FEBRUARY 2012


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Hacker Releases Symantec Source Code

Earlier this month, Symantec recently had the source code for its PCAnywhere utility stolen and distributed on the web.

If you are using PCAnywhere, read this article for more information. We would suggest you seek an alternative and/or at the very least upgrade to the latest version and patch it.

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From Setting Goals to Setting Records
Scott Bidwell, President/COO

On February 26 th in an airplane hangar at McClellan AFB located outside Sacramento, California, former University of California quarterback Joe Ayoob set a new world record – not with a football, but by throwing a paper airplane. The aircraft, designed by "The Paper Airplane Guy" John Collins, was thrown 226 feet and 10 inches to shatter the old record of 207 feet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wedcZp07raE

Collins, a television producer, has designed airplanes since childhood and said he has been pursuing the record in earnest for three of four years. To help achieve his goal, he's studied aerodynamics, trajectories and the all-important verification process for Guinness World Records. Collins said he knew he didn't have the arm strength to challenge the record, so he sought help from two other college quarterbacks who had to bow out for various reasons, before being introduced to Ayoob. Now, after a year of preparation, the duo captured the world record.

This story captured my attention, partly because it reminded me of the childhood thrill of folding the perfect paper airplane. I was also struck with how it highlights what a person can accomplish when they set a goal and take steps to achieve it.

Setting HARD Goals

Most businesses require their employees to set goals. These goals become part of an annual review or the company's management program, but they aren't necessarily inciting anyone to wake up an hour early to achieve them. How can you as a business owner or manager help create excitement around goal-setting for your staff?

For years, businesses have ascribed to the SMART goal-setting methodology and yes, SMART goals can help you on your path to success. I'd propose that you also incorporate HARD goals – as in heartfelt, animated, required and difficult. That acronym, coined by Mark Murphy in HARD GOALS: The Secrets to Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be (McGraw-Hill), makes a case that the best goals come with emotional attachments. “The heartfelt piece comes first. If that's not there, it's hard to make the rest of the goal work,” said Murphy.

What are HARD goals?

  • Heartfelt: Develop deep-seated and heartfelt attachments to your goals on levels that are intrinsic, personal and extrinsic. Use these connections to naturally increase the motivational power you put behind making your goals happen. John Collins' certainly had a passion for flight, which spurred him forward in his goal to break the world record.

  • Animated: Create goals that are so vividly alive in your mind that to not reach them would leave you wanting. Use visualization and imagery techniques to sear your goal firmly into your brain including perspective, size, color, shape, distinct parts, setting, background, lighting, emotions and movement. Collins could see in his mind's eye, his plane gliding across that record-setting line.

  • Required: Give procrastination (which kills far too many goals) the boot. Convince yourself and others of the absolute necessity of your goals and make the future payoffs of your goals appear far more satisfying than what you can get today. This will make your HARD Goals look a whole lot more attractive and amp up your urgency to get going on them right now. Collins beefed up his knowledge of aeronautics and design by taking courses and continually improving upon the design of his paper aircraft.

  • Difficult: Construct goals that are optimally challenging to tap into your own personal sweet spot of difficulty. Access past experiences to use them to position you for extraordinary performance. Identify your goal setting comfort zone and push past it in order to attain the stellar results you want. Collins didn't give up on his goal after failing to achieve it the first time. He took what he learned, applied it, and was ultimately, able to achieve his goal.

Another aspect that struck me about John's story is that he recognized he couldn't achieve his goal on his own. He was honest with himself about his own strengths and areas of weakness (his throwing arm). By working collaboratively with Joe Ayoob, he achieved world record success.

Acheving Record-Setting Success

Help your company achieve success by working with your employees to define their HARD and SMART goals. If you measure your goals quarterly, halfway through the quarter sit down with staff and find out where they are and what you can do to help. If it's monthly, do a quick check-in halfway through the month. Remember, if the goals are measureable and actionable and support the overall goals of the company, you'll know pretty quickly if they're on their way to attaining the goals that have been set. And more importantly, by employing HARD goal-setting techniques, they'll feel more passionate about and connected to these goals and that they've contributed a big part toward the success of the business.

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March 7, 2012
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March 21, 2012
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Tana's Tech Tip:
Sustaining a WiFi connection with the Intermec CN3
Tana McAtee, QA Manager

This month's Tech Tip was provided by an ASI customer. If you have a Tech Tip that you think other clients would find helpful, please email them to my attention at TMcAtee@AndrewsSoftware.com. We'd love to include them in future newsletters.

By turning off the Power Save options, it's easy for your Intermec CN3 device to maintain a constant connection to a WiFi network. Here's how:

  1. At the upper left of the home screen on the device, click “Start”.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Along the bottom of the “Settings” screen, click the “System” tab. Then select “Power.”
  4. Along the bottom of the “Power” screen, click the “Advanced” tab.
  5. You'll see the image below:


  6. De-select the two options for turning the device off if not used for X minutes. (as shown above)

Having the device remain on will help sustain a constant WiFi connection.

Remember: If you have a Tech Tip that you think other clients would find helpful, please email them to TMcAtee@AndrewsSoftware.com.

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