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Nexus 7 Drawing!

October's Nexus 7 drawing.

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Leslie Peters - Practice Administrator
GI North, LLC

- on winning last month's Nexus 7. Good luck with your new gadget!

Digital Agent IT Expands

Please welcome Digital Agent's newest
IT members.
  • Cabot Howell – Vice President Systems Integration
  • Chris Lassiter – IT Engineer
  • Josh Demmons – IT Engineer

The growth of Digital Agent’s IT division has inspired us to expand the size and scope of our personnel infrastructure to better meet your needs. Cabot Howell, owner of Counsel-Tech IT Services has been recruited to join Digital Agent as Vice President of IT Services. With over 20 years of experience helping Georgia businesses, governments and law firms with their IT needs, Cabot brings a philosophy of trust and client focus which is critical to any outsourced IT Services relationship. Of course Cabot’s existing clients can expect the same great service with greater depth, technical resources as well as enhanced access to live support.

Digital Agent is also pleased to welcome both Christopher Lassiter and Joshua Demmons to our IT engineering team. Our additions to the team will be instrumental in helping Digital Agent significantly raise the bar of technical proficiency and client rapport with our demanding IT/Help Desk/Support environment.

Behind Every Great Device is a Great Network
used with permission from Cisco

Exponential growth in the use of smart devices has led to significant and increased demand for bandwidth across 84 per cent of organisations surveyed globally, according to new research commissioned by BT and Cisco. More than half (56 per cent) of IT managers have also noticed a resulting performance decline in some applications, which impacts negatively the productivity gains promised by smart devices. Almost half (46 per cent) of workers with Wi-Fi access in their office have experienced delays logging on or accessing an application, while 39 per cent have noticed they are running more slowly now than before.

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Apple Announces iPhone 5s - The Most Forward-Thinking Smartphone in the World
used with permission from Apple

iPhone 5s Features 64-bit A7 chip, All-New 8 Megapixel iSight Camera with True Tone Flash & Introduces Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor

CUPERTINO, California—September 10, 2013—Apple® today announced iPhone® 5s, the most forward-thinking iPhone yet, featuring an all-new A7 chip, making iPhone 5s the world’s first smartphone with 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance in the palm of your hand. iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including an all-new 8 megapixel iSight® camera with True Tone flash and introducing Touch IDTM , an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5s comes with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, engineered for 64-bit technology and featuring hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and iTunes RadioSM.

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Contract Law – How to Create a Legally
Binding Contract

used with permission from SBA.gov
by Caron Beesley

Whether you are entering into a relationship with a customer, a vendor or an independent contractor, contracts are a fact of business. You need them because they serve as legally valid agreements protecting your interests.

But aren’t contracts laden with legalese? Don’t they have to be blessed by an attorney to ensure their validity? Not always.

In fact, I’ve seen contracts come across my table that are less than one page in length, in plain English, and still legally binding. How?

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7 Considerations for Crafting an Online
Privacy Policy

used with permission from SBA.gov
by Caron Beesley

If you are starting an online business, conducting email marketing, or interacting with your customers via your website, then you need to be aware of and adhere to online privacy policies.

What do online privacy policies accomplish? Why do you need one? Sometimes, it’s required, such as the statutes that govern email SPAM. Others are optional. In general, your online privacy policy is your company’s pledge to your customers about how you will use, not use, and protect the consumer data you collect from them. Check out SBA.gov’s own privacy policy as an example.

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October Newsletter
In this issue:

Digital Agent IT Expands

Behind Every Great Device is a Great Network

Apple Announces iPhone 5s

Contract Law

Online Privacy Policy

The New Gmail Inbox

Safety is an Active Verb

The new Gmail inbox
used with permission by HP Technology at Work
Gmail users, you might have noticed something different going on in your inbox lately.

Earlier this year, Google released yet another feature aimed at helping readers sort important email from the all the other stuff. The problem? We get way too much of it. Google’s solution: tabs.

But the new system isn’t just about keeping your inbox organised. It’s a recognition of the simple fact that all emails aren’t created equal and, more importantly, an admission that some might not be worthy of your inbox in the first place.

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Safety is an active verb
used with permission from Microsoft
by Kim Sanchez

When we are young, we are taught to brush our teeth in order to develop healthy and preventative habits. Hopefully by the time we reach adulthood, the act of brushing every morning has become second nature. Yet, when we go online, we don’t always take the same preventative measures with our personal information. Perhaps it’s because we haven’t placed enough importance on developing this healthy habit? Microsoft released the US results of the third Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI). Designed to gauge consumer online safety habits and behaviors, the Index reveals that the US score has decreased year-after-year since it was first launched in 2011.

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Quote of the Month

No medicine cures what happiness cannot.

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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