As of April 30th, we disconnected our fax number. Over the last few years, we average 4 relevant faxes per year.  All the other faxes we received were spam. So we cancelled our fax line and if we need to receive a fax, we’ll sign up with a free fax service. Hello Fax allows you to receive 5 pages per month for free. http://www.hellofax.com/content/pricing?promo_code=FOREM. And…

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Last week, an unknown company, by the name of Epsilon was breached and had thousands of email addresses were stolen from them.  Epsilon is responsible for the email marketing of 55 companies, including Best Buy, Target, and Brookstone, etc.. If you are a customer of any other these companies, you should: – Be cautious of any…

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Like most of you, at my desk I have the following equipment plugged into a surge protector: – PC (that’s always on due to offsite backups) – Two large monitors – Lamp (Switch to an LED bulb instead of an incandescent bulb) – Printer – Phone & Tablet chargers In an effort to conserve energy, I…

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Published in CRN (Computer Reseller News) VARs Behaving Badly (August 2010) SMS Solution Providers See 2010 Sales Rebound (August 2010) D&H VARs Size Up SMB Market, Vista, Competition (August 2006) Small-Business VARs Sound Off (September 2002) Dell’s White-Box Play (August 2002)

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“If you accept the idea that work is infinite and time is finite, you realize you have to manage your time and not your work.” Jim Collins, Inc Magazine

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My Inbox has (0, zero, zilch, nada) emails in it as of today!!!  The last time I accomplished this feat was probably 4 years ago.  If you are like me, you use your Inbox as a reminder of  open tasks. However, when your Inbox starts to grow above 100 items, ANXIETY sets in every morning when you…

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In keeping with the natural progression of business communications, Ferreira Group will no longer email Newsletters to its loyal subscribers. I don’t know about you, but my Inbox is already full of stuff I have to do and stuff I have to read.  We’ve decided instead to put regular Blog entries on our newly redesigned website that…

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Mass 201 CMR 17.00 (ID Theft Regulation) As of March 1st, 2010, Massachusetts will implement one of the toughest data protection laws. This new regulation will apply to any business that captures and/or transmits personal information. If you obtain a person’s name and any one of these attributes, then this law could apply to you:…

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I’m pleased to report that the results went better than expected. Within the first day and a half, over 95% of our clients responded that they received the initial test Statement from QuickBooks. The following week, a few more people replied that they were away on vacation and had received the test. I also had…

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The Ferreira Group is making a concerted effort to reduce, reuse and recycle. This page will discuss the various actions we are doing to go “Green”. Hopefully, through the knowledge we gain during this effort, we will be able to share our experiences with our clients, allowing them to potentially reduce their costs, increase productivity…

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