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Facebook Introduces Embedded Posts

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Breanne Bannon 0 4291 Article rating: No rating
In the name of all things social media, I thought I'd catch you all up on what's going on in Facebook's slice of the universe this week.  Turns out, Facebook has decided to introduce a social plugin that allow users to embed posts on their blogs and websites.  What are embedded posts?

We Worry So You Don't Have To

Datacenter Upgrade Boosts Capacity 150%

Kate Gingold 0 3277 Article rating: No rating
We work with PowerDNN to host our clients' DNN websites. We chose PowerDNN because they are the world leader in DNN infrastructure and hosting. Still, there's always room for improvement and we're happy to report that PowerDNN recently improved by doubling redundancy and increasing throughput capacity. Translated from geekspeak, that means they've reduced the chances that your website will go down when something freaky happens to one of the many moving parts. One less worry for us when we're taking care of your website.

It Takes A Fork To Stir A Community…

It is nice to see the community talking.

James Nagy 0 7606 Article rating: No rating

There has been some talk about DotNetNuke and Windows Azure for quite some time, so the topic isn’t really new. However to learn about DNN putting specific effort and custom code into getting DNN Evoq running on Azure was - thought provoking.

Windows Azure has never been important to Sprocket Websites. We know what it is, we know what it does, but it just doesn’t fit our business model or our customer’s business model. We host numerous websites through PowerDNN and...

Business in the Clouds

DNN Hosting Issues Not Just Technical

Don Gingold 0 3711 Article rating: No rating

Our friends and key hosting supplier PowerDNN wrote a cautionary blog post about DNN Evoq Cloud. There was a flurry of responses and a bit of drama attributed to it in DNN circles, and it prompted a followup post. There was further talk about that one. So lately in the DNN blogosphere it's not been business as usual, but it has been all about business. Here's what I mean.

Knowing More Makes Your Website Less Dangerous

The Sprocket Report

Kate Gingold 0 2744 Article rating: No rating

With the speed that technology changes, too often we just have to jump in and pick it up as we go along. Sometimes that means we miss a few of the details that might help us grasp the bigger picture. “I know enough to be dangerous” is no longer a joke when your website starts killing your business, so here’s the super simple CliffsNotes to help you make the right web-building decisions.

Constant Contact in a Nutshell

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Breanne Bannon 0 7543 Article rating: 3.7
I've seen a lot of Constant Contact news pop up around lately.  For a company that's been around over 15 years, many of you probably know all about Constant Contact and what they can do for you.  For those that don't however, let me take a sec to share just what it is that their operation does and how it might be able to benefit you. 

Reinvented DNN

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz

Kate Gingold 0 3384 Article rating: No rating
DotNetNuke is now DNN and www.dotnetnuke.com is now www.dnnsoftware.com. In addition to a whole bunch of new logo designs, there will be a few things to learn and experiment with. We'll keep you posted!

5 Small Business Apps You Shouldn't Live Without

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Breanne Bannon 0 3706 Article rating: No rating
Running a small business is no piece of cake. For all of you out there currently trying to run a successful business -you know this already.  Don't roll your eyes and walk off muttering about my poor choice for a first sentence just yet though. What you might not know is that there are several apps out there currently that have been tested, retested, and have provided a whole heck of a lot of benefits to their users. Why add unnecessary stress to your already "want-to-pull-my-hair-out" life? You certainly don't have to. I'm telling you, these apps are pretty great. What are they you ask?  Well, keep reading friends and I'll tell you.

Pinterest For Your Business - Best Applied Practices: Part 2

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Breanne Bannon 0 3777 Article rating: No rating
Alright, now that you're familiar with Pinterest from our first part of the post here -we can now dive a little deeper into making Pinterest work for your business.  One of the most interesting things I've found so far in personal Pinterest vs. business Pinterest is that it's actually important to be extremely similar in your two approaches.  People want personable profiles -no one likes to feel like they're being sold, poached, etc.  Solution? Put your pins to work.

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