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Top Five tips to ensure defense from cyber threats

Network Security is very important for any business because it helps them protect against cyber threats. You should have a comprehensive network security system for your organization, with different layers of protection to ensure safety from various categories of cyber-attacks. Just installing firewalls or IPS devices in your network will not help you in preventing all possible attacks caused by hackers and malicious software like viruses, adware, spyware etc. Some of top five & extremely important tips to ensure defense from cyber-attacks include:

1. Backup and Encryption of Business Critical Data

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You should take regular backup of all business critical data to avoid any impact caused by cyber attacks. You should configure an automatic backup schedule that suits your business needs, by signing up with any of the cloud services providers who offer excellent security and backup with powerful resources and data redundancy. Another important requirement to ensure safety from cyber attacks is encryption of all your business’ critical data. There are multiple ways to encrypt data ranging from simple play cipher algorithms to powerful 256-bit AES encryption algorithms. Encryption is an important network security aspect for small businesses which will guarantee the safety of data stored in your cloud network and also data you are transmitting over the Internet. You should hire the best security consultant who can offer the best encryption solutions suitable for your company.

2. Using strong Authentication Systems

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Authentication of users with strong passwords is very important to reduce the risk of unauthorized hackers from getting access to the network and stealing confidential business data. You should login to sensitive accounts only through trusted authentication systems. There are different authentication protocols like RADIUS, TACACS+, and DIAMETER etc. which can be used to protect your network from unauthorized access. Attackers can use malware for stealing passwords to such accounts or to record keystrokes that can lead to the breach of confidential data and identify thefts. You should also choose strong passwords to protect all your business critical accounts. You should never disclose the passwords to anyone and should not write it down anywhere. All sensitive accounts should necessitate users to answer few security questions before getting access to it which is an old security technique but is still very effective.

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Top 10 Best Tips to Increase Your Twitter Followers

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Today, Twitter has become one of the most effective tools for businesses and marketers. It can help you reach out to new customers, boost engagement, generate leads, build brand awareness and drive conversions for your company. However, you wouldn’t stand to experience all these benefits, if you don’t have followers.Remember, having a long list of followers on Twitter is going to do nothing more than creating a loud noise in an ever louder marketplace. It’s about effectively communicating your brand message and driving more customers through your doors. But getting a long list of followers on Twitter is easier said than done. So, how will you increase your Twitter followers? Simply skim through this article to find top 10 best tips to increase your Twitter followers. Read More

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Acer’s feature smartphone Liquid Z630s is a true Power House

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At IFA 2015, when Acer announced the range of 8 Liquid series smartphones, it was their 5.5-inch smartphone Liquid Z630S – that lured the attention of mobile users all over the globe. Built and advertised as the perfect selfie phone, Acer Liquid Z630s sports 3GB LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB internal memory packed and is powered by 1.3 GHz 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor.

As said, ‘the perfect selfie smartphone‘ of Acer, Liquid Z630s has 8MP front camera, which shows a lot of decentness in quality. Entertained by several selfie shooting techniques, like vocal controls – and even ‘smile’ – Liquid’s front camera will leave you speechless. The front camera, once again, features an 84 degrees’ wide-angle lens for brighter selfies and, supports video recording up to 1080p.  After all this greatness, Acer Liquid Z630s falls to only 8MP rear camera, which is somewhat unimpressive for even low priced smartphones.

The device comes with a moderately modified version of Android Lollipop 5.1, which is being branded as Acer Liquid UI. It has an IPS display of 720×1280 pixels – which if calculated will have a normal ppi-density for a 5.5’ device.  This display has Acer’s Zero Air Gap design with which you can immerse yourself in vivid true colors and sharp details. Zero Air Gap reduces frustrating reflections by removing the air during the panel attachment process. It heightens contrast, creates bright and crisp images, and increases readability in sunlight.

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Acer Z630S is quite slim and its thickness doesn’t even measure to 1cm. And that’s impressive knowing that device as large as 5.5 inches on top. This beauty is charmed well by the power of processor & memories mentioned earlier. But wait, who can miss the whopping 4000mAh battery with 630 hours of standby time. Play games, browse Internet, watch videos, play music and what-not; this battery is capable of taking you all the day & night at one full charge.

Talking about video & music, Acer Liquid Z630s has speakers powered by DTS Studio. That is, you finally got a stereo sound box in your pocket that also sports spacious wide effect for better music & cinema experience.

