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  • Chrome Not Responding...

    Too many open Tabs? Chrome Not Responding? If you are a G Suite user like myself, living in and running my business through Chrome with a 100 open tabs, you probably know the feeling... On both, Windows and Mac Chrome becomes very slow or non-responsive if you have too many open tabs. It is a pain in the backside, I know... Thant's what my clients tell me too. I have been testing a new Chrome extension "The Great Suspender" and think it is the solution to our problem. It automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources and works like a charm. Add it to Chrome from the Web Store: The Great Suspender (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-great-suspender/klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg) Automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources Unload, park, suspend tabs to reduce memory footprint of chrome. Tabs can auto-suspend after a configurable period of time or be suspended manually. Tabs can be whitelisted to avoid automatic suspension. Suspended tabs are retained after closing and reopening browser, preventing many tabs from all reloading after a restart. Very simple, intuitive interface. The Great Suspender is a lightweight chrome extension to help reduce chrome's memory footprint for users that like to have too many tabs open at the same time. This extension will automagically unload each tab while retaining its favicon and title text. A tab can be restored by clicking anywhere on the page when it is needed. This reduces the number of dom elements on the page and ensures no memory leaks or excessive javascripts are running. #Chrome #BrowserTabs

  • The History of Google

    1995~ Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford. Larry, 22, a U Michigan grad, is considering the school; Sergey, 21, is assigned to show him around. 1996~ Larry and Sergey begin collaborating on a search engine called BackRub. BackRub operates on Stanford servers for more than a year, eventually taking up too much bandwidth. 1997~ Google.com is registered as a domain on September 15. The name, a play on the word "googol," a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros, reflects Larry and Sergey's mission to organise a seemingly infinite amount of information on the web. https://www.google.com/about/company/history/ #history #Google

  • Never Give Up!

    It may look like your dream is foaming at the mouth and panting for its final breath, when in reality you are closer to giving birth to your dream than you have ever been. If you are discouraged and feel as though your dream is dying, don't give up! Don't give up too soon on your dream. It may be you are just having birth pains and not death pains. It's always too soon to quit. When you have been through hell, what is 5 more yards? Keep going and keep dreaming the dream that God has put into your heart. If it were easy, anyone could do it... #dreams #ambition

  • First things first...

    Welcome to iTEASPOON, we are glad you are here. At iTEASPOON we challenge the status quo in everything we do. Our VISION is to change the way technology is embraced by businesses and share our passion for technology with the world. We are passionate about working with businesses to leverage technology for growth and using technology as a strategy for their business and not just something you have to deal with. We help business owners unchain the shackles of outdated technology and help them to: Work from anywhere, anytime, on any device Boost team productivity and Leverage cloud technology for business growth YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS! #iTEASPOON #strategy #technology #cloud

  • Google's New Mobile-First Index and the Death of Desktop SEO

    Google rolled out the “mobile-first” index. It’s going to change the way that your site gets ranked in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Here are a few things you need to know about the mobile-first index so that you can optimise your website accordingly. What is the mobile-first index? By now, you probably know that Google crawls your site to add pages to its index. That is, it uses a bot to surf around your site like a real visitor and follows links on your pages. In the past, Google crawled your site as a desktop user. Now, however, Google will crawl your site as a mobile user. That’s a distinction with a really big difference. For starters, your website might present a completely different display to mobile users versus desktop users. In some cases, links that appear on the desktop version of your site might not appear on the mobile version. That’s bad because the Googlebot can’t follow links that aren’t there. As a result, your site might take a hit in the SERPs. #mobile #Googleindexing #website

  • Work offline with G Suite!

    No WIFI? No PROBLEM! Enable offline mode on Google Drive and work with your data when you don't have Internet access. Drive will automatically update the changes once you have connectivity again. #Drive #Offline

