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April 07, 2022
Website Launch! Towlift.com
The PlanetMagpie Creative Lab has launched its latest customer website! Towlift supplies material handling equipment to critical businesses throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
February 14, 2022
A Message from Robert Douglas, PlanetMagpie President (and 2 Favors)
Here's a message direct from PlanetMagpie President Robert Douglas. With a year of changes ahead, Robert has some thank you's to give and plans to share.
December 15, 2021
What You Need to Know About the Log4J Java Vulnerability
The Log4J vulnerability is a major threat to millions of businesses worldwide. If your business, or cloud services you use, uses the Java platform, check everything right away. Cybercriminals are already attacking.
September 16, 2021
Defense Against the Cyber War Continues, at the North Texas Infrastructure Summit
Robert Douglas presented at the North Texas Infrastructure Summit in August 2021, educating attendees about cyberattacks on critical infrastructure.
August 26, 2021
Robert Douglas Appears on The Economic War Room
In a never-ending quest to defend the business world from cyberattacks, Robert Douglas appeared on the Economic War Room show to talk about the "Cyber War."
June 03, 2021
PlanetMagpie Reaches Super Elite Partner Status with N-able
Our latest partnership with N-able, makers of remote monitoring & management software, gives us a voice in how to improve the software's usefulness and security.
May 18, 2021
PlanetMagpie Appeals to Texas Legislature for Strong Cybersecurity, Investments in America's IT Workforce
PlanetMagpie joined with fellow DFW businesses to advocate for more investment in the American IT workforce, citing the grave importance of strong cybersecurity in Texas and beyond.
April 27, 2021
Introducing Paul Hendrix, IT Support Technician
PlanetMagpie is proud to welcome Paul as our newest Engineer-in-Training!
February 05, 2021
PlanetMagpie's Robert Douglas Warns Construction Industry: Cyberattacks Will Get Worse
A 30-year IT expert talks cybersecurity for the Texas construction industry.
October 12, 2020
PlanetMagpie Creative Lab Wins 2020 W3 Award for Cromer.com Website Design
Cromer.com wins a new award for its ground-up rebuild!
August 05, 2020
Introducing Mike Santo, Senior IT Support Technician
PlanetMagpie is proud to welcome Mike Santo as our newest IT Support Technician!
August 03, 2020
PlanetMagpie Publishes Call for Returning Technology Manufacturing to America in Wake of Pandemic
February 04, 2020
Introducing Josh Harris, Vice President of Sales
PlanetMagpie is proud to welcome our new Vice President of Sales, Josh Harris.
November 12, 2019
Website Launch! Cromer.com
Cromer Material Handling is the leading forklift & material handling equipment distributor in California. Their new website is 100% mobile-friendly, with Quote Request tools and an all-new user experience.
June 28, 2019
The Burb News Features PlanetMagpie's DFW Pop-Ups
The June/July 2019 issue of Burb News (a local newspaper for the Irving-Las Colinas region) featured PlanetMagpie and our most recent Pop-Up event. Thank you Burb News team!
June 21, 2019
PlanetMagpie Named a Top 501 MSP Worldwide for 2019
In our 20th year of business, PlanetMagpie is named a Top WorldWide MSP by Channel Futures!
May 23, 2019
PlanetMagpie Sponsors the 2019 "Fore the Kids" Golf Tournament in Camarillo, Alongside Staples Construction
On May 20, 2019, PlanetMagpie joined Staples Construction and other sponsoring businesses in sponsoring the "Fore the Kids" charity golf tournament in Camarillo, California.
January 15, 2019
CIO.com Asks Robert Douglas: What Makes an Indispensable IT Pro?
October 11, 2018
PlanetMagpie Conducts its First "Cyber Fu" Training in Dallas
Cyber Fu training comes to Dallas! PlanetMagpie has begun offering cybersecurity training to Dallas area businesses.
October 09, 2018
PlanetMagpie Wins Two W3 Awards for FPA.com Website Redesign
FPA.com garners 2 more awards. The W3 Awards judged it outstanding for Financial Services, and for its good user experience.
October 03, 2018
Introducing Morgan McClain, PlanetMagpie's new Admin!
PlanetMagpie is proud to welcome Morgan McClain as our newest Administrative Assistant!
