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 Friday, 29th October 2010, 17:20:42

Pot-related domain names prove popular as California votes on legalisation

Pot-related domain names prove popular as California votes on legalisation

A domain name buyer has purchased over 1000 marijuana related web names to try and sell and make thousands of pounds in the future.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Friday, 29th October 2010, 17:19:08

Microsoft announced Q1 profits of £3.4 billion as business spending rises

Microsoft announced Q1 profits of £3.4 billion as business spending rises

Microsoft has announced profits of 3.4 billion for the first quarter of the year as business spending on software increased.

categories:  |  Partner News  |  


 Thursday, 28th October 2010, 15:00:00

UK internet now worth £100 billion to the economy

UK internet now worth £100 billion to the economy

A new report shows that the internet and ecommerce is now worth 100 billion pounds to the UK economy.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Thursday, 28th October 2010, 13:03:10

CRM offers 'out of the box tool' for businesses

CRM offers 'out of the box tool' for businesses

Customer relationship management programs give businesses the ability to find out more about customers according to consultant.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Wednesday, 27th October 2010, 14:00:00

Domain names set for radical change in 2012, according to commentator

Domain names set for radical change in 2012, according to commentator

The number of domain names available to purchase could rise in 2012 as ICANN changes its rules.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Wednesday, 27th October 2010, 12:29:40

Outgoing chief executive urges Microsoft to focus on cloud-based solutions

Outgoing chief executive urges Microsoft to focus on cloud-based solutions

Outgoing Microsoft chief executive Ray Ozzie has urged the company to focus on cloud computing .

categories:  |  Partner News  |  


 Tuesday, 26th October 2010, 17:00:00

Online businesses will continue to prosper despite cuts, IMRG predicts

Online businesses will continue to prosper despite cuts, IMRG predicts

George Osborne's spending review will not deter people from spending more online according to IMRG.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Tuesday, 26th October 2010, 15:00:00

IBM launches initiative to bolster security in the cloud

IBM launches initiative to bolster security in the cloud

After a survey revealed that 50 per cent of companies were concerned about cloud data loss IBM has launched new initiatives to bolster cloud security.

categories:  |  Partner News  |  


 Tuesday, 26th October 2010, 13:33:15

Domain names are 'big business' for firms looking for search engine success

Domain names are 'big business' for firms looking for search engine success

Having a succinct domain name that includes a keyword term could help guarantee a top 10 search engine position, according to an IT website..

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Monday, 25th October 2010, 17:00:00

UK internet users spent 7.3 hours on social sites in August, report says

UK internet users spent 7.3 hours on social sites in August, report says

Businesses could take advantage of the amount of time UK internet users spend on social networking sites by marketing their brand on there.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Monday, 25th October 2010, 16:00:00

Applying innovation for growth among Gartner's recommendations to CIOs

Applying innovation for growth among Gartner's recommendations to CIOs

Research firm Garnter has listed applying technological innovation for growth as one of its seven topics CIOs should address.

categories:  |  CDN / Networks / Streaming  |  


 Monday, 25th October 2010, 14:55:58

John Lewis has the best ecommerce website according to new survey

John Lewis has the best ecommerce website according to new survey

Department store chain John Lewis has the best ecommerce website according to consultancy firm Webcredible.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Friday, 22nd October 2010, 17:44:31

ITU announces internet user numbers have doubled in five years

ITU announces internet user numbers have doubled in five years

The number of people using the internet around the world has doubled over the last five years which could lead to businesses turning to ecommerce solutions.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Friday, 22nd October 2010, 17:42:32

Security spending among software providers increasing, report says

Security spending among software providers increasing, report says

Businesses and software providers are increasing the amount they spend on security as threat levels continue to rise.

categories:  |  Security  |  


 Friday, 22nd October 2010, 17:40:50

Sex.com sells for $13 million to become second most valuable domain name

Sex.com sells for $13 million to become second most valuable domain name

Domain name sex.com sells for 13 million dollars after previous owner is made bankrupt.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Thursday, 21st October 2010, 13:53:32

Ecommerce grows by further 24 per cent year-on-year as Brits spend £4.8 billion

Ecommerce grows by further 24 per cent year-on-year as Brits spend £4.8 billion

The IMRG Capgemini Sales Index for September showed a further increase in online shopping sales as Brits spent 4.8 billion pounds online.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Thursday, 21st October 2010, 13:51:37

