October 2015
In this issue:

How can virtualization save your business?

The best way to prepare for disasters and security breaches

3 Reasons to Make the Switch to EMV Now

Basics of video editing in Windows Movie Maker

Monthly Trivia

Quote and Cartoon


Cyber Crime/
Hack News:
Hilton May Be The Lastest Hacking Victim

Basics of video editing in Windows Movie Maker

For PC users, Movie Maker is a default, free video editing program. Movie Maker lets you quickly edit your video footage, add effects and transitions, and add captions and titles. Here’s your 5-minute tour to get started!

1. Open Movie Maker

The easiest way to find Movie Maker is to click on the Start button, type "Movie Maker" in the search field, and then click on the program when it appears. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to install by downloading it here. (Movie Maker is part of Window Essentials.)

Once you have Movie Maker open, you’re ready to start editing!

What You’ll See

At this point, without any video files imported, you should see a blank preview video screen on the left side, and a blank timeline space on the right. With the video preview, you’ll be able to see your video as you edit it, and on the timeline you’ll arrange and edit your video pieces.

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How can virtualization save your business?
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Winter is a time when Mother Nature reminds us that even the best laid plans can go wrong. Protect your small or midsized business from the unexpected by implementing virtualization technologies to optimize resources, improve application availability, and reduce downtime.

Virtualization saves. Pooling server, storage, and network resources takes advantage of spare capacity and saves money on space, utility costs, and administrative effort. At the same time, virtualization provides opportunities for failover and load-balancing, resulting in greater application and data availability.

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The best way to prepare for disasters and security breaches
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

What would happen if your company lost your critical business data? Whether your application is email, your website, accounts receivable or any other critical application, your IT infrastructure is vital to protecting your data--and to your business overall. If critical data is corrupted or lost due to disaster or security breaches, immediate business consequences may result. Decreased profitability, a blemished reputation, or loss of customers may cost you your business. Think of your IT infrastructure as the first line of defense. Arm that defense with technology that is designed to be resilient, highly available, and secure.

Do you need to be more proactive when it comes to securing and protecting your data? Start with understanding your exposure that results from incomplete protection. Consider your infrastructure and the following:

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3 Reasons to Make the Switch to
EMV Now

used with permission from Microsoft SMB Blog
by Cindy Bates


On October 1, 2015, businesses of all sizes are required to have updated POS terminals and backend software to begin accepting EMV chip cards. If you haven't made the shift by October 1, your business, instead of the credit card company, becomes liable for incidents of credit card fraud.

The year of EMV migration is upon us and for U.S. SMBs that means significant changes when it comes to processing customer payments.

Have no idea what I mean by EMV? You're not alone. You've likely seen the tiny gold design on the front of many credit cards during transactions in recent months, but thought of it as more decorative than deliberate. Short for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, EMV is a payments standard in which the designs -- which are actually computer chips -- are embedded into credit cards to create a unique impression.

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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) What vegetable was traditionally carved before the pumpkin?

2) What is the day after Halloween called?

3) Barnbrack is a traditional Halloween food. What is it?

4) Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday after what?

5) What is your favorite Halloween Candy?

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"The common question that gets asked in business is, 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?'"

 - Jeff Bezos

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