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Friday, February 27, 2015

Net Neutrality: What the FCC’s Ruling Means for Users and Businesses

NetNuetralityIn this post, Nick Vega, IT Consultant at Miles Technologies, discusses the FCC’s approval of net neutrality rules and the impact this will have on both users and businesses.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 is a very important date for advocates of a free and open internet.  After much debate and anticipation, the FCC passed a ruling supporting net neutrality, which requires internet service providers (ISPs) to “treat all legal content equally.” Let’s take a brief look at what net neutrality means and how this ruling will impact users and businesses. 

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Lables: Information Technology

Friday, February 27, 2015

Superfish Lenovo Security Issue Raises Concerns about Trust

What Does this Mean For Your Company’s Information Security?

Superfish_Lenovo_Security_IssueYou may have read or heard about the recent Superfish Lenovo security fiasco (for lack of a better word) that has most recently resulted in Lenovo and Superfish being hit with class-action lawsuits charging them with “fraudulent business practices” as well as Lenovo’s website being breached by hacking group Lizard Squad.

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Lables: Information Technology

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Leap Second 2015: What Does it Mean for Your Software Systems?

Leap_Second_2015In this post, Jamil Baig, Systems Architect at Miles Technologies, and JP Lessard, President, Business Software Solutions at Miles Technologies, discuss how businesses and software companies are preparing for Leap Second 2015.

Most people are familiar with a Leap Year, a year in which an extra day is added to the month of February (the 29th). This is done in order to keep the modern calendar in alignment with Earth’s revolutions around the sun. 

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Lables: Custom Software

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Fives: 5 Ways to Use Color to Maximize Your Website’s Appeal

Use_of_Color_on_Your_WebsiteEvery Friday, Myron Mariano, Senior Website and Graphics Developer at Miles Technologies, will bring you five tips and tricks about the latest happenings in the world of web and graphic design. This week's tips are five ways to improve the use of color on your website.

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Lables: Web Design, Myron Mariano

Friday, February 20, 2015

Stone Cold’s Stunning Tips for Generating More Email Marketing Leads

Email Your Warm Contacts Now… ‘Cause Stone Cold Said So

Stone_Colds_Stunning_Email_Marketing_TipsWhen it comes to email marketing, what would you say is the ultimate goal of most, if not all, campaigns? If you answered “generate more leads,” then give yourself a hearty pat on the back.

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Lables: Marketing

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Top 7 Areas CIOs Should Focus on in 2015

Top_Areas_of_Focus_for_CIOsChief Information Officers (CIOs) play a vital role not only in a company’s technology operations, but also in its growth and overall success. A business’s information technology should stimulate its growth, and the CIO is the chief person responsible for making that happen.

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Lables: Information Technology

Friday, February 13, 2015

How to Edit Your Website

Tips for Making Quick and Easy Edits Using Visual Studio Express for Web

How_to_Edit_Your_Website-1Making edits to your website can be intimidating for someone who is not well-versed in website design. There is a fear of “breaking” your website even when attempting to change something minor.

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Lables: Web Design

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Using Browser Local Storage to Refresh Information in Business Applications

Business_ApplicationsIn this post, Chris Camac, Software Developer at Miles Technologies, discusses a method for leveraging browser local storage to improve accuracy in business web applications.

When developing business applications using the web, you have to contend with the reality that users will have multiple open pages. Your users will expect that as they go back to older pages, the information there is still accurate. So how can a program provide this functionality? One way is by making use of browser local storage.

On the client machine, the browser has its own storage that can be accessed via Javascript. You can cause your page to write to the local storage, and you can tell you page to listen for changes that might occur in that storage. When a change occurs on one page, that change will be heard on another page, and your client code can take action.

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Lables: Custom Software

Friday, February 06, 2015

The FCC Reclassifies Broadband: What Does This Mean for Your Business?

The_FCC_Reclassifies_BroadbandIn this post, Joe Sasdelli, IT Consultant at Miles Technologies, discusses the latest FCC reclassification of broadband and the impact it will have on businesses. 

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Lables: Information Technology

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

How to Attract Customers with Facebook

How_To_Attract_Customers_with_FacebookRaise your hand if you or someone you know uses Facebook regularly. If you don’t have your hand up, you may want to consider taking your luck to Vegas, because you just beat some tremendous odds.  According to reports, at the end of 2014, Facebook boasts 1.39 billion active monthly users.  890 million users access Facebook on a daily basis. Just as a point of reference, the population of the entire world is estimated to be 7.2 billion.

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Lables: Marketing

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