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| March 2011 - Full Edition
||Year 13 Issue 3
|Your full service technology partner!
|From The Editor
Happy New Year! ...what?
This month we start sending our monthly eMag again! We skipped Jan/Feb while we revamped our newsletter approach to further support the separating of Prestwood IT (the business) from our online community for I.T. professionals. Now our eMag features content exclusively from our online community. Optionally, you can add our business content to your eMag but the content is turned off by default.
Expert guidance from working professionals!
IT Water-Cooler for Power-Users topic:
Stamp Out Spam
by Vicki Nelson
How to fight back against spam and reclaim your inbox. As you may know, the volume of spam messages sent across the Internet
has reached epidemic levels. Some industry experts estimate that three
out of every five e-mail messages that are sent today are spam. The spam
epidemic is costing companies, professionals, and individual users
considerable amounts of time, money, and resources.
What is spam, and what can I do about it? Spam
is generally defined as an unsolicited mailing, usually sent to many
recipients. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious
products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services. Spam costs
the sender very little to send. Most of the costs are paid by the
recipient or the carriers rather than the sender. Some effective methods
for preventing your e-mail address from being captured, sold or abused
by spammers in the full version of this article. Click the title to read more.
Role-Based Tech Talk topic:
Crash, Bomb, Hang, and Deadlock
by Scott Wehrly
This article explores and defines the following terms: crash, bomb, hang, deadlock, exception, fatal error, and blue screen of death.
Off Shoring topic:
Off-shoring: You CAN fight back!
by Wes Peterson
Are you fed up with calling a company and finding yourself speaking to somebody in a foreign country?
I am, and I've just learned of an effective way to fight back, help return jobs to America, and keep them here.
The best part? We don't have to wait for government to do a thing.
New Client Area topic (classic post):
Smaller Is Sometimes Better!
by Mike Prestwood
What is the advantage of working with a smaller consulting firm like Prestwood versus a Big 5 IT consulting firm?
Prestwood Portfolio topic (classic post):
Employee Handbook Writer: Prestwood Portfolio
by Wes Peterson
Prestwood specializes in custom business solutions.
Employee Handbook Writer, distributed by the California Chamber of Commerce, was a particularly challenging project with very gratifying results.