May 2014
In this issue:

Heartbleed May Cause You Some Heartache

The Internet of Everything: Four Technologies We'll Actually Use within Three Years

Cleaning Out the Closet: Why Small Businesses Need Modern Technology

The True Value of the Remote Worker

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Monthly Trivia

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Value of the Remote Worker
used with permission from MSFT for Work

A recent survey revealed more creative professionals work outside the office today than three years ago. The demand for mobile work environments is widespread among today�s workforce�not just creatives. Some companies are embracing this trend, as it gives them access to a wider base of professionals without traditional geographical barriers.

As collaborative work tools continue to roll into the market and arrive in our workplaces, these requests and expectations will only continue to grow. Is your business ready to embrace this shift?

The Creative Group, a Silicon Valley�based staffing company, led the study, conducting 400 phone interviews with advertising and marketing executives. Of those surveyed, 33 percent claimed the percentage of their creative staff working remotely has climbed higher than three years ago, 59 percent reported no change, and 4 percent said they had seen a decrease.

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Heartbleed May Cause You Some Heartache
used with permission from FTC Business Center Blog
By Nicole Vincent Fleming


If you�re thinking �Heartbleed� sounds serious, you�re right. But it�s not a health condition. It�s a critical flaw in OpenSSL, a popular software program that�s used to secure websites and other services (like VPN and email). If your company relies on OpenSSL to encrypt data, take steps to fix the problem and limit the damage. Otherwise, your sensitive business documents and your customers� personal information could be at risk.

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The Internet of Everything: Four Technologies We'll Actually Use within Three Years
Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
by Kristi Essick


There is so much talk about the Internet of Everything, but how much of it is a futuristic pipe dream? After all, for nearly two decades, companies have tried to sell consumers Internet-connected fridges and microwaves, automated home lighting and heating systems, and smart entertainment devices, yet these devices have never caught on in a big way.

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Cleaning Out the Closet: Why Small Businesses Need Modern Technology
used with permission from MSFT for Work

Upgrading your technology is a lot like buying yourself new clothes. What you wear affects everything from your health to how you feel, and even what people think of you. The same can be said for technology: old technology can seem like tie-dye and bell bottoms to your customers. More than 90 percent of consumers say they would consider taking their business somewhere else rather than work with a company using outdated technology. When it�s up-to-date it can better protect your business, help attract and retain customers and talent, and scale alongside your growing business. Being up-to-date isn�t just cool-looking, it�s critical. Here�s why:

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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) Which US state is nicknamed the "Keystone State"?

2) Who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the 1995 movie "Apollo 13"?

3) How much did it cost to take the New York City subway when it began in 1904?

4) In what decade did scientists first split the atom?

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"The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting."

 - Dave Barry

 

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