Client Heartbeat

Client Heartbeat (https://www.clientheartbeat.com/) Client Achievement Award July 2014, Client Heartbeat Awards. Certified NETS has won the Client Heartbeat "Client Achievement Award" for the Managed IT Support Provider Industry in the US. Through an independent evaluation process that surveyed customers from Managed IT Services providers across the US, Certified NETS has placed within the top 25% for customer satisfaction.

Client Heartbeat

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Client Achievement Award
July 2014, Client Heartbeat Awards.

Certified NETS has won the Client Heartbeat “Client Achievement Award” for the Managed IT Support Provider Industry in the US.

Through an independent evaluation process that surveyed customers from Managed IT Services providers across the US, Certified NETS has placed within the top 25% for customer satisfaction.

Certified NETS’s Robyn Howes named to CRN’s Women of the Channel Power 50 Solution Providers

Robyn Howes has been named to the CRN 2014 Women of the Channel list, and has been recognized as one of this year’s inaugural Power 50 Solution Providers. The annual Women of the Channel list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution, and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel.

Certified Nets, Inc. Receives 2012 St. Louis Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement NEW YORK, NY, April 10, 2012 -- For the fifth consecutive year, Certified Nets, Inc. has been selected for the 2012 St. Louis Award in the Computer Systems Consultants category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country.

Robyn Howes Honored in Fifth-Annual MSPmentor 250

Managed Services Provider (MSP) List Honors Top Executives, Entrepreneurs and Experts Robyn Howes, President of Certified NETS, Inc. was selected for Nine Lives Media’s fifth annual MSPmentor 250. This is the second year in a row that Certified NETS has been honored with this recognition.

Certified RECOGNITION

Each year, MSPMentor takes a look at the executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders shaping the global managed services market – naming the top 250 MSPs in the country to master business leadership, marketing, sales, technology coaching and other areas within the industry.

It’s Almost the End of the Line for Windows XP

As systems and market demands continue to require better productivity and efficiency, it only follows that the software that businesses use also needs to upgrade sooner or later. Such is the case with Windows XP, which Microsoft will stop issuing support for in 2014. Part of using any sort of software is the inevitable need to upgrade. Most if not all software needs to either be replaced and upgraded as the demands of the market entail more efficient processing of the various data and information a business handles. Such is the case with Windows XP. While many continue to use this proven straightforward operating system, Microsoft has decided to stop support by the year 2014. Microsoft further recommends upgrading to its latest OS, Windows 7, in order for users to continue to receive OS support. While there are some lines of business applications that have not been upgraded to work with Windows 7, most have — and there are alternative approaches. Also, your business needs the security and protection that only a current, up-to-date operating system can provide. We understand that changing your OS will entail some expense, including new licenses, hardware, and some training. Fortunately, these things are designed to help you operate more efficiently and increase your productivity in the long run. But such change will take time, and if you are interested in starting to plan for an upgrade now, we’ll be happy to sit down with you and develop an upgrade process that meets your specific needs.

Cyber-Thieves Exploit Online Banking Weaknesses

A recent attack by cyber-criminals has highlighted the need for many SMBs to re-evaluate the security protocols between themselves and their bank. Hackers exploit weaknesses in such systems, and when successful, can siphon tens of thousands of dollars from your accounts. In a recent attack, cyber-thieves managed to get away with $63,000 after they exploited vulnerabilities in the online payroll system of a small business with its bank. First, the crooks managed to infiltrate the company’s system through a piece of malware called the Zeus Trojan. This gave them access to the company’s data, including the password and username used in transacting with the company’s bank. The thieves then created several new ghost employees and created payroll accounts for them, which they sent to the bank and authenticated using the company controller’s username and password. And to cover their tracks, the hackers erased the confirmation emails regarding the transaction. This incident highlights the need for better security systems in both the business and their bank – as security experts cite online banking transactions as one of the favorite targets of cyber-criminals. Cyber-attacks such as this one exploit weaknesses in many existing systems that rely on very simple and automated authentication procedures to confirm transactions. A direct threat to your business finances is not something to be taken lightly. You not only need to review your current online banking system, but also the current security protocols you have installed, since hackers and cyber-criminals are constantly updating Trojans and other malware to adapt to changing IT protection systems. We encourage you to have us take a look at the systems you have in place to determine if you are at risk for attacks like these. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to draw up custom security solutions that address your specific needs. References: Sold a Lemon in Internet Banking Cybercrooks Drive Away With $63,000 from Car Dealership