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How Web Marketing and Cooking Are Alike
.My wife is a great cook. Not just good. She's an outstanding cook. I mean restaurant quality.
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Date: 2008-01-31
 
Using EDM for Business Personalization
Personalizing your business is one of those things that never really seems to go out of style and that remains one of the most powerful ways to use EDM.
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Date: 2008-01-31
 
How to Choose a Datacenter
In 2005, notebook computers accounted for 50.1% of all computer sales.
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Date: 2008-01-31
 
Helpful Firefox Addons for SEO
There are many different tools out there for SEO's to use on a website. Each one has different features and benefits depending on how you use them.
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Date: 2008-01-31
 
19 Steps for a 20 Minute Usability Review
Performing a complete website review is rarely easy. I've found that you can start a site analysis intending to spend just a few minutes looking over it only to find that it quickly spirals into a multi-hour marathon of research.
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Date: 2008-01-30
 
Top 10 SEO Techniques
There are a lot of techniques that can be used in search engine optimization that can help or hurt you when it comes to SEO.
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Date: 2008-01-30
 
Sideways Movement for Web Standards
There's some really interesting conversation going on about IE8 these days.
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Date: 2008-01-30
 
Living in Ubuntu for a Day
The arrival of Mark G. Sobell's "A practical guide to Ubuntu Linux" a few days ago prompted me to try living in Ubuntu for a day.
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Date: 2008-01-30
 
Don't Damage Your Credibility with Too Many Press Releases
As an online PR consultant, there are a few questions I repeatedly get from webmasters and online entrepreneurs.
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Date: 2008-01-30
 
The Journey Into Social Media Marketing
Lately we've been working with quite a few CMO's at companies that are considering the leap into social media marketing, many of which are in the process of choosing a social media agency, nailing down scope of work, and all of which are still unsure if it will be a good or a bad investment.
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Date: 2008-01-30
 
MySpace To Launch Developer Platform
MySpace has announced it will launch its developer platform program on Tuesday February 5.
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Date: 2008-01-30
 
Sun, MySQL Merger - Open Source Sinergy?
While Sun Microsystems was buying MySQL for $1 billion, Rome was guesting the international conference "Boosting innovation and growth by fostering Open Source Software trust and quality", organized by the EC funded project QualiPSo.
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Date: 2008-01-29
 
Trying to Recover SCO Medical Manager
Recently I went out to try to recover a SCO system running Medical Manager.
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Date: 2008-01-29
 
How the Rise of SaaS Relates to SOX, SAS 70 & Your Legal Contracts
The growing popularity of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is having a significant impact on data security and regulations compliance.
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Date: 2008-01-29
 
ShoreTel Microsoft Dynamics CRM Integration App Released
ShoreTel has announced ShoreTel Microsoft Dynamics CRM Integration application.
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Date: 2008-01-29
 
Caching & Whether or not to use Absolute or Sliding Expiration
I'm in doubt and I need your help on this important subject. It's about caching and about whether or not to use absolute or sliding expiration.
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Date: 2008-01-28
 
Nearly Everything is Getting Cheaper Except Marketing
Open source content management solutions like Drupal get more powerful each day. But everyone has access to it.
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Date: 2008-01-28
 
CIOs Should Concentrate on EDM
Allan Alter over at CIO Insight had this article on CIOs Rank Their Top Priorities for 2008.
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Date: 2008-01-28
 
Improving the Customer Experience in the 21st Century
Improving customer experience while adapting to the realities of the 21st century is going to be a critical skill for organizations.
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Date: 2008-01-28
 
Enterprise Decision Management and Event-Based Marketing
Adam Sarner at Gartner published Five Steps to Successful Event-Triggered Marketing recently.
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Date: 2008-01-28
 
Forecast For Yahoo: Mild And Stormy
Layoff rumors swirl ahead of full year report...
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Date: 2008-01-28
 
