July 2014
In This Issue:

Brian's Blog
Business Referral Program
The Dangers of Counterfeit Software
A Healthier At-Work Lifestyle: Benefits of Workplace Wellness
Read Receipts in Outlook 2010 and 2013
Business Continuity Tip
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Business Continuity Tip
Practice Makes Perfect

Testing your recovery plan is the best way to ensure that your business will remain operational, no matter what.

Through testing, you can reduce both recovery time and potential unknowns, ultimately protecting your business and the employees and customers who rely on you.

Download your free table top exercise checklist by clicking here.


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Brian's Blog
by Brian Gregory, President

There is a good article below on software piracy. You can run into counterfeit software even from places you think would be legitimate. I can promise you that anything you get from us is genuine as we only purchase from authorized distributors. There are two general rules to follow:

1. If the price seems to good to be true, it is. If you see a general trend for the price of a package like Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat, and then there’s a source that is 10% less, very likely it’s counterfeit.
2. If anything seems fishy, steer clear. Recently a client sent me a link for Microsoft software from a source you would assume to be safe. However, in the listing for the item (which already triggered rule #1 with a discount price), the manufacturer was not “Microsoft” it was “Microsoft Press”. Something is not right there! Remember also that a lot of times these websites aren’t actually connected to the brick and mortar stores, many times they are two separate entities. Also many of these sites now allow 3rd party sellers and they don’t make it very clear that you’re buying from someone else.

Check out the article for more good info.

Brian Gregory
Network Innovations Inc.
(913) 747-0504

For more of my rambling thoughts, check out my blog.

Business Referral Program

Send your referrals to www.netinn.com/referral
or e-mail sales@netinn.com

Your personal referrals are the greatest compliment we can receive. Referrals are one of the primary reasons we have been successful for over 20 years. Our business referral program thanks you for assisting us in finding new clients in need of IT resources. If one of your referrals engages with us for projects or services, you may be eligible to receive a $50 Visa gift card. For more information, visit www.netinn.com/referral or give us a call!

The Dangers of Counterfeit Software
used with permission from Norton by Symantec

Software piracy is a serious matter. By purchasing counterfeit software, not only are you violating the law and the intellectual rights of software authors, you are also putting your PC at risk of damage and security threats.

Counterfeit software is most often sold on bogus websites or through classified ads. Although it is possible that a counterfeit product is a good copy of the original software, it is more than likely to be defective and possibly even dangerous.

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A Healthier At-Work Lifestyle: Benefits of Workplace Wellness
used with permission from MSFT for Work

The US Department of Health and Human Services says 59% of employees do not get adequate exercise, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sites that 75% of healthcare costs come from chronic diseases—the most preventable type of diseases. Exercising while working, or during a break from work, can give you more energy, reduce stress, and can help prevent you—and your employees—from catching the latest bug, meaning less sick days and healthcare expenditures.

Employers and team leaders play an important role in encouraging fitness at work and changing the company culture to support wellness. Here are a few ways you can lead by example to keep your employees healthier and more productive.

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Read Receipts in Outlook 2010 and 2013

When sending out urgent or important email correspondence it may come in handy to utilize the delivery and read receipt function in Microsoft Outlook. It does help to mark your email as high importance or choose a subject line with an eye catching and attention seeking sentence or phrase, but sometimes you need to know that an important message has been received. Delivery and read receipts are perfect for this.

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