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Business Process Improvement Through Automation: 10 Tasks Better Left to Robots

business-process-automationSometimes, the most monotonous tasks are also the most essential to everyday business.

Luckily, business process automation can make almost anything less time consuming, stressful and repetitive. Automating business processes allows you to shift your focus towards more important tasks with the added benefit of improved accuracy.

If automating business processes is on your mind this spring, here 10 business process automation ideas to start thinking about: 

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The New Instagram Algorithm: Why They’re Doing It & How It’s Being Received

instagram-algorithm-updatesWebsites are always changing and adapting to the ever-evolving landscape of the Internet. Staying up-to-date on social network news in particular can be difficult. These days it seems like every business actively manages at least one social media account regardless as to whether they are B2B or B2C focused. And why wouldn’t they? Besides being free to join, social media platforms give brands the opportunity to market directly to their target audience in a comfortable setting.

But here’s what a lot of brands tend to forget about social media: users aren’t on social sites for brands, they’re on there for their friends and family. Users don’t want their feeds flooded with a long list of ads, coupons, deals, and flyers from brands. Algorithms prevent this by displaying content people care about most at the top of their feeds. When this happens, posts are not in a perfect chronological order.

Instagram is the latest platform to announce a change to their algorithm, and a lot of people are angry about it. We explain the Instagram changes below, and what they mean for your social media marketing strategy.

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Apple’s new iPad Pro: Smaller May Just Be Better

Apple’s new iPad Pro offers users some nice upgrades in a small package, all for enhanced computing and entertainment capabilities.

The tech giant has not only made the small size “Pro” more portable but also more powerful.

The device is only 9.7 inches, a scaled down version of its 12.9 inch iPad Pro bigger brother. In many ways it will remind the user of its predecessor, the iPad Air 2.

Measurements are similar to the Air 2. It is 9.4 inches tall, 6.6 inches wide and 0.24 inches thick.

But listen up because the new iPad Pro has added listening capability.

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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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Samsung’s New Galaxy S7 Should Have Huge Impact on Phone Market

Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 mobile phone is now available. All reports indicate the device is Samsung’s best product to date to compete with Apple’s popular iPhone series.

The phone stands out in both appearance and feel. It has a shiny metal and glass backing that makes it stand out from competitors. The curved back and sides make it comfortable to hold. The rounded edges add to grip and appearance. Overall it is more contoured and attractive than last year’s Galaxy S6. 

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ThrottleNet Named Best In Reliability for 2016 by Small Business Monthly

 

 

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS, MO – March 2, 2016 – ThrottleNet has once again been named a Best In Reliability company 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. The 2016 award represents the fourth year in a row ThrottleNet has received this recognition.

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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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