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Consumer Alert: Be Aware of Microsoft Tech Phone Scam


A new telephone scam is beginning to impact computer users nationwide.

“The Microsoft Tech Support Scam” involves an unwarranted solicitation from a caller identifying themselves as a tech support person with Microsoft.

The caller then details several problem areas that need to be corrected immediately on your computer...


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Business Lessons Learned From The Target Hacker Attack

The news of the recent hacker attacks against Target and most recently Nieman Marcus provide a real wake-up call for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

These two join a growing list of breached companies that over the past months have included Snapchat, Skype, and Yahoo! just name a few. Many smaller firms also reported unwanted intrusions.

The physical impact of a hacking attack can be devastating. For instance malware can infect a desktop computer and reveal administrator credentials...

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Is Your Business HIPAA Compliant?

Many businesses are under the assumption that HIPAA laws and regulations apply only to hospitals and medical systems.

However any company, practice, or organization, that deals in any way with medical information must be compliant with HIPAA laws. This includes all firms that work with healthcare entities either on an internal or external basis.

Sarah Badahman, a HIPAA Compliance Specialist with Symvato, appeared on TNtv.  She said HIPAA regulations apply to a large variety of firms from...

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ThrottleNet Achieves Elite Partner Status with BDR Solutions Provider Datto

ThrottleNet, Inc., one of the fastest growing IT firms in St. Louis, announces it has achieved Elite Partner Status with Datto, an award winning vendor of backup, disaster recovery (BDR), and intelligent business continuity (IBC) solutions. Datto provides best-in-class technology and support to some 5000+ channel partners through North America and Europe.

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Does Bitcoin Make Good Sense?

By Marc Arbesman, CIO, ThrottleNet, Inc.

What is the hottest technology development of 2013? Most experts will point to the rise of bitcoin.



Bitcoin is on the rise as a digital currency used worldwide. It is a type of money controlled and stored entirely by computers spread across the Internet. More people and more businesses are starting to utilize it.

Unlike a plain U.S. dollar or Euro, bitcoin is also a form of payment system sort of like Paypal or a credit card network.

You can hold on to it, spend it or trade it. It can be moved around cheaply and easily almost like sending an email.

Bitcoin allows you to create transactions without revealing your identity. Yet the system operates in plain public view.





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Make Christmas Great for Needy Kids by Donating to the Holiday Wishes Program at Children’s Home Society

Do you have coloring books, clothing, diapers, dolls, flashlights, and even hygiene products you can donate to needy kids and their families?

The Children’s Home Society of Missouri has created a Holiday Wishes Program to help families in need enjoy a little Christmas cheer during the holiday season.

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ThrottleNet Named Top IT Firm for 2013 by Small Business Monthly

ST. LOUIS, MO – December 5, 2013 – ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has been named one of the top IT firms in St. Louis for 2013 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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Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Has your business growth stalled?  Are you spending more time working in your business and not on it?

Ron Ameln, editor of St. Louis Small Business Monthly, appeared on TNtv.  He said many business owners get fixated on managing the day-to-day operations of their company without generating a growth plan for future success.

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A Firewall Is A Firewall, Right?


By Mike Heil, CEO, ThrottleNet, Inc.

Your firewall is the first line of defense when protecting your network from the wilds of the Internet.  Often, Firewalls are an afterthought and not given priority when working through your HIPAA technical policy manual.

A firewall is in essence a guard that questions every packet or piece of data that wants to cross either way to the Internet or in to your private network.  Good firewalls can...


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How to Secure Data - Your Number One Asset

How secure is your data? It may not be as safe as you think.

Jeff Ward, managing partner with the accounting firm Stone Carlie, appeared on TNtv.  He said business owners must think about their data as another key asset just like cash, accounts receivable and fixed assets.

Ward said there are five components of data security to include...

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