Tuesday, March 9, 2010

FREE Security Consultation - VIPRE Premium!

If you are a client of ODI and/or if you have been following our blog, you may have heard us talk about VIPRE. VIPRE is an Antivirus and Antispyware program developed by Sunbelt Software in Clearwater FL. If you are already using the system, you know why we swear by it.

Recently Sunbelt released an all new version called VIPRE Premium. This version incorporates new technologies and additional layers of security to offer you unsurpassed protection --keep your computer system(s) safe and secure from malicious software and internet-borne threats. Some of these new features include an enhanced firewall, web filtering with the ability to block known bad sites, and intrusion detection and prevention.

In an upcoming blog, we will talk more about these different points of protection and why they are essential. At ODI we are committed to enhancing our client’s security and are here to help ensure that your computers and network remain safe from outside intrusion. ODI has partnered with Sunbelt Software to be able to provide our clients with this cutting edge technology. Don’t wait until your system(s) and data have been compromised! Contact us for a FREE Security Consultation for your computer or network, to verify that your current security solutions are doing the job.

Sunbelt offers a wide range of security products for home users, as well as small to large businesses—all of which are extremely competitively priced. Contact us today for a free quote.

ODI is offering a special promotion now through April – receive a FREE copy of this software with your next security-related service call. Simply call or email our office (info@odiconsulting.com ) to book an ODI technician and mention the Vipre Promo*. Your technician will install this software FREE of charge!

*Vipre Promo valid with any billable system service call. Promo must be requested at time of service call booking.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kids in Manatee and around world log on for World Math Day

Check out this news article from the Bradenton Herald!
~Kids in Manatee and around world log on for World Math Day~

Math x millions = fun - Education - BradentonHerald.com

What a great way to encourage our children to look past generations of boundries and meet and learn with other children from across the world!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A little good news for small businesses?

A little good news on the ‘small business’ front!!! (See article about employment figures for small business).
Written and posted originally from Chris Crum of Smallbusinessnewz:

Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Intuit, the software vendor responsible for such popular financial software like Quicken, QuickBooks, and TurboTax, has released its monthly report, the Small Business Employment Index. The main finding of this month's report is that small businesses are showing signs of an economic rebound. The findings were based on data from businesses with fewer than 20 employees (87% of the total US private employer base). Do you think employment is turning around? "Employment for these small businesses began trending upward in mid-2009, a good sign for the overall economy," said Dr. Susan Woodward, the economist who worked with Intuit to create the index.

"This index is an indicator that the small business employment situation may be getting better," she added. "Small businesses generally recover faster than larger businesses because they begin hiring sooner than big businesses. To see these figures showing a rise in employment at small businesses is very heartening at a time when good news is scarce."

Employment among these businesses has declined overall since December 2007, but the most recent month-over-month change was up 0.2% (on a "seasonally adjusted basis"). It is only the latest in an upward trend since mid-2009. According to Intuit's findings, employment grew nearly 0.8% over the past eight months, which is 1.1% at an annual rate, translating into nearly 40,000 new jobs for February and about 150,000 new jobs since June 2009.

Intuit also found that monthly average compensation per employee has been flat since September 2008, and it remained relatively flat in February at $2,559, down by 0.1% compared to January. Hourly employees worked an average of 101.4 hours in February. Intuit surveyed about 50,000 small businesses to obtain this information.