Use SEO To Revolutionize Your Small Business

In the age of the Internet, it is essential that any entrepreneur have a solid online presence. There are several ways to do this, but one of the most popular right now is SEO, or search engine optimization. Continue reading “Use SEO To Revolutionize Your Small Business”

Top Tips for Preparing for an International Business Trip

Preparing and organizing yourself for a business trip requires adequate planning for the trip to be successful. In as much as business trips are not vacations, the preparation process is similar except for a few areas. Here is how you can ensure your business trip is a success.

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Why Leadership Training is Vital to Success

Most firms have training programmes in place. In today’s business environment, it is necessary to train staff in some way just to comply with legislation. For example, by providing health and safety training or, if you work in the food service sector, food safety training.

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Buying A Business Server And The Factors To Consider

There are many brands of server available for the modern business and as well as deciding whether you need a full application server or a more basic Network Attached Storage (NAS) server, you will also need to consider redundancy, the total amount of storage that is available, and even the physical size of the server, as well as whether you have the in-house expertise to deal with administrative and support tasks or if you will need to outsource this area of network administration.

Storage

One of the main functions of a business server is as a central location for storing files, although it can be used to store any data, which can even include software and applications, website and email files. Depending on the setup you buy, there will usually be room to expand your server so that it can store more data in the future, if needed, but this may not always be the case, and it may not be practical if you have to keep buying additional storage. Ensure that the server you buy offers ample storage, and allows room for growth in the future.

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Servers were once huge beasts that required massive server rooms. While storing a server or bank of servers in its own room, as well as their own cabinet, can still prove beneficial for security and for atmospheric control, the size of the modern server is certainly a lot smaller and more convenient. There are also different physical configurations and layouts available to choose from, so opt for one that will fit in the location that you have put aside for server storage.

Software

While NAS servers are used primarily for storing and offering access to data, application servers provide many other functions. This isn’t to say that you can’t install software on a NAS server, but it will usually require some effort and expertise to achieve the desired results. If you are looking to offer central access to applications and software, ensure that all elements of your network are compatible.

Expertise Required

The complexity and type of server, as well as the drivers and software that are installed on it, will demand the level of expertise that is required to install, run, and maintain the server. While everything is going smoothly, a server is easy to maintain, but this won’t always be the case, and if you do not have in-house expertise, then do remember that you will need to outsource these requirements.

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Persian Gulf (March 22, 2006) – Information Systems Technician 1st Class Chris Hedger inspects the internal components of a computer during Information Security (INFOSEC) training aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76 Reagan and embarked Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14) are currently on a deployment conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Christopher D. Blachly (RELEASED)

Redundancy

Redundancy is especially important if your server will have a mission-critical purpose. Having two power supplies, a redundant set of memory, and other redundant features means that if one power supply goes down, or if one storage block goes down, you can still continue to use the server and access the data while the primary server components are being repaired.

A Winding Path to Success

Success rarely comes easily. It is very rare to meet an entrepreneur who sets up their first business and becomes a success. The vast majority have tried multiple ways of making money before they are successful.

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Building Brand through Customer Experience

No matter how big or how small a company is, building brand is of vital importance if you expect to grow your market share. Although there are a multitude of ways in which marketing firms can help you build a name for yourself (brand) and advertise what you are all about, there is nothing better than shared customer experience to authenticate your brand.

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Understanding the global economy: market trends of 2015

The market trends of 2015 are largely driven by events that occurred last year. Those events will continue to shape the economic and market trends as they unfold this year. So what are some of the trends that we will see this year?

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