On the networking side, Liquid Z630s supports Dual  LTE (4G+4G) SIM cards. 4G connectivity on both the slots ensure flawless browsing & video calling without altering sim card positions. Wi-Fi, GPS & Bluetooth etc., type regular features are also included to the device.

Acer Liquid Z630s is available for sale on Flipkart, along with its sidekick Liquid Z530. Acer Liquid Z630s is priced at ₹10,999 while Acer Liquid Z530 is priced at mere ₹6,999.

 

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How much do you actually know about cloud technologies?

Like the constantly changing surface of planet Mercury, the world of technology is also an ever-changing one. The evolution of technology has been quite meteoric in the past few years and one has to be up to date to survive in this cut-throat competition. While 2015 saw the rise and fall of several technologies, one that has really captured the imagination of the tech world is cloud computing. So, what is the Cloud and where is it? In simple terms, cloud computing is a metaphor for the Internet. The cloud is like the proverbial rain cloud, absorbing and storing tons and tons of information and dispensing it as and when needed. Processes are being digitized and stored on the cloud allowing reduction of costs and enhancing security of sensitive information.

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There are basically five characteristics that define the cloud:

  • Anytime, anywhere access: Users can access the cloud without any human interaction. All you need is an internet connection and you can access the cloud computing resources.
  • Broad network access: The cloud supports a wide variety of networks and devices including mobiles, smartphones, tablet devices and others.
  • Allocation of resources: Resources are allocated according to user requirements such as memory and capacity. These resources are grouped in such a way that the system is able to serve a large number of users simultaneously.
  • Flexibility and elasticity: Resources are allocated or provided on demand or based on predefined triggers or parameters. This ensures that the application has the capacity it requires at any point in time.
  • Measured service-payment pay-per-use: Services such as disk space, power of processor, amount of RAM and so on are measurable and their usage is transparent for both the provider and the clients. This ensures that you only pay for what you use, an important parameter especially for large businesses.

These characteristics have made cloud computing such an integral part of the everyday business that processes without the cloud are now unimaginable for several organizations. Indeed, cloud computing has brought with it several advantages that have changed the way small and large businesses operate. Before the widespread use of the cloud, costs were on the rise especially related to resources such as energy and servers. Server utilization rate was low, maintenance especially when it came to backups and security was poor as was flexibility.

But the cloud has brought with it several advantages, such as:

  • It’s maintenance free: With the cloud there is no need for upgrades, patches or testing. The cloud is maintenance free and boosts operational efficiency.
  • Offers better security: Since everything is out there, there would be no loss of data or sensitive information due to theft of hardware.
  • Flexible costs: With the cloud there is no need to commit to an initial funding. Organizations need to only pay for the resources they will use, thereby greatly reducing overhead costs. So they can start small and increase spending as and when needed. Moreover, organizations need not spend on equipment and other infrastructure.
  • Better collaboration: Collaboration can be achieved between diverse groups of people who can meet virtually and share information in real-time. This reduces the time taken to market, improves product delivery and customer satisfaction.

Adopting Cloud

Adopting any new technology requires a shift from the old mindset and this applies to cloud computing as well. Organizations need to help employees embrace an external IT infrastructure and acquire new skills like CSM Certification etc. Most organizations that have not yet shifted to the cloud have concerns regarding its security features. There is also the problem of connectivity as the full potential of cloud computing can be realized only when there is high-speed access to all those involved.

These issues can be solved by taking small steps towards the adoption of cloud computing to provide online course like PMP Training. Assessing the economic situation of an organization as also its processes and the benefits and risks of adopting cloud, will help smoothen the process of adoption.

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Try these Mobile Apps for an Incredible Shopping Experience!

Acquisition of merchandise through phone applications? Isn’t that a naïve bargain for Indian crowds as there is absolutely no visual analysis of the product and also duplication of such goods could prevent us from trusting the applications? This skeptical fragrance was scattered through large masses in the country due to the bizarre entry of app-based shopping models. But, in today’s highly compact commercialized era of work, throughout the nation, people cannot afford to travel distances just for petty stuffs which can be ordered online. Such services by mobile applications pleasure us and we just can’t resist. So what are the unique sculptures of display that are hidden inside the apps, transforming us into a hungry shopaholic? For learning the extremes of these applications, below are a few mentioned apps that can give you an incredible shopping experience.

