TCS Data-bits
March 2016   
    In this issue. . .
- Great turnout at Lunch- N- Learn!
- 7 Dos and Don'ts of Secure Online Tax Filing
- How to improve customer relationships through digitalization
- How to Keep Your Personal Information Safe on Social Media
- 8 features you didn't know you needed for online meetings
- Business Continuity Tip
- Quote & Cartoon

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Business Continuity Tip
Never Too Early to Prepare for Spring

Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow - prompting chatter that an early spring is in the forecast. And while the accuracy of Phil's predictions may be questionable, the fact always remains: it's never too early to plan for what's ahead.

As we've seen over the years, the best time to prepare for severe weather — and any disaster for that matter — is always before they occur.

Use these next few weeks before spring arrives to get a head start by checking out 9 Ways to Prepare for Spring Weather, for things you can do right now to ensure your employees and organization are ready for spring!

Laugh a Little

Laugh a Little Cartoon

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

- Audrey Hepburn


Great Turnout at our Lunch- N- Learn "Developing a Modern Network Security Strategy"

TCS Owner, Barry Utesch, gave a presentation on "Developing a Modern Network Security Strategy" at Flemmings Steakhouse during TCS's Lunch-n-Learn.

For more information on our next Lunch- N- Learn or if you have any questions, please contact Ashley Lamb at

7 Dos and Don'ts of Secure Online Tax Filing
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs

Online fraud is one of fastest growing crimes of our time. The ability to be anonymous, and the fact that it can be performed anywhere in the world makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for law enforcement to curb it.

More and more Americans are growing concerned about the privacy and safety of their personal and financial data when filing their tax returns online. When done correctly, there are several benefits to filing taxes online. E-filing is cheaper than engaging a tax service and you will likely get your tax refund quickly.

Here are a few precautions and safety tips that can help you safely utilize the benefits of E-filing.

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How to improve customer relationships through digitalization
used with permission from IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub
by Jennifer Goforth Gregory, Technical Writer

We transact and interact personally and professionally in digital time and space, with an unending continuum of information flow to and fro.Travel and hospitality providers have realized this trend, and they are aggressively embracing digital systems that incorporate the cloud, mobile technologies and social media into their customer service efforts.

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How to Keep Your Personal Information Safe on Social Media
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs

Social media runs a significant portion of people's social lives. We use it to connect with far-flung friends and family, send quick messages to co-workers, and announce major (and minor) events in our lives. Many businesses use social media sites to collaborate or share information—for instance, you might discuss a project with co-workers via a Facebook messaging session or plan a conference on a LinkedIn forum. Employers and schools are increasingly using social media to reach out to potential employees and students as well.

Here are several ways to keep your personal information safe while still enjoying the benefits of making social media connections:

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8 features you didn't know you needed for online meetings
used with permission from Microsoft Office Blogs

When it comes to business communication, face-to-face meetings are always a popular pick. But with company branches scattered across the country—and often, the world—virtual meetings are becoming a frequent choice. Not only can online collaboration save time, but money as well. In fact, according to Verizon Conferencing, virtual meetings between five or more people are at least seven times less expensive than face-to-face meetings that require travel. That's why every organization, whether small or large, should invest in reliable virtual meeting software.

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