Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Time is short to make dinner reservations, buy the perfect present, order flowers and don’t forget the card. The most popular flower given on Valentine’s day is the rose and each color means something very different. Pay close attention to this informational chart or you may get more than you bargained for!Continue reading
Is your business web dependent? Ask yourself this question. If my website went away am I out of business or seriously hurt by this event. Will, I still have a revenue stream? How quickly can I recover? This is something for you to think about.Small businesses have long been the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. Small business creates over half of the countries jobs and this momentum shows no signs of slowing down, with many predicting 40% of Americans may be self-employed by the year 2020.
Many times I get asked questions how do you keep your clients? My answer is always the same. You have to take advantage of what a small company can do that larger companies cannot. Do you know what that is?Continue reading
Will Punxsutawney Phil and his contemporaries predict a long winter or an early spring? I personally hope for a short winter, though I am sure the little ones would love a nice long one filled with snow and days off school.
The Origins of Groundhog Day
February 2nd falls between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. It marks the beginning of Spring and a fertile harvest. The Festival of Imbolc was celebrated by Celtic pagans. Once Christians arrived, the pagan festival had to be stamped out and became Candlemas. The Christians relied on the sun as a predictor; if sunny, 40 more days winter. Candlemas was also celebrated In Germany. Rather than using the sun, Germans used the shadows of badgers and other animals. Shadow: six more weeks of winter. No shadow: early Spring.Continue reading
Many ask me should I convert my website to https: and make it secure? As of today I would say yes. Adding a SSL certificate will encrypt all your traffic plus give you an added bump in the search engines especially Google.
This is more important if you are running WordPress which is constantly under attack from Hackers, Malware, bots, and others that want to exploit your weaknesses and take over your website for their own purpose.
Cyber crooks use this dangerous weapon to get at the weakest link: us. They know that the easiest way to penetrate a system is to go after the user, not the computer. “Attacking the human element has always been a favorite,” says Jean-Phillip Taggart, Senior Security Researcher at Malwarebytes. “Why use some hard technical flaw to acquire a password when you can simply ask the user for it?”
With 41% of hacking attempts being caused by a security vulnerability on a hosting platform, such as Linux or Windows running Cpanel, Plesk or a custom interface. It pays to host your website with a good quality hosting company. Look for a hosting company that places an emphasis on security.
Security researchers at Wordfence are reporting that thousands of hacked home routers are attacking WordPress sites. Wordfence firewall and malware scanner products are in use on more than 2 million WordPress sites and the company estimates that 6.7% of all attacks on these sites are coming from hacked home routers.Continue reading
Apple Macs are overtaking PC’s in the Office according to a new report.
Support for Apple’s Mac hardware continues to climb. According to a recent report published by JAMF Software, a company that provides enterprise management solutions for Apple products, 96% of the 500 IT professionals surveyed in September 2015 say their teams support Mac. Additionally, 81% support iPad and 84% support iPhone.
In crowded competitive internet markets one thing will stand out. The ability for your website to display correctly on desktops, tablets, and smartphones is something that will work for you. You want to make things easy for the person surfing your website. The key words here are display correctly and making it easy.Continue reading