'Websites' Category

Car and Truck Makers Need to Emphasize Their Vehicles Are Digitally Safe

Posted by Neal Leavitt on September 29th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Watch any NFL game on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and you’ll see a bevy of commercials espousing that a given car or truck model is sleek, rough, tough, cool, fuel efficient, family-friendly, sporty, ad nauseum. Adjectives like these are music to a car/truck marketer’s ears.
What you don’t see or hear very often is that hackers continue to pose a threat to all sorts of vehicle models – and even smart charging stations for electronic vehicles (EV) may be vulnerable to hacking. Granted, there haven’t been any major security breakdowns and security professionals say that auto manufacturers are making inroads in improving software security. In fact, Andrew Brown, chief technologist for Delphi Automotive said recently that “quite honestly, the vehicles, systems and components today are quite robust and resistant to cyber-security threats. But that doesn’t mean it’s 100%.”
Added Ed Adams, a security expert:
“There’s an awful lot of code throughout the entire supply chain, not just with the auto manufacturers, but with the infotainment systems and applications like Sirius and Harmon. The fact of life is that software is flawed.”
Cheryl Dancey Balough and Richard C. Balough, co-founders of Chicago-based Balough Law Offices, LLC, said today’s cars have dozens of electrical control... Read more

5 Website Performance Enhancers That Get You the Best Results

Posted by Anna Johansson on September 18th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Many companies today rely on their website primarily, if not solely, as a vessel for information exchange with customers and collaborative businesses, and you need to make the most of it!

Here comes the iPhone 6, are you thinking Mobile First?

Posted by Gordon Plutsky on September 9th, 2014 at 11:25 am

More than 67 percent of U.S. mobile users own a smartphone – roughly 167 million Americans are walking around with a device that can easily access the web from anywhere. Those numbers will increase in the coming weeks after Apple releases the iPhone 6 today.  Analysts project that Apple will sell between 60-70 million new phones worldwide before the end of 2014.   Many consumers, especially younger ones, use their mobile device as their primary means to access the web.   The vast majority are online all day doing a variety of everyday tasks – social media, online retail, banking, consuming news and entertainment to name a few.  They are also researching products and services more often than not on a tablet or smartphone.  With today’s release of the larger and faster iPhone 6 a new upgrade cycle will be begin and more consumers will be visiting your site from a mobile device.  The big question – are you ready?  If not, then it is time to change your web mindset to Mobile First.
Mobile first is a design and user experience (UX) mindset that leads the UX process.  For those unfamiliar with user experience, it is about mapping the needs of your... Read more

Up Up and Away: Commercial Drone Market Ready for Take Off

Posted by Neal Leavitt on August 30th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Drone proponents prefer using the term Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or UAS for Unmanned Aerial System (latter term includes the entirety of the flying vehicle and the ground-base communications connection connecting the two). Whatever your preferred verbiage is, drones are poised to become a huge global business and the aerial devices are going to have a significant impact across a wide variety of industries.
Historically, the military has been the biggest user/purchaser of drones; The Wall Street Journal estimated that the U.S. military spent about $3 billion on drone programs in 2012. And many aerospace companies continue to develop highly sophisticated machines that are lightweight and easy to assemble/launch.
Columbus, MS-based Stark Aerospace, for instance, recently rolled out ArrowLite™, a small UAS system that supports the U.S. Army Hunter MQ-5B UAS. It weighs less than 7 lbs. and can be assembled and hand-launched in less than 90 seconds.
Looking beyond the military, commercial drones will soon take on much larger roles for businesses and even for individual consumers. BI Intelligence, a research service from Business Insider, estimates that 12% of an estimated $98 billion in cumulative global spending on aerial drones over the next decade will be for commercial purposes. ... Read more

Need to Host Your Social Media Site? Here's What You Should Know

Posted by Anna Johansson on August 5th, 2014 at 10:32 am

From alternative “goth” social media website VampireFreaks, to Ravelry, a social networking site for knitting enthusiasts, the world of niche social media is huge – and getting bigger.