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Does Bitcoin Make Good Sense?

By Marc Arbesman, CIO, ThrottleNet, Inc.

What is the hottest technology development of 2013? Most experts will point to the rise of bitcoin.



Bitcoin is on the rise as a digital currency used worldwide. It is a type of money controlled and stored entirely by computers spread across the Internet. More people and more businesses are starting to utilize it.

Unlike a plain U.S. dollar or Euro, bitcoin is also a form of payment system sort of like Paypal or a credit card network.

You can hold on to it, spend it or trade it. It can be moved around cheaply and easily almost like sending an email.

Bitcoin allows you to create transactions without revealing your identity. Yet the system operates in plain public view.





Make Christmas Great for Needy Kids by Donating to the Holiday Wishes Program at Children’s Home Society

Do you have coloring books, clothing, diapers, dolls, flashlights, and even hygiene products you can donate to needy kids and their families?

The Children’s Home Society of Missouri has created a Holiday Wishes Program to help families in need enjoy a little Christmas cheer during the holiday season.

ThrottleNet Named Top IT Firm for 2013 by Small Business Monthly

ST. LOUIS, MO – December 5, 2013 – ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has been named one of the top IT firms in St. Louis for 2013 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.

Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Has your business growth stalled?  Are you spending more time working in your business and not on it?

Ron Ameln, editor of St. Louis Small Business Monthly, appeared on TNtv.  He said many business owners get fixated on managing the day-to-day operations of their company without generating a growth plan for future success.

A Firewall Is A Firewall, Right?


By Mike Heil, CEO, ThrottleNet, Inc.

Your firewall is the first line of defense when protecting your network from the wilds of the Internet.  Often, Firewalls are an afterthought and not given priority when working through your HIPAA technical policy manual.

A firewall is in essence a guard that questions every packet or piece of data that wants to cross either way to the Internet or in to your private network.  Good firewalls can...


How to Secure Data - Your Number One Asset

How secure is your data? It may not be as safe as you think.

Jeff Ward, managing partner with the accounting firm Stone Carlie, appeared on TNtv.  He said business owners must think about their data as another key asset just like cash, accounts receivable and fixed assets.

Ward said there are five components of data security to include...

Improving Document Management with PowerFlow Solutions

How can document imaging and management software make your company more efficient?

Ross Schumaker, with PowerFlow Solutions, a document imaging and management software company, appeared on TNtv.  He said document management is a lot more than going paperless or just installing a piece of software.

Schumaker says the goal of a document management system is to...

How to Speed Up Your Computer’s Efficiency

Do you constantly find yourself waiting for webpages to load, programs to open and your computer to boot up?  If so, there are easy ways to speed up your computer and help it run more smoothly. By simply analyzing the files and programs located on your computer, you can reduce the time waiting for items to load, the amount of energy your machine requires to run, and the cost of buying new hardware. Check out several actions you can take to improve your computer’s efficiency...

Talk Big With EDI

Is your company looking for a real competitive advantage?

Creating an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) platform will enable your firm to better serve larger global-type customers while separating you from less forward-thinking competitors.

Saving The Environment One Business At a Time with Pedro's Planet

How does Pedro’s Planet benefit other businesses in the St. Louis area?

Chuck Pass, Chief Operations Officer at Pedro’s Planet, appeared on TNtv and said his company sells “environment”.

The firm visits companies throughout the St. Louis Metro area and helps them recycle waste to include plastic, paper, toner cartridges and eWaste.

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