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The Biggest Data Breaches of 2016 – Recapping Recent Cyber Security Breaches & Where We Go from Here

biggest-data-breaches-of-2016A year can’t go by without adding to the list of biggest data breaches in history, and 2016 was no different. ZDNet is reporting an estimated 2.2 billion records were exposed in 2016, with almost 3,000 public data breaches occurring during 2016 alone. As we close out the year, we examine some of the biggest recent cyber security breaches that took place, how they happened and what companies can do to prevent them from occurring again.

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ThrottleNet in Conjunction with Steady Rain Wins 2 ME Show Awards for Business-to-Business Marketing Excellence

ST. LOUIS, MO – December 16, 2016 – ThrottleNet in conjunction with digital marketing agency Steady Rain has won two 2016 ME Show awards for business-to-business marketing excellence from the Business Marketing Association.

ThrottleNet’s TN Tech Talk and TNtv Digital Video Content Marketing Campaign were winners in the Electronic Presentation, Webcast, Podcast and Broadcast category. ThrottleNet’s overall Integrated Digital Marketing Campaign was also cited for top Integrated Digital Campaign.

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Launching an App the Right Way – Perfecting Pre & Post App Launch Strategy

app-launch-strategyConceptualizing, designing and developing mobile applications is just part of the puzzle. Thorough testing, impactful marketing and optimization are all critical components of a successful app launch strategy, and the work doesn’t end the moment the app goes live in the marketplace. An app is no good unless it’s target audience finds it and finds it useful.

When you really think about it, mobile app development is a lot like a trip to the International Space Station. First, you want to make sure you get off the ground. Then, you want to make sure you make it through the atmosphere safely before the real work begins. Eventually, you get everyone back to earth safely and take what you learned to achieve other goals.

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MacBook Pro: High Performance at a Price

Innovation has always been a hallmark at Apple.

The new MacBook Pro is no different.

Available soon, Mac fans will find the device has many new features and improvements that should keep this laptop in high demand for both personal and business use.

Start with the design both inside and out. The Pro has an aluminum body, solid state design, and a Core i7 processor. It is more powerful yet thinner and lighter than its predecessors. Try 17% thinner, a significant difference.

Two sizes are available. A smaller 13 inch version weighs in at just three pounds. The 15 inch version weighs just four pounds.

Some fans have been clamoring for a touch screen application from Apple, and the new Pro delivers but in a different way.

 

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8 New Technologies We’re Thankful For

technology-to-be-thankful-forEvery year around this time, the Thanksgiving Holiday gives us time to be with our families and take a few days to refresh our minds and reflect on the things we’re truly thankful for.

Aside from the obvious reasons to be thankful this time of year, there are plenty of things technology has given us over the past few years that are easy to take for granted.

This Thanksgiving, ThrottleNet has put together a list of 8 technologies we’re thankful for, as these things have all in their own special little ways contributed to the betterment of society.

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at ThrottleNet! 

Read on to see the full list.

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Christmas Shopping Safety Tips – How to Know a Website is Safe to Buy From

christmas-shopping-securityIn just a few short days, the Christmas shopping season officially kicks off with the madness that is Black Friday before moving online with Cyber Monday.

‘Tis the time for deals, but biting on the wrong one can turn the calendar from Cyber Monday to Ticked Off Tuesday.

Christmas shoppers are the perfect victims for scammers, and as commerce has shifted online so have their deceptive tactics, but there are ways to stay safe this holiday season – just follow these Christmas shopping safety tips from your friends at ThrottleNet.

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5 productivity apps worth paying for

paid-productivity-appsThere are thousands of useful apps on the iOS app store and thankfully, many of them are free.

Many of us are conditioned to scoff at the apps in the repulsively high price range of $0.99. A dollar? For an app? No thanks, I’ll just go buy a $4 cup of coffee and inhale it in 20 minutes. 

This mindset prevents us from enjoying some seriously great mobile apps that can help us become more productive at home, work or on-the-go.

After taking a look at recent offerings on the app store we break down five productivity apps worth paying for. If you can get over sticker shock quickly read on to learn more about these amazing iOS apps.

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Smart Office Solutions: Applying Connected Home Technology to Your Business

smart-office-solutionsThe Internet of Things has massive potential to evolve how small businesses operate. Smart business technology can be applied to small businesses in virtually any industry, even those that do not consider themselves on the cutting edge of technology.

Home-based connected technology can be a game-changer in an office environment, and as technology continues to improve, smart office solutions are a wave of the future that small business owners simply can’t ignore much longer.

In this article, we’re not discussing iOT solutions specifically geared towards business, but how connected home technology can be used to make a small business smarter, more efficient and cost-effective, along with the important measures a small business needs to take to secure their smart office solutions. Think Arlo, Nest and Alexa and how they can be used in a small business setting.

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The Google Pixel: It's All About The Camera

 

Google's attempt at its first mobile phone, the Pixel, is starting to hit store shelves.

It is the company's first phone with its own design, hardware and software. It represents nearly a clean break from partners who assisted with the production of the Nexus brand of products.

The phone represents a change in appearance and performance from previous Android versions. This includes an attractive appearance with a fast and smooth one-piece aluminum design. It has a wedge shape to keep the camera flush.

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Small Business Cyber Security: An owner’s guide to common risks to IT security

network-security-risksAs a small business owner, managing all the risks to IT security yourself can make you go gray at an early age. From securing your files, who enters the building, who takes what home with them and everything else, there is a lot going on and a lot riding on small business cyber security.

It’s easy to overlook all of the small business cyber security risks that your company may not be addressing – either because you don’t know it’s a risk, you haven’t encountered it or your current procedures aren’t up to industry standards.

Here are some common risks to IT security and things that you can proactively do about them.

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