Make sure you're up to date - Microsoft no longer supports Office 07
Microsoft has announced that as of October 10th 2017 they will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes or security updates for Microsoft Office 2007. Although it was released 10 years ago, it can be easy enough to forget to update your software and it serves as a good reminder to take a moment to look at the new options available. Here is 3 of them.
You Need to Move Your Site to HTTPS Now
More than 50% of all websites use HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) and it's one of the most crucial parts of your website's security. HTTPS, put simply, encrypts and protects information sent between a user and the site as well as validating the website's authenticity.
Why your business needs to move to The Cloud
As our world becomes increasingly digital and we are connecting to the Internet from multiple devices, our computing activities are moving to the cloud. Although the cloud is commonly associated with SAAS Solutions such as Xero, there is many other far more common examples.
Do you bank on your phone? You're cloud computing; Editing Google Docs? You're cloud computing; Uploading a photo to Facebook? You're cloud computing. As businesses now move from having physical data storage to online storage, it's a good time to look at the benefits of using the cloud with your business. But should you use it?
To Build or To Buy: What to think about when starting an Online Store
The rise of internet coupled with the era of convenience we live in means e-Commerce (more frequently known as Online Shopping) in 2017 has rapidly grown to a staggering $32.56b in Australia. If you're in the business of selling a product or service, an e-commerce site (commonly called an Online Store) is a great way to jump on this growth.
So the question then is, do you "build" or do you "buy"? Building a custom Online Store or using an off the shelf Store both have their benefits, but ultimately it depends on your needs and capability. Regardless of which option you choose, here's some things to consider.
How To Tell When Your Website Needs Updating
In an ever evolving digital world, your website forms the foundation of the online presence for your business. It's the first point of contact and sets the scene for how users perceive your business - don't miss the opportunity to make a good first impression. While the look and feel of your website must be a strong representation of what your business offers, even more important is making sure that technically it runs well. An out of date site may cause potential customers to very quickly leave whilst a polished site is likely to see an increase in your conversions. But how do you tell when it's time to update your existing site.