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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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The Future Of Credit Cards With Chip And Pin Technology Is Coming To America

credit card pin and chip technologyCredit Card chip technology has been common in Europe, and most of the world for several years, but it took a large, nationwide data breach at Target, one that taught us many valuable business lessons, to convince American banks and retailers to begin to stray away from the current credit card technology, which has been around for more than 50 years.

The future of credit cards is coming in the next 18 months, according to Bloomberg. The transition to chip and pin technology won’t be easy, though. Visa and Mastercard have set a deadline of October 2015 to implement this technology, which seems optimistic, considering only 1.5 percent of existing cards and 10 percent of sales terminals are ready as of right now.

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Key Focus Areas for Technology Training

The use of technology plays an ever increasing role in day-to-day business operations. Ensuring your staff is properly trained on all related tech processes is vital for corporate productivity and long-term growth.

Todd Budde, a Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to address the crucial areas of focus for technology training. These include…

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5 Best Practices for IT Support

ThrottleNet performs dozens of network assessments each month. These assessments are utilized to help businesses identify problems areas and make changes so their networks can perform at optimum levels. Interestingly, nearly all of these assessments have the same five common areas of concern.

Todd Budde, a Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv, to address these concerns and detail solutions to fix them. These issues include…

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What’s Your Company Worth? Part 2

Adam Herman, Director of Consulting, CPA and Accredited Business Valuator with Mueller Prost PC, paid a visit to TNtv to discuss how a business owner can value their company for a potential sale or merger.

In part 2 of a two-part series, Herman detailed that business owners need to demonstrate earnings stability as well as upward earnings growth prior to listing their company for sale. Questionable earnings growth can indicate risk with a potential buyer.

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What’s Your Company Worth? A Lesson in Business Valuation

Do you understand the true value of business? Is your company properly positioned for sale or transfer of stock ownership?

Adam Herman, Director of Consulting, CPA and Accredited Business Valuator with Mueller Prost PC, paid a visit to TNtv to discuss how a business owner can value their company for a potential sale or merger.

In part one of a two-part series, Herman explained that businesses are often sold for several reasons. This can include an exit strategy, handing over shares to family members, exploring a possible merger or unfortunately selling due to a divorce.

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Heartbleed and Your Secure Passwords

heartbleed and secure passwordsOnce again, password encryption is back on the minds of Americans after the discovery of the Heartbleed Bug, which is being called one of the most serious bugs to ever hit the internet.

Heartbleed is a bug in OpenSSL that allows anyone to access and read any encrypted data sent between your computer and a server. This means your username, secure password and other confidential information, including credit card numbers could be at risk.  

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Retailers Now Offer Free Consumer Credit Monitoring But Is It Enough?

Retailers Target and Micheal's are taking major steps to regain customer confidence lost in recent data breaches. Those security breaches impacted millions of customers and caused numerous credit and identity problems for shoppers.

Both companies are now offering free services to combat future problems. Some include no-charge credit monitoring for one year, free annual credit reports, access to a fraud resolution agent should you be a victim of ID theft, and fraud resolution insurance up to $1 million to cover any costs that may occur.

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