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Jenaly has been serving the Portsmouth area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The Lighter Side

Oct2014-1Halloween Graveyard Story from Vienna Chris Cross, a tourist in Vienna, is going past Vienna’s Zentralfriedhof churchyard on October 31st. Suddenly he hears some music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source. Chris finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827. Then he realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward! Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades Tim Burr, a friend, to return with him. By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being played backward. Curio...
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Spam Alert!

Sept2014-6Dear All, You may be noticing a periodic increase in spam coming through to your Inbox.  We wanted to let you know that we are aware of this and working closely with Reflexion, our e-mail security partner, to address this. If you are interested in why this happening and what you may want to consider to try to minimize this, please read on.  If you are comfortable that we are working on this, you do not need to take the time to read the rest of this message.  We just like to be sure that you have all the information related to situations like this. There has been a global increase in spam over the last several weeks.  Specifically, these are targeted attacks that are se...
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Are You Using Videos To Onboard New Employees?

Sept2014-7Most small businesses give new team members an Employee Handbook that outlines (in approximately 43 mind-numbing pages) everything anyone needs to know about the company. We expect our new hires to read this brick and be ready to pick an insurance plan, a 401K choice, know the company dress code, code of conduct and even what they can and cannot do online. We often include a boring video for safety or sensitivity training. Many companies are now fast-tracking onboarding into a series of short videos that go through everything they need to know. It’s revolutionizing the new-hire onboarding process, and here’s why it’s such a great idea: 1.Your employees are already watching videos: Many spe...
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Shiny New Gadget of the Month

Sept2014-5  Jawbone UP   UP is a system, wristband + mobile app that tracks how you sleep, move and eat so you can know yourself better, make smarter choices and feel your best. Jawbone UP (and UP24, for those who like Bluetooth capabilities and real-time syncing with the app) helps you understand how you sleep, move and eat so you can make smarter choices; this little wristband keeps you in touch with your body and on top of your health. The new app displays movement and sleep, details and delivers insights, celebrates milestones and challenges you to make each day better. You can even team up with your friends in the UP app and share your accomplishments! Because you can achieve any...
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Green IT Item of the Month

GA  Junk Mail to Houseware:   Transform your snail-mail box’s contents into useful stuff for your kitchen with the Junk Press. This handy tool easily converts those pesky circulars in bowls. Read more!      
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