Newsletter Articles

  • Changes To Our Support Toolset for 2018

    For the past 19 years, Applied Innovations has maintained a single brand promise to our customers “Make Online Business Success, Easy” which quite simply means to me that it’s our job to make it easy for our customers to succeed.  Parallel to that is one of the core values of our company “Continual Improvement in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Important PCI Changes that may affect your E-Commerce Application

    UPDATE: 5/13/16: We’ve just been informed that PayPal updated their notices yesterday (5/12/16) and are no longer targeting 6/17/16 as the deadline for migration to TLS 1.2 and have moved this out to June 2017. More information regarding PayPal can be found by clicking here. Additionally, UPS has now backed down from their previous date […]

  • Top 5 Business Continuity Planning Failures

    We’ve all heard stories of businesses that have lost thousands of dollars due to a disaster. Although we hear the horror stories, most of us are guilty of thinking that it can’t happen to us. Each year, over 75 percent of companies experience an outage and only 13 percent of those outages were the result […]

  • 5 Information Security Mistakes To Be Aware Of

    For many, information security mistakes are a fact of modern life. As devices proliferate and technology works it’s way into our lives in every way, information security becomes a growing concern. Through this blog post we discuss 5 common information security mistakes and how you can protect yourself in the future. Information Security Breaches Are Alarmingly […]

  • We’re Launching a New Ticket System

    Applied Innovations is excited to announce that we will be migrating our ticket system and online help portal to SmarterTrack as of March 2, 2015. SmarterTrack is a powerful communications platform that provides an online help desk for initiating, tracking, managing, and reporting on a number of different communication channels. SmarterTrack provides a centralized outlet […]

  • Top 10 Issues Plaguing your Website Performance

    Did you know that your website performance can actually be losing revenue for your business? Your website may be plagued with issues that are impacting your customer’s experience and ultimately costing you money. If you have an ecommerce site, your website performance is critical, and downtime can be very costly for your bottom line. Shoppers […]

  • High Traffic Website Hosting on Cyber Monday

    Horror Stories in Web Hosting: Walmart, 2011 Just because you’re one of the biggest retailers on the planet doesn’t mean you’re immune from making mistakes. In Part 5 of our Cyber Monday Hosting Series we see that even Walmart can suffer the consequences if they’re not set up adequately for high traffic website hosting over the […]

  • Avoiding Web Hosting Horror Stories

    Horror Stories in Web Hosting: High Traffic Sites That Crashed on Cyber Monday Part 4: Motorola, 2013 If you think that cyber disasters only happen to SMBs, think again! As we’ve seen in our previous blogs, mistakes happen just as easily to large-scale companies and even banks if their hosting providers aren’t accustomed to hosting […]

  • Hosting for High Traffic Sites on Cyber Monday

    Horror Stories in Web Hosting: RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) and NatWest, 2013. Up to this point in our blog series, we’ve relived the mistakes made by retailers whose providers weren’t prepared for hosting for high traffic websites. In Part 3, we look at what happens when a bank makes the same mistake… Chaos! What […]

  • High Traffic Hosting Solutions for Cyber Monday

    Horror Stories in Web Hosting: LOFT and Ann Taylor , 2011 As we saw in Part 1 of our Cyber Monday Hosting Series, even powerhouse retailers can experience nightmare scenarios over the holidays if they don’t choose a provider with well developed high traffic hosting solutions. In Part 2 we provide yet another disaster story — one that happened […]