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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.


Protect your Website from HACKERS

Hackers. They aren’t just Hollywood archetypes. They actually exist, and they do mean to cause your website and company harm. How can you protect yourself from these threats? Well, first of all by taking it seriously. Now, I’m not talking “lose a bunch of sleep and buy a bunch of stuff” seriously. Just recognize the threat and make the necessary changes to your infrastructure to minimize it.


Fighting Back Against Email Overload

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Who doesn’t love email? It’s easy, convenient and trackable. We all have our various systems for managing it. Mine is far from perfect but I’m usually able to make quick decisions about each message I receive. Some emails I file away. Others I transfer to a different folder or project. Some I tag for the future and some I answer on the spot. It’s all about quick decisions. My eternal aim is to have just a few messages(Under twenty) at any given time in my mailbox. That’s the goal anyways.


Cloud Computing Gains Critical Mass Despite Uncertainty About Its Definition

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F5 Networks recently surveyed 250 companies’ senior IT Personnel about Cloud Computing, and one thing remains consistent – IT managers cannot come together regarding the consensual definition of the term. In fact, the survey represented no less than six separate definitions of cloud computing, and participants could not designate which was “right.”


Stealth Cyber Attacks on SMBs are Increasingly Attractive to Hackers

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McAfee’s study, “The Security Paradox” takes a look at how small and medium organizations that employ between 51-1,000 workers deal IT security and cyber threats. Both are, as it stands, on the rise for SMBs.

One scary point the report makes is that SMBs the world over(and especially in North America) feel as though they are too small and therefore hold too little value to be attractive to hackers. However, recent trends indicate quite the opposite.


Reseller Hosting Demystified

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Web hosting, such as it is, can be spread out into three major categories.

  1. Shared or virtual
  2. Reseller
  3. Dedicated

The most common of the three is shared, which is when you have an account with a hosting company to which you pay a monthly or yearly fee. Think Godaddy. This nets you a pre-determined amount of space and a “host” of other goodies. Often, each shared hosting account allows you to host one domain at a time, with a single control panel. They are low on frills but as long as demand necessitates them, they will still be around.


Have You Reached Email Account Overload?

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How many email accounts do you have? It’s getting to be a bit overwhelming, isn’t it? The good old days seem so long ago now. You know, back when we only had three email accounts: One for work, one for personal use and one for all of the trash.

Well, times have changed. For instance, I now have five primary email accounts, and dozens more that filter into those main five. I’ve lost count of all of the webmail accounts I’ve registered for. I used to consider webmail accounts “throwaway” accounts but anyone who is a regular user of  Google Docs, Analytics or AdWords will certainly object to that. They all require use of the web’s most popular webmail service, Gmail.


What is Alfresco?

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You may have heard some talk around the office cooler about Alfresco. What is it? What does it do? Most importantly, how will it benefit your business?

Simply put, Alfresco is an open source alternative for enterprise content management(ECM.) ECM, then, is everything and nothing at once. It’s the pretty much an all-purpose term referring to how an organization delivers content and information. Think of a brand being the book cover, and enterprise content management is all of that ooey-gooey information inside of the book. It’s the reality behind the image of a brand. This can be anything from public domain content to employee emails and instant message sessions. So, yeah. Your company probably has a whole lot of enterprise content. And it needs to be managed.


What is Liferay? Everything you need to know.

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What is this Liferay you’ve no doubt been hearing about from colleagues/friends/acquaintances/even a few enemies? Yet another confusing Internet platform to make life and business more difficult? Don’t worry. It’s not that bad. Webrulon is here to give you the lowdown on Liferay and what it can do for you and your business. And we’ll do it in baby steps.


18 Great Shopping Carts to Power Your Online Store

E-Commerce is bigger than a sasquatch these days. If you have goods or services to sell, you may as well sell them on your website. The only hurdle, however, is choosing the right shopping cart to suit your needs. There are so many out there and it can be hard to know where to start. WebRulon to the rescue. Here are eighteen popular shopping carts that could send your e-business to the next level.


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