September 2014
In This Issue:

Brian's Blog
Business Referral Program
New Server or Move to The Cloud?
Are Bad Email Habits Wasting Your Time?
Analyze data with PivotTables in Excel
Business Continuity Tip
Quote and Cartoon

Business Continuity Tip
Pack Your Bags

This month, millions of students will fill their backpacks and head back to school. And during this time of year, it's also the perfect time to pack another type of bag, a "bug-out-bag."

This quick and easy to access bag is essential to any preparedness plan. During an evacuation, you're often left with little to no time to gather essential supplies such as a first-aid kit or other important items including insurance documents.

Learn more on what to pack in your bug-out-bag by downloading Agility's Free Checklist: What to Take When You Evacuate.


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Brian's Blog
by Brian Gregory, President

Lunch is on me! Your voice & data service is a huge recurring expense. I have helped clients save hundreds to thousands of dollars per month on these bills. I have a couple of clients I've helped save over $50,000 in one year - that's a lot of money. I have the ability to easily check pricing with literally hundreds of providers, and can quickly compare what's available via cable, DSL, T1, fiber, etc. Several times in this newsletter I've offered to review your bills to help you save money and I don't get many takers.

This isn't one of those sneaky consulting pitches where I want to take a percentage of the savings as a fee. This is something I can do quickly and easily to help you save money. Hopefully down the road that savings will allow you to approve a project I can help with!

So here's the deal - send me your voice & data bill, and I'll send you a $20 gift card for a local restaurant. I'll review your service and let you know if there are some other options worth considering. Spread the word to your friends - if I can save them some money maybe I'll get a new client out of the deal as well.

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

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

Business Referral Program

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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 or give us a call!

New Server or Move to The Cloud?
used with permission from HTS

Many organizations we talk to are starting to think about their next server upgrade. Here are some common questions we get. 
  • Do I need a server?
  • What about the cloud?
  • Is there a less expensive way?
These are all good questions. The answers can really depend on your needs.

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Are Bad Email Habits Wasting Your Time?
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Are bad email habits distracting you, wasting your time, and causing miscommunications with clients, employees and others? Making a few simple changes to the way you handle email will help you improve focus, save time, and communicate more effectively.

Here are five bad email habits that could be holding you back -- and positive alternatives to get you moving forward.

Bad habit #1:
 Sending emails late at night, early in the morning, and on weekends. This sends clients the message that you're on call 24/7, so they treat you that way -- which ultimately stresses you out. It also sends employees the message that you expect them to be on call 24/7 -- which stresses them out.

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Analyze data with PivotTables in Excel

PivotTables are a feature in Excel that helps you pull out and see relationships between parts of very large data sets.

It is essentially a data summarization and visualization tool (Wikipedia). This tech tip will show you how to quickly create your first PivotTable from a relatively small dataset, and modify some of its parameters.

We’ll start with this small dataset.

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