May 2015
In this issue:

Planning for Windows Server 2003/R2 End of Support

Outrageous 1985 tech fantasies from Back to the Future II that are today's reality

Malware 101: What Is Malware?

3 tips for using a tablet to be productive everywhere in the office

Monthly Trivia

Quote and Cartoon

Cyber Crime/
Hack News:
President's Emails
Get Caught Up in Russian Hack

3 tips for using a tablet to be productive everywhere in the office
used with permission from Microsoft at Work

Although many of us have laptops and other mobile devices, or can log in to work from a home desktop, we overwhelmingly spend most of our time in the office. That doesn't mean, however, that we spend all of our time at our desks. In fact, middle managers and executives spend between 35 percent and 50 percent of their time away from their desks and in meetings. We don't usually think of being "mobile" in the office, but that's what is happening when we're out of our chairs. So the question is, how do we improve our in-office productivity while in meetings or moving between them?

Use your computer only when needed

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Planning for Windows Server 2003/R2 End of Support
used with permission from Microsoft

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2. Organizations that fail to migrate from Windows Server 2003/R2 before this date will be out of compliance with certain existing business standards and possibly expose themselves to vulnerabilities.

Fortunately, migrating to a supported server operating system can help you mitigate these risks and deliver valuable benefits and efficiencies that are not available in Windows Server 2003/R2. To take advantage of this opportunity, your organization will need a clear understanding of the different on-premises and cloud migration options available.

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Outrageous 1985 tech fantasies from Back to the Future II that are today's reality
used with permission from Microsoft at Work

October 21, 2015, is the date Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future Part II. He encounters a number of different technologies that were strange to his 1985 brain, but are common to us ... 30 years later. The movie's creators made a lot of predictions about the future of technology and they came amazingly close in a number of cases.

In honor of the movie's 30th anniversary, here's a look at some of those predictions that have come true.

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Malware 101: What Is Malware?
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs

Spyware, ransomware, and bots, oh my! A lot of these terms are prevalent on the Internet, but it may seem impossible to know what all these terms mean, and how they actually affect your devices and personal information.

The term, "virus" has been the commonplace word for all malicious software programs for years now; however, a virus is just one type of malicious threat. A virus is classified as a self-replicating piece of malicious code that travels by inserting itself into files or programs. The threats on the cyber landscape have evolved into more than just viruses, and can cause much more damage than viruses can. All of the threats on the Internet landscape are types of malicious software, and therefore now fall under the umbrella term, "malware."

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Monthly Trivia

First person to submit the correct answers by email to 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) Memorial Day was created to honor fallen soldiers of what war?

2) What year was Memorial Day moved from May 30 to the last Monday in May?

3) What city hosts the oldest Memorial Day parade?

4) Which major sporting event takes place each Memorial Day weekend?

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Quote of the Month

"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."

 - Abraham Lincoln


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