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Has Your Business Gone Mobile?

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May 28, 2014

Just having a computer system at your company used to be the ultimate strategy for processing orders, managing employees and controlling costs. With the Internet ruling online business, you set up a website to sell goods to virtually any customer in the world. However, you must venture further into the online world with mobile phone use. With devices held in almost every consumer’s hand, you need to harness this market to effectively market and direct customers to your brand.

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As you walk around any public space, take note of all the devices floating around. From smartphones to tablets, people want to be connected at all times. Whether they are simply texting, using social media or price checking a product, you want your business to be mobile as well. The more exposure your brand has translates into higher profits. People want a comfortable brand to trust and automatically rely on, from clothing to cellphone accessories.

Responsive Web Design’s Priority

Responsive web design, or RWD, is an integral part of today’s mobile business. If a smartphone only accesses a company’s website, the font and entire page is too complicated to decipher. What RWD does is form a mobile site that has the basics. Business locations, hours and product pricing are just a few items that can accessed. The page displayed on the mobile device is simple and easy to navigate. Users will automatically shut off your company’s page if it looks too complicated. RWD encourages users to stay on the mobile site to find the information they need and spend money accordingly.

PC Versus Mobile Use

PCs or laptops are still viable devices that consumers use each day for extensive research. For example, a consumer looks up reviews of local Mexican food restaurants. From there, they research healthy foods their chosen restaurant offers. In-depth research is not typically performed on tablets or smartphones. When a consumer leaves home for a day of shopping and visiting friends, that’s the time period when they use their mobile device consistently. They update statuses and find a local ice cream shop as they visit a park or movie theater, for instance. Because people enjoy using their handheld devices to improve their daily experiences, it is critical to have a mobile website.

Digital Marketing For The Mobile World

When you use RWD for a mobile site, you aren’t giving up your traditional website. In fact, the mobile side is usually an add-on, giving your company virtually two websites for search engine optimization, or SEO. With more keywords across both online platforms, your search engine results may increase in views. For even more exposure, you may want to look into developing an app, or application. With a permanent icon on consumers’ devices, your information, sales and products are immediately accessed any time of day.

Ormond Beach Computer Repair

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January 6, 2014

ormond beach computer repairThere are many reasons that your computer freezes . It can be very difficult and frustrating to try to fix it. An ormond beach computer freezes for several reasons but the most common is because of the Windows registry. In many cases it is full of too much data that is not needed, or the important data has become jumbled with the unwanted data. This data inevitably ends up in the registry over time, but there are several things you may be doing that are making you say “My ormond computer is slow.”

. Too many tasks – Flooding your computer with too many tasks can cause computer freezes. To prevent this you should reduce the number of programs that you’re running at one time.

. Overheating – If your ormond beach computer feels hot it could be overheating and causing the problem. Try cleaning out the fan area, or if the problem persists you should take the computer in for repairs.

. Websites – Sometimes certain website will cause problems. You can either not use the website or try to pull it up in a different internet browser.

. Viruses and Spyware – Sometimes viruses and spyware are the culprits. Spyware is hard to detect through normal antivirus protection. You will want to make sure your antivirus and spyware programs are properly installed and updated.

. Internet Connection – Sometimes it is not your computer at all that is causing the problem. Your internet service provider may be working on the connection which may cause your internet to freeze up or act slow.

It is likely that the ormond beach computer freezes or works slowly due to one of these situations. There are several different ways a computer can be frozen. Sometimes a specific piece of hardware is frozen, like the mouse or keyboard, and sometimes just a certain application will be frozen. Once your computer has frozen there are a few things you can do.


Step 1: First check the hard drive light, it will have a can shaped symbol next to it. If this symbol is blinking you need to wait until it has finished. If it’s been working for more than a minute then you will have to move on to the next step.

Step 2: Press (ctrl + alt + delete) all at the same time. If your computer responds to this it will bring up the task manager window. From here you can click End Program on the program that’s not responding. Continue doing this until your computer is unfrozen or you have ended all of the running programs.

Step 3: If this doesn’t work you will have to restart your computer. Either press (ctrl + alt + delete) twice in a row or hold down the power button for 5-10 seconds. Allow your computer to sit for about a minute before you restart it.

It’s possible that your ormond beach computer freezes because the registry needs to be cleaned. Windows registry cleaner sorts through all of the information in the registry and gets rid of files that are not needed. There are many free Windows registry cleaner programs online that you can download to fix a Windows registry. You should run a Windows registry cleaner once every couple of weeks. This will help speed up your computer as well as prevent freezes.

Ever clicked on a mailto: link in an email in Outlook on Windows 8 and get taken to the native mail client?  Do you want to switch the default email client to outlook?

