How to Use Colocation to Your Advantage

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How to Use Colocation to Your Advantage

  Let’s look at the colocation market and a few statistics; talk about why businesses are choosing colocation (i.e., the problems it addresses); and finally, review 10 strategies to select the best colocation provider.   What does the move off-premises look like?   The amount of computing workloads that are handled onsite has hovered at… Read more »

3 + 7 = 10 Major Cloud Developments in 2017 [Forrester]

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Major Cloud Developments in 2017

Over the past few years, cloud computing has become an increasingly central topic in discussions of top IT trends and concerns. The technology was one of the main points of focus of the Forrester report “2017 Predictions: Dynamics That Will Shape The Future In The Age Of The Customer.”   Forrester’s discussion notes that while… Read more »

How Jazzercise Shook off its 80s Image with Magento [case study]

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Jazzercise Rebrand with Magento

Jazzercise needed to change its image and upgrade its online presence. The company rebranded in 2015 and launched a new Magento site in 2016 – resulting in 20% fixed operating cost reduction and 14% higher revenue.   Jazzercise. Yes, it’s a household-name exercise program, but it certainly has not been the workout of choice for… Read more »

The Right E-Commerce / Brick-and-Mortar Balance

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Ecommerce and Brick-and-Mortar

We know that the average shopper has needs that are met in-person, as well as ones that are met through digital channels. How can companies balance their efforts between online and offline for the best possible results?   Stats that prove the transition to online shopping   When we think of a store, the first… Read more »

Calling All WordPress Lovers

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WordPress Lovers

The SEO-friendliest CMS Expandable open source Flexibility / customization potential Time-saving Peace of mind Lower cost upfront and ongoing Responsiveness Scalability Simplicity   As indicated in our companion piece “Calling All WordPress Haters”, 18.3 million people now use WordPress. That number of users accounts for 59% of the market, more than 8 times the second-place… Read more »

Calling All WordPress Haters

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WordPress Haters

You know you need a website, and everything you hear is about how great WordPress is – how simply and seamlessly you can create a site using the platform. It’s clear from the number of sites using it – 18.3 million at last count – that it is an immensely popular brand. But the statistic… Read more »

What is Hajime, and Why Should Mirai Care?

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Hajime Versus Mirai

A malware strain called Mirai is created that amasses a botnet through exploitation of unsecured Internet of Things devices. As the number of zombie devices continues to build, the people behind the malware start to use it in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Eventually, Mirai really puts itself on the map by launching an… Read more »

What Mistakes Do E-Commerce Companies Make with Mobile?

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Mobile Mistakes for eCommerce Sites

Many of us operate within the business world with a desktop or laptop computer as our primary tool with which we access the web. However, the growth of mobile computing over the last few years has really been astounding. It would be an easy argument that the real face of the internet now is not… Read more »

Best Practices to Improve Magento SEO

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Best Practices to Improve Magento SEO

Kyle is managing a webstore that specializes in refurbished components for mountain and road bikes. The company is planning to “shift gears” with its web store to Magento. Kyle is taking an initial foray into the new web store’s search engine optimization. Although Joe and his team understand that Magento is well-built for the search… Read more »