Posted on 9/29/2015 4:36 PM By ThrottleNet
By George Rosenthal
Apple made a big splash at its September event with the announcement of its new king-sized tablet, the iPad Pro.
Scheduled for a November release, the “Pro” is Apple’s biggest tablet to date. It is 78% bigger than the iPad Air 2 and has lots of features and options such as a slick stylus and a detachable keyboard cover.
The device features a 12.9 inch Retina display with a nice resolution of 2732 x 2048. It weighs in at a relatively light 1.57 pounds with 10 hours of battery life.
The Pro runs on Apple’s new iOS9 operating system. They say it will nearly double the CPU performance of the iPad Air 2 with refined Multi-Touch technology...
Posted on 9/25/2015 11:00 AM By ThrottleNet
It’s no secret that people in the information security field are stressed out especially Chief Security Officers – and it’s also unfortunate that there’s a huge talent gap in the technology sector.
We’re not surprised to see the two are connected by occupational burnout– according to a new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC).
There are still new, talented, hungry people entering the information security field but unfortunately, the industry is seeing record low retention figures facilitated by occupational burnout at higher levels.
For entry-level IT professionals, live is for the most part good. Expectations for entry-level IT employees are basic enough and companies are more willing to be flexible. After working up the corporate ladder, things get tougher, blood pressure rises and turnover becomes more inevitable.
Posted on 9/24/2015 9:01 AM By ThrottleNet
Besides walking 20 miles uphill both ways in six feet of snow to school, the older generation may remember the scent of freshly pounded chalkboard erasers and rummaging through pages upon pages of musty books in the library to find the perfect bit of research to add to a report.
Walk a post-millennial (Homelander?) through a school day in your shoes and you’ll undoubtedly receive a blank stare accompanied by a “that’s cool, want to see the app our teacher had us download today?”
The times, they are a-changin’. (And if you want another blank stare, bring up Bob Dylan.)
Posted on 9/23/2015 8:29 AM By ThrottleNet
ST. LOUIS, MO – September 23, 2015 – ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has once again been named a “Best In Value” company by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, a magazine providing business ideas, strategies and insights for CEOs, CFOs, presidents, owners and other top executives to help them grow their companies.
Best In Value recognizes a select group of St. Louis area firms who provide outstanding value to their customers. The winning companies are selected from nominations and comments from clients. This is the third consecutive year ThrottleNet has received this recognition.
Posted on 8/27/2015 4:00 AM By ThrottleNet
By George Rosenthal
Samsung has just launched its two new jumbo-screen smartphones. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are big, attractive and well designed. They appear to be the company’s best effort to date to take on Apple’s iPhone 6 series.
The phones are larger than the iPhone 6 Plus. Both have a 5.7 inch screen, bigger than the iPhone’s 5.5 inch screen. Both phones run Google’s Android operating system and share the same O.S. and high-resolution cameras.
The main difference between the two phones is...
Posted on 8/24/2015 11:31 AM By ThrottleNet
ST. LOUIS, MO – August 24, 2015 – ThrottleNet, a technology firm specializing in Managed Network Services (MNS), announces it has partnered with Medical Weight Loss Center in St. Louis to design wellness and weight loss programs for ThrottleNet team members.
Seven members of the ThrottleNet team will be participating. The goal is to lose a combined 180 pounds in less than 45 days.
The team is expected to lose 1 to 2 pounds per day, per person. This will be accomplished by a combination of HGC, fat burning injections and diet.
Posted on 8/21/2015 9:00 AM By ThrottleNet
It’s a bird! It’s a plane…no, it’s that organic birdseed and the die-cast B52 Bomber model you ordered online a few days ago, along with some toiletries and a few cans of Surge to wash down that taste of your impulse shopping adventures.
Like we discussed with Google’s Driverless Cars a few months back, another futuristic could-be reality coming soon is the implementation and regulation of delivery drones being pushed heavily by Amazon.
See what we think about delivery drones and whether or not they will put your neighborhood UPS driver out of a job or not.
Posted on 8/20/2015 11:41 AM By ThrottleNet
TN Tech Talk with George Rosenthal Airs Live Weekly on Periscope
ST. LOUIS, MO – August 20, 2015 – ThrottleNet announces it has launched a new, interactive live video program called TN Tech Talk with George Rosenthal. The program is focused on IT issues and technology tips for business owners. It airs live weekly on Periscope, Twitter’s live broadcasting channel application, and will be posted as a podcast on iTunes. The program will also be available at ThrottleNet’s website, www.ThrottleNet.tv.
TN Tech Talk provides a discussion on...
Posted on 8/19/2015 4:01 PM By ThrottleNet
Social media has been a big deal for business since 2007 when the first brands joined Twitter and Facebook launched advertising.
That landscape has continued to change with networks like Pinterest, Instagram and even Snapchat evolving to fit the needs of business marketers to expand their audience through social communication.
For better or worse, social media today is less about communicating with your friends and more about a universal conversation between you, your friends and…brands.
Is your brand on Periscope? ThrottleNet is!
Posted on 7/23/2015 10:09 AM By ThrottleNet
By George Rosenthal
Windows 10 is on its way. The Microsoft upgrade should be available for use in late July.
A preview look indicates there is much to like about this upgrade, especially for users of Windows 7.
First this upgrade is free. No longer is there a $50 or $100 fee. Microsoft wants to spread the system across all devices including not only PCs but smartphones and others. The goal is to get the app community excited about the new system and create more features and more usage long term. They hope the no-charge upgrade will do just that.