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Junior Achievement Hosts Statewide Business Simulation Competition
March 2, 2018

PORTLAND - Maine - Junior Achievement of Maine hosted its 12th annual Titan Challenge for high school students across the state on Wednesday, February 28th. Sponsored by KeyBank, the business competition pitted teams of three high school students against each other as they attempted to manage a virtual company in a competitive marketplace.

CEO of Winxnet Chris Claudio applauded the participants for their involvement in the business competition, and shared advice on how to become a valuable leader; "Have humility and respect for your peers, lead by example, be willing to listen, and don't forget to give back to your community and to those who helped get you where you are."

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Does Your Business Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?
Posted on 3/27/2018 9:40:43 AM by Eric Bordeau

Most business owners don't normally think they will be a victim of a natural disaster, not until an unforeseen crisis happens. These disasters are not just catastrophic events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornados but also cybersecurity attacks or even equipment failure. In today's world, it's imperative that companies and organizations prepare for these types of events by creating disaster recovery plans that detail actions to take and processes to following to resume mission-critical functions quickly and without major losses in revenue or business.

First and foremost, what is disaster recovery? Disaster recovery is a plan for restoring and accessing your data in the event of a disaster that destroys all or a part of your organizations' resources. Regardless of the organization's size, when an unforeseen event takes place and causes day-to-day operations to come to a halt, a company will need to recover as quickly as possible to ensure they'll continue providing services to clients and customers. Downtime is one of the bigger IT expenses that any business can face.

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Winxnet Massachusetts Office Move
March 12, 2018

LAWRENCE, Massachusetts - Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm headquartered in Portland, Maine, announced their Massachusetts office location has moved to the Riverwalk Properties in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

"Winxnet is thrilled to be a part of the Riverwalk community," said Denevan O'Connell, Senior Vice President of Massachusetts. "Their offices are state of the art and filled with some of the top businesses in Merrimack Valley."

Winxnet's Massachusetts new office location is 280 Merrimack Street, Suite 500 in Lawrence Massachusetts.

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In this issue:
March 2018
Junior Achievement Hosts Statewide Business Simulation Competition
Why Multi-Factor Authentication is Important for You and Your Business
Winxnet Massachusetts Office Move
Upcoming Events:

Sea Dogs Welcome Back Dinner
When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Where: Portland Expo Building, Portland ME
Register: For more information, visit the event website.
2017 Tennessee MGMA Spring Conference
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to Friday, April 13, 2018
Where: The Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg TN
Register: For more information, visit the event website.
2018 Home for Little Wanderers Voices & Visions Gala
When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Where: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston MA
Register: For more information, visit the event website.
2018 MTUG IT Summit & Tradeshow
When: Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 7:30AM to 4PM
Where: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland ME
Register: For more information, visit the event website.

On the Move:

Bill McKernan - Senior Account Executive
Bill McKernan joins Winxnet as a Senior Account Executive in the Lawrence, Massachusetts office. Before joining Winxnet, Bill previously worked at Versatile Communications as a Senior Account Executive. His experience in data center operations and infrastructure consulting will help Winxnet continue to provide outstanding customer service to its growing client base. Bill has numerous vendor certifications including VMware, Dell, HPE, Microsoft and Oracle, and has extensive experience working with commercial and SLED accounts here in New England.

About Winxnet
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