June 2014
In This Issue:

Brian's Blog
Business Referral Program
Tech Trends Business Can't Ignore
4 ways to give feedback so you get the most out of your team
New research shows rise in "deceptive downloads"
Business Continuity Tip
Quote and Cartoon

Business Continuity Tip

Turn Your Smartphone into a Preparedness Tool

This spring's devastating tornadoes and floods send the reminder that severe weather can have real and unpredictable consequences that leave you, your family, and your business at serious risk.

To help you prepare for severe weather and emergencies of any kind, check out these free preparedness mobile apps from the Red Cross.

 The apps have everything you need to know to plan, prepare and respond, and an audible siren that goes off when NOAA issues any kind of severe warning.


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 Quote of the Month

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

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Brian's Blog
by Brian Gregory, President

Lots of exciting things going on with AltiGen these days! I desperately need to setup a Users’ Group meeting and update, but will wait until vacation season is over. If you need a full update sooner, let me know and I can do a one-on-one. I’ll give tease with some highlights here:

We are just going crazy installing the new all-software version. This allows you to run the entire system as a virtual server or on your own hardware. In recent updates, AltiGen has released their own official Salesforce.com Integration, as well as many call center and AltiReport enhancements. Location based e911 has also been improved for multi-site installations. Plus a lot more, including some real exciting features in the upcoming 7.5 release!

Also, have you seen our new low cost IP phone? The IP805 is a pretty good phone, and comes in at $159 with POE and a power adapter included.

I read an interesting article last week about Claude Shannon, the father of information theory, or digital computing. The accompanying video does a great job of explaining how the binary system was applied to data and how bits and bytes work. If you are a geek like me it’s worth checking out at this link!

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!

Tech trends business can't ignore
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

For small businesses across the country, it’s easy to maintain the status quo. After all, change, particularly when related to technology, can be costly to incorporate and uncomfortable to implement. Yet, if small businesses are to compete and grow in an ever-evolving marketplace, leaders must keep their eyes and minds open to technology’s possibilities.

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4 ways to give feedback so you get the most out
of your team

by Joe Serio, www.joeserio.com

Giving feedback is one of the most important skills to master in the workplace. Think about it for a second. As I wrote in an earlier post, more than 85% of employees don’t quit their jobs, they quit their supervisors. If that’s true, then how employees are treated, or perceive themselves to be treated, by a supervisor is central to the success of any operation.

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New research shows rise in "deceptive downloads"
used with permission from Microsoft Security Tips & Talk
by Eve Blakemore

According to the latest cybersecurity report from Microsoft, “deceptive downloads” were the top threat for 95 percent of the 110 countries surveyed.

What are deceptive downloads?

Deceptive downloads are legitimate downloadable programs (usually free) such as software, games, or music that cybercriminals bundle with malicious items.

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