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How To Compress And Store A Linux Archive
We have a situation where we need to keep a ZIP archive of some data files available on our Ubuntu Linux server so that our satellite offices can grab the information through slower data lines. Problem is, the underlying files change 2-3 times a day. What's a quick, efficient way to only rebuild the ZIP archive file on our Linux system if a file's changed, but leave it as-is if everything's stayed the same?
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Date: 2009-08-31
 
How SaaS Can Improve Development Productivity
Here are several excerpts from an article by Doug Henschen, SaaS Makes Its Mark In Business Intelligence: Fast, flexible, and affordable - three words never used to describe a major business intelligence (BI) deployment. That's why BI software as a service (SaaS) stands to transform the market.
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Date: 2009-08-31
 
Decreasing Development Time With SaaS And Cloud Computing
Here are several excerpts from an article by Doug Henschen, SaaS Makes Its Mark In Business Intelligence: Fast, flexible, and affordable - three words never used to describe a major business intelligence (BI) deployment. That's why BI software as a service (SaaS) stands to transform the market.
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Date: 2009-08-31
 
Optimizing Your Site For Changes In SEO Weighting And Scoring
Search engine rankings are always in flux. In my last post I mentioned three things that can cause your search engine rankings to change. 1) Your site changes, 2) a competitor's site change, or 3) the search engine algorithm changes. I addressed the third one here and then in the next installment I'll discuss the second.
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Date: 2009-08-28
 
Telerik Debuts New UI Extensions For ASP.NET AVC
Courtesy of Telerik, a new line of user interface extensions for ASP.NET MVC is here, and that's rather significant. Another interesting note: this marks the first time Telerik has made tech available under an open source license.
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Date: 2009-08-28
 
Laplink To Make Switch From XP To Windows 7 Easier
Laplink Software has released more details on its forthcoming version of PCmover updated for Windows 7.
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Date: 2009-08-28
 
How To Build And Call Superclasses
Inheritance is the core concept of Object oriented programing and Java programming Language. Since every subclass has exclusive rights to use the every resource of its superclass. Constructor of superclass holds important position in this regard.
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Date: 2009-08-27
 
Building Strong Backlinks To Better Optimize Your Site
One of the most common problems for practitioners of do-it-yourself search engine optimization involves link building, or the lack of backlinks to a site. Google's PageRank algorithm was among the first to give high prominence to the value of links pointing at a site, and all major search engines use it to a certain extent.
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Date: 2009-08-27
 
Link Building Can Improve SEO Optimization Efforts
One of the most common problems for practitioners of do-it-yourself search engine optimization involves link building, or the lack of backlinks to a site. Google's PageRank algorithm was among the first to give high prominence to the value of links pointing at a site, and all major search engines use it to a certain extent.
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Date: 2009-08-27
 
Making Micro-Messaging A Feature In Your Enterprise
I recently wrote about Socialcast's new broadcasting capability with Marcia Conner of Pistachio Consulting (see Socialcast Adds Broadcasting Capability to Enterprise Microsharing). A few days ago I spoke with Tim Young, their CEO, about a broader set of issues, the role of dedicated micro-messaging tools in the enterprise.
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Date: 2009-08-27
 
Engaging Your Consumers Socially
Yesterday I flew across country on US Air. This was my first flight with them. And it will be my last. At the check in counter I discovered that to check my bag I had to pay $20. When I expressed surprise the attendant was very offhand - ‘we've been charging since last summer.' she said with an annoyed tone of voice and a ‘take it or leave it' attitude.
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Date: 2009-08-27
 
Building Knowledge Management Into Future Blogs
At a time where a good number of folks have been validly questioning the future of blogging as we know it, and perhaps venture into what that future may hold for such an important aspect of social computing as the Act of Blogging itself, both Internet and Corporate Blogging, or at a time where most of the knowledge workers out there are starting to move into social networking.
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Date: 2009-08-27
 
Understanding The Daily Changes To SEO Ranking
Many small businesses owners keep a more watchful eye on their search engine rankings than a Trekker keeping up with the timeline changes in the Star Trek universe. Search engine rankings can change for one out of several hundred reasons. Your site may gain or lose rankings on a daily bases due to algorithm changes, a dropped or added link, or a site is added or removed from the search engine's index.
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Date: 2009-08-26
 
