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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!

Virus Protection: Do I Need An Anti-Virus Solution For My Business?

do i need an anti virus solution?Some small businesses think they can get away without utilizing virus protection or anti-virus solutions on their machines. “My business is too small to be compromised,” they say. “I don’t have that much information, anyways,” “Virus protection is too expensive.”

They ask “Do I need an anti-virus solution?”

The fact is, yes. All businesses, regardless of size need some type of anti-virus solution in place to keep business operations running smoothly and productivity high.

The next time you wonder about virus protection, remember this. Hackers are after one thing: data. It doesn’t have to be big data, either.

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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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Three Important Benefits of Virtual CIO Services

virtual cio servicesNot all small businesses can afford to carry a dedicated Chief Information Officer on payroll. While many small businesses do realize IT is important to their day-to-day operations, the IT department is often one person wearing many hats, including the role of a CIO.

Wearing many hats can make the life of an internal IT person very hectic. First it’s an issue with the server. Then it’s trying to resolve an issue with an employee’s workstation. Then it’s tracking down a license to add a necessary software component to another employee’s workstation.

At the end of the day, this model isn’t efficient.

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Is Your Network Overweight?

Does your company utilize its PCs to mainly access corporate programs and information via web browsers?  Could your firm benefit by utilizing a less expensive infrastructure that still produces the same results?

Eric Aguado, a Partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how utilizing a thin client infrastructure could be a real benefit for many types of organizations.

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It’s Your Network, Not Theirs

Does your IT vendor believe they “own” your network? Do they offer a one-sized fits all solution without understanding the nuances of your network and your business goals? Mike Heil, a Partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the need for business owners to thoroughly analyze their technology needs before investing in any type of hardware upgrade or change in their IT service plan.

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Where Is Your VCIO?

Is your technology is alignment with your overall business goals? Could your company benefit by utilizing the skills and experience of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) on a virtual basis?

Eric Aguado, a Partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the many benefits of utilizing a Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) as part of a company’s technology program.

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Here's Why Your EMR is Slow

 


Are you a healthcare provider with multiple locations and wondering why your Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system is getting bogged down or even come to a crawl?

Aaron Oliver, Senior Network Infrastructure Engineer with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss why many EMR systems perform at extremely slow speeds at remote or satellite offices.

 

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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.

 
 
 
 

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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.

 

 

 

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Are you challenged with putting cost controls around your Information Technologies?

 

As the backbone of most businesses, Information Technology is becoming a larger portion of a company's budget each year. As a result, it require business owners to be more engaged in an aspect of their company they are not completely familiar with - how to effectively manage their I.T. infrastructure. 

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