April 2013 Newsletter

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Winxnet Announces New Senior Hires


Continued strong growth fuels Winxnet's addition of experienced professionals in key positions

PORTLAND, Maine, April 9, 2013  -  Winxnet, a Portland, Maine based IT outsourcing and consulting firm that supports the complete IT strategy and services needs of small and mid-sized businesses, today announced the addition of experienced professionals in sales, operations, and technology leadership positions.

"After a very strong quarter in which Winxnet exceeded its targets by 20 percent, we are excited to announce the addition of three exceptional team members," said Chris Claudio, CEO of Winxnet. Joining the organization are Jerry Lawson, Scott Marino, and Jaimie Rowe.

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What You Need to Know about Voice and  Conferencing

used with permission from Cisco

Combining your company's voice and data systems makes it easier to keep in touch and share information. By unifying your business' phone and computer network, team members can easily find each other, wherever they are, and customers and prospects can be quickly routed to the best resources.

As your business grows, IP based communications technology lets you add new employees, remote offices and teleworkers with minimal effort and expense. At each step, your team has the communications tools it needs to help your business succeed.

Bring It All Together

To understand unified communications, consider all the tools that your business uses now: office phone system, mobile phone, fax, Internet, voicemail and likely others. Then, think about all of the productivity applications you use: calendars, conference and meeting clients, e-mail and messaging. Now, instead of separate, distinct tools, they're all working together as one solution that makes it easy to:

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Data Growing Pains?

used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Virtualization. Like other technology buzzwords, it is sometimes worked into business conversations without really understanding its meaning or how its strategic application can streamline operational efficiencies, improve resource allocation, enhance network security and reduce costs.

Beyond just the buzz, virtualization really can help organizations do more with less. Careful evaluation of existing non-virtualized environments is the most vital first step toward choosing the best virtual server and storage solutions for any given environment. This evaluation should be done with an eye on present and anticipated computing and power requirements, as well as the number of existing and future users.

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Get Smart About Security

used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Congratulations, you've taken every step to secure data on your networks and PCs against increasingly malicious worms, Trojans and viruses. But don't rest easy. All infrastructure elements, including printers, servers, storage, Wi-Fi networks and cloud computing are just as susceptible to surprising security threats. Forget them and your sense of security is nothing but a dream.

Whether they're criminals looking to blackmail your business, technically savvy vandals getting their kicks, revenge-minded former employees or even competitors, hackers all have one thing in common: they aim to disrupt your business operations.

So, what can you do? Read on for some valuable tips to bolster your overall IT defense. Combined with regular and diligent employee training and education, these pointers can help you better spot and prevent disruptive security attacks.

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April 2013

              In this issue:

Winxnet Announces New Senior Hires

What You Need to Know About Voice and Conferencing

Data Growing Pains?

Get Smart About Security

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

Join Winxnet at the Maine Municipal Technology Conference.

Winxnet is proud to be the Sponsoring Partner for the Maine Municipal Association's annual technology conference.

When:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 8am - 5pm

Where:

Augusta Civic Center

Registration:

Visit the Maine Municipal Association website

Join us at the 2013 New England MGMA Regional Conference

Winxnet is proud to sponsor this event that brings together MGMA members from all New England states.

When:

Wednesday, May 1st - Friday, May 3rd

Where:

Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH

Registration:

Visit the conference website


New Hire:

Shannon Fournier
Shannon Fournier joins Winxnet as a Project Coordinator. Ms. Fournier brings to Winxnet more than eighteen years of professional Telecommunications and Information Technology project management experience. Most recently, she worked as an IT Project Manager for IDEXX Laboratories. Ms. Fournier's professional background will benefit Winxnet and its customers as she works to ensure complex projects are seamlessly executed and delivered on time and on budget.
 

Quote of the Month

"No winter lasts forever;
no spring skips its turn." 

- Abraham Maslow

About Winxnet
Providing innovative IT solutions since 1999, Winxnet is a leader in IT outsourcing and consulting, software development, and strategic technical advisory services to the private and public sectors. With multiple offices in New England and the southeast, Winxnet provides a broad reach with local expertise.

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