In this issue:
Did You Miss Out
on Our Free Lunch and Learn?
Toys for Techs
A Limited Time
Advisors are Avoiding Microsoft Vista
Are Paper Forms
A Neat Clock
Did You Miss Out on Our
Free Lunch and Learn?
We invited many of our local
clients to a free lunch and learn session, but
it snowed and the attendance was poor. Fret
not! You can now get an update from the
convenience of your own browser!
Symantec and Iron Horse want
to introduce you to an entirely new way of
looking at protecting your business network from
multiple threats with Symantec Endpoint
Protection, the successor to Symantec
Antivirus. As security threats evolve, so too
must the methods to combat them across all our
endpoints. While anti-virus protection was once
enough to secure your environment, today's
complex threats require multiple protection
Please join us Thursday,
December 20th at 11 am Eastern and learn how
Endpoint Protection can help you protect your
valuable data from harm. And, get a FREE coffee
out of it! See more details and the attendance
link by going to <http://www.ih-online.com>
and clicking on the large Symantec graphic on
the right hand side of the page. If you would,
please e mail us if you plan to attend and we'll
send you a reminder right before the seminar
And, if you can't make THIS
seminar, contact us and we'll be sure we find
some way to get you the information you need.
Toys for Techs
It is time once again to
think of Toys for Techs, something for your
business that someone would just love to have
and might be useful as well. For more on how to
pick a good tech toy, see <http://www.ih-online.com/hs62.html>
and for some ideas on tech toys from 2004
(amazing since many of them haven't changed) see
A Limited Time Special
You want to be able to show
off what your new toy can do, right? Well, you
can if you buy a new printer from Iron Horse.
To make room in the office, Iron Horse needs to
clear out some printers and multifunction units
from Xerox, Lexmark, and Okidata. You can have
them at prices significantly below our normally
good values. These deals are first come, first
serve, and some of the ones we had to offer are
gone. Sorry. We also have a Cisco switch and
some Intel processors you might like as well on
special. Go to <http://www.ih-online.com>
and click on the graphic on the left hand side
that says "Specials" for more information. If
you don't see something you want, call us.
We'll help you get what you need.
Investment Advisors Are
Avoiding Microsoft Vista
Due to compatibility issues,
investment advisors are avoiding Microsoft
With the anticipated release
of Service Pack 1 in 2008 and some rewrites of
programs, more people will be able to switch to
the new operating system in 2008. But, if they
want to use older or current software,
investment advisors, and many other
businesspeople, are getting more bang for their
buck by sticking with XP for now.
Are Paper Forms a
You fill them out all the
time, but it is even worse when you are on the
receiving end of all those forms. You want to
make sure the data is valid and entered without
transcription errors. Why not make those forms
digital and intelligent? You could:
- Validate data as it was
- Eliminate the error prone
- Deal with more complex
logic than most paper forms could handle,
like checking for drug
interactions or a conflicting work order.
- Take in information more
quickly and deal with it more effectively, like
with an insurance claim or request for
- Eliminate the time it takes
to find a particular form by putting that
information on line.
- Design forms in a fraction
of the time it takes you to do so now and
"distribute" them worldwide to desktops,
laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
- Do things with a form you
can't possibly do with paper like add pictures
or automatically add GPS information, which
works well in disaster recovery situations,
documenting insurance claims, or other
- Take this information and
feed it back into mapping applications to see
the results in that geography.
- Track trucks, people, or
packages along routes or route and schedule
using data you collect.
- Sign off on work or
delivery and have the completed document
available almost immediately.
- And more!
If this sounds interesting,
surf to <http://www.geoage.com>
and then contact Iron Horse. Paper is still
useful. Archiving scads of forms isn't.
A Neat Clock
To see a little bit more than
the time, visit this site:
Stirk, Iron Horse firstname.lastname@example.org