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This month’s newsletter is all about how we can help you make the most out of your computing resources to not only become more efficient but also more effective.
Majority of firms struggle with security as new technologies are adopted
New research from the Ponemom Institute and Lumension shows that a majority of firms are struggling to secure data as users quickly adopt new and emerging technologies such as mobile, cloud computing, and collaborative Web 2.0 technologies.
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Entrepreneur Magazine Shares 10 Reasons for Small Businesses to Use Windows 7
Entrepreneur Magazine’s Scott Steinberg shares in his online column stating the top ten reasons why small businesses should use Windows 7. Among them: lower system requirements than Vista, better multitasking, and enhanced security.
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Cyber-crime through the ACH system continues to spread
Americans Support EMRsIf you are using an automated clearing house (ACH) system to manage your funds, then you had better be extra careful. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned ACH users – particularly small businesses – to be on the lookout for ACH system fraud, which has already scammed as much as $100 million from unsuspecting victims.
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Getting the Most Out of Your Software
The Microsoft Office suite contains amazing tools to improve the way your company works. Take a little time each month to learn more and soon you’ll be looking more professional, getting more done and working better with your team.
This month’s highlights:
Create your own business cards in Publisher
Microsoft Office Publisher makes it easy to produce effective business cards, whether you create your own design or use one of the Publisher designs. You can use color schemes and font schemes to select the colors and fonts that reflect your company's image. You can further customize your business cards for specific market segments or locales, and you can add names and job titles for new employees as your business grows.
Learn how…
Collect data in Access by using e-mail messages
Microsoft Office Access 2007 makes it easy to gather data from people who are located anywhere on the globe, such as members of your sales team, survey participants, or contacts. Office Access 2007 works with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to help you to generate and send an e-mail message that includes a data entry form.
Learn how…

All of us at CDS wish you the happiest of holidays and a prosperous new year!
Peace and good will to all.


One of my favorite holiday activities is to park in front of the TV (with some homemade Chex Mix, while it’s still warm from the oven) and watch the same old movies I’ve seen so many times, they’re practically memorized.

Sure enough, “A Christmas Story” was on the other night and I had to drop everything to catch it (again). Along with the Bumpus hounds, Scott Farkus, and Ovaltine, there’s one of the great, great movie lines … “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”. Poor Ralphie. No one thinks he should have his coveted Daisy Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. But he does get it and what happens? He almost shoots his eye out.

So, what’s that got to do with technology? Probably not much, but indulge me in the analogy…. Sometimes technology is like that Red Ryder – it’s wanted, it’s needed, but we’re not always totally prepared to use it – and even when we are, sometimes accidents happen.

That’s when CDS gets the phone call or email for HELP. And we’re glad to provide it; it’s what we do. But in the giving spirit of the season, we’d like to offer you a few “safety” tips for your computer technology, so that you won’t “Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid.”
Check it out here – and enjoy your holidays.

--Mike Weaner and Comprehensive Data Services

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