Technology and Security Articles

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    In the Trenches: Answering the Phone

    by on September 17, 2014

    Maybe it’s just the way my generation works, but I generally feel more comfortable doing business online than I do over the phone. With that bias, I assumed that we’d do most of our business online at Cranky Concierge as well. I even designed the business to f…

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    4 Top Online Security Concerns for Small Businesses

    by on September 16, 2014

    Cloud security is in the hotseat following a massive leak of celebrity photos that were stored on Apple’s iCloud service. Apple initially issued a statement that its servers are secure, but conceded that several prominent celebrities had their accounts comprom…

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    Ensuring the Security of Your Company’s Data

    by on July 20, 2014

    A survey from the Ponemon Institute revealed that 55% of small business owners have experienced a breach of private data. While many of these small business owners are aware that data breaches hurt business, most don’t appear to be taking action.
    Many ste…

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    The Best Free Resources for Learning Web Programming

    by on July 17, 2014

    There are numerous computer science programs that teach students the latest and widest-used programming languages for desktop, mobile and web applications. Unfortunately, these courses and certifications can cost students anywhere from a few hundred to several…

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    5 Tools for Managing Big Data

    by on July 17, 2014

    The business world is all abuzz about the part big data plays in developing effective marketing and sales strategies. In case you haven’t heard about it yet, big data is a term that marketing and IT folks are using to define the massive amount of data regard…

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    What Is Big Data and Why Is It Important?

    by on June 26, 2014

    One of the hottest buzzwords in business right now is “Big Data.” It seems everyone is talking about how companies large and small should be using big data to their advantage. But what exactly is it?
    In a nutshell, big data is a term we’re using to define a v…

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    Top 10 New Technologies That Will Change Small Business

    by on June 26, 2014

    The digital age has brought with it innumerable innovations that continue to change the way the world does business. Buzzwords abound on the internet, bringing to light terms that often fade into obscurity as quickly as they rise to prominence. But some innova…

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    5 Ways to Get Around Google Analytics’ “Not Provided” Keyword Data

    by on February 6, 2014

    Savvy online marketers tailor a website’s content to include keywords that their target customer is most likely use while searching the web for the kinds of goods or services their company offers. So, it would make sense for small-business owners to use a fr…

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