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Clean out your inbox with improved Sweep and Search
used with permission from Microsoft
by Mike Schackwitz


If you’re like the average Outlook.com customer, you’ll receive over 10,000 personal emails over the next 12 months, and 80% of that will be the newsletters, offers and updates that often clutter your inbox. That’s a lot of email to deal with. It’s why the Outlook.com team spends much of our energy on giving you tools that make it easy to get to the email you care about. We hear from a lot of you that you love the tools we’ve built, like Sweep, that help address a lot of the commercial email. But we also hear, even among the savviest customers, that there are still a few tools and advanced features you haven’t tried.

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Increase Your Network Security

Wireless networks are a gift to anyone seeking easy connectivity and a quick Wi-Fi connection. But don't forget that rushing through your network's setup can have security consequences later. Make sure you've addressed these areas, whether it's for your personal network at home or your business's.
  1. Change your access point or router's default username and password. Default usernames and passwords for most hardware and software can easily be found online.

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New Domain Names: A Good Choice for Your Business?
used with permission from MSFT for Work

If your city suddenly decided to double the amount of waterfront property available for development, would you buy or would you be skeptical? That’s what’s happening on the Internet. More top-level domain names are being created so businesses can finally get those prize web addresses they’ve always wanted.  For small businesses there are 2 things to consider before rushing to preregister your new domain name: credibility and whether or not it will actually help your business.

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The True Value of the Remote Worker
used with permission from MSFT for Work

A recent survey revealed more creative professionals work outside the office today than three years ago. The demand for mobile work environments is widespread among today’s workforce—not just creatives. Some companies are embracing this trend, as it gives them access to a wider base of professionals without traditional geographical barriers.

As collaborative work tools continue to roll into the market and arrive in our workplaces, these requests and expectations will only continue to grow. Is your business ready to embrace this shift?

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Do more with less
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Looking to maintain a competitive business edge during this economic recovery? Part of the solution may be to maximize productivity and overall operational IT efficiency. Doing more with less requires the strategic implementation of powerful off-the-shelf or built-in-house business management applications that accurately analyze detailed client data and measure overall company performance.

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March Newsletter
In this issue:

Clean out your inbox with improved Sweep and Search

Increase Your Network Security

New Domain Names: A Good Choice for Your Business?

The True Value of the Remote Worker

Do more with less

How big data will change your industry

Business Continuity Tip


How big data will change your industry
used with permission from IBM
by Mark van Rijmenam


The amount of data created is growing rapidly and it is expected that in 2020 we will create a minimum of 40 trillion gigabytes; 40 percent of all this data is expected to come from sensors or machine-to-machine data. All of this data will significantly impact global industries, from creating tailored medicines to reducing our global carbon footprint. As founder of BigData-Startups, I see the impact of big data on many different industries, so let’s have a look at four important industries and how they are affected by big data:

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Business Continuity Tip

The Importance of Water

Clean water. It's an essential element to survival. Yet - it's something we often and so easily take for granted.

The recent chemical spill in West Virginia, which prompted a State of Emergency and a 5 day water-use ban for nearly 300,000 residents, illustrated the severity of water contamination and the importance of including water in your emergency kit.

Make sure you're adequately prepared by reviewing these water supply tips from ready.gov.



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