A Recent Security Horror Story
This will teach folks to put out help wanted ads, seems a receptionist in Florida read a help wanted ad that her employer put on, and thought that she was going to be replaced.
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Date: 2008-01-25
 
Improving First Call Resolution Using EDM
Continuing this week's theme of Enterprise Decision Management or EDM in customer service, I am going to focus on one of the most important metrics in call centers - first call resolution.
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Date: 2008-01-25
 
HP launches FOSSology and FOSSBazaar
HP just announced the availability of FOSSology, an open source tool that can be used to track and monitor the use of Open Source software within an organization. The main functionality made available at the moment is license detection, more features will be added in the next future.
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Date: 2008-01-25
 
Improving First Call Resolution By Using EDM
Continuing this week's theme of Enterprise Decision Management or EDM in customer service, I am going to focus on one of the most important metrics in call centers - first call resolution. I saw a nice description of what this means in Tools To Improve First Call Resolution on CRM Daily:
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Date: 2008-01-25
 
Distributors and Web Dummies
A few days ago a customer asked about renewing a license on a piece of Internet equipment they bought from me last year. No, I'm not going to be more specific than that: we need to protect the guilty.
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Date: 2008-01-25
 
Building an Autopilot Business
I think "passive income" and "autopilot internet business" are 2 of the most frequently abused terms in the brick-and-mortar as well as the online business world.
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Date: 2008-01-24
 
Google Software Engineer on MapReduce
Mark Chu-Carroll is a Google software engineer, and in a personal blog post this week explained the concept of one of Google's programming models: MapReduce, which splits a task onto many computers on Google's server farm (server farm, or single super computer, depending on how you look at it) to be quickly crunched.
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Date: 2008-01-24
 
Using Web Standards to Develop for Mobile Devices (Not Just the iPhone)
I've been an avid Mac user for many years, since about 1996, and actually that's when I started working on the web.
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Date: 2008-01-24
 
Understanding Your Brand from an SEO Perspective
I always recommend that folks optimizing their web sites take great care to not confuse the name of their company with what the searchers are actually trying to find, which is frequently the brand.
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Date: 2008-01-24
 
Tips for If You Get Laid Off
It's sad to hear about layoffs at companies like Yahoo. Right now it seems like a bad time to be laid off. I'm here to offer some hope.
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Date: 2008-01-23
 
Twitter is Dangerous?
Twitter Is Dangerous...
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Date: 2008-01-23
 
Amazon as a Contender in Q&A
If you've visited the online retailer Amazon (they've gone way beyond books and CDs and DVDs for quite some time), you'd notice their foray into a new area with their "Askville" site.
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Date: 2008-01-23
 
Generalizations About Software
A reader commented that MySQL isn't "enterprise ready", to which another reader wrote:
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Date: 2008-01-23
 
IP Address as Personal Information
In some very interesting news coming out of the European Union, the IP Address that you use should be regarded as "personal information" meaning it now has the potential to fall under the safeguards and provisions of the very stringent privacy directives that the EU has.
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Date: 2008-01-23
 
Top Feed Readers for Serious Readers
I consider myself one of those people that monitor 100s of RSS feeds daily and actually read a large portion of the articles I see a day.
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Date: 2008-01-23
 
Book Review: Marketing Your Small Business For Big Profits
"Success is based on persistency and consistency and not magic", writes David Mason in his practical hands on book Marketing Your Small Business for Big Profits.
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Date: 2008-01-23
 
Is the Internet Public?
In the United States, we have some pretty easy-to-remember guidelines on what constitutes "public" and "private."
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Date: 2008-01-23
 
Seeking Some Answers from Vint Cerf
Google's Vint Cerf last year told Swiss publication "Das Magazin" that "If a journalist needs an official statement by the Google CEO, Eric Schmidt promised he will be ready within an hour. No matter where in the world he happens to be."
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Date: 2008-01-22
 
