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In honor of Memorial Day, I thought it appropriate that I display one of the architects of our nation. Thomas Jefferson (born 4/13/1743) who died on the 4th of July, 1826 and was the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence. Anyone who can dream this sentence must be genius:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

In This Issue
May 2012

Microsoft Cloud

The List

The American Eagle


Welcome to News from trif.com! First time readers, I am glad you're here! Returning readers, welcome back!

Bob Jones Greetings. Welcome to our Newsletter! We wanted to share the many photo's we have taken of places, people and things throughout the country and beyond. Each month, our headline photo will be something new and different. The caption will present a small explanation. We hope you enjoy. We do not want to waste your time. Articles will contain generally less than 250 words. Please have a look and give us your feedback. By all means, forward to a friend using the link at the bottom of the Newsletter. Thanks. Questions? Send me an email by clicking my Picture!

Technology solutions are a part of doing business just like sales and marketing, It is an important component in servicing customers, managing costs and controlling operations. TRI has an uncanny ability to find affordable technology solutions for a wide variety of situations. Our capabilities bridge database design and development, Internet web-based programs, hosting and co-location services, network and computer sales and support, document imaging, bar code scanning, corporate communications, fax and email programs, mobile applications, cloud computing and help desk services. Interested in taking a step forward with technology? Looking to take advantage of the latest advances? Or just want to take advantage of your new computer?
Give us a call to discuss where you want to go - 877-253-2379 or email rmj@trif.com to discuss your opportunities. The first consultation is always without charge.

Microsoft Cloud Services

This month we extended our relationship with Microsoft in support of their cloud services.  The trend these days is moving to the Office365 cloud and computing anywhere we want at any time on any device.  Microsoft On Line Services provides a smooth transition for existing Microsoft Office users to push many functions like email, Calendar, Notes, Task Lists, Documents and the like.  The advantage is that you have the flexibility to select a hybrid of applications in the cloud and those that will stay local to a specific computer.  There are also some organization-wide capabilities such as SharePoint OnLine, Dynamics CRM OnLine, Video Conferencing and Computer Management.

All-in-all, it can be a powerful advantage and at the same time a menagerie that requires some professional insight and planning.  You can scan Microsoft or set up a meeting with us.

The List

TRI has been providing technology services and creating software for 30 years.  We have created hundreds of unique The List applications spanning a wide range of business.  We thought it was time to start creating a list. So we went through the archives and began to prepare a list of applications we have written, services we provide, software we use,  data formats we know,  data parsing and data exchange we provide and technology we support. 

Click the image at left and look for yourself.  We have really accomplished and developed a great deal over the years.  One of our problems is, we have probably forgotten half of the things we have done. So as we remember, we will update the list.

We hope that this becomes a memory jog for some of you.  You never know how connections are made till you hit on an idea, a thought, a memory.  It is all rather serendipitous.  



The Eagle

What word can be used to describe this bird of prey but Majestic.  The American Eagle also known as the American Bald Eagle is Bald Eaglean experience to behold – especially close up.  I shot this picture of this eagle a couple of weeks back about 70 feet up in a scrub pine in the Florida’s Gulf Coast community of Bonita Springs.  It was on watch.  For what, I wasn’t sure.  But I come to find out that they have binocular vision capable of spotting a rabbit a mile away or a fish in water from 1,000 feet in the air.  They can successfully scan a 3 square mile area if they are perched high enough. Remarkably, they can see while blinking because the membrane that slides over the eye is translucent.   Their eyes project outward and forward and their vision overlaps giving them binocular vision like humans.  However, their retina is far superior to ours.  Combine this sight with a head that can turn 270 degrees and you have a fierce bird of prey.

I felt privileged to look into the eyes and witness this bird in action.  More awesome than Osprey’s that hover and dive, Eagles soar in the clouds and swoop when they see something of interest.

If any of the information here is of interest to you, please drop us a note. If you would like to see specific information on technology issues that affect you and your business, please let us know.


Robert McKay Jones
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Sterling, Massachusetts 01564


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