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The United Way Day of Caring 2014

Posted: July 15, 2014    

The United Way Day of Caring 2014 The United Way Day of Caring 2014

More than a dozen TNSC employees were given the day off from work to volunteer on June 4 for the United Way’s annual Day of Action.
Our team worked hard at weeding, mulching, planting, and weed-wacking at several nonprofit agencies in the Danbury area as well as cleaning and building cots at a men’s homeless shelter. It was a very rewarding and productive day for all involved and once again, TNSC was proud to be a part of such a wonderful community event where we were able to give back and really make a difference.



 

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Just before the Industrial Revolution, the manufacture of goods took place in the homes of workers all over the United States. Workers were paid per unit, and goods were transported every few days to be distributed. Eventually someone realized that they could reduce the per unit cost by having all of those workers commute to a single location, and thus improve productivity. The hourly wage was introduced, and a new model of working was born.
Fast forward several decades, and our economy is increasingly being built on products that are digital, rather than physical. As a result of this, and the ability to securely transmit digital information over the internet anywhere in the world, the tools that employees need to complete their tasks are no longer bound to a physical location. This represents a profound shift in how employment is viewed, just as it did decades ago when things were moving the other direction.
With that shift, a large number of companies, technologies, and solutions have emerged for accommodating businesses who wish to telecommute. Below is an overview of the different models and approaches to this practice, along with some recommendations.

PC to PC:
One of the more common scenarios involves an employee who has a dedicated physical workstation in the office, and access to corporate data is restricted to that workstation. When the employee is traveling or at home, they connect to that workstation, viewing its desktop, and work as though they were sitting at that machine. No data is actually transferred outside of the office network, but merely viewed remotely.

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Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted: January 27, 2014    

DANBURY, CONN. — Jim Kennedy, founder and chief executive officer of The Network Support Company in Danbury, will receive the 2013 Macricostas Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Western Connecticut State University at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road in Danbury.

Kennedy, whose pioneering business ventures in computer and information technology services span more than three decades, will be recognized for his entrepreneurial achievements as recipient of the annual WCSU award sponsored by the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine “Deno” Macricostas and his wife Marie. Reservations for the luncheon at a fee of $50 per person may be made by calling the Office of Institutional Advancement at (203) 837-8279 or online at www.wcsu.edu/ia/entrepreneur.


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Top Workplaces 2013

Posted: January 27, 2014    

Growing up in Putnam County, N.Y., James Kennedy lived in a house built in 1719 that seemed to be in a constant state of falling apart.

“My dad worked at IBM, but he was always a do-ityourselfer,” he says. “Every weekend was a project. We would work on the bathroom, for example, to change the linoleum and discover it’s wet under there, that there’s a leaking pipe. So now we’re fixing pipes and replacing rotten floorboards and then there’s electrical work.”

For Kennedy, who’s now 54 and CEO of The Network Support Co. in Danbury, those experiences fostered a sense of self-reliance, persistence and entrepreneurship.

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VIRUS ALERT- CRYPTO LOCKER MALWARE INFECTION -

Posted: October 29, 2013    

TNSC was made aware of a potentially damaging Malware threat called CryptoLocker that is spread primarily through e-mail attachments. CryptoLocker has started targeting businesses actively.

Note: A CryptoLocker Malware infection requires a member of your staff to actively click on an e-mail attachment. The infection will not activate just by opening an e-mail.

Why CryptoLocker is dangerous to your business

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Jim Kennedy, recipient of the Constantine S. Macricostos Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 Jim Kennedy, recipient of the Constantine S. Macricostos Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013

DANBURY -- For local businessman Jim Kennedy the spirit of entrepreneurship means perseverance, faith, a dash of humor and the passion to create something beautiful.

Kennedy, founder of the Network Support Co., was honored Thursday by Western Connecticut State University as the Constantine S. Macricostas Entrepreneur of the Year.

Kennedy started the information technology company in 1996 and today employes 55 people. The firm has quickly become a leading provider of services for organizations in Connecticut and Florida.

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Microsoft Security Issue with IE8 and 9

Posted: September 23, 2013    

On Tuesday, September 17, Microsoft released a security bulletin (#2887505) detailing a vulnerability in the Internet Explorer browser versions 8 and 9 that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely execute code on an affected machine. The vulnerability would require your personnel to actively click on a specially crafted link on a website in one of these browser versions, and could potentially compromise the machine. This vulnerability could affect Terminal servers where personnel regularly browse Internet sites, but no other server type is at risk.

Microsoft has not yet released an official patch for this vulnerability and they have not announced when they will do so.

They have however released a temporary workaround that will prevent attackers from exploiting this vulnerability, but the workaround has several caveats.

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Growing up in Putnam County, N.Y., James Kennedy lived in a house built in 1719 that seemed to be in a constant state of falling apart.

"My dad worked at IBM, but he was always a do-it-yourselfer," he says. "Every weekend was a project. We would work on the bathroom, for example, to change the linoleum and discover it's wet under there, that there's a leaking pipe. So now we're fixing pipes and replacing rotten floorboards and then there's electrical work."

For Kennedy, who's now 54 and CEO of The Network Support Co. in Danbury, those experiences fostered a sense of self-reliance, persistence and entrepreneurship.

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Danbury, CT - The Network Support Company (TNSC), Fairfield County’s largest provider of IT services to small and mid-sized businesses, is proud to announce their acquisition of the Connecticut operations of Florida-based IT provider SLPowers. As of February 1, 2013 TNSC, based in Danbury, CT took over SLPower’s operation at 64 Wall St in Norwalk, CT.

“Upon deciding to close our Connecticut based operations, we wanted to make sure that the clients served by that office would be well cared for. Knowing of their excellent reputation, SLPowers couldn’t be happier to have transitioned those clients to The Network Support Company”, says SLPowers’ Bob Hochmuth.

“It is always meaningful to be recognized by your peers for the quality of your work and we were extremely pleased that SLPowers chose TNSC as the best company to take care of their clients in CT,” says Jim Kennedy, founder and CEO of The Network Support Company. “We are thrilled to welcome our new clients and our new employee to the TNSC family and look forward to long mutually rewarding relationships.”

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Just a few years ago, the landscape of doing business in North America experienced a radical shift with the arrival and explosive growth of the internet. Major corporations scrambled to establish a presence on the web, a trend which filtered down through the economy until every establishment, both large and small, had registered their very own ‘dot com’, and set up a homepage.

With a few notable exceptions, those sites were set up in a very static fashion, operating as a kind of digital business card, a pixelated yellow pages ad. Over the years however, many of those larger companies evolved along with web technology, and their sites became increasingly interactive spaces. Some offered direct ordering, allowed clients to maintain user accounts, or even chat with company representatives.

In more recent years, another shift has occurred in the online space - the social networking explosion. While most business owners are familiar with social giants such as Facebook and Twitter, they are only two big fish in an ocean of sites and services which provide end users with a wide array of inter-linked access to reviews, recommendations, interaction, and feedback.

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