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Future Alternatives to Passwords: Is Change Coming?


alternatives to passwordsOver time, technology changes. 10 years ago, cloud computing didn’t exist. Neither did iPhones. The PlayStation 2 was the most advanced gaming system of all time and hybrid vehicles were just hitting the market.

There is no doubt that technology is evolving at a faster clip than ever before. Recently, there was news that credit cards would begin using pin and chip technology to cut down on identity theft, but credit card security is just one aspect of our identity, and just one piece of information that is stored online. What about password encryption?

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Combat Spam: Email Spam Filtering Techniques For Business

how to stop spam emailIn business, junk email is more than just an annoyance. Spam takes many forms; from irrelevant marketing emails about purchasing office equipment you do not need to annoying emails every time a random member of a LinkedIn group replies to a post. Junk email can really add up if you aren’t careful about managing it.

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How to Avoid IT Gimmicks

Is your IT company trying to lock you in on a three year contract? Do they ask you to pay a premium for the privilege of speaking to the owner of the IT firm?

Mike Heil, a partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how to watch for unnecessary gimmicks as IT firms attempt to secure your business. 

His tips include…

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Flying Past Cloud Computing Challenges – What Cloud Customers Seek In A Vendor

cloud computing challengesHere at ThrottleNet, we feel there are many advantages of the cloud. The cloud gives businesses the flexibility to access their files anytime, anywhere. It is easy to use, simple to set up, scalable and affordable.

Overall, the cloud is great for companies… and it takes up a whole lot less office space than a room full of servers.

While the concept of the cloud has been aroud since the 1950’s, it didn’t become a reality for private customers until 2008. Since cloud technology is still relatively new, it is no surprise that a recent Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)  cloud survey shows that there is a great deal of confusion amongst executives about the cloud – how it works, what it does and what the advantages of the cloud really are.

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Maintaining Privacy with Mobile Security

Are your mobile devices truly secure? Do your employees download dozens of apps that could possibly compromise your business and client information?  

Aaron Oliver, Senior Network Infrastructure Engineer with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how to maintain business security with mobile devices.

Oliver said the controversial news about the Facebook Messenger application is a good example of how an app can generate privacy concerns and raise red flags among its users.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Should You Buy It Now?

surface pro 3

Microsoft has launched the Surface Pro 3. The device is touted as the first tablet which can fully replace your laptop with a desktop experience.

The company calls it nothing short of revolutionary with a kickstand, optional click-in keyboard, and multiple ports including full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and microSD™ card reader.

The major benefit is that you can...

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Three Important Benefits of Virtual CIO Services

virtual cio servicesNot all small businesses can afford to carry a dedicated Chief Information Officer on payroll. While many small businesses do realize IT is important to their day-to-day operations, the IT department is often one person wearing many hats, including the role of a CIO.

Wearing many hats can make the life of an internal IT person very hectic. First it’s an issue with the server. Then it’s trying to resolve an issue with an employee’s workstation. Then it’s tracking down a license to add a necessary software component to another employee’s workstation.

At the end of the day, this model isn’t efficient.

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Your Taxes: What Will You Pay? Part Two

Do you have a well thought out tax strategy? Are you planning in advance for the best possible returns for not only this year but next year as well?

Doug Mueller, President of Mueller Prost PC, a St. Louis accounting firm, appeared on TNtv to discuss how to save money on future tax returns.

In the part two of a three-part TNtv segment, Mueller discussed the importance of developing a strategic plan to...

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Your Taxes: What Will You Pay?

Do you fully understand your tax return? Are you paying too much in taxes simply because you are not aware of all the variables involved in compiling your 1040?

Doug Mueller, President of Mueller Prost PC, a St. Louis accounting firm, appeared on TNtv to discuss how you can save money on your next return.

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Technology & Divorce - Hiding Assets in...BitCoin?

Is your spouse hiding their assets through Bitcoin or another new technology? Will you and your children be short-changed during a divorce proceeding?

Jonathan Marks, attorney and owner of The Marks Law Firm, appeared on TNtv to continue his discussion of how new advancements in technology are impacting family law.

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