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Winxnet Named to CRN Fast Growth 150 List
Posted on 9/16/2014

Prestigious List Recognizes Elite Group of Fastest Growing Solution Providers in the IT Channel

Portland, ME - Winxnet, an IT Consulting and Outsourcing firm, announced today that it has been named to the CRN Fast Growth 150 list. The Fast Growth 150 list recognizes those solution providers that have been the fastest growing over a two-year period based on gross revenue from calendar year 2011 to calendar year 2013. These solution providers have demonstrated exceptional business finesse in order to thrive despite a turbulent IT economy.

"The solution providers recognized in CRN's Fast Growth 150 list have successfully navigated the industry's economic upheaval and have adapted their businesses and grown despite the significant changes that evolving technologies like cloud computing, collaboration and mobility have created in the IT space," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "These organizations are some of the most successful solution providers in business today, and it is our pleasure to recognize them for their accomplishments and draw attention to them as leaders in today's IT channel."

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Winxnet Receives Governor's Award for Business Excellence
Posted on 9/22/2014

Eight Maine Companies Honored for Success



PORTLAND, ME - Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm that supports the complete IT strategy and services needs of small and mid-sized businesses, has been awarded the 2014 Governor's Award for Business Excellence by Maine Governor Paul LePage and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.

The Governor's Award for Business Excellence is annually awarded to companies that have a proven commitment to employees, customers and community, while leading their respective industries in service and business success.

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Are You Getting the Most out of Your IT Services Provider?
Posted on 9/25/2014 1:32:57 PM by Chris Claudio

In my post The Case for Outsourcing IT, I discussed the benefits of engaging a partner that is focused on excellence in the management and delivery of IT as a core competency. Regardless of your industry, technology is most likely not optional but rather a complex, ever changing and essential part of a successful operation. In this post, I want to discuss the concept of "all in" IT support, and the level of service you should be expecting from a trusted IT partner/advisor. Most importantly, I want to provide guidance on how to keep your IT provider performing at the level you need when it comes to such a critical business relationship.

Recently, a friend and relatively new client told me that IT had become like a “bloomin’ onion”, protected by layers of expense that no one can ever seem to finish before the next layer is uncovered.

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Bash Bug Vulnerability Alert from the Winxnet Security Team
Posted on 9/26/2014 9:57:28 AM by Dr. Eugene Slobodzian

As the "Shellshock" vulnerability gains more attention in the media and security industry, The Winxnet Security Team wants to help you gain a better understanding of this issue and, perhaps, a little peace of mind. Are You Impacted? This vulnerability affects Bash, a version of a 'shell' command line interface that is present on almost all Unix (like Linux and MacOS) systems. Think of it as an equivalent to Microsoft's 'command'.

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In this issue:
September 2014
Winxnet Named to CRN Fast Growth 150 List
Winxnet Receives Governor's Award for Business Excellence
Are You Getting the Most out of Your IT Services Provider?
Bash Bug Vulnerability Alert from the Winxnet Security Team
Upcoming Events:

Join Winxnet at the Maine Municipal Association Annual Convention
When: Weds., Oct. 1st & Thurs., Oct. 2nd
Where: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
Register: To learn more, visit the MMA's event page

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce Tech Series
What: Technology Seminar with the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce & Winxnet
When: Thurs., Oct. 2nd 7:30AM-9:00AM
Where: Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce Board Room, Portland, ME
Register: For more information, visit the chamber website

Join Winxnet at the Maine Biz Momentum Convention
When: Thurs., Oct. 9th 10:00AM-4:00PM
Where: Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
Register: To learn more, visit the Maine Biz event page

Join Winxnet at A Taste of Perkins
When: Thurs., Oct. 9th, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Where: Perkin's School for the Blind, Watertown, MA
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Join Winxnet at the 2014 Convention of Maine Counties
When: Fri., Oct. 10th - Sun., October 12th
Where: The Cliff House, Ogunquit, ME
Register: To learn more, please visit the registration page

New Hampshire Provider's Council 2014 Annual Conference
When: Thurs., Oct. 16th 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Holiday Inn, Concord, NH
Register: To register for this event, please visit the event page

eClinicalWorks 2014 National Users Conference
When: Fri., Oct. 17th - Mon., Oct. 20th
Where: Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL
Register: To register for this conference, please visit the event page

New England Society for Healthcare Strategy Fall Conference
When: Thurs., Oct. 23rd - Friday Oct. 24th
Where: Ocean Edge Carriage House, Brewster, MA
Register: To learn more about this event, please visit their registration page


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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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