When you install Outlook on Windows 8, you would think that it would register itself for all of the default formats that it can handle, and one of the most obvious of those would be the default mail client.  That said, the Office installer does not do this and the end result is that if you click on a mailto: link in an email, Windows will switch out to the new modern UI and mail application, which is usually never configured if you are using Outlook on the desktop.  To get Outlook configured so that it can use itself, we simply have to register Outlook as the primary application for the mailto: protocol.  The following steps will take you through the process:

  1. Open the Default Programs control panel application (you can find it by using Search)
  2. Click the “Set your default programs” option.
  3. Select “Outlook (desktop)” from the programs list, then click on “Choose defaults for this program”.
     
  4. Scroll down to the Protocols list and turn on the MAILTO protocol.

According to Cisco‘s seventh annual Visual Networking Index, global IP traffic will rise at a dramatic compound annual growth rate of 23 percent between 2012 to 2017, representing a three-fold increase from the start to the end of the forecast period.

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This rate won’t continue, says Robert Pepper, Cisco global technology policy vice president. But it will be a dramatic spurt; he said the amount of global traffic in 2017 will amount to 1.4 zettabytes (ZBs), which is larger than the history of the Internet from 1984 to 2012 (1.2ZB).

Pepper said four drivers are behind this: more users; users connecting more devices; growing network and broadband speeds; and more media-rich content.

Number crunching

Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) highlights that in 2017 and 2018, half of the world’s population will be online, with Asia-Pacific (APAC) trailing the average with 46 percent. The growing adoption of Internet use is mirroring the adoption of the mobile phone.

Average Internet speeds are on the rise. Cisco predicts mobile connections will reach 8Mbps in 2017, with average Wi-Fi speeds from mobile devices forecast to reach 30Mbps.

By 2017, an even wider variety of devices will be connected to the Internet. They will include not only today’s smartphone, tablet, and PC, but extend to machine to machine (M2M) products, such as fitness wristbands.

The hot spots

According to Pepper, a key takeaway from this year’s VNI is the divide between peak hour and average network traffic. For example, in Australia, where he gave his presentation, peak traffic is 3.5 times greater than the average, and is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24 percent, compared to the 18 per cent CAGR of the average.

This is creating somewhat of a “prime time of the Internet” between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m., mirroring the habits of television viewership. This consumption model is being driven by video.

Another significant takeaway is the dramatic growth in M2M devices; Cisco forecasts this category to grow 11 percent CAGR, and expects that by 2017, M2M and handsets will make up 77 percent of the devices.

This three-fold incremental growth will see 8 billion devices connected M2M by 2017, with traffic on them to grow 20 times, not including products using RFID chips.

Cisco credits this proliferation in M2M is a result of the rise of IPv6-capable connections, in combination with IPv6-capable devices, and content providers’ capability to support it.

Many people expect their computers to get slower over time, chalking it up to an inevitable consequence of old computer age. But the truth is that there is no reason why your computer shouldn’t run as quickly and smoothly as the day you got it. All it requires is some simple and regular maintenance with built in Windows utilities or free-to-download programs.  

 

1) Defragment the disk

 Over time, a computer’s efficiency may be hampered by a fragmented disk, making it harder to quickly access the correct files and data. Using the inbuilt Windows utility called Disk Defragmenter is a great way to increase your computer’s speed and start-up time. Simply open your start menu and type Disk Defragmenter into the search box. Once it is open just select the disk you would like to defragment and click the “Defragment disk” button. The process may take only a few minutes to several hours, depending on how fragmented the disk is. With regular maintenance you should find the time decreasing. Disk Defragmenter can handily be set to run on a schedule.

 

2) Perform a disk cleanup

Disk Cleanup is another handy Windows utility that will help your system run faster by removing unnecessary files and clearing up a lot of space. It can be found in the same way as Disk Defragmenter. It will only remove files that you no longer need, such as temporary files or files in the recycling bin, so don’t worry about accidentally deleting anything important. Simply select the disk and run it. You may also want to download a free program called CCleaner. 

 

3) Run a good adware and malware scanner

 Keeping your computer free of adware and malware is absolutely essential to keeping it running smoothly, as well as for protecting yourself and your personal information. One of the very best and free programs of this sort is Spybot Search & Destroy. This program has been a trusted name in getting rid of malicious software for years. It is easy to use and constantly updated, ensuring that it is able to catch the latest threats. Simply install Spybot Search & Destroy and follow the straightforward instructions to run it. It should take no more than about half an hour to run, but don’t worry if it takes more. You are prompted to remove any threat that Spybot Search & Destroy finds, and if you have kept it properly updated than it should have no trouble getting the job done.