Surviving the Death of Corporate IT Departments
If you have never heard of Nicholas Carr, make it a point today to go visit his blog, and go to Amazon to purchase his books.
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Date: 2008-01-22
 
Get Your Developers on a Platform
This past Friday we shut down flyte for an all-day planning session with the entire staff.
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Date: 2008-01-22
 
Finding & Expanding Negative Keywords
With the now fully accepted quality score mechanism implemented in all major PPC platforms (and soon to be MSN too), click through rate (CTR) is even more important now than it ever was.
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Date: 2008-01-22
 
Issues for Ensuring Accessibility
As more and more users gain access to the web, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that your website is accessible to all, not just a few.
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Date: 2008-01-22
 
OpenID Implementation in C# & ASP.NET
Over the weekend I began looking more deeply into OpenID than I have before.
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Date: 2008-01-22
 
Instant Mobile Video on the Rise
Being able to record video of something and then share it with lots of people - YouTube, anyone? - isn't a new idea by any means.
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Date: 2008-01-21
 
Home Offices More Important to the Economy than Ever
We often hear that people should think globally and act locally to protect the environment.
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Date: 2008-01-21
 
Every Website is NOT Different
Every time I hear someone say that "every website is different" I want to rush outside, grab an ancient oak, rip it up by its roots, swing it wildly and lop the top off the nearest mountain.
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Date: 2008-01-21
 
Email and Blog Marketing Without a Budget
With absolutely no money spent on advertising, Martin's (Peter Martin, CEO of AskPatty.com) email marketing strategy landed more than 200 dealership clients in one year. - MarketingSherpa
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Date: 2008-01-21
 
Problem Solving and Sales
Sales representatives are always told, and often in not so subtle terms, to create a sense of urgency in their prospects.
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Date: 2008-01-21
 
DHS and Open Source Community Fix Over 7,800 Bugs
Given a 300,000 dollar grant, over 7,826 flaws and security bugs in over 250 open source projects have been identified and fixed.
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Date: 2008-01-21
 
Marketing Lessons Learned from CES
I spent a week at what is probably the largest tradeshow in the world.
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Date: 2008-01-21
 
SEO Tips for Wordpress
While wordpress is one of my favorite CMS platforms, out of the box it isn't search engine optimized.
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Date: 2008-01-21
 
Firefox & the FileUpload Control in ASP.NET
I've been pretty annoyed about the fact that FireFox ignores the width property of the ASP.NET FileUpload control.
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Date: 2008-01-18
 
Charging Subscribers Based on Usage
TWC to squeeze heavy bandwidth users...
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Date: 2008-01-18
 
MySpace Still Most Popular, Facebook Gaining
Hitwise has some new numbers about social networking sites.
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Date: 2008-01-18
 
Acquiring Traffic from Twitter
Twitter isn't exactly new but there are a lot people that see it as a waste of time when it comes to marketing or even using.
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Date: 2008-01-18
 
Backing Up Online
I recently had one of those "Aw, nuts" moments when my PC froze and wouldn't boot up after I powered it off. No matter what I tried, I couldn't get past the Windows Safe Mode.
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Date: 2008-01-18
 
Google Webmaster Tools Geo Targeting
I've been meaning to write about this for quite some time. In my opinion this has the potential to really rock the boat for multi-language, multi-country SEO.
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Date: 2008-01-17
 
Cloud Computing Architecture from Salesforce
Salesforce.com today announced Force.com Cloud Computing Architecture.
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Date: 2008-01-17
 
User-Generated Content Will Continue to Excel
No, blogs are not dying. No, blogs are not going away. Blogs will continue to serve as one of the driving forces for the democratization of how content is created, shared, and also internalized.
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Date: 2008-01-17
 
Reporting Paid Links - Still Mixed Feelings
David Wallace has a nice write up about reporting paid links to Google this week, which is based on the back of a poll by Blogstorm.
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Date: 2008-01-16
 
