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Retailers Now Offer Free Consumer Credit Monitoring But Is It Enough?

Retailers Target and Micheal's are taking major steps to regain customer confidence lost in recent data breaches. Those security breaches impacted millions of customers and caused numerous credit and identity problems for shoppers.

Both companies are now offering free services to combat future problems. Some include no-charge credit monitoring for one year, free annual credit reports, access to a fraud resolution agent should you be a victim of ID theft, and fraud resolution insurance up to $1 million to cover any costs that may occur.

Life After XP: Microsoft Windows XP Support Officially Ends

Windows XP End of life notificationWe tried to warn you back in February. You didn’t think it was true. The truth hurts though. Your time has run out. April 8th has come and gone. Microsoft Windows XP Support is a thing of the past. The end of Windows XP has arrived. What’s next? 

It’s Your Network, Not Theirs

Does your IT vendor believe they “own” your network? Do they offer a one-sized fits all solution without understanding the nuances of your network and your business goals? Mike Heil, a Partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the need for business owners to thoroughly analyze their technology needs before investing in any type of hardware upgrade or change in their IT service plan.

Lost in the Clouds - Understanding the Cloud for Small Business Owners

THE CLOUD!  You hear it proclaimed everywhere. Unfortunately, for many business owners, understanding its workings makes no more sense now than the first time you heard about it.

It causes you to stare at the sky and wonder what possible help or panacea exists to affordably revolutionize your business’ information technology portfolio.   The truth is your business really needs a piece of the cloud.  Here’s why…

ThrottleNet Named Best In Reliability by Small Business Monthly



ST. LOUIS, MO -- April 4, 2014 -- ThrottleNet, a fast growing IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has been named one of the top local companies for reliability 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.

Where Is Your VCIO?

Is your technology is alignment with your overall business goals? Could your company benefit by utilizing the skills and experience of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) on a virtual basis?

Eric Aguado, a Partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the many benefits of utilizing a Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) as part of a company’s technology program.

So You’re the IT Guy? Juggling IT & Being the CFO

Have you been hired to serve as your company’s CFO but find you are spending 20 hours per week overseeing the firm’s technology operations?

Marc Arbesman, CIO of ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the potential problems involved with assigning this task to a non-IT professional.

He indicated that CFOs or controllers have a history of overseeing a company’s IT since the first computer applications were accounting based software packages. However times have changed.
 

Top 5 Reasons Your PC Could Crash

Is your PC running slower and slower? Are you suddenly getting dozens of unwanted pop-ups every time you access the Internet? Does your machine seem to be constantly re-booting itself?

Mike Heil, CEO of ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the top 5 warning signs you need to watch for to avoid a total PC crash. These include…
 

What Now for Microsoft?

Microsoft has a new CEO. And while many experts and pundits are debating the appointment of Satya Nadella to lead this technology giant, one thing is clear, Microsoft continues to succeed as the dominant player in the business and enterprise marketplace.

Dozens of articles and commentaries have been critical of Microsoft's latest product offerings, and rightfully so. Clearly the company misread the market for tablet devices with the rollout of Windows 8, RT and the Surface. Targeting the student and education marketplace did not work. A lack of available apps is not helping the cause. However...

Are You Holding Your IT Department Accountable?

Many business owners do not have the knowledge or expertise to know if their IT person, staff or outsourced vendor is performing up to expectations, in line with their business goals.

Many executives assume their technology is working appropriately even though it may not be designed for peak performance, cost efficiency and future growth.

Mike Heil, Owner of ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how business owners can gain a better handle on their use of technology and hold their IT staff more accountable.