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Copeland Data News - January, 2010

Welcome!

Happy New Year 2010We have turned the corner to the start of a new year and the start of a new decade. While we may look back to learn from our past as well as reminisce about the good old days, we may recognize that many of us are truly are in a different world of business today. As we plant ourselves firmly in this environment, we need to arm ourselves with our tried and true business principles and ideals, our energy and vigor, and the toolsets of technology to compete in this world that we have in front of us today.

With this in mind, please review our latest edition of Copeland Data News. As always, if you have any questions or concerns – please drop us a note.

Thank you,

Tom

In this issue of Copeland Data News

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Windows 7

Windows 7Windows 7, which was released in October, has hit the ground running and is destined to be "the #1 desktop in business and on the home front" over the next 5 years. In so many ways, Windows 7 is turning out to be "What Microsoft Vista should have been".

In most cases, a PC that is currently running Windows XP cannot be easily upgraded to Windows 7. In addition, the hardware requirements of Windows 7 may make for trying to use your current hardware with Windows 7 an impossibility.

Consider Windows 7 for all future hardware purchases. That being said, you will want to do your homework to make sure the applications you run (and the versions you have) will run Windows 7 properly. Older printers and scanners, likewise, may need to be replaced as many vendors are not writing compatible drivers for older equipment. Therefore, keep all this in mind as you contemplate a new hardware purchase.  If you would to learn more about Windows 7, go to www.microsoft.com/windows7.

Using Chat for Support

Support at Copeland Data Systems has been recently enhanced. In addition to calling us on the phone, using CDS Online (Web) and using CDS Desktop, our customers can also contact us using CDS Chat.

CDS Chat SupportCDS Chat is available to our customers on our website and can instantly connect you to our resources for any Networking, Web, Business Software or Sales questions. Please consider using CDS Chat at www.copelanddata.com the next time you have a need as you will find this resource easy to use and timely to execute.

You can consider using Chat as a medium for your customers and prospects to reach and interact with you. It is easy to implement and cost-effective as well. If you would like to know more about Chat and how it can be used in your organization, please let us know.

Odds and Ends

> Wi-Fi NWireless devices like routers and network cards now have a new standard to live by. 802.11n, is now officially a standard. Devices have been previously sold with 802.11n in place, before it was a standard. However, 802.11n is now official. This means that all future purchases of wireless Wi-Fi routers should be based on 802.11n which is compatible with 802.11g clients. With the stability of 802.11n, some folks in the industry see it as a method to start to replace the "hard" cable that is running through offices everywhere.
> Microsoft Office 2010Microsoft’s latest Office offering, Office 2010, will be available in the first half of the year in 2010. Who would have thought?. Hear more about it at http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/default.aspx.
> Document ManagementDocument Management can be integrated into your systems.

Documents that can be associated with a given customer, for instance, can be accessed through your system, whether the document is a Word Document or an E-mail.

Please let us know if you would like to learn more or if you want to see a live demo.

> Microsoft Exchange 2010Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that simplify administration, protect your communications, and meet demand for greater business mobility. With new deployment and storage options, enhanced inbox management capabilities, and e-mail archiving built-in, Exchange Server 2010 helps you lower costs and enhance business outcomes.  You can find out more about Exchange 2010 HERE.
> What cell phone should you upgrade to? Messaging using a cell phone is key today for many users. For those users who want access to corporate email from an Exchange Server, choosing a Smartphone that supports this is critical. Apple’s iPhone does this well, as does the new Motorola Droid.  All phones based on the Windows Mobile Operating system also work "out of the box". Blackberry can offer this integration with the addition of B.E.S. software on the server.
> Kaspersky Anti-VirusAntivirus protection has been changing. What was once a small piece of software installed on a desktop to monitor Virus activity has turned into large, consuming processes looking for everything – from Spyware to Spam. There has been a price for this in terms of performance. Many users are rethinking this. For the home front, Microsoft Security Essentials has been a top performer given the smaller footprint. In the office,  Trend’s Antivirus offerings have bloated, making way for other products like Kaspersky Anti-Virus to gain popularity.
> Copeland Data Systems has been nominated for the third year to the Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award (buffalobusinessethics.org) . We applaud every organization that maintains ethics as its principal foundation.
> We have a fresh coat of paint on our website at www.copelanddata.com. It may be time to relook and re-critique your website presence. Does your site need refreshed content, a new look and feel, or new functionality?
> Google AppsMany businesses have been scrambling to try to keep email running effectively with Microsoft Exchange and other Email products. Mailbox sizes and backup are certainly challenges. Google is in the enterprise/small business segment now offering a replacement to Exchange – Google Apps. Why not consider getting business level Email Services from the cloud with Google Apps?  Many business entities did just that – including the entire City of Los Angeles. Want more information - click HERE?

Company Profile: Conquest Gold

Conquest GoldConquest Gold, known as Conquest Bullion, Inc , is a supplier and refiner of gold, silver, platinum and palladium for the investor. Conquest Gold's goal is to provide individual investors the most convenient method of buying gold.  Conquest's point-and-click simplicity is revolutionary in the gold investment arena.  Payment may be made with a credit card or on a pre-established investment account.

Investors are increasingly looking into Precious Metals as an investment as gold, silver, platinum and palladium have been increasing in value over time, fairing very well when compared to traditional stocks.

Copeland Data Systems has been involved with the design and implementation of the Conquest Gold website as well as the internal systems used to fulfill the business generated by the sale of Precious Metals.

You can find more information on Conquest Gold at www.conquestgold.com. You also may want to consider an investment in precious metals for yourself.

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