September 2013 Newsletter

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Winxnet Achieves Microsoft Gold Collaboration and Content Competency

PORTLAND, Maine, September 10, 2013 - Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm that meets the complete technology needs of private and public sector organizations, today announced it has attained a Gold Collaboration and Content competency, demonstrating a "best-in-class" ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft's partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

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Privacy Law: Helpful Guides

used with permission from SBA.gov

For many companies, collecting sensitive consumer and employee information is an essential part of doing business. It is your legal responsibility to take steps to properly secure or dispose of it.  Financial data, personal information from children, and material derived from credit reports may raise additional compliance considerations. In addition, you may have legal responsibilities to victims of identity theft. 

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates and oversees business privacy laws and policies that impact consumers. Check out the following guides from more information on how you can ensure you are compliant.

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To Buy or Not to Buy

used with permission from HP Technology at Work

With new technology being released on what seems like a daily basis, it's understandable that businesses have a hard time keeping up. The next new this and the next new that might seem like a great addition to your business, but how do you know when to immediately embrace new technology or when to wait for the next release?

Often there's no clear-cut answer. For consumers, adopting a new technology is usually a low-risk behavior. If they buy something they don't like, they'll simply replace it with something different during their next purchase. It's a lot trickier for businesses, though. Rarely do they buy just one product at a time, so their purchases need to benefit the employees and the company as a whole.

Does it make sense to be an early adopter for a specific technology? Here are five questions to ask:

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The Wise and Venerable Desktop

used with permission from HP Technology at Work

When you think about the computing devices you'll be using in the future, desktop PCs probably don't come to mind. Sure, your very first computer was a desktop and they've been around forever, but surely the convenience and popularity of tablets, smartphones and notebooks are signaling the desktop's demise.

Or are they?

Turns out desktop PCs aren't going the way of the VCR just yet. Yes, smaller devices are more convenient and useful in many situations, but the desktop has its place, too. Instead of replacing desktops as primary computers, many are finding that the smaller, portable devices are more effective when they're used to supplement a more powerful, stationary desktop. It seems that desktop PCs aren't going anywhere-but their role is changing.

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September 2013

              In this issue:

Winxnet Achieves Microsoft Gold Collaboration and Content Competency

Privacy Law: Helpful Guides

To Buy or Not to Buy

The Wise and Venerable Desktop

Free HIPAA Security & Compliance Health Check

For a limited time, Winxnet's team of
Certified HIPAA Security and Compliance Professionals is offering a free HIPAA
Security & Compliance Health Check.

To learn more, read the information sheet
or contact HIT@winxnet.com.

 


 

Upcoming Events:

Attend the October SharePoint Maine User Group Meeting

Winxnet is proud to sponsor the 1st SPUGME meeting of the season!

When:

Tuesday, October 8th, 5:30-7PM

Where:

UNE, Portland Campus, Goddard Hall 09

Registration:

For more information, visit SharePoint Maine

Join Winxnet at Maine Medical Association's Annual Session

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

When:

Friday, October 4th - Sunday, October 6th

Where:

Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portland, ME

Registration:

Visit the MMA's website

Join Winxnet at MaineBiz Momentum

Winxnet is proud
to sponsor the Mainebiz Momentum Convention!

When:

Thursday, October 17th,
8am-5pm

Where:

Augusta Civic Center

Registration:

Visit the conference 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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