Amazon India

screen322x572Rumors were absolutely correct on Amazon India standing as the pioneer to all solutions and also vanishing the bewildered minds of people about online shopping being a savior to time, money and unadulterated attributes of products. You might be wondering why is Amazon’s app is so special? Well, with it, you would experience numerous categories of literally anything you require. The aroma of mammoth projection of goods has just commenced. You, as customers would browse through the app, finalize a product and order it, expecting the delivery within 3-4 days or so. But hold on to your breaths, because the commencement of one-day delivery erupted only from Amazon India. Just order a good now and grab away the same by tomorrow. 

Download Amazon India AppS*

*Available for Android, iOS & Windows Phone

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HostingRaja – One of the Best Web Hostings in India

Looking for the best hosting company in India? But, yet, don’t want to spend too much money on the hosting packages?

Then, you are going to love this post, because today I am introducing HostingRaja which is, itself, one of the best web hosting providers in India. They have just surpassed all the limits of providing quality features and that’s why they are considered on of the best in this country, where people were struggling to get a good host in reasonable price.

But from now and on, all their problems can be solved as HostingRaja is really worth going for. Having a number of latest features, great for all hosting needs, and that too at a price everyone can afford.

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Reliability & Affordability

These are the main things, which you check in a web host, to check whether it’s worth going for it or not. And with HostingRaja, You will get almost 99.9% Uptime making it a very reliable host with good server response time, which means you websites will load fast and all this at a very price, which everyone can easily afford.

Support System

It doesn’t matter, How much knowledge you have of setting up a hosting and running a blog or website, some technical issues are bound to come, for which you will require a good support staff to help you out. And HostingRaja has built a very good support system, which will help solve all your technical glitches, which you face, which hosting your site on their servers.

Number of Plans Available

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HostingRaja really cares about their customers, they want people to buy only, what they need and that’s why they have built a number of plans for different needs of their customers. So, it doesn’t matter, whether you are a newbie, intermediate or even a pro, you will surely get the best Plan for yourself on HostingRaja.

You can check further about plans by clicking Here.

Final Words

So, if you are from India and are looking for a web host, then HostingRaja should be your choice. And if you still have any doubt. Don’t feel shy to ask via comments.

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Interactive Content Checklist to Make You a Marketing Superstar

If you want to establish yourself as an interactive content marketing superstar, then you should hit on many points so that you can thrive in this competitive world. If you commit even a single mistake, your effective campaign will turn into the flop. But, you don’t need to worry as you too can be successful with your marketing campaign and even become an interactive content marketing superstar with this checklist. You can get an idea of planning, creating and distributing the content over the World Wide Web by following The Ultimate Guide to Interactive Content for Small Businesses.

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✓ Outline Your Goals

First of all, you want to set the goals that you want to accomplish through your marketing campaign. You need to decide on whether you want to garner the information of the prospects, attract them towards your site or engage and educate then by providing valuable information.

✓ Define Your Target Audience

You need to define the target audience and take them into intense consideration while creating interactive content. It is important to design the content which could be appealing to their pain points, addressing their needs and offering them a required solution. In fact, you should keep your buyer in mind all through the process.  

✓ Complement Your Current Marketing Strategy

The interactive content should complement your marketing strategies, which otherwise would sink. Of course, it is mandatory to choose the topic which is relevant to other contents that you have already designed. You must not create with the intention of marketing but should also focus on educating your readers.

✓ Evaluate Relevance And Allure Of The Content

While creating content, you should evaluate the relevance and its attractive features so that you will be able to come up with valuable content pertinent to your business niche.

✓ Create Keyword Rich Title

The title will be helping your audience to decide whether or not to read your content. Hence, it should be created catchy and short. It works better even if you use at least one keyword in the title so that your readers will get an idea about your content.

✓ Make Unique Content

You are sure to achieve a greater result and share your ideas and knowledge with your audience, especially if you are able to create unique content. You should analyze a lot about the topic, find fresh content and the interesting way to frame it. Choosing the right kind of interactive format for your content is very vital. Even a great content will become unsuccessful if it is not in the right format.

✓ Motivate Your Audience

If your content is interactive to your audience, they will readily share it to their friends and followers. However, you need to make it easier for them by adding major sharing buttons for social media sites.

✓ Incorporate Graphics To Your Content

There is a saying that a picture is worth than thousand words. Hence, you can include high-quality pictures or consider incorporating graphics to your content to drive attention, increase engagement and alleviate formal text. You can use these graphics and images all through the content.

