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End of Windows XP Support is Coming

In a few short months, Windows XP operating systems will reach the end of their life-cycle. After April 8, 2014, personal users and organizations still using Windows XP will be running it as unsupported software. Released in 2001, Windows XP is Microsoft's most successful operating system. After April of next year, this software’s life-cycle will have reached an end.

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Ballmer’s Gone, So What’s Next for Microsoft?













By Marc Arbesman

Steve Ballmer’s apparent forced retirement after 13 years at Microsoft leaves many questioning the future direction of the software company.

Analysts have been concerned about the static price of Microsoft shares which have not gone above $38 in over a decade. This occurring while other firms like Apple have seen their shares skyrocket.

The company has been fixated on its Office and Server business offerings. Both are highly profitable but none are what analysts would call a game changer.

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Virtual Strategy Magazine interviews George Rosenthal, President of ThrottleNet, Inc.


Recently President of ThrottleNet, George Rosenthal, was interviewed by Virtual Strategy Magazine. The interview was published as read below:

VSM: We hear a lot of buzz about cloud technologies. Some businesses are already on-board with a cloud strategy while others have yet to take full advantage of some of the benefits the cloud offers. Can you review exactly what the cloud is?

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ThrottleNet Achieves Gold Partner Status with Cloud Provider Intermedia


Gold Partner is the highest designation provided by Intermedia


Aug. 13, 2013 - ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS, MO –  ThrottleNet, Inc, announces it has achieved Gold Partner status with Intermedia, the premier provider of cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses. The Gold Partner is the highest certification provided by Intermedia. Firms such as ThrottleNet must meet high standards of performance to qualify for the designation.

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Do You Have A Goat Problem?


There is an infestation that is an anathema to business networks everywhere.  This infestation isn’t a virus, hackers or malware.  It’s none other than a goat.  See, you have a goat infestation, and it’s chewing you out of your profits and sanity. 

Many of the attributes of bad IT can humorously, and sadly quite literally, be attributed to mirror attributes in goats.  This sounds quite ludicrous, but it’s a very effective way to put a finger on a problem plaguing so many businesses.

Simply said, the goat is anything that prevents your technology from improving and supporting your business in the most efficient, productive and profitable way possible.  Allow me to lay out the symptoms and you can decide for yourself.


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How Apple's iOS 7 Can Impact Your Business


By Marc Arbesman

Businesses waiting to get their hands on Apple's new iOS 7 mobile operating system should not have to wait too much longer.

iOS 7 is now in beta testing and should be released to the general public in early fall.

Apple is already meeting with potential business customers to tout the system, its new design and what they say are all new features. Apple claims it is the most significant system update since the original iPhone....


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Technology To Improve Your Business Shouldn’t Be “Do It Yourself”






To keep business running, manage growth, reduce risk and costs, look outside for the expertise you need.

Entrepreneurs, especially in their early years, try to do things themselves. As their companies grow, they put together a team of diverse talents to handle various aspects of business: manufacturing, sales, marketing, operations and finance. Back when technology was primarily focused on accounting and finance, it was possible to have a person or small team to handle IT needs.




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How Google's New Products Impact You


By Marc Arbesman

Google just announced a flurry of new products and new services. The goal is to improve their current offerings, add some new ones, and make your personal and professional lives a little easier.

The question becomes are they useful and will someone actually use them to enhance their own productivity.

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Microsoft Office 13: The Good, The Bad and The Undecided


Microsoft has launched Office 13. The follow-up to Office 10 offers some new features that users may appreciate and find most useful. However it fails to qualify as anything resembling breakthrough technology and may leave many on the undecided list as to whether the software is a necessary investment.


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ThrottleNet Named Best In Reliability by Small Business Monthly

ST. LOUIS, MO -- April 2, 2013 -- ThrottleNet, an IT firm based in St. Louis, MO has been named one of the most reliable companies in the St. Louis area 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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