3 Things to Consider When Choosing A Cloud Platform

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Cloud networking is currently taking the world by storm, but what should you be looking for in your coverage? How can you be sure you’re getting the best deal before you sign with a new company? If you’re interested in finding a good provider and making the most out of cloud, here are just a few things to keep in mind. Continue reading

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Time Keeping the modern way

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For every business that has employees coming in to work everyday, there must be a management system to take account of the hours that the employees have worked. In order to keep accurate measure of the number of hours that each employee has worked, it is best to use a computerized system that is always running. Eliminating the need for physical time clocks allows employees to sit down at their desk and clock-in there while they can also clock-out from their desk and head home.

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Are We There Yet

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Keeping everyone entertained on a long car trip can be difficult. Not everyone is going to be able to read a book or fall asleep while the car is in motion. The good news is that you can put a DVD player in your car that can play movies or video games to give your back-seat passengers something to do while on the road. Continue reading

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Backup Your Digital Assets

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Ensuring your assets are protected against all risks is a prudent approach. In some ways that was easier when most assets were physical. Protecting against fire and theft has been practiced over the decades and refined methods can ensure such protection has adequate reliability at affordable costs.

When it comes to digital assets, technology is advancing rapidly and what was best practice a few years ago may well have been superseded by improved devices and processes. Given backup is a critical function, it is not surprising that there are almost an embarrassment of choices. Continue reading

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Three Critical Items To Get Right On Your Ecommerce Website

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After last year’s holiday season, researchers learned many interesting facts about what makes a good ecommerce site. They found that what was commonly believed about customer online shopping, such as what kept them from buying or what encouraged them to purchase were not the reasons that customers reported in past years. These three tips can encourage customers to not only visit a company website, but convert them to customers.

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How To Fundraise Online – How I Raised £1,700 In Three Months

marathonThis article is contributed by Allen Peters.

For a long time I had wanted to run the London Marathon. It seemed like a great challenge, a great thing to say that I’d accomplished and a fun and historic event to be a part of.

The only flaw in my plan was the fact that it was so difficult to actually get a place. So many apply to run the Marathon each year, that most people would apply multiple times and still not get accepted. If you apply and get refused four times in a row then you get a place automatically, but that’s assuming that you haven’t given up on the idea after the second attempt… as I did. Continue reading

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Mobile Search Is Often Local Search

local searchWhile many businesses are using SEO services to get their name out there, they are only optimizing their business potential partially. Search done on your mobile device will often be done as a local search since that is what most users want. Local SEO services are an important way to make sure that locals are finding your website and your business when they do an online search. Continue reading

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Testing out TextMaster crowdsourced content creation service

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We get reminded on a regular basis about the importance of creating quality content that engages with the reader. The concept of content creation is at the heart of inbound marketing; it increases visibility, improves your ranking in the search engines and helps to grow your business. We all know the importance of creating smart content, but it is not easy to create high quality content in high volumes. It gets even more difficult when your site is in multiple languages. In that case, it is better to use native speakers who produce content in the language that the particular site is targeting, but where do you find them? Continue reading

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X Winning Ways To Incorporate Social Media Into Your Clothes Design Ideas

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If you are starting off as a clothes designer and are thinking of ways to get your brand and name out there, look no further! Social media is an incredible way to make new friends and generally build up your own community of likeminded individuals. It is also a killer way to bring people’s attention to whatever it is that you are selling, but it is not exactly straightforward. There is a particular set of rules that, if adhered to, can bring you an incredible return. This article looks at how fledgling designers can harness this phenomenal platform in a way that sometimes belies belief. So please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and see if you can pick up some value from the rest of this piece. Continue reading

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Start Your Marketing Early

startupThe biggest cause of failed start-ups is that their marketing is not sufficiently effective in creating the sales growth they need. Marketing is the process of dialoguing with potential customers, ensuring that your products and services meet a real need that they have and then delivering the right solution for their needs. Continue reading

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