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Posts with the tag Operations...

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Poor Business Syndrome – A primer

There is a real illness affecting organizations around the world and it doesn’t show any signs of disappearing. Poor Business Syndrome (PBS) is a pervasive phenomenon that prevents an organization from making good business decisions in favor of saving money. Organizations suffering from PBS show early symptoms such as short-sighted leadership, a tendency to turn…

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips

We are often asked about the ‘secret sauce’ to making web pages rank higher in the Search Engines. The truth is, everybody is working off the same set of facts for pure Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Microsoft’s bCentral service, Submit-It, has a great section of their site that tells every web owner how to Optimize…

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Increase your Blog’s Popularity

Since the creation of our blog, CentreSource’s page rank (click here for explanation) has shot up from 0 to a 6 in a span of just 3 months. Since we know that our corporate website is not the source of all our popularity, we are positive the blog accounts for this dramatic change. Besides constantly…

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The Sync4j Project

While Open Source solutions have their appeal, the ultimate test of their worth is determined by their ability to get the required job done. In the case of corporate communication, we’ve felt that there is no good solution for the Open Source community. We’ve tried to use solutions like Communigate, but they are poor substitutes…

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Mr. Interview… meet Mr. Internet

Here at CentreSource, things have been exciting as we look for new team members to add to our small but growing firm. Like many firms before us (and many after), we have spent a great deal of time searching, qualifying, and interviewing potential candidates. It’s critical we evaluate candidates on more than their technical skills…

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The future of web applications?

I’ve recently encountered two sites that are really amazing to me in that they are much more functional than a normal website, yet they are so simple that even the most basic user can use them. The first is http://www.printsmadeeasy.com/ and I first used it when I wanted to create business cards for CentreSource. Its…

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Register .edu Domains – Not as easy as you think

Our firm has many clients in the education sector, many of which that want us to design their websites. Interestingly enough, we haven’t had to get a domain name for a single one of them – they always have them by the time they hire us. Today, we found a client with a really hard…

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Hits vs. Visits – The mystery revealed

The question often arises: When viewing a web log, what is the difference between Hits & Visits. This is a great question for those who are truly interested in the traffic going to their site. However, website operators must realize that this is an imprecise science and that many factors (including the actual software you…

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How to increase your website traffic…

Given the sheer volume of websites, it’s understandable why gaining visitors to your website is so difficult. According to Google’s 2004 statistics, you’re competing with 8 billion other web pages that want visitors as much as you do. If this makes you feel helpless (and that your website is worthless), take hope! There are two…

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Underlying computing shifts…

A friend of ours, Jackson Miller, sent this highly interesting article our way. It touches on the points of Push, Pull, and Push/Pull when it comes to computing shifts. Here is a small excerpt: No. 1, the Law of Pull. That which is CHEAPER pulleth more mightily than that which is easier to use. Ease…