Understanding the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

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Secure Credit Card Transactions

CTN provides solutions for companies searching for a secure interface in which to transfer sensitive information.

Do you need your business to accept credit cards? CTN can provide services that will allow you to accept credit cards. We will also assist you in understanding your responsibilities in accepting these forms of payment. In order to open your Greater Philadelphia Area area small business up to the enhanced profit potential that accepting credit cards can provide, you'll need to understand what responsibilities you take on by accepting these forms of payment. Small businesses are prime targets for data plunderers. If you don't protect against these thieves, you may be subject to paying restitution, fines, or lose the ability to accept cards as payment.

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Understanding Cloud Computing

The Definition of Cloud Computing

How can Cloud IT Services Benefit my Business?

Free yourself from traditional IT with Cloud Services

Cloud computing is managed, shared applications, development platforms, or computing infrastructure accessible via the internet. It provides options such as bandwidth and on-demand computing power with flexible capabilities normally purchased as a metered service.

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IT Industry Secret | Cost Effective NetCare Protection for Your Business

Shhh, don't tell anyone we told you!

WARNING: We are about to let you in on a secret about how most computer companies really make their money!  We will cover the three main types of IT companies and what you can expect out of them.
 

The Pay-By-The-Hour Computer Company

In the IT Industry, we call this the 'break-fix' practice.  That's because this type of company bases the majority of their income on the fact that your technology will break, and you will pay them to fix it.  These companies usually charge per hour for support, or perhaps offer a discount with blocks of prepaid time.  Their technicians come to your office to solve a specific computer issue.  These on-site technicians are expensive, and the company they work for often has expectations for the amount of billable time their employees need to have.  It is a pretty standard practice for the technician to manage their own time to an extent, and they are responsible for producing their own billing and that is reflected in their pay.  In a situation like this, the tech wants to complete the task and move on to the next client to rack up enough billable hours to make their boss happy.  This leaves them in a position where they simply don't have the time to resolve other issues or run maintenance on systems to minimize downtime and ensure that your entire infrastructure is running smoothly.  There's no reason to show anyone in your organization how to resolve even a simple problem (rebooting a router for example) because that means one less billable call in the future.  Plus, answering questions and checking into other issues might cut into the other billable visits that tech has that day.  This method works well enough for residential users with computer troubles, but let's be serious, you are trying to run a business.

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