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The world of pre-built themes has traditionally focused on an "all-in" model. That is to say, you get a theme; it does what it does; you use it as is, be happy.

What's that you say? You want it to do something else? Tweak it a little here and there? Whether that's going to be a solid experience or a slide into CMS layout hair-pulling-out anarchy is up in the air.

Is this the beginning of the tiered internet?

Is this the beginning of the tiered internet?

United States' FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has led a vote to repeal the Open Internet Order, effectively killing net neutrality rules. While not officially complete, US advocacy groups are already well underway for the battle to defend the neutral internet once it's put down.

Innovation in Contact-Tracing, Privacy, & Security in the COVID-19 era

Innovation in Contact-Tracing with COVID-19

UPDATED: 2020 Oct 29

In the fight to combat the spread of COVID-19, governments throughout the world have been considering the use of digital contact-tracing apps. Contact-tracing apps seek to interrupt the onward transmission of the coronavirus by identifying and notifying recent contacts of an infected person in an anonymous fashion. Privacy issues have been central to the considerations of how such technology should be implemented to achieve this important public health objective with the least impact on the privacy of individuals.

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Pivot, Reposition, Shift, Remodel: Reshaping Businesses Quickly

It has been put-on-your-gloves scrap time for so many businesses in so many sectors.  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced an urgent soul-searching re-examination of how to connect with customers, how to deliver our products and services to customers, and also who our customers are now, and what, exactly we are even offering to them.

The Recovery Will Be Digital

The Recovery Will Be Digital

It's already started. The research was easy to see. Businesses with established and matured digital platforms, workflows, and cultures underpinning their businesses are in a place where they can continue operating, profiting, and generally keeping the lights on. Those that have not cultured their digital platforms and teams are in a place many can relate these days: disrupted or non-existent sales and sales-fulfillment processes that are separated from main marketing initiatives.

Remote Work Has Always Been a Thing

Remote Work Has Always Been a Thing

It's already started. The research was easy to see. Businesses with established and matured digital platforms, workflows, and cultures underpinning their businesses are in a place where they can continue operating, profiting, and generally keeping the lights on. Those that have not cultured their digital platforms and teams are in a place many can relate these days: disrupted or non-existent sales and sales-fulfillment processes that are separated from main marketing initiatives

The DDoS Lay of the Land: Hack Attacks, Zombies, Warehouses, and Moats.

The DDoS Lay of the Land

Imagine you have a warehouse. It has one front door for staff and customers and one loading bay in the back. You have a security company that rotates two security personnel to walk around the perimeter of the warehouse every hour and go inside the building to monitor the security system, cameras, and alarms.

Feel Local. Be Global.

Feel Local. Be Global.

In recent months it's come to our attention some of the various digital businesses we've come into contact with, worked with or had some level of dicussion or exposure to their business. And of these businesses one thing has stuck out; businesses that shy away from engaging a global customer base eventually shrink or wither away.

.eu TLD Changes Coming with Brexit

.eu TLD Changes Coming with Brexit

EURid, the governing body of the .eu regulatory framework - similar to ICANN for .com and CIRA for .ca - recently issued a policy update outlining the changes for UK citizens once Brexit comes into effect. 

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