Tech Talk – October 2017
A Note from the President
Hi again – It’s been a while since we last communicated with you in this format, but after a brief hiatus we are back and better than ever!
A lot has happened at LMS since our last newsletter. Without boring you with all of the details, we will skip to the most exciting update – our new brand and website!
The re-branding process was an interesting one, but what we really came away with, other than a new company logo, was four (4) key words that define our business and commitment to our clients. These words are:
Tech Focused. Trust Driven.
Simple words individually, but powerful when combined into one phrase. For us, these words have become our company philosophy. LMS has always been and will always be a tech company, yet at our core we are a relationship company, earning the trust of our clients and those we work for each and every day.
Previously titled E-talk, our newsletter will now be titled Tech Talk. We hope that you will find our newsletter informative with technology information. We believe that you will enjoy, relate to, or even appreciate our blog, which will be written mostly by our Founder and CEO Larry Shulman, with a guest blog by me every now and then.
Thank you for your time, readership and loyalty. Enjoy our first blog that Larry has named “Trust” and feel free to provide us with any feedback at any time. And for all of your technical needs, don’t hesitate to contact me personally.
Sharing some of my 40 years of business ideas and practices is alway fun and rewarding. Doing it helps me keep the fundamentals fresh in my mind and allows me to keep LMS on track. It never gets old to review decades of actions and highlight what I believe are core directions we have taken over the years.
Hundreds of books are written each year with ideas, plans, and paths on how to live better and obtain wealth and security in business. If you look at todays titles and approaches, they center on Technology. Decades back the titles seem to be directed more towards Trust and service delivery to a market. It made sense in a world without the Internet and infinite options on how to connect to another person.
It was a world where our contacts were limited and a stack of business cards really was your primary extension into your business world. We measured the time to communicate with others in hours or days. Letters could take days to draft, proof, mail and receive. A lot could change in that time, ones ideas and mood, were all able to be recalled and modified before the letter left your hands. Phone calls were equally delayed, giving you time to re-think and modify your words.
That slow world allowed for a different kind of work to be performed. Our choices for partnerships or customers were very different then todays world, where in an instant a business deal, sale, or relationship can shift. Concentrated thought and action was the mainstay of our business life, and also of our personal world.
7 tips to prevent ransomware
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
The nefarious ransomware business model has turned out to be a lucrative industry for criminals. Over the years its ill repute has made law enforcement team up with international agencies to identify and bring down scam operators.Malicious software that uses encryption to hold data for ransom has become wildly successful over the last few years. The purpose of this software is to extort money from the victims with promises of restoring encrypted data. Like other computer viruses, it usually finds its way onto a device by exploiting a security hole in vulnerable software or by tricking somebody into installing it. Ransomware, as it is known, scores high profile victims like hospitals, public schools and police departments. Now it has found its way into home computers.
Fraud alerts vs. credit freezes
used with permission from FTC.gov
by Lesley Fair
Consumers are apprehensive about the security of their personal information and recent headlines about data breaches have moved the needle substantially on the -ometer that measures such things. As a business executive, your customers and employees may be coming to you with questions. Here are answers from the FTC about two topics on consumers’ minds: fraud alerts and credit freezes.