Tek Report March 2014

by | Mar 2, 2014 | Blog, Newsletter


March 2014

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The True Value of the Remote Worker

Splitting columns in Excel 2013

Clean out your inbox with improved Sweep and

Business Continuity Tip –

Business Continuity Tip

Mobile Cybercrime

With the recent uptick of in-store data-breaches, it’s important to
also remember the vulnerabilities associated with mobile devices, and social
media platforms.

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?

Regularly update your operating system for security patches.

When you enter a website (especially financial) make sure that “https”
appears in the address bar, which means connection is secure.

♦ Turn
the Bluetooth function off after using it. It is another way unknown
applications or viruses can access your cell phone.

Know how to perform a remote wipe to remove data from your device if lost or

for Laughs
of the Month

Clear thinking requires courage rather than



Spring is here already, I hope you are
enjoying the sun shine! We have a new phone
system special going between now and the end
of April. For the first 5 people who contact
us we will give you a 10% discount on your
phone system installation. This is a great
business class phone system that is very
flexible. Please give me a call to see how
our phone system can replace your dated
phone system.

I am also part of the
Chamber Leadership group and we have taken
on a Renovation and Improvements project for
the ARC (Addictions Recovery Center). This
is a great organization and I am happy that
we are able to help them refurbish a few of
their houses and build some raised beds for
their garden. If any of you are interested
in sponsoring this effort please

click here
for some more info on how to
help out.

Scott – President, Tekmanagement Inc.

Your comments are always welcome via email

The True Value of the Remote Worker

used with permission from MSFT for Work

A recent
 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?

The Creative Group, a Silicon Valley–based staffing company,
led the study, conducting 400 phone interviews with advertising
and marketing executives. Of those surveyed, 33 percent claimed
the percentage of their creative staff working remotely has
climbed higher than three years ago, 59 percent reported no
change, and 4 percent said they had seen a decrease.


Splitting columns in Excel 2013

Do you have a list in Excel, perhaps of contact data? Do
you have multiple pieces of information in a single column,
but need it in two or more? This is most common with names:
your report lists names in a single column, but you need the
first name and last name separate.

There’s an easy feature in Excel to handle this! You start
with a column like this:

Read more

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.

This Sunday kicks off the 7th annual National Clean Out Your
Inbox Week, dedicated to de-cluttering and organizing your inbox.
We thought it was a great time to give you a few tips and tricks
to deal with all those emails, and to share some improvements
we have rolling out in the coming weeks.

The seven tips below will help you get a cluttered and clunky
inbox in tip-top shape.




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