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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lessons in Business Email Policy from Hillary Clinton

The recent revelation that Hillary Clinton did not use an official government email address during her four years as Secretary of State teaches us important lessons about having a sound business email policy.

BusinessEmailPolicyThe intersection of business email policy and information security was brought to the forefront recently, when during a House Committee investigation into the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, it was discovered that former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used her personal email account for government business correspondence.

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Lables: Information Technology

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Top Four Content Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

ContentMarketingContent marketing is becoming increasingly popular, especially in the field of digital marketing, as an alternative or supplement to some more traditional marketing tactics like cold calling, advertising and sales pitches. If you are taking a content-oriented approach as a key part of your marketing strategy, it is important to make sure you are reaching the right audience in the right way.

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Lables: Marketing

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Importance of Business Continuity in Your Disaster Recovery Plan

DisasterRecoveryPlanWhile businesses hope they will never be faced with disasters, it is important to formulate a plan to prepare for the worst. Every company should have a documented disaster recovery plan (DRP), which is a process or procedure to recover its IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.

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Lables: Information Technology

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Google Algorithm Update Reaffirms Need for a Mobile-Friendly Website

GoogleAlgorithmUpdateIn an update to their search algorithm, Google recently announced that starting April 21stthey will be increasing their use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal for all searches performed on mobile devices. According to Google, the change will have a “significant impact” on their search results.  

With this update, Google is reaffirming what everyone from internet users to industry experts already knows: having a mobile friendly website is very important.

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Lables: Marketing

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Top 6 Anger Inducing IT Issues an Employee Experiences

What gets users frustrated and hampers business productivity? 

Anger Inducing IT IssuesWe’re not exactly going out on a limb by saying that working with business technology can be frustrating at times. Everything doesn’t work perfectly 100% of the time, and when certain IT issues arises, they can anger users and slow down businesses instead of helping them run better.

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Lables: Information Technology

Thursday, March 05, 2015

What "Above the Fold" Actually Means For Your Website

AbovetheFoldHave you ever heard of the phrase “above the fold” in reference to the design or layout of a website? In this context, “above the fold” refers to the portion of the web page that is immediately visible to visitors (without scrolling) when they first land on the site. The actual dimensions of the area above the fold depend on the screen size of the device on which a user is viewing your website.

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Lables: Web Design

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

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