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Introducing Digital Agent Cloud Sync Storage.
150GB / USER

Introducing Digital Agent Cloud Sync Storage. Dropbox, only much better! You
own the data. 448-bit Blowfish encryption, in-transit and at-rest on the server.

  • Managed file sharing for internal/external parties
  • Multiple folder backup (Documents, Desktop, Pictures, etc.)
  • Granular user-access and security controls
  • Data storage to any data store type (On-site server, remote server etc.)
  • File and folder locking to prevent unwanted changes
  • Universal file access; sync across stationary and mobile devices
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Revised file backupWindows and OSX agentsContinuous, real-time backup
  • Custom deleted file retention periods
  • Allow guests to upload files to shares
  • Cloud-enable any file server

Basic Forms in Microsoft Word 2013

Do you want to insert checkboxes for list options, textfields for names, or automatically formatted date fields in a Word document?

Using basic form options can make life easier for people filling out your documents. They can also make your document appear more professional.

In this tech tip, you’ll learn how to access the Developer tab on the Ribbon, insert the most basic and useful fields, and using the Properties of drop-down lists to add the necessary options.

Accessing Form Options on the Developer Tab

To begin adding form items, you need to enable the Developer tab on the Ribbon. This tab is usually hidden by default, but it’s easy to turn on.

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In Defense of Devices: Cyber Security Concerns Spread Beyond Your Phone
used with permission from Norton by Symantec

We're always hearing about the connected future, an “Internet of Things” (IoT) where our smartphones and tablets are joined online by ever more devices: cameras, TVs, microwaves and fridges, even baby monitors. It sounds great, but every one of those internet-connected devices is another security concern, as Symantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report demonstrates only too clearly.

As the report states, last year saw high-profile hacks of baby monitors, security cameras and even home routers by cybercriminals. Meanwhile, security researchers dug around in the software of other devices and found ways to attack smart televisions, cars and – most horrifying of all – medical equipment. That doesn't mean criminals are actively doing so just yet, and the potential financial gain from hacking certain devices is debatable, but the rapid adoption of connected devices means a growing number of relatively untested targets.

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IT Innovation Starts in the Cloud
used with permission from MSFT for Work

The cloud is often seen as a direct threat to IT jobs because it automates those rote, mundane tasks that make up the majority of an IT pro’s workday. The reality is that the cloud will not displace active IT pros; rather, it will create more IT jobs, according to the IDC. For IT pros, the cloud simply means a change in the way they work, not an elimination of work. Here’s what the data says about the evolution of IT and what the move to the cloud means for the IT crowd.

The Industrial Age of IT

According to Gartner research director, Gregor Petri, the cloud will be to IT departments what industrialization was to small-scale, manual labor. “A traditional craftsman might manufacture one pin a day. A pin factory, however, created 48,000 pins a day using ten men,” writes Petri. The cloud, quickly and cheaply, automates processes that used to take a lot of time and staff.

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August Newsletter
In this issue:

Digital Agent Cloud Sync Storage

Basic Forms in Microsoft Word 2013

In Defense of Devices

IT Innovation Starts in the Cloud

Windows XP Registry Hack

Business Continuity Tip

Windows XP Registry Hack Will Not Protect Your PC Against All Threats
used with permission from Microsoft Security Tips & Talk
by Eve Blakemore

In April, Microsoft ended support for Windows XP. This means that if your computer is still running Windows XP, you are no longer receiving security updates.

Several tech news sources have recently reported a change that you can make to your Windows registry (known as a “registry hack”) that tells your Windows XP computer that it’s running Windows Embedded or Windows Server 2003.

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Business Continuity Tip

Isolated Incidents

While all disasters pose a serious threat, sometimes it's the ones we least expect that cause the most damage.

You never know when disasters such as burst pipes, illness, fire, or flooding due to a broken sprinkler system might happen to your business.

Anticipating and planning for these types of disasters can make all the difference.

Quote of the Month

If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.

- Johnny Carson

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