This Monday, Microsoft announced that it would be matching the cloud pricing from Amazon web services. Not only would virtual servers receive a 35% price cut, but storage would receive up to a 65% cut, effective after May 1. Microsoft has also announced plans to add a new tier of basic virtual servers — these will be 27% cheaper than standard.
Amazon made similar cuts to their services several days before, prompting many to wonder whether Microsoft would continually maintain a “match the leader” cloud hosting outlook considering that both Amazon and Google have been continually implementing sharp price cuts in an effort to sweep the market. Amazon, for its pa
Thousands of people across the country have the same thought almost every day: why are television remote controls so darn good at hiding? It seems like you set them down on the table, turn around to grab you snack, and suddenly they’ve vanished.
To help you find those ninja-like TV remote controls, here are a few things you can do to locate them!
Go Back to the Scene of the Crime.
Maybe you just missed them your first time looking around. Check underneath your furniture or in the corners where the remotes might have fallen. Perhaps you didn’t set it down where you thought you did, and unintentionally put it on top of the TV perhaps.
According to America’s Small Business Advocate (NSBA), about 98% of small businesses say that it’s important to keep up with new technology. Considering how much time many business owners of all backgrounds and sales now spend on the computer, it’s not hard to begin to see what sort of role better technology can have in improving company operations.
The same NSBA report showed that the average small business had 19 computers, and about 47% of owners would spend between three and five hours on a computer every day on average.
How can you improve your company’s approach to technology? Here are three suggestions.
1. Get a Better Website
Everyone is using the internet to find out information about the products and services they’re interested in. Many people, in fact, use
If you are a small business owner who has fallen on hard times, a new entrepreneur, or simply tighter than bark to a tree, you should spend a little bit of time looking for a local SEO consultant to help you. Not only are today’s affordable SEO companies for small businesses relatively cheap, they also offer the best return-on-investment in the world of online marketing.
Actually, today’s leading local SEO companies are so affordable that you would be hard-pressed to find a better ROI in the entire marketing realm! This is because local SEO experts can offer their clients the latest in cutting edge search engine opti
The internet is one of the most dominant forces in the world today. Billions of people utilize the web for search and email, the two biggest internet activities. But perhaps one of the most significant statistics comes from the surge of eCommerce sales in recent years. In 2012 alone, eCommerce sales topped $1 trillion, making it the first time sales have eclipsed the billions, according to eMarketer.
This success has come at the helm of high quality website design, as well as strategic online marketing and advertising. With so many people shopping online, there is an increased need to improve the quality of company website design, as well as the content on the site. A combination of expert graphic design and solid content will likely attract the most number of consumers to a website.
To accomplish this
Chances are you’re a hard-working, honest business person, so you’ve probably taken work home with you before. After a few sacrificed hours of your downtime, you nailed a report and got things done. The next day at work when you go to hand the report in, you realize that you never put it on your jump drive. You have to run home to grab the file, losing an hour of the day to do so, or else redo the whole thing in the office.
Such frustrating situations are what inspired cloud computing solutions, which are changing the way that small businesses operate. The best cloud hosting solutions allow small businesses to save money, time, and stress on a daily basis. In addition to similar situation
Every business of every type can benefit from the use of cloud computing solutions. Not only can cloud computing give your customers access to a reliable website — a crucial part of attracting the $1.5 trillion eMarketer estimates will be spent online this year — but it can also be the key to improving your data security. Further, as About.com writes, making the switch to a cloud hosting company can greatly reduce the cost of maintaining an IT infrastructure.
Of course, as with any other service, not every cloud solution company has what it takes to fulfill your needs. If you’re tired of wandering blind in hopes of finding the best cloud hosting service for your company, you need t
In 2012, global eCommerce spending topped a trillion dollars for the first time. Since then it has continued to grow immensely. By 2017, Americans are expected to make 10% of all their retail purchases online and spend a staggering $434.2 billion, according to stats compiled by Invesp. As a result, businesses who want to make sure that they are not overtaken by their competition will need to make eCommerce website development a priority. Having a great online store plays a role, but far more goes into building a great sight than simply giving consumers a place to make a purchase.
One of the most important things businesses should consider when building a site that features an online store is that the internet allows consumers from all over the world to shop anywhere. The Asia-Pacific region, and n
Over the past decade or so, the digital marketplace has exploded and become a great tool for consumers looking for almost any product. In fact, according to statistics from Interconnected World, more than 60% of global web users research products online. In order to take advantage of that ever-growing trend, businesses need to work to build a highly visible web presence. For many working with an experienced internet marketing firm is the best way to do that. Generally, they know that content drives web traffic today, and be able to help in a number of areas.
Are you one of the 92% of Americans, according to the New York Times who have used and continue to use a computer for your work and personal life? If you are, chances are good that at one time or another you have encountered Windows patches. They pop when you are working or want to restart your computer while you are playing a game. If you are one of 44% of personal computer users, according to Netmarket Share that use Windows OS, here are three ways to better manage Windows patches for your convenience.
- Enable Auto-Update
According to Microsoft, you can easily enable the automatic updating of your computer through your operating system options. By going into your Windows Update settings, you can set your machine to download and install p