September 2016 Tech Flash

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Sep 29, 2016 12:04:00 PM


FB_image_SEPT.jpgOur goal at River Run is to keep our clients' networks and computers up and running. We believe that the steps we take and the processes we implement are the best options for our clients. We continue to look for products and solutions that will keep their networks safe, secure and reliable. 

Welcome to the September edition of the Tech Flash. Here is where you will find articles and information to keep you informed on industry news as well as River Run happenings. If you have additional articles or information you would like to see made available to others, please send them to us! 

Feel free to share this with others! If you know other businesses that need our assistance, send them our way. We greatly appreciate referrals!



Light the Night Walk 2016

The Team at River Run is fund raising and organizing a team in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night ® Walk on October 6, 2016.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night ® Walk funds research to find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.

Coming together for a common goal, friends, families and co-workers form fund raising walk teams. Millions of consumers also help by donating at retail outlets. Culminating in inspirational and memorable evening walks every fall, participants in nearly 200 communities across North America join together carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer.

River Run was able to participate in the event in 2015 and is looking forward to another well attended event on October 6. Want to be involved? If you are interested in donating to this cause or want to start your own walking team, follow this link.


500 Million Users Affected by Yahoo Data Breach by 

Announced last week, 500 million Yahoo email accounts were hacked in 2014.

The theft may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers, Yahoo said.

For the full story, click here.


Phishing Attempt via Email 

Recently, River Run Computers discovered a phishing attempt that tried to target a distribution email group via email. 
As a reminder to all our clients, do not click on email links from people or companies you do not recognize.  

The following email came to one of our contact groups and was quickly identified as malware. When further investigated, our Security Team was able to determine that this email linked to a malware website that could cause damage to your system.


If you receive an email similar to this that tries to lure you into clicking on a link, DO NOT CLICK IT. Simply delete the email or mark it as spam.

To further protect your company, you can forward this email onto our security team to determine if such an email really is a malware attack. Click here for our Security Team email.



Phone Photography 101: How to Take Good Pictures With Your Phone by hubspot

18 Tips and Tricks to take better photos

Thanks to our mobile devices and the editing apps that come with them, we can now take high quality photos and edit them without too many bells and whistles -- all from the same device that we use to make calls.

But taking good photos isn't always as easy as we think! Here are 18 Tips and Tricks to help you take better photos from your mobile device!

For the full story, click here!



6 Benefits to Outsourcing Your IT

As your company grows or expands, so does your need for reliable technology. Without the assistance of a professional IT company, simple projects may not go as expected! 

Here are 6 benefits of why outsourcing your IT services will help your business grow!


  1. Profitability: An IT firm can be a key factor in improving your company’s net worth by reducing downtime and making sure your network is up and running.

  2. Decreases a company’s overhead: Outsourcing eliminates the cost of hiring a new employee. (training, health insurance, retirement plans, salary related taxes, etc.)

  3. Allows a company to stay focused: Hiring an IT firm allows you to focus on your area of expertise, while the IT firm can focus on theirs.

  4. Access to high-class IT specialists: Instead of just the knowledge of one person, you gain an entire team of professionals who have made a career out of technology through training, certifications and experience.

  5. Free up internal resources: Allows having someone in your office who is “pretty good” with computers, to concentrate on their specialty as it pertains to your business. 

  6. Advanced technologies: Access to innovative technologies allows your company to stay abreast of new industry developments.

If you are interested in learning more about how River Run Computers can help your business, give us a call at: 414-228-7474. We would love to talk to you!



HiRes.jpgWhat's new at River Run?

Meet Scott Casey!

We are excited to introduce Scott Casey to our team! Scott is our newest Assistant Technical Services Manager (ATSM). He will be assisting Teams Gemini and Orion. Scott has a background in Sales Support and is proficient in finding new solutions and making improvements to the client experience. We are excited to welcome Scott to our team!

inSight ASG

Are you looking for additional training or consulting on specific software products? Are you interested in learning more about Office 365? We can help!

Our inSight ASG team has been working with many of our clients to give them the training and education that they need to excel in their business. Let us know what topics you may be interested in and we can arrange for some training sessions!

Thanks for reading our September Tech Flash! Hope you enjoyed the articles! Please contact us by email or phone with any questions or suggestions!


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