Posted on 2/13/2015 10:00 AM By ThrottleNet
More than 80 million employees across the country who currently have, or have previously had health insurance through Anthemwere in for a rude awakening recently when learning that the healthcare provider was the victim of what it calls a sophisticated cyber-attack.
The healthcare data breach is the latest in what seems to be a never-ending string of data breaches impacting a wide-range of industries, and the Anthem breach was potentially one of the largest to ever impact a healthcare organization.
This is the second time in recent history Anthem, specifically, has been hit, as in 2010 they were fined $1.7 million for a computer breach that resulted in a similar disclosure of personal information for approximately 612,000 people, a miniscule attack compared to the one that occurred recently. Early information indicates this single data security breach could affect more individuals than thelast five years of healthcare record breaches combined, according to research by Forbes.
Posted on 1/27/2015 1:31 PM By ThrottleNet
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…
Posted on 1/23/2015 3:07 PM By ThrottleNet
ST. LOUIS, MO -- January 23, 2015 -- ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has once again been named one of the top local companies for customer service 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.
Posted on 1/22/2015 12:52 PM By ThrottleNet
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.
Posted on 1/19/2015 8:00 AM By ThrottleNet
Cyber 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.
Posted on 1/15/2015 8:17 AM By ThrottleNet
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.
Posted on 1/14/2015 1:27 PM By ThrottleNet
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…
Posted on 1/7/2015 9:34 AM By ThrottleNet
ST. LOUIS, MO – January 6, 2015 – ThrottleNet, an IT firm specializing in outsourced IT through Managed Network Services, announces they have launched a new website at http://www.throttlenet.com.
The new website details how companies can “throttle up” their business with ThrottleNet through managed network, managed backup, cloud computing, mobile apps and development, and IT hardware.
The site features episodes of TNtv, http://www.throttlenet.com/media/tntv, ThrottleNet’s online weekly television program with insights on technology trends, and TNTuneUp, an online program full of helpful hints on how to improve your tech capabilities. It also includes testimonials, media coverage, a press room, and awards won by the firm.
Posted on 1/6/2015 1:10 PM By ThrottleNet
ST. LOUIS, MO – January 6, 2015 – ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has been named to the Best In Quality list of companies 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.
Posted on 12/19/2014 1:35 PM By ThrottleNet
ST. LOUIS, MO – December 15, 2014 – ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has once again been named one of the top IT firms in St. Louis 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. This is the third year in a row ThrottleNet has received this recognition.