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Help Protect Your Identity This Summer

Submitted by Robert Sanderson on Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:30

Traveling on Vacation? Help Protect Your Identity

Whether you're taking off on a cross-country road trip, catching a flight to someplace tropical or planning a railway excursion through Europe, traveling can increase your risk of being targeted for identity theft. While traveling this summer, here are some tips to help you better guard your identity. 

Please support Big Shoulders Fund

Submitted by Robert Sanderson on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:57

Here is an awesome letter that I received from John Moran at Big Shoulders Fund this morning.  They are doing incredible things for the children in the neediest areas of Chicago.  They deserve your support too!





Replace your file servers with ShareSync

Every day, your end users are generating more and more data. And all that data is being stored in a rack of servers somewhere in your office. This sounds handy, but if you’re in charge of that storage rack, you know all about the headaches that come with it:

Here is an interesting blog entry from Harvard Business Review: When You're Innovating, Resist Looking for Solutions.  I have often found this to be true in most any aspect of life.  Taking time to properly analyze the situation will almost always lead to a better solution.  An example can be as simple as asking the customer what they are looking to accomplish vs. what are the looking to buy.  Often times what the customer perceived they wanted is significantly different from what they need.


Stop PIPA and SOPA

Submitted by Robert Sanderson on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 14:50

S968 & HR3261 are threatening the Internet. Most of the web sites you use strongly oppose these bills. Find out why, and how you can help put a stop to this madness before it's too late!

Happy Veterans Day!

Submitted by Robert Sanderson on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 13:04

November 11th, 2011

Today is Veterans Day!

As we mark Veterans Day, we're reminded of the incredible sacrifices that our nation's servicemen and women make each and every day in order to protect our freedoms. America's men and women in uniform - both active duty and retired - deserve a debt of gratitude for their selfless service to our country.

So to all our Veterans, the team at ETRN extends a very special THANK YOU! Thank you for your selfless sacrifices and the Honor that you show our Country in your service!

Update - 15 April 2019:  The PwnedList site now appears to be offline.  In it's place you can try the "Have I Been Pwned" site at

Earlier today we suffered an outage at our mkc1 (Kansas City) data center.  Here are some details about today's event:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Joplin Missouri and Reading Kansas tornadoes.  Please contact us if there is anything that we can do to help!

Here are some resources that may be helpful:

The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

Submitted by Robert Sanderson on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 15:35

To all of those that are or will be effected by the tsunami or the earthquakes, please know that our prayers are with you all. Stay safe and God by with you.

Additional resources related to this disaster.

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