 Remembering to perform these three tasks weekly, or at the very least monthly, should help keep your computer in good shape and keep it running without much noticeable loss to its speed and efficiency over time.

 

 

Computer Repair in Ormond Beach

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March 30, 2012

If you’re looking for quality computer repair in Ormond Beach, you’ve come to the right people. Net Works is proud to offer a full-service computer repair center for businesses and individuals. Our trained technicians are able to diagnose issues quickly, and can perform virtually any task needed. Here are a hand full of services we provide on-site and remotely:

  • LCD Screen Repair
  • Computer OS Install
  • HDD Data Recovery
  • Virus Removal
  • Wiring Needs
  • and much more!…

The next time you have a computer problem, just call Net Works at 386-248-0000. Our friendly Ormond Beach technicians will be there to assist you.

Ormond Beach Mac Repair

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March 8, 2012

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Macintosh Computer Repair Services

At Net Works, Inc. we have the knowledge and skills needed to perform any type of repair on your Macintosh computer. Some of our Ormond Beach Mac repair services include:

  • Mac LCD Screen Replacement
  • Mac HDD Upgrade/Replacement/Recovery
  • Mac OS Install
  • Mac Memory Upgrades

Repairs on computers can be troublesome and will often come at the worse time. Net Work, Inc. is able to do onsite Ormond Beach Mac repair as well as drop-off Ormond Beach Mac repair. The next time you find yourself in a bind, just stop by or give us a call at 386-248-0000.

We are located on 144 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach, Florida and have been in business for over 12 years.

Computer Technicians in Ormond Beach

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November 16, 2011

Professional and reliable, our Ormond Beach computer technicians can repair most computer problems within one business day. We offer on-site and drop off repair services for businesses and individuals. Whatever the problem, big or small, we can help.

Here are some of the services we offer to customers in Ormond Beach and surrounding areas:

  • Ormond Beach Laptop LCD screen repair
  • Ormond Beach Laptop Motherboard replacement
  • Ormond Beach Laptop Data Backup
  • Ormond Beach Laptop LCD screen replacement
  • Ormond Beach Laptop Virus Removal
  • Ormond Beach Laptop Overheating / Cleaning
  • Ormond Beach Laptop OS install
  • Ormond Beach Laptop Networking
Outside of the basics, we can usually tackle the unsual problems as well. At Net Works, Inc. we pride ourselves on being able to manage most problems. Give us a call at 386-248-0000 and let’s see what our Ormond Beach computer technicians can do for you.

Ormond Web Design

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November 15, 2011

Ormond Web DesignAt Net Works, Inc. we take pride in offering some of the most eye-catching web designs available. Our team has been serving the Ormond Beach, Florida area for over 11 years and we continue to innovate on each website that is built. Our Ormond web design team will not only create a unique place for you on the web, but we also make sure that we implement the latest in web technologies. This ensures that your new website is not out dated upon completion.

Our web design services can be as minimal or as advanced as you require. In fact, our Ormond Beach, Florida web design team is constantly working on projects that require the following needs:

  • PHP Programming
  • HTML Programming
  • Advanced CSS Styling
  • mySQL Database Structure & Design
  • Graphic Design Services
  • Branding
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Google AdWords Campaign Setup

As you can see, our Ormond web design team can custom tailor a website to meet any needs, and we have the resources necessary to promote your website. After all, a website is not very useful unless people come to it and interact with you or your business. We also provide web hosting, which means we are your number one stop for all web needs.

Give us a call at 386-248-0000 and begin creating your online footprint now!

Ormond Beach Web Design and Programming

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November 2, 2011

Creating a website can be a daunting task, so why not let our Ormond Beach web designers and programmers deal with it? Our staff has been designing websites in the Ormond Beach, Florida area for over 10 years. You’ll also be glad to know that our Ormond Beach web designers strive for excellence and can design for nearly any type of application.

We use many common server-side languages, including PHP, ASP.net, Coldfusion, Perl, and Ruby. In addition, we can support legacy applications written in ASP classic or port them to a more modern platform. Our Ormond Beach web programmers can create client-side scripts using JavaScript as well. Our web programmers have experience working with many database technologies including MS-SQL, MySQL, Oracle, and PostgreSQL.

We are constantly learning the latest in web standards and technologies, and by staying with the trends we can design the newest and freshest looking site available.

Here are a hand full of perks:

Custom Branded Graphics
E-Commerce Website Design
Advanced WordPress Design
Database Design
AJAX Development
API Integration
Search Engine Optimization
Submittal To Major Search Engines
Quality Customer Support

If you’re in need of a website design that can be built to your needs, you’ve found the right spot. Our Ormond Beach web programmers are eager to help you with your needs.

Give us a call at 386-248-0000 or send us a website design request via our online form.

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