Microsoft launches collaboration of programs in the cloud through Office 365

Microsoft launches collaboration of programs in the cloud through Office 365

Computer giant Microsoft has launched the beta version of Office 365 designed to give all sizes of business access to its latest applications through the cloud.

categories:  |  Partner News  |  


 Thursday, 21st October 2010, 13:50:34

Local authorities could switch to managed hosting as outsourcers gain from budget cuts

Local authorities could switch to managed hosting as outsourcers gain from budget cuts

Outsourcing companies are the big winners of yesterday's budget cuts as local authorities look to save money.

categories:  |  Managed Hosting  |  


 Wednesday, 20th October 2010, 15:52:42

Online shopping on mobiles becoming increasingly popular, survey reveals

Online shopping on mobiles becoming increasingly popular, survey reveals

A new report from Lightspeed Research has found that nearly one in every two mobile phone users has purchased something on their device.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Wednesday, 20th October 2010, 15:51:26

Poor website designs stopping shoppers from spending online, report says

Poor website designs stopping shoppers from spending online, report says

Fashion labels with poor website designs are missing out on potential ecommerce revenue a new report claims.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Wednesday, 20th October 2010, 15:50:24

IT spending set to increase by three per cent to £1.6 trillion next year

IT spending set to increase by three per cent to £1.6 trillion next year

Gartner predicts that IT spending across the world will reach £1.6 trillion next year as firms switch to cloud.

categories:  |  Managed Hosting  |  


 Tuesday, 19th October 2010, 17:00:10

Walmart and Gap to launch ecommerce sites in China

Walmart and Gap to launch ecommerce sites in China

US retailers Walmart and Gap have announced plans to introduce ecommerce websites to China as the country has a wave of new internet users.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Tuesday, 19th October 2010, 16:58:52

'Enormous money available' to companies who switch to cloud computing

'Enormous money available' to companies who switch to cloud computing

SMBs that switch to cloud computing can take advantage of cheaper delivery costs according to one expert.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Tuesday, 19th October 2010, 12:53:48

Domain name developer buys geodomains to provide local resources

Domain name developer buys geodomains to provide local resources

Domain name developer Doug Tanger has bought several domain names and will use them to provide resources for local towns.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Monday, 18th October 2010, 13:55:16

Cloud computing provides 'business agility' according to IT specialist

Cloud computing provides 'business agility' according to IT specialist

Cloud computing gives the computing departments the agility to make fast business decisions according to an IT expert.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Monday, 18th October 2010, 13:53:46

MasterCard Worldwide announces ecommerce transaction boost in Asia, Middle East and Africa

MasterCard Worldwide announces ecommerce transaction boost in Asia, Middle East and Africa

MasterCard Worldwide has announced an increase of 38 per cent in transactions on its ecommerce platform the MasterCard Gateway Service.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Monday, 18th October 2010, 13:52:36

Spam becoming 'more and more malicious' says security consultant

Spam becoming 'more and more malicious' says security consultant

More firms are turning to anti-virus software to combat the increasing threat of spam messages.

categories:  |  Security  |  


 Friday, 15th October 2010, 13:37:01

Fashion label Ralph Lauren launches UK ecommerce site

Fashion label Ralph Lauren launches UK ecommerce site

Ralph Lauren has launched a UK ecommerce website to try and take advantage of the increasing numbers of people shopping online in Britain.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Friday, 15th October 2010, 13:33:36

Cloud computing will create opportunities in IT jobs sector, survey reveals

Cloud computing will create opportunities in IT jobs sector, survey reveals

A new survey from an IT jobs site revealed that 60 per cent of people asked think cloud computing will create opportunities in the sector.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Friday, 15th October 2010, 13:30:33

PwC believes that more jobs will be created in outsourcing as companies turn to managed hosting

PwC believes that more jobs will be created in outsourcing as companies turn to managed hosting

A new jobs report by PricewaterhouseCoopers has revealed that as more companies look to cut back costs more will turn to outsourcing and managed hosting.

categories:  |  Managed Hosting  |  


 Thursday, 14th October 2010, 16:00:00

Walmart unveils new ecommerce plans to try and narrow online and in-store shopping

