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IT Solutions That Overcome The Difficulty that is IT Recruiting

It’s a new year and companies are turning the books on 2014 to begin identifying their needs for 2015. As long as there are businesses, there will be employees, so it’s no surprise that staffing and IT recruiting gain a fair amount of attention this time of the year.

Information technology is a skilled trade. Companies need information technology personnel, but many businesses, small businesses in particular, have an increasingly difficult time finding employees capable of performing these tasks through both internal and external IT recruiting efforts.

According to a recent study by Manpower Group, IT Staff was identified as the 8th toughest job to fill in 2014.

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Should You Move Your Network to the Cloud?

Are you thinking about moving your on-site network to the cloud? Whether you are considering using one feature of the cloud, or moving your entire network of workstations and servers, do you understand all the positives and negatives of making this transition?

Dustin Leefers, a Senior Network Infrastructure Engineer with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the pros and cons of moving your network infrastructure to cloud based technology. 

Leefers said moving to the cloud makes a lot of sense for many businesses. The key reasons include…

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ThrottleNet Launches New Website

 

ST. LOUIS, MO – January 6, 2015 – ThrottleNet, an IT firm specializing in outsourced IT through Managed Network Services, announces they have launched a new website at http://www.throttlenet.com.

The new website details how companies can “throttle up” their business with ThrottleNet through managed network, managed backup, cloud computing, mobile apps and development, and IT hardware.

The site features episodes of TNtv, http://www.throttlenet.com/media/tntv, ThrottleNet’s online weekly television program with insights on technology trends, and TNTuneUp, an online program full of helpful hints on how to improve your tech capabilities.  It also includes testimonials, media coverage, a press room, and awards won by the firm.

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ThrottleNet Named Best In Quality in 2015 by Small Business Monthly

 

 

ST. LOUIS, MO – January 6, 2015 – ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has been named to the Best In Quality list of companies 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.

 

 

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ThrottleNet Named Top IT Firm for 2014 by Small Business Monthly

 

 

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS, MO – December 15, 2014 – 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 third year in a row ThrottleNet has received this recognition.

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Business Lessons Learned from the Sony Hack Attack

By George Rosenthal

The hack attack on Sony has been a business disaster for the movie company.

In addition to leaked emails, revelation of salary data, and unfortunate disclosure of various private opinions regarding movie stars and upcoming films, the company’s stock price fell by double digits. 

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How to Stop Online Ads That Follow You Around the Internet & Save Christmas

You just bought your wife a nice Christmas present online. You’ve followed through with your purchase and can kick back to enjoy a nice, steaming mug of hot chocolate while basking in your accomplishment. She asks to use the computer. No big deal, right?

While online security is a big concern consumers have during the holiday season, as more than 44% of holiday gifts are purchased online, your biggest security concern may be ads that follow you around the internet and keeping them from the person you love the most.

During the holiday season, online marketers are beefing up their personalized retargeting efforts, utilizing the Google Display Network to target past visitors who have viewed product pages or have added those products to their online carts.

Personalized retargeting ads can appear just about anywhere, as retailers and their marketing partners are creating ads that follow you around the internet and buying up space on all kids of websites, including social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

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ThrottleNet's Top 10 Tech Gifts Under $100

top-10-tech-gifts-under-$100-santaGreat technology is becoming more affordable, and that’s a great sign, considering everyone on your list wants the latest and greatest gadgetry available.

ThrottleNet has compiled a list of 10 affordable tech gifts available for under $100. Spread some holiday cheer and give the gift of technology this year, by considering any of our top 10 tech gifts under $100 available through various retailors.  

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Understanding the Economics of IT

Are you confused about how much you should spend annually on IT? Does your budget allocate too much or too little for IT support?  

In part one of a two-part series, Eric Aguado, a partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how a business can create a baseline to plan for annual IT expenditures.

Aguado cited a study from Gartner, the large research firm, which released a report called Gartner IT Metrics Data. The survey details by industry the percentage of annual revenue a company spends on tech support.

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What Is Net Neutrality and How It Will Affect You?

Do you understand the meaning of “net neutrality”?  Do you have an opinion of how government and business can work together to maintain free, open high speed access on the Internet despite more and more traffic?

Mike Heil, a partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss net neutrality and why it’s becoming a major issue.

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