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  • Which is better: WooCommerce or Magento?
    With the growing popularity of e-commerce for business, many online shopping platforms have risen to meet the needs of growing companies. Two e-commerce platforms, in particular, have managed to stand apart as forces to be reckoned with in the world of online shopping. These e-commerce platforms are WooCommerce and Magento. If you are looking to […]
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  • Creating an Highly Available, Reliable and Safe Cloud Environment on Azure
    There have been concerns surrounding cloud computing and services for quite some time. All the while more organizations have been employing the use of the cloud environment and its technologies. One survey reported these statistical indicators: The primary cloud computing concern, lack of expertise and resources, fell to 25% down 7 percent from 2016. Only […]
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  • 5 Steps to Make Your Website Accessible and Avoid a WCAG Lawsuit
    More than 100 businesses—including Home Depot, Footlocker, Brooks Brothers and Sears—have been successfully sued in federal court and forced to pay expensive settlements because their websites were not accessible to people with disabilities.  According to Accessibility Works: “Website accessibility lawsuits and threatened claims have become big business…More law firms are filing lawsuits or sendin...
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  • Using Azure Application Insights to Understand What Your Users Are Doing
    The rate of innovation happening today on Microsoft Azure is incredible. Over the last year alone, they’ve added a lot of new features enabling a better understanding of what your business and customers do. One of the best of these features is Application Insights, giving you a window into how users interact with your business […]
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  • 7 Reasons Azure Backup is an Affordable Option for Cloud Backup
    For businesses and organizations across industries, data backups are vital. You have to make sure that even in the event something happens to your sometimes confidential data, you can quickly restore it to prevent significant hurdles to continuing your normal operations. If no backup solution is in place, even getting back to regular business ops […]
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  • Microsoft Cloud Resources for Non-Profits are Making a Difference
    Technology has enabled companies in every industry to simply do more with less. That has been great news for businesses everywhere with perhaps one exception, non-profit organizations. What is ironic but hardly funny about that is this, of all the companies and organizations that could most benefit from being able to do more with less, […]
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  • Google Services You Can Take Advantage of as a Nonprofit
    If you’re involved in running a non-profit in some fashion, you should know that Google Cloud and Google Cloud Platform has some resources that could give you serious aid. Here’s an outline of these resources including how they can help, as well as how and why you might want to use them. Google for Nonprofits […]
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  • Amazon AWS and Other Resources for NGO’s and Nonprofits
    NGOs and Nonprofits looking to get some additional aid for their organization can do so through Amazon Web Services. Here’s some information about Amazon Web Services for NGOs and Nonprofits including data about signing up, what the various services are, and how they can help you grow your Nonprofit and perform your mission. AWS Overview […]
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  • How Microsoft Cloud Resources Can Help Non-Profits Improve Their Operations
    In many ways, the operations of non-profit organizations like yours differ from its for-profit counterparts. Your goals (and value propositions) tend to be related less to helping stakeholders maximize income and more to helping your community and other social causes. Of course, that dedication also tends to come with its limitations. Managing a non-profit tends […]
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  • Google Rich Snippets and Why Your Site Needs Them
    Keeping up with Google’s changing algorithms often feels like a full-time job. It’s also one that is well worth the effort if you want your online store to get noticed above your competitors. By optimizing your website for search engines, you’re able to sell your products to a wider audience–and Google’s Rich Snippets is a […]
  • 5 Reasons The Federal Government Went Cloud and the Lessons Enterprise Can Learn From the Journey
    Over the past decade, the cloud has gone from being a risky proposition to a “sure thing,” regarding thinking in federal IT circles. Federal mandates, originating in the previous administration were driven hard by high-profile events like federal website launch failures and data breaches, making a move to cloud computing a top priority. Many smaller […]
  • Applied Innovations does Windows and a whole lot more.
    Most of our clients know us because of our close relationship with Microsoft and the fact that we’ve been a recognized leader for hosting Microsoft technologies in the Cloud for the past 18 years, but few people know that we do a whole lot more than just Windows. Over the past few years we’ve built […]
  • We’re turning 18 and giving away free Awesome Antispam!
