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From the category archives: Managed Network

As a managed network company, we write quite a few blog posts about managed network services. Get our thoughts on the latest industry trends along with hundreds of different reasons to outsource some aspects of your IT operations. Read more below!

ThrottleNet Announces Two New Local 24 Hour IT Support and Assistance Programs

New Programs Provide Real Live Local Assistance Anytime You Need Them 

ST. LOUIS, MO -- February 9, 2017 -- ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO, announces two new local 24 hour IT support and assistance programs offering real around the clock help from real people in the St. Louis area.

Rapid Response is a 24 hour IT support program. It is designed to fix issues that can happen overnight and after normal business hours.

24 Hour Help Desk IT Support provides a live person to handle all issues by phone, remote chat or email. It provides business owners with a local resource to discuss any compelling issues that may occur, no matter what time of day.

 

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Healthcare Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

healthcare-it-trends-in-2017The future of healthcare technology continues to evolve and present new challenges to those working in IT departments within the healthcare sector.

CDW recently released an article on 7 Health Tech Trends for 2017 in its Winter 2016 Edition of the Tech Health Report detailing the healthcare technology trends we should be looking out for in the new year.

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6 Critical It Tasks to Accomplish While Your Team Is On Summer Vacation

summer-it-tasksYou’re the IT guy and its mid-August. You look around the office and hear crickets. The boss is on summer vacation, and things are pretty quiet.

Peace is hard to come by in the IT world, and when things simmer down just a bit you want to do nothing more than just relax.

That’s never the case, however. Today you’re not being pulled in 10 different directions by 20 different people in three different departments. This means you finally have the time to get some real work done to benefit your organization and the possibilities are endless.

If things happen to slow down this summer take the time to address these six important IT tasks you may not have otherwise had the time to tackle. Read more!

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Spring Cleaning and Network Maintenance

spring-clean-your-networkOutside, the temperatures are bearable and flowers and trees are starting to bloom.

Your server closet, however, is a completely different story.

Spring is often seen as a time of cleansing and is the perfect time to shore up loose ends in your infrastructure and conduct routine network maintenance.

Read these ideas to get you thinking about network maintenance and spring cleaning your network.

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How A Virtual CIO is Like A Good College Basketball Coach

basketball-coach-virtual-cioEvery year offices across the nation, including ThrottleNet, come down with March Madness.

While our brackets are far from perfect, March is a month full of excitement. While players win championships, it’s their leaders on the sideline that we focus in on, as they play a big part in recruiting the right players, drawing up plays and calling timeouts at just the right moment.

In many ways, a Virtual CIO is to an IT department as a good college basketball coach is to his team. A great coach can make a good team even better.

 

 

 

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What Star Wars Can Teach Us about Better Network Management

star-wars-network-managementIn case you haven’t heard, there’s a new Star Wars film coming out this holiday season.

Star Wars has been one of the most iconic cinema franchises of the past 50 years. What’s not to love? There’s action (countless light saber duals and battles), romance (Han Solo and Princess Leia), family conflict (Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father, after all), Political corruption, and an underlying plot of good versus evil.

Here are five lessons Star Wars can teach us about better network management.

 

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How Cheap IT Will Cost You

Your business is an investment, and we know that investing in inferior products is never a sound business decision.

Yet, business leaders continue to under-invest in IT, take shortcuts, hire the lowest bidder and allow goats into their workspace

Going the cheap route on IT and Managed Services severely limits your ability to reach business transformation goals, and often times results in overspending on other areas of your business. Business owners are always looking to cut costs, but in this age of technology, underspending on IT is not the answer.

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Don’t Be Held Hostage by Your IT Guy

Business owners, is your IT guy or Managed Services Provider holding you hostage? Do they have full control of your domain name and key operating systems making it nearly impossible to sever a relationship with them should something go wrong? 

Eric Aguado, COO and Partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how a company can avoid a potential hostage situation with an employee or current MSP vendor.

First, Aguado said a business should be listed as...

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Understanding the Economics of IT

Are you confused about how much you should spend annually on IT? Does your budget allocate too much or too little for IT support?  

In part one of a two-part series, Eric Aguado, a partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how a business can create a baseline to plan for annual IT expenditures.

Aguado cited a study from Gartner, the large research firm, which released a report called Gartner IT Metrics Data. The survey details by industry the percentage of annual revenue a company spends on tech support.

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Three Scary Network Killers

Are you aware of the three scariest concerns that could bring down your computer network?

Todd Budde, Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) with ThrottleNet appeared on TNtv to discuss the three most harmful scenarios he has seen that can quickly turn your IT network into a total disaster. 

The three include...

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