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Reseller Hosting With A Dedicated Server

31 Jul. 2015With a dedicated server you’re in full control. See if this is the perfect route for your web hosting reseller business. There are various directions you can take when becoming a web hosting reseller. Some resellers prefer to manage the business side of things, leaving the technical details to someone else. Others want to focus...

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Read All About It At Google!

31 Jul. 2015The search engine giant is taking on its next frontier: the news! If you’re even remotely internet savvy (you must be, you’re reading this blog post) you’ll have come into contact with the Google search engine. As the gateway to the internet for most web surfers, ‘Googling’ something has become synonymous with searching; they deal...

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Unwrapping Windows 10!

31 Jul. 2015

Posted by Kelly Kirkham

  Get out your party hats because Windows 10 has launched! Here is what you can expect and what the world is saying about this festive occasion… Just in case you don’t know how exciting the launch of Windows 10 is, here is a music video to explain the excitement (yes, that’s right, a music...

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Beating The Innovator’s Dilemma

31 Jul. 2015

Every good boss knows you have to innovate to succeed – but it’s easier said than done. “If we don’t create the thing that kills Facebook, someone else will” – so reads a page in Facebook’s Little Red Book. It continues: “‘Embracing change’ isn’t enough. It has to be so hardwired into who we are...

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Could A Facebook Quiz Boost Your Sales?

30 Jul. 2015We’ve all taken a minute to see what cartoon character we could be or what we might have done in our past lives, but did you know a Facebook quiz can boost your conversion rates too? It isn’t always easy to come up with new content for your ecommerce site. Once you cover the basic...

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Intro To Twitter

30 Jul. 2015From humble beginnings the little blue bird has grown to represent one of the most powerful sites on the ‘net… It could be argued that Twitter has become the most significant social media platform. While Facebook has more users and Instagram enjoys greater traction with young people, Twitter has become a default choice for personal … Continue reading

Welcome To Zero UI

30 Jul. 2015

In the screenless future, how will we interact with our technological devices? What will the User Interface (UI) of the future look like? We’re already getting some sneak peeks: Amazon has just announced the Echo, a slim cylinder standing nine inches tall on your kitchen table, ready to hear your voice commands. It responds to...

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How To Take Full Advantage Of Facebook For Your Business

29 Jul. 2015Your Facebook page can drastically improve your business, are you using it right? Facebook has become not only the world’s largest social network, but also a platform for millions of small and large businesses to share information with people all over the globe. Some of the obvious features of a Facebook business page are building...

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The Basics Of Linux

29 Jul. 2015In our opinion nothing beats shared Linux hosting. Here are the basic components needed to get started so you can have some Linux love too! On the whole, we understand Windows and we understand OS X (Apple’s operating system). We might not be super sure of the technical terms, but we can find our way...

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Build The Best Team For Your Business

29 Jul. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

All good businesses are built by a strong team. While at times we think we can run the show by ourselves, it’s important to share the load… We’ve all been of the mind that we can do the job better ourselves. “If you want it doing right, you have to do it yourself” is a...

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Introduction To Linux

28 Jul. 2015There’s no need to fear when you hear the word ‘Linux’. Check out the basics here so you can feel confident the next time someone starts talking technical. Some people cringe upon hearing the word Linux. Change can be scary, and hearing that a computer can run something other than Windows or OS X can … Continue reading

It’s Official: Working With Startups Is Good For Business!

28 Jul. 2015

Working with startups is now a core corporate innovation strategy. Tech startups are the perfect collaboration partners for mature companies looking for fresh ideas. A hot little startup coming up fast on the rails is no longer just a competitor – it’s a potential collaborator. Long gone are the days when the only way to...

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How Can Your Business Battle Ad-Blocking?

28 Jul. 2015

Posted by Jessica Furseth

As Apple brings ad-blocking software into the mainstream, how will publishers make money on free content? Do you use ad-blocking software? It’s understandable: pop-up ads get in the way, video ads can be disruptive when they start playing automatically, and too much content on a page can slow down loading times. But on the often-free...

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Should You Go .GREEN?

27 Jul. 2015The new .green gTLD is a great way for you to showcase your efforts towards leaving a positive impact on our earth. Is it time for you to go .green? Earth’s domain, .green, comes with a vision. It’s the vision of a better future for our planet and a goal of sustainability. It’s not just...

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9 Tips For Dealing With Internet Trolls

27 Jul. 2015Every business has at least one troll they just can’t escape. Here are some tips on the best way to handle the inevitable negativity that comes with success. For every piece of great feedback you receive from clients you can rest assured you’ll find a handful of negative sentiment. Whether or not this negativity is...

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The Home Office Comes Of Age

27 Jul. 2015

There are many advantages to working from home… The lack of a commute can save huge amounts of time and money, while being in charge of your working environment means there’s no need to put up with uncomfortable office furniture or limited cafeteria facilities. Moreover, it’s possible to choose your preferred hardware and software, rather...

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Is The Virtual Office For You?

27 Jul. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

Could your business benefit from some flexibility? The internet has long since changed the way we do business. Gone are the days of nine to five working in a high-rise office block for many businesses; rigid work schedules have shifted in favour of flexible working hours. In fact, with communications technology as it is, do...

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Should You Rebrand Your Business?

24 Jul. 2015Times are changing. Does your business need a rebrand? Renaming your company might once have been as simple as changing the sign out front, but in today’s reality rebranding isn’t easy: do you have time to overhaul your entire business?So how do you know when rebranding is right for you? If you answer yes to...

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It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! No, It’s A Drone!

24 Jul. 2015The first legal drone delivery was carried out last week. Will our skies soon be filled with drone activity? Are companies like Amazon closing in on a drone delivery service? In the last couple of years, flying drones have been creeping into the news. Back in 2013 Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon, told 60 Minutes...

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Is Technology Becoming Too Personal?

24 Jul. 2015

A next-generation home phone is designed to make technology communal again. Is this a peek into how we will live with the Internet of Things? Technology is becoming an increasingly personal experience. Most us have our own mobile phone, and lending it to someone else can feel curiously uncomfortable: it is private. Long gone are...

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