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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…

ThrottleNet Launches New Website

 

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.

ThrottleNet Named Best In Quality in 2015 by Small Business Monthly

 

 

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.

 

 

ThrottleNet Named Top IT Firm for 2014 by Small Business Monthly

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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. 

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.  

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.

Will Chip Technology Really Make Your Credit Card More Secure?

By George Rosenthal

The government is promising to make your credit cards more secure. In fact they are going to require that every card have an embedded chip built-in by fall of 2015.

The goal is provide better security than the old swiping method and hopefully avoid the problems of fraud caused by hackers at Target and other retailers. 

The old swipe machines will eventually be laid to rest...

Put Down the Shovel and Stop Digging IT Holes

Are you married to the old ways of managing your technology even though new solutions can improve performance while saving you time and money?

Mike Heil, a partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the mistakes business owners make by continuing to throw dollars at the same old, out-dated technology. 

Heil said there are four reasons why business owners continue to dig themselves deeper into an IT hole.

These include…

Bring Your Own Device Security Risks & BYOD Policy: Making It Work for Your Business

bring your own deviceTechnology is making Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) a part of everyday office life. More and more companies are allowing BYOD, and many of those companies are actually encouraging employees to bring their personal smartphones and tablets to the office.

A BYOD policy isn’t an employer giving their employees permission to waste away the day playing Angry Birds, or kick back and watch the big game like the kangaroo in the Dish Network commercial. Bring-your-own-device is a privilege for many employees and companies expect their employees to use their devices for work-related activities.

There is a huge trust factor that goes into BYOD, and it’s not only related to keeping employees engaged and focused on the task at hand. Bring your own device security issues are another factor to consider.