Posted on 3/18/2014 1:23 PM By ThrottleNet
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.
Posted on 3/11/2014 1:00 AM By ThrottleNet
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…
Posted on 2/25/2014 12:00 AM By ThrottleNet
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...
Posted on 2/25/2014 12:00 AM By ThrottleNet
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.
Posted on 2/13/2014 1:04 PM By ThrottleNet
ST. LOUIS, MO-- ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO, has been named named one of the best local companies for customer service by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, a magazine providing ideas, strategies and insights for CEOs, CFOs, presidents, owners and other top executives to help them grow their companies.
The firm is one of just 28 area companies receiving this recognition. The winning companies are selected from nominations and comments from clients. The full list of businesses receiving this acknowledgement appears in the publication’s February, 2014 edition.
Posted on 2/13/2014 12:00 AM By ThrottleNet
Microsoft has announced it is ending support for its Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014.
The impact of this “end of life” decision could be disastrous for anyone operating on the XP platform.
Eric Aguado, Chief Operating Officer of ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to address this issue and provide some action steps XP users can take to avoid the onset of a system failure or computer virus infection.
Aguado said that while Microsoft has released plans to continue to support XP with its Security Essentials program it will no longer provide...
Posted on 1/23/2014 12:00 AM By ThrottleNet
A new telephone scam is beginning to impact computer users nationwide.
“The Microsoft Tech Support Scam” involves an unwarranted solicitation from a caller identifying themselves as a tech support person with Microsoft.
The caller then details several problem areas that need to be corrected immediately on your computer...
Posted on 1/21/2014 12:00 AM By ThrottleNet
The news of the recent hacker attacks against Target and most recently Nieman Marcus provide a real wake-up call for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
These two join a growing list of breached companies that over the past months have included Snapchat, Skype, and Yahoo! just name a few. Many smaller firms also reported unwanted intrusions.
The physical impact of a hacking attack can be devastating. For instance malware can infect a desktop computer and reveal administrator credentials...
Posted on 1/16/2014 12:00 AM By ThrottleNet
Many businesses are under the assumption that HIPAA laws and regulations apply only to hospitals and medical systems.
However any company, practice, or organization, that deals in any way with medical information must be compliant with HIPAA laws. This includes all firms that work with healthcare entities either on an internal or external basis.
Sarah Badahman, a HIPAA Compliance Specialist with Symvato, appeared on TNtv. She said HIPAA regulations apply to a large variety of firms from...
Posted on 1/10/2014 3:29 AM By ThrottleNet
ThrottleNet, Inc., one of the fastest growing IT firms in St. Louis, announces it has achieved Elite Partner Status with Datto, an award winning vendor of backup, disaster recovery (BDR), and intelligent business continuity (IBC) solutions. Datto provides best-in-class technology and support to some 5000+ channel partners through North America and Europe.