June 2015
In this issue:


Could your business be exposed? If you're running Windows Server 2003, listen up!


Phishing: Still a concern


A cloud primer: 3 easy-to-understand ways for SMBs to use cloud technology


Looping a Slideshow in PowerPoint 2013


Monthly Trivia


Quote and Cartoon

Cyber Crime/
Hack News:
FBI: Hacker claimed to have taken over flight's engine controls

Looping a Slideshow in PowerPoint 2013

Sometimes you want to run a PowerPoint presentation on repeat ? looping the slideshow so it can play in the background during an event, perhaps at a booth at a tradeshow. Is it possible to automatically loop a slideshow in PowerPoint? Yes! In PowerPoint 2013, it?s easy.
  1. Open your PowerPoint file.
  2. First, make sure your slides are set to advance automatically.
  3. Go to the Transitions tab on the Ribbon.
  4. On the far right side, under Advance Slide, check the box next to After and set a time amount.
  5. Then select Apply To All. You can also manually set timings on various slides if you want them to display for a longer or shorter amount of time.

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Could your business be exposed? If you're running Windows Server 2003, listen up!
used with permission from Microsoft

You built your business with your own hands. Running, and growing, your business often means long days and late nights.

Wouldn't you do anything to protect it?

Microsoft has announced that on July 14, 2015 support is ending for Windows Server 2003. If your business is running on this legacy server after July 14, 2015, you could be at risk.

Your business and your employees could be affected. If your business-critical applications?such as payroll, accounting, HR, inventory, email and CRM?are running on Windows Server 2003, your business is at risk.

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Phishing: Still a concern
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Businesses often don't realize how vulnerable their confidential data is until it's exposed by a hack. By now, many are aware of external threats to data security and (hopefully) prepare accordingly, but breaches can still occur?despite taking the necessary security precautions. And with phishing, threats don't need to sneak in the back door; sometimes they walk right through the front.

The ins and outs

Phishing is the act of posing as a familiar, trustworthy entity in electronic communications and using that familiarity and trust to get recipients to release confidential information, such as passwords and bank account numbers."

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A cloud primer: 3 easy-to-understand ways for SMBs to use cloud technology
used with permission from Microsoft for Work
by Gene Marks, President of The Marks Group

Even after all of these years of hearing about the "cloud," it's understandable if you're still not entirely sure what it means for your business. Lots of tech people will give you various definitions of what the cloud means, but it's not really as difficult?or as confusing?as they may make it seem. To me, the cloud is just the Internet. And because access to the Internet has become so much easier and faster over the years, we're able to store our data just about anywhere and access our data from just about any device.

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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)How is the singer La Donna Gaynes better known?

2) Which brothers wrote the song summertime?

3) Who had a hit record in 1961 with Summertime Blues?

4) Which duo had a hit in 1978 with Summer Nights?

Cartoon of the Month

Quote of the Month

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."

 - George Bernard Shaw


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