  • Hope... Is not a strategy

    The lower Zambezi is a breathtaking gem in Zambia. Near Kanyemba Island the river is filled with wildlife of all shapes and sizes. One particular animal found there in the hundreds are the hippos. If you know a little about the hippo you will know it is one of the most dangerous animals in Africa and causes more human deaths than lions or crocodiles - scary stuff… One summer holiday we had the pleasure of spending 2 weeks at Kiambi Safari Lodge on the lower Zambezi in Zambia. On the particular day, we booked a sundowner cruise on the river with the hippo infested waters. It’s safe…. trust me…. I was nervous and excited at the same time. As we navigated the waters on a small boat, there were a few instances where we came very close to pods of hippos. All the way through I was hoping and praying that nothing would go wrong. And believe me, there was plenty that could go wrong. It reminds me of how some businesses deal with their IT. Information and communication are at the heart of every business, like the Zambezi that is the source of life for the people and wildlife. Without that, you can’t run and maintain a healthy business - you can’t make a living. A classic example of this is a server failure. You start to panic, your heart is beating faster... When it comes to IT, most businesses depend on HOPE as a strategy. You hope that the backups are up to date, you hope your failure is not too severe, you hope everything will be ok. Sometimes it works but most often it doesn’t and results in frustration, loss of working hours and ultimately it results in financial loss... I have helped businesses to leverage cloud technology as a strategy to break free from the limitation of outdated technology and replaced the hope with Certainty and Peace of Mind. Like Joseph, our skipper, who navigated us safely on the Zambezi. I made the following transformations in their business: First, I ignored the “old way” of doing IT - internal email and file servers, cheap hosted email services and costly support agreements and adopted a new way. A state of the art cloud-based business platform that brought stability and flexibility into the way they work. Secondly, I positioned myself as an expert. People prefer to deal with experts. We implement a solution that has been adopted by more than 5 million business and 65% of the Fortune 500 companies. A system that can scale with your business. Thirdly, I adopted a Cloud IT Support model for my clients that significantly reduced their IT costs and allowed them to save or invest funds in other aspects of their business. My clients stopped paying the IT guy tax. To run a successful business with the flexibility to work from anywhere on any device, at any time and knowing with CERTAINTY that your IT systems are current and up to date, is key to building the business you love. Do you recognise any of the above? The truth is that if you are just making one of these mistakes, you are limiting your income, freedom and potential. The world is changing and the old methods of doing things are going the way of the dinosaurs. If you don't change your ways, you fade into obscurity. However, if you are motivated and want to advance your business and migrate your IT to the cloud, I have good news. Step one is to schedule a no obligation 30-minute consultation and strategy session. In our 30-minute session, we can work on a strategy for your business and see if we are a good fit. Click here: Book A Strategy Session #GSuite #CloudIT #ReduceITcosts

  • Are Your Company’s Digital Credentials for Sale on the Dark Web?

    The Dark Web is the large portion of the Internet that is hidden from conventional search engines, holding a wealth of stolen data and illegal activity. Personally identifiable information (PII) – names, email addresses, passwords, dates of birth and IP addresses – are being stolen at alarming rates. Hackers including nation states, organised crime, hacktivists, malicious insiders and motivated individuals are using our PII to successfully access and steal our money in a variety of ways. While cyber breaches are no secret, many don’t realise that organisations and individuals are highly vulnerable to exposure of PII on the Dark Web, lending high vulnerability to corporate systems. REQUEST AS FREE SCAN NOW To help keep your critical business assets safe from the compromises that lead to breach and theft, we are offering a FREE one-time scan with Dark Web ID™ Credential Monitoring. ​ Our Dark Web ID Credential Monitoring detects compromised credentials in real-time on the Dark Web and notifies you immediately when these critical assets are compromised, before they can be used for identity theft, data breaches, or other crime. Digital credentials such as usernames and passwords connect you and your employees to critical business applications, as well as online services. Unfortunately, criminals know this and that’s why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the Dark Web. Far too often, companies that have had their credentials compromised and sold on the Dark Web don’t know it until they have been informed by law enforcement — but by then, it’s too late. According to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), small and medium-sized businesses may have more to lose than larger organisations, because cybersecurity events can be costly and threaten their survival. We Monitor 24/7 x 365 Hidden chat rooms Private websites Peer-to-peer networks IRC (internet relay chat) channels Social media platforms Black market sites 640,000 + botnets Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be too overwhelming, expensive or complicated. The first step to protecting your business is understanding your risk. Contact us today to find out how we can help! REQUEST AS FREE SCAN NOW TAGS: #DarkWebID #IDagent #DarkWeb #Cybersecurity #DarkWebMonitoring #FreeScan #SmallBusiness #LargeBusiness #Computer #Technology #Hacker #SocialMedia #Business

