Welcome to the Talon Mailing & Marketing January Newsletter:



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Talon's Free Postage Rate Software with new rates is Available by Download.


Designed and written by the Talon programming staff, this software is indispensable if you plan mailings, need to know the latest postal regulations, or require instant postage estimates.


To download a free copy click on this link: Click here to download your free copy.

Also available at our site are printable postage charts.


New York Data Breach Law Takes Effect.


On December 7th, New York's Information Security Breach and Notification Act went into effect. This law will force companies and organizations to rethink how they handle data and report breaches.


The new law applies to "state entities and persons or businesses conducting business in New York who own or license computerized data which includes private information."


After a year of nationally high-profile data breaches, theft, and lost files, lawmakers in New York are prepared to come down hard on firms that lose sensitive information. Breaches will need to be disclosed to effected consumers and failure to contact them may result in fines of up to $150,000. Although there is no specified timeframe for reporting a breach, the law urges users to do so "in the most expedient time possible without unreasonable delay."


But IT execs at Interop (an industry trade show) are concerned about adding yet another layer of control to systems already straining under a slew of compliance requirements. "We're really struggling," admitted the vice president of technology of a systems integrator in the financial services sector, who asked not to be named. "It's very difficult. We spend so much time scrutinizing what products to bring into our environment."


The exec thinks continuous data protection (CDP) technology will help him meet his compliance commitments, but he warns that he can't get what he needs "without spending $300,000 or $400,000."


Talon Mailing & Marketing goes to great lengths to insure that our client's data is protected. In over fifteen years of handling data files we have never had an incident of theft or misuse. Our company has gone through rigorous reviews and is certified by major financial institutions such as Citicorp and American Express to process their data. If you would like to learn more about how we protect our computers and data files please call Michael Borkan at 631-667-5500.


Win Islander Tickets!


We are giving away two tickets to see the New York Islanders. These seats are center ice four rows from the action! The game is:


  • Wednesday January 4th, 2006 Islanders vs. The Florida Panthers 7:00 PM


To win be the first telephone caller (please call don't hit reply or email). Call Michael Borkan at 631-667-5500 x 303.



New Clients:


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Talon would like to welcome the following new clients this month to our growing roster of clients:


Mailing Clients


        Dance Theatre of Harlem

        Diamonds By Drake


New Mailing Lists Housed at Talon (we house over 600 mailing lists)

        Import Racer Magazine

        Street Trucks Magazine

        PSMJ Resources

        Federal Technology Source

        Inside Kung Fu



Mike's Favorite Links:


Here are some links you probably are not aware of:


        Easyshare - Free Kodak Software that Helps Find, Organize, fix & Share Photos

        facebook.com - An online directory that connects people through social networks at colleges.

        megacalendars.com - thousands of calendars available, almost any theme!

        laughpractice.blogspot.com - a video blog about generating laughter. Laugh your stress away!

        wolfgangsvault.com - Poster art, concert posters, & rare music memorabilia from the East & West Fillmores.

        justToiletPaper.com - Toilet paper for sale with the image of George Bush, John Kerry, Bin Laden & many others!



Work Samples:


Did you know Talon offers the following services? Click on the links below to see samples.


        Color Laser Personalization

        Bulk Email Blasts

        HP High Quality Inkjet (near laser quality)

        Data Entry (from 100 to 100,000 names and addresses)

        Polybag and shrinkwrap services

        Merge/Purge services with comprehensive reports that can instantly be retrieved from the internet



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