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Do You Have A Goat Problem?

 

There is an infestation that is an anathema to business networks everywhere.  This infestation isn’t a virus, hackers or malware.  It’s none other than a goat.  See, you have a goat infestation, and it’s chewing you out of your profits and sanity. 

Many of the attributes of bad IT can humorously, and sadly quite literally, be attributed to mirror attributes in goats.  This sounds quite ludicrous, but it’s a very effective way to put a finger on a problem plaguing so many businesses.

Simply said, the goat is anything that prevents your technology from improving and supporting your business in the most efficient, productive and profitable way possible.  Allow me to lay out the symptoms and you can decide for yourself.

 
 
 
 

How Apple's iOS 7 Can Impact Your Business

 
 

By Marc Arbesman

Businesses waiting to get their hands on Apple's new iOS 7 mobile operating system should not have to wait too much longer.

iOS 7 is now in beta testing and should be released to the general public in early fall.

Apple is already meeting with potential business customers to tout the system, its new design and what they say are all new features. Apple claims it is the most significant system update since the original iPhone....

 

Technology To Improve Your Business Shouldn’t Be “Do It Yourself”

 

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To keep business running, manage growth, reduce risk and costs, look outside for the expertise you need.

Entrepreneurs, especially in their early years, try to do things themselves. As their companies grow, they put together a team of diverse talents to handle various aspects of business: manufacturing, sales, marketing, operations and finance. Back when technology was primarily focused on accounting and finance, it was possible to have a person or small team to handle IT needs.

 

 

 

How Google's New Products Impact You

 

By Marc Arbesman

Google just announced a flurry of new products and new services. The goal is to improve their current offerings, add some new ones, and make your personal and professional lives a little easier.

The question becomes are they useful and will someone actually use them to enhance their own productivity.

Microsoft Office 13: The Good, The Bad and The Undecided

 
 

Microsoft has launched Office 13. The follow-up to Office 10 offers some new features that users may appreciate and find most useful. However it fails to qualify as anything resembling breakthrough technology and may leave many on the undecided list as to whether the software is a necessary investment.

 

ThrottleNet Named Best In Reliability by Small Business Monthly

ST. LOUIS, MO -- April 2, 2013 -- ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has been named one of the most reliable companies in the St. Louis area 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.

 

Getting Clear on Google Glass

Google Glass is generating lots of hype. The product which Google says may make wearable computing mainstream, has not even reached the marketplace.

In fact some estimates indicate Glass will not be available to the general public until late 2013 or 2014 at the earliest.

So why all the buzz?

 
 

Could Your Business Be Hacked?

Computer hacking, hackers, and the unfortunate "hackees" have been a hot topic of late.

First it was the Chinese who were thought to employ an army of hackers to penetrate government infrastructure and the Fortune 500 companies.

Cybersecurity firm Mandiant reported that these hackers were looking to gain access to broad categories of intellectual property, including technology blueprints, proprietary manufacturing processes, test results, business plans, pricing documents, partnership agreements, and emails and contact lists from the leadership of various organizations. The Chinese Government has publicly denied any involvement.

 
 
 
 
 
 

ThrottleNet Named A Best Company for Customer Service in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO -- ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has been named one of the top local companies for customer service 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.

Why A Mobile Application Makes Good Business Sense

By Marc Arbesman, ThrottleNet, Inc.

Many business owners are studying the impact of the growing mobile marketplace. Cell phone and tablet sales are increasing by tens of millions each year and executives are gauging how to interact with these devices to improve sales, enhance customer interaction and improve worker efficiency.

 

Consumers are not only purchasing these smaller devices for social use but are utilizing them to conduct business transactions. This trend will continue to increase. According to research firm Forrester, mobile commerce will reach $31 billion by 2016. A report by marketing research firm Gartner predicts by 2015 mobile apps will account for 50% of all sales....