How To Deal With Daily SEO Algorithm Changes
Many small businesses owners keep a more watchful eye on their search engine rankings than a Trekker keeping up with the timeline changes in the Star Trek universe. Search engine rankings can change for one out of several hundred reasons. Your site may gain or lose rankings on a daily bases due to algorithm changes, a dropped or added link, or a site is added or removed from the search engine's index.
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Date: 2009-08-26
 
Connecting Business And Consumer Information Discovery
The transition from old to new technology creates both challenges and opportunities for communications professions. The field of public relations is directly tied to the publishing industry which of course, is directly connected to business and consumer information discovery and consumption.
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Date: 2009-08-26
 
uSocial Brings Follower Matchmaking To Twitter
Would you pay for more followers on Twitter? Apparently some people would-a few providers have found a way to monetize the popular microblogging site with selling more followers.
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Date: 2009-08-26
 
Salesforce Announces New VAR Program
Salesforce.com has announced the new Force.com value-added reseller (VAR) program that helps resellers build a business developing and delivering custom applications in the cloud for their clients.
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Date: 2009-08-26
 
IDC: Linux Looking Good In The Long (And Short) Term
Linux developers are going to enjoy a steady stream of work for the foreseeable future, according to a new report from IDC. IDC predicted that the Linux operating system will generate increasing amounts of revenue through at least 2013, and even tossed out a prediction involving the term "billion," too.
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Date: 2009-08-26
 
The Cost Of SEO Rankings For Small Businesses
Since launching our new premium range of SEO services, I've noticed some lengthy discussion around what people believe to be the real cost of SEO.
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Date: 2009-08-25
 
Moving Your Enterprise To 2.0 Software Seemlessly
As organizations try to achieve agility, productivity and efficiency they often look to new technologies, new approaches to change the status quo. But when it comes to information systems, most large enterprises have an electronic backbone of legacy enterprise applications.
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Date: 2009-08-25
 
Using Google's Free Tool To Research Website Keywords
Keyword research is the foundation to any SEO campaign, so in this post I'll cover a simple way to perform keyword research for your website using Google's free keyword tool.
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Date: 2009-08-25
 
Google Makes Keyword Research Easier With Their Free Tool
Keyword research is the foundation to any SEO campaign, so in this post I'll cover a simple way to perform keyword research for your website using Google's free keyword tool.
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Date: 2009-08-25
 
Checking Your Organic Linking Still Matters In SEO
One of the huge hurdles of starting any SEO campaign is knowing what keywords you are going to target. Keyword tools are a dime a dozen and we've all used them. But the biggest problem that they all have is that they can't show conversion data (obviously).
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Date: 2009-08-25
 
Learning Malware Lessons From Web Hosting In Ireland
I've been paying a lot more attention to the problem of malware. It seems that this issue may be set to be the largest threat to online business, and given the sheer volume of new attacks I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what Google's Safe Browsing system was reporting for Irish Hosting companies.
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Date: 2009-08-25
 
Reverb Using Anonymous Reviews For Client Apps?
The last time I criticized AstroTurfing, I caught a surprising amount of flak. I guess honesty and integrity are overrated these days anyway, so I'm updating my morals to get with the times-and to applaud Reverb Communications, a PR firm that's also gotten with the times by having its interns positively rate clients' apps in the Apple Store.
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Date: 2009-08-25
 
SQL Injection Attack Hits Over 55,000 Sites
The existing SQL community may want to take note: a whole lot of people are getting introduced to the database computer language whether they like it or not. A mass SQL injection attack has compromised upwards of 55,000 sites, and from there, normal Internet users are becoming the targets.
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Date: 2009-08-25
 
Enterprise Content Management Slowly Going Mobile
Enterprise Content Management vendors are starting to focus on mobile computing needs, according to new research by independent analyst firm, CMS Watch.
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Date: 2009-08-25
 
Measuring The Success Of SaaS In Your Enterprise
The Q3 2009 Forrester Wave™: Collaboration Platforms by Rob Koplowitz is out. It looked at eleven providers in the enterprise collaboration space. There is a lot of useful information there.
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Date: 2009-08-24
 