Making "Free" Work for Your Small Business
Last week, I criticized BusinessWeek for an article that told small businesses to steer clear of Web 2.0, which I think is bad advice.
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Date: 2008-01-16
 
Rugged Tablet for Outdoor Workers
Glacier PC has introduced a Tablet PC primarily for outdoor workers to use.
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Date: 2008-01-16
 
Lenovo Finally Releases SuSE Installed Thinkpads
After a bit of a delay, Lenovo has finally released it's Thinkpads with Linux pre-installed.
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Date: 2008-01-16
 
Sun is Acquiring MySQL!
Jonathan Schwartz dreams of support contracts...
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Date: 2008-01-16
 
Increasing Your Site's Popularity Isn't Easy, But it's Possible
For whatever reason, I seem to be running into people lately who are unhappy with their Internet marketing results.
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Date: 2008-01-16
 
Mac Sandbox Wrapper
Mac OS X Leopard includes a new command line tool called "sandbox-exec". What it does is provide a "sandbox" - a restricted environment.
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Date: 2008-01-16
 
PHP Mail Function for Handling UTF8 Characters
I have been struggling for some time now to create a php mail function that can handle UTF8 characters across most email readers.
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
Using CSS to Place Images
Yellow post it notes are cool and a really good way to get someone's attention, don't you think ?
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
What Can You Learn from Evil Spammers?
Got spam? Those never-ending messages seem to arrive in my in-box a lot.
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
Meta Commands and Spider Love
Nearly all search engines utilize spiders (which are also known by their original name, robots) to go out and scour the web looking for web pages.
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
Taking Responsibility for Your Financial Destiny
About a year and a half ago, my banker at one of the top US banks gave me a call about investing in a hedge fund.
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
Big Brother Would Like to Hear More of Your Cell Phone Conversations
By now most seasoned Internet surfers realize that wherever they go they leave their electronic footprints.
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
Do Business Blogs or Email Newsletters Work Better for Marketing?
Whenever I put together a business proposal I include recommendations for appropriate Web marketing campaigns.
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
SEO Agency / Consultant Site Sins
Just before I start yet another post pointing out flaws here, there and everywhere, I'll stick my hands up and say I'm as guilty of this as anyone else.
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
Is the Mobile Social Scene Ready for Primetime?
"Things that are inherently social are inherently mobile…"
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
Don't Make This Mistake with Your White Paper
What is a good template for a white paper? This question comes up a lot.
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
Don't Annoy Customers with Your Testing
Regular readers know that "do it wrong quickly" is my way of telling marketers to test, test, and test again.
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Date: 2008-01-15
 
Self Confidence Crucial to Business Success
Self confidence is important to anyone's success in business and in life.
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Date: 2008-01-14
 
Technology Use in Small Business
Tech ‘Solutions' Your Small Biz Can't Use...
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Date: 2008-01-14
 
The Place of Google and Wikipedia in Education
That thing propping up your monitor is called a book.
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Date: 2008-01-14
 
The Place of Google and Wikipedia in Education
That thing propping up your monitor is called a book.
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Date: 2008-01-14
 
Nofollow Is Not Suited for Wikis
There is no such thing as a free link.  No matter what the person who is selling you it tells you.  And the web will always adapt to make it so.  Even if its hard work.
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Date: 2008-01-14
 
More Payment Options Increase Online Sales
Three out of 10 major online retailers offered new payment methods as an additional option to credit cards in December 2007, according to a study from Brulant.
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Date: 2008-01-14
 
Softworld HR & Payroll Solutions Show Coming Up
On February 26, the Softworld HR & Payroll Solutions show will take place at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith.
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Date: 2008-01-14
 
Coldfusion: TransferDecorator Bean Injector
Brian Kotek has released his Transfer decorator bean injector observer which I'm very excited about because I just needed this functionality for a client's project and had to write a version myself.
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Date: 2008-01-14
 
