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  Digital Agent's Product Highlight:

Switchvox Family of Appliances -

Refreshed with updated components to support current and future feature innovations, Switchvox appliances come in multiple sizes. You can have a powerful VoIP phone system to meet the needs of your company today or future proof for tommorow.


Check out the entire new line-up of Switchvox appliances. The Switchvox 80, 310, 360, 380, 450 and 470 are now available.

  Avoid repeating yourself: Create a
Word macro

used with permission from Microsoft
by Emily Warn

Repeatedly entering the same information in document after document, over and over...there has to be a quicker way, right? Word macros can save you time (and potentially, some sanity) by automating repetitive tasks.

Let's say you're a real estate agent. Every time you sell a house you have to add a client's name and address to multiple documents. Creating a macro automates adding all of a client's contact information wherever you need to.

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  Gamification. Buzzword or the next
big thing?

used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Remember those little gold stars you used to get in elementary school when you did something well? Most kids strive to achieve those stars, even though they have no real value.

So, why do teachers reward students with them? And why do students like to receive them?

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  Notebook or tablet?
used with permission from HP Technology at Work
 

If the rumors are to be believed, 2013 will be the year that worldwide sales of tablet PCs overtake notebooks. The second half of 2012 saw increasing demands for tablets as new screen sizes and price points were introduced. In fact, tablets have already outsold notebooks in China and North America.

So, where does this leave notebooks? When notebooks first entered the market, their mobility was heralded as being a technological breakthrough. These days, mobility is more of an expectation than advancement. Once tablets hit the market with their smaller-than-notebook size and almost-as-powerful-as-a-notebook processors, it was just a matter of time before the line between notebooks and tablets began to blur.

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  Storage Catches Up to the Data Explosion
used with permission from IBM ForwardView
 

We have become flush with data very quickly. In the past two years alone, the world has generated 90 percent of the data in existence today. And in that short period of time, our ability to analyze this information has streamlined operations, reduced fraud and predicted consumer behavior. Large and small companies alike are experiencing an increase in the volume of data coming into the organization and are eager to leverage the subsequent insight to make smarter, more informed business decisions.

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August Newsletter
In this issue:

Avoid Repeating Yourself

Gamification. Buzzword or the next big thing?

Notebook or Tablet?

Storage Catches Up to the Data Explosion

Is Cloud Computing Right for You?

Patch Right and Keep Hackers Out


  Is Cloud Computing Right for Your SMB?
 

This is not a technical how-to – it’s a discussion about where cloud computing is today for small to medium-sized businesses. Is it time for your business to move to the cloud? Where is cloud computing at today?

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  Patch right and keep hackers out
used with permission from HP Technology at Work
 

In the arms race between network administrators and hackers, battles are fought over the security holes in enterprise software.

Your best defence is the patches that vendors release to plug those holes.

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I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

- Mahatma Ghandi


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