How To Rank High With SEO
Yesterday, Rand Fishkin, CEO of SEOMoz, announced that the SEOMoz team has released the results of their biennial Search Engine Ranking Factors for 2009. The data is based on the collective responses of 72 SEO experts from around the industry.
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Date: 2009-08-24
 
Understanding The Factors To Increase SEO Ranking
Yesterday, Rand Fishkin, CEO of SEOMoz, announced that the SEOMoz team has released the results of their biennial Search Engine Ranking Factors for 2009. The data is based on the collective responses of 72 SEO experts from around the industry.
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Date: 2009-08-24
 
Enterprise Benefits Of Adding Social Media To Your Arsenal
The short answer is yes, people really do find things on social media sites. If you're an individual, this can be a very bad thing since your personal life can make the national news.
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Date: 2009-08-24
 
Bringing Augmented Reality Search To Mobile Devices
In the last article we talked about "augmented reality" and its applications for mobile search use. Augmented reality (AR) is where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real time. This technology is combined with a GPS on a mobile phone that has a camera.
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Date: 2009-08-21
 
Genius Launches Two Multimedia Tablets
Genius has launched two new multimedia tablets, the G-Pen M609X and the G-Pen M712X, aimed at graphic designers and artists.
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Date: 2009-08-21
 
Understanding The Logistics Of Supply Chain Management
Fresh back from vacation with a new supply chain story for you. As per my last post I took holiday in Tuscany, Italy. While I certainly took the chance to visit the vineyards I also squeezed in a side trip to Carrara, Italy, which as anyone in the area will tell you is world famous for it's marble.
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Date: 2009-08-21
 
Successfully Market Your Brand Online
Being perceived as an expert in your niche can play a great part in generating buzz, momentum and ultimately profits from your marketing efforts. If you're a small or medium business, being able to establish mindshare (the perception of yourself or your company as a player in your niche) is a key strategy for newer players. Here are 7 tips to achieving that goal.
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Date: 2009-08-20
 
Building Your Branding Through Internet Marketing
Being perceived as an expert in your niche can play a great part in generating buzz, momentum and ultimately profits from your marketing efforts. If you're a small or medium business, being able to establish mindshare (the perception of yourself or your company as a player in your niche) is a key strategy for newer players. Here are 7 tips to achieving that goal.
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Date: 2009-08-20
 
Understanding and Implementing JAVA String Methods
Strings are very important part of any programming language.Same is the case with Java.There are so many String methods in String class and it will become difficult to explain all of them.I am mainly focusing on some methods which are worthful to beginners.I will also explain some basics about Strings here which makes Strings easy to understand.So, lets begin.
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Date: 2009-08-20
 
Garbage Collection And C
Garbage collection is an extremely undervalued aspect of modern society. After all, we couldn't be buzzing around in hybrids and enjoying our plasma TVs if we were buried in filth and suffering from the plague. So today, let's take a look at garbage collection in C-language code applications.
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Date: 2009-08-20
 
New ISP Patent To Reveal Geolocation Information
Quova recently announced that they were awarded a patent for various methods which improve geotargeting accuracy and capability. My understanding is that Quova has been using these methods for quite some time already, prior to receiving the patent.
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Date: 2009-08-20
 
Using SEO Commands To Achieve Higher Ranking
One of the ways to keep track of how Google is viewing your site is to use some of the more esoteric commands available to searchers. These commands make it possible to filter information in the Google index, and get a picture of how Google considers the relationship between your backlinks, metatags, and on-page content. One of the best ways to improve your search engine rankings is to use these universally-available commands to diagnose common problems.
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Date: 2009-08-19
 
Understanding SEO Commands To Improve Optimization
One of the ways to keep track of how Google is viewing your site is to use some of the more esoteric commands available to searchers. These commands make it possible to filter information in the Google index, and get a picture of how Google considers the relationship between your backlinks, metatags, and on-page content. One of the best ways to improve your search engine rankings is to use these universally-available commands to diagnose common problems.
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Date: 2009-08-19
 