Playing with Perl 5.10
While we were all busy getting ready for the holidays, version 5.10 of Perl appeared on CPAN.
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Date: 2008-01-14
 
Startup Developer Superstar Detection
Background...
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Date: 2008-01-14
 
Using the Provider Model in ASP.NET 2.0
I think by now, most ASP.NET developers have come across some of the different provider models in ASP.NET 2.0.
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Date: 2008-01-11
 
Structuring Web Apps into Multiple Tiers
Very often I read that you need to structure your web applications into multiple tiers to separate the concerns.
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Date: 2008-01-11
 
Rearchitecture for Better Maintainability & Scalability.
I'm working with just three clients right now and with each of them I am essentially doing the same thing: taking an existing system that has been built up over a number of years and helping them rearchitect it for better maintainability and better scalability.
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Date: 2008-01-11
 
Site Redesigns - Search Engine Pitfalls & Remedies
After a couple of beers and a bit of soul searching on the web planning front my SEO specialist friend and I noticed that many businesses that have new websites aren't aware of the effects changing of host servers and web page names can have on their search engine ranking.
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Date: 2008-01-11
 
Google Checkout Trends Not Ready For Prime Time
Google has created a version of its Trends search comparison tool that allows people to look at Google Checkout and what people buy with it.
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Date: 2008-01-11
 
Spam Levels Hit 95% In 2007
Spam comprised 95 percent of all email traffic in 2007 according to anti-spam company SpamStopsHere.
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Date: 2008-01-11
 
Virgin Mobile Goes the MySQL Route for Enterprise CRM
Since gaining popularity, largely from it's unlimited text message plan, Virgin Mobile has implemented a MySQL Enterprise Platinum subscription to manage CRM and various other data.
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Date: 2008-01-11
 
OpenWeb Developer Summit for Leverage Google APIs
Here's some news of the First OpenWeb Developer Summit for Web Developers Leveraging Google APIs.
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Date: 2008-01-11
 
A Ton of New Office Live Features
The Office Live Small Business blog announces a ton of new features for users running their website, free or paid, under Office Live.
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Date: 2008-01-10
 
If JBoss Developer Studio Support is Extra, What's in the Subscription?
By now you may have read my views on OSS 1 & 2.
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Date: 2008-01-10
 
The Network Solutions Controversy
Controversy is brewing about domain registrar company Network Solutions' newly instituted practice of automatically registering domain names users search for and then jacking up the price during ICANN's return grace period.
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Date: 2008-01-10
 
Multi-Tenancy Insight from Salesforce
Below Peter Coffee, Ddirector of Platform Research, salesforce.com, helps to explain multi-tenancy, how it is an enabler for effective cloud computing, and the competitive landscape.
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Date: 2008-01-10
 
Local Media Trends to Look Out for This Year
2008 is already off to a great start in the online media world, and local media appears to be getting more ad dollars.
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Date: 2008-01-10
 
Storm Highlights Usefulness of Twitter
Editor's note: This aritcle was written during a recent nasty storm that hit San Francisco, but still shows some good practical use for Twitter in a time of crisis.
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Date: 2008-01-09
 
Go the Extra Mile with these Site Usability Tips
Sites that are designed to sell products and/or services must go the extra mile to enhance the visitor's engagement with the website.
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Date: 2008-01-09
 
Now Podcasting is Even Less of a Hassle
As any podcaster knows, the barriers to entry for starting a podcast are very low.
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Date: 2008-01-09
 
Predictions for Web Analytics & Behavioral Targeting in 2008
Last year I made 5 predictions about Web Analytics and Behavioral Targeting.
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Date: 2008-01-09
 
IT From a Different Angle
Nick Carr's new book, The Big Switch, takes on IT from a different angle and rests upon a metaphor -- that IT will not matter because it will move to grid computing in the same way electricity moved to the grid.
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Date: 2008-01-08
 
