Author archive: Jess

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5 Cloud Predictions: Where’s it headed? What’s the future?
April 15, 2012
Interestingly enough, it seems I’ve had the same conversation 4 or 5 times in the last couple months.  More or less it all starts the same way:  “What do you think of the acquisition of X?” or “Are you worried about Y entering the cloud/hosting market?”.  I believe if we look far enough back at how the Internet, Web Hosting and IT in general has evolved we’ll see that it’s pretty easy to understand. As a business owner of a technology based company, I have the difficult job of Read more [...]
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How to resurrect a Beta Fish with Office Voodoo
February 28, 2012
I have a small beta tank on my desk (it used to have a couple of those Brookstone frogs in it, but they’ve long moved on) and recently my Beta decided it was time to visit ‘the other side’.  So I thought this would be a great opportunity to demonstrate my keen abilities of ‘Office Voodoo’. To perform this you’ll need the below items Mystical stone from a far off land – I got mine from homegoods for $12.95! Your Beta Fish in a state of restful peace – some may confuse Read more [...]
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10 Ways to Improve WordPress Performance on Windows
February 25, 2012
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Last year I attended the San Francisco WordCamp because I wanted to see what the Core WordPress team had to say about WordPress Hosting on Windows.   Sadly, it was my experience there that they’re still not very Windows friendly.  I personally believe it’s one of two reasons: There’s still this mentality that Microsoft is Evil and out to shut down all things open-source. I wonder if they’ll ever escape from their past.  But this is the classic Open-Source versus Commercial Read more [...]
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Book Review of EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
February 24, 2012
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and things have just been insanely busy at Applied Innovations, but I wanted to send out a compliments to Dave Ramsey for his book: EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches For anyone that’s in a management position, running your own business and struggling to figure out ‘why don’t they get it?’ I’d encourage you to read this book. It’s a fantastic read.  Throughout the book, Dave shares his own experiences Read more [...]
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The CAN-SPAM Act and did DotNetNuke Hosting Violate it? You be the judge
February 23, 2012
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SPAM is an interesting topic.  There are several different definitions of SPAM and depending on who you talk to, you’ll get any of a number of explanations of what SPAM is or is not. At Applied Innovations, our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) defines SPAM very clearly and that it’s not tolerated here at Applied Innovations: While differences of opinion may exist on what type of E-mail communication constitutes unsolicited bulk E-mail, or SPAM, Appliedi defines unsolicited commercial e-mail Read more [...]