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Occupational Burnout in The Information Security Field – How Managed Network Can Save Small Businesses From The Same

It’s no secret that people in the information security field are stressed out especially Chief Security Officers – and it’s also unfortunate that there’s a huge talent gap in the technology sector.

We’re not surprised to see the two are connected by occupational burnout– according to a new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC).

There are still new, talented, hungry people entering the information security field but unfortunately, the industry is seeing record low retention figures facilitated by occupational burnout at higher levels.

For entry-level IT professionals, live is for the most part good. Expectations for entry-level IT employees are basic enough and companies are more willing to be flexible. After working up the corporate ladder, things get tougher, blood pressure rises and turnover becomes more inevitable.

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Technology in the Classroom: Is it Hurting or Benefiting Our Future Workforce?

Besides walking 20 miles uphill both ways in six feet of snow to school, the older generation may remember the scent of freshly pounded chalkboard erasers and rummaging through pages upon pages of musty books in the library to find the perfect bit of research to add to a report.

Walk a post-millennial (Homelander?) through a school day in your shoes and you’ll undoubtedly receive a blank stare accompanied by a “that’s cool, want to see the app our teacher had us download today?”

The times, they are a-changin’. (And if you want another blank stare, bring up Bob Dylan.)

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ThrottleNet Named Best In Value for 2015 by Small Business Monthly

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS, MO – September 23, 2015 – ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has once again been named a “Best In Value” 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. 

Best In Value recognizes a select group of St. Louis area firms who provide outstanding value to their customers. The winning companies are selected from nominations and comments from clients. This is the third consecutive year ThrottleNet has received this recognition.

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Samsung’s Newest Phones Can Compete with Apple’s Best

 

By George Rosenthal 

Samsung has just launched its two new jumbo-screen smartphones. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are big, attractive and well designed. They appear to be the company’s best effort to date to take on Apple’s iPhone 6 series.

The phones are larger than the iPhone 6 Plus. Both have a 5.7 inch screen, bigger than the iPhone’s 5.5 inch screen. Both phones run Google’s Android operating system and share the same O.S. and high-resolution cameras.

The main difference between the two phones is...

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ThrottleNet Partners with Medical Weight Loss Center to Improve Staff Health and Wellness

 

ST. LOUIS, MO – August 24, 2015 – ThrottleNet, a technology firm specializing in Managed Network Services (MNS), announces it has partnered with Medical Weight Loss Center in St. Louis to design wellness and weight loss programs for ThrottleNet team members.

Seven members of the ThrottleNet team will be participating. The goal is to lose a combined 180 pounds in less than 45 days. 

The team is expected to lose 1 to 2 pounds per day, per person. This will be accomplished by a combination of HGC, fat burning injections and diet.

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Amazon Air’s Delivery Drones “As Common as Seeing a Mail Truck?” ThrottleNet Examines

It’s a bird! It’s a plane…no, it’s that organic birdseed and the die-cast B52 Bomber model you ordered online a few days ago, along with some toiletries and a few cans of Surge to wash down that taste of your impulse shopping adventures.

Like we discussed with Google’s Driverless Cars a few months back, another futuristic could-be reality coming soon is the implementation and regulation of delivery drones being pushed heavily by Amazon.

See what we think about delivery drones and whether or not they will put your neighborhood UPS driver out of a job or not. 

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ThrottleNet Launches New Live Video Program “TN Tech Talk”

 

TN Tech Talk with George Rosenthal Airs Live Weekly on Periscope

ST. LOUIS, MO – August 20, 2015 – ThrottleNet announces it has launched a new, interactive live video program called TN Tech Talk with George Rosenthal. The program is focused on IT issues and technology tips for business owners. It airs live weekly on Periscope, Twitter’s live broadcasting channel application, and will be posted as a podcast on iTunes. The program will also be available at ThrottleNet’s website, www.ThrottleNet.tv.

TN Tech Talk provides a discussion on...

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Is Periscope Worth The Hype? We Think So

Social media has been a big deal for business since 2007 when the first brands joined Twitter and Facebook launched advertising.

That landscape has continued to change with networks like Pinterest, Instagram and even Snapchat evolving to fit the needs of business marketers to expand their audience through social communication.

For better or worse, social media today is less about communicating with your friends and more about a universal conversation between you, your friends and…brands.

Is your brand on Periscope? ThrottleNet is!

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What You Need to Know about Windows 10

By George Rosenthal

Windows 10 is on its way. The Microsoft upgrade should be available for use in late July.

A preview look indicates there is much to like about this upgrade, especially for users of Windows 7.

First this upgrade is free. No longer is there a $50 or $100 fee. Microsoft wants to spread the system across all devices including not only PCs but smartphones and others. The goal is to get the app community excited about the new system and create more features and more usage long term. They hope the no-charge upgrade will do just that.

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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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