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Nexus 7 Drawing!
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October's Nexus 7 drawing.
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Winner will be announced on or before October 31, 2014 HERE.

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

Fax machines and broadband Internet connections are like oil and water.

 
The old audio stream technology used by fax machines to transmit information simply does not convert well into Internet packets. Until now, the only solution has been buying expensive copper lines, sometimes called 1FB lines.

DataFax by Digital Agent is carefully designed to allow fax machines to reliably send faxes over internet connections. We install a small piece of hardware in-line, next to your fax machine that converts the fax into the language commonly used by computers. Digital Agent's servers receive the document, convert it back to analog and send it to your recipient.

While a typical copper line costs $200.00 to set up and $75-$85 a month once the government gets finished with it, Digital Agent's new fax service is only $25 per month flat with a $200 setup. Since it is not a voice line, there are no taxes or fees.

DataFax does not support: alarm lines, postage meters, credit card machines or other services that sometimes require a copper line. However, most of these services have long ago offered methods of connection that use the internet rather than expensive copper lines.


Apple Announces iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus -- The Biggest Advancements in iPhone History
used with permission from Apple

Dramatically Thin Design Features Stunning Retina HD Displays, Powerful A8 Chip, Advanced Cameras & Apple Pay


CUPERTINO, California -- September 9, 2014 -- Apple® today announced iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design. The new iPhones feature a precision unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms seamlessly with the shaped glass of the display, resulting in a completely smooth and continuous surface. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are engineered to be the thinnest ever, delivering a bigger display in a design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use.

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Don't risk sticking with XP
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Maybe you've been busy. Maybe you've been waiting for the right time. Maybe you didn't think it was necessary. Whatever your reason for not migrating your business off of Windows® XP and on to Windows 7 or 8.1, it's officially time to stop procrastinating.

When Microsoft® stopped supporting Windows XP on April 8 of this year, they also stopped security updates for the venerable operating system. The simple truth is that if your business is still running Windows XP, you're putting your sensitive data -- and your employees -- at risk of serious security threats.

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4 Ways to Safeguard and Protect Your Small Business Data
used with permission from SBA.gov
by Caron Beesley


Are you doing enough to safeguard and protect your small business data?

Small businesses are widely adopting data back-up practices to ensure data is retrievable should a disaster occur, but gaps remain. According to a July 2012 study by accounting software company Sage, the bulk of small businesses are backing up key data such as financial information, but most businesses back up that data on-site only. Furthermore, the study found that only 38 percent of surveyed small businesses have a formal emergency or disaster preparedness plan.

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Basic Networking: What You Need to Know
used with permission from Cisco

Basic networking consists of two essential pieces of equipment: switches and routers. If you know how this hardware works, you'll have a fundamental understanding of basic networking as well. Knowing more about basic networking can help you make better decisions about the network design, services, and features your business needs to implement in order to thrive.

Basic Networking: Switches

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October Newsletter
In this issue:

Fax machines and broadband Internet connections are like oil and water.

Apple Announces iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus -- The Biggest Advancements in iPhone History

Don't risk sticking with XP

4 Ways to Safeguard and Protect Your Small Business Data

Basic Networking: What You Need to Know

Analyze data with PivotTables in Excel

Business Continuity Tip


Analyze data with PivotTables in Excel

PivotTables are a feature in Excel that helps you pull out and see relationships between parts of very large data sets.

It is essentially a data summarization and visualization tool (Wikipedia). This tech tip will show you how to quickly create your first PivotTable from a relatively small dataset, and modify some of its parameters.

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Business Continuity Tip

Shellshock Security Breach

In the last week of September, a serious software vulnerability called Shellshock was discovered, threatening users of Unix based operating systems including Linux and Mac Os. The bug allows attackers to perform the same commands as a legitimate user on a server, giving them the ability to do nearly anything that a user can do.

It's still unclear exactly how many systems are vulnerable to this new bug, however, some experts are predicting the number impacted to be in the millions. You can learn more about the Shellshock bug by clicking here.



Quote of the Month

The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there.

- L.P. Hartley (Author)


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