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Company's continued growth fuels strong improvement in ranking over 2012

PORTLAND, Maine - August 26, 2013  --  Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm that supports the complete IT strategy and services needs of small and mid-sized businesses, has been named to Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 List for the second year in a row.

The Inc. 5000 recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, based on three-year revenue growth. During the period, Winxnet grew revenue 109% and added 32 new full-time positions to fuel its rise to #3055, up from #3347 last year.

"This year's list was harder to crack than ever in its history," said Chris Claudio, CEO of Winxnet. "The fact that we rose in ranking is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. Because our people work collaboratively with customers and provide them with solutions that meet their business needs while reducing costs, lowering risk, and delivering greater ROI, our firm is experiencing phenomenal growth."

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7 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Fraud and Cybercrime

used with permission from
by Caron Beesley

How secure are your small business assets from fraud, identity theft and cybercrime?

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), companies with less than 100 employees lose approximately $155,000 as a result of fraud each year. Small businesses also have a higher fraud rate than larger companies and non-business owners. One of the most frequent sources of fraud is credit card abuse - largely due to the fact that few business owners actually take the time to go through every line item on their bill or choose to mingle business and personal accounts.

Other sources of fraud stem from an overall lack of security across the business - such as inadequate network and computer security and a lack of background checks when hiring employees.

Here are some tips you can take to better protect your business from some common forms of fraud and cybercrime.

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Time to Hire a Mobile Strategist

used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Let's start with the question you're likely asking yourself right now: Do I need a mobile strategist? The short, simple answer is yes, or at the very least you need someone within your organization who is focused on mobile, regardless of what job title you give them.

"A few years ago, enterprises were dabbling in the mobile space but they weren't really thinking about a mobile strategy," says Genefa Murphy, director, product management, mobile, analytics and user experience at HP. "Companies were creating mobile apps, but mobile had a smaller focus overall. We all knew it would happen, but nobody really expected mobile to take over to the point that it has today."

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Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

used with permission from Microsoft
by Antoine Leblond

Before we launched Windows 7, we envisioned what the next version of Windows would need to deliver. We made a bet that the PC landscape and industry would undergo a significant transformation driven by an increase in mobility. That bet underscores the changes we made with Windows 8 - it's a generational leap forward. We built Windows 8 for a world where touch is a first class interaction model, the same as mouse and keyboard; and where there's a proliferation of innovative and diverse devices that are highly mobile, always on the go and always connected. Windows 8 was built on the reality that the lines between our work and personal lives have blurred.

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August 2013

              In this issue:

Winxnet Earns Spot in 2013 Inc. 5000

Protect Your Small Business from Fraud and Cybercrime

Time to Hire a Mobile Strategist

Continuing the Windows 8 Vision

Featured Customer Testimonial

Bob Keegan, Vice President of
R & E Associates, discusses
working with Winxnet as their
outsourced IT partner.
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Thursday, October 17th , 8am-5pm


Augusta Civic Center


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Winxnet is proud to participate in the Maine Medical Association's 160th Annual Session.


Friday, October 4th - Sunday, October 6th


Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portland, ME


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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.