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Tips To Protect Your Small Business From Information Security Breaches

data protection It services for small businessSmall business owners hear about all the big information security breaches at national companies and think, “This could never happen to us!”

Not so fast. The need for IT services for small business is larger than ever, and there is plenty of evidence to back it up.

Take for instance ongoing list of information security breaches the Identity Theft Resource Center publishes.

Going through the PDF, you will see the big guys and the information security breaches you have read about on the news. Target. AT&T. Lowes. Walgreens. It’s not just those companies, though. There are hundreds of smaller companies, many in the healthcare sector, that you probably haven’t heard of who have had information security breaches in the past year.

Did these small businesses think they were susceptible to information security breaches? Probably not. It’s not about how big or how small you are, as a business owner, you have assets you consider valuable. If you consider them valuable, there is a good chance a hacker may find them useful as well.

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What The Battle For The Best Smartwatch Could Mean For You

Apple, Google and Samsung are all in a rush to grab you by the wrist. The heat has been turned up for computer wearables and the focus is centered above your hand.

The first Google Android Wear smartwatches have just been released. They appear as the LG G Watch and Samsung's Gear Live.

Meantime the clock is ticking on Apple's iWatch debut...

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How to Leverage The New Desktop

Are older PCs and laptops slowing down your business process? Is your company up to date on the latest desktop technology?

Todd Budde, a VCIO with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how new advancements in desktop technology can help you eliminate larger out-of-date equipment while improving business operations.

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Is Your Technology On Schedule? A Discussion on Hardware Refresh

Does your firm waste valuable dollars purchasing new work stations and software on a haphazard basis? Are you impeding the productivity of your staff by waiting for outdated equipment to break down before you replace it?

Todd Budde, a VCIO with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the importance of a technology refresh schedule and how it can help a company save money and even improve staff productivity.

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3 Small Business Technology Trends To Watch

small business technology trends for summer 2014The way small businesses operate in 2014 is very different than they operated in 1954. Part of that is common sense. Times change. Creativity in business is becoming more important, as companies try to position themselves above the competition.

Business technology is ever-evolving. This doesn’t just affect big corporations who can afford a multi-million dollar IT budget. Nine out of every 10 businesses is categorized as a small business. Seven out of every 10 jobs is a small business job. A lot is riding on small business technology in 2014. Creativity in business is the difference between profiting and being left behind.

Consider these three actionable, profit-driving goals for small business technology this summer.

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Has Your Company Been The Victim of Social Engineering?

Has a member of your staff been “socially engineered”? Has an apparent friendly outsider somehow manipulated a staff member to gain access to your data and breach your corporate network?

Todd Budde, a VCIO with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the dangers of social engineering and how to prevent it from occurring.

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Why Apple's IOS8 Operating System Should Excite Users and Developers

Apple's new iOS8 operating system was recently revealed at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco.

While iOS8 may not be a game changer it certainly offers many new features for business use and should excite developers wishing to share and create applications within the new framework.

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St. Louis Has a Strong Tech Future

The St. Louis area is suddenly becoming known as a hot-bed for technology.

Mike Heil, a Partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to analyze the forces behind St. Louis’ rise as a technology hub spot and the future prospects for tech-related growth and employment.

Heil said that St. Louis is future proofing its economy by...

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Is Your Network Overweight?

Does your company utilize its PCs to mainly access corporate programs and information via web browsers?  Could your firm benefit by utilizing a less expensive infrastructure that still produces the same results?

Eric Aguado, a Partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss how utilizing a thin client infrastructure could be a real benefit for many types of organizations.

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Outsourcing Pros and Cons: Reasons for and Against Outsourcing the Software Development Cycle

outsourcing pros and consOne of the biggest questions startups have is whether or not to outsource the software development cycle. There are plenty of outsourcing pros and cons to weigh and consider when making such an important decision for your business. After all, you want personnel who know software engineering inside and out, but also want the software development cycle to have a positive effect on your company’s bottom line.

These are some outsourcing pros and cons to consider when making this important decision for your business.

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