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How Tech Companies Benefit From Prezi: Dynamic Visual Presentations Encourage Conversation While Interactivity Moves Projects Forward

How Tech Companies Benefit From Prezi's Dynamic Presentations

Prezi takes an approach to presentations that moves sharply away from traditional slideshow formats. Applying brain science research, the presentations... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
12/2/2016
More Than Compute, Networking, and Storage — Microsoft Azure Changes How Teams Build and Deploy Modern Applications

The Cloud on Your Terms: Microsoft Azure Powers Flexible Tools for DevOps

A cloud platform with more than 600 features, Microsoft Azure can surely handle everything you need. With close attention to streamlined user experiences,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/30/2016
How RANDOM.ORG's Journey From Radio Static to True Randomness Generates Reliable Results for Games, Security, and Clinical Trials

RANDOM.ORG: Radios to Generating Truly Random & Reliable Numbers

In the early days of the web, Mads Haahr and his friends knew online gambling would take off — they were just a decade too early. Although their... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/29/2016
The Fascinating Story of ibiblio: From Their FTP Roots to Today’s Digital Repository of Public Information and Open-Source Software

Long History of ibiblio's Innovation With Sharing Information & Software

As one of the first websites in the world, the predecessor of ibiblio set the stage for the ultimate “collection of collections.” An online... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/29/2016
How Red Hat and OpenShift Automate Infrastructure Management — Helping You Develop, Deploy, and Scale Container-Based Apps Faster

Red Hat and OpenShift's Container Platforms Help Devs Work Faster

Instead of spending the day setting up your environment, the OpenShift suite of container platforms lets developers get straight to work. With their... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/23/2016
Founder David Ekholm Talks jAlbum: How His Software for Creating Online Photo Galleries Helps Designers, Developers, & Web Hosts

Founder David Ekholm Talks About His Photo Gallery Software jAlbum

After a skiing adventure in 2002, developer David Ekholm was frustrated by the limited options for sharing his trip photos with friends. He experimented with... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/16/2016
How Citrix Cloud Lowers Cost and Complexity for Service Providers — A Centralized Platform to Quickly Set Up & Manage Virtual Environments

Citrix Cloud Helps Admins Quickly Set Up and Manage Environments

Citrix Cloud offers a centralized console that facilitates management of all Citrix pre-integrated technologies. The platform is changing the traditional... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/15/2016
GlobalSign Helps Companies Establish User Trust With High-Volume Digital Certificates and Enterprise-Grade Management Tools

GlobalSign: Enterprise-Level Security Solutions Boost Consumer Trust

Offering enterprise-level security services, GlobalSign protects the Internet of Everything — servers, computers, users, applications, websites, mobile... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/14/2016
How Webopedia’s 10K Definition Database, Comprehensive Informational Resources, & Experienced Editorial Team Bring Tech Ed to the Masses

Webopedia Brings Tech Education to the Masses

Webopedia offers easily digestible, authoritative definitions of more than 10,000 words, phrases, and acronyms pertaining to IT fields. The site brings a... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/14/2016
“AVG Internet Security Business Edition” — How Avast Has Simplified Security and Maximized Performance for SMBs

AVG Internet Security Business Edition Protects Data & Performance

With the recent acquisition of AVG by Avast came an expanded analytical footprint — one that facilitates award-winning security measures for SMBs. The... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/9/2016
ActiveState<span class="registered">®</span>: How Precompiled and Supported Versions of Ruby, Node.js, Go, and Lua Give You a Competitive Advantage

ActiveState­: Language Distributions and Tools to Give You an Advantage

With their distributions of dynamic open-source languages, ActiveState lets developers quickly and efficiently create, deploy, and manage applications. Their... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/7/2016
6 New GitHub Features That Will Change How Developers Collaborate on Technologies, Manage Projects, and Protect Their Code

6 New GitHub Features That Will Change How You Work With Code

GitHub simplifies the way developers — from hobbyists to professionals — build software. An idea first discussed at a bar, GitHub fosters a fast,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/4/2016
Interoute Reaches an Ever-Extending Global Network — Helping You Manage Your Business in the Cloud with Speed and Security

How Interoute Cloud Hosting Helps Businesses Scale Securely

As companies grow and require a secure, international online presence, Interoute touts hosting solutions to meet the needs of modern business. Security,... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
11/3/2016
Making a Localization Difference on a Global Scale: Transifex Streamlines Translation to Grow Your Business's Reach and Revenue