Optimizing Your Website URLs For Crawling And Indexing
Of all the millions of questions Google is asked each year by search marketers and webmaster, they all seem to relate back to the same question: How easy is it for search engine to crawl your site? To help you out with this, Google have shared some of their key takeaways on the topic of crawling and indexing your website URLs.
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Date: 2009-08-19
 
Addressing Security Concerns In Real Time Can Achieve Business Success
Karen Mazurkewich suggests that Rapid Response is the key to online success.  Unfortunately a factor that weighs against online ecommerce is that Canadians are more wary about online security.
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Date: 2009-08-19
 
Bad Mouthing The Competition Can Be Damaging To Your Brand
You have a product. It's an awesome product. Thousands of people use it; share its strengths; promote the heck out of it; evangelize about it to anyone who has a question about that product. It becomes a benchmark. When someone mentions the service or platform your product is built for, it's almost the de facto recommendation.
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Date: 2009-08-18
 
Optimizing Your Site For Younger Internet Surfers
An article on CNN profiles a video site aimed at younger internet viewers. For owners of websites which are suitable for all ages, it is important to ensure that websites do not have any content that may trip up search engine filters or specialized software that parents use to keep their kids safe online. Additionally, it is almost always a good idea to keep your site clean for search engines like Google, which owe part of their success to keeping adult results out of their general index.
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Date: 2009-08-18
 
Assuring Your Site Is Optimized For Family Friendly Search
An article on CNN profiles a video site aimed at younger internet viewers. For owners of websites which are suitable for all ages, it is important to ensure that websites do not have any content that may trip up search engine filters or specialized software that parents use to keep their kids safe online. Additionally, it is almost always a good idea to keep your site clean for search engines like Google, which owe part of their success to keeping adult results out of their general index.
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Date: 2009-08-18
 
Unix Security Reminders Issued
It's possible that, at some point in the future, a master thief will cut your home's power and phone lines, drill through a wall, and steal everything without leaving a fingerprint. But it's more likely that an idiot will find an unlocked door or window, and since computer security works in a similar manner, a look at some basic Unix-related issues seems prudent.
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Date: 2009-08-18
 
Perl on the Command Line
One of the beautiful uses of Perl is to do quick and dirty string manipulations on the command line. In a Unix environment this is especially nice as the output of one command can be piped into Perl for manipulation.
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Date: 2009-08-18
 
Restricting Access To Your Website Can Kill Your Business
Here's a classic case of cookie sniffing gone really terribly wrong. I allow 1st party cookies in Chrome, and the only restrictions I've made are to on 3rd party cookies. Here's what I get when I go to www.virgin-atlantic.com:
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Date: 2009-08-17
 
Killing Sales And Conversions By Blocking Users From Your Site
Here's a classic case of cookie sniffing gone really terribly wrong. I allow 1st party cookies in Chrome, and the only restrictions I've made are to on 3rd party cookies. Here's what I get when I go to www.virgin-atlantic.com:
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Date: 2009-08-17
 
Customer Dynamics Ranked Among Microsoft's Top CRM Partners
Members of the CRM community who are looking for some sort of ally, role model, or even employer may have found it in Customer Dynamics. At a recent conference, Microsoft recognized the Salt Lake City-based company for being superior in a couple of different ways.
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Date: 2009-08-17
 
Examining The Reasons CRM Failure Rates Remain High
Here are several excerpts from an excellent article by Michael Krigsman, Three Big Reasons CRM Initiatives Fail.  I highly recommend that you take the time to check out the complete source article; it's filled with insightful CRM project management information and commentary:
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Date: 2009-08-17
 
Backing Up Wordpress For A Pain Free Upgrade
I upgraded this blog today to WordPress version 2.8.3, the latest version released earlier this week. For the past few years, I've followed a 6-step process whenever I upgrade any of my WordPress blogs.  This procedure works well for me and results in upgrade success every time, typically in less than 20 minutes.
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Date: 2009-08-17
 
Test Finds ASP.NET To Be Faster Than PHP
In almost every situation, time is of the essence these days; people spend hundreds of dollars per year on fast food, risk speeding tickets to arrive at their destinations five minutes early, and buy special machines so that they can fast-forward through commercials. So ASP.NET pros should be happy to see proof that their favorite Web application framework is quick.
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Date: 2009-08-14
 
