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  • Amazon AWS and Other Resources for NGO’s and Nonprofits

    NGOs and Nonprofits looking to get some additional aid for their organization can do so through Amazon Web Services. Here’s some information about Amazon Web Services for NGOs and Nonprofits including data about signing up, what the various services are, and how they can help you grow your Nonprofit and perform your mission. AWS Overview […]

  • How Microsoft Cloud Resources Can Help Non-Profits Improve Their Operations

    In many ways, the operations of non-profit organizations like yours differ from its for-profit counterparts. Your goals (and value propositions) tend to be related less to helping stakeholders maximize income and more to helping your community and other social causes. Of course, that dedication also tends to come with its limitations. Managing a non-profit tends […]

  • Google Rich Snippets and Why Your Site Needs Them

    Keeping up with Google’s changing algorithms often feels like a full-time job. It’s also one that is well worth the effort if you want your online store to get noticed above your competitors. By optimizing your website for search engines, you’re able to sell your products to a wider audience–and Google’s Rich Snippets is a […]

  • 5 Reasons The Federal Government Went Cloud and the Lessons Enterprise Can Learn From the Journey

    Over the past decade, the cloud has gone from being a risky proposition to a “sure thing,” regarding thinking in federal IT circles. Federal mandates, originating in the previous administration were driven hard by high-profile events like federal website launch failures and data breaches, making a move to cloud computing a top priority. Many smaller […]

  • Applied Innovations does Windows and a whole lot more.

    Most of our clients know us because of our close relationship with Microsoft and the fact that we’ve been a recognized leader for hosting Microsoft technologies in the Cloud for the past 18 years, but few people know that we do a whole lot more than just Windows. Over the past few years we’ve built […]

  • We’re turning 18 and giving away free Awesome Antispam!

    We’re turning 18, but instead of celebrating with cake, we’re giving away free Awesome Antispam! This month, we at Applied Innovations are celebrating our 18th year of helping businesses succeed online. During those years, the Internet (and now the cloud) has changed business substantially. In 1999, the Internet was transitioning from being used strictly by […]

  • How to Protect Your Company from the Rogue IT Ex-Employee

    It’s become fairly common to hear horror stories of the ex-employee who decided to “take the company down in flames” as they exited. Be it extortion, like what happened in Indiana in January,  or the ex-employee who maintains a backdoor account and proceeds to hack your data. It is important in this day and age […]

  • Which Azure Region is the Best?

    Which Azure Region is the Best?

    When looking at hosting on Azure, the first question you’ll undoubtedly have is which region is the best? The fact of the matter is there are some 26 different regions you can host in Azure and not all regions are equal.  Here’s a quick 5 step approach to help you decide which Azure Region is […]

  • How Does nopCommerce Compare to Other CMS Solutions?

    eCommerce is one of the fastest growing industries this century alone. RJMetrics reports that: “eCommerce is the only trillion-dollar industry growing at a double-digit percentage each year.” Over 12% of the Internet is made up of eCommerce platforms, according to the same article. All of them couldn’t be using the same content management software, right? […]

  • 5 Aspects of Implementing a HIPAA Compliant Cloud You Need to Know

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been in use for 20 years now. It enforces a standard that helps protect medical records and other personal health information. Basically, it ensures healthcare organizations implement specific security measures when it comes to electronic data. That’s why working with a HIPAA compliant cloud – that respects the law’s […]

  • Why Managed Cloud Services Are a Growth Hack for Small Businesses

    Cloud technology is no longer an unknown and futuristic term. Things have changed a lot and managed cloud services have become more accessible than ever. And it’s not just because they’re a cost-effective solution for small businesses. Moving everything to the cloud offers countless benefits. Additionally, some argue that by 2020 almost 80% of US small businesses will […]

  • The Best Content Management System Tools in 2016

    Content management systems have become more important than ever nowadays. They basically make a straightforward, clear distinction between code and content. For many business owners out there, that’s nothing short of a godsend. After all, not all of us have had the time to acquire various coding skills. Running a business is already time-consuming and challenging […]