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June 2015 Small Business Technology News from Jefric Consulting

June 2015 – Keeping up with key business / technology issues in the news is difficult. Let Jefric Consulting help you.

Click here to view the June edition of our monthly Small Business Technology Newsletter.
http://www.jefric.com/news/201506.JefricConsultingNewsletter.html

All newsletters can be found here.
http://www.jefric.com/news/news.htm

Technology is an essential tool for success. Your business can use technology as a strategic asset rather than treat it as an expense.

Jefric Consulting provides IT consulting services and custom technology solutions for Small Businesses. With over 35 years of business and technology experience, we are uniquely qualified to work with you and understand your company goals, develop and execute a strategy that delivers the results you want in a cost efficient manner. Solutions include Windows (Small Business) Server, Exchange E-mail, remote access, mobile computing, office collaboration and much more. Where appropriate, off-premise hosted solutions are available, reducing the need for onsite office computing equipment. We want you to get the most value from technology and work smarter, not harder, improve efficiency, and increase revenue and profit for your small business.

Jefric Consulting is a Microsoft Partner, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a Microsoft Cloud Essentials Partner.

Web: http://www.jefric.com
Blog: http://blog.jefric.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jefricllc

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May 2015 Small Business Technology News from Jefric Consulting

May 2015 – Keeping up with key business / technology issues in the news is difficult. Let Jefric Consulting help you.

Click here to view the May edition of our monthly Small Business Technology Newsletter.
http://www.jefric.com/news/201505.JefricConsultingNewsletter.html

All newsletters can be found here.
http://www.jefric.com/news/news.htm

Technology is an essential tool for success. Your business can use technology as a strategic asset rather than treat it as an expense.

Jefric Consulting provides IT consulting services and custom technology solutions for Small Businesses. With over 35 years of business and technology experience, we are uniquely qualified to work with you and understand your company goals, develop and execute a strategy that delivers the results you want in a cost efficient manner. Solutions include Windows (Small Business) Server, Exchange E-mail, remote access, mobile computing, office collaboration and much more. Where appropriate, off-premise hosted solutions are available, reducing the need for onsite office computing equipment. We want you to get the most value from technology and work smarter, not harder, improve efficiency, and increase revenue and profit for your small business.

Jefric Consulting is a Microsoft Partner, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a Microsoft Cloud Essentials Partner.

Web: http://www.jefric.com
Blog: http://blog.jefric.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jefricllc

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April 2015 Small Business Technology News from Jefric Consulting

April 2015 – Keeping up with key business / technology issues in the news is difficult. Let Jefric Consulting help you.

Click here to view the March edition of our monthly Small Business Technology Newsletter.
http://www.jefric.com/news/201504.JefricConsultingNewsletter.html

All newsletters can be found here.
http://www.jefric.com/news/news.htm

Technology is an essential tool for success. Your business can use technology as a strategic asset rather than treat it as an expense.

Jefric Consulting provides IT consulting services and custom technology solutions for Small Businesses. With over 35 years of business and technology experience, we are uniquely qualified to work with you and understand your company goals, develop and execute a strategy that delivers the results you want in a cost efficient manner. Solutions include Windows (Small Business) Server, Exchange E-mail, remote access, mobile computing, office collaboration and much more. Where appropriate, off-premise hosted solutions are available, reducing the need for onsite office computing equipment. We want you to get the most value from technology and work smarter, not harder, improve efficiency, and increase revenue and profit for your small business.

Jefric Consulting is a Microsoft Partner, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a Microsoft Cloud Essentials Partner.

Web: http://www.jefric.com
Blog: http://blog.jefric.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jefricllc

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LinkedIn is NOT FaceBook

Linkedin-Facebook

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Working remotely, telecommuting and working from home – which do you like?

When given the opportunity to work outside the office many employees get excited. Whether you are eliminating a commute, spending more time with your family or just not dealing with going into the office, the thought of working remotely, telecommuting and working from home can be an an exciting benefit. But is it?

Be careful what you wish for. Here are some interesting perspectives on the various options, pros and cons.

10 good reasons why working remotely makes sense
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-good-reasons-why-working-remotely-makes-sense

10 reasons why working in the office work beats telecommuting
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-reasons-why-working-in-the-office-work-beats-telecommuting

10 ways to avoid work-at-home traps
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-ways-to-avoid-work-at-home-traps

The 10 worst things about working from home
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/the-10-worst-things-about-working-from-home

10 signs that you aren’t cut out to be a telecommuter
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-signs-that-you-arent-cut-out-to-be-a-telecommuter

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Are you really still using Windows XP?

