• Western Digital to snap up Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

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    Western Digital to snap up Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

    Posted on: March 17, 2011 Category: Business, Hardware, News, Servers Comments: 0

    Western Digital said on Monday that it was buying Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for the equivalent of $4.3 billion. The move includes a combination of $3.5 billion in cash as well as shares worth about $750 million. The deal will see the WD name remain but see Hitachi GST’s CEO Steve Milligan join WD as

  • Google changes effect 12% of all search results

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    Google changes effect 12% of all search results

    Posted on: February 28, 2011 Category: Business, Internet, News, Website Tips Comments: 0

    Google made one of the biggest changes ever to its search results this week, which immediately had a noticeable effect on many Web properties that rely on the world’s biggest search engine to drive traffic to their sites. The major tweak aims to move better quality content to the top of Google’s search rankings. The

  • Google Targets Content Farms With Major Search Algorithm Tweaks

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    Google Targets Content Farms With Major Search Algorithm Tweaks

    Posted on: February 25, 2011 Category: Business, Internet, News, Website Tips Comments: 0

    Google made a substantial revision to its search algorithm today, the company says. And while no one in particular is being called out, it’s clear that the big losers are content farms and related spammy-content producers who have been having an absolute field day on Google over the last couple of years. 11.8% of search

  • WordPress shopping carts

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    WordPress shopping carts

    Posted on: February 22, 2011 Category: Business, Freebies, Internet, News, Website Tips Comments: 1

    As you know WordPress has gone from a simple blogging script to a fully functional website builder. More and more people and businesses are using wordpress for all of their website needs. Today I wanted to find the best shopping cart options for WordPress. These are plugins that turn your wordpress website into a fully

  • Donating old computers

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    Donating old computers

    Posted on: December 21, 2010 Category: Business, Freebies, News, Our Company, Servers Comments: 0

    As technology changes and trust us we know how fast it does. What to do with old hardware or to keep using it is a common question for web hosting companies. At one point we did calculate risk vs reward of running older hardware, this was about 9 years ago (2005). It was one day

  • The best Buy Now button

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    The best Buy Now button

    Posted on: December 7, 2010 Category: Business, Internet, Website Tips Comments: 0

    After tests over the last month, the winner for the best buy now button was Amazon’s. We are not sure if it’s because people recognize it or the button itself is just smart but in some cases changing to this button can increase your sales over 50%. Also it’s good to: Mention the price. Have

  • Who would use the Google Chrome OS?

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    Who would use the Google Chrome OS?

    Posted on: December 3, 2010 Category: Business, Hardware, Internet Comments: 0

    If you use the Internet, chances are you know about Google (if not, get out from under your rock!). From their search engine giant status to their release of their Android operating system for Smart Phones, Google has invested much into today’s technology. Add in their online Office suite, affectionately known as “Google Docs”, their

  • Green Data Center Management: The Hot New College Degree?

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    Green Data Center Management: The Hot New College Degree?

    Posted on: May 5, 2010 Category: Business, Hardware, Internet Comments: 2

    For more information on DWHS’s green tech click here: Green Web Hosting Degrees in environmental studies, environmental science, and environmental engineering are commonplace in most universities throughout the United States, but Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Omaha, Nebraska is taking degree specificity to new levels with its 2-year associate’s degree in green data center management.