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click on the “Services” link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-220-6000.
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MORE THAN HALF of all stolen vehicles are
never recovered, according to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Car
thieves are everywhere, with some states,
PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE, or PBX,
connects the internal telephones within a
business. Costco offers great deals from
Intermedia on hosted PBX phone service
for small and medium-size businesses,
but one of the best benefits is that it can
help you, and your staff, stay productive
at your desk or on the road. Here are just
a few examples of what it can do.
BETWEEN DATA BREACHES, the Heart-bleed bug and other threats, no one could blame
you for feeling your valuable information is
unsafe. Which is why it’s so important to be sure
the services you’re using in your personal and/
or business life are doing what’s necessary to
secure your data. Here’s a roundup of Costco
Services and how they fit the bill.
; Elavon payment processing. Security
includes point-to-point encryption, and chip
and pin (EMV) payment technology.
; Identity Guard. Keeps an eye on your
credit and alerts you to problems if they occur;
addresses monitoring, Internet surveillance,
identity monitoring, lost-wallet protection and
much more (see story on page 84).
; Business and personal checks. Costco’s
high-security checks feature the latest anti-coun-terfeiting check security, such as a foil hologram,
prismatic background pattern, heat-reactive ink
and a security pantographic box.
; Intuit Payroll. All online transactions
are protected using the same kind of encryption used by leading banks.
For more information on these and other
services for personal and business use, go to
Costco.com and click “Services.”
Services to help you
You can take it
; Automatically forward desktop calls
to mobile phones with Find Me/Follow
Me, or ring mobile and desk phones at
the same time.
;Collaborate by forwarding your
voicemail via email.
; Enable your smartphone or tablet
to manage your Find Me/Follow Me settings. This lets you ensure that critical
calls will reach you no matter where
; Softphone Mobile App allows staff
to use their smartphones as extensions
of the hosted PBX. Don’t miss a single
VEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION TIPS
such as California, Florida, Texas, Illinois,
Georgia, Nevada and Maryland, leading the
way, says Forbes magazine. Ameriprise Auto
& Home Insurance, which provides insurance
through Costco’s Member Services, offers the
following tips for how you can make it harder
for the bad guys to win.
; Take your keys out of the ignition
whenever you leave your car, even if it’s
only for a minute.
; Lock your doors; close your windows.
; Park in well-lit areas.
; Hide anything valuable.
; Use anti-theft devices, such as alarm
systems, steering column collars and steering
wheel, brake pedal or tire locks. Look into
vehicle identification number (VIN) etching, a
chemical process used to inscribe the VIN on
all of the windows of your vehicle.
; Consider smart keys that are matched
to your car via a coded frequency; fuse cutoffs and kill switches that disable the car
until you disengage them; and starter, ignition and fuel disablers that keep fuel and
electricity from reaching the engine until a
hidden switch is activated.
Taking these steps may also help you get
discounts on your auto insurance. Check out
Ameriprise for your auto and home insurance. Go to Costco.com and search “protect,”
or call 1-888-404-5365 to get a quote.
call while on the road and save on roaming charges.
For more information on hosted
phone service from Intermedia, go to
Costco.com and search “biz phone app,”
or call 1-877-431-4333.