Entries by Stefan Schulz

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2017 Data Breaches Draws Attention to Small Businesses

When word dropped that Equifax, one of the three largest credit agencies in the U.S., suffered a breach from a “website flaw that could have been easily fixed”, people started to take notice. With more than 143 million people having lost their personal details, there’s no wonder why Equifax is facing questions from legislators and the public. […]

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Why Secure Your Website With HTTPS

The green padlock and little Secure message you see in the URL bar on some websites (including ours) looks pretty snazzy, doesn’t it? Per ColorPsychology.org, the impact that colors have on our brains is used to manipulate our decision making. The color green is no exception. It is a color that carries a lot of weight. […]

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HTTPS and SSL are Not the Same Thing

FAQ: Are HTTPS and SSL the same thing? No. Many people will use the acronyms interchangeably. And while HTTPS and SSL can and should be used in the same sentence, they are not synonymous. Just like peanut butter and jelly, HTTPS and SSL, create a nice one-two punch, but outside of their relationship, they are strong […]

Cloud Computing in Simple Terms

It’s not a bird! It’s not a plane! It’s cloud computing, and (spoiler alert!) it’s not in the sky. Despite its collateral relationship to the Internet itself, the cloud remains something of a mystical and mysterious creature for many employees and business owners alike. Cloud computing is about as much a part of our daily […]

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Different Types of SSL Certificates Explained

Tall, Grande, or Venti? Just like Starbucks coffee, SSL Certificates come in different shapes and sizes. However, unlike your favorite cup of Joe, a slip up in your order can set you back more than a few fluid ounces. Knowing what type of SSL Certificate you need ahead of time will make securing your website […]

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HTTPS What Does it Mean

You’ve probably seen it only a million times browsing the web: HTTP and HTTPS. But do you know what it means? HTTP stands for HyperText Transport Protocol For the layman, HTTP is a language for information to be passed back and forth between web servers and clients. When you visit a website, and look at […]

Why is Responsive Web Design Important

According to TechCrunch and HubSpot, there are 2.6 billion smartphone users globally and by 2020, there will be 6.1 billion. This has created a worldwide need for flexible websites that literally “respond” to the end user’s device. The old way of developing websites with static HTML are over. And so are the days of creating […]

Should You Offer a Free Trial

When it comes to sales, the rule of thumb is close now, not later. But depending on your product, your sales process may require close hand holding of the potential customer. This often occurs when your product is new, or if you have a lot of competition in your respective market. For those types of […]