On April 8, 2014 Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP. That is nearly 13 years after it originally went on sale, on October 25, 2001. A lot of new technology has come out over the last 13 years; computers and computer hardware have advanced a great deal. So if you are still running Windows XP you are likely not taking advantage of the many (hardware and software ) improvements and innovations from the past decade. More importantly, since official support ended, Microsoft has stopped releasing security and other critical updates for Windows XP, placing you and your business at risk from all types of computer malware going around the the Internet.

If you are really still using Windows XP, the question is WHY?

Since Windows XP Microsoft has had a few bumps; Windows Vista and Windows 8 for example. Nobody would argue that these were less than perfect upgrades. However, Windows 7 and the soon to be released Windows 10 are clean, modern platforms that can take advances of the many improvements in technology made over the past decade. In many cases, new software purchased today needs these advancements and require a newer version of Windows.

So if you are still using Windows XP do yourself and your business a favor, upgrade. Advances in technology can lead to improved business productivity and profits. We all want that.

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March 2015 Small Business Technology News from Jefric Consulting

March 2015 – Keeping up with key business / technology issues in the news is difficult. Let Jefric Consulting help you.

Click here to view the March edition of our monthly Small Business Technology Newsletter.
http://www.jefric.com/news/201503.JefricConsultingNewsletter.html

All newsletters can be found here.
http://www.jefric.com/news/news.htm

Technology is an essential tool for success. Your business can use technology as a strategic asset rather than treat it as an expense.

Jefric Consulting provides IT consulting services and custom technology solutions for Small Businesses. With over 35 years of business and technology experience, we are uniquely qualified to work with you and understand your company goals, develop and execute a strategy that delivers the results you want in a cost efficient manner. Solutions include Windows (Small Business) Server, Exchange E-mail, remote access, mobile computing, office collaboration and much more. Where appropriate, off-premise hosted solutions are available, reducing the need for onsite office computing equipment. We want you to get the most value from technology and work smarter, not harder, improve efficiency, and increase revenue and profit for your small business.

Jefric Consulting is a Microsoft Partner, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a Microsoft Cloud Essentials Partner.

Web: http://www.jefric.com
Blog: http://blog.jefric.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jefricllc

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What is Malware?

Malware (or MALicious softWARE) is defined as “software designed to infiltrate a computer system without the owner’s informed consent”. If you are looking to protect your computer system(s) from the various threats that can present themselves, you may want to first have a better understanding of what you are dealing with.

Learn more about the ABC’s of Malware

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Beware: Phishing can cause more damage than a virus.

If you received an email from the IRS would you respond? If you got an email from your Bank would you respond?
In many cases such an email can be a scam or far worse, fraud – tricking you into releasing personal or private information that can compromise your identity, finances, business or more. This is Phishing.

According to Wikipedia: “Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”

Some tips to learn how to recognize Phishing can be found here.

If you have a website for your business, it is a good idea to protect it from others masquerading around as yours and endangering you and your clients. Here are some helpful tips.

Make no mistake, a computer virus can cause significant damage or loss. A Phishing attack can be worse; protect yourself.

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February 2015 Small Business Technology News from Jefric Consulting

February 2015 – Keeping up with key business / technology issues in the news is difficult. Let Jefric Consulting help you.

Click here to view the December edition of our monthly Small Business Technology Newsletter.
http://www.jefric.com/news/201502.JefricConsultingNewsletter.html

All newsletters can be found here.
http://www.jefric.com/news/news.htm

Technology is an essential tool for success. Your business can use technology as a strategic asset rather than treat it as an expense.

Jefric Consulting provides IT consulting services and custom technology solutions for Small Businesses. With over 35 years of business and technology experience, we are uniquely qualified to work with you and understand your company goals, develop and execute a strategy that delivers the results you want in a cost efficient manner. Solutions include Windows (Small Business) Server, Exchange E-mail, remote access, mobile computing, office collaboration and much more. Where appropriate, off-premise hosted solutions are available, reducing the need for onsite office computing equipment. We want you to get the most value from technology and work smarter, not harder, improve efficiency, and increase revenue and profit for your small business.

Jefric Consulting is a Microsoft Partner, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a Microsoft Cloud Essentials Partner.

Web: http://www.jefric.com
Blog: http://blog.jefric.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jefricllc

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