Governor Abbott’s Phase 2 of reopening Texas

Governor Abbott’s Latest Orders Here are my notes on Governor Abbott’s press conference today, announcing Phase 2 of reopening Texas: ○ Effective immediately: massage establishments, and other businesses licensed under Chapter 455 Occupations Code may operate. Personal care and beauty services not already open may operate. ○ Effective immediately: childcare other than youth camps may

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Dropbox

Konica Minolta’s bizhub Connector for Dropbox App Now Supports Dropbox Business  May 12, 2020 News Ramsey, NJ – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce the immediate availability of Dropbox Business for its bizhub product line. The updated bizhub Connector for Dropbox app now allows access to Dropbox Business from existing

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Cypress Creek & Flooding

Find Your Watershed  ⁄  Cypress Creek  ⁄  T.C. Jester Stormwater Detention Basin K500-23-00 T.C. JESTER STORMWATER DETENTION BASIN K500-23-00 T.C. JESTER STORMWATER DETENTION BASIN K500-23-00 Recent Actions April 21, 2020 – Initial cultural and environmental assessments completed. April 6, 2020 – Temporarily closures for construction safety reasons begin as part of additional environmental assessments of the future basin site. March 10,

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New stay-at-home order

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed a new stay-at-home order Saturday, just two days after the statewide stay-at-home order expired Thursday April 30. Hidalgo announced that non-essential Harris County businesses and others that were not reopened by Gov. Greg Abbott’s order are to remain closed through May 20. “We need to

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Network Security News

Wakefield Research published survey results: 32% = know what malware is 35% = know what email phishing is 25% = know what ransomware is 8% = know what cryptomining is 83% = claim to use antivirus software 80% = back up data 48% = have never looked into the security of their work device 25%

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Banning some Tech Platforms?

Lexmark to be banned by feds? S. senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) plan to introduce a new bill aimed at banning federal employees from using tech platforms that are under the influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) This could include products from Lexmark (owned by Ninestar of China), Lenovo, Tencent, Huawei

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Document Management Survey

Survey on document management Research published by Simpler Media Group of IT management staff What is “very important” digital workplace technology 73% = document management 3% = enterprise search 4% = group chat/team collaboration tools 5% = knowledge management 4% = mobile enablement 9% = artificial intelligence 6% = believe that current document management is

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Firmware Update

Ricoh firmware to prevent non-OEM toner Issued a firmware update for Ricoh IM C series and some MP C series of color laser printer/MFPs Firmware runs update automatically without requiring prior authorization from customer Ricoh will be able to verify chip in toner cartridge and if it does not match it will automatically block device

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CDC update – Symptoms of Covid-19

Symptoms of Coronavirus Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. A guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care. Self-Check Watch for symptoms People with COVID-19 have had a

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Stimulus check status tracker

RS stimulus check status tracker is now online | Here’s what you need to know You may already have the money in your bank account, or it may still be on the way. Here’s how you can track the payment. Author: Doug Delony Published: 6:25 AM CDT April 13, 2020 Updated: 12:00 AM CDT April 21, 2020 HOUSTON

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Harris County Mask Order

53 MINUTES AGO This is why a mask order was put in place, according to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Harris County Judge said a new mask order will go into effect April 27. (KPRC 2) HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed an order that would make wearing masks in public mandatory for Harris County starting Monday.

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Stop the Flooding

Action along Cypress Creek While our attention is riveted on the hazard of the coronavirus, we must remember the clock is still ticking on catastrophic flooding along Cypress Creek.  Since the year 2000 we have had 7 floods and nothing has changed to prevent another.  What is happening now? While many of you have seen

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COVID-19 in our area

      County/City Total Cases Active Cases Deaths Recoveries Austin 12 8 4 Brazoria 345 151 3 191 Brazos 177 101 16 60 Chambers 36 16 20 Colorado 8 5 3 Fort Bend 870 748 18 104 Galveston 479 243 20 216 Grimes 10 6 1 3 Harris 2195 1254 45 896 Houston 2948

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Face Masks Required

HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo officially announced that she will require county residents to wear masks or face-covering in public. Hidalgo’s order will go into effect on April 27 and will last for 30 days. Children under 10 will be exempt from the order. Crossed 5,000 cases for all of Harris County/City: 41 new

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Konica Minolta involved in healthier people

Walk, sleep, even smell better with IT gadgets The Yomiuri Shimbun An insole developed by NEC Corp. analyzes how users walk. 11:22 am, March 07, 2020 The Yomiuri ShimbunHealth is on everyone’s minds, and electronics companies are putting their energy into helping people maintain it using cutting-edge technologies. With work style reforms among the reasons

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Industry News

Toshiba postpones fiscal year statement plans to postpone the announcement of its consolidated financial resulted for fiscal 2019 to end of May, 2020 due to potential delays in completing accounting procedures at some overseas subsidiaries due to lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic as well as a reduction of business days in the company and

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Fax

IRS to use fax to solve issues Is requesting that companies to fax in tax forms on paper Most IRS employees are working from home during COVID-19 pandemic, so are unable to access mail sent to IRS offices Can not accept scan to email “There is so much mail that the post office can not

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Tech of the Month – February 2020

I would like to congratulate Miguel for earning Konica Minolta’s “Tech of the Month” for February 2020.  Miguel maintained a 93% FCE (First Call Effectiveness) and Miguel’s average customer response time was 1.6 hours. Thank you for doing a great job of taking care of OSOT customers!!!   Sincerely,   Robert     Servicing Konica

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Ability to do Business

The nightly news has provided a plethora of statistics regarding the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in regards to newly diagnosed cases, the mortality rate; its impact on the availability of hospital beds, ventilators and N95 masks; geographic penetration, age, gender and race characteristics. Not to mention the impact on our economy via lost

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Security

IBM report on security states: Average total cost of a data breach is now $3.92 million Average cost of lost revenue is $1.42 million Healthcare industry average total cost is $6.45 million or $429 per record Average size of breach involves 25,575 records Average cost per record of $150 Average time to discover breach is

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Klein ISD Update

Dear Klein ISD Families and Community: We hope that you are all safe and healthy at home. We have the following updates for you: A message of grace and gratitude from Dr. McGown Lessons for next week Join us for Facebook Live | Thursday, April 16, 10:30 am Census Questions Message of grace and gratitude

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Texas Association of Business News

$250 billion for Coronavirus’ small business loans-BLOCKED Senators failed to pass a roughly $250 billion funding bill to bolster the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program amid disagreements over additional funding for COVID-19 response efforts. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attempted to pass additional funding for the PPP by voice vote during a “pro

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Security?

Was your company one of thousands instructed to work from home without prior warning, planning, or provisioning? As predicted, the coronavirus pandemic is actively being exploited by cybercriminals everywhere. What can your business do to protect your workforce now, and for the future?

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