February 2015
In this issue
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5 Exclusive Strategies to Help Prevent Blacklisting
How to Detect Malware Symptoms
Ways to Deal with Interruptions
4G Failover for Business Continuity
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4G Failover for Business Continuity

Your organization can be crippled by a network outage.

No wired connection can deliver 100% up-time, so the question isn't whether you will lose connectivity to the internet at one or more of your locations... the question is how to protect your organization from loss and disruption when it happens.

4G wireless solutions from Idealogical offer a cost effective method to keep your company online - giving you a reliable connectivity option that protects your business. For more information, contact amandak@idealogical.com.


Quote for Today


Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss


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5 Exclusive Strategies to Help Prevent Blacklisting
By Amanda Kehler, Marketing Coordinator - Idealogical Systems Inc.

No one ever thinks it will happen to them, until it does. You're going about your day, emailing your clients, but no one seems to be getting back to you. Did you suddenly become invisible? Did you enter the Twilight Zone? You check in with your colleague next door who acknowledges your existence with a friendly "hello". He also mentions to you that one of his vendors didn't seem to get his order this morning. Can you check into it?

If this scenario is familiar than chances are you've experienced the pain of blacklisting yourself. A blacklist is a list of IP addresses, domains, or senders known or suspected of sending spam. It is created by an anti-spam organization and blocks the receipt of mail from senders who have been listed. If you end up on a blacklist, your recipients will not get your emails. You won't be notified, and chances are good that neither you nor your recipients will know about it for at least a few hours.

Nowadays the loss of email is comparable to the loss of telephone services or an electrical outage, and can nearly shut your businesses down.

Since getting blacklisted is not uncommon, it's worth exploring prevention strategies even if this hasn't happened to you yet. Here are some strategies to help you prevent this annoying productivity-killer:

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How to detect malware symptoms
used with permission from Microsoft Safety & Security Center
 

If your computer starts to behave strangely, you might be experiencing spyware symptoms or have other unwanted software installed on your computer. Here are a few tips on how to detect malicious software:

If your computer starts to behave strangely, you might be experiencing spyware symptoms or have other unwanted software installed on your computer. Here are a few tips on how to detect malicious software:
  • I see pop-up advertisements all the time. Some unwanted software will bombard you with pop-up ads that aren't related to a particular website you're visiting. These ads are often for adult or other websites you may find objectionable. If you see pop-up ads as soon as you turn on your computer or when you're not even browsing the web, you might have spyware or other unwanted software on your computer.
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4 ways to deal with interruptions
by Joe Serio, www.joeserio.com
 

One of the biggest problems you're dealing with at work is probably interruptions. And it's also one of the biggest excuses you're using for not getting your stuff done.

Of course, there are times you just can't avoid being interrupted, especially if it's your supervisor who's interrupting you. There are so many more times you allow yourself to be interrupted and then blame it on someone else.

The fact of the matter is most people experience interruptions but don't realize that very often they are the ones in the driver's seat, not the person interrupting.

The reasons you allow interruptions can be wide-ranging, but most often they're driven by your inability or unwillingness to be "less than friendly" to people. For whatever reason, you don't know how to say no.Here are a few pointers on decreasing the interruptions in your life:

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