Have you created an online platform for your business? If not, then I insist that you create it without further delay. According to retail research, sales in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, The Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Spain are expected to grow from £132.05 bn [€156.28 bn] in 2014 to £156.67 bn [(€185.39 bn] in 2015 (+18.4%), reaching £185.44 bn (€219.44 bn) in 2016. In 2015, the overall online sales are expected to grow by 18.4% (same as 2014). To be honest, having an online presence is no longer an option, it rather has become the core need of today’s business needs. A prospect searching for any product online, does look for a website with a view to learn about your business and evaluate the possibilities of his requirements being fulfilled. The aesthetics of a website does play a key role to attract prospects but the content, rather informative content is something which one cannot. Content plays a key role in helping the customer to understand your products and services in a sophisticated manner. Continue reading →
It seems that the predictions made by tech journalists after a serious of attacks in 2014, are coming for real. According to them, the situation in 2015 would be worse viewing to the more advanced techniques been used to penetrate networks. This time it’s ‘the FREAK attack’. After DDoS that lead to Internet slowdown globally, enterprises are under constant strain. Therefore, it becomes important for us to know about FREAK and adopt ways to safeguarding ourselves.
FREAK (Factoring RSA-Export Keys), the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) hole present in programs using Apple’s SSL implementation or old Open SSL as well as in Microsoft’s Secure Channel (SChannel) stack. Though termed as an attack, it is actually a security flaw that came into light on March 3, 2015. Hackers can exploit the vulnerability to weaken the encryption used between clients and servers when the user logs on via HTTP connections. The computers operating on Windows OS fall into this category. Continue reading →
No doubt that everyone loves WordPress. What’s so unique about this Content Management System that its version 4.1 was downloaded by approximately 22,681,153 times? There is a lot to add to the list of benefits of WordPress – right from it being free to flexibility and support. One of the key reasons is that it’s FREE and small businesses with low budget can easily afford it. Even large businesses prefer to use WordPress as it is search engine friendly and offers plenty of options. Of course, it can’t be overlooked, it’s mobile friendly which is the need of today’s trending mobile world.Continue reading →
‘Disaster’ – the word is just enough slip a breath. Imagine, if this word gets associated with Business, blood starts gushing speedily through the heart. What if it happens in real? Can’t or rather don’t want to imagine, right?
To bring your business to a mounting point takes great efforts and also long time. When any disaster hits a business, its consequences may be devastating. According to a study, 87% of companies that lose access to their corporate data for more than seven days go out of business within a year. Disasters can be termed under three categories – natural (hurricanes & earthquakes), technological failures and human (purposely or accidently). But this doesn’t matter at that point, since recovering from the disaster and bringing it back to normal is a paramount.Continue reading →
Considering the evidences from the past, in the retail sector even the robust players like Home Depot, Target, Sony, Staples and number of banks were victims to high-profile breaches. While we are referring to large organisations or reputed brands, it’s a misconception that small firms will always be safe and that the cyber criminals would spare them. As a matter of fact, since small businesses don’t invest much in securing their online stores/websites, they often are easy targets.
With only a couple of days left for 2015, entrepreneurs are getting ready to deal with new cyber attacks that may bring down their ventures in future. With planning on new strategies to compete the market, one of the major concerns for firms is strengthening the safety level to battle any possible attacks in the New Year. “The enhancing technology will create good opportunities for the hackers to infiltrate the business and consumer data”, according to technology expert Karl Volkman, Chief Technology Officer at SRV Network Inc.Continue reading →
Though all our Linux systems were patched the moment we came to know about the Linux Ghost Bug or the GetHost vulnerability, we would like to help you with information on what this vulnerability is all about.
Did you know, Linux users were literally haunted by a ‘GHOST’? Yes, that’s right ‘Haunted’ by ‘GHOST’, the new security vulnerability found in January this year that hurts Linux as well as other systems that uses the open source glibc library. The name GHOST was tagged as it can be triggered by the GetHOST functions. After not even an year passed since the Heartbleed was discovered, researchers were able to identify another major security vulnerability in the form of GHOST. Though, not as severely bad to the data privacy as the Heartbleed and Shellshock bugs.
Undoubtedly there’s an increasing number of people getting inclined towards virtualization. Since the sounds of benefits of virtualization to business and technical fields are heard from the mountain tops by several entrepreneurs, it has become a significant element for all. Being an innovative technology, virtualization helps organizations to cut the costs on various aspects and operate more efficiently. Big companies with great IT resources took the initiative to implement it. But today, even small and medium size businesses are joining the bandwagon. Do you know how virtualization can help your business to boom?
Here are benefits of virtualization to business –
» Businesses can run multiple operating systems and applications on a single machine which leads to requirement of less number of physical servers which saves your hardware costs.
» Less use of hardware means there will be less usage of power that leads to reduced maintenance and energy costs.
» Managing physical and virtual environments holistically together in the same manner is important for reducing complexity and risks while enhancing productivity. Virtualization simplifies management of IT along with maintenance and deployment of apps.
» Virtualization is one of the best solutions for productivity as it enables quick and easier backups along with disaster recovery.
» When you adopt virtualization in your venture, opting for external, internal or hybrid cloud services becomes easily possible.
Every eCommerce retailer may have started working on the ways to achieve better online sales this time as compared to last year. What you achieved last year should be taken as a compliment and what went wrong as a lesson to avoid this year. Whether you are a newbie in the ecommerce industry or a well-established business, managing a website effectively would be the first priority for you. If your website works well, audience will obviously like to buy products from your e-store leading to good online sales. There are several factors that have an effect on your website sales – the CMS platform, host provider, security, optimization, etc. Continue reading →
WordPress is one of the most widely used open source applications available. Whilst officially touted as a blogging platform, WordPress is a flexible application that can be used for a number of purposes, including as a CMS for an ordinary website. Through the plugin and theme repositories, you can design and adapt WordPress to function in pretty much any way that you would like it to, a key factor that means no two WordPress installations are the same.
The speed at which your website loads can be a huge factor that can affect whether or not visitors to return to your website and their overall experience. It is important to recognise that over time the speed of web applications can slow down, so here we have put together some plugins that can help you to optimise your WordPress website to provide a better overall experience for your visitors. Continue reading →
A Blog is an online personal diary. Blog as we call it today is taken from the word weblog. We may say that blog is similar to a website which has blog entries, posts that appear in the reverse chronological order; the newer posts appear on the top followed by older posts. A person who writes the blog is called a blogger, this act of writing a blog is known as blogging. The post on the blog must be updated on a regular basis but there are some bloggers who update the blog after a considerable interval of time. Such type bloggers are known as slow bloggers. This may be due to the time required for creation of quality content, personal life priorities or lethargic habit. Continue reading →