Customizing search results for your brand

October 5th, 2016

2016october4_webandcloud_aFor businesses of any size, getting on the first page of Google search results is important to drive traffic to the website. Although most search engine optimizers will focus more on getting organic results, the limitation of this approach is that it only reaches users looking for a particular service and not your specific brand.

The best Chrome function you aren’t using

September 17th, 2016

2016september16__browsers_aBack in 2013, Google released a tiny HDMI device to widespread praise. No bigger than a run-of-the-mill flash drive, Chromecast allowed you to broadcast certain applications from your desktop or smartphone screen to your TV. Considering how easy it was to set up, and the $35 price tag, we didn’t think it could get any better than that.

Fans of Dropbox can collaborate with Paper

August 31st, 2016

2016August30_Web&Cloud_AThe only documents not worth the paper they’re printed on are the ones that never receive a second pair of eyes. At least, that’s how we’re interpreting the release Dropbox’s newest document collaboration service. Long a bastion of cloud storage, the company is broadening its offerings with a new online workspace called ‘Paper.

5 tips to build a better chatbot

August 12th, 2016

2016August11_Web_AIn today’s tech-centric world, the demand for new apps is overwhelming the supply. Whether due to simple curiosity or just plain excitement, people are usually drawn to chatbots. In time, however, novelty wears thin and people lose interest. This may be partially due to the fact that bots aren’t as engaging as we initially imagined them to be.

8 hidden upgraded Firefox functions

July 28th, 2016

2016July27_Browsers_ABouncing back from a short hiatus, Firefox returned with a bang by snatching the PCMag Editors’ Choice award for best browser. With a plethora of upgrades coupled with its nifty new layout, Firefox was poised for victory. While all browsers share some functional similarities — security and accessibility, for example — certain characteristics and functions make each one unique.

SMBs turn to hybrid clouds for flexibility

July 8th, 2016

2016July7_Web_AWho would have guessed that clouds could be so complex? Yet in a day and age of seemingly continuous technological advances, “cloud” computing has become one of the more intricate and interesting approaches to managing IT resources for businesses.

Better Squarespace analytics for ecommerce

June 23rd, 2016

2016June22_Web_AThere are quite a few content management systems (CMS) available for small and medium sized businesses to market themselves on the internet, all working to maximize the value of their features and eliminate gaps in service. One of these, Squarespace, has made a big splash with the addition of their ecommerce analysis functions.

Chrome extensions: 6 productivity boosters

May 31st, 2016

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Do you ever find yourself cursing your web browser’s limited functionality? Well, if you’re using Google Chrome there’s a good chance someone has created an extension to make your wish come true. There are thousands of Chrome extensions just waiting to boost your productivity with the click of a button.

The future of work lies in human cloud

May 13th, 2016

2016May12_Web&Cloud_AIt’s an amazing time to start a business and take your ideas to the market more quickly, and at lower costs without the traditional barriers in hiring skilled workers. A world of talented contractors is now available in the “Human Cloud”, ready to help you do the heavy lifting of building your company.

5 web design trends you should consider

April 21st, 2016

2016Apr20_Web_AA good looking page will determine how many people trust a website. This is especially true for small business owners trying to establish their company’s identity online. But with so many similar businesses to compete with, how can you stand out from the crowd? This is why it’s even more important to stay on top of web design trends to attract more visitors.