September 17, 2018
Introducing PlanetMagpie, Texas Edition!
PlanetMagpie now has a Texas office! We're expanding to the Dallas/Fort Worth area for more business and more BBQ.
September 10, 2018
PlanetMagpie Expands Cloud Backups to Include Office 365 Exchange
PlanetMagpie has added Cloud Backups for Office 365 Exchange data to its Cloud Services.
August 01, 2018
FPA.com Selected as Sitefinity Top 5 Website of the Quarter
FPA.com has been selected as one of Sitefinity's Top 5 Websites of the Quarter! This award goes to 5 outstanding websites built in Sitefinity with great user experiences.
June 05, 2018
Website Launch! FPA.com
FPA is a Los Angeles-based money management firm with over $30 billion under management. Their all-new website provides easy-to-access financial data and secure customer access.
May 22, 2018
PlanetMagpie Sponsors the 2018 “Fore the Kids” Golf Classic in Camarillo, Alongside Staples Construction
On May 21, 2018, PlanetMagpie joined Staples Construction and other sponsoring businesses in the "Fore the Kids" charity golf tournament in Camarillo, CA.
November 14, 2017
PlanetMagpie Wins 'Best in Show' W3 Award for StaplesConstruction.com Website
The W3 Awards honor the year's best creative excellence in websites, video, social media, and mobile. Our website for Staples Construction took 'Best in Show' for 2017!
October 06, 2017
PlanetMagpie Offers Employee Cybersecurity Training to Bay Area Businesses
Train your employees to help you fend off cyberattacks. Sign up for "Cybersecurity Kung Fu," a new training program from PlanetMagpie!
September 13, 2017
PlanetMagpie.com Wins 2017 WebAward for Innovation and Interactivity
The PlanetMagpie Website won a 2017 WebAward from the Web Marketing Association! Built to be mobile-friendly and visually fun, the redesigned website highlights what our Web Consulting team can accomplish.
September 12, 2017
Introducing Justin Teer, IT Support Technician
Introducing Justin Teer, PlanetMagpie’s newest IT Support Technician and Engineer-in-Training. Justin’s work history includes IT support & administration for the U.S. Air Force.
September 08, 2017
Equifax Data Breach Affects 143 Million People
Equifax, one of the 3 major credit reporting agencies, has been hacked.
March 20, 2017
Axis Communications Wins a 2016 OSP Award
One of our partners, networked video surveillance firm Axis Communications, wins Outstanding Security Performance Award.
January 09, 2017
Webinar on Feb 9: How the Experts Optimize Skype for Business Performance
PlanetMagpie President Robert Douglas will talk about Skype for Business performance in a webinar on February 9. Come join us!
December 20, 2016
Another Yahoo Booboo
Yahoo has to admit another booboo - a one-billion-user data breach back in 2013. This is the second hack they've experienced, and covered up. If you use Yahoo, maybe it's time for a change.
November 29, 2016
PlanetMagpie Wins Three W3 Awards for PlanetMagpie.com Website
The new PlanetMagpie.com launched in August 2016. Two months later, it won three W3 Awards for its visual appeal and ease of user experience.
November 03, 2016
Introducing Jake Horstmann, IT Support Technician
Introducing Jake Horstmann, PlanetMagpie’s newest IT Support Technician. Jake brings a background in IT and customer service, an ideal combo for our clients.
September 19, 2016
PlanetMagpie Corners Small Business IT at the Small Business Expo
PlanetMagpie had a booth and a workshop at the 2016 Small Business Expo. Part of our constant outreach to local small businesses. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!
April 04, 2016
Modus Wins the VBSpam Award for Antispam Strength
Vircom's modus antispam software continues to win awards. It won the Virus Bulletin's VBSpam award twice in the past quarter alone!
January 25, 2016
Introducing: Stephen Crawley, Skype for Business/Lync Architect
Introducing Stephen Crawley, PlanetMagpie's newest engineer. Stephen is an Information Architect, bringing his enterprise-level Lync/Skype for Business expertise to our customers.
September 11, 2015
PlanetMagpie Wins 2015 WebAward for Building Therapy Services Provider Website
The A is for Apple website won a 2015 WebAward! The new site is built for parents of children with developmental disabilities. Every page is designed for easy browsing, learning and support.