Webmasters Can Now Compare Regular Google Index And Google Caffeine
A couple of days ago we reported the launch of Google Caffeine sandbox and about Google urging webmasters and power searchers to give their feedback on their new test index. The good news is that Matt McGee of Search Engine Land lets us know about two tools that allow webmasters or searchers compare results between the regular Google index and Google Caffeine.
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Date: 2009-08-14
 
How To Be Anti-Social Online And Help Your Brand Succeed
Everyone wants you to be social. If you're a marketer, you have heard about a million times in recent weeks, months and years about the power and necessity of social media. Get a blog, get on Twitter, create a fan page ... every piece of advice seems to point towards being more social, more open and more transparent. Let's take a deep breath together. This post is not the kind of advice you'd expect to get from a "social media guy" like me. In fact, it's downright antisocial. To put it more accurately, it is about the right times to be anti-social.
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Date: 2009-08-13
 
Yakabod To Offer Enterprise 2.0 Adoption Support
Yakabod has been providing knowledge management solutions since 2003, primarily for the US intelligence community to date. Their flagship product is the Yakabox™ Knowledge Network that I reviewed earlier on the AppGap (see Yakabod Provides Robust Knowledge Management with a Social Side). Like a number of enterprise 2.0 providers, they realize that many of the issues for a successful adoption of their offering are not technical and they have broadened their offerings to include adoption support. I recently spoke with Yakabod CEO Scott Ryser and Ian Bramson, Director National Intelligence Engagements about their experiences helping clients with adoption issues and the services they provide for this effort.
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Date: 2009-08-13
 
Optimizing Individual Blog Posts For Higher Ranking
As blogs grow, and new content gets created, old blog posts can quickly get lost in the archives. As much as bloggers try to keep everything organized, it's hard to ensure that all posts get the exposure they deserve. However, there are ways to help ensure that older posts get additional exposure.
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Date: 2009-08-13
 
Gaining A Higher Site Ranking By Optimizing Blog Posts
As blogs grow, and new content gets created, old blog posts can quickly get lost in the archives. As much as bloggers try to keep everything organized, it's hard to ensure that all posts get the exposure they deserve. However, there are ways to help ensure that older posts get additional exposure.
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Date: 2009-08-13
 
Which Social OS Will Your Enterprise Choose?
For years, Facebook and Twitter have maintained a friendly coopetition of sorts, with neither one taking a firm stance against the other. However, if you believe that Mark Zuckerberg does not actively contemplate strategies for either acquiring Twitter or rendering it obsolete, please think about the landscape and monetization drivers that aren't yet readily apparent to us as everyday consumers. This may seem like the "Social Media Summer of Love," but in the end, there are billions of dollars and users at stake here.
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Date: 2009-08-13
 
Kentico Launches Free CMS Connector For SharePoint
Web content management software firm Kentico has introduced a free CMS Connector for Microsoft SharePoint.
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Date: 2009-08-13
 
Increasing The Usability Of Your Site For The End User
You don't have to be a website consultant to improve the user experience for your website. You just have to think like a new visitor. Every day we see sites that have been around for years, but continue to present information in a way that makes site navigation a mystery.
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Date: 2009-08-12
 
Improving The User Experience On Your Website
You don't have to be a website consultant to improve the user experience for your website. You just have to think like a new visitor. Every day we see sites that have been around for years, but continue to present information in a way that makes site navigation a mystery.
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Date: 2009-08-12
 
LinuxCon Is Fast Approaching, Are You Ready?
Amanda McPherson's post titled "How to Survive LinuxCon" made me realize that LinuxCon is less than six weeks away.  While there is a lot of excitement around Linus speaking at LinuxCon, there are several other great sessions.
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Date: 2009-08-12
 
Get The Most From CRM By Continually Fine-Tuning
Here is a synopsis of an article by Robert Poe, 6 Ways to Get Better Results from Your CRM Investment: Your CRM efforts should not stop when your implementation is complete. You'll have to manage the technology - and far more so, the people - in order to wring out value from your CRM investment.
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Date: 2009-08-12
 
