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Technologies Review | January 20, 2018

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Getting A Perfect Domain Name Can Save You Money

December 4, 2013 |

One of the keys to having a successful web page is getting the right domain name. Anyone can have a slick looking site, but without the right name you will be difficult to find and even harder for clients to remember. Choosing a domain isn’t quite as simple as it seems, and the choice you make can save you hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars.

General Tips

Before we get any further into this, here are some general guidelines that everyone should follow when choosing their domain name. The average domain name is around 11 characters, so shoot for something in that ballpark and always remember, shorter is usually better. Spell things normally, if you play around with the language too much people will have a hard time remembering how to find your page. Make sure your domain choice is unique enough to be differentiated from anything similar that is already … Read More

Healthcare E-Commerce: Building A Healthcare E-Store That Consumers Can Trust

August 28, 2013 |

With a huge influx these days of people selling all sorts of products online such as contacts and pharmaceutical items, it can be hard to be the one that consumers trust the most. With so many choices, the power of choice and of trust is ultimately in the consumers hands more than ever. And this is especially true with any sort of medical business, because trust when it comes to your health is of paramount importance to people. Fortunately, there are a few sites online that show us how to specifically focus on having good credentials and proving trustworthiness.

The Importance of Medical Trust

People put a lot of faith in credentials these days. But the problem is that not everyone is conservative in where they put trust. Interpreted correctly, credentials can provide a lot confidence that someone knows what they’re doing. But there are side effects too. … Read More

Is Moto X The Pinnacle Of Modern Convenience?

August 13, 2013 |

For a long time now, science fiction has shown us humanity’s dreams of having a world with so much convenience that all it takes is a few spoken commands for anything you want to be delivered right to you. Now, with the Moto X coming out, we might be one step closer to such dreams as a species. The new phone has brand new capabilities unlike anything we’ve seen before and it could very well revolutionize how we interact with computers in the coming future.

Any Time Voice Commands

One of the striking things about shows like “Star Trek” was the fact that no one had to ever push a button or switch a lever before talking to the computer. All you’d have to do is just say the name “Computer” out loud with a pause afterward, indicating that you wanted the computer’s attention and that you were planning on addressing … Read More

5 Ways Businesses Can Save Money By Using VoIP

July 30, 2013 |

Sometimes making a business more profitable is simply a matter of finding ways to save more money. After all, saving money will increase your margins just as much as having a higher income stream in most cases. One approach to achieving this is using a VoIP system instead of a traditional phone line or cell service. Here are a few examples of ways you can save money through a VoIP service.

1) Cheaper Bills Overall

Most VoIP companies will give you free unlimited calling inside the United States by paying just the set monthly fee. This usually means that you’ll save a lot of money when compared to a traditional phone or cell service since not very many of them will have an unlimited plan for a reasonable amount of money.

2) Great International Rates

Another feature of Voice Over IP systems is that the international rates tend to … Read More

Why Are Infographics So Shareable?

July 16, 2013 |

Almost everyone that has ever used the internet has come across an infographic at some point or another, even if they were not specifically looking for one. This is due to the fact that over the last few years infographics have become incredibly popular and are continuously being shared through social media. In fact the chances are that if you are a user of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Reddit you have come across infographics on all kinds of different topics. It often feels as though topics that infographics haven’t covered are becoming pretty scarce. But what exactly is it about infographics that make them so shareable? Read on to find out.

Awesome Data

One of the main aspects of infographics that makes them so shareable is the data that they contain. This is because the data that they use highlights interesting facts and figures that have been picked specifically to … Read More

Easy Data Protection Of The Future

July 15, 2013 |

In the Age of Information, being able to properly protect that information goes hand in hand with its increasing value. As a result, it’s a smart idea to use the most secure and simplest means for protecting that data as you possibly can. Fortunately, there are a few such means now currently available.

Secure Password Software

It’s an unfortunate truth that the best passwords are often the hardest ones to remember. Fortunately, there are a number of tools you can use available online that will help you with this particular problem. Generally, password managers are the way to go for secure data. It’s not like you’ll always be able to remember the string of numbers and letters that is long enough for you to forget, but also long enough to be truly secure. But a password manager will allow you to only need to remember one password, the one that unlocks your password on your … Read More

DIY PC Protection 101: What You Need To Be On The Safe Side

July 12, 2013 |

The new world of technology can be pretty confusing to the uninitiated. A lot of tech jargon is thrown around these days without really stopping to explain it to people that aren’t used to hearing it. Fortunately, most of this jargon is fairly easy to understand if you take a moment to look through it. Here are a few examples

Malware

Malware is a combination of the prefix “mal” which means “bad” and the word “software” which means a program. So essentially, this is used to talk about any program that is bad for your computer, and most often, programs that were specifically meant to be bad for your computer. Honestly, there’s a lot of overlap between the word “virus” and the word “malware,” but there is some difference in how the terms tend to be used. Generally, a virus is just meant to harm your computer directly, and doesn’t have … Read More

Finding New Customers the Social Way

June 27, 2013 |

Back in the day, marketing was a much simpler strategy. There were far fewer methods of communication and companies did not have the resources to collect as much data as they do today in order to generate targeted advertising. Radio used to be king when it came to customers learning about new products on the market, but those days have long passed. With the internet seemingly always available through smart phones, tablets and computers, online advertising has become one of the best ways for companies to let the consumer base know about their products and services..

Where do Today’s Customers Learn About New Products?

With major internet companies monitoring your every click online, they know what products will interest you and offer targeted ads along the same line of your internet activity. Facebook even monitors your posts to friends, searching for specific keywords which can almost instantly update the ads one sees. … Read More

Companies Going Green: New Trends and Innovations

June 25, 2013 |

Going green is one of the biggest trends in the business world over the last two decades.  In terms of corporate social responsibility, the fields of environmental sciences and preservation have been buzzing trends, with the focus upon using green facilities, green energy, and sponsorship.  In order to both attract more business by boosting their company’s image, the following companies have become leaders in putting green practices into action within all facets of their work.

Corporate Responsibility:  Leaders in the Field of Going Green

You might not recognize all of the following companies, as they are operating in diverse regions of the world to address many issues that are related with environmental work.  However, their practices are known throughout the environmental industry as worthy of imitation, and ideas are certainly making a difference worldwide in the effort to reduce global warming and energy waste.

In Tanzania, the company Asilia Africa works with … Read More

High Speed SMBs: Why Internet Matters to Small Businesses

May 15, 2013 |

As little as 5 years ago, the internet sales market was completely geared towards selling businesses on the benefits of speed. The speed of your internet connection was framed as a make-or-break factor for businesses, one that could be the difference between success and failure. Yet in the eyes of many consumers, we have hit an internet speed plateau. Now that most people use a broadband connection, pages appear seemingly instantaneously. The only reason speed supposedly matters anymore is to ensure that downloads and streaming work as efficiently as possible, and these are perceived as the worries of homes—not businesses. In the eyes of offices everywhere, paying extra for super-speed broadband might not seem worth the cost.

Yet in reality, the new malaise about opting for high-speed internet can be extremely damaging to businesses. There are a multitude of reasons why high speed is important for small businesses in this day and age. A robust … Read More