Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Keeping the bunny at bay!

This is the time of year when children hunt high and low for eggs and candy supposedly hidden by a giant bunny. It always seemed strange to me that this bunny chose to hide them instead of out them in the most obvious places. Wouldn't that be a little more positive?

But I’m curious to know how many of these treasures just remain hidden each year because they were inadvertently hidden so well.  I know at our house those silly plastic eggs and foil covered chocolates continue to show up for months to come after all of them were apparently found.

With many businesses the same effect happens with their files. As long term retention boxes were being filled, extra files inadvertently make their way into the wrong boxes. And for some universally bizarre reason, it’s always those files that are most needed that end up hidden from view. And they cannot and will not likely be found because they aren't where they are supposed to be.

Our file indexing service can help you to ensure you know exactly what is in each and every box. We carefully inventory every storage box one file at a time so you know with certainty where everything is. We want to find those files that got placed by mistake in the wrong box. Cause when you need them a couple of years from now, even if they were in the wrong box, we can retrieve them quickly.

Records and information management is critical to business continuity, legal compliance, customer satisfaction and profitability. Let me help you discover the perfect solution for your business!

Keeping the bunny at bay!

Do your Documents require a Spring Clean?

Spring time is here already and with the clocks just about to Spring forward now is the time to get thinking about your Spring Clean.  So if you’re struggling with exactly where to start your annual tidy up make sure your first task is to give File Solutions a call, as we can lend a helping hand to get you organised for Summer.

If some of your files are no longer required and are now  just collecting dust in your offices, File Solutions provides Confidential Destruction Services.  Our Destruction Services are highly secure and we will supply you with a ‘Certificate of Destruction’ once the destruction process has been completed, providing you  with the knowledge and satisfaction that we have disposed of your items securely.  We also recycle paper items once they have been destroyed so it’s environmentally friendly too!

Alternatively if you are on a mission to reclaim your office from an ever growing collection of Documents, why not utilize our Secure Storage Facilities?  Our services could save your company money by saving staff time and freeing up valuable office space that could be utilized more effectively!  We take pride in providing the very best Document Storage service

Monday, 4 March 2013

WOW, did not know that!


Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn't
famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the
windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's lawyer
for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's
skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time..

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was
the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance,
he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help 
and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that
it filled an entire Chicago City block.

Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little
consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he
loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars,
and a good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object.

And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even
tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better
man than he was.

Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he
couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good example.

One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted
to rectify wrongs he had done.

He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about
Al "Scarface" Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his
son some semblance of integrity. (Let's set the records straight, Capone
was Sicilian, not Italian.) To do this, he would have to testify against
The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he testified.

Within the year, Easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a
lonely Chicago Street ... But in his eyes, he had given his son the
greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay.
Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious
medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine.

The poem read:
"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell
just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time
you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the    
clock may soon be still."


World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant
Commander Butch O'Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to the
aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.

One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was
airborne he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had
forgotten to top off his fuel tank. He would not have enough fuel
to complete his mission and get back to his ship. His flight leader
told him to return to the carrier.

Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.
As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned
his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way
toward the American fleet.

The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but    
defenseless. He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in
time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching
danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert
them from the fleet.

Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation
of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he charged in,
attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in
and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as
possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dove at the planes, trying to clip
a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible,
rendering them unfit to fly. Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron    
took off in another direction

Deeply relieved, Butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to
the carrier. Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event
surrounding his return. The film from the gun-camera mounted
on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch's daring
attempt to protect his fleet.  He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy
aircraft. This took place on February 20, 1942, and for that action
Butch became the Navy's first  Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval
Aviator to win the Medal of Honor.

A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His home    
town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today,
O'Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.

So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare International, give some    
thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his Medal
of Honor. It's located between Terminals 1 and 2.


Butch O'Hare was "Easy Eddie's" son.

(Pretty cool, eh)

Now you know why Chicago airport got its name.
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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Securtiy ID Cards

When dealing with any one saying there are from File Solutions  make sure they have valid ID with signature verification on the back

Our new ID cards,  barcode,  name, employee name, employee number picture and signature on the back,  very happy with the quality, 

Friday, 1 March 2013

Expected FTC Chair Ramirez Could Push for Global Privacy Rules

Expected FTC Chair Ramirez Could Push for Global Privacy Rules

During Tenure, Commissioner Has Championed Digital-Data Security and Has Been Voice for Non-English-Speaking Citizens

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly chosen a Barack Obama campaign insider, FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez, as its next chairman. Ms. Ramirez has a background steeped in antitrust and competition issues, and served as director of Latino outreach for the Obama 2008 campaign. She has indicated support of comprehensive privacy legislation and robust rules around children's data collection.
In addition, Ms. Ramirez, a bilingual Mexican-American, can be expected to champion globalized approaches to consumer privacy protection and to clamp down on fraudulent marketing aimed at Spanish-speaking communities.
Many believed fellow Commissioner Julie Brill would get the nod to replace former Chairman Jon Leibowitz. However, the fact that the Obama administration chose a woman comes as no surprise, considering criticism of the president's male-centric senior advisory staff.
FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez
FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez
As a commissioner, Ms. Ramirez is not subject to a congressional-approval process, a factor that also most likely played a role in her appointment. The administration has been embroiled in battles with Republicans over more-high-profile picks. Congress narrowly approved Senator Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department following a bruising battle with the GOP. Now Republicans have set their sights on Mr. Obama's nominee to lead the CIA, John Brennan.
Politico and The Washington Post were among the first to report the appointment, which the FTC has not confirmed. An FTC spokesperson said the agency "can't comment on the appointment of the next chairman until the White House has made a formal announcement."
The appointment of Ms. Ramirez is somewhat unexpected among Beltway insiders, though she was considered to be in the running. Ms. Ramirez is "just extremely quiet. She's not as vocal and as public as Commissioner Brill has been," said Interactive Advertising Bureau senior VP-General Counsel Mike Zaneis earlier this month. "But in this town, never underestimate the value of political connections," he said, noting the presumed chairman's affiliation with the president.
"Under [Ms. Ramirez's] leadership, we expect the FTC to blaze new ground on privacy -- especially involving mobile devices, digital-data brokers and do not track," noted Jeffrey Chester, executive director of privacy group the Center for Digital Democracy.
Commissioner Ramirez alluded to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation cross-border privacy rules during an FTC workshop in November on "Protecting Consumers Across Borders," stating, "I believe the FTC is well-positioned to take a leadership role in exploring transnational, enforceable codes of conduct and promoting best practices."
In a 2010 interview with the Federal Civil Enforcement Committee, Ms. Ramirez -- then just named a commissioner -- said, "I intend to be especially involved in technology issues as they relate to the cross-border dimensions of privacy and data security." She continued, "I will also continue to push the commission to think creatively about ways to better educate consumers about risks in the marketplace."
She also stressed her interest in pushing for the FTC to protect Spanish-speaking consumers against fraud. Referring to predatory prepaid-calling-card marketing, she noted, "I intend to be actively involved in FTC initiatives targeting non-English-speaking consumers, especially the large number of those who are primarily Spanish-speaking. I also look forward to further raising the profile of the agency's work on behalf of all minority and underserved communities."