How to Keep Your eCommerce Site from Crashing

how to keep your eCommerce site from crashing

Preparing your eCommerce site for a busy holiday season is an absolutely critical process that has to begin well before most shoppers start looking for gifts. No change alone will fully protect your site from the issues that commonly arise during periods of heavy traffic. Engage in planning, testing and optimization before your site is ready to weather the storm of holiday shoppers that will soon arrive. We will discuss how to keep your eCommerce site from crashing.

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SSL Security Issues on Websites and Online Stores

SSL Security Issues

When communication between parties takes place over the internet, there is always risks. If a customer is sending payment instructions to your store using your online facility, the last thing you ever want to happen is for an attacker to be capable of intercepting, reading, manipulating or replaying the HTTP request to the online application. The consequences can be unimaginable when an attacker is able to read your session cookie, or to manipulate the payee, product or billing address, or to simply inject new html or Javascript into the markup sent in response to a user request to the store. We will discuss SSL security issues on websites and online stores.

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Your Smartphone Holds Personal Information

People Phones

You phone probably knows more about you and your personal (as well as professional) life than you think. It knows where you’ve been and who you were with, the birthday gift you bought your mother and even who you plan to vote for.

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Apple vs the FBI: Which One is Right?

Apple vs FBI 2In today’s world, the Internet is where we live the majority of our lives: We work, we shop, we chat with our loved ones. It also functions as our global town hall: a forum for debate, education and a springboard for taking action. It’s possible, when the Internet is open and secure, to live our personal and civic lives online in a way that feels safe. One of the elements most central to this feeling of safety, is in danger of being undermined: encryption.

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Preparing Your Online Store for the Holidays

_DSC7685The holiday season is almost always the most profitable time if year for many online businesses. Not only does the last quarter of year see increases in the number of orders, but the average size of the order tends to be much bigger as well. In fact, the majority of retailers make most of the yearly revenue in the last quarter alone.

With the day-to-day hustle running your eCommerce business, it’s easy to forget about the fast-approaching holidays. How many times has a holiday come and you realized your never prepared a promotion for it? We’re here to help! This article will discuss the importance of planning ahead and how early you should begin, as well as provide few helpful ways to prepare your online store for the holidays this year.

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Using Free Email Services: Warning

EmailSpamAre free email services worth the price? According to CMIT Solutions, free, web-based email services like Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail are increasing the gap of security. Spammers use fake return email addresses all the time, but if the return address belongs to an acquaintance of yours, chances are that person’s actual account (and address book) has been hacked into.

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Love Your Laptop: Tips To Keep It Healthy and Happy

file7891262448908Do you want a long-term relationship with your technology? Taking care of your personal technology is essential if you want them to live long, healthy lives. With your laptop, doing these few steps will not only keep it healthy and happy, but these steps will also save you money in the long run.

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Self-Employed? Tools for Support

Introduction

In the world of self-employment, getting stuff done in an easy and efficient way can sometimes be…well, difficult. Self-employed workers also know the value of the dollar and are willing to do anything they can to increase their marketing and sales in an effective yet affordable way, as well as saving time. With simple tools such as Skype, Google Voice, and others, you can save money while building your professional network and portfolio.

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America….the Free?: the SOPA scare

Introduction

“Imagine a world without free knowledge…without free information.” –Wikipedia

We would have to start paying for what we once used to get for free, which could cause many popular sites and search engines to stop their services. This would mean no more social media such as Facebook and Twitter, no more study or work break entertainment such as YouTube, no more catching up on your favorite TV shows you missed last night on Hulu, and Heaven forbid, no more searching for anything on Google or Wikipedia.

It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it?
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