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World Domain Day Facts

27 Aug. 2014

In recognition of World Domain Day, we deliver a bit of domain trivia… This week, we’re celebrating World Domain Day in the UK2 offices. We’ve got out the party poppers and put in an order for an extra tray of donuts in lieu of the International occasion that took place officially on Sunday. The domain...

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How To Win In CV Season

26 Aug. 2014Kelly Kirkham discovers some of the world’s quirkiest resumes to show businesses and job-seekers alike what the competition is like out there… As summer ends, so does silly season in business. At the start of September companies go back to business as usual. This includes hiring new talent. CVs get sent out left right and...

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5 Common WordPress Issues Nailed

26 Aug. 2014

The world ‘hearts’ WordPress, but there are occasions when the publishing platform won’t play ball. Here’s what to do when you’re having WordPress problems… As the platform underpinning millions of websites, WordPress’s success is easy to understand. This flexible publishing tool is completely free to use, and its open-source architecture enables it to be tailored around numerous individual criteria....

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Need a Friday Pick-me-up?

22 Aug. 2014Busy business owners don’t always have time to treat their bodies like temples. Luckily, there are apps that can do it for them… Maybe mobile phones should be renamed digital assistants – after all, they never leave our side, and we can customise them to help out with all sorts of tasks. Increasingly, this includes...

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Tackling Packet Loss

22 Aug. 2014

If you’re experiencing jittery video and gaps in your online audio, you might need to tackle packet loss… As discussed in our introductory article, digital communications are typically dispatched in separate parcels of data that each follow different paths to their destination device or terminal. That means each packet is at risk of various technical...

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Is The 9 to 5 Dead?

22 Aug. 2014

Are telecommuting and virtual working the future of business? Modem. Pager. Floppy disk. A decade ago, all these terms were on the cutting edge of technology. Now they’re extinct. If experience has taught us anything, it’s that technology is a … Continue reading

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Promoting Domains Out of the Box

21 Aug. 2014What have frozen yogurt and women’s shoes got to do with domain sales? As a reseller, you live and breathe domains from nine to five, at least. So it may come as a surprise to you to discover the rest of the world might not be up to your speed yet. Depending on which survey you read, … Continue reading

The Biggest Domain Deals in History

21 Aug. 2014Every industry has its high end. In fashion, there’s Gucci and Dior. In autos there’s Bentley and Ferrari. In domains, meanwhile, you’ve got the following… Continue reading

How To Reach The Right Audience Online

21 Aug. 2014Five baby steps towards reaching the right people online… It’s accepted wisdom nowadays that any company needs an online presence to succeed. However, the nature of this presence and the level of investment required to maintain it are hotly disputed. Happily, there are a few areas where judicious expenditure and effective content can always yield...

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Addressing Gender Balance in Business

21 Aug. 2014

UK2 talks to company CEO Amanda Boyle about smashing the glass ceiling and making sure it stays smashed… It’s been more than a century since the first women were allowed to study at university and forty years since the first woman became the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. However, although, there are more women...

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The Power Play

21 Aug. 2014

VPS introduces a new Power Pack, which lets you unleash the power of the cloud... Nobody likes surprises when it comes to computing. That’s why VPS.NET has created the Power Pack. This intuitive new feature takes the traditional concept of … Continue reading

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Expert Insights: Toby Mather on bringing Live Puppy Love to London Startups

20 Aug. 2014

When you picture an entrepreneur in your head, what do you see? Mid 30s? Climbed the corporate ladder before branching out alone? Balding with stress? Toby Mather is none of those things. Rather, he is the 21 year-old who has created the startup which has Shoreditch’s startups buzzing. Not to mention a healthy part of...

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5 Ways to Turn Browsers into Buyers

20 Aug. 2014Increase your conversions overnight with these five top tips… What is it that drives your customers, as they navigate your site, to make or abandon a purchase? Vaulting the final hurdle and guiding them through checkout can be a tricky maneuver, as every online business owner will know very well. With most websites experiencing a...

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POP and IMAP Explained

20 Aug. 2014

Neil Cumins explains what POP and IMAP are, the difference between them, and how to pick the right one when setting up your emails… If you’ve ever tried to configure an email account, you’ll be aware of the acronyms POP and IMAP. Created in the mid-1980s, these either/or terms represent two very different ways of...

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Coding – The Lost Generation

19 Aug. 2014

If you were born in the eighties, you’re part of a sandwich generation that missed out on coding education. But it’s never too late to learn... You can tell a person’s age by their first memories of computing. For some, … Continue reading

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Life After Google Alerts

19 Aug. 2014What are the alternatives to Google Alerts? Why doesn’t Google Alerts work properly anymore? It used to work just fine: you set up a request to be alerted every time a certain word or phrase was mentioned on the Internet, and Google Alerts would deliver it, via email or RSS, once a day or as...

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All About Email Spoofing

15 Aug. 2014Have you been there? That awkward moment when you realize a spammer has sent emails to everyone you know encouraging them to buy the latest male enhancement drug. Yep, it happens, and it’s super embarrassing. But there are ways to avoid the intrusion and actions you can take to rectify the situation if it happens … Continue reading

13 Signs You Might Be A Geek

15 Aug. 2014

Take the Geek-test to see if you cut the dijon... In our office, we speak Geek. We’ve got Transformers on our desks where most people have pot plants. We have an office robot rather than a tea lady. And we … Continue reading

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SD Cards: Know your Fakes!

14 Aug. 2014

Web designers and business owners can come to rely on their cameras. So make sure you don’t get caught out in the SD card scam. Grant McMaster explains... Secure Digital Cards are used by almost every portable device in production. … Continue reading

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Weapons of Mass Production

13 Aug. 2014

3D printing may seem like a gimmick at the moment, but it could revolutionise the world as we know it. Neil Cumins examines how... The phenomenon of 3D printing has been with us since the 1970s, yet the hype currently … Continue reading

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