June 2013
In this issue:

Windows XP Era Draws to a Close in April 2014

Network Security Checklist

Improve Your Wireless Network

Voice and Conferencing

Services/Quick Links

Monthly Trivia

Quote and Cartoon


What You Need to Know about Voice and Conferencing
used with permission from Cisco

Combining your company's voice and data systems makes it easier to keep in touch and share information. By unifying your business' phone and computer network, team members can easily find each other, wherever they are, and customers and prospects can be quickly routed to the best resources.

As your business grows, IP based communications technology lets you add new employees, remote offices and teleworkers with minimal effort and expense. At each step, your team has the communications tools it needs to help your business succeed.

Bring It All Together

To understand unified communications, consider all the tools that your business uses now: office phone system, mobile phone, fax, Internet, voicemail and likely others. Then, think about all of the productivity applications you use: calendars, conference and meeting clients, e-mail and messaging. Now, instead of separate, distinct tools, they're all working together as one solution that makes it easy to:

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The Windows XP Era Draws to a Close in April 2014
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

At one time or another, we’ve all have had that worn out, but oh-so-comfortable pair of shoes. That over-stuffed chair with the protruding springs. That rusted-out car that no longer runs like a charm, but carries so many great memories.

However attached we become to these and other personal items, there comes a time when they really must be replaced. The same goes for software. If you don’t regularly upgrade your business software, you’ll inevitably pay a steep price in the form of escalating maintenance and support costs, slow performance, lowered productivity, and dangerous virus- and other security-related issues. And let’s face it—reminiscing about old software programs twenty or so years from now won’t bring about nearly half as many warm memories as that 1967 Pontiac Firebird of your youth.

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Network Security Checklist
used with permission from Cisco

Many small and medium-sized businesses do not have adequate network security. Here's how to make sure you do.

Now more than ever, you depend on your network for your most important business operations, such as communication, inventory, billing, sales, and trading with partners. Yet up to now, you might have held off on protecting your network, for several reasons:

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10 Tips to Help Improve Your
Wireless Network

used with permission from Microsoft at Home
by Tony Northrup

If the Windows operating system ever notifies you about a weak Wi-Fi signal, it probably means that your connection isn't as fast or as reliable as it could be. Worse, you might lose your connection entirely in some parts of your home. If you want to boost the signal for your wireless network (WLAN), try some of these tips for extending your wireless range and improving your wireless network speed and performance.

1. Position your wireless router, modem router, or access point in a central location

When possible, place your wireless router, wireless modem router (a DSL or cable modem with a built-in wireless router), or wireless access point (WAP) in a central location in your home. If your wireless router, modem router, or access point is against an outside wall of your home, the signal will be weak on the other side of your home. If your router is on the first floor and your PC or laptop is on the second floor, place the router high on a shelf in the room where it is located. Don't worry if you can't move your wireless router, because there are many other ways to improve your connection.

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� 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 $25 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) Euro Disney is on the outskirts of which city?

2) Which type of aircraft was produced by Sigorsky in the US in 1942?

3) In which city is the Metropolitan Opera?

4) Which association for magicians was founded in 1905?

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It is often easier to fight for a principle than to live up to it."

 - Adlai Stevenson

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