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Winxnet Achieves Record Growth in 2012


Demand for the Company's IT Outsourcing and Managed Services, SharePoint, and Custom Application solutions Drives Business Momentum and Office Expansion

PORTLAND, Maine, February 13, 2013 -- Winxnet, an Information Technology provider that supports the complete IT strategy and services needs of small and mid-sized businesses, today announced record growth in revenue (35%) and headcount (43%) for the 2012 fiscal year.

"Demand for our managed IT and outsourcing services has never been greater", said Winxnet CEO Chris Claudio. . . 

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Risky business

reprinted with permission from the HP Technology at Work

The vast variety of responsibilities, details and processes involved with running a business means that some IT concerns can go unaddressed - especially when everything appears to be running smoothly. However, security is one area that organizations must continuously monitor and work to keep secure. After all, one serious attack or incident could put your vital data in the hands of criminals--and might mean the end for your business.

Here are four steps that organizations can take to help ensure that their important information stays safe:

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The Future of IT

Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
by Padmasree Warrior

What an exciting time to be in the tech industry. We are at the beginning of a major transition to the Mobile-Cloud era. Trends like bring your own device (BYOD), access anywhere, virtualization, and machine-to-machine connections have given way to a new breed of applications. We estimate that approximately 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020. In 2010 alone, more than 350,000 applications were developed with more than three million downloads. A 44-fold increase in data creation is predicted from 2010 to 2020, with 34 percent of it in the cloud. All of this leads to a world of intuitive connections between people, processes, data and things on the network - the Internet of Everything.

What does this mean? It means the trends we've been discussing over the past several years are all having a cumulative effect putting new demands on IT.

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When the Internet Goes 3D


Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com, by Laurence Cruz

The Internet is having a mid-life crisis: Having just turned 40, it's starting to go 3D. The transition is still in its early stages, but champions of the cause say it's both natural and inevitable, with mass adoption expected within a few years. 3D will make the Web more social, they say, and it will introduce powerful new ways for people in education, business and medicine to interact with content and with each other. Jani Pirkola, an evangelist of the 3D Internet in the Finnish high-tech hotbed of Oulu, predicts it will take off in 2018, with younger users and educational institutions leading the way. And he expects it will catch on faster than the 2D Internet did.

"Going from the Web to the 3D Internet is not as big a step as it was going from e-mail and telephones to the Web," says Pirkola, who is co-founder of an open-source 3D platform called realXtend. "People already grasp the idea of surfing around and doing things with computers."

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February 2013

              In this issue:

Winxnet Achieves Record Growth in 2012

Risky Business

The Future of IT

When the Internet Goes 3D

New Hires

Join us at
On the Road with Mainebiz


Winxnet is proud to sponsor the
Portland reception
 

When:

Thursday, March 28th 5-7pm

Where:

Mariner's Church Banquet Center

Registration:

The event is free, but you must pre-register here

New Hires:

John Fitzpatrick
John Fitzpatrick joins Winxnet as a Network Support Specialist. Mr. Fitzpatrick brings to Winxnet more than fourteen years of professional technology experience. Most recently, he worked as an Executive Support Specialist for Warner Music Group. Mr. Fitzpatrick's professional background and proficiency in technical customer support benefit Winxnet as it grows locally and nationally.

Kristin Gooch
Kristin Gooch joins Winxnet as Marketing Director. She brings to Winxnet nearly 20 years of experience in technology and services solutions development, consulting, and marketing. She has played an instrumental role in driving growth for Boston area organizations of Winxnet's size. In relocating to Maine and joining Winxnet in their Portland headquarters, she brings substantial experience that will benefit the company as it executes its growth strategy.

Douglas Cuffman
Douglas Cuffman joins Winxnet as a Senior Information Architect. He will be assisting clients in improving usability and user experience for their applications in the digital space. He has prior experience in web design and education and linguistics, and he speaks Japanese fluently. Most recently, Doug worked as an Information Architect at L.L. Bean and was responsible for designing the ecommerce giant's new website checkout. Mr. Cuffman's professional background benefits Winxnet as it grows locally and nationally.

Becca Campbell
Becca Campbell joins Winxnet as an Administrative Assistant. Ms. Campbell is a recent graduate of St. Michael's College with a B.A. in Economics and Sociology. She brings to Winxnet her experience in office support, event planning, and social science research. Most recently, she worked as a Production Assistant on the 2012 tour of singer-songwriter James Taylor. Ms. Campbell's professional and educational background will support Winxnet as it grows locally and nationally.


Quote of the Month

"Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way."  - Barbara Bush

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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