  • 10 Stats About Data Loss You Need to Know

    According to Symantec’s Report “Avoiding the Hidden Costs of the Cloud”: 47% of enterprises lost data in the cloud and had to restore their information from backups 37% of SMBs have lost data in the cloud and had to restore their information from backups 66% of those organizations saw recovery operations fail According to The Aberdeen Group’s Report “SaaS Data Loss: The Problem You Didn’t Know You Had” 32% of companies surveyed lost data from the cloud. Of these instances, 47% were due to end-users deleting information 17% were users overwriting data 13% were because hackers deleted info According to the Cloud Security Alliance’s Top 9 Cloud Security Threats in 2013 Data Loss is the #2 threat to cloud security (up from #5 in 2010) According to the Boston Computing Network’s Data Loss Statistics 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster According to CloudBackup’s Facts about Data Loss 20% of small to medium businesses will suffer a major disaster causing loss of critical data every 5 years. (Source: Richmond House Group) About 70% of business people have experienced (or will experience) data loss due to accidental deletion, disk or system failure, viruses, fire or some other disaster (Source: Carbonite, an online backup service) You may notice that some of these stats actually contradict others. It may depend slightly on the number of companies surveyed, but in general, companies are not usually eager to admit they have suffered from these kind of hiccups. Telling the world that you accidentally deleted really important information just does not happen unless one’s hand is forced. But regardless of whether it is 32% or 47%, up to almost half of companies have lost important business information in one way or the other and oftentimes it was accidentally deleted. Protect your business from these threats. If your data is on the cloud, then let iTEASPOON help prevent you from becoming a statistic. #Backups #DataLoss #CloudBackups

  • 10 Tips To Choose The Perfect Domain

    1. Make it easy to type Finding a domain name that’s easy to type is critical to online success. If you use slang (u instead of you) or words with multiple spellings (express vs. xpress), it might be harder for customers to find your site. 2. Keep it short If your domain name is long and complex, you risk customers mistyping or misspelling it. Short and simple is the way to go. 3. Use keywords Try using keywords that describe your business and the services you offer. For example, if you’re a creative design business, you may want to register creativedesign.com or creativedesignstudio.com. Include the keywords that people enter when searching for your products or services. It helps improve your rank on search engines (which increases traffic) and just makes more sense to your customers. 4. Target your area If your business is local, consider including your city or state in your domain name to make it easy for local customers to find and remember. Example: aucklandcreativedesign.com. 5. Avoid numbers and hyphens Numbers and hyphens are often misunderstood — people who hear your website address don’t know if you’re using a numeral (5) or it’s spelled out (five) or they misplace or forget the dash. If you need these in your domain, register the different variations to be safe. 6. Be memorable There are millions of registered domain names, so having a domain that’s catchy and memorable is essential. Once you’ve come up with a name, share it with close friends to make sure it sounds appealing and makes sense to others. Quick solution: Got a great idea for a domain? Register your name today and put a website out there before someone else beats you to it. 7. Research it Make sure the name you’ve selected isn’t trademarked, copyrighted or being used by another company. It could result in a huge legal mess that could cost you a fortune, as well as your domain! Don’t forget to research the value of your possible domain. As the largest reseller of aftermarket domain names. 8. Use an appropriate domain name extension Extensions are suffixes, such as .com or .net, at the end of web addresses. These can have specific uses, so make sure to choose one that works for your business. The .com domain extension is far and away the most popular, but it can be tough to get a short and memorable .com domain name because it’s been around for so long. A bevy of new generic top-level domains like .photography, .nyc and .guru — offer a great opportunity to register short and highly relevant names. And here are some other top extensions and how they’re often used: .co : an abbreviation for company, commerce, and community. .info : informational sites. .net : technical, Internet infrastructure sites. .org : non-commercial organizations and nonprofits. .biz : business or commercial use, like e-commerce sites. .me : blogs, resumes or personal sites. Tip: You don’t need to build a website for every domain. Just forward any additional domains to your primary website. 9. Protect and build your brand To protect your brand, you should purchase various domain extensions, as well as misspelled versions of your domain name. This prevents competitors from registering other versions and ensures your customers are directed to your website, even if they mistype it. 10. Act fast Domain names sell quickly. They’re also inexpensive, so register your favorite domain names as soon as possible. If you’re having trouble finding an available name, domain registrars will suggest alternate names during your domain search to help you find the perfect domain name. #DomainRegistration

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