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May 21, 2009
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Report: School Security Efforts Still Missing the Mark
from SecurityInfoWatch.com
Security solutions provider CDW-Government (CDW-G) announced the findings of its annual School Safety Index on Monday and despite making some improvements with regards to physical and IT security, the survey found that most schools are failing to keep pace with the number of breaches they’ve suffered. More

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Companies Object to Google Policy on Trademarks
from The New York Times
Owners say the practice abuses their brands, confuses customers and increases their cost of doing business; Legal experts say companies face long odds of winning. More

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Deadbolt Locks Home-use Models Boost Sales in Key Markets
from Global Sources
China suppliers of mechanical door locks are cultivating the repair and replacement market to prop up business from residential-use models, particularly in North America. Companies are tapping growth opportunities in this segment to balance out losses from the shrinking new-build market. Despite the economic crisis, demand for locks adopted in home maintenance and renovation remains steady, thanks largely to the continued interest in structural security upgrades. More

Evolution of IP-based Surveillance Technology: Enhanced Security, Greater Peace of Mind
from SecuritySource.com
The world of IP-based technology is constantly evolving and the video security market has leaped forward in tandem with this. In light of both cost and ease of installation, we are seeing a huge technological shift towards video surveillance over IP. This allows a security camera to be installed anywhere an IT network is in place, without the need for another set of cabling to be put in place. In addition, a move towards ‘Power over Ethernet' is adding to these benefits. More

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SBA Announces Emergency Funding for Small Businesses
from Reuters
The U.S. Small Business Association announced a new emergency bridge-lending program geared toward helping struggling small businesses ride out the current recession. More

Strategies: Which Social Networking Site is Best for Your Small Business?
from USA TODAY
Follow me on Twitter. Join my Facebook group. Link to me on LinkedIn. See my video on YouTube. In the olden days – say five years ago – it was enough for a small business to market its services with advertising and public relations. But in the last few years, an avalanche of new opportunities has cascaded on the Internet in the form of social networking sites. These sites give entrepreneurs more opportunities to get the word out about their companies, but they've also made many of us feel overwhelmed, trying to keep up. What's a small business person to do? Do you really have to be Tweeting all day? More

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