Upgrade your communications platform

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Posted on 22nd December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

The rise in broadband internet availability has helped Business VoIP become more common in business offices across America. There is still some confusion on what Voice Over IP is? Simply put it allows people to use the internet to make phone calls instead of their usual telephone line. The technology will enable users to be able to use video conferencing and other rich media content when interfacing with their employees and customers. This is where the Vocalocity, a business voip provider, comes in to help you reduce your communication costs with little added cost to get the system up and running. With their business solutions you can reduce your total cost of ownership and get great business features like: Auto Attendant, Outlook integration, integrated fax support and unlimited national and global calling. They cater to small businesses to help them upgrade their communication platforms to compete in this global economy. Many of the calling features that you would expect to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for are now within the reach of many small businesses.
By using the latest technology in VOIP voice and communication services Synergy One can now offer business voice services at substantial savings over your current analogue and DSL lines. With Vocalocity services you can scale up your services as fast as you need them in order to meet demand without loss in productivity. The features normally associated with large call centers are now at an affordable cost for small to medium businesses looking to do business locally and abroad. And because it is uses broadband technology there is typically no need to lay wires or reconfigure your current infrastructure in order to get your upgraded system in place. Many of the worlds small to medium organizations are using VOIP business communications as a way to integrate their entire sales organization and offer superior customer service to their customers. In this fast paced business world you need to be able to have the tools and resources to compete and win. With Voip services serving as the backbone on how you communicate with your customers you are reducing an overhead cost that can now be applied to social marketing, enhancing your online presence, or adding new sales people to cover those regional geographies. The technology is scalable so that it allows you to start small and then grow as your revenues grow without breaking the bank.

Quality management software


Posted on 21st December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

For those companies that manufacture products that must be consumed quality control is a must. Whether you are making and marketing cereal or pharmaceuticals you need to have a strict adherence to FDA standards in order to get your product to market. Many companies have some type of quality management software that is able to detect variances in the production cycle and provide engineers and production line managers the information to correct the variance before the problem goes to market. These high tech systems can help your overall bottom line because they will reduce the time to market by identifying any potential issues and helping your organization to avoid a costly and timely recall that could happen with a poor quality product going to market.

UK broadband and a free laptop


Posted on 20th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Broadband

The use of  Mobile Internet is now taking over.

Mobile broadband for new customers..

In Europe the access and availability of high speed Broadband has been around much longer and here in the US we are catching up with the availability. Even some of the local power companies have started looking at existing infrastructure on how they can offer broadband access to their customers over power lines. Once this technology is improved you will have another competitor to cell phone companies who are leading the way the current 3G technology for mobile broadband applications . Even the makers of hardware are seeing the advancements and are starting to make and offer free laptop with broadband packages that is geared specifically for surfing the web. This is geared for those that are looking to surf the internet and stay connected to their friends via their social networks without the expense and burden of a bulkier laptop.

Small business hosting


Posted on 19th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

If you are a small to medium sized business looking for a dedicated server to help manage your websites then Superb.net may be a great option for you. With their fully redundant core networks and backbone connectivity they offer 100% uptime for their dedicated servers. With their flexible plans and upgrade features they can help provide the upgraded technology and support that you will need to grow your business.There are number of factors that you should consider before investing in a hosting company because they are not all the same.
Remember that price should not be the sole reason that you choose one company over another as we have found through a painful experience. Keeping in mind that companies that offer unlimited bandwidth may not be a good choice since they are usually cramming 100’s of sites on one server and then hoping that they all only use a small percentage of space. You need to find a hosting company that will allow you to change plans as your website grows. You also want to be able to understand the up time guarantee and how accessible is their support should you have any issues with the server or your websites. You can always find cheap web hosting but in most cases you will get what you pay for so it is essential for your blog or website to really do your homework before settling on a provider.
No matter what you do, where you go or what you buy, I don’t think there is anything better than knowing you have a good customer support operation in control. In so many areas of our day to day lives, things can go wrong and we will need some assistance from a customer support service. If you ever had the pleasure of dealing with some of these so called customer support places, I can only imagine the frustration and anger you have received from them not being able to help or assist you properly in a timely manner. At Superb.net they also offer managed hosting and colocation plans to give you the flexibility to start small and then as your traffic and needs they can provide the services that you need without having to change providers.