Webkinz and Marketing to Children
Being intimately familiar with WebKinz World, I have been fascinated with the development of this network, mainly for the standpoint of the marketing.
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Date: 2008-01-08
 
Ding Dong The Cron is Dead
Actually, cron is not dead on Leopard; you can still use it if you like. For example, at a Terminal shell, type "crontab -e" and then a lower case "i" and then:
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Date: 2008-01-08
 
Flash Vulnerabilities Discovered by Google Researchers
The Register reports that Google Researchers have documented serious vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash content which leave tens of thousands of websites susceptible to attacks that steal the personal details of visitors.
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Date: 2008-01-08
 
Commercial & Open Source Still Not Antonyms
Over the last few days I have just been reading my news alerts on commercial open source and I found out that someone still thinks it sounds like a contradiction in terms, others question about how open commercial open source is, while there are others who argue that OSS vendors have to sell products, not subscriptions.
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Date: 2008-01-08
 
eCommerce Predictions for the Year
Everyone else is making predictions, so I guess I will get in on the fun too. The best thing about making predictions is that you will never remember them by the end of the year anyway. (unless I get them right, in which case I will remind you!)
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Date: 2008-01-08
 
Automobile Technology for Cell Phones
2008 will undoubtedly see explosive growth in the mobile Web and in the functionality of mobile devices.
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Date: 2008-01-08
 
Analyzing Key Web Site Funnels
In my first post of the year, I talked about the importance of having a detailed project oriented plan around measurement.
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Date: 2008-01-07
 
Get Fancy with a Layout Custom Tag
John asks: Somewhere about a year ago, I found an article on using a layout.cfm page "custom tag" to layout the template for the site.
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Date: 2008-01-07
 
Twitter and Productivity
During last summer, there was a spate of mainstream media commentary that social networks like Facebook serve little or no purpose from a business point of view.
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Date: 2008-01-07
 
SEOs Will Game Wikia Search
When you launch a new search engine, admitting defeat at the outset isn't exactly a promising start. Jimmy Wales founder of Wikia Search-which launches today-did just that.
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Date: 2008-01-07
 
Seagate Shows Off New Digital Content Solutions at CES
It seems Seagate has been very busy working on digital content solutions and at the Consumer Electronics Show, they had a slew of products to show off.
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Date: 2008-01-07
 
The New Microsoft Dynamics CRM
A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced that the new version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM was released.
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Date: 2008-01-07
 
The Un-Server: Using a MacBook
I started following through with some of my 2008 resolutions. First thing was to finally take the time to program our thermostat. I set it to 59 degrees at 10:00 PM, then to turn up to 64 at 7:00 AM, down to 62 again at 10:00, up to 64 at 5:00.
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Date: 2008-01-07
 
Using Business Rules & Analytics Together
Using business rules and analytics together is one of the defining characteristics of an enterprise decision management approach.
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Date: 2008-01-07
 
Web Standards and Their Importance in Design
There is a lot of talk amongst designers about why web standards are important, sometimes it is a bragging point to say that you know a lot about CSS and HTML and can make a good site within standards.
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Date: 2008-01-07
 
Networking and the Spectrum of Blogging Influence
Two posts on the subject of networking with other bloggers caught my attention over the weekend.
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Date: 2008-01-07
 
Using Mac Screen Sharing with Windows
Mac's new Leopard OS X has added a "Screen Sharing" capability.
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Date: 2008-01-04
 
Google Sitemaps and Competitive Intelligence
I'm a big fan of the Google Webmaster Central Program and using sitemaps.
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Date: 2008-01-04
 
Personalization and Sharing Don't Always Work Favorably
Google apparently wants to dominate the social media as well as search, ads, the airwaves and, well, the world as we know it.
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Date: 2008-01-04
 
Coldfusion: Flexible String Comparisons
Martin asks a pretty interesting question about comparing strings:
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Date: 2008-01-04
 
