May 2014 Newsletter

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Portland IT firm Winxnet growing at blistering pace
Published in The Portland Press Herald, May 22nd, 2014 by Whit Richardson

The 15-year-old company bought Portland-based InfoSecurus last month, and it has three more acquisitions in the works.

 
Many companies, by virtue of the business-to-business services they offer, remain out of the public eye. That was the experience of Winxnet, a Portland-based provider of information technology services founded in 1999. Until recently.

Driven by organic growth and mostly word of mouth advertising, the company has increased its revenue by 189 percent from 2009 to 2013, a performance that got it named twice to Inc. magazine's fastest growing company list. Now the company is embarking on its next growth strategy - acquisitions.

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The Password that Could be Your Organization's
Achilles Heel
Posted on 5/28/2014 10:50:02 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

If we told you that a single password is all that stands between hackers and the entire Internet security of your organization, you might think that we are exaggerating and even full of it. Or, perhaps you would think that we are referring to your coveted Windows domain administrator credentials, which you diligently keep protected and monitored (hopefully). You will say that it really is only available on your internal network that is also well-protected, and so on and so forth. However, that is not what we are talking about.

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7 security habits of highly effective PC users
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

You might not think about it when you're browsing the web, but you and your colleagues are the first line of defense against cyber security risks. The power to be safe is in your hands and at your fingertips. Developing and maintaining good habits can make online activity much safer and more enjoyable for you and your organization.

The following 7 good habits take only minutes to learn and are easy enough to incorporate into your daily work life.

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The Internet of Everything: Four Technologies We'll Actually Use within Three Years
Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
by Kristi Essick


There is so much talk about the Internet of Everything, but how much of it is a futuristic pipe dream? After all, for nearly two decades, companies have tried to sell consumers Internet-connected fridges and microwaves, automated home lighting and heating systems, and smart entertainment devices, yet these devices have never caught on in a big way.

Clearly, the IoE is colossal, and growing. According to a January 2014 research report from Raymond James & Associates, there were 12.5 billion devices connected to the Internet in 2011, including nearly every computer in the world and over a billion smartphones. By 2020, that number will grow to 50 billion.

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In this issue:
May 2014
Portland IT firm Winxnet growing at blistering pace
The Password that Could be Your Organization's Achilles Heel
7 security habits of highly effective PC users
The Internet of Everything: Four Technologies We'll Actually Use within Three Years
Upcoming Events:

Join Winxnet at the TAMA Member Meeting and Golf Tournament
What: Tennessee Auto Manufacturers Meeting and Golf Tournament
When: Thurs., June 5th, 9AM-4PM
Where: The General's Retreat Course at the Hermitage Golf Course, Nashville, TN
Register: For more information visit the TAMA events page

Join Winxnet at The Opportunity Alliance Barn Raising
What: The Opportunity Alliance Barn Raising Event
When: Thurs., June 5th, 5:30PM - 7PM
Where: The Opportunity Alliance-50 Lydia Lane, South Portland, ME
Register: For more information, visit the event page
 
Join Winxnet at Propel's Entreverge Awards
What: Propel's Entreverge Awards
When: Thurs., June 12th, 5:30PM-9PM
Where: The Westin Portland Harborview, Portland, ME
Register: For more information or to go to the awards ceremony, visit the Entreverge registration page

Join Winxnet at the June PubHub Event
When: Tues., June 17th, 6PM - 8PM
Where: Casco Bay Technology Hub-30 Danforth Street, Portland, ME
Register: Visit Casco Bay Technology Hub's website

Join Winxnet at the Maine Hospital Association Summer Forum
What: Maine Hospital Association Summer Forum
When: Wed., June 18th - Fri., June 20th
Where: The Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME
Register: For more information visit the Summer Forum's registration page

 
New Hires:

Jay Wilcox
Jay Wilcox joins Winxnet as a senior Technical Support Specialist. Previously, Jay was a Systems Administrator at Kennebunk Savings Bank. Jay brings with him extensive experience with application implementation, Cisco VOIP administration as well as management of Citrix remote access and multi-host\multi-site VMware environments. Jay's expertise will make him a valuable addition to Winxnet's technical team as the company continues its strong growth.

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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