Feature-Rich xTuple ERP 3.3 Launches
Following seven months of development, xTuple ERP 3.3 has been released, and small- and medium-sized businesses are supposed to reap some significant benefits as a result. Indeed, the maker of the open source ERP software has gotten a nod from an international organization representing them.
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Date: 2009-08-12
 
Business Startup Success Is Built On Open Innovations
Open innovation is taking over in many areas, and open source plays an important role especially in software sequential innovation, where each successive invention builds in an essential way on its predecessors. Foremost, for the most of us before anything else software (open source included) is a tool towards a goal.
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Date: 2009-08-11
 
Cloud Computing Worst Practices And How To Avoid Them
It is no surprise that many IT organizations are struggling to implement enterprise solutions in the cloud. After all, we have seen IT struggle for decades with many "new" initiatives like SOA, ERP implementations, Enterprise Architecture, etc. The following list captures what I call cloud computing worst practices. Many of these items on the list are the same mistakes that IT has been making for decades while others are specific to cloud computing.
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Date: 2009-08-11
 
Building Content For Others To Promote Your Site
In 2009, Google places a lot of trust in authority. Authority, in terms of ranking, typically means "an established site with a high number of inbound links from authoritative sources". Ranking might also have something to do with popularity. And the usage patterns on your site. And various other signals of "establishment" known only to the Google alchemists.
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Date: 2009-08-11
 
Leverage The Authority Of Existing Sites
In 2009, Google places a lot of trust in authority. Authority, in terms of ranking, typically means "an established site with a high number of inbound links from authoritative sources". Ranking might also have something to do with popularity. And the usage patterns on your site. And various other signals of "establishment" known only to the Google alchemists.
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Date: 2009-08-11
 
New DJ Application For Your iPhone
Agile Partners, creators of the GuitarToolkit iPhone app, partnered with DJ/musician Jason Forrest to create Star6, a fully featured sample instrument for the iPhone and iPod touch. Star6 not only lets novice musicians experiment and play with an infinite variety of sound - whether their own uploaded samples or presets provided for free, but also gives professional musicians and DJs a new tool for live performance and music production. Star6 is available through the iTunes App Store at an introductory price of $6.99.
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Date: 2009-08-11
 
Is Your Small Business Mobile Ready?
While the doom and gloom might be subsiding somewhat, business sentiment is still extremely cautious. But amongst the budget cuts and conservatism is a booming marketing trend - Mobile. Mobile has been threatening to explode for quite a few years, but has failed to deliver a critical mass style opportunity for the average business. That is until now.
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Date: 2009-08-11
 
Use Monitoring Tools To See What Others Think About Your Business
Hopefully you've never had that sickening feeling when you self-Google and the top result is someone slamming your company, your brand or yourself. And now it's even more challenging as conversations about your company are taking place at a variety of social media sites--such as Facebook or Twitter--that don't necessarily rank well at Google, but can still influence your potential customers.
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Date: 2009-08-11
 
Enterprise Architecture Is Built For An Organization’s Culture
I participated in an excellent conversation today on Twitter between a few EA advocates. I was following a conversation passively until I came across this tweet:
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Date: 2009-08-10
 
Getting Your Site Into The Top Ranks Of Alexa
Alexa is a subsidiary company of Amazon.com typically known for its rankings of websites. The Alexa Toolbar collects data on the web browsing behavior of those who have it installed. That data is then used for its rankings of the top 500 websites and showing traffic details of sites like mine.
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Date: 2009-08-10
 
Listening To Customers Without Acting Is Worthless
Wikipedia tells us that active listening is an intent to "listen for meaning". Others suggest that active listening should "focus on who you are listening to, whether in a group or one-on-one, in order to understand what he or she is saying."
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Date: 2009-08-10
 
Making Your Blog Digg And Facebook Friendly
If you're involved with social media sites like Digg, Facebbok or Reddit, you've probably seen stories with images next to them. If you've submitted stories there, you may have seen it present you with a few image choices, sometimes the one you want is there sometimes it isn't.
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Date: 2009-08-10
 
Adding Digg And Facebook Support To Your Blog Site
If you're involved with social media sites like Digg, Facebbok or Reddit, you've probably seen stories with images next to them. If you've submitted stories there, you may have seen it present you with a few image choices, sometimes the one you want is there sometimes it isn't.
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Date: 2009-08-10
 
