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Winxnet Expands Management Team To Support
Rapid Growth

Increased market demand for key solutions, including custom software, SharePoint, health IT, and managed IT services fuels new VP hire and promotion of executives

PORTLAND, Maine - February 26, 2014  --  Winxnet, a Portland, Maine based IT outsourcing and consulting firm that meets the complete technology needs of private and public sector organizations, today announced a VP of Sales and Marketing hire and five executive promotions. The moves came as a result of the firm's accelerating growth and the desire to expand leadership and decision rights to those who are closest to market and client needs.

"This is a very exciting time of unprecedented growth and expansion for Winxnet," said Chris Claudio, CEO of Winxnet. "Our culture of excellence and the transformative impact that we are having on our clients' businesses is fueling demand for our solutions and enabling us to move to the next level as a business. I attribute our success to the great people we have and continue to add to the organization, and I look forward to the outstanding contributions that our expanded leadership team will bring to Winxnet and our clients."

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What is Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) And Why Do I Need It?

Are you tasked with improving the security and compliance at your organization? The learning curve can be daunting. There is an alphabet soup of technologies out there and many pitfalls to avoid.

From a system maturity perspective, network security systems have been refined over successive generations with each new generation providing substantially better functionality.

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IT Leadership: 5 Critical Indicators of a Healthy Technology Infrastructure

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with a CIO of a mid-sized company to talk about all things technology and in particular the business of IT from a leadership perspective. We spent the better course of an afternoon engaged in a rich dialogue sharing our philosophies around IT management and delivery. Now, I consider myself a fairly accomplished engineer and spend a great deal of time providing technology and business leadership consulting. So when it comes to the business of IT, I feel fairly confident my approach is on point. That being said, I relish opportunities to engage with people that are simply really good at what they do, and frankly I seek out those learning moments. This was one of those instances.

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Choosing between Windows 7 or 8.1
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

It may still be winter, but there are definitely harbingers of spring abound, including increasing daylight hours and the start of baseball's spring training. Like the crack of the bat and the season's first daffodils, April 8th -- the day on which Microsoft® officially stops supporting its third-generation technology Windows XP operating system -- will also be here before you know it.

It is probably not news to be hearing that businesses that put off upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will not only miss out on powerful new features, they'll also waste time and money on custom Microsoft or third party services to support an obsolete system prone to cyber attack. The question then isn't whether to replace XP, but rather what to replace it with.

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In this issue:
February 2014
Winxnet Expands Management Team To Support Rapid Growth
What is Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) And Why Do I Need It?
IT Leadership: 5 Critical Indicators of a Healthy Technology Infrastructure
Choosing between Windows 7 or 8.1
Countdown to the end of...
40 days left until end of life on April 8, 2014
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Upcoming Events:

Attend the March SharePoint Maine User Group Meeting
When: Tues., March 11th, 5:30 - 7PM
Where: VTEC Training at 1685 Congress Street, Portland
Register: For more information, visit SharePoint Maine

Join Winxnet at EXPO Chattanooga
When: Wed., March 19th, 10AM - 5PM
Where: Chattanooga Convention Center
Register: To learn more, visit the Chattanooga Chamber website
Attend Leveraging Technology to Drive Business Strategy
What: Invitation-only executive lunch and learn sponsored by Winxnet and BDN
When: Thurs., March 20th, 11:30AM - 1PM
Where: Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME
Register: To learn more, visit Winxnet events

Attend the Casco Bay .NET User Group March Meeting
When: Thurs., March 20th, 6 - 9PM
Where: USM Portland, Glickman Library, Room 717
Register: For more information, visit cbnug website

Join Winxnet at the TN MGMA 2014 Annual Spring Conference
When: Wed., April 23rd - Fri., April 25th
Where: Park Vista Resort, Gatlinburg, TN
Register: For more information, visit the TN MGMA website

Join Winxnet at the MMA Municipal Technology Conference
When: Thurs., May 1st, 8:30AM - 5PM
Where: Doubletree, South Portland
Register: To learn more, visit the MEMUM website

Join Winxnet at MTUG
What: MTUG Telecommunications and Computer Networking Conference
When: Thurs., May 29th, 8:30AM - 4PM
Where: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland
Register: To learn more, visit the MTUG website

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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