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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Will Spend $30M to Upgrade Remaining PCs [Computerworld]

Now that Microsoft® has discontinued support for Windows® XP, the issues associated with continuing to run this outdated operating system are becoming increasingly apparent. Computerworld recently reported that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has acknowledged that it missed the April 8 cut-off, and the agency will now be paying Microsoft for an extra year of security patches. Computerworld has estimated the cost for the extended patches to be...

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CCS-Inc.

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FoxGuard Solutions Nominated for 2014 TechNite Innovator Award

We are excited to announce that FoxGuard Solutions (a CCS-Inc. company) has been nominated for a 2014 TechNite Innovator Award! This award recognizes a company that sets the standard for thought-leadership and innovation in their respective field. Their innovation represents a significant technological breakthrough, or addresses a great market opportunity, or both...

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End of XP Webinar Recording

CCS-Inc. recently partnered with FoxGuard Solutions and EnergySec to co-host a webinar focused on the end of Windows® XP. To hear what our experts had to say about how the end of XP will impact your system's reliability and compliance with NERC CIP standards, check out the webinar recording...

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CCS-Inc.

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End of XP Webinar Featured in Total Industrial Plant Solutions

We are excited to announce that our upcoming End of XP webinar was recently featured on the Total Industrial Plant Solutions (TIPS) website. Learn more by reading our latest blog post...

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Jonathan Follmer

Jonathan Follmer

Associate Computer Design Engineer

Why Industrial Users Should Migrate to Windows® 7: Part 2

Today we are continuing our explanation of why industrial users running Windows® XP should migrate to Windows® 7. As we discussed in part 1 of this series, although Windows XP and 7 are relatively evenly matched when it comes to speed, Windows 7 is more secure than XP. Part 2 of this series focuses on how to address concerns revolving around legacy support while running Windows 7 as well as the cost associated with an upgrade...

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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

CCS Employees

Meet the Team: Joanna Hubble

Name: Joanna Hubble
Position: Sourcing Specialist
Responsibilities: I work closely with key stakeholders to determine the product requirements, specifications, and timelines needed to execute successful sourcing plans to attain...

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CCS-Inc.

CCS-Inc.

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CCS and FoxGuard Partner with EnergySec to Host Webinar on the End of XP

CCS-Inc. and subsidiary FoxGuard Solutions are partnering with EnergySec to host a webinar focused on how the end of Windows® XP will impact your system's reliability and compliance with NERC CIP standards. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 19, at 10:00 am (PST) / 1:00 pm (EST). Panelists include:  Jonathan Couch - Security Engineering Manager for FoxGuard Solutions, Dominick Birolin - Sr. Network Engineer & Cyber Security for Essential Power, and Jack Whitsitt - Principal TAC Analyst for EnergySec. Learn more about our webinar by reading our latest blog post...

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CCS-Inc.

CCS-Inc.

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FoxGuard Solutions, Inc. and CCS-Inc. to Merge

The CCS-Inc. and FoxGuard Solutions teams are excited to announce a plan to merge the two business units together under the name and brand of FoxGuard Solutions, Inc. Learn more about the benefits that combining these businesses will bring to the industries we serve by reading our press release...

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Scott Hudson

Scott Hudson

Product Manager, FoxGuard Solutions

FoxGuard Solutions Awarded DOE Funding to Develop Cyber Security Program

CCS is pleased to announce that our wholly-owned subsidiary, FoxGuard Solutions, has been awarded funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a $4.3M cyber security program. Learn more about this program as well as the tools it will provide to the Industrial Control System (ICS) community by reading the following post, written by Scott Hudson, Product Manager for FoxGuard Solutions...

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Jonathan Follmer

Jonathan Follmer

Associate Computer Design Engineer

Why Industrial Users Should Migrate to Windows® 7: Part 1

With the end of extended support for Windows XP scheduled for April 8, 2014, users still running this outdated OS will soon be forced to make a decision on their upgrade path. Transitioning to a new platform may cause numerous concerns to arise — many of which are centered on the issues of security, speed, legacy support, and cost. In this two part series, we plan to take a closer look at each of these issues. We’ll also explain why we recommend Windows® 7 for the industrial market. 

Today, we're introducing part 1 of this series, which focuses on whether Windows 7 is as secure and efficient as XP...

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