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You Know You Have Cyber Security Risks, So Why Not Act on Them?

According to an article in Fortune Magazine detailing a recent survey by NTT Com Security, companies are well aware of cyber security risks.

However, many are taking their time implementing procedures to help protect their networks from disaster that may stem from cyber security risks.

The NTT Com study on security breaches polled 1,000 executives, and disturbingly only half of them stated they had a formal plan in place to protect their networks from an attack.

This lack of urgency is even more troubling, given that the majority of respondents were well aware that they should be taking cyber security risks more seriously.

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Should You Upgrade to Windows 10? The DOD Answered Yes

Windows 10 officially launched in July and while the operating system is already live on over 200 million devices worldwide, the switch isn’t overnight for most businesses.

Whether you are satisfied with your current operating system or have just been waiting until the kinks are worked out, now may be a good time to update to the latest version of Windows.

The operating system recently received a vote of confidence from the Department of Defense, which plans to deploy the operating system to more than 4 million agency-owned devices by early next year. 

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HoloLens: Is Augmented Reality The Next Big Thing?

 

By George Rosenthal

Microsoft is busily creating what they hope will be the next big thing in a virtual reality type product called HoloLens.

Designed for gamers and others who enjoy a 3-D experience it’s something like virtual reality (VR) but different, more like augmented reality.

The platform is based on computer generated “holograms” with a virtual projection. The holograms look and act like they are part of the real world.

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Technology Trends to Watch in 2016

Forbes recently put out a list of the top 10 technology trends for 2016 from Gartner. There were few surprises among them, as we live and breathe t

For IT leaders at small businesses, it is important to be aware of technology trends and continue to adapt business practices to suite the growing needs of a technology hungry audience.echnology every day, and see it evolve before our eyes.

In this article, we have picked five of those technology trends that everyone should be aware of moving forward through the New Year.

 

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Lose Weight, Spend Wiser & Quit Bad Habits - Make a New Year's Resolution for Better IT in 2016

better-it-in-2016We’ve turned the page on 2015. With a new year comes time to reflect on what we’ve put behind us and the excitement that lies in front of us.

It’s New Year’s Resolution time. Your personal goals might be to lose weight, save money or curb your endless Netflix marathon habit. Now’s the time to make a change.

The same holds true for businesses. With a new year comes new budgets and new opportunity. Strictly looking at IT management, what are the things you want your business to focus on differently in 2016?

Above all else, you want your business to grow in 2016. Make commitment to seeing it happen by considering these New Year’s Resolutions for IT in 2016.

 

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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 once again been named one of the top IT firms in St. Louis 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. This is the sixth year in a row ThrottleNet has received this recognition.

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Facebook at Work: Will It Work For You?

By George Rosenthal

Facebook at Work is a new version of the social network designed for business use. It is moving out of beta stage and could soon be readily available as a business tool for both large and small businesses.

Based on the Facebook personal platform, its goal is to enhance communication among colleagues and improve efficiency in the workplace.  By using the platform’s Groups feature, a company can reportedly cut down pointless workplace emails, eliminate long email threads, and provide a customizable place for conversations. 

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The Internet of Things is beginning to look like a Lot This Christmas

internet-of-things-santaThis Christmas, something underneath the tree is bound to become connected after it’s finally unwrapped.

Experts expect 50 million connected devices to be sold during the holiday season this year. Light bulbs, coffee makers, thermostats, door bells, garage door openers and more have gotten quite the upgrade just in time for the holidays.

Last year, a box of light bulbs would have been considered as grand a Christmas gift as a lump of coal. Thanks to Philips Hue, light bulbs are actually pretty cool. Everything, and we mean everything is becoming connected. It’s not can a product become smarter, it’s when will someone make that product smarter.

When those packages, boxes and bags containing smart home solutions are unwrapped, there are plenty of considerations to make. You can’t just hand grandpa an Amazon echo and expect him to use it every day, or even know it does.

Here are some things to be aware of when gifting and receiving connected devices for the holidays.

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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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ThrottleNet expects 24 new jobs due to Crestwood growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRESTWOOD, MO. — The Missouri Department of Economic Development today announced that a Crestwood-based IT company is expanding its presence in Missouri. ThrottleNet, Inc., has experienced an increase in demand for its services, prompting the company to project hiring 24 new full-time jobs within the next five years.

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