We are so close to the holiday break that I can pretty much taste the eggnog. For most professionals, end-of-the-year tasks have
been in full swing for several weeks now. Many of us are powering through this holiday homestretch until the usual festivities mandate we celebrate
with friends and family and/or get some much needed R&R. In our EWorksWSI team we are all looking forward to some downtime for the holidays!
But, until then, businesses everywhere are BUSY:
- the year’s budget, revenue and profits are in review…
- tax documents are being prepped...
Domain Name Ownership Strategy
Your website domain name is important for your company! As a beginning it wasn't easy to register a good domain name for your business. What is it worth to your company now? Think of all investments
your company has made over the years; they are all dependent on your domain name:
Email: Your email addresses are associated with your domain name, if you lose your domain name, you may not be able to recover your
emails (this may depend on how you have the email set up initially). At a minimum you have to contact all your existing clients an...
You have the company registered, got the finances from the bank, now you’re pulling it all together: your business plan, your unique value proposition
and your branding. You have the company name, but what are you going to call your website? In a perfect world, you would just stick a “www” in front
of your business name, add a “dot-com” on the end, and your all set.
Only one problem…. Your dream name… you know, the one that conveniently sounds like your business? It’s already taken.
Now take a deep breath and give it some thought as your domain name is a basi...
For a large number of people, accessibility is a part of everyday life. Accessible designs, devices and services are depended upon by millions of disabled
people so they can interact with the world in much the same way a person without disabilities does.
For everybody else, accessibility is something we have passive experience with. We notice accessible ramps and seats, but don’t engage with or give them
any thought. For people without a disability who also don’t have a disabled friend or family member, it’s very easy to take accessibility for granted,
which is probably a...
At the end of the year 2015, ITC reported an estimated 3.2 billion internet users globally. The number was up from 400 million in the year 2000.
In particular the size of the mobile phone market has been multiplied by 10 between 2000 and 2015: there are more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions,
corresponding to a penetration rate of 97%, up from 738 million in 2000 worldwide.
The internationalization of the Internet was affirmed in the mid-80', when a system was created to allocate each country its own online space. Each country
would obtain a two-letter code with...
Who Owns My Website? Ownership and Terminology
Not every Digital Marketing firm is as legitimate as they would have you believe. So how can you separate the charlatans, scammers and incompetents from
the professionals? With a little basic homework, and armed with the right questions, you stand a pretty good chance of partnering with the right firm.
“I want to own my website” Sooner or later you need to address this request. Simple as it sounds, it really is complicated. A website is
built with many assembled parts and you may be surprised to learn who legally owns each part.
Cutting through the eCommerce jargon
Internet ecommerce is like everything else - a bit daunting if you don't know the terminology. So here's our guide to some of the terms you're likely
to come across when creating your eshop.
Ecommerce jargon - a short dictionnary
Acquirer / Acquiring bank: this bank provides you with a Merchant Account specially for e-commerce payments.
Not all banks are acquiring banks, so you may have a business account with one bank, and a Merchant Account with another. Some patyment gateways