Monthly Newsletter
      August 2019
Panasonic Offers Voice-to-Text Feature 

Get More Done in Less Time with TOUGHBOOK® and Dragon® Law Enforcement

Panasonic is offering a speech recognition perpetual license powered by Nuance® Dragon Law Enforcement, at no cost , with the purchase of a TOUGHBOOK 33 fully-rugged device and 5-year service package. This offer ends on September 30, 2019. 

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In This Issue
Lexmark Offering New GO Line Devices

Lexmark has announced the expansion of its Lexmark GO Line series with the availability of six new devices designed for small and medium business (SMB). The Lexmark GO Line series delivers enterprise-level durability, reliability, security and features in a smaller, lighter, lower-cost device.

Social Security Scams Skyrocket

If you receive a call claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, immediately hang up.  Don't press any numbers or call back.  Report suspicious SSA calls to the Social Security Office of Inspector General at 800-269-0271.

Callers are claiming your SS number has been suspended or involved in criminal activity and ask you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it or to pay a fee to "unfreeze" your account.  The Federal Trade Commission indicated that between April 2018 and March 2019, SSA fraud victims reported losses of $19 million.

The takeaways here?  Social Security numbers aren't "suspended" or "blocked" and government agencies don't call with threats and demands for money.
Over Half of Employees Don't Adhere to Email Security Policies

A recent Barracuda Networks survey shows the majority (87%) of decision makers believe email threats will rise in the coming year. However, many companies are ill-prepared to defend against these threats, and in fact, 94% of respondents acknowledged that email remains the weakest link in their cyber defenses.

The majority of organizations (57%), indicate most attacks target the finance department. However, attacks on customer/user support are also on the rise, with nearly one-third (32%) of firms identifying this as the most targeted department. 

The survey also underlines the risk of negligent employees, with 56% of respondents stating that some of their staff members don't follow security policies.

Panasonic Announces Software Update - Arbitrator & BWC

Panasonic is offering software and firmware updates for the Arbitrator Unified Evidence Management System UEMS 1.4.4 and Body Worn Camera systems.

For a detailed description of the update, please download the Panasonic Product Bulletin.  

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact you CDS Panasonic Sales Representative.  Thank you.
Welcome New Employees    View our profile on LinkedIn

Ryan Davenport, IT Helpdesk, Peoria, IL
Racheal Hogan, CSR, Springfield, IL
Customer Kudos    Like us on Facebook

I just wanted to let you know that we are really happy with the work Vince DiBeasi is doing for our office!  He has been very helpful with the set up of our new server, moving cables around and a lot of other stuff in the office.

He is very knowledgeable and definitely knows what he's doing.  Thank you very much for all the work that's been done already.  We are glad we made the decision to change over to your company, we look forward to working with you!

Jean K., CIAO, Assessor, DuPage Township, Bolingbrook, IL

(Side Note: Special thanks to Scott Egolf and the efforts of the remote CDS IT team for their assistance provided to this client.  Vincent M. DiBeasi)

I want to tell you the reason I brought in CDS is that Mike Martinez will be supporting my network. He has done an incredible job and I know my practice will be secure.
Sara D., Lawyer, Northwest Suburbs, Chicago, IL


Bob Allen - just wanted to take a second to compliment your guys that have been working on our IT implementation and the phone install. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks for everything.
Jarod C., St. Joseph's Home, Springfield, IL
Employee Certifications    Like us on Facebook

Russ Taylor, Regional Sales Manager, Bloomington, IL. and Morgan McDonnell, Sales Manager, Chicago, IL. successfully completed the  HP Inc. MPS Security Certification training in Alpharetta, GA.  Congratulations! 
Employee Recognition   Like us on Facebook

Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce, in-coming Board Chairperson, Keith Lape, awards CDS Office Technologies Sales Executive, Angela Kirby, with the July 2019 Volunteer of the Month Award.  Congratulations Angela!
Photo Gallery  Like us on Facebook

CDS Office Technologies was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Gibson Area Hospital and Health Service golf outing at the I of U course in Savoy, IL.
Pictured from left to right are: Jake Sexton, Chad Holloway, Jeremy Casey from Lexmark and Russ Taylor, CDS Regional Sales Manager.
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