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Hacked and Recovered

Due to some security irregularities and my carefree nature, gauravtiwari.org was hacked and spammed with negative SEO keywords. The hacking happened due to security loosening at Cloudflare and, continued to disturb the site for more than two weeks.
Luckily, I had noticed it quite early and already started working on the fix.

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The ultimate guide to set up a WordPress blog and promote it!

So, finally you want to be a part of the online business game right? Yes! Of course, that is why you are here! Well, before you plunge into creating a site, you need to have comprehensive knowledge of the internet world and how it works?

The internet has given many entrepreneurs opportunities to promote their products or services and reach out to a wider market. But having a website is not enough. You should know how to promote it too since there is a huge competition online and people find it difficult to gain visibility because of the existence of established websites.

In hunt of creating a blog – the real fact is that not everybody is good at programming and developing. So should you outsource your requirement to a web development company? In my opinion, a web development company may provide you an enticingly appropriate website but they charge a heavy amount to get the job done. If you really have a big budget set aside for this purpose, go ahead and get started today with a proper web development company!

But if you are not capable of spending much on web development stuffs, you’re probably looking for a way to create a website on your own. Today, I am here to help you set up a blog and promote it.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Buy a domain name

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You need to buy a domain name in order to set up a blog. A domain name is nothing but an address of your website, which your visitors would be using to access your website. Make sure the domain name you choose is unique and appropriate for your website. You cannot build a website without registering a domain name. There are many websites available that provide domain name registration services at affordable rates. Some of the popular sites are godaddy.com, hostgator.com, and bigrock.com.

Step 2: Get a webhost

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You need to buy web hosting services in order to make your website accessible to anyone. You can either buy domain name and web hosting as a complete package from a single website or you can consider two different websites for the services.

Note: Don’t go for free web hosting services if you are serious about your online business. Read why?

Step 3: Install WordPress CMS

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When you buy web hosting services, you will be given your private c-panel (Control Panel of your hosting) login credentials to get access to your hosting features. Login to your c-panel and install WordPress. If your host is of premier class, e.g., GoDaddy, WPEngine, Hostgator etc., you will be guided on each step while installing WordPress. Once WordPress is installed, you are all set to create your website. Login to your WordPress website using your domain name like “www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin”, fill in your username and password you have set during the installation process.

You should see a dashboard with various options. You are now able to create pages, posts, images and gallery.

WordPress is a great open-source content management system that allows you to create a website or blog without having any technical knowledge. It’s as easy as 1, 2, and 3. All you need to do is follow steps as directed by WordPress.  

Done with installation? Let’s promote it!

Don’t expect people to find your website. There are hundreds and thousands of websites available on the internet, which offers quite useful and relevant information. You need to tell people you’re online now. This is where promotional part begins.

There are many things a blogger needs to do to establish a successful blog. You not only need to create relevant, helpful and well-written content for your target audience but also promote it correctly to improve your content leads.

Make your blog faster and highly responsive

No one will be able to read your content if your blog takes ages to load. Make sure that your blog loads fast and properly on all type of devices.

Respond quickly to trends

Always stay up-to-date! This is the best way to gain visibility on the internet. As an instance, build a responsive website design to attract users from different devices. Also, provide the latest content, which your visitors may not find anywhere else.

Make sure your blog is searchable

In order to get millions of organic visitors to your website, you need to optimize it for search engines. Find relevant keywords and promote them as much as possible. Use Google Webmasters tools, Yoast SEO and other tools to make your blog SEO friendly.

Build interactivity

Every website provides content. What difference are you making to stand out? Use infographics & other interactive content to grab the attention of your visitors and make them your fans. Allow your readers to comment and share your content to the world and to their friends.

Build relationships

There are probably millions of established websites available with the similar niche. In order to get exposure, you need to build strong relationships with these websites. Even Google prefers blogs that are recommended by established sites. You can write a guest blog for them or simply share their content on your website and ask them to do the same for you. Link building is an art, and you must learn it.

Make use of social media

Share your content on all social media networking sites to gain visibility and inform people about your blog. Learn how to get more engagement on Social Networks.

Make use of email marketing.

Email marketing sometimes works better than just sharing your content on social media. Send regular emails to your subscribers about your new blog posts.

Be on track

Make to-do list and stick to it. Also, make sure you are providing relevant content regularly to keep your visitors interested in your blog.

This article was written primarily by Elvin Roy, a professional developer from WordPress Customization Company Wordsuccor. Wordsuccor provides development services like WordPress customization Services, Custom WordPress Development Services and many more. Twitter : @wordsuccor