Here is your September 2017 newsletter. In this issue…

•  Letter from the President
Is Paying For Antivirus Software Worth It?
Lead Generation: When the Product is Personal Data
What Does Your Business Stand to Lose in a Cyber Attack?
Teceri News: 9 Questions When Selecting a Video Recording Solution
Why Your Online Privacy Matters
Windows 10 Tip: Keep Your Apps Organized With Virtual Desktops
4 Ways to Help Your Remote Employees Collaborate Better
Networking Technologies Employee Highlight:Tom Corapi
Lunch and Learn Event

Letter from the President

In the next few newsletters I will be announcing some exciting changes and additions to our team.  This month, I am thrilled to announce that Tom Corapi has taken the position of Solutions Architect for the Erie Region. We feel that Tom’s tenure in working with customers and his knowledge and understanding of the current environment are best suited to maintain and continue to enhance the high level of service our customers have come to expect. You can read more about Tom in this month’s newsletter or on our blog.

As part of this transition, we are also excited to announce that Ned Reade, who has been serving as our Erie Solutions Architect, will be serving as the Cloud Practice Manager. In this role, Ned will work with our cloud team to accelerate our cloud offerings with AzureOffice 365VeeamBarracudaAWS (Amazon Web Services), Google Cloud, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The cloud is all around us, and we are already living in a cloud world and utilizing its assets – from Office 365 to our phones to other software and systems. While you won’t be able to avoid it, you can “right-size” the cloud to your organization. Some businesses want to (and should) transition 100% to the cloud. Others will operate using hybrid cloud solutions. At Networking Technologies, we truly believe there isn’t one solution that fits all. We work with you on finding the best cloud configuration – compute, storage and network settings – to meet your needs and, in some cases, save you money.

You can learn how the cloud can benefit you and read a primer on questions to think through about hybrid solutions. Of course, you can also contact us with your questions or to talk through options.

Finally, I know several of you have signed up for our Lunch & Learn: Nimble Storage and Veeam Software event on Sept. 19, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ingram Micro (Williamsville, NY). Join us for lunch, a presentation with live demo and a tour of the Ingram Micro Solutions Center. If you haven’t already, RSVP for the event today.

From all of us at Networking Technologies and Teceri,

James Bahm
President, Networking Technologies

Is Paying For Antivirus Software Worth It?
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Christina Schubert
Our daily and digital lives overlap each other. Since our personal safety takes precedence over everything, it’s safe to say that our digital security is a close second.

The price of digital safety

It’s hard to put a price tag on digital safety. Take malware for example. These sneaky little codes find their way into your devices and transmit your personal information to computers far away that are operated by fraudsters. The end result could translate into anything from cybercriminals draining your bank account to holding all your information hostage by freezing your device and asking for a ransom.

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Lead Generation: When the Product is
Personal Data
used with permission from FTC.gov
Lesley Fair

There’s been a lot of talk about “ping trees” and other activities associated with the lead generation industry. The FTC’s concern is that consumers don’t get ponged in the process. A proposed settlement gives a glimpse into how one lead generation company operated and offers insights for businesses about compliance considerations when the “product” in question is consumers’ personal data.

Arizona-based Blue Global operated at least 38 Internet domains with names like 247loan.com, clickloans.net, onehourloan.com, and netloanusa.com.

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What Does Your Business Stand to Lose in a Cyber Attack?
used with permission from Microsoft US Small and Midsize Business Blog
Internet Security and ProtectionNot long ago, I blogged here about a new type of cybercrime
called ransomware. But when it comes to cyber crooks, apparently they’re also using some old-fashioned methods to breach businesses’ systems. The 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report from Cisco shows cybercrime is growing. Here’s what could be at risk for your business.How are cyber crooks getting in?While highly complex cyber attacks are increasing, the Cisco report notes that “classic” attacks are on the rise as well. For example, adware that gathers information about a user’s computer without telling them and malicious spam emails are common attack methods. In fact, spam is flying at levels not seen since 2010. According to the report, almost two-thirds (65 percent) of all email is spam, and 8 percent to 10 percent of spam is malicious.

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used with permission from Norton by Symantec, by Nadia Kovacs

9 Questions When Selecting a Video Recording Solution
Whether you’re working with SMB or enterprise businesses, customers are looking for the right video management and storage technology to meet their unique needs (and budget). With so many products on the market, how are you supposed to know which recording solution to choose? The obvious considerations include storage requirements and retention time. Here are nine questions that are often forgotten and answering them can help you make the best selection for your customers.Read more →
Why Your Online Privacy Matters
Online Privacy ProtectionTo understand the importance of privacy in the digital age,
one must understand exactly what it is before it can be valued. There seems to be a good number of people in the “I’m not doing anything wrong, therefore, I have nothing to hide” camp. Well, we are here to bust that myth. The truth of the matter is, right or wrong, we have everything to hide.Read more →
Windows 10 Tip: Keep Your Apps Organized With Virtual Desktops
used with permission from Microsoft
by Elana Pidegon

Today, we’re going to show you how you can keep your open apps better organized with virtual desktops in Windows 10. Here’s how to get started with virtual desktops:To create a new virtual desktop, select the Task View button on the Windows Taskbar (or hit Windows key + Tab) – then, select New desktop near the lower-right corner of the screen.Read more →

4 Ways to Help Your Remote Employees
Collaborate Better
used with permission from Microsoft US Small and Midsize
Business Blog

Remote employees have come a long way since the days when trying to work while away from the workplace was like a sentence in solitary confinement. Thanks to the Cloud, they no longer have to use cumbersome methods to access office computer files or receive access codes from special devices just to make a phone call. But, do your remote employees really feel like they are part of the team?Read more →


Networking Technologies Employee Highlight of the Month
Tom Corapi, Solutions Architect

Tom Corapi has been a long-time staple of Networking Technologies, serving as the Server Specialist since 2006 where he implemented and managed virtualization technologies; installed, configured and managed virtual desktop infrastructure technologies; and implemented and maintained enterprise server and storage solutions for clients. Because of his expertise, institutional knowledge, and work ethic, Tom was promoted to Solutions Architect for the Erie region where he will meet the needs of our customers by designing server, storage, and networking solutions.

According to Tom his philosophy is “treat everyone with respect and listen to the customer.” The customers he works with will tell you that he works to understand their needs and uses the information to build the best solution possible for them.

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“Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than

– Billie Holiday


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Lunch & Learn Event with Live Demo

Nimble Storage, an HPE Company, and Veeam Software:
Availability for the Always-On Enterprise

September 19
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ingram Micro – 1759 Wehrle Dr. – Williamsville, NY 14221 

Click here to Register!