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What do we get wrong about content marketing?

Adnan Raja November 29, 2013 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

Content marketing is a simple concept: put stuff on your site, and put stuff on your social media brand pages. Of course, that seems too simplistic. In fact, it is too simplistic. According to the Content Marketing Institute, content marketing is a form of marketing that involves “creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to… engage… [your] target audience.”

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The Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist

Adnan Raja November 7, 2013 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

Marketing is all about perspective. You have to be able to see the world through your customer’s eyes, but you also have to be able to get your message in front of their eyes. Both of these tasks – seeing as they see and allowing them to see what you have to say – require increasing technological sophistication every year.

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Security Considerations when Adopting the Cloud

Adnan Raja October 14, 2013 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

The issue of security within a Cloud Server environment may no longer be the issue it once was, but it never hurts to be cautious when incorporating preventative measures into your business strategy. Here are some guidelines for maximizing the stability and security of your information within the cloud.

One of the biggest challenges that Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are facing today is learning how to define the appropriate control measures to classify and secure data entering the cloud. There isn’t an official set of rules regarding what information to put in the cloud and what data to leave on a local hard drive, so the details can be pretty ambiguous.

Generally, it is best to view the cloud as a separate environment out of your organization’s control. Your data and applications may not necessarily be protected against malicious attacks to your cloud server. So, it would be best to store very sensitive information, such as tax documentation, employee information and other human resources-­‐related documents on a secure local drive.

Different providers may interpret the cloud in different ways: some may build state-­‐ of-­‐the-­‐art redundant data centers with appropriate security measures while others may build a server on a shelf on a dirty porch. Do your research before you make any agreements with a provider: tour the facilities, read the fine print and talk to others to gain their impressions.

When it comes to the security of your sensitive information, it is best to be extremely cautious. If it’s personally identifiable, don’t put it in the cloud!  If the provider isn’t willing to show you where your server is located, don’t use them! Use rational judgment and your information will remain safe and sound.   Atlantic.Net offers industry-leading Cloud Hosting services as well as managed, dedicated, PCI compliant and HIPAA compliant solutions.   Please contact us today!

 


Ecommerce Web Design

Adnan Raja July 15, 2013 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

Placing promotions in the sweet spot is different for every web page but, on the home page, then it’s usually the corner that all of the eyes will be moving towards. Normally, and this is the case for western culture, Americans are used to going to start in the top left corner when they start reading something.   Atlantic.Net shares top advice business advice to our Community as well as offering award-winning Cloud hosting solutions.

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10 eCommerce Security Best Practices & Adding Ease-of-Use

Joel July 15, 2013 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

English: First 4 digits of a credit card

As we all know, making it in this day and age with a cash-only and/or bartering website is difficult. That’s why many online businesses are starting to accept credit cards (these hard plastic things with a bunch of numbers on them). Credit card payments, though, involve security concerns. This piece will explore some of the best practices to ensure your site keeps online payments secure for every possible transaction (including IOUs).

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Customer Surveys in the Cloud

Adnan Raja June 26, 2013 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

Once you’ve got your website up and running, don’t neglect the user perspective of what they really think of your website. If you are barely comfortable with your own website development and the idea of creating forms, branched surveys, and check box fields are daunting for you, then I’ve found a few solutions here that may ease your pain.

Google Consumer Surveys

Google Consumer Surveys - Google+ - Website satisfaction by Google Consumer Surveys -- for free… | How to Grow Your Business Online | Scoop.itFrom plus.google.com

Website satisfaction by Google Consumer Surveys — for free

If you are like most business owners, you know how important a healthy online community is …

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Users will be asked to complete a four-question satisfaction survey. Surveys will run until they have received 500 responses and will start again after 30 days so you can track responses over time. This is currently limited to US English visitors on non-mobile devices.

You are initially provided with a standard set of survey questions and you can customize them depending for an extra cent per question. For those of you in the UK who don’t have access to the survey tools, you can customize your own through Google Forms. Google Forms is a drive app feature that you can embed into your website and I found the perfect article to explain this feature and a few new bonus applications by Med Karbach.

10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs


10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | How to Grow Your Business Online | Scoop.it
From www.educatorstechnology.com

One very recent update is an increase of cloud storage capacity to 15GB usable across Gmail, Drive, and Google Plus. It is quite obvious that Google is trying to outsmart its immediate competitor Dropbox and I think Google is successful in its strategy so far.

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Med Karbach has curated for some interesting apps that are integrated into Google Drive and which you can install right from your Google Drive interface.

I personally make use of Poll Daddy for some of my WordPress cloud hosted website installs. The added bonus of this type of plugin on your website, is that you create community interaction on your website.

4 Ideas for Crowd-sourcing Content Creation and Promotion – Business 2 Community


4 Ideas for Crowdsourcing Content Creation and Promotion - Business 2 Community | How to Grow Your Business Online | Scoop.it
From www.business2community.com

You hear a lot of this talk these days about crowd-sourcing — the idea of using a large online community to complete tasks as diverse as compiling an online encyclopedia (thank you Wikipedia!)

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

These days, myriad survey tools are available to help you reach out to your audience and get feedback. One of my favorites is PollDaddy, which is easy to use and can be directly integrated into WordPress.

 

For other one-click applications like WordPress and other great services, like our affordable cloud hosting and PCI compliant hosting, please visit Atlantic.Net.

 

By Juliana


Improving Cashflow by Moving Business to the Cloud

Adnan Raja May 8, 2013 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

Many of us have heard the purported advantages of moving business operations (including web hosting and computing power) to the cloud. But what does this really mean? And how does it immediately help your business?

Let’s start answering the questions by taking a quick overview of the definition of cloud and cloud hosting provided by Chandrus Writes!

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