Blogging to Stay in Touch


Posted on 18th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Technology

Blog post compliments of Grace Perkins

Being the youngest grandchild of a pretty large family, it has always been a challenge for me to stay in touch with all of my cousins. All together, I have around 30 cousins on both sides of the family. It is virtually impossible to stay in touch with all of them, but I always do my best to at least touch base once in awhile. Thanks to Satellite Star Internet service, the process of keeping in touch is not nearly as difficult. For a while now, I have been keeping an open blog with houghes net that has been sent out to each of my cousins and aunts. Not only is it a way for them to see what I have going on in my life, it is also a way for all of them to see what my sisters and other immediate family members are doing.

The blog gives all of my cousins a chance to leave messages, send jokes and tell stories about things they have going on in their lives as well. Ever since I have started keeping my blog, many of my other family members have started using their houghes net to keep a blog as well. I love being able to get on to a website and within a few minutes know all of the specifics about a family members new job or baby.



Posted on 17th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Mojavi Project

Development related questions can be searched in the forum.

  1. What is Mojavi?
  2. What is MVC?
  3. What are the benefits of MVC?
  4. Why create an MVC framework for PHP?
  5. How is Mojavi licensed?
  6. Where can I get a copy of Mojavi?
  1. What is Mojavi?

    Mojavi is a framework developed in PHP and strongly based on the MVC (model-view-controller) application design paradigm.

  2. What is MVC?

    Model-View-Controller is a design pattern for application development. MVC organizes an application into three separate tiers: one for the model, which represents data and handles business logic, the second for presentation and user input, and the third as a controller, which handles incoming requests and controls application flow.

  3. What are the benefits of MVC?

    An application designed around MVC is easier to manage because the application is split into tiers, which allow for independent development. This promotes code reusability by building models, which are reusable throughout the application.

  4. Why create an MVC framework for PHP?

    Development of PHP scripts without a preconceived plan to manage them is asking for a headache. Before I started developing Mojavi, there weren’t any frameworks that were designed the way I thought a PHP MVC implementation should be designed.

  5. How is Mojavi licensed?

    Mojavi is licensed under the LGPL.

  6. Where can I get a copy of Mojavi?

    Stable and development releases are available on our downloads page.

Living in Calgary


Posted on 16th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

There is a new address in Calgary that offers a convenient location to downtown while offering great views of the surrounding scenery like Prince’s Island Park and China Town. The Calgary Condo development situated in the heart of Calgary called the Waterfront is Calgary’s newest community that is growing in popularity. With condos ranging from one bedroom to three bedroom units you can now live in comfort while enjoying the convenience and luxury of living within minutes of downtown. With amenities like a spa and fitness center and a sports lounge you can be involved in the community while enjoying a night out right in your own condo building. These new communities are springing up across the country and are geared for the working individual who are looking to live closer to their job and have the feel of a home.

Using exchange email Management to help your day to day operations


Posted on 15th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Technology

Every business today uses email as a way to communicate both externally and internally. One of the greatest impacts on productivity is that same email system. Many companies use some type of exchange email Management system in order to help control network volume, set limits on file size, and help slow down incoming spam. In most cases the users are not optimizing their email filters to help them receive the important messages and weed out those that are just taking up their time and keeping them off task. If most people would take a few minutes and organize their inbox and use the filters that accompany most of their email exchange systems they could save hours a week in follow up and trying to find those important emails that require action.

Office politics

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Posted on 14th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

There are probably thousands of Americans who get up every morning and go to work hating what they do. In many cases what make going to work is not the actually task, but the manager that you have to report too. There are those that micro-manage and believe that their way is the only way and instill no confidence in his team to get the job done. What if there was a way to tell your boss how you feel without penalty. At a new site that will be launching in April called Disgruntles.com you will have the option to voice your opinion about your boss or job anonymously, and uncensored. They are gearing the site up to be able to share your workplace nightmares and get advice from others across the country on how they deal with their boss.