Understanding A Denial Of Service Attack
I heard on the news today that my favorite social network, Twitter, is being plagued by what they called a "denial of service attack". What on Earth is that? They're forced to not actually get service and it's an attack? I mean, I've been to restaurants where I experience a denial of service, but how can something like that affect Twitter or Facebook or whatever?
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Date: 2009-08-07
 
River Logic Brings A Holistic View To Supply Chain Management
River Logic's Enterprise Optimizer is what is increasingly known as an "Integrated Business Planning" solution. Enterprise Optimizer is designed to manage cross-functional decisions at strategic, tactical, and policy levels considering all the elements and consequences of those decisions. The models you build allow you to see the financial and operational impact of those decisions and then optimize them.
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Date: 2009-08-07
 
Domain Theft Finally Prosecuted For the First Time
When it comes to the Internet, reputation management, branding-your entire Internet presence-begins with your domain name. Start enough websites or talk to enough people, and you're sure to find someone who's had a domain registered right out from under them. Having your locked, registered domains transferred out of your account without your permission is an even bigger nightmare.
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Date: 2009-08-07
 
How Vocal Should Business Leaders Be With The Media?
How far should CEOs engage with the media, asks the FT, seeking to find the answer to a simple question: Should business leaders be vocal in pressing their case via the airwaves and newsprint or should they avoid the potentially negative exposure altogether?
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Date: 2009-08-07
 
Windows 7 Upgrade Chart Spells Bad News For XP Users
Windows 7 is almost here, and if you're planning to upgrade, Microsoft's provided a tiny bit of additional info relating to what'll be necessary. An official Windows 7 upgrade chart has been released.
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Date: 2009-08-07
 
Stealth Launches Rugged Hybrid Notebook/Tablet PC
Stealth Computer, a manufacturer of industrial rugged computers has released its new hybrid Notebook Warrior series computer.
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Date: 2009-08-07
 
How To Retain And Gain Subscribers To Your Blog
Here's a little secret, I've slowly and steadily been unsubscribing from SEO blogs for the past few months, and last week the total number of marketing blogs I read dropped below 10, and I think the time has come for an intervention. For a lot of you the time has come to ask yourselves does your blog suck … and what are you doing to change it?
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Date: 2009-08-06
 
Tips For Increasing Your Blog's Success
Here's a little secret, I've slowly and steadily been unsubscribing from SEO blogs for the past few months, and last week the total number of marketing blogs I read dropped below 10, and I think the time has come for an intervention. For a lot of you the time has come to ask yourselves does your blog suck … and what are you doing to change it?
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Date: 2009-08-06
 
Software For Staying Up To Date On Real Time News As It Happens
Obviously you can tell that I have been far too busy at work to do much of anything else, but what is worth talking about is just how Gist and Lazy Feed have been incorporated into my daily routine in working through the processes I have to do at work, mostly in the realm of developing course content and course context for our huge fall launch.
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Date: 2009-08-06
 
Promoting You Whitepaper In The Most Unlikely Places
Do you have a white paper that needs a little more attention?  What follows are four "not so obvious places" to promote your white papers.
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Date: 2009-08-06
 
OpenOffice Considers The Addition Of Ribbon UI
Project Renaissance is an OpenOffice.org project aiming to deliver a new user interface (UI) for OOo.  The team recently completed the prototyping phase and is asking for users to provide feedback on the 8 UI options.  The UI options strongly resemble the Microsoft Office 2007's Ribbon UI.
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Date: 2009-08-06
 
Concepts Separated From C++0x
More information regarding the next C++ standard has become available, but unfortunately, the news isn't all that good. The release date remains a while away, and the anticipated "concepts" mechanism has been kiboshed.
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Date: 2009-08-06
 
Preparing For Your Linux Server Certification Testing
Our blog posting on verifying 301 redirects led to several questions about the technical details of redirects. Therefore, we are posting some information which you may find useful. Below you will find out how to do canonical 301 redirects, redirect individual pages, and redirect whole domains.
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Date: 2009-08-05
 
