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Automatic Likes on Facebook

Faebook 'Like' buttonFacebook allows you to "like" a page, post, picture, or almost anything else. When you like a page, a notice gets posted to your wall. This applies to both Facebook and external pages. Facebook also gives external page authors a widget to add to their page that makes liking the page easy. When you click on that widget, Facebook records that fact, puts a notice on your wall and increments the 'like' counter for that page.

Secure in Public?

Your tired and tired of working in your office, so you head down to the nicest Starbucks in your area to get a coffee. The shop has got a few other people in it like you - waking up from a low point in the afternoon. You notice that several of the people have laptops, but there is a nice table near an outlet so you can plug in if you need it.

Security in the Cloud

As more information and applications are moving to the cloud, it is necessary to secure all of these against unintended or malicious access. How you choose to protect that information depends on the value of the information to your business. This post looks at a couple of means for protecting your business property that resides in the cloud - standard web access security, username/password authentication, two-factor access, and encoding.

PCI Scanning

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance is made up of two parts. The first part is a scan of the merchant's computer and network systems. The second part is self assessment questionnaire covering twelve items. This post discusses the scanning of the merchant's computer and network.

Options for Computing in the Cloud

There are many options for moving all or part of your computing operations to the cloud. The particular options chosen by each business is dependent of the particular needs of your business, the people working for the company, the current computing environment, and your competition. As with any major decision, the extent to migrate to cloud computing needs to be based on solid business reasons.  This post will discuss two of the more basic options - web site and backups and archives.

Options for Computing in the Cloud

There are many options for moving all or part of your computing operations to the cloud. The particular options chosen by each business is dependent of the particular needs of your business, the people working for the company, the current computing environment, and your competition. As with any major decision, the extent to migrate to cloud computing needs to be based on solid business reasons. This post will discuss two of the more basic options - web site and backups and archives.

PCI Compliance

The rules for handling credit cards are beginning to be enforced by the credit card issuers (e.g., MasterCard). This post describes the compliance process for small businesses.

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing? Sunny or StormyMany businesses are hearing the term "Cloud Computing" and the associated rush to be "in the Cloud". They wonder if this is another effort to separate them from their money or if it really will save them money. There are studies and skeptics all around. This blog will address and discuss Cloud Computing needs of small businesses – when should I move to the cloud?

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