November 2014

ASI 30th


Upcoming Events

PRISM International Annual Conference
May 17-20, 2015
San Antonio, Texas

NAID Annual Conference
March 20-22, 2015
Dallas, Texas

Tech Tip

An Ingenious Way to Generate Customer Lists by Route

Looking for a quick and easy way to do generate a list of customers by route and/or zip code?

Using the VCK Customer "Just Ask", simply enter the zip/postal code (or multiple codes). You'll have your customer list in no time!

Thanks to ASI VP of Sales Jim MacMillan for this month's Tech Tip.

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5 Things to Be Thankful for in ASI Solutions
Scott Bidwell, President/COO

bethankfulIn the spirit of Thanksgiving, we at ASI want to say "Thank You" to our clients. We've also put together a Top 5 list of things to be thankful for in ASI solutions. We hope you find them as enjoyable as that delicious turkey and pecan pie.

  1. I'm thankful that, unlike the 5 or 10 pounds I'll put on after eating all that pumpkin pie, Veri-Shred makes it easy to get rid of all those pounds of unwanted documents.

  2. I'm thankful that VCK-web.NET ImageKicker allows me to find online file images quickly -- unlike trying to find all those family photos I took on Thanksgiving.

  3. I'm thankful that, with InfoKeeper, finding online files quickly is easier than finding my family at the mall on Black Friday!

  4. I'm thankful it's easier to verify actions with VCKweb.NET, than confirming who's coming for Thanksgiving dinner.

  5. I'm thankful that, unlike Grandpa after the big Thanksgiving meal, ASI solutions are never asleep and are always working.

Please note our office will be closed on November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Emergency support is always available 24x7 365.

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VCKweb.NET Release

We're pleased to announce a new release for VCKweb.NET. Most notable is the new feature Utility/Data Entry Import.

Data Entry Import allows a user to download an Excel file that contains
the rules defined by the Administrator. This will ensure the rules are followed when users enter new boxes or files into VCKweb.NET through the import XLS utility. It can also be used to edit or update existing boxes and files already in the system.

Users should be particularly careful when utilizing this utility and, if editing existing records, make sure they have a backup they can re-upload in the event they arbitrarily overwrite or delete an item’s meta data by mistake.

Click here for the release notes of this new feature VCKweb.NET

Stay tuned for more info about updates to the following ASI software solutions:

  • Veri-Shred
    Coming in December 2014

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Real Questions Asked on the Butterball Turkey Cooking Hotline

Continuing our Thanksgiving theme, here are actual questions posed to customer service reps working the Butterball turkey hotline.

  1. Is it OK to baste my turkey with engine oil?
  2. Can I poke holes all over the turkey and pour a can of beer over it to keep it moist?
  3. Should I carve my turkey with a 16in RedMax or should I get out my Stihl Electric Chain Saw?
  4. How do I get my Chihuahua out of the turkey. (Her dog jumped up on the kitchen table.)
  5. Should I leave the giblets in their plastic bag during cooking?
  6. I'm a truck driver. Can I cook the turkey on the engine block of my semi while I'm driving? If I drive faster, will it cook faster?
  7. How long should I cook my turkey on the car radiator?

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Most Americans Don't Understand How the Internet Works

laptopMost American Internet users aren't familiar with the concepts underpinning the Internet and common technology, a survey released Tuesday found.

Pew Research Center's Web IQ Quiz polled Americans with 17 questions relating to the web and technology, varying in technicality from where hash tags are used to what Moore's Law means, according to the survey. While the majority of quiz takers correctly defined common Internet terms like net neutrality, most respondents struggled to correctly answer other questions about the infrastructure behind the Internet, like whether "Internet" and "World Wide Web" are the same.

The survey also found that only 44% of respondents were aware that a company's privacy policy doesn't necessarily mean the firm will actually keep users' information confidential.

Younger Internet users performed the best on the quiz, with the lowest age bracket (18-29) answering on average 10.1 out of the 17 questions correctly (about 60%). The highest age bracket (65+) answered on average 7.8 out of the 17 questions correctly (about 45%).

Source: MSN News

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