Google’s Mobile Search Algorithm Update


The day has finally arrived! Google will begin to reward businesses who have optimized their website for mobile devices and penalize those who are not mobile friendly. The entire web industry, including us, have been pushing businesses to optimize their website for mobile devices to ensure a pleasant experience on mobile and tablet devices. This goes hand and hand with how Google’s search is organically shifting to more mobile searches than traditional desktop searches. The April 21st deadline is fast approaching, the new algorithm update will be pushed to the United States and other countries that same day. Is your website ready for the new algorithm update? We’ll provide some guidance on how you can prepare your website for the mobile search update.

Windows Server 2003 End Of Life


Extended support for Windows Server 2003 will end on July 14, 2015, and it is a deadline that many companies will undoubtedly miss. Feeling under pressure from Microsoft to perform a server migration to a more modern platform may not be an exciting thought, but if you remain on Windows Server 2003 after the deadline you risk being exposed to security vulnerabilities as well as a lack of future updates and support from Microsoft. On top of this, you’re missing out on improvements and innovations that Windows Server 2003 does not have.

5 Online Marketing Must-Haves For New Business Startups


At this moment, someone somewhere is chasing their dreams and starting their own business. Many of these new business owners realize the importance of having their company online. However, some may become overwhelmed at the plethora of different options available to boost their online presence, particularly when they have little experience with online marketing in the first place. This may be because those with little prior knowledge of online marketing have a steep learning curve to contend with.

Benefits Of Partnering With A Managed Service Provider


In a previous blog, we discussed the difference of using a PC repair shop versus working with a managed service provider (MSP). Waiting on a PC repair is time consuming and can cut productivity for days on end. A benefit of partnering with a MSP, management of the company’s entire computer infrastructure is off-loaded to an experienced support team who can assist immediately. In addition, the vendor is proactively monitoring the infrastructure which allows customers to focus on generating revenue for the company without experience significant downtime. So, what are the benefits of partnering with a MSP? Let’s discuss.

Top 7 Tech Mistakes Made By Small Business


In my experience, “If it isn’t broken, why fix it?” is the common train of thought that is shared between business owners in regards to their technology.  I understand that decision-makers typically have countless other resources to manage and cannot be reasonably expected to stay up-to-date on the changing landscape of modern business technology. While larger corporations may have an IT department to handle this, most small businesses simply do not have those resources. Having managed IT projects for companies in many different verticals I’m hoping it will benefit others if I take a moment to discuss the common pitfalls and mistakes that are made in regards to the technology used by small businesses. I see these mistakes more often than I believe I should, and my goal is to not only describe what to do, but to also explain how and why these issues may affect your business.