Transifex Streamlines Localization to Grow Users' Reach & Revenue

To reach 90% of online audiences, companies need to localize their content in 14 languages. Transifex enables companies to make a difference on a global... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
11/2/2016
Powering the Engines of the Internet — Google Datacenters Use Machine Learning &amp; Cost-Effective Cooling to Maximize Energy Efficiency

How Google Datacenters Set the Standard for Energy Efficiency

Answering 1.2 trillion searched questions a year and powering billions of Gmail inboxes is expensive. Fueling the web’s #1 search engine is a... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
10/28/2016
How Fiverr’s Revolutionary Idea of Completing Tasks Has Changed the Way Businesses Get Work Done

Fiverr Has Changed the Way Businesses Get Work Done

Small businesses often need to scale up for projects. The work needs to get done, but a company can’t always justify the cost of onboarding full-time... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/26/2016
Parallels Desktop 12: In-Depth Look at How Dev Teams Can Save Testing Time and Money With the Latest Edition of the Virtualization Software

Parallels Desktop 12: Powerful Environments for Developers

In a unique position between Microsoft and Apple (and, to a lesser extent, Google and Linux), Parallels solves complex engineering and user-experience... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/24/2016
Vim Creator Champions Charityware: Bram Moolenaar Discusses Developing the Popular Text Editor, How He Uses It, and Version 8

Vim Creator Talks Coding Charityware & His Use of the Program Today

Celebrating 25 years of productivity and billions of lines of code written, Vim is an open-source text editor loved by millions of programmers around the... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/20/2016
How AWS Uses Their Global Cloud Infrastructure to Offer Cost-Effective Flexibility to Users — From eCommerce Startups to Enterprise

AWS Uses Global Cloud Infrastructure to Offer Cost-Effective Flexibility

Arguably the foremost on-demand computing platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began as an in-house innovation that retail leader Amazon took public in 2006.... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
10/19/2016
Content Watch &#038; Net Nanny Help You Control Your Internet Experience: How Their Dynamic Filtering Engine Eliminates Content You Don't Want

Net Nanny: Dynamic Filter Guards Against Unsavory Online Content

With a passion for protecting Internet users from inappropriate online content, Net Nanny adapts to the new trends and technologies of Internet browsing.... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/14/2016
How Sprinklr Community and Experience Cloud™­ are Enhancing Customer Service and Providing Actionable Feedback for Businesses

Get Satisfaction & Sprinklr Create Communities for Customer Service

Even though technology helps companies reach new customers around the world, the Internet removes the level of personal interaction that brands need to... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/14/2016
Co-Founder Ben Congleton Talks Olark — How the Easily Implemented Live Chat Software Helps Build Brands Around Service &#038; Sales

How Olark's Live Chat Boosts Your Business & Customer Satisfaction

Ben Congleton learned the importance of customer service while running a successful hosting company with his high school buddies. Excited about making an... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
10/6/2016
Together as a Whole: How a Non-Profit Organization and Unpaid Volunteers Made Joomla! Into the World's 2nd-Largest CMS

Joomla Volunteers Drive Leadership, Development, & Global User Network

Joomla, the open-source content management system second only to WordPress in terms of popularity, has paved way for other platforms with a passion for... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
10/5/2016
Magento's Momentum: How New Managed Cloud &#038; Analytics Offerings are Returning the eCommerce Platform to Their Viral Early Growth

Magento Returns to Viral Growth With Managed Cloud and Analytics

With more than $50 billion in transactions annually, Magento is the leading platform for getting things sold online. In addition to offering a free,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/28/2016
2021's Ultimate Guide to Billing Management Software for Web Hosts: WHMCS vs. Blesta vs. BILLmanager vs. Others

2021's Ultimate Guide to Billing Management Panels for Hosts

In all this talk of hosts and servers and all the tools available to help businesses run on the web, it can be easy to forget that your host is a business, too.... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
9/23/2016
WHMCS Balances Innovative Technology with Simple User Experiences to Streamline Billing, Support, and Automation

WHMCS Automates Billing and Support with Tech and Easy UX

As a web hoster himself who recognized the flaws in the existing options at the time for web hosting billing and support platforms, Matt Pugh embarked on a... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/22/2016
How the EFF Defends You — From Easy SSL Certificate Deployment to Lawsuits Against Those Who Try to Take Away Your Digital Rights

HTTPS, Activism, & Lawsuits: How the EFF Protects You

As our use of technology grows, the Electronic Frontier Foundation works to ensure people’s digital rights and freedoms are protected. The... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/15/2016
HostingCon Europe: How You Can Attend for Free and Take Advantage of Incredible Learning and Networking Opportunities

