at seven of the best ways to make seamless online collaboration a reality:

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What Is Spear Phishing?
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs

Spear phishing isn't what you do when you're on vacation in Hawaii. It's a targeted attack on your personal information. An updated version of the old trick "phishing," where scam artists simply ask you for your password or other private information, spear phishing takes this trick to the next level, using social engineering. Before you respond to that email asking for you to verify your address or other personal information, read this article to protect yourself against spear phishing.

What Is Spear Phishing?

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Quote of the Month

"If you judge people, you have no time
to love them."

Mother Teresa

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