Walmart unveils new ecommerce plans to try and narrow online and in-store shopping

Retail giant Walmart has announced two new plans to try and make it easier for people to pay for their shopping online and collect it at a store.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Thursday, 14th October 2010, 15:00:00

Finance industry helps technology company revenues soar, according to expert

Finance industry helps technology company revenues soar, according to expert

The financial industry is contributing heavily to technology company profits by updating their aging computer systems according to an expert.

categories:  |  Managed Hosting  |  


 Thursday, 14th October 2010, 13:16:39

CRM outsourcing to be dominated by healthcare, government and utility companies, report says

CRM outsourcing to be dominated by healthcare, government and utility companies, report says

Healthcare government and utility companies will dominate the CRM program outsourcing market over the next year a report says.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Wednesday, 13th October 2010, 16:30:00

SMBs are warned that basing decisions on social networking feedback is 'dangerous'

SMBs are warned that basing decisions on social networking feedback is 'dangerous'

Doron Meyassed from Promise Communities has warned SMBs not to base their marketing on what people say on social networking websites.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Wednesday, 13th October 2010, 15:52:02

Jersey moves to update copyright laws in an attempt to boost ecommerce

Jersey moves to update copyright laws in an attempt to boost ecommerce

Outdated copyright laws are prompting Jersey officials to propose updates to try and boost ecommerce on the island .

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Wednesday, 13th October 2010, 14:25:28

Discountvouchers.co.uk buys .com domain name to continue growth

Discountvouchers.co.uk buys .com domain name to continue growth

Discount Vouchers has bought the dot com version of its domain name for 100000 pounds from entrepreneur Barry Garner.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Tuesday, 12th October 2010, 17:00:00

Nine out of ten IT specialists believe cloud will take over in the next five years, report says

Nine out of ten IT specialists believe cloud will take over in the next five years, report says

IBM's 2010 Tech Trends Survey revealed that 90 per cent of IT developers and specialists believe cloud computing will overtake on site management.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Tuesday, 12th October 2010, 16:00:00

SMBs using a content delivery network will 'greatly improve performance for global visitors'

SMBs using a content delivery network will 'greatly improve performance for global visitors'

Small and medium-sized businesses should use a content delivery network to quicken their website speeds for worldwide users according to expert.

categories:  |  CDN / Networks / Streaming  |  


 Tuesday, 12th October 2010, 14:56:27

Bespoke social media environments quick and cost effective, according to managing director

Bespoke social media environments quick and cost effective, according to managing director

Businesses will get quicker and more cost effective feedback about their brand through bespoke social media environments according to a managing director.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Monday, 11th October 2010, 17:23:27

Social networking more popular than email in communications, report says

Social networking more popular than email in communications, report says

Small and medium-sized businesses are more likely to use social networking sites to communicate than through their email according to a report.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Monday, 11th October 2010, 14:38:45

Percentage of companies outsourcing computer departments is increasing, new report says

Percentage of companies outsourcing computer departments is increasing, new report says

A new report from Computer Economics has shown that more companies are outsourcing their computer departments into the cloud.

categories:  |  Managed Hosting  |  


 Monday, 11th October 2010, 14:35:39

TRA announces registration period for .emarat domain name

TRA announces registration period for .emarat domain name

The United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Regulatory Authority will begin a registration period later this week for those looking to have an Arabic domain name .

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Friday, 8th October 2010, 17:20:55

Businesses can further market their brand through email campaigns, expert says

Businesses can further market their brand through email campaigns, expert says

Companies can improve their marketing further by introducing email campaigns to its target audience.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Friday, 8th October 2010, 17:18:45

US federal government could save up to £630 billion by using green IT, report says

US federal government could save up to £630 billion by using green IT, report says

By introducing managed hosting and greener data centres the US federal government could save money and become more energy efficient.

categories:  |  Managed Hosting  |  


 Friday, 8th October 2010, 17:17:35

SMBs could boost revenue streams through online shopping as internet traffic grows

SMBs could boost revenue streams through online shopping as internet traffic grows

A new report by TeleGeography has shown that internet traffic has grown by 62 per cent so far this year which could lead to more SMBs introducing ecommerce.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Thursday, 7th October 2010, 14:03:47