This site has potential if they can control the possible huge of wave of negativity that will come from allowing people to vent about their job. As long names are left out this could have a chance for workers to vent and find solutions to their work place problems.

Saving money online at Snapfish


Posted on 14th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

This year since we will not be with my parents they just asked for something simple and something that contains pictures. Since they are only able to visit with the kids 1-2 times per year they are always asking for recent pictures. Thanks to digital photography we have been able to share photos almost instantly with them. We are going to be creating a 12 month calendar of the kids and sending that out to Grandma and Grandpa so that they have them available all throughout the year. We are also going to be looking through the shoe box and possibly looking at getting some photo scanning on the older photos to add to the calendar. Online sites like Snapfish.com is a great tool to upload your photos and create those memory books. You can find a snapfish coupon that can save you a few bucks on your order.

Keeping in the digital theme we are going to be sending out Photo Cards in custom photo mailers to our friends and family to keep them up to date on how we are doing in our new location. The great thing about photo cards from vendors where you can upload your favorite print and customize the card in minutes. So this year do something a little more personable and send out a photo holiday card to your friends and family. I have personally used Snapfish for same family calendars and holiday cards and they are easy to use. You can even create special photo albums and share them with your family members and then they can have photos printed if they wish. Send them a snapfish coupon code and help them save a few dollars either with free shipping or get a upgraded memory book for less. The holiday season is fast approaching and now would a be a great time to start uploading your photos and creating your own family calendar or postcard to send to friends and family.

Social media from internet marketing Toronto firms


Posted on 12th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

In the online space it can be very difficult to gain the attention of the customer because there are so many options. Many businesses have tried the route of targeted banners and pop-ups that have become annoying to most people online so now they must try and find new channels in which to engage their customers. The internet marketing Toronto Search engine People can help you understand social media and how to use it in your branding. This form of social media started several years ago and what started out a small group of people sharing their thoughts online has become a huge avenue for companies to reach out to and stay connected to their customers. More and more companies are trying to enter this online space and some have been very successful by tying into social networks like Facebook and Twitter. What is essential though is that the Brand essence is kept intact when branching out to these other forms of interaction.

Promo Gone Awry


Posted on 11th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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 Promo Gone Awry

Promotional items are the marketing industry’s most solid way to get the word out there about your product or service. When companies brand themselves on various trinkets, toys and items, they give their clients the gift of utility and remembrance. Good promotional items are used over and over again, and even shared. Bad promotional items get shelved or just plain thrown out. When you’re going to order promotional items, you have to put yourself in the shoes of the recipient. Will they appreciate this? Will they use this constantly? Will they ask for more so they can share with their staff and other people too? If you can’t answer an emphatic “yes” to all of these, then go back to the drawing board. Just like any traditional gift giving scenario, you have some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind so that your promotional item, promotes effectively. Another thing you have to consider is the cost. How much are you willing to spend on these things? Will you spend more on executive clients and less on others? Are you just going to buy cheap items in bulk or are you going to carefully select groups of items to suit your customers individually? If done incorrectly, your promotional venture can go all wrong. Here are some of the most important don’ts that you should keep in mind:

  1. If you’re going to give someone a promotional item, don’t skimp on the quality. If it breaks or becomes faulty, it will go directly in the trash along with your chances of marketing to them. If you’re going to give out promotional mugs, give the best promotional mugs that your budget can afford.
  2. Make sure and proof any text that goes with your promotional campaign. Simple spelling errors can completely torpedo your efforts and make you and your company look very unprofessional. Make sure all spelling is correct and that the fonts used are dynamic and legible.
  3. When a logo is involved, choose the size and placement of it, thoughtfully. Sometimes a logo that is too big just ends up looking garish and tacky. Some of the most impacting and effective logos are those that are small or medium-sized and placed discreetly on the promotional item.
  4. Sizing is not something that should be whitewashed. If you’re giving a t-shirt as a promo item, the recipient must be able to wear it. You don’t want them to have to grease up to fit into it and conversely, you don’t want a t-shirt fitting someone like a dress. You know your customers, and your gifts should reflect this.

