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ABC Computers eNewsletter

July 2010
In This Issue
4 Ways Virtualization Will Save You Money
Advanced Forecasting & Procurement Deliver Double Value to Corix
New Internet Fraud Alert Program In Effect
5 Most Common e-Commerce Site Mistakes
July Webcast: Excel Reporting for Dynamics
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 Release
Y2K Revisited
A Tale of Two Distributors
Send to a Colleague   
Office 2010 Offer
Learn how you can get Office 2010 free when you purchase Office 2007.
Complimentary Report
Learn how Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 can help wholesale distributors increase efficiencies, reduce cycle times and cost, and more.  Access this informative report now.
July Quick Quiz
  What was the first Windows edition named for a year instead of a version number?
Customer Comment
"One of ABC's greatest strengths is their product knowledge.  They'll think out of the box, but they'll advise you to do it in a way that makes the most sense. When I want the system to do something, I call them, and they tell me how it can be done, and done right."
Robert Newhart
Vice President/CIO
Single Source Inc.
Windows 7 Tips
Security Alert
Tips & Tricks
June Quick Quiz Answer & Winner
Question:  What high-tech mogul appeared on a 1995 cover of Time Magazine headlined "Master of the Universe"?
 Answer:  Bill Gates   
Winner: Sue Murray
Sue won an 8GB 2.0 USB  Flash Drive!
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General Inquiries
How much is your reputation worth? It's difficult to assign a monetary value to an intangible asset like "reputation." But chances are you've spent a great deal of time and effort building your company's good name. It's important because, hey, we all make mistakes. How we respond when a problem occurs is what makes the difference.
Recently, we've seen prestigious brand names such as Toyota, Goldman Sachs, and BP tarnished by PR disasters. It will take years for those companies to regain their customers' trust. When I think about that, and then how many companies go out of business each year, I feel incredibly fortunate that we've been in business for more than 25 years. More importantly, I'm proud to have a team that has earned a reputation for being dedicated to serving our clients' best interest. I assure you we will never take your trust for granted.
On behalf of the entire team at ABC, I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for placing your trust in us.
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Donavan Lane, CEO
ABC Computers
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4 Ways Virtualization Will Save You Money
Most articles about virtualization discuss the technology in the context of "big" business. They are glowing about the potential for "data center consolidation" or "reduced system maintenance expenses." Or, they rave about the prospects for a better disaster recovery plan, better security and extra flexibility for employees. What about the rest of us?  The good news is if you are a small or medium size business owner, there are plenty of short- and long-term benefits from virtualization.  And you don't need a big budget.  Read on to learn about four tangible benefits your company can realize by going "virtual".
Advanced Forecasting & Procurement Delivers Double Value to Corix
Corix Water Products has more than 150 users, 40 of which plan, purchase, and manage their inventory of 1.7 million SKUs across 33 branch locations, forecasting and fulfilling demand for thousands of customers.  Learn how Lanham's Advanced Forecasting and Procurement solution is a double whammy for Corix.
New Internet Fraud Alert to Help Rescue Stolen Account Credentials
InternetProtectionMicrosoft technology powers early reporting system to help protect consumers and businesses from fraud.  See how this early reporting program works to keep your vital information safe. Access this important Microsoft alert now.
5 Common e-Commerce Site Mistakes
So you're planning to sell your products on the Web. Know that it's not enough that your graphics are sharp, your content is fun and easy to read, and your online catalog is pretty darn spiffy. Your overall site design and infrastructure count, too.
How fast do your pages load? How navigable is your site? What about server capacity and browser compatibility?  Here are five of the most-common e-commerce site boo-boos.
July 21 Webcast: Excel Reporting for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP
Please join us for this free webcast to learn how Jet Reports can change the way your company gets information from Dynamics NAV or GP.
There is no cost to attend. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot today!
New Functionality in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
Microsoft recently provided a sneak peak of the new functionality that will be available Dynamics NAV 2009 NAV 2009 R2 .  It will deliver on the software-plus-services promise more quickly than scheduled, as well as include CRM integration and online payment service.  Learn about these and other benefits Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 customers will reap.
Y2K Revisited - Why Now Is the Right Time to Update Accounting Software
Ten years ago, the world held its collective breath at midnight on New Year's Eve, as the nineties ticked over and a new century was ushered in.  We were all worried about the Millennium Bug, that little glitch programmers at the dawn of computing unwittingly created by using two-digit dates instead of four-digit ones, so when the date "99" became "00" critical systems everywhere might believe the world had reverted to 1900. 
A lot has changed since then.  Today, the economic environment demands a much sharper focus on ROI justification before major investments in software are made. Here are two reasons now the time is right to update accounting software.
Dynamics NAV 2009: A Tale of Two Distributors
ReadytoShipHank is a supervisor for OldSkool Wholesale Distributors, and he's having a bad day - again.  Frank works for NuWay Wholesale Distributors, and his day is going just great.  Do you see yourself as Hank or Frank in your distribution business?  Want to learn why Frank's day is 'going great'?  Get the rest of the story.
Do you know another organization with business system issues?
It's true for any business-the absolute best new business prospects are referrals from current customers. It's easy to understand why. As a customer, you know what we can do better than anyone. And you are likely to have a sense of which of your friends' and colleagues' businesses would best be served by us. So we would be especially honored if you referred another company to us.  Please take a moment to think of another organization that could benefit from our services and drop us a note .  And thank you sincerely in advance for the recommendation.
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About ABC Computers 
ABC Computers is a business technology solutions provider that specializes in the deployment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, network engineering, hardware and business consulting services. We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with a team of certified engineers, developers, and application consultants. Over the last 25 years, ABC Computers has developed reputation for helping clients achieve their goals by first listening and learning about their business, and only then recommending a solution. 
Donavan Lane, as well as each team member of ABC, is totally dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Thus our commitment to setting up Business Solutions...Your Way.