IMB unveils new storage system to help process transactions

IMB unveils new storage system to help process transactions

IBM has unveiled a new storage system to help transaction processing.

categories:  |  Partner News  |  


 Thursday, 7th October 2010, 14:02:27

Businesses 'need to invest time' in social networking to get the best results

Businesses 'need to invest time' in social networking to get the best results

Marketing and communication professionals from the hotel world have said that social networking sites are crucial to building a brand.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Thursday, 7th October 2010, 14:00:34

Cloud computing creates bright future for telecom market revenue

Cloud computing creates bright future for telecom market revenue

A new report by research analyst Ovum has painted a bright picture for telecom market revenues because of the increased use of cloud computing.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Wednesday, 6th October 2010, 13:40:13

The IDC names cloud services companies among its top application deployment firms

The IDC names cloud services companies among its top application deployment firms

Cloud services companies have been named in the IDC's top application development and deployment firms.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Wednesday, 6th October 2010, 13:38:39

People prefer ecommerce to mobile phone shopping as companies struggle with 'complex homepages'

People prefer ecommerce to mobile phone shopping as companies struggle with 'complex homepages'

Firms looking to increase their online shopping revenues must create a link between its ecommerce and mobile commerce sites according to an expert.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Wednesday, 6th October 2010, 13:36:48

SMBs are switching to managed hosting because of 'ease of use and ease of deployment'

SMBs are switching to managed hosting because of 'ease of use and ease of deployment'

Small and medium-sized businesses are outsourcing their computer networks to the cloud because of the ease of deployment according to an IT expert.

categories:  |  Managed Hosting  |  


 Tuesday, 5th October 2010, 13:23:21

Worries over cloud computing security will disappear as most SMBs 'will end up in the public cloud'

Worries over cloud computing security will disappear as most SMBs 'will end up in the public cloud'

The economic benefits of cloud computing will overshadow any worries that SMBs have about the security of the technology.

categories:  |  Managed Hosting  |  


 Tuesday, 5th October 2010, 13:21:56

Nearly one in two Italian firms looking to increase ecommerce through mobile phone strategies

Nearly one in two Italian firms looking to increase ecommerce through mobile phone strategies

Italian companies are looking to increase the number of people buying their products through ecommerce by looking at mobile phone strategies.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Tuesday, 5th October 2010, 13:18:37

Social media becoming more popular as a way of marketing a brand, figures show

Social media becoming more popular as a way of marketing a brand, figures show

Companies are continuing to expand their brand marketing through social media sites.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Monday, 4th October 2010, 13:35:14

Cloud computing could help local food companies expand their market, report says

Cloud computing could help local food companies expand their market, report says

Local food producers can have a more advanced logistical computer system because of cloud computing according to a report.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Monday, 4th October 2010, 13:33:49

Cloud computing a 'fundamental change' to the use of computers

Cloud computing a 'fundamental change' to the use of computers

The introduction of cloud computing is as fundamental a change as the arrival of computers and the internet according to a commentator.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Monday, 4th October 2010, 13:31:47

SMBs to receive further help in creating a greener computing department

SMBs to receive further help in creating a greener computing department

The Carbon Trust Standard Company has announced plans to launch a new online self assessment service for SMBs looking to become more energy efficient.

categories:  |  Managed Hosting  |  


 Friday, 1st October 2010, 17:18:45

Google announces seven ways online advertising will change marketing campaigns by 2015

Google announces seven ways online advertising will change marketing campaigns by 2015

Google has released its seven predictions of how online display advertising will change in the next five years and help businesses market their brands.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Friday, 1st October 2010, 17:17:23

Transferring infrastructure to cloud can keep workers connected, vice-president says

Transferring infrastructure to cloud can keep workers connected, vice-president says

Companies can benefit from outsourcing their computer infrastructure as it gives workers the ability to connect from anywhere with the internet .

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Friday, 1st October 2010, 17:15:54

Businesses could turn to outsourcing servers as data centre costs continue to rise

Businesses could turn to outsourcing servers as data centre costs continue to rise

Organisations with large IT departments could outsource their servers to hosting companies as the cost of on site data centres increase.

categories:  |  Managed Hosting  |  


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