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<ul><li><p>! </p><p>ISSUE </p><p>13 | JANUARY 2012 </p><p>1 Wadleigh Place South Boston, MA 02127 </p><p>Know Your Citys Trees! Holiday Contest </p><p>Where in South Boston is this tree? Account </p><p>Manager David Tenofsky is standing by a Christmas tree </p><p>somewhere in Southie. The first reader to guess its </p><p>location will receive a free gift. </p><p>A staggering 33 million trees are sold in North America </p><p>every year for Christmas. Today, as a carbon-neutral </p><p>practice, one to three new seedlings are planted for every </p><p>tree that is cut down. On the other hand, while artificial </p><p>trees may appeal to us in terms of price and convenience, </p><p>many of these trees are non-recyclable and destined to </p><p>centuries in a landfill. </p><p>The most environmentally responsible Christmas tree </p><p>option is a small, organically grown natural tree, recycled </p><p>into mulch after use. </p><p>Tech Networks of Boston Leads in Charitable Giving </p><p>Did you know that many nonprofits receive half </p><p>their donations at the end of the year? The </p><p>holidays are a wonderful time to practice </p><p>charity and social responsibility. </p><p>At TNB, as we focus on providing the highest </p><p>quality technology services at the best possible </p><p>value, we donate more than one percent of </p><p>revenues to environmental causes. Here are </p><p>the organizations to which we made major gifts </p><p>in 2011. </p><p> Orangutan Founda-</p><p> tion International is </p><p> leading an effort to pre-</p><p> serve the Rawa Kuno </p><p>Legacy Forest in Borneo, Indonesia. This vast, </p><p>biologically rich forest is home to hundreds of </p><p>orangutans and other endangered wildlife </p><p>species. As the centerpiece of TNBs Hutan </p><p>Project, we contributed the first $11,060 to </p><p>preserving this valuable habitat. To purchase </p><p>your land, see bit.ly/rawakuno. </p><p>In this issue </p><p>TNB Leads in Charitable Giving </p><p>Preventing Spam and its Dangers </p><p>Roberto Gets a New HP All-in-One PC </p><p>Meet Joe Codi, Help Desk Technician </p><p>Free TNB-Microsoft Webinar, 2/6/2012 </p><p>Holiday Schedule </p><p>Know Your Citys Trees </p><p>Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper </p><p> 350.org founder </p><p> Bill McKibben is a </p><p> renowned writer </p><p>and climate activist. This group spreads the </p><p>message that high levels of atmospheric CO2 </p><p>are causing drastic changes in our oceans and </p><p>climate. TNB has helped plan 350.orgs annual </p><p>climate awareness day and other advocacy </p><p>activities for the past three years. </p><p> The annual Wild </p><p> &amp; Scenic Film </p><p> Festival put on </p><p> by e inc was </p><p>the inspiration for TNBs Hutan Project. Its a </p><p>testimony to the power of film that a six-</p><p>minute documentary shown at the 2009 </p><p>festival motivated our President to tackle the </p><p>planets most serious deforestation issue. </p><p>Tech Networks of Boston tries to practice </p><p>the ethic of service every day, in supporting </p><p>the needs of all our clients. </p></li><li><p>!!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>! !</p><p>!</p><p>Meet a Boston Techie </p><p>!</p><p>When you call our office, theres a good chance youll find </p><p>Joe Codi on the other end of the line ready to help. Joe is </p><p>responsible for fielding tech support phone calls, handling </p><p>server and network outages, and finding solutions to our </p><p>clients computer and network problems. </p><p>With years of experience in electrical and electronic </p><p>repair, telecommunications, computer graphics and </p><p>electro-mechanical assembly, Joe offers quality assistance </p><p>to all our end users. And his experience doesnt stop at </p><p>computer and network repair. He studied audio </p><p>engineering and music industry at UMass Lowell and </p><p>received a degree in Sound Recording Technology. </p><p>Outside of work, Joe spends his time playing keyboard and </p><p>writing music, hiking, camping, and indulging in the </p><p>occasional video game. </p><p>!</p><p>Joe Codi Help Desk Technician </p><p>TNB Holiday Schedule </p><p>As we prepare for the holiday season, </p><p>please note that Tech Networks of Boston </p><p>will be closed for business on the following </p><p>two days in observance of the holidays: </p><p>! Monday, December 26, 2011 </p><p>! Monday, January 2, 2012 </p><p>Our emergency service will be operating </p><p>during these two observed holidays. Should </p><p>you require immediate assistance, call our </p><p>Help Desk on Demand at (617) 269-0299 </p><p>and select emergency support. </p><p>TNB will be open for business as usual at all </p><p>other times. Happy holidays from all of us </p><p>at Tech Networks of Boston! </p><p>Learn about Office 365 direct from a </p><p>Microsoft trainer! Microsoft has teamed up </p><p>with Tech Networks of Boston to offer a </p><p>free webinar about the Office 365 software </p><p>accessible over the Internet. Share files and </p><p>work collaboratively with ease. </p><p>In the webinar, well show you the Office </p><p>365 product line, with a focus on integrating </p><p>Sharepoint. Its a great way to increase </p><p>skills and just learn about new technologies </p><p>that are now available. Save the date! </p><p>More details to follow. </p><p>Free TNB-Microsoft Webinar: </p><p>Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, 4-5pm </p><p>Save the Date: Office 365 Webinar </p><p>Spam filters and antivirus software are </p><p>essential, but you can no longer rely on </p><p>them for safety. Ten years ago, spam was </p><p>merely annoying, while today it is a major </p><p>vehicle for criminals to obtain your </p><p>personal information to commit fraud. </p><p>Remember these tips to avoid danger: </p><p>Todays spam arrives in clever </p><p>new disguises. It might look like a bill </p><p>from your gas company, a bank account </p><p>alert, or a package delivery receipt. Often </p><p>these fraud messages slip right by </p><p>automated filter software. Be careful with </p><p>any e-mail alert you were not expecting. </p><p>No bank, utility, or delivery </p><p>service will ever e-mail you an </p><p>attachment to open. </p><p>Check links before clicking them </p><p>to ensure theyre forwarding you where </p><p>you expect. If you expect a link to </p><p>fedex.com but it actually links to fedex-</p><p>package-info.biz, do not click it! </p><p>Even the best antivirus package wont help </p><p>after youve been duped into entering </p><p>your account number online and a thief </p><p>has stolen your identity. Call us at Tech </p><p>Networks of Boston if you have questions </p><p>about data safety or fraud prevention. </p><p>Recently Livia Gonzalez called us to find a </p><p>computer for her son Roberto, who lives </p><p>with muscular dystrophy. The family has </p><p>been on a limited income since Livia quit </p><p>her job to care for Roberto full-time. We </p><p>offered the family an HP accessible All-in-</p><p>One PC free of charge. That made my </p><p>day, Livia said, because Id do anything </p><p>for him. Now Roberto can study history, </p><p>his favorite subject, at home on his new </p><p>accessible computer. </p><p>Roberto Gets a New All-in-One PC from TNB </p><p>From left: Roberto and Livia Gonzalez, Yves Dehnel, Susan Labandibar, and Robertos new PC. </p></li><li><p>!!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>! !</p><p>!</p><p>Meet a Boston Techie </p><p>!</p><p>When you call our office, theres a good chance youll find </p><p>Joe Codi on the other end of the line ready to help. Joe is </p><p>responsible for fielding tech support phone calls, handling </p><p>server and network outages, and finding solutions to our </p><p>clients computer and network problems. </p><p>With years of experience in electrical and electronic </p><p>repair, telecommunications, computer graphics and </p><p>electro-mechanical assembly, Joe offers quality assistance </p><p>to all our end users. And his experience doesnt stop at </p><p>computer and network repair. He studied audio </p><p>engineering and music industry at UMass Lowell and </p><p>received a degree in Sound Recording Technology. </p><p>Outside of work, Joe spends his time playing keyboard and </p><p>writing music, hiking, camping, and indulging in the </p><p>occasional video game. </p><p>!</p><p>Joe Codi Help Desk Technician </p><p>TNB Holiday Schedule As we prepare for the holiday season, </p><p>please note that Tech Networks of Boston </p><p>will be closed for business on the following </p><p>two days in observance of the holidays: </p><p>! Monday, December 26, 2011 </p><p>! Monday, January 2, 2012 </p><p>Our emergency service will be operating </p><p>during these two observed holidays. Should </p><p>you require immediate assistance, call our </p><p>Help Desk on Demand at (617) 269-0299 </p><p>and select emergency support. </p><p>TNB will be open for business as usual at all </p><p>other times. Happy holidays from all of us </p><p>at Tech Networks of Boston! </p><p>Learn about Office 365 direct from a </p><p>Microsoft trainer! Microsoft has teamed up </p><p>with Tech Networks of Boston to offer a </p><p>free webinar about the Office 365 software </p><p>accessible over the Internet. Share files and </p><p>work collaboratively with ease. </p><p>In the webinar, well show you the Office </p><p>365 product line, with a focus on integrating </p><p>Sharepoint. Its a great way to increase </p><p>skills and just learn about new technologies </p><p>that are now available. Save the date! </p><p>More details to follow. </p><p>Free TNB-Microsoft Webinar: </p><p>Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, 4-5pm </p><p>Save the Date: Office 365 Webinar </p><p>Spam filters and antivirus software are </p><p>essential, but you