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What the Sony Hack Attack Means For You

Could your business be the target of a cyberattack like the one at Sony? Do you have the proper safeguards in place to prevent a similar event from occurring at your company?

Mike Heil, CEO and Partner at ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv, to discuss the impact of the Sony attack and the action steps you can take to prevent a potential disaster at your firm.

Heil said businesses can reduce the likelihood of a major Sony type breach by addressing three top vulnerabilities. These include…

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What Microsoft Windows 10 Means for You

By George Rosenthal 

Microsoft has just revealed a deeper look at its new futuristic operating system, Windows 10.

Attempting to gain momentum after the disappointment of Windows 8, the company is launching a new OS and returning to more familiar user friendly applications. Included are new inventive features like a souped-up start menu and multiple virtual desktops. 

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The Future of Cyber Security Threats in 2015 - Three Things To Watch

future of cyber security in 2015Cyber security and privacy are two important things to watch out for in 2015 because hackers are becoming smarter as technology continues to get better and infiltrate our lives more thoroughly.

There have been plenty of recent epidemics that have put network security top-of-mind for businesses of all sizes. In 2014 alone, there were several well-documented security risks related to both cyber security and privacy making national news headlines on a regular basis. From Target to Heartbleed to Sony, hackers are finding new ways to make commit cybercrime, and even more ways will surface in 2015.

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IT Solutions That Overcome The Difficulty of IT Recruiting in 2015

It’s a new year and companies are turning the books on 2014 to begin identifying their needs for 2015. As long as there are businesses, there will be employees, so it’s no surprise that staffing and IT recruiting gain a fair amount of attention this time of the year.

Information technology is a skilled trade. Companies need information technology personnel, but many businesses, small businesses in particular, have an increasingly difficult time finding employees capable of performing these tasks through both internal and external IT recruiting efforts.

According to a recent study by Manpower Group, IT Staff was identified as the 8th toughest job to fill in 2014.

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Should You Move Your Network to the Cloud?

Are you thinking about moving your on-site network to the cloud? Whether you are considering using one feature of the cloud, or moving your entire network of workstations and servers, do you understand all the positives and negatives of making this transition?

Dustin Leefers, a Senior Network Infrastructure Engineer with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the pros and cons of moving your network infrastructure to cloud based technology. 

Leefers said moving to the cloud makes a lot of sense for many businesses. The key reasons include…

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Business Lessons Learned from the Sony Hack Attack

By George Rosenthal

The hack attack on Sony has been a business disaster for the movie company.

In addition to leaked emails, revelation of salary data, and unfortunate disclosure of various private opinions regarding movie stars and upcoming films, the company’s stock price fell by double digits. 

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How to Stop Online Ads That Follow You Around the Internet & Save Christmas

You just bought your wife a nice Christmas present online. You’ve followed through with your purchase and can kick back to enjoy a nice, steaming mug of hot chocolate while basking in your accomplishment. She asks to use the computer. No big deal, right?

While online security is a big concern consumers have during the holiday season, as more than 44% of holiday gifts are purchased online, your biggest security concern may be ads that follow you around the internet and keeping them from the person you love the most.

During the holiday season, online marketers are beefing up their personalized retargeting efforts, utilizing the Google Display Network to target past visitors who have viewed product pages or have added those products to their online carts.

Personalized retargeting ads can appear just about anywhere, as retailers and their marketing partners are creating ads that follow you around the internet and buying up space on all kids of websites, including social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

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ThrottleNet's Top 10 Tech Gifts Under $100

top-10-tech-gifts-under-$100-santaGreat technology is becoming more affordable, and that’s a great sign, considering everyone on your list wants the latest and greatest gadgetry available.

ThrottleNet has compiled a list of 10 affordable tech gifts available for under $100. Spread some holiday cheer and give the gift of technology this year, by considering any of our top 10 tech gifts under $100 available through various retailors.  

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Understanding the Economics of IT

Are you confused about how much you should spend annually on IT? Does your budget allocate too much or too little for IT support?  

In part one of a two-part series, Eric Aguado, a partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how a business can create a baseline to plan for annual IT expenditures.

Aguado cited a study from Gartner, the large research firm, which released a report called Gartner IT Metrics Data. The survey details by industry the percentage of annual revenue a company spends on tech support.

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What Is Net Neutrality and How It Will Affect You?

Do you understand the meaning of “net neutrality”?  Do you have an opinion of how government and business can work together to maintain free, open high speed access on the Internet despite more and more traffic?

Mike Heil, a partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss net neutrality and why it’s becoming a major issue.

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