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  • disaster recovery plan

    Is Backup Enough? A Quick Introduction to Disaster Recovery Plans

    Businesses of all size and shapes record their business data on computers so they can access that information later to perform their tasks effectively and efficiently. For instance, a customer support department uses customer information to provide better-informed solutions to customers. A business development manager will use the sales and marketing data collected over the […]

  • advanced-monitoring

    Introducing the Windows Cloud Advanced Monitoring Platform Monthly Reports

    Yesterday I blogged about our new “Executive Summary Report” which for most businesses provides the ‘right-sized’ amount of information on their service and what if any follow up actions need to happen but for many that are technically inclined they want to see more data. Well, for those of us that fit that mindset I […]

  • mobilesecurity

    Mobile Insecurity and What You Can Do About It

    The smartphone market is growing every year, and serious businesses (including financial institutions) are considering a major shift towards mobile and cloud computing. The idea that everything, including financial and personal information, is now accessible with just a few taps (or clicks) is outstanding, but is it safe? According to CyberEdge Group: “Mobile devices are […]

  • malware

    Malware for Websites: How they can impact your site and how to steer away from the threat

    We dedicated our previous post to the importance of SSL certification and why it is essential for your customers to trust you. Did you know that only 44% of the traffic that comes to your website comprises of humans?  The remaining 56% are bots, impersonators, hacking tools, scrapers and spammers. Hosting Facts. Automated traffic is […]

  • Geographic Location

    Geographic location of the hosting server matters!

    Every byte present on the internet today is physically on a machine somewhere around the world. This machine with this specific piece of information is sharing it with anyone using the world wide web.

    But the most important thing you need to know is the location of the hosting server as that plays a vital role in the quality of its distribution.

    Lot of entrepreneurs, while setting up their online businesses, ask why they should invest more for hosting servers outside of their borders when the same services are available to them in their very backyard?

    But, young businesses fail to grasp the many factors that come into play for server location.

  • DNN Vulnerability being exploited, are you patched-

    DNN Vulnerability being exploited, are you patched?

    As with all web applications, it is important to keep current with application updates and security patches. This is especially true for CMS and E-Commerce applications that are widely used on the Internet like DNN. These solutions have a large install base and because of this hackers will target vulnerabilities in these solutions to get […]

  • Storefront E-Commerce Hosting

    The Storefront(.net) E-Commerce Acquisition

    Last week I joined Freestyle Solutions (Formerly Dydacomp) in announcing that storefront e-commerce (storefront.net) was officially acquired by my company, Awesome Commerce LLC (www.awesomecommerce.com). With this acquisition we’ll be building a new cloud based e-commerce platform that will expand upon the storefront shopping cart legacy and the leadership in e-commerce cloud hosting that Applied Innovations […]

  • buying a domain

    Buying a Domain Name? Here is what you need to know

    I know this has been frequently discussed by many websites, and some have excellent ideas too.

    But the reason I felt it was necessary to discuss it again here on Applied’s blog is that things have changed a lot since the topic was last put under the microscope.

    SEO has become more complex, keyword-focused domains become less valuable, and branding is ever more important for online businesses.

    With all these changes, the rules of choosing a domain name have also evolved. If you are still going for old school ideas, you may choose a domain name that might not be of any help to you in the long run.