With just a little thought and consideration, your promo will go swimmingly. Your items must communicate an attention to detail and care that your clients will respect. These are just a few of the most common promo mistakes, but don’t be averse to looking for more so you don’t perpetrate them. If you’re not sure what else you shouldn’t do, a Google search will give you many more items of caution to choose from.


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Search engine optimization Canada


Posted on 10th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Technology

The Search Engine People’s Organic Search Engine Optimization Canada firm can help customers with this process. They recently got the link to a comprehensive conversion guide to help you understand how to more effectively engage your customers. One simple thing that they point out is that by simply having a “Live Chat/Help” option on your webpage you can increase your conversions by up to 500% and reduce your sales cycle by up to 48%. That is pretty powerful when you consider the expense and time that you go through just to get the customer to your site.

Is roof restoration in your future


Posted on 9th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

I learned something today that I am sure will come in handy to many of those that live in the Southwest and parts of Arizona where tile roofs are common place. Many times when a tile roof needs to be repaired either due to age or weather issues the first thing that is thought of is total replacement. While doing some reading there is another type of roof restoration where they re-point the roof last while replicating the new roof line and tiles. This process can be accomplished rather than replacing the entire roof and with the variation in materials can help to provide sealing of the points and protecting them against the elements which may be the cause of the damage in the first place.

Improve your business communications


Posted on 8th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Many businesses in the UK are looking for ways to scale up their sales and marketing efforts while being able to hold costs down. While in the past few years we have seen some major layoffs companies are now starting to see stable profits and are looking to rehire for the up turn in the economy. Some companies may want to look at the cost of their current business telephone lines as a way to improve their connection with their customers and reduce their overall cost. At Synergy One they are one of the few providers who offer BT Business IP voice services.

There are numerous features that you gain by using the VOIP services from BT Business IP services that will allow your business to function like the big boys. So don’t put yourself at a disadvantage and upgrade your old phone system to the latest technology and improve your overall bottom line.

Close to downtown with calgary condos


Posted on 7th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

If you are currently looking for a place to live that offers stunning mountain views and close proximity to downtown Calgary then the new calgary condo building located right downtown may be just the spot. With Prince’s Island Park and China town right at your doorstep this new condo living  offers the best of both worlds. These new living communities are springing up all across the US and Canada and provide you the ability to live close to work but be able to enjoy the downtown environment. Imagine only being a few minutes from work and not having to fight traffic and then waking up on a Saturday morning and walking right down to your favorite cafe in order to read the paper or connect with some friends. This new way of living will certainly appeal to many people who are looking for a way to balance work and life.

Better rates on a vancouver mortgage


Posted on 6th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

If you are looking to buy a new home in the BC area then having a company that can help you find the best Vancouver mortgage rates will be crucial in determining the overall amount you can borrow. There are hundreds of sources out there and each one will vary on their rates, fees, and customer service. A few things that you will want to know is how long they have been in the business and what type of customer service do they provider during the entire process from loan origination to closing. This can make or break a deal especially if there are any questions that you may have.

developing a good search engine ranking

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Posted on 5th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

These days there are hundreds if not thousands of companies that claim to be an internet marketing firm with the ability to get your site in the search engines overnight. Just do a search on Google and you will see thousands of possibilities. If you are new to the internet marketing you need to keep it simple and don’t get caught up on all the technical jargon. You need to get people to your site, plain and simple. Since most people will find businesses on the internet via a search engine this should be a top priority. Having an expert talk you through search engine optimization will save you time and money. Having your site listed among the top 10 will definitely increase your traffic, but is it targeted enough. This is where your keywords that you target come into play. Be very specific in your design of keywords. For example, if you are trying to get a top search engine position on blogs you will have a hard time. If you were to use blogs on fashion in Italy, you narrow your search and will be able to get more targeted traffic.