Issue No. 26September 2014

ModernBiz – Make Technology a Business Advantage

The right technology can be a major differentiator for small and midsize businesses. Modernizing your IT infrastructure can set you apart from your competitors, whatever size they may be. A recent study from Boston Consulting Group found that technology leaders – defined as businesses who adopt new technology early, far out perform their peers in the marketplace. They create jobs almost twice as fast as other small and midsize businesses, and they increase annual revenues 15% faster than their peers.

From cloud computing to the explosion in mobile devices, navigating today’s technology landscape can be difficult. This is were KTS can help. Microsoft has designed a solution to address the most pressing challenges of businesses, and KTS can help you find and implement the solutions that are best for your business.

With our experience and expertise in helping small and midsize organizations – and software solutions from Microsoft – we can help you make technology a business advantage.

You can choose your own path to the “modern business” with flexible solutions that address specific goals.

  • Empower your people to work together from anywhere
  • Keep data protected-on your mobile devices, your server, and the cloud
  • Get a more flexible IT platform that can turn on a dime to meet changing business needs

 

If you have outdated software that is approaching end of support, such as Windows XP, Office 2003, or Windows Server 2003, now is the time to modernize your IT.

If you are interested in modernizing IT for your business or have questions regarding software you use that is approaching end of support, please contact our Support Desk.

 

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2977629)

This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and thirty-six privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory, and by adding additional permission validations to Internet Explorer.

This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6 through Internet Explorer 11 on affected Windows clients, and Moderate for Internet Explorer 6 through Internet Explorer 11 on affected Windows servers.

Recommendation

Make certain you have automatic updating enabled in Windows and that these updates are being downloaded and installed on a regular basis.

For enterprise installations, or administrators and end users who want to install this security update manually (including customers who have not enabled automatic updating), Kazmarek recommends contacting our Support Desk to have the update applied immediately.

If you have questions regarding the Security Update or Internet Explorer,need assistance installing or locating on your computer, please contact our Support Desk.