HostingCon Europe: Learn, Network, & Attend for Free

Growing by leaps and bounds, this year’s HostingCon Europe is expected to attract more than 1,000 web, hosting, and cloud industry leaders to... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/14/2016
From Fan to President: Logan Abbott Discusses How BizX is Bringing Iconic Brands SourceForge and Slashdot Back to Open-Source Roots

How SourceForge and Slashdot Are Returning to Their Open-Source Roots

Logan Abbott, along with the developers and engineers at BizX, were “super stoked” at the opportunity to acquire SourceForge and Slashdot, two... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/13/2016
How ServerPronto Delivers More Valuable Dedicated &#038; Cloud Hosting Through Datacenter Ownership &#038; Tech Experience

ServerPronto Cuts Out Middlemen to Deliver the Right Hosting Price

During the early days of hosting, ServerPronto zigged while everyone else zagged. While other hosts were locking customers into long, expensive contracts,... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/13/2016
CloudFlare Continues Building a Better Internet for 2016 — Bringing New Website Security &#038; Optimization Tools to Everyone

CloudFlare Builds a Better Internet With New Security & Optimization Tools

Let’s be honest — most site owners don’t have the IT expertise to adequately protect their websites from security threats. While they might... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/12/2016
The Internap Team Discusses How Their High-Performance, Scalable Hosting Options Can Reduce Latency and Process Data Faster

Internap's High-Performance Hosting Processes Data Faster

Internap provides Internet infrastructure that is scalable, fast, and smart. With their patented route optimization technology, they make sure you can... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
9/9/2016
Symantec’s Michael Klieman Talks "Encryption Everywhere" — How New Freemium Service Provides Security Without Sacrificing Speed

Security and Speed: Hallmarks Of Symantec's Encryption Everywhere

97% of websites have no basic security in place, leaving criminals with free reign on your personal information, which can lead to potential financial ruin.... read more »
Ryan Frankel
By: Ryan Frankel
9/8/2016
DreamPress: Affordable Managed WordPress Gives Speed, Security, and Awesome Features to Websites That Can't Afford to Go Down

DreamPress Brings Inexpensive Security & Speed to WordPress

DreamHost has long been in the business of providing powerful hosting plans and infrastructure tailored to customers’ needs, so it shouldn’t be... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/7/2016
An Operating System for Business: Zoho Apps Provide Powerful, Cost-Efficient Software to Communicate, Boost Sales, and Track Finances

Zoho Makes Life Easier with Cloud-Based Business Apps

The Google Docs before Google Docs existed, Zoho now boasts a platform of 35 apps built to power all facets of business operations. From email to accounting... read more »
Laura Bernheim
By: Laura Bernheim
9/2/2016
Media Temple’s Customer-Centric Focus Shines Through on Evolution of AWS-Powered, Enterprise-Grade WordPress Hosting

Media Temple Stays Client-Centric With Enterprise-Grade Hosting

We’re long-time fans of Media Temple at HostingAdvice, and with several MT customers on our team, we can vouch for their top-notch reliability and... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
9/1/2016
BoldGrid Imagines an Intuitive WordPress: Easing the Learning Curve for Beginners &#038; Adding Revenue Streams for Professional Developers

BoldGrid's Intuitive WordPress: Site Building Made Easy

Drawing on its extensive background in hosting and web development, the team at identified and solved the need to optimize web building and site design in... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
8/31/2016
How Cayan’s Innovative Commerce Tools Are Helping The Hosting Industry (And Small Businesses) Get Paid

How Cayan's eCommerce Tools Help Hosts Get Paid

Cayan began with a desire to help small businesses process credit card payments without being overcharged. Nearly two decades of growth later, the company is... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
8/25/2016
Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud™ Suite Provides Businesses With a One-Stop Solution for Every IT Need

Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud™ Is a 1-Stop IT Solution for Businesses

From SMB to enterprise, as businesses grow, executives have far more interesting things to do with their time rather than spend their days dealing with IT... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
8/23/2016
How Virtuozzo 7 Boosts Efficiency and Revenue for Hosts — Featuring a Comprehensive Container, Storage, and Hypervisor Approach

How Virtuozzo 7 Increases Server Density and Profitability for Hosts

We sat down with Virtuozzo last month at HostingCon and learned about their latest product release: Virtuozzo 7. The updated platform contains everything... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
8/19/2016
Sean Garrity