September 11, 2015
PlanetMagpie President Robert Douglas Quoted in Fast Company Article on Email Privacy
Fast Company consulted IT experts, including PlanetMagpie President Robert Douglas, for its September 2015 article on the widespread issue of email privacy.
June 19, 2015
Small Businesses in Silicon Valley Need Protection from Hackers Too
Small businesses get hacked too. PlanetMagpie published an article in the Fremont Business Review to make local businesses aware of the risks, and give some ideas on how to improve small-business cybersecurity.
March 04, 2015
PlanetMagpie Owner Robert Douglas Quoted in CNN Money Report on Hillary Clinton Email Scandal
On March 3rd, a reporter for CNN Money asked Robert Douglas to comment on the growing scandal involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.
February 20, 2015
PM President Robert Douglas on "IT Security for Small Business" Panel March 5
PlanetMagpie President Robert Douglas will take part in a panel discussion titled "IT Security for Small Business", hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, on March 5 in Fremont. Security-conscious Silicon Valley small business owners should attend.
February 04, 2015
PlanetMagpie Launches All-New Website for San Jose Child Development Therapy Provider
Announcing PlanetMagpie's First Client Website for 2015: A is for Apple, Inc. The new A is for Apple website is built for parents of children with developmental disabilities. Every page is designed for easy browsing, learning and support.
December 18, 2014
Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
The Section 179 tax break on business equipment has been extended to December 31, 2014. This is a guest post from Brent Baxter at Comyns Smith McCleary & Deaver LLP, detailing what Section 179 means for business owners.
September 21, 2014
10 Awards for 1 Web Developer: PlanetMagpie Wins 2014 WebAward for Building Precision Machining Website
This year, PlanetMagpie only submitted one website to the 2014 WebAwards: Diablo Precision, Inc. Thanks to Diablo's all-new branding and its unique visual facility tour, the gamble paid off: DiabloPrecision.com won our 10th WebAward.
June 13, 2014
California Machine Shop Gives Customers a Virtual Tour of its Green Facility
Diablo Precision, Inc. in Hollister has launched a new website. It's not your standard brochure site though--the new site invites visitors to take a virtual tour of their green machine shop.
February 28, 2014
Bumper Stickers Supporting "Reshoring" Appear in Silicon Valley
In order to encourage more awareness & discussion of bringing IT jobs back to the U.S. from offshore, a Silicon Valley IT Consulting agency is distributing "Reshore Your IT" bumper stickers for free.
September 26, 2013
9 WebAwards over 5 Years: PlanetMagpie Wins 2013 WebAwards for 2 Client Websites
The number of WebAwards for PlanetMagpie client websites has climbed to 9, with 2 new awards for 2013. Congratulations to Cromer Material Handling and Giorgi Bros. Furniture!
June 04, 2013
Companies Look to Home-Grow US IT Workforce
New programs are launching which help students train for and line up IT jobs companies need. Schools and businesses working together to provide necessary skills. PlanetMagpie VP Doreyne Douglas is cited in this article from the Associated Press.
October 16, 2012
PlanetMagpie Wins 2012 WebAwards for 2 Custom Client Websites
PlanetMagpie continues its now-five-year record of producing award-winning client websites. This year, an industrial manufacturer and a CPA firm have won WebAwards for their new sites.
August 23, 2012
Furniture Buying Made (More!) Efficient – Giorgi Brothers Furniture in South San Francisco Launches New Website
The new GiorgiBros.com website has launched. This Bay Area furniture showroom wanted a new site displaying dozens of their products in high-quality photos, so customers could browse whenever they want, making their shopping more relaxed and fun.
July 05, 2012
PlanetMagpie is the Bay Area's First Sitefinity CMS Platinum Partner
A Silicon Valley IT and Web Development agency has been certified as a Platinum Partner for the Sitefinity Content Management System. PlanetMagpie is the first such partner in the San Francisco Bay Area.
February 03, 2012
PlanetMagpie CEO Quoted on Mobile Trends in NY Times
Not every IT firm CEO is quoted in mainstream media many times over. As of January 29th, Robert Douglas was quoted in the New York Times. See what he has to say about mobile tech in business.
September 07, 2010
PlanetMagpie Helping Bay Area Economy with New HQ
Our new headquarters has been featured in a San Francisco Business Times article.
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