Aussie Net Filtering Plans Challenged
An advocacy group claimed Australia's mandate for ISPs to block pornographic and violent websites could slow down Internet access in the country.
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Date: 2008-01-04
 
Early 2008 ERP Happenings
Today I wanted to bring you a little roundup of recent ERP-related articles of interest. So without further ado...
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Date: 2008-01-04
 
The Human Touch and Cultivating Relationships
In today's commoditized business climate I think what sets companies apart with a complex sale is how well they build and cultivate relationships.
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Date: 2008-01-04
 
Any Hope for SCO?
SCO's stock price sank and sank and recently they've been delisted: you can't buy their stock on NASDAQ anymore (though it's hard to imagine why you would want to - you'd need a lot of faith and hope to be chasing this rabbit!).
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Date: 2008-01-04
 
Review: Bit Literacy
I am not the most organized person in America. OK, OK, I am a mess. Always have been.
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Date: 2008-01-04
 
Do VCs Intend to Steal Companies After Funding Them?
There is an interesting article from Ask the VC - Do Venture Capitalists Fund A Company With An Intent To Steal It?
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Date: 2008-01-04
 
50% of People Surveyed Plan for SEO in 2008
Two thirds focus on basics and almost half plan to do SEO....
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Security in the UK Could be Set Back by Decades
In what could be a bad day for United Kingdom pen testers, stress testers, and other systems security folks, the UK is getting ready to ban the creation and distribution of tools that could be used by hackers.
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2008 Trend Prediction: Personality Matters
I love lists and I love trend predictions. So a trend prediction list would be an obvious choice for my post today.
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Date: 2008-01-03
 
CSS Text Effects That You May Not Know
There are a lot of different ways to display text using CSS, some of them are rather straight forward.
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Date: 2008-01-03
 
European Internet Marketing Stats
I doubt anyone who works in the Internet industry needs any evidence of the huge surge in activity over the past year.
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Date: 2008-01-03
 
Sites and Programs to Get Things Done
Michael Arrington has a great post listing what web 2.0 websites he couldn't live without. I don't know that there are any sites I couldn't live without but there sure are a few I use that make my life and my day more productive.
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Date: 2008-01-02
 
Router Down: Some Days You Just Can't Win
Some days you just can't win. One of my clients (you know who you are) had such a day yesterday.
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Date: 2008-01-02
 
Object of type class.lang.Boolean cannot be used as an Array
Darren asks: is there anything wrong with this function because when i invoke it i get a weird error i don't understand which is "Object of type class.lang.Boolean cannot be used as an array"...
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Date: 2008-01-02
 
Running JavaScript Functions from Within ColdFusion 8 Containers
This morning a discussion came up on cf-talk about how to run JavaScript functions from within ColdFusion 8 containers. (What do I mean by 'container'? I mean any of the new Ajax UI elements like the Pod or Window.)
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Date: 2008-01-02
 
Google Won't Do Email Advertising In '08
Email won't die in 2008, but unfortunately neither will spam. Marketers will make use of the medium in the new year as they have before, and a couple of industry observers have thoughts on that usage.
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Date: 2008-01-02
 
Social Marketing Campaign Success
Two elements are critical to the success of any social marketing campaign.
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Date: 2008-01-02
 
Where is this PATH Variable Coming From?
Dan Vega had an interesting issue today. He noticed that following code would work, even though he didn't create the variable:
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Date: 2008-01-02
 
Flex, AIR, and SQL
I decided to give myself a new AIR/Flex project, one that would specifically use the built-in database. My project was a simple one - a time tracker.
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Date: 2008-01-02
 
Sharepoint - an ECM Virus?
CMS Watch has found that although Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 brings improved collaboration facilities over previous editions, it comes at the cost of a dearth of enterprise management services, leading to rampant, viral proliferation and instances of uncontrolled content, as well as major compliancy risks.
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Date: 2008-01-02
 
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