can no longer rely on </p><p>them for safety. Ten years ago, spam was </p><p>merely annoying, while today it is a major </p><p>vehicle for criminals to obtain your </p><p>personal information to commit fraud. </p><p>Remember these tips to avoid danger: </p><p>Todays spam arrives in clever </p><p>new disguises. It might look like a bill </p><p>from your gas company, a bank account </p><p>alert, or a package delivery receipt. Often </p><p>these fraud messages slip right by </p><p>automated filter software. Be careful with </p><p>any e-mail alert you were not expecting. </p><p>No bank, utility, or delivery </p><p>service will ever e-mail you an </p><p>attachment to open. </p><p>Check links before clicking them </p><p>to ensure theyre forwarding you where </p><p>you expect. If you expect a link to </p><p>fedex.com but it actually links to fedex-</p><p>package-info.biz, do not click it! </p><p>Even the best antivirus package wont help </p><p>after youve been duped into entering </p><p>your account number online and a thief </p><p>has stolen your identity. Call us at Tech </p><p>Networks of Boston if you have questions </p><p>about data safety or fraud prevention. </p><p>Recently Livia Gonzalez called us to find a </p><p>computer for her son Roberto, who lives </p><p>with muscular dystrophy. The family has </p><p>been on a limited income since Livia quit </p><p>her job to care for Roberto full-time. We </p><p>offered the family an HP accessible All-in-</p><p>One PC free of charge. That made my </p><p>day, Livia said, because Id do anything </p><p>for him. Now Roberto can study history, </p><p>his favorite subject, at home on his new </p><p>accessible computer. </p><p>Roberto Gets a New All-in-One PC from TNB </p><p>From left: Roberto and Livia Gonzalez, Yves Dehnel, Susan Labandibar, and Robertos new PC. </p></li><li><p>! </p><p>ISSUE </p><p>13 | JANUARY 2012 </p><p>1 Wadleigh Place South Boston, MA 02127 </p><p>Know Your Citys Trees! Holiday Contest </p><p>Where in South Boston is this tree? Account </p><p>Manager David Tenofsky is standing by a Christmas tree </p><p>somewhere in Southie. The first reader to guess its </p><p>location will receive a free gift. </p><p>A staggering 33 million trees are sold in North America </p><p>every year for Christmas. Today, as a carbon-neutral </p><p>practice, one to three new seedlings are planted for every </p><p>tree that is cut down. On the other hand, while artificial </p><p>trees may appeal to us in terms of price and convenience, </p><p>many of these trees are non-recyclable and destined to </p><p>centuries in a landfill. </p><p>The most environmentally responsible Christmas tree </p><p>option is a small, organically grown natural tree, recycled </p><p>into mulch after use. </p><p>Tech Networks of Boston Leads in Charitable Giving </p><p>Did you know that many nonprofits receive half </p><p>their donations at the end of the year? The </p><p>holidays are a wonderful time to practice </p><p>charity and social responsibility. </p><p>At TNB, as we focus on providing the highest </p><p>quality technology services at the best possible </p><p>value, we donate more than one percent of </p><p>revenues to environmental causes. Here are </p><p>the organizations to which we made major gifts </p><p>in 2011. </p><p> Orangutan Founda-</p><p> tion International is </p><p> leading an effort to pre-</p><p> serve the Rawa Kuno </p><p>Legacy Forest in Borneo, Indonesia. This vast, </p><p>biologically rich forest is home to hundreds of </p><p>orangutans and other endangered wildlife </p><p>species. As the centerpiece of TNBs Hutan </p><p>Project, we contributed the first $11,060 to </p><p>preserving this valuable habitat. To purchase </p><p>your land, see bit.ly/rawakuno. </p><p>In this issue </p><p>TNB Leads in Charitable Giving </p><p>Preventing Spam and its Dangers </p><p>Roberto Gets a New HP All-in-One PC </p><p>Meet Joe Codi, Help Desk Technician </p><p>Free TNB-Microsoft Webinar, 2/6/2012 </p><p>Holiday Schedule </p><p>Know Your Citys Trees </p><p>Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper </p><p> 350.org founder </p><p> Bill McKibben is a </p><p> renowned writer </p><p>and climate activist. This group spreads the </p><p>message that high levels of atmospheric CO2 </p><p>are causing drastic changes in our oceans and </p><p>climate. TNB has helped plan 350.orgs annual </p><p>climate awareness day and other advocacy </p><p>activities for the past three years. </p><p> The annual Wild </p><p> &amp; Scenic Film </p><p> Festival put on </p><p> by e inc was </p><p>the inspiration for TNBs Hutan Project. Its a </p><p>testimony to the power of film that a six-</p><p>minute documentary shown at the 2009 </p><p>festival motivated our President to tackle the </p><p>planets most serious deforestation issue. </p><p>Tech Networks of Boston tries to practice </p><p>the ethic of service every day, in supporting </p><p>the needs of all our clients. </p></li></ul>