July 2014
      In this issue:
The Dangers of Counterfeit
A Healthier At-Work Lifestyle:
      Benefits of Workplace Wellness
Read Receipts in Outlook 2010
       and 2013
Business Continuity Tip

Laugh a Little

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The Dangers of Counterfeit Software
used with permission from Norton by Symantec

Software piracy is a serious matter. By purchasing counterfeit software, not only are you violating the law and the intellectual rights of software authors, you are also putting your PC at risk of damage and security threats.

Counterfeit software is most often sold on bogus websites or through classified ads. Although it is possible that a counterfeit product is a good copy of the original software, it is more than likely to be defective and possibly even dangerous.

The Real Cost

You may think that you're getting a good deal when purchasing pirated software, however it can in fact end up setting you back a costly sum. Here are a few reasons why:

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A Healthier At-Work Lifestyle: Benefits of Workplace Wellness
used with permission from MSFT for Work

The US Department of Health and Human Services says 59% of employees do not get adequate exercise, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sites that 75% of healthcare costs come from chronic diseases—the most preventable type of diseases. Exercising while working, or during a break from work, can give you more energy, reduce stress, and can help prevent you—and your employees—from catching the latest bug, meaning less sick days and healthcare expenditures.

Employers and team leaders play an important role in encouraging fitness at work and changing the company culture to support wellness. Here are a few ways you can lead by example to keep your employees healthier and more productive.

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Read Receipts in Outlook 2010 and 2013

When sending out urgent or important email correspondence it may come in handy to utilize the delivery and read receipt function in Microsoft Outlook. It does help to mark your email as high importance or choose a subject line with an eye catching and attention seeking sentence or phrase, but sometimes you need to know that an important message has been received. Delivery and read receipts are perfect for this.

There are two options when sending out requests for email receipts. First, you can request a delivery receipt, which will let you know that your message has been safely and effectively received by the receiver’s email service but does not guarantee that it has been opened. Second, you can request a read receipt which will let you know that your email has been opened. Not all email services can or will return these notifications though.

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Business Continuity Tip
Practice Makes Perfect

Testing your recovery plan is the best way to ensure that your business will remain operational, no matter what.

Through testing, you can reduce both recovery time and potential unknowns, ultimately protecting your business and the employees and customers who rely on you.

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