Adding Image Tagging Can Greatly Improve Site Ranking
As many people already know, search engine optimization usually doesn't have one single factor that instantly fixes search engine rankings. Instead, there are a series of small items, both on and off-page, that contribute to the "picture" that a search engine has in its electronic brain. When it comes to pictures, search engines still aren't good at image recognition, so they need help with classifiers known in HTML code as "alt text" or "alt tags."
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Date: 2009-08-05
 
Increasing Your Site's Ranking And Optimization Through IMG Tags
As many people already know, search engine optimization usually doesn't have one single factor that instantly fixes search engine rankings. Instead, there are a series of small items, both on and off-page, that contribute to the "picture" that a search engine has in its electronic brain. When it comes to pictures, search engines still aren't good at image recognition, so they need help with classifiers known in HTML code as "alt text" or "alt tags."
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Date: 2009-08-05
 
Huge Security Flaw Within Tag Based Systems
Louis Gray pointed out a new reading system yesterday called Lazyfeed, and overall I am pretty happy with it, but like all tag based reading systems, spammers and other miscreants have so corrupted the general tag base to get their message in front of people that tag based systems need something else to make sure they are delivering good valid content for the search strings provided.
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Date: 2009-08-05
 
Global Storage Market Dips In Q1
The global storage software market saw its first decline in 21 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2009 (1Q09) with revenues of $2.8 billion, representing a 5.2 percent decline in growth over the same quarter a year ago, according to IDC.
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Date: 2009-08-05
 
Bridging The Gap Between RDBMS And NoSQL
Reading ComputerWorld's article on the anti database movement reminded me of James Governor's "SOA flatlines: BRAIN!" post.  I always love going back to James' post when someone proclaims that Y is so much better than X, that while X is used widely, X will surely die.  Here's a choice set quotes:
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Date: 2009-08-04
 
Optimizing Your Website For Maximum Page Rank
In my post a week ago I discussed how to build an effective website that promotes your products and services. In this post I want to zoom in even further to look at the elements required to creating an effective web page. Even if you hire web developers to build or manage your website, it's important for you as well to have a basic understanding of the various elements necessary to build a successful web-page.
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Date: 2009-08-04
 
Build Great SEO Into Your Website For Better Rankings
In my post a week ago I discussed how to build an effective website that promotes your products and services. In this post I want to zoom in even further to look at the elements required to creating an effective web page. Even if you hire web developers to build or manage your website, it's important for you as well to have a basic understanding of the various elements necessary to build a successful web-page.
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Date: 2009-08-04
 
Well Formed Titles Can Boost Your Ranking Overnight
People in the field of Search Engine Optimization are known for varying opinions about most SEO practices, but there isn't much debate about the title tag, because a properly written web page title can literally change your rankings overnight. Several other factors have to be in play, such as having an established and trustworthy site with sufficient links from other web pages, but we have gotten surprising results for several clients with the right title tag.
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Date: 2009-08-04
 
Global CRM Market Up 12.5% In 2008
The global CRM market revenue reached $9.15 billion in 2008, a 12.5 percent increase from 2007 revenue of $8.13 billion, according to Gartner.
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Date: 2009-08-04
 
Creating A New Wordpress Theme Using WP Framework
This is a basic tutorial that I wrote while building my second custom WordPress theme using WP Framework, this week. I'm by no means an expert at this, and this is my first large tutorial in a while, but if you're just getting started with WP theming I think this might be quite helpful to you, too. I didn't delve into functions or get very fancy here - the result is just a solid, basic theme.
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Date: 2009-08-03
 
WP Framework For Creating A Better WordPress Site
This is a basic tutorial that I wrote while building my second custom WordPress theme using WP Framework, this week. I'm by no means an expert at this, and this is my first large tutorial in a while, but if you're just getting started with WP theming I think this might be quite helpful to you, too. I didn't delve into functions or get very fancy here - the result is just a solid, basic theme.
Directory: > Expert Articles > Expert Articles
Date: 2009-08-03
 
Implementing CRM Software In Your Enterprise Successfully
Here is a synopsis of an excellent article by Jean Frohman, Marketing Manager with Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLC, full of valuable suggestions for successfully implementing a CRM solution, Tips on Implementing CRM Software at Your Firm:
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Date: 2009-08-03
 
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