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Integrity – you own it, it is your responsibility.


Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Once upon a time, a man's word and a handshake was all that was needed to agree on an a deal. Now, we conduct all sorts of screenings and evaluations backed up with legal documents before we will even talk to other parties. This is not just in the world of corporate enterprise but extends to small businesses as well. Where and when did this all change? There are many reasons of course, many of which are quite valid, but somewhere along the lack of personal and corporate has contributed. ...Article


Integrity – you own it, it is your responsibility.

Once upon a time, a man's word and a handshake was all that was needed to agree on an a deal. Now, we conduct all sorts of screenings and evaluations backed up with legal documents before we will even talk to other parties. This is not just in the world of corporate enterprise but extends to small businesses as well. Where and when did this all change? There are many reasons of course, many of which are quite valid, but somewhere along the lack of personal and corporate has contributed. ...Article

 

Before you do anything else, be sure to have your website in order


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

We are constantly bombarded by phone solicitations, e-mails and social media promotion about what we need to do better with our digital marketing in order to generate new sales. Everyone is very busy focusing on marketing techniques that will drive traffic back to your website. ...Article


Before you do anything else, be sure to have your website in order

We are constantly bombarded by phone solicitations, e-mails and social media promotion about what we need to do better with our digital marketing in order to generate new sales. Everyone is very busy focusing on marketing techniques that will drive traffic back to your website. ...Article

 

Cyber Security Warning - Zepto Ransomware


Friday, July 08, 2016

Today we received this advice from our good friends at Secure-ISS and we thought it worth sharing with everyone. Secure ISS warns clients of the very real concerns of security researchers. It would appear that cyber criminals are gearing up for another massive Ransomware campaign (where payment is demanded to regain access to your business’s critical data).

In May 2016, security researchers at Kasperky Lab and FireEye identified Ransomware as the top threat to business, as it can harm you from not only a monetary, but also a credibility standpoint.

According to security researchers there has been a huge increase in the number of spam messages designed to infect your computer with Zepto Ransomware, a variant of Locky, which was one of the most widespread Ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2016, affecting organisations in 114 countries.

Security researchers report that a fresh Zepto spam campaign started on 27 June 2016, with 137,731 spam messages carrying the Ransomware recorded in the first four days.

 ...Article


Cyber Security Warning - Zepto Ransomware

Today we received this advice from our good friends at Secure-ISS and we thought it worth sharing with everyone. Secure ISS warns clients of the very real concerns of security researchers. It would appear that cyber criminals are gearing up for another massive Ransomware campaign (where payment is demanded to regain access to your business’s critical data).

In May 2016, security researchers at Kasperky Lab and FireEye identified Ransomware as the top threat to business, as it can harm you from not only a monetary, but also a credibility standpoint.

According to security researchers there has been a huge increase in the number of spam messages designed to infect your computer with Zepto Ransomware, a variant of Locky, which was one of the most widespread Ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2016, affecting organisations in 114 countries.

Security researchers report that a fresh Zepto spam campaign started on 27 June 2016, with 137,731 spam messages carrying the Ransomware recorded in the first four days.

 ...Article

 

Building a Reputation Through Online Reviews


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We have all seen them - those sincere testimonials from customers offering nothing but the highest praise for the owner of the business and their products. Well intentioned as they might be just how seriously do people take them these days? Fortunately people have become wiser and more astute and realise that the website owner can post anything they like - real or otherwise. There are however ways in which the context of what these testimonials set out to achieve can still be accomplished in a way that is more transparent and thus, received better by those reading them. Posting of reviews by your customers is an excellent way to offer up honest and transparent comment by your customers for others to read but only if this is done correctly. ...Article


Building a Reputation Through Online Reviews

We have all seen them - those sincere testimonials from customers offering nothing but the highest praise for the owner of the business and their products. Well intentioned as they might be just how seriously do people take them these days? Fortunately people have become wiser and more astute and realise that the website owner can post anything they like - real or otherwise. There are however ways in which the context of what these testimonials set out to achieve can still be accomplished in a way that is more transparent and thus, received better by those reading them. Posting of reviews by your customers is an excellent way to offer up honest and transparent comment by your customers for others to read but only if this is done correctly. ...Article

 

The pitfalls of relying on a proprietary CMS


Thursday, June 09, 2016

Whilst Web developers initially built websites using HTML editors such as FrontPage and Dreamweaver, we quickly saw new tools rollout to assist developers in more efficiently building websites called Content Management Systems (CMS) These CMS’s reduced the repetitiveness of development activities as well as reducing the amount of coding developers had to do. As they became more sophisticated, CMS platforms came into a realm of their own when delivered as an end user tool for marinating content in websites by the site owners with without any development skills. ...Article


The pitfalls of relying on a proprietary CMS

Whilst Web developers initially built websites using HTML editors such as FrontPage and Dreamweaver, we quickly saw new tools rollout to assist developers in more efficiently building websites called Content Management Systems (CMS) These CMS’s reduced the repetitiveness of development activities as well as reducing the amount of coding developers had to do. As they became more sophisticated, CMS platforms came into a realm of their own when delivered as an end user tool for marinating content in websites by the site owners with without any development skills. ...Article

 

Creating and managing your online business requires you to follow the same basic principals of any business - relying on sound Business Strategies however there are a few practices that differ or that just are unique to an online business. Here we share our views and experience with you to help you develop a more effective and profitable online business.

This post is original content presented by Top Left Designs, a web design and digital marketing agency based in Southport on the Gold Coast and servicing clients in the Gold Coast and Brisbane regional area. Top Left Designs sets out to remove the frustration and confusion faced by business owners seeking to maximise the return on the website investment by providing a comprehensive web solution to their business needs.