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Security is Job #1. You only need to read the business headlines to understand that the internet is a dangerous place. But the problem with headlines is that hacking, phishing, and ransomware attacks only make the news when there are millions of identity victims or a big billion-dollar company has been the target. This gives a lot of people the impression that hackers don’t attack Small to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs). The truth is that small businesses are attacked far more frequently than large ones and the consequences are severe. Here's why.
SEO is no longer a separate task relegated to marketing. Thanks to Google algorithm updates, SEO is inextricably linked to solid website security and code quality. In short, “What’s good for the user is good for SEO,” and that means that now everything is SEO.
In May of 2020 Google updated their Google Page Speed Insight tools with new measurements of speed and experience as part of their official recommendations. Then in December, they announced that those metrics would contribute to Search ranking scores. This makes Google Core Web Vitals mission-critical for all business websites. Here is what you need to know.
The Internet Has Become Complacent Again, and That’s Got to Stop. Even though the relentless march of technology has dramatically improved the stability and reliability of networks and hardware, business and enterprise websites and systems face continued threats from cascading failure in hyperscale public clouds to malware and ransomware. We have updated and revised our Best Practice recommendations for keeping your data safe in the age of the cloud and — more importantly — providing a clear path to recovery when the worst happens.
We’ve been fielding a lot of questions about website page speed. It's important. But automated page speed reports and analyzers only tell half the story. Here is what you need to know about website page speed, why it's important, when it's not important, and the practical things that you can do to strike the right balance.
Understanding how to budget for larger IT projects is critical. But it is the specter of unexpected costs and budgetary over-runs that can intimidate even the most seasoned executive. In this article, we will lay out the logic for major project budgeting and provide some rules of thumb to smooth out the process.