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From the monthly archives: February, 2014

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What Now for Microsoft?

Microsoft has a new CEO. And while many experts and pundits are debating the appointment of Satya Nadella to lead this technology giant, one thing is clear, Microsoft continues to succeed as the dominant player in the business and enterprise marketplace.

Dozens of articles and commentaries have been critical of Microsoft's latest product offerings, and rightfully so. Clearly the company misread the market for tablet devices with the rollout of Windows 8, RT and the Surface. Targeting the student and education marketplace did not work. A lack of available apps is not helping the cause. However...

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Are You Holding Your IT Department Accountable?

Many business owners do not have the knowledge or expertise to know if their IT person, staff or outsourced vendor is performing up to expectations, in line with their business goals.

Many executives assume their technology is working appropriately even though it may not be designed for peak performance, cost efficiency and future growth.

Mike Heil, Owner of ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how business owners can gain a better handle on their use of technology and hold their IT staff more accountable.

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ThrottleNet Named Best In Customer Service by Small Business Monthly




ST. LOUIS, MO-- ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO, has been named named one of the best local companies for customer service by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, a magazine providing ideas, strategies and insights for CEOs, CFOs, presidents, owners and other top executives to help them grow their companies.

The firm is one of just 28 area companies receiving this recognition. The winning companies are selected from nominations and comments from clients. The full list of businesses receiving this acknowledgement appears in the publication’s February, 2014 edition.

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Windows XP Is Gone, Were You Prepared?

Microsoft has announced it is ending support for its Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014.
The impact of this “end of life” decision could be disastrous for anyone operating on the XP platform.

Eric Aguado, Chief Operating Officer of ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to address this issue and provide some action steps XP users can take to avoid the onset of a system failure or computer virus infection.

Aguado said that while Microsoft has released plans to continue to support XP with its Security Essentials program it will no longer provide...

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