    We’re turning 18, but instead of celebrating with cake, we’re giving away free Awesome Antispam! This month, we at Applied Innovations are celebrating our 18th year of helping businesses succeed online. During those years, the Internet (and now the cloud) has changed business substantially. In 1999, the Internet was transitioning from being used strictly by […]
  • How to Protect Your Company from the Rogue IT Ex-Employee
    It’s become fairly common to hear horror stories of the ex-employee who decided to “take the company down in flames” as they exited. Be it extortion, like what happened in Indiana in January,  or the ex-employee who maintains a backdoor account and proceeds to hack your data. It is important in this day and age […]
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  • Which Azure Region is the Best?
    When looking at hosting on Azure, the first question you’ll undoubtedly have is which region is the best? The fact of the matter is there are some 26 different regions you can host in Azure and not all regions are equal.  Here’s a quick 5 step approach to help you decide which Azure Region is […]
  • How Does nopCommerce Compare to Other CMS Solutions?
    eCommerce is one of the fastest growing industries this century alone. RJMetrics reports that: “eCommerce is the only trillion-dollar industry growing at a double-digit percentage each year.” Over 12% of the Internet is made up of eCommerce platforms, according to the same article. All of them couldn’t be using the same content management software, right? […]
  • 5 Aspects of Implementing a HIPAA Compliant Cloud You Need to Know
    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been in use for 20 years now. It enforces a standard that helps protect medical records and other personal health information. Basically, it ensures healthcare organizations implement specific security measures when it comes to electronic data. That’s why working with a HIPAA compliant cloud – that respects the law’s […]
  • Why Managed Cloud Services Are a Growth Hack for Small Businesses
    Cloud technology is no longer an unknown and futuristic term. Things have changed a lot and managed cloud services have become more accessible than ever. And it’s not just because they’re a cost-effective solution for small businesses. Moving everything to the cloud offers countless benefits. Additionally, some argue that by 2020 almost 80% of US small businesses will […]
  • The Best Content Management System Tools in 2016
    Content management systems have become more important than ever nowadays. They basically make a straightforward, clear distinction between code and content. For many business owners out there, that’s nothing short of a godsend. After all, not all of us have had the time to acquire various coding skills. Running a business is already time-consuming and challenging […]
  • Cloud Backup: Why It Works and Why You Should Use It
    Cloud backup is rapidly becoming the go-to method of backing up data. It is significantly more efficient than other options. Disaster recovery methods have improved over the past few years. But they are not yet at a level where you can say you no longer need a backup solution. We wanted to showcase exactly why […]
  • Cloud Hosting: What Goes Into It and How It Benefits You
    Cloud hosting solutions have grown to be considered a necessity for any eCommerce or web project. It’s no wonder why. Growing traffic is a goal most business owners have, but it doesn’t just take care of itself. It must be properly managed if you aim for the best business outcome.  In technical words, cloud hosting is IaaS […]
  • The 3 Top Challenges You Might Encounter with Azure Migration
    If you run an online business, you’ve probably heard of Azure – the Microsoft PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) since 2008. If not, you will most likely stumble upon it when you consider switching to a cloud hosting platform. Cloud hosting became very popular due to its lucrative qualities as compared to dedicated servers. However, moving your data to a cloud […]
  • The Pros and Cons of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
    Recent statistics show that an hour of downtime costs a small business around $8,000. If disaster strikes, you need to be prepared. It’s no wonder why cloud backup has become the next big thing. After all, business data can be lost quickly, and it can cost you everything. It seems that 51% of small businesses still use […]
  • How to Choose the Right Cloud Hosting Solution for an eCommerce Website
    Global eCommerce sales are expected to reach 1.5 trillion dollars by 2018. This means that the massive expansion of online stores is not likely to slow down. To stay relevant in this highly-competitive environment, your online store will need to overcome several challenges. As the competition heats up, your cloud hosting solution needs to keep […]
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