Monthly Newsletter
      March 2019
2 019 ILEAS Annual Conference 

The 16th Annual Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) conference will be held March 24-26, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL. This event will bring together over 450 police chiefs, sheriffs, state police officials, fire and emergency services professionals.   For conference registration:

CDS Office Technologies has collaborated with ILEAS since the organization was founded in 2002 and has been dedicated to providing technology solutions for Public Safety in Illinois for over 25 years.
CDS has been an exhibitor at all 16 ILEAS conferences and is the second largest sponsor at the event. CDS is pleased to sponsor the Sunday evening vendor reception from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. 
In This Issue
Windows 7 Ends in 2020.  Prepare Now!

Many companies have limped along with Windows 7 during its extended support cycle for reasons ranging from downtime to financial concerns. But Microsoft is ending Windows 7 extended support in less than a year. What will these companies do to manage this change?
Still Running Windows 7?

Windows 7 hasn't been supported since 2015, and a surprising number of companies are still using it with security patches offered during the Windows 7 extended support stream of patches. But all things must come to an end, and Windows 7 goes dark in January 2020. Firms must face a choice: limp along until the devices don't boot with adequate security and accept the bug risk or slowly upgrade to newer versions of Windows.
Why Upgrade Now?
Konica Minolta Ranked First in Brand Loyalty 

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (Konica Minolta) has announced that it has again received first place in Brand Loyalty in the 2019 Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. This marks the 12th consecutive year that Konica Minolta has received this recognition.

Brand Keys publishes this annual syndicated study, which examines clients' relationships with 822 brands in 90 categories. According to the 2019 Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index, Konica Minolta has been recognized for Brand Loyalty in the "MFP Office Copier" category.

Brand Keys' 24th-annual Customer Loyalty Engagement Index and research consultancy identifies brands that are best able to engage clients by meeting or exceeding their expectations, thereby creating client loyalty. The index recognizes the brands that receive the highest loyalty and engagement assessments, and surpass competitors for responding to the category values customers desire most. 

A brilliant new social engineering phishing scam has become very popular. It will sail right through all your spam/malware filters and email protection devices, because it is entirely legit by using the DocuSign infrastructure. 

12% of organizations are storing all of their employee files electronically and  most organizations still store some employee documents on paper.

1% of respondents reported that their software would allow them to easily find and organize documents for an audit.

83% stated that the HR team would manage the audit. 

9% said they have digital files and someone would have to pull documents from each electronic employee file.

44% indicated that they were only somewhat confident that they have a strong retention policy in place,  32% said that they were very confident and 
20% were not confident and noted that this would be a priority for next year.
Employee Certifications
Welcome New Employee

Dale Hogan, Inventory Manager,  Springfield
Community Support

CDS sponsored the 4th Annual Prairie Heart Foundation event at Erin's Pavilion in Springfield, IL.  ColorWorld of Printing provided imprinted blankets for their give away.  

On February 16, over 200 guests attended the annual event, which benefits the Prairie Heart Foundation by supporting heart and vascular research, new technology, patient access to care, as well as public and professional education programs.  Every dollar donated to the Foundation remains in our local communities.  It was an incredible evening of good food, dancing, and live music by The Shenanigans. This year, $175,000 was raised making it the best year yet for this event. "We are grateful to all of our sponsors and supporters for their continued dedication to Prairie's world-class cardiovascular care."  
Customer Kudos  Like us on Facebook
I just wanted to send you a message to praise our favorite tech with CDS.
Terry Claypool, MFP Service Tech, Springfield, IL is a trooper, always gets it done and a pleasure to work with. Every time we have a strange problem he always finds the answer and quickly repairs the equipment.  
I think he needs a raise!!

Michael F., Systems Administrator / IT Director
Green Family Stores, Springfield / Jacksonville IL

I just wanted to give a Big Shout out for -  Bruce Goble, MFP Service Tech, Champaign, IL. He is a fantastic repairman. Every time I contact him he comes right away and he is usually in the area.   I feel if someone is doing a great job, they need to be recognized.

Kathy W., Loan Operations Asst.
Firstmid Bank & Trust, Mattoon IL
Fit Facts
And the survey said...

Healthcare IT priorities for 2019, according to a survey  of IT executives 

79% plan to accelerate digital health initiatives
46% believe the reimagining patient experience means digital transformation
58% will invest in advanced analytics and AI
25% plan to modernize IT infrastructure
21% intend to optimize EHRs
25% cybersecurity and ransomware are main focus
23% mergers and acquisitions are main driver of technology spending

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