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Winxnet Acquires Maine Technology Firm, Maine Networks
Posted on December 9, 2014

The move marks Winxnet's third acquisition of 2014 and continues the company's focused growth strategy of strengthening service and solution offerings to its current customer base.

Winxnet Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine - December 9, 2014  --  Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm that meets the complete technology needs of private and public sector organizations, today announced the acquisition of Maine Networks, a Maine technology consulting firm. The acquisition is the third of 2014 for Winxnet, and is part of the continued growth strategy for the company; a strategy focused on incorporating the addition of top technical talent in order to provide the highest level of service to Winxnet's customers.

"We are committed to finding the most talented and capable professionals to join our growing team and customer base," said Chris Claudio, CEO of Winxnet. "Jeff has built an impressive company in Maine Networks that shares our fundamental ideology in delivering unparalleled IT excellence, with a focus on an exceptional customer service experience."

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Winxnet makes third acquisition this year
By Dylan Martin

Maine Biz Online Editor, Dylan Martin, talks to Winxnet CEO, Chris Claudio, about the company's third acquisition of 2014.

Mainebiz
PORTLAND, Maine - December 9, 2014  -- Portland-based IT firm Winxnet has bought a local consulting technology group, making it the company's third acquisition this year.

Winxnet announced the purchase of Portland-based Maine Networks on Monday. The acquisition brings the company's total workforce to around 110 employees, an increase from the 70 before the company's first and second acquisitions this year.
Financial details of the most recent acquisition were not disclosed.

Jeff Kinney, who founded Maine Networks 16 years ago, will join Winxnet as senior account engineer, Winxnet said. The consulting group's other sole employee is expected to join.

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Winxnet Launches Security Health Check Solution
Posted on December 15, 2014

This is an excellent entry level solution for businesses interested in starting 2015 with a clear roadmap to better security

Winxnet Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine - December 15, 2014  --  Today Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm that supports the complete IT strategy and service needs of small and mid-sized businesses, announced the launch of their new Security Health Check tool. Winxnet Security, led by Vice President of Security, Dr. Eugene Slobodzian, will oversee the deployment and content of this solution.

"This has been another record year for information security breaches in businesses of all sizes," said Dr. Slobodzian. "This Security Health Check is an excellent solution for businesses interested in starting 2015 with a clear roadmap to better security."

Winxnet's Security Health Check is designed as a first step for any company that doesn't yet have a solid cyber-security initiative. Developed by Winxnet Security, the tool will provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization's current information security posture, and show business leaders steps they need to take to stay ahead of the threat landscape.

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IT Budgeting Principles for Business Leaders
Posted on 12/15/2014 11:02:37 AM by Chris Claudio

IT Budgeting
A complete understanding of all of the principles of IT budgeting can sometimes seem overwhelming, not only because of the proverbial 'moving parts' included in each cycle, but also because of the time involved in the planning process. In my last post, I covered each element in detail. With the understanding that most managers don't have time to refer back to this post each week or each budgeting cycle, we created this helpful infographic to quickly display the principles of solid IT budgeting for you to reference when you need it.

If you feel as though these elements are being ignored, are going unmet or just aren't part of the conversation with your trusted IT support provider, then it's time for a discussion with a partner that is more in tune with your business needs.

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In this issue:
December 2014
Winxnet Acquires Maine Technology Firm, Maine Networks
Maine Biz: Winxnet makes third acquisition this year
Winxnet Launches Security Health Check Solution
IT Budgeting Principles for Business Leaders
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On the Moves:

Daniel Madden
Daniel Madden joins Winxnet as a remote Support Technician. Before joining Winxnet Daniel worked across a variety of information technology fields ranging from supporting large ISP's to developing desktop and web applications. Daniel's experience with a variety of technologies and solutions will make an immediate impact to Winxnet and their customers as the company continues its rapid growth.

Nick Marcisso
Nick Marcisso joins Winxnet as a Field Technician. Before joining Winxnet, Nick was the IT Manager for Allen & Coles Moving Systems, supporting three locations while coordinating End User Help Desk, networking, VOIP and server management. Nick's extensive technical experience will be valuable to Winxnet and its customers as the company continues its rapid growth.

Cynthia Traver
Cynthia Traver joins Winxnet as an Account Executive. Cynthia will focus her efforts in the Greater-Boston region, where her over 10 years of IT sales experience as well as experience working in the non-profit sector will make an immediate impact to Winxnet and its customers as the company continues its rapid growth.

Travis Landry
Travis Landry joins Winxnet as a Remote Support Specialist. Before joining Winxnet, Travis interned as a Site Support Specialist at Maine Medical Center while attending The University of Southern Maine pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Technology Management. Travis' technical experience will make him a valuable resource to Winxnet's customers as the company continues its rapid growth.

Robert Hilton
Robert Hilton joins Winxnet as an Account Executive. Before joining Winxnet Robert, a United States Army Veteran, gained extensive experience in the technology field. Since 1999, he has held roles as Field Telecom Technician, Director of Corporate Services, Field Operations Supervisor, as well as Sales Account Executive. Robert's wealth of experience in the IT industry will benefit Winxnet and its growing customer base.

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 offices throughout the Eastern United States, Winxnet provides a broad reach with local expertise.
 
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