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Flying Past Cloud Computing Challenges – What Cloud Customers Seek In A Vendor

cloud computing challengesHere at ThrottleNet, we feel there are many advantages of the cloud. The cloud gives businesses the flexibility to access their files anytime, anywhere. It is easy to use, simple to set up, scalable and affordable.

Overall, the cloud is great for companies… and it takes up a whole lot less office space than a room full of servers.

While the concept of the cloud has been aroud since the 1950’s, it didn’t become a reality for private customers until 2008. Since cloud technology is still relatively new, it is no surprise that a recent Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)  cloud survey shows that there is a great deal of confusion amongst executives about the cloud – how it works, what it does and what the advantages of the cloud really are.

Maintaining Privacy with Mobile Security

Are your mobile devices truly secure? Do your employees download dozens of apps that could possibly compromise your business and client information?  

Aaron Oliver, Senior Network Infrastructure Engineer with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how to maintain business security with mobile devices.

Oliver said the controversial news about the Facebook Messenger application is a good example of how an app can generate privacy concerns and raise red flags among its users.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Should You Buy It Now?

surface pro 3

Microsoft has launched the Surface Pro 3. The device is touted as the first tablet which can fully replace your laptop with a desktop experience.

The company calls it nothing short of revolutionary with a kickstand, optional click-in keyboard, and multiple ports including full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and microSD™ card reader.

The major benefit is that you can...

Your Taxes: What Will You Pay? Part Two

Do you have a well thought out tax strategy? Are you planning in advance for the best possible returns for not only this year but next year as well?

Doug Mueller, President of Mueller Prost PC, a St. Louis accounting firm, appeared on TNtv to discuss how to save money on future tax returns.

In the part two of a three-part TNtv segment, Mueller discussed the importance of developing a strategic plan to...

Your Taxes: What Will You Pay?

Do you fully understand your tax return? Are you paying too much in taxes simply because you are not aware of all the variables involved in compiling your 1040?

Doug Mueller, President of Mueller Prost PC, a St. Louis accounting firm, appeared on TNtv to discuss how you can save money on your next return.

Technology & Divorce - Hiding Assets in...BitCoin?

Is your spouse hiding their assets through Bitcoin or another new technology? Will you and your children be short-changed during a divorce proceeding?

Jonathan Marks, attorney and owner of The Marks Law Firm, appeared on TNtv to continue his discussion of how new advancements in technology are impacting family law.

The Future of IT Jobs Looks Great. Do You Have What It Takes?

careers in information technologyCareers in information technology are growing at a faster pace than most other industries. Being a geek wasn't always glamorous, but after high school, the advantages of geekdom start to flourish. You got into a good college. You learned to grasp how things operate from a technical standpoint. In your mind, you qualify for top IT jobs and decide to enter the industry.

Great timing. The future of IT jobs is bright. In fact, 59% of information technology employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees this summer, an 8% increase from this time last year.

Technology & Divorce - Social Media and Digital Nuptials

What role does your social media activity play in a divorce proceeding and is there a way to protect yourself so your postings and photos are kept private?

Jonathan Marks, attorney and owner of The Marks Law Firm, appeared on TNtv to continue his discussion of how new advancements in technology are impacting family law.

Technology and Divorce - To Spy Or Not To Spy?

Are you thinking about getting a divorce? Do you understand all the legalities involved in utilizing the latest technology to build a case against your spouse?

Jonathan Marks, attorney and owner of The Marks Law Firm, appeared on TNtv to discuss how new advancements in technology are impacting family law.

In the first of a three-part TNtv segment, Marks discussed...

Tips To Protect Your Small Business From Information Security Breaches

data protection It services for small businessSmall business owners hear about all the big information security breaches at national companies and think, “This could never happen to us!”

Not so fast. The need for IT services for small business is larger than ever, and there is plenty of evidence to back it up.

Take for instance ongoing list of information security breaches the Identity Theft Resource Center publishes.

Going through the PDF, you will see the big guys and the information security breaches you have read about on the news. Target. AT&T. Lowes. Walgreens. It’s not just those companies, though. There are hundreds of smaller companies, many in the healthcare sector, that you probably haven’t heard of who have had information security breaches in the past year.

Did these small businesses think they were susceptible to information security breaches? Probably not. It’s not about how big or how small you are, as a business owner, you have assets you consider valuable. If you consider them valuable, there is a good chance a hacker may find them useful as well.