March 2013
In this issue

Staff Spotlight: Darren Meunier

Your Business is BYOD.

Mobile Apps Cater to Our Connected World

Fighting Images in Microsoft Word

Et tu, Printer?

Business Continuity Tip
Continuity Tip
Cybercrime Goes Mobile

Mobile devices have become an essential tool for everyday life. We check in for flights, make online purchases, access bank accounts, and connect to social media all on mobile-enhanced websites and newly developed applications.

The worldwide adoption of the smartphone has prompted cybercriminals to shift their focus toward mobile users and away from the traditional PC environment. According to Norton's Cybercrime Report, 1 in 4 adults have been a victim of mobile and social cybercrime.

So what can we do to protect our mobile devices and guard our personal information? Use the tips below to keep your smartphone safe and secure.

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Quote for Today

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

Just for Laughs

Staff Spotlight: Darren Meunier

Darren Meunier, IT manager for Idealogical discusses some
important keyboard short cuts that can help you work more efficiently.

Your business is BYOD. Now what?
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

After serious consideration, you've allowed workers to BYOD (bring-your-own-device). They can now use their own laptops, notebooks, smartphones and tablets in the office and to conduct business after hours. Now it's time to quickly swing into action and choose the right supporting technology and IT strategy for maximizing your productivity and network security.

The BYOD express is running at full speed

In a December 2012 survey, Gartner noted that 33 percent of businesses have BYOD policies relating to the use of personal mobile devices to access enterprise applications. That number is expected to balloon to 70 percent by the end of 2013 [1].

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Mobile Apps Cater to Our Connected World
Used with the permission of
by Kirsten Chiala


The future of mobile is faster and easier access to entertainment, shopping, and socializing.

From shopping to socializing, consumers are demanding faster, and easier transactions and connections, and retailers and developers are listening. Cisco's latest Mobile Visual Networking Index finds global consumer mobile data traffic grew an astounding 74% in 2012. It's no wonder then; mobility is changing the way we buy things and the way companies sell them. That means for many brick and mortar businesses, the cash register, like the desktop, is headed for the history museum. As you've no doubt noticed, more retailers are moving to purchase systems that allow them to sell anywhere, anytime, on handheld devices.

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Fighting images in Microsoft Word

Remember this? You're working on a document – maybe it's a report for your sales meeting, a set of instructions for a client, or a promotional flyer – and you are trying to place an image. You're bumping it down a few keystrokes at a time to get it perfectly situated between paragraphs or at the bottom of the page when suddenly it goes flying off, jumping to the top of the page or disappearing completely.

What happened?!

Images in Microsoft Word are finicky. Unlike programs such as Adobe InDesign or even Microsoft Publisher, in which inserted images are not anchored to surrounding text, images in Word are always placed in relation to a paragraph or an “anchoring object” (which is also usually a paragraph).

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Et tu, printer?
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

When you think about protecting your business from security risks, what comes to mind? Most likely, you're not thinking about your office printers. But you should.

Printers found in many businesses these days do more than just print. Many of them also scan, copy, fax and receive print jobs through a network connection. Like a computer, printers are equipped with processors, hard drives and operating systems—and are thus susceptible to the same threats that commonly plague PCs.

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