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The Best Software for Growing Businesses

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If you’re on the team at a small business, or you’re starting a company on your own with an entrepreneurial spirit behind you, it’s absolutely fundamental that you harness the most up-to-date technology to be able to challenge your competitors, who benefit from having been established in the market for some time. The advantage that your company will have is the ability to adapt and build a business model around new and emerging technologies that are difficult for incumbents to utilise. Here are some examples of software that can help set your business apart, aiding its growth and prosperity.

Flywheel – Local WordPress Development Made Easy

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Developing WordPress websites has become easier over the years but installing the software to develop locally on your own computer can be cumbersome. Deciding whether to use free software like Ampps, Mamp, Xampp, pay for commercial software or even setup vagrant and VVV. They can all be learning curves that require additional steps to debug and get your perfect server setup. Enter Local from Flywheel that aims to take the frustration out of installing a local development environment by replacing it with a fast and functional app.

Tips for Buying Your First HR Software

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One of the most exciting aspects of owning and operating a business is when you’ve reached a point where you realise that you’ve actually hired more people than you ever expected to back in the early days when you were just starting out. However, as fulfilling as that is, it also creates a whole new set of issues you’ll need to deal with because keeping everything organised from hiring to firing can be more than a little time-consuming. Even if you have hired HR personnel, the bigger you grow, the more you will need HR software. Once you’ve seen just what is available in today’s market, you’ll understand why.

Fighting Malware – Neat Security Tools for the Security Conscious

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Malware and unwanted software goes hand-in-hand with the Internet.  As technology has advanced so have the techniques to gain access to your computer, network and your money.

With Adware, crapware, DoS, pharming, malware, ransomware, trojans and much more we can’t be far off filling the A-Z of glossary of cybercrime definitions.

However if you are a little security conscious here are a few tools that may be able to help you.

Infographic – State of Piracy Security Report

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Arxan and iThreat Cyber Group have published The Application Security report detailing how the illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material (piracy) on the web is growing rapidly. Over 1000 sites have been analyzed over the past 3.5 years are part of the dark web which is not indexed by standard search engines. 50 are in the business of distributing pirated releases.