ETS Tech Digest
November 2017
Deep Discounts
HP ProBook 450 G4 
Notebook -  $655

HP ZBook 14u G4 Mobile Workstation - $1,055

HP ProDesk 400 G4 Small Form Factor PC - $630  
Tech Trends
Introducing The Thrive App -
Thrive Global partners with Samsung to help you disconnect from your phone and reconnect with yourself.

Thrive Global, the wellness-crusading company that  Arianna Huffington founded nearly a year ago, didn't invent downtime. But a new app the startup has created makes that precious commodity much easier to secure.

The app, with the eponymous name of "Thrive," was designed for all Samsung devices and will be available for download, starting in December, exclusively through the Samsung Galaxy Store.

Security Assessment

We offer a complimentary vulnerability assessment of 1 to 5 of your publicly facing IP addresses. It presents a high level of insight and will help you assess and identify areas of weakness and modify your security plan to address them.

The cybersecurity assessment is very easy to setup and is unobtrusive to your network. 

Every business should know what and where their vulnerabilities are and constantly be taking action to make improvements.

The Last Free Windows 10 Upgrade Path for Consumers Will Shut Down by December 31
There's still one way consumers can upgrade to Windows 10 for free-and Microsoft will shut it down on December 31, even though a majority of the world's PC users still use older versions of Windows.

Microsoft gave Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users an entire year after the launch of Windows 10 (until July 31, 2016) to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. But there was one exception: those who used  assistive technology, such as screen readers, got an indefinite extension. 

Man Finds USB Drive with Vital Security Information on Heathrow Airport
System security is genuinely hard, even in the best of situations. Locking down machines and data in ways that can't be exfiltrated by a rogue actor is extremely difficult, particularly when said data  needs  to be visible to certain people as part of their work. 

But, as Equifax's  recent hack  has shown, there's little hope of securing the fine details when humans fail to apply proper procedures. Now we can add Heathrow Airport to the list of locations with poor IT security, after a random stranger literally found its entire security blueprint on a USB drive that was literally lying in the street.
Grow your Small Business with Business Apps from Office 365

On October 31st, Microsoft  announced that Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, and the Office 365 Business center are now generally available as part of Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium. The new apps are rolling out to customers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

These apps-together with Microsoft Bookings, Outlook Customer Manager, and MileIQ-bring you seven new ways to manage your customer relationships and build your business. We're also announcing new intelligence features for MileIQ that automatically classify drives as business or personal on your behalf.

Video: Introducing Office 365 business apps
Video: Introducing Office 365 business apps