How to digitally prepare for disaster
Hurricane Sandy demonstrated how even companies that depend on their websites for revenue can go down during natural disasters. Major websites that went down included The Huffington Post, Gawker, Jezebel, and Gizmodo. If large websites managed by skilled IT staff can’t stay up during natural disasters, are small businesses doomed? I say no.
How we build great websites
Building great websites does not happen overnight or after a single meeting…that doesn’t mean we don’t try to make it seem that way. Successful projects happen because we align purpose, audience, content, and narrative with the resources available. These items should be discovered early and refined through the entire project.
5 Things That Can Kill Your Web Site
Most web content articles focus on what you should be doing, but almost as important is what you should not be doing. Some ingrained habits are as detrimental to your website as not posting content. Here are some of the worst offenders: 1. PDFs: First and foremost, stop locking data up in a PDF. I [...]
Overview of WiFi Antennas
One of the first methods users employ for more performance is to upgrade antennas. Here is an overview of some of the different types of antennas: The most common is an omni-directional antenna, which comes with just about every WiFi router or Access Point on the market. The default SoHo Omni-directional antennas transmits a signal [...]
Wireless-N is rapidly overtaking G as the the standard for new implementations. 802.11N offers higher speed, better security and longer range. Tips for a successful wireless-N implementation: Buy the right equipment. An inexpensive AP from Staples may be fine for home or small office, but for anything over 5 users it is worth purchasing a [...]
Affinity Lab brown bag lunch
This post is the companion piece to the brown bag lunch presentation I did at Affinity Lab today.
Connected Intelligence Study: Tablet Users Prefer Wi-Fi
According to this report out of The NPD’s Connected Intelligence group, 65% of tablet users are using Wi-Fi only. This means that 90% of tablet users are using Wi-Fi some of the time. These are consumers but this applies to enterprises because the reason consumers are using Wi-Fi is the lower costs associated with Wi-Fi [...]