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Going Mobile

28 May. 2015

Posted by Neil Cumins

Is your website optimised for mobile use? The answer should be yes. Here’s why… In recent years, the increase in use of smartphones and tablets has been remarkable and relentless in equal measure. The twin engines of 4G and WiFi have powered a revolution in our online browsing habits, and the number of people accessing...

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The Future Of On-Demand Work

28 May. 2015

Uber, the disruptive scourge of taxi drivers everywhere, has helped to redefine the modern workplace. Now we face a freelance future full of ‘on-demand’ work. Of course, some jobs are simply immune. Surgeons, police officers and highly-trained specialists will always find full-time employment because it would cost more to brief a new candidate for each...

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How To Maximize Your Marketing Potential

27 May. 2015Is it worth it for a marketer to become technical, creative and analytical? Read why dedicating time to expanding your skillset will only improve your overall success. Marketing is a broad field. It is not just about search engine optimization, it isn’t just expanding reach on social media and it definitely isn’t just advertising. Marketing...

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5 Ways To Say It Better With Images

27 May. 2015It takes 13 milliseconds for the human brain to process an image, according to studies from MIT. Here is how to use that to your advantage in your marketing strategy. Snapchat, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter… the popularity of these visual-heavy social media sites is testimony to the power of an image. They say...

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Maximize Your Creativity

26 May. 2015Depending on the time of day, your creativity will peak and fall. We’re exploring what causes this and how you can maximize your creativity. There is an ongoing debate on whether or not creativity is affected by the time of day. Some people say that expressing creativity in the morning is optimal because your mind … Continue reading

The Online Office

26 May. 2015

Posted by Jessica Furseth

Creating a virtual layer on top of the real-life office environment can strengthen your business’ ability to implement change. How can you create large-scale engagement in the office? When a new direction for the business has been decided, what can end up happening is that everyone gets excited about it for a couple of days,...

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Technology Is Changing The World, One Industry At A Time!

26 May. 2015

We take a look at some of the ways in which technology is making its presence felt across the board – these products are all real, we promise. Having clever technology doesn’t make a business a tech company, but it pays to be forward-thinking to be a player in the digitally integrated future. As technology...

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Makers Unite!

25 May. 2015Have you ever wished that there was a social media site with people who want to create? Introducing MakerSpace.com: an online “maker movement” social media space. Maker Faire has been dubbed the ComicCon for makers. Along with Maker Media, MakerCon, MakerShed and Make:magazine, Maker Faire have taken their conventioning to the next level: the World...

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Step Away From The Task – 4 Ways To Get Work Done

25 May. 2015

Posted by Jessica Furseth

The best ideas often come when you step away from your desk and do something else for a bit. Here are some fun ways for getting productivity or creativity going again when nothing else works. Every good procrastinator knows a deadline is the best motivator, ensuring the task will be finished once there is finally...

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Battle Of The OS: Windows Vs. Linux

25 May. 2015

For many years there has been two major competitors for commercial operating systems dominance… Standalone computers and small networks have traditionally relied on Windows as their operating system of choice, while larger networks have opted for Linux. While Linus Torvalds championed his platform’s ability to deliver stable network functionality, Bill Gates was concentrating his company’s...

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.NYC Is Taking The Big Apple By Storm

22 May. 2015The popular .nyc TLD is the world’s fastest growing geographical domain, and Mayor Bill de Blasio couldn’t be happier about it. New Yorkers are proud of their city. If you ask a New York resident about the Big Apple, they’re sure to tell you all about the mouthwatering thin-crust pizza, the bright lights of Broadway...

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Minecraft Is Building An Education For Students

22 May. 2015Recently we talked about the Oregon Trail of our youth and the benefits of gamification, but Minecraft is going much further by taking games to the classroom. Children across the globe have gone Minecraft crazy. What started as a two-person company in a small French town has blown up and consumed millions of little brains...

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Our New York City Data Center Is Open For Business!

22 May. 2015

Announcing the launch of our hotly anticipated data center – right in the heart of the Big Apple! We’re excited to announce the official opening of our brand new US data center in New York City! We’re now able to offer our ‘perfect combo’ high speed SSD VPS servers in a state of the art...

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Should You Register A .london Domain Name?

22 May. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

With up to 50% off .london domain names for a short time only from UK2, now might be the time to register yours! There’s something you should know about London: there’s only one London Underground station which doesn’t contain one of the letters from the word ‘mackerel’, and that’s St John’s Wood. If for some...

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Tips For Picking The Perfect Domain

21 May. 2015Whether you are starting a new business, blog or project, having the perfect domain can be crucial. Here are some tips to make the choice less daunting. Having a website nowadays is almost as common as having a fingerprint: pretty much everyone has one. When beginning a new project – be it a business, blog,...

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Bridging The Gap Between Development And Design

21 May. 2015In today’s world of web development, it isn’t enough to just know how to code or just know how to design. But how much do you need to know about another’s field of expertise? In the past people have said that finding someone who can design a website and then code it is akin to … Continue reading

Anticipatory Computing: Coming Soon To A Smartphone Near You

21 May. 2015

Technology is getting smarter, constantly trying to work out what we’re going to do next. We take a look at some of the interesting things we can do with anticipatory computing. In the future, your phone will be able to turn itself to silent when you go into a restaurant, and call a taxi for...

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Getting Started With The Internet Of Things

21 May. 2015

Posted by Guest Blogger

If you are not on board with The Internet of Things, be prepared to be left behind… The IoT – as it’s known to enthusiasts – is the buzz phrase of 2015. It refers to the connection of items such as your fridge, car, lighting or central heating to the internet for the purposes of...

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Understanding Gaming: Part 1 – MMOGs

20 May. 2015As the first part of our gamer series, we take a look at MMOGs (massive multiplayer online games) and how understanding web hosting can give you the edge against competition. If you remember the days when playing video games was a mostly solo event, and unless you had two controllers, Mario hopped along the scrolling...

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Why Should I Become A Web Hosting Reseller?

20 May. 2015There are many opportunities that come with reselling web hosting. In this post, we explore some of these, and also discuss why the web hosting industry can work for you. You don’t have to be a technical guru to become a successful web hosting reseller. In fact, many resellers don’t know much about what goes...

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