Top 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Old Website

All professionals and business owners should have a web presence to ensure that other professionals and potential clients can access your information and request your services. Likely, you set up your site a while ago, and are realizing it is getting to be a bit dull and boring. In order to attract new traffic to your page and present a site you are proud of, consider using these top 5 ways to freshen up your old website. Update any photos or videos that you have posted. If the same pictures have been posted for the last 10 years, clients may start to notice. Show them what you are doing now so that your site is updated and current. Be sure to post images of events you’ve attended, how you’ve remodeled your office space, your current employees or...

Cloud hosting innovations to take precedence in business operations

Cloud hosting services have been rapidly taken up among industries as more organisations seek storage and file management solutions to benefit the business. Security remains a major concern for many companies, but as the technology advances, safety is becoming a more common feature in cloud deployments. In fact, Security-as-a-Service may soon take the cloud environment by storm as the technology continues to adapt to industry requirements. Market trends are gearing the cloud for a massive change in control that is expected to take place within the next few years. Many organisations worry about the potential leaks and breaches of sensitive information that will damage the business. However, as the security tools advance, cloud may become a safer file sharing...

Paramount Pictures Wins in Domain Dispute

In a decision that will likely cause ripples througout the British domain registration industry, American entertainment giant Paramount Pictures was awarded ownership of the domain “Paramount.co.uk” for free after Nominet found its previous owner, English entrepreneur Andy Hugh, guilty of abusive registration. The non-profit Nominet, the official arbitrator of all co.uk ccTLD domain disputes, appointed London-based patent and trademark attorney Keith Gymer as the Independent Expert in the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) filed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. The DRS is a similar mechanism to the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) used to arbitrate trademark-based disputes involving domain registrations using top-level domain names (TLDs)....

How To Cut Costs With Data Colocation

When small and medium-sized businesses begin to grow, their need for IT space often grows as well. Unfortunately for many small businesses, this represents a substantial cost which they aren’t often prepared to pay. One solution for this is to invest in colocation. This choice also offers an added security benefit because servers full of information can be stored at an external location. However, in order for colocation to be cost effective, business administrators will need to learn how to cut costs with data colocation. With a little bit of helpful information, this can be pretty easy to do. Begin With the Understanding That Colocation Decreases the Need for New Construction Larger companies often build their own data centers when the need arises, but this...

How to Know Your Download is Safe

We encounter tempting opportunities to download new content daily. However, clicking on the wrong file can lead to viruses, malware and worse. Here are some tips on how to know if your download is safe. To start, use antivirus software on your computer or mobile device to scan new downloads. An antivirus program should be able to detect if your download is actually a piece of malicious software waiting to cause problems. Programs like AVG Free Antivirus or Lookout can help you avoid offenders. Remember to update the definitions and program regularly to see the most benefit or turn on the auto-update feature. Check the Reputation In addition, you can keep tabs on a website’s reputation with a web monitor like WOT (Web of Trust). If a website is known for...

Microsoft’s Xbone Domain Registration is Not Just About the Joke

For Microsoft to register a domain by the name of Xbone.com may seem like a strange move at first glance. However, it’s a strategic move by the company to counter the increasing threat from so-called domain cybersquatters. So why did Microsoft target Xbone.com in particular? In a slightly unfortunate twist, at least from the software firm’s perspective, the term has become the de facto label for its new flagship console, the Xbox One. It’s clear that Microsoft is not amused with the nickname. Xbox Live’s director of programming, Larry Hryb, recently addressed the controversy on NeoGAF. The popular gaming forum saw Hryb comment that he “did not like it” and he further added: “it disrespects the teams that have put in...