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Letter from the President

For some of us, snow is still on the ground, but Mother Nature promises spring is just around the corner. It always seems as the snow melts, our orders increase–in fact, our summer orders and schedule are quickly filling. Please talk with your sales team member soon about any new installations and/or service you will need, so we can make sure to assist you at the best time for your company.

Teceri Technologies Update
We are watching our newest division – Teceri Technologies – gain traction in the new year. Unified Communication Avaya systems are being installed across Erie County, and our dedicated installation team has been busy with numerous fiber installs using our new fusion splicer.

Lunch & Learn
If you haven’t already RSVP’d for the Lunch and Learn on April 18 – HPE 3PAR and Veeam Set the Flash Standard – please do so quickly. As you know, we are entering the third wave of the all-flash storage
revolution. Don Lind, senior storage solution architect with HPE, will discuss how your business can benefit from implementing their storage/backup solutions and the relationship between HPE 3 PAR and
Veeam. The event will be April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Erie Maritime Museum. Lunch and a guided tour of the museum will be provided. All attendees will be entered to win an Amazon Echo, but you must be present to win. If you haven’t already done so, you can RSVP here.

Your Feedback
Please make sure you watch your inbox at the beginning of April for a survey that will inquire about
your current and future communication needs. Your insights are valuable to us so we can provide the most relevant, up-to-date services for you and your business. For taking time to complete the survey, you’ll receive a free webcam cover!

From all of us at Networking Technologies and Teceri Technologies,

James Bahm
President, Networking Technologies

Breaking down silos – tools for better communication and collaboration
Used with
permission from Microsoft Office Blogs

Today’s workforce is spread across more locations than ever before: 37 percent of workers telecommuted to some degree in 2015. Companies occupy multiple locations, and business partnerships span the globe. In addition to physical separation, teams in the same company are separated by projects and departments. These barriers unfortunately lead to communication silos, furthering separation and limiting teamwork and collaboration.
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3 techniques for successful cloud collaboration
used with permission
from Microsoft Office Blogs

What’s your business’s motivation for implementing cloud
collaboration solutions? The ones we hear most frequently are increased productivity, accelerated decision-making and improved sales. But here’s the surprise: According to the 2016 Connected Enterprise Report, one in four IT groups aren’t measuring cloud collaboration results by whether business goals were achieved. They’re not even checking whether users adopted the solution. They’re just measuring whether the tool was implemented.

But implementation isn’t a useful measure of success. Sure,
it’s the prerequisite for effective collaboration, but it’s just
the first step.

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Rise in Ransomware Attacks

There has been a significant increase in activity by a malicious ransomware software called Troldesh.

We have recognized that systems that are not actively managed or have no system access management policies are exceptionally
susceptible to the current version of ransomware.

What Is Ransomware and Troldesh?

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3 Hidden Costs of Aging IT Networks

Network refresh. . . I’ll give you a moment to stop cringing. Better? Ok.

It’s something that most business leaders don’t want to think about, but needs to be considered when your network reaches the three-year mark. A network refresh is an investment, there’s no doubt about that, but the cost of doing nothing and continuing to work on an aging network most likely has greater costs that you may not even realize.

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Firewalls: Don’t skimp on your business’s security

Security is quite possibly the most important concern for any business. You need to know that your critical data – both internal data and customer information – is secure. If that information is hacked or accessed by the wrong person, you may be opened up to a world of legal and financial trouble.

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Networking Technologies Employee Highlight of the Month

Karen Butts, Account Executive
Networking Technologies & Teceri Technologies

Karen will be celebrating her fifth year at Networking Technologies in April
where she has served as our Account Executive providing high-end data communications consulting and technical support services for many of our clients, especially in the K-12 SLED space. Her complete list of accolades is too long to list but include certifications and accreditations from Check Point, VMware, Microsoft, HP Enterprise, Barracuda, Extreme Networks/Enterasys and Fortinet. She also holds a degree in marketing from Mercyhurst University.

Before coming to Networking Technologies, Karen held the positions of Premier Account Executive at Earthlink Business (formerly One Communications), Sales Manager and Account Executive at One
Communications and Account Executive at FairPoint Communications.

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Monthly Quote
“There are no secrets to success.
It is the
result of preparation, hard work, and learning
from failure.”– Colin Powell
Monthly Cartoon

 

Lunch & Learn Event:
HPE 3PAR & Veeam Set the Flash Standard

April 18 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Erie Maritime Museum – 150 E Front Street #100, Erie PA 16507

Don Lind, Senior Storage Solution Architect with HPE, will be discussing the HPE 3PAR and Veeam relationship and how your business can benefit from implementing their storage/ backup solutions.

All attendees will be entered to win an Amazon Echo. You must be present to win!

Click here to Register!

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