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January 2015

In this
issue:

Welcome

Windows Server 2003 End-Of-Life Support
Approaching Rapidly: Do You Have a Plan?

4 ways to deal with interruptions

Are you prepared for disaster?

Business Continuity Tip


Business Continuity Tip
How to Use Social Media in Disasters


If disaster struck this weekend, would you know how use social media channels to
communicate important information such as office closures or employee updates?

During a disaster, your employees and customers are looking to you for
real-time information. Social Media can be a great tool, but requires a good
social strategy to use it effectively including:

  • Preparing social media outlets before a disaster.
  • When and how to respond during a crisis.
  • Steps to take after a crisis is over.

Download Agility’s Social Media Checklist for simple steps to develop a
rock-solid Social Media communication plan.

Just
for Laughs
Quote
of the Month

A good head and a good heart are always a
formidable combination.

Nelson
Mandela


Welcome
 

Happy 2015, a new year is here and we are
ready to help you implement your 2015
business plans.

Just a reminder that we sell and provide
service plans for; phone systems, servers,
PC’s, and wireless networks. We can also
help you get that new remote office working
just the way you expect it to.

So please give me a call to setup a free
appointment to review your plans for 2015.
For those of our clients that need to do an
annual security awareness training we would
be happy to work with you on this.

I wish you a fantastic start to 2015. It
looks like the US and local economy are on
the right track, it should be a great year.


Scott – President, Tekmanagement Inc.

Your comments are always welcome via email
at
scott@tekmanagement.com



Windows Server 2003 End-Of-Life Support Approaching Rapidly:
Do You Have a Plan?


used with permission from HTS


It’s hard to believe Windows Server 2003 was originally released
almost 10 years ago and is now quickly approaching its end-of-life.
Microsoft has announced the official date for end-of-life support
as July 14, 2015. While many businesses are well aware of this
fact and have started planning, there are still a large number
that haven’t given it much thought yet.


Even if your Windows 2003 server is stable at this time,
do you want to risk running your business applications on a
server that will never again be supported after July 15, 2015?
Also, concerning is that many of these servers are running applications
and use device drivers originally developed for a 32-bit operating
system. (64-bit is now the standard.)


Read
more




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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Are you prepared for disaster?


used with permission from HP Technology at Work

 

It’s a scene every business hopes to never see: the office
walls sagging and blackened by soot, the ceiling collapsed,
the floor covered in dark, stagnant water. And the network,
servers, and data essential to running your business? Reduced
to scrap metal in the blink of an eye.

The numbers are stark. To survive disaster and ensure a quick
and affordable restoration, businesses need to have an IT recovery
plan in place. Forty three percent of businesses that close
after a natural disaster never reopen, and of those that do,
more than 29 percent close within two years [1]. Yet nearly
half of all employers either don’t have a disaster recovery
plan, or don’t know if they do [2]. There’s no better time than
now to start, so here are five things to keep in mind as you’re
preparing for whatever comes your way.


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more


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