January 13th, 2014
Are you ready?


As of April 8, 2014, Windows XP, Office 2003, and Exchange Server 2003 will no longer be actively supported. Older systems, as you know, cannot easily handle today’s security threats. Without critical support updates, your PCs could be vulnerable to malicious software and compliance issues.

Honestly, change is good.

Getting current with the latest versions of Windows and Microsoft Office helps you modernize your business and dramatically simplify everyday tasks:

  • Bring together critical aspects of your business and gain a consistent experience across a wide array of devices that you use at home, in the office, or on the go with Windows 8.1.
  • Gain efficiencies with Windows 8.1 devices:
    • faster and lighter
    • longer battery life
    • touch for an easier user experience
  • Increase productivity and access applications and files from virtually anywhere with Office 365.
  • Access business email, calendar, and contacts on your PC, phone, and web browser with Exchange Online.

What’s next?

Please give me a call to explain what end of support for Windows XP means for your business and discuss special offers related to upgrading your systems. Just call me or shoot me an email.


Mark Smirz

Sales Manager


Topic Articles
January 13th, 2014

TBC would like to officially welcome our newest addition to our team!!! Dale Boughton will take on the role of Service Coordinator at TBC elevating the quality of our service delivery to our clients. Dale is also a member of the Illinois National Guard and we are proud to support our military here at TBC. Currently, we employ veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines!!! Welcome aboard Lt. Boughton!!!

Dale Boughton in Uniform(300)

Topic Articles
March 20th, 2013

TBC Net Goes Red

This month TBC Net participated in the DeKalb County Go Red Day, which is an event that brings awareness to the leading cause of death in women – heart disease. Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. Trisha West, sales representative at TBC Net, said the following on the event: “It was a great opportunity for the office to come together and support a greater cause, everyone had a great time and we are happy to bring awareness to this issue.”

Topic Articles
February 6th, 2013

axcient logLast month Cohen Barnes, President/CEO, of TBC Net was named to Axcient’s Partner Advisory Council. Axcient, a data backup and business continuity solution, created the Axcient Partner Advisory Council to gain direct feedback from IT Companies on product improvement and enhancements and to be the voice of the client. Members of the Axcient Partner Advisory Council meet quarterly with two face to face meetings at Axcient’s corporate headquarters in California twice a year in addition to two conference calls. “It’s a great opportunity to be a part of these discussions and have input on where the company is going. It strengthens our relationship with Axcient, and therefore strengthens our relationship with our clients.” says Barnes.

Topic Articles
February 6th, 2013

cloud-accelerateTBC Net has been recognized as a Cloud Accelerate Partner by Microsoft. This new level of partnership within Microsoft will allow TBC Net to further provide customers with cloud computing solutions. Cohen Barnes, President/CEO, had the following to say on the advancement: “We are excited to continue to be able to provide new and innovative solutions to our customers in cloud computing. We look forward to continuing to grow this relationship with Microsoft and to continue providing our customers with cloud solutions.”

Topic Articles
December 12th, 2012

“This holiday season TBC Net is thankful for our great customers. We would like to wish both you and your families a very Merry Everything! We look forward to another great year with everyone!”

November 19th, 2012

Every month TBC Net engages in a company activity. This past week the TBC family had the opportunity to participate in the event Feed My Starving Children. Feed My Starving Children is an organization that packs meals and sends them to less fortunate children across the world. TBC is honored at the opportunity to participate in an event as fun and as helpful as this one.

Click here to view a larger image.

Topic Articles
November 19th, 2012

IT Nation is the largest IT event of the year, where companies can collaborate with others in the industry. This is a two day event held in Orlando. This year we had the opportunity to hear Jim Collins, author of the book “Great By Choice” speak. This is both one of the most fun and informative events of the year!

Topic Articles
October 2nd, 2012

TBC is pleased to have been named a Dell Preferred Partner. In growing our partnership with Dell, TBC is now better equipped to react to customer request and provide customers with the most up to date Dell Computer Solutions. We at TBC are both committed and excited to continue growing this relationship with Dell to better serve our customers.

Topic Articles
August 20th, 2012

We would like to thank the 250+ clients, family members, community leaders, vendors and colleagues for making our Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony a huge success! Catered by Inbodens, everyone enjoyed a picnic style buffet while enjoying the sunny afternoon at our new location of 444 E Hillcrest Drive Suite 350 in DeKalb. We gave tours of our new facility, raffled off prizes including an Apple iPad and flowers from the folks at Proven Winners in DeKalb, and were able to socialize with our favorite people. Thanks again for all that came out and for those that were not able to make it, we hope to see you soon!

Check out the pictures of the event on our website

Topic Articles