Are you ready to put your feet on the Ground
and your head in the Cloud?
We are back with another fun, education Business Seminar. Join us on March 14 for
Introduction to Cloud Computing: What is it and
What does it mean to my business?
This workshop was rolled out in South Florida last year to rave reviews. Here is what participants had to say.
“Jon’s cloud workshop was not only the most informative one I have been too, but it was also the most entertaining. An hour went by in the blink of an eye. Everyone will find value attending this workshop.”
“Outstanding job this morning Jonathan! I am always impressed by your presentation skills, but today was as informative as it was entertaining. Not only did I learn a lot, but I feel that much more empowered to speak ‘Cloud Computing’.”
“Exceeded expectations. Great walk through of the history from the Industrial Revolution to The Cloud.”
Why Every Business Should Consider Digital Assets Protection
Interview with The Master of Disaster and Steve Breitbart
I recently sat down with Steve Breitbart of Cypress Insurance to find out what’s new in market that Business Owners may not be aware of. We discussed Digital Assets Protection. This is a relatively new insurance product that every business should look at. If you are using Cloud Computing like the Virtual Hosted Office from Connections or maintain servers onsite, Digital Assets Protection can mean the difference between keeping the doors open and going out of business after a significant data loss.
Watch this interview to learn more.
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Our intrepid bloggers of note, Jonathan Garber and sidekick Rocco (The World’s Youngest Corporate Video Blogger) were both recently nominated for the Movers and Shakers Award presented by Business Leader Magazine. Jonathan won but wouldn’t accept without Rocco at his side.
Each year, Business Leader honors the up-and-coming leaders of the South and West through their Movers & Shakers Awards. Winners are either C-level executives of up-and-coming companies or up-coming leaders of larger more established companies. Award acknowledge Dedication to Community and Excellence in Leadership.
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Rocco, The World’s Youngest Corporate Video Blogger is Back!
Joined again by Insurance Expert Steve Breitbart
Plucky Pint-Sized Reporter, Rocco is back on the road. She sat down for an interview with Steve Breitbart of Cypress Insurance to explore what lessons businesses and individuals can learn from Superstorm Sandy. Many people assume their Property and Casualty or Windstorm Insurance would have protected them. But without proper Flood Insurance, they’ve been left holding the bag.
Look out for our next interview with Steve on Digital Assets Protection. Any business using Cloud Computing or storing vital data will want to watch this.
A local company leads the way in
Green Business Commitment
I recently saw an article in the South Florida Business Journal about Earth Friendly Products’ move to a new manufacturing facility. That wouldn’t be out of the ordinary until they detailed the many fantastic Green choices they made to reduce the carbon footprint of the plant. These include energy efficient lighting, plumbing even 180 solar panels on the roof! The full list is long so watch the video for more ideas. Earth Friendly Products manufactures the Ecos line of plant-based green household cleaning products. I was pleased to find out not only that they manufacture right here in South Florida but are outstanding environmental citizens.
After a quick call to General Manager, Zuly Navarro, I was on my way to their office for an interview and tour.
If you are a business leader who is willing to share your vision with my viewers and have your company highlighted on The Master of Disaster, please send me a note. If you know of an outstanding organization that should be featured here, let me know.
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Thank you to the Connections Team and
our extended Connections Family
Connections for Business is proud to have received the Fast Tech award from the South Florida Business Journal. Fast Tech recognizes the 25 Fastest Growing Tech Companies in South Florida. The awards were presented at a breakfast event held Oct. 18 at the Westin, Fort Lauderdale. The event was presented by BGT Partners, with corporate sponsor Daszkal Bolton LLP and technology sponsor Comcast Business Class.
Another Successful Workshop
Thanks to You!
Wow! I just finished another successful Intro to Cloud Computing Workshop. I want to thank all the participants. Your energy and interaction made it the success it was. I truly appreciate the valuable feedback you shared with me on the evaluations. The easiest way for me to express my appreciation is in a song. But, to spare you that, I just made a video.
Thank you again. If you would like to contact me to request a Cloud Readiness Assessment or to discuss producing a Joint Venture Workshop, email me here or call (954) 624-9526
All the best,
Jonathan Garber, The Master of Disaster
What is Cloud Computing?
How did we get here?
Most importantly, what does it mean to me?
When: Wednesday August 22, 2012
Time: 8:30am -- 10:00am (8:30 breakfast & networking, 9:00-10:00 workshop)
Where: Connections for Business 2843 Pembroke Road Hollywood FL 33020
RSVP: Yes Please. Send me an email at this link Cloud Workshop RSVP
Want to know more? Watch this short video.
I’ll see you at the workshop.
Can You See Me Now?
While it would be easy to write, this is not another article about the importance of anti-virus and security. The threats that lurk on the Internet have been well-communicated over the years. Connecting an unprotected computer to the Internet or to an office network is digital Russian roulette. It is critical to have each inter-connected computer up-to-date with anti-virus software. Maintaining updated computer and antivirus software helps to protect you from 1,000s of online threats including…DOOMSDAY!
Digital Doomsday is July 9, 2012. Before stockpiling food and water it is important to understand the history of Digital Doomsday. The story behind Digital Doomsday reads like a modern day spy story.
In late 2011, the FBI – working in coordination with international authorities – arrested six people responsible for creating and distributing a new Trojan/virus named DNS changer. Unfortunately, the group was very successful in spreading this virus globally to more than 100 countries and possibly millions of computer systems. This virus changed computer DNS settings – the settings which guide you on the Internet – on each infected computer system. This group used the changed settings to direct the computers to their own systems. Instead of using good, reliable settings to lookup technical information on the Internet, the infected computer used the “bad” settings to search. The “bad” settings directed people to incorrect web pages and many less-than-desirable locations on the Internet. This one little change means an infected computer system can be mis-directed to
anywhere the cyber criminals desire.
Once the criminals were in custody, the FBI came up with a plan to help temporarily fix the situation. The “bad”
servers providing DNS were converted to “good” servers. This conversion meant that the correct, validated information was being sent and received across the Internet. Websites were connecting and computers were communicating properly.
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. Effective July 9, 2012, the “good’ replacement servers are scheduled to
be taken offline. That means each infected computer will no longer be able to find or connect to ANYTHING on the Internet. Essentially, it will be an Internet blackout on each computer system that has been infected. The key is to understand the problem and to take the necessary steps now – should a system be infected – by correcting the DNS settings. You don’t want to be taken by surprise on your home computer system and find yourself in an Internet black hole next month. Some resources are listed below about the DNS changer and Digital Doomsday. – Jeff Eisenhower, Director of Technical Services