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  • Black friday website spikes

    3 Steps to handle Black Friday website spikes

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, if you’re an e-commerce business then you have probably planned special offers and discounts for your products and services with the hope of driving sales. In doing so, your online storefront is likely to gather a higher amount of visitors than usual. Is your business … Continued

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  • benefit from bespoke software

    Could your business benefit from a bespoke software solution?

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Bespoke Software Development Bespoke software development involves creating custom or tailor-made software that is designed for a particular customer or business need1. Examples of bespoke software can be seen by large organisations such as Amazon and Ebay, their e-commerce websites have been designed specifically to suit their customers and business. To … Continued

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  • upgrading devices

    Should I bother updating my devices?

    A new update is available, would you like to install it now? Anyone who uses software or devices such as mobile phones, laptops etc. will have more than likely seen this message pop up on a regular basis, and somehow it’s always at an inconvenient time! That 5pm deadline looming does not allow time to … Continued

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  • office 365 security breach

    How to avoid an Office 365 security breach

    A data breach is when protected information is taken without consent. It’s that simple. A breach is an opening that is not supposed to be there, it’s like having a hole in the bottom of a boat. Data breaches may involve personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets or intellectual property. Data breaches … Continued

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  • https or not https

    To HTTPS or not HTTPs, that is the question

    Tuesday 24th July 2018 is a big day, it’s “HTTPS” day  – the day when the latest version of Google’s Chrome web browser (Chrome 68) starts to flag websites that don’t use a Secure Certificate (HTTP) as “Not Secure”. (What is a Secure Certificate and how they work – October 2017 blog post) Although Chrome … Continued

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    Suddenly, almost nothing happened…

    May 25th came and went and, despite all the portents of doom, the planet did not wobble out of orbit and head into the sun. What was May 25th? GDPR day, in case you’ve forgotten all the activity to make sure that you were compliant and all those emails begging you to re-subscribe to newsletters. … Continued

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  • how do you know whether your website's been hacked

    How do you know whether your website’s been hacked?

    Why would your website be targeted? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the larger websites that are the prime targets of hackers. Websites belonging to SMEs are frequently seen as a much easier target. The bad guys want to gain access to your website so that they can hide malicious software that will be automatically … Continued

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  • Are you dot eu

    Are you dot-EU?

    Soon you must be something else! Brexit was always going to have unexpected or unintended consequences, but a particularly nasty one for business was reported just before Easter: The EU is suggesting it will revoke all .EU domains registered by UK individuals and businesses on “Brexit Day”, 31st March 2019. If you have a .EU domain name for your business, it’s probably … Continued

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  • gdpr and legitimate interest

    Eggciting news for email marketers

    GDPR, Double Opt ins and Re-Subscription As things stood at the end of 2017, email marketers were required to ask the contacts on their marketing lists to re-subscribe to enable them to continue sending marketing emails. However, the EU made a rare U-Turn on this and in January 2018 this was changed and organisations can … Continued

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