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7 Insanely Useful Server Monitoring Tools

First things first. You have to make sure your company’s SLAs(Service Level Agreements) are met. That means you are going to need a server that’s running smoother than a baby’s bottom. You don’t want to leave the health of your server to chance. Bad things can happen, and you’ll be blamed. Remember, we live in the social media world now. Even the smallest problem on your end can blow up to a huge PR snafu once Twitter gets a hold of it.


Top 50 Online Invoicing Tools

It can sometimes be a struggle in this world to, you know, get paid. This is made harder when your billing system is a mess, never knowing what should go where and to who. As anyone with a successful business knows, moving away from the paper realm to Web-based technology can be a major boon to your organization and productivity. Well here are fifty of the best and brightest online invoicing tools available. They are grouped into three of the major groups that need online invoices: Small businesses, freelancers and web designers. Enjoy!


IE9 – What does it Means for Web Design?

Microsoft’s search engine division came roaring back to life this week with the release of the Internet Explorer 9 Beta. IE9 brings a whole host of innovations to the table, which finally brings IE to the adult’s table to sit with Firefox and Chrome. In some instances, actually, it shoves those other browsers right to the kiddie’s table.

So what does it do? Well for this post we are going to focus in on what the new update means for web designers. However, let’s do a general overview. First and foremost, the browser is thin. It doesn’t use that many resources, unlike IE iterations of the past. Even Firefox is becmoing quite the resource hog in recent years so this makes IE and Chrome the skinniest browsers of the lot. This is important for, well, just about everyone. Who wants a browser who is gonna muck up the entire waterworks? Nobody.


Diaspora Social Network – What is it?

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There has been a lot of hesitation lately regarding the evils of Facebook. Some argue they sell our private information. Some argue the chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, is some kind of monster-in-training. There’s even a movie about it. Whether or not Facebook is nefarious, the way it handles our private information has begun to ruffle some weathers. So what now?


How to Make Great Presentations

Presentations. They are a terrifying and important part of adult life. How else to emphatically get information across to a large group of people at the same time. And no, the Internet doesn’t count. Still, it takes a certain kind of person to really knock presentations out of the ballpark. Or does it? Read along and practice these tips and you are sure to have them rolling in the aisles. Don’t worry, you won’t have to imagine anyone in the audience naked….Plan. Plan. Plan.


Mozilla speeds up Firefox 3.6 by fifteen percent – Boosts Javascript speed

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Mozilla’s new iteration of it’s popular Firefox browser runs up to fifteen percent faster than it’s predecessor, various reports indicate. This, however, still puts the browser behind the speedier Google Chrome and Apple Safari browsers. JavaScript three times faster than Opera 10 and more than four times faster than that paragon of pokeyness,  Internet Explorer.


Dealing with Trolls on Your Blog

blog-trollOh trolls… what ever happened to the saying “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  Here are some tips on how to cope with these disruptive folks.

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Don’t Feed the Trolls!  Try not to acknoledge the disruptive behavior.  Encourge other users to do the same.  With out fuel, there is no fire.  This unfortunately will not work 100% of the time.  Some are stubborn, but this is a great way to start.


Keys to Managed Online Marketing Success

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What is the key to successful managed, digital marketing solutions?

Digital Marketing, the term itself can easily be misconstrued. Let’s start with a definition.

Digital marketing refers to the practice and approach of promoting products and services using digital distribution channels to reach prospects and consumers in a timely, relevant, personal and cost-effective manner. What are the key components of a digital marketing solution?


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