July 2014
In this issue:

Going Hybrid: Best of Both Worlds in Cloud Computing

Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

10 cool things about HP ProLiant Servers

Building a Small Business Network: The Basics

Services/Quick Links

Monthly Trivia

Quote and Cartoon

Building a Small Business Network: The Basics
used with permission from Cisco

A small business network isn't just about making contacts and exchanging business cards at trade shows. In today's global economy, a small business network is about reducing your operating costs. It's about reacting quickly to changing markets and customer needs. It's about being prepared for the future.

A small business network begins with a secure and reliable data network foundation that's fast and accessible. Here are seven ways that a small business network can transform your company:

1. Work Anywhere
A small business network uses a host of technologies such as virtual private networks (VPNs) that enable mobile employees and teleworkers to work securely at home, on the road, or at customers' offices. They have full, secure, remote access to your phone system, data network, customer database, and any other tools they need to be productive. It's almost like they're in the office.

2. Access Customer Data Wherever, Whenever
With a secure small business network, you can input, update, and view information about customers in a database. You can access that database using a computer, phone, or handheld device. Having constant, secure access to customer information helps workers better serve customers. And satisfied customers often result in increased revenues.

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Going Hybrid: Best of Both Worlds in Cloud Computing
used with permission by IBM ForwardView

With all the chatter about accessing data and applications anytime, anywhere it's little wonder that cloud computing has generated so much interest. Indeed, the proliferation of mobile devices, high�speed connections and data�intensive applications have challenged many organizations to continuously meet the demand for more computing power. And that's why operating "in the cloud" makes real business sense for midsized companies.

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Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1
used with permission from Microsoft, by Antoine Leblond

Before we launched Windows 7, we envisioned what the next version of Windows would need to deliver. We made a bet that the PC landscape and industry would undergo a significant transformation driven by an increase in mobility. That bet underscores the changes we made with Windows 8 � it�s a generational leap forward. We built Windows 8 for a world where touch is a first class interaction model, the same as mouse and keyboard; and where there�s a proliferation of innovative and diverse devices that are highly mobile, always on the go and always connected. Windows 8 was built on the reality that the lines between our work and personal lives have blurred.

We�re only a bit more than seven months into this new, bold approach to computing. The response to Windows 8 has been substantial� from new devices to strong app growth to key enhancements to the OS and apps.

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10 cool things about HP ProLiant Servers
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

In today�s data centers, an IT manager�s life is more hectic than it should be. Error alerts, system events, installation and update issues, and calls to support desks make it hard to get anything done. But HP�s next generation of servers�HP ProLiant Gen8�revolutionalizes that experience. Allowing IT professionals to monitor networks remotely and lightening their loads via a slew of automated, intelligent features, these really are the world�s most self-sufficient servers. Here�s why:

  1. Early video. We designed in the ability to display video within 3 seconds after the server is powered on. This is in contrast to previous generation servers which could take one or more minutes to receive video, thus giving customers status and error alerts where previously they would receive a black screen no boot error.

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Services/Quick Links

� Managed IT Services
� Network Design
� On-Site Support
� Remote Connectivity
� Microsoft Exchange Email
� Server Virtualization
� Hardware & Software Sales
� Internet Bandwidth Security
� Cloud Computing
� Virus Detection & Removal

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Monthly Trivia

First person to submit the correct answers by email to anorton@osgusa.com will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card!

Entries are judged by date/time received and correctness. Include your name and phone number, the question number and the answer.

1) In 1960, Ceylon became the first country to do this; India was second, in 1966; followed by Israel in 1969 and Argentina in 1974. To do what?

2) What period of human culture followed the Stone Age and preceded the Iron Age?

3) In what counrty was Lee harvey Oswald born?

4) What kind of rock, whose name comes from the Latin word for fire and rock, is formed from cooling magma or lava?

Cartoon of the Month

Quote of the Month

"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."

 - Voltaire


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