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From the category archives: Business & Technology

ThrottleNet is a leader in the IT field focused on growing your business. We also have an unrivaled passion for technology. Read all of our blog posts on Business & Technology below!

Why You Should E-Cycle & How Your Company Can Get Involved

how to recycle electronics in st. louisAs many of our current customers know, ThrottleNet is a huge advocate of e-cycling, and has made a commitment to e-cycle whenever given the opportunity, either for ourselves or for our clients.

When companies go through hardware refresh cycles, they are often left with a heaping quantity of old computer equipment that takes up space and serves no real purpose. The fact is, many business owners don’t know how to recycle electronics and do not know of a computer recycling center in their area.

For most, it’s out with the old and in with the new, but what happens to the old?

Electronics are just like any other re-usable material, just like plastic or paper. The problem is, computers aren’t exactly biodegradable and while e-cycling requires special steps and commitments, it’s becoming more and more important for companies to step up and join in these initiatives.

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How to Avoid IT Gimmicks

Is your IT company trying to lock you in on a three year contract? Do they ask you to pay a premium for the privilege of speaking to the owner of the IT firm?

Mike Heil, a partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how to watch for unnecessary gimmicks as IT firms attempt to secure your business. 

His tips include…

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How to Leverage The New Desktop

Are older PCs and laptops slowing down your business process? Is your company up to date on the latest desktop technology?

Todd Budde, a VCIO with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how new advancements in desktop technology can help you eliminate larger out-of-date equipment while improving business operations.

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Is Your Technology On Schedule? A Discussion on Hardware Refresh

Does your firm waste valuable dollars purchasing new work stations and software on a haphazard basis? Are you impeding the productivity of your staff by waiting for outdated equipment to break down before you replace it?

Todd Budde, a VCIO with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the importance of a technology refresh schedule and how it can help a company save money and even improve staff productivity.

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3 Small Business Technology Trends To Watch

small business technology trends for summer 2014The way small businesses operate in 2014 is very different than they operated in 1954. Part of that is common sense. Times change. Creativity in business is becoming more important, as companies try to position themselves above the competition.

Business technology is ever-evolving. This doesn’t just affect big corporations who can afford a multi-million dollar IT budget. Nine out of every 10 businesses is categorized as a small business. Seven out of every 10 jobs is a small business job. A lot is riding on small business technology in 2014. Creativity in business is the difference between profiting and being left behind.

Consider these three actionable, profit-driving goals for small business technology this summer.

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Outsourcing Pros and Cons: Reasons for and Against Outsourcing the Software Development Cycle

outsourcing pros and consOne of the biggest questions startups have is whether or not to outsource the software development cycle. There are plenty of outsourcing pros and cons to weigh and consider when making such an important decision for your business. After all, you want personnel who know software engineering inside and out, but also want the software development cycle to have a positive effect on your company’s bottom line.

These are some outsourcing pros and cons to consider when making this important decision for your business.

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Key Focus Areas for Technology Training

The use of technology plays an ever increasing role in day-to-day business operations. Ensuring your staff is properly trained on all related tech processes is vital for corporate productivity and long-term growth.

Todd Budde, a Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to address the crucial areas of focus for technology training. These include…

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5 Best Practices for IT Support

ThrottleNet performs dozens of network assessments each month. These assessments are utilized to help businesses identify problems areas and make changes so their networks can perform at optimum levels. Interestingly, nearly all of these assessments have the same five common areas of concern.

Todd Budde, a Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv, to address these concerns and detail solutions to fix them. These issues include…

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What’s Your Company Worth? Part 2

Adam Herman, Director of Consulting, CPA and Accredited Business Valuator with Mueller Prost PC, paid a visit to TNtv to discuss how a business owner can value their company for a potential sale or merger.

In part 2 of a two-part series, Herman detailed that business owners need to demonstrate earnings stability as well as upward earnings growth prior to listing their company for sale. Questionable earnings growth can indicate risk with a potential buyer.

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What’s Your Company Worth? A Lesson in Business Valuation

Do you understand the true value of business? Is your company properly positioned for sale or transfer of stock ownership?

Adam Herman, Director of Consulting, CPA and Accredited Business Valuator with Mueller Prost PC, paid a visit to TNtv to discuss how a business owner can value their company for a potential sale or merger.

In part one of a two-part series, Herman explained that businesses are often sold for several reasons. This can include an exit strategy, handing over shares to family members, exploring a possible merger or unfortunately selling due to a divorce.

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