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Everything You Need to Know About Subfolders, Subdomains, Microsites and SEO

It’s not always clear what the best route is for structuring a website for SEO.  Grand Rapids Techenology Source can guide you to companies that excell in Web Design and SEO.  

For example, you might be faced with a need to restructure the content on an existing site, or you might have new content or a new business strategy and you’re wondering: Should I create a new domain, a subdomain, a subfolder or a microsite?

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A new direction

Grand Rapids Technology Source has always provided world class consulting services.  As we continue to service our customers, vendors and clients alike.  As Always we are looking to the future.

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Establishing your Technology Vision

Creating or defining your company’s technology vision doesn’t have to be complex, expensive or an expansive endeavor. Whether the company is new and struggling with the role technology will play now and in the future, or an established company looking to optimize; perhaps even change technological strategies.
For some, technology is seen as a way to transform the business. For others, it’s using technology to maximize shareholder value or improve employee productivity.  Reasons’ not withstanding a simple expression of intent is where to start. 

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From Linear to Circular Information Technology Management: Creating a competitive advantage

Growing up in the in the linear and analogue society of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s I had three VHF T.V. Channels and 2 UHF channels.   Beyond that – there was nothing to see. We had analogue phones, radio and newspapers distributed once a day. People made decisions on delayed information?

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IT chargeback system

IT chargeback is an accounting strategy that applies the costs of IT services, hardware or software to the business unit in which they are used. This system contrasts with traditional IT accounting models in which a centralized department bears all of the IT costs in an organization and those costs are treated simply as corporate overhead. 

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IT Help and Advice

Understanding the needs and changes within the IT world; Technology doubles every 18 months (according to Moore's Law.)  In 2011 - Under Koomey's law, it's efficiency, not power that doubles every year.   According to theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, Moore's Law is already breaking down and Computer power supply cannot maintain its rapid, exponential rise.  Wait, WHAT?...  Please keep reading.

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Hyper-V Containers

Microsoft announced late last week that they will be adding Windows Server containers and Hyper-V containers for application virtualization in the next version of Windows Server- informally referred to as Windows Server vNext.

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Improved Technologies in 2014

It’s been a big year for cloud computing and Windows Phone, plus lots of excitement surrounding the Windows 10 Technical Preview. But at the end of 2014, I’d like to share the top three technologies that helped me work better this year.

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Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) is a feature that was added to Windows Server 2012 and later versions to enhance the performance of compatible storage area networks (SANs). 

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Hyper-V and VMware - A simple comparison... sort of

Both VMware and Microsoft have been in the server virtualization scene for a number of years — VMware for more than a decade now, while Microsoft entered into it relatively recently.  It is imperative for IT workers and their organizations to understand the differences between the Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere architectures as well as the advantages and disadvantages each technology offers before they propose the virtualization solutions to their customers or employees.

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What Happens to Your Company’s IT Team When You Go Cloud?

As your Company evaluates moving to the cloud – as most firms today will inevitably do – your list of priorities will likely include:

·         Migration plans and operational effects 
·         Hardware disposal and infrastructure changes

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Giving Back to the Community

Every summer a local development company -  BizStream offers students a free course in real-world web and software development?

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Windows XP End of Life

Support for Windows XP, the successor to the business-oriented Windows 2000, will end April 8, 2014.

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Why would you move to the cloud?

The most commonly cited reasons are based on core business needs and cost savings.  But in reality every company should consider carefully any move to the cloud to ensure it is the correct move for them.

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Mobile Device Management

Smartphones and tablets have made their way into the enterprise and they are here to stay. Whether it’s BYOD or company-owned devices, System Administrators struggle with managing these devices and controlling access to company data. If these mobile devices are not properly managed they pose a huge security risk to the company’s network and data.

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Windows 8 Love it or Leave it?

To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question.   Whether to stick with Windows XP, Windows 7 or upgrade to Windows 8, the most significant update to the Windows client OS since the release of Windows XP in 2001, and the new Windows 8 UI – aka the Interface Formerly Known as Metro –

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April Showers bring May flowers

This post is a bit off topic – a rant which just needs to be posted.  It’s SPRING!  Let us; everyone, dust off that website, acceptable usage, email, personal device – policy.

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Here a cloud, there a cloud everywhere a cloud – cloud

My previous post about BYOD links me into the bigger picture.  THE CLOUD!  What is the Cloud?  Well that’s simple!  ‘In the cloud there are switches, routers and routing tables; BGP, leased lines, MPLS...’ 

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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Employees bringing their own devices to work is here to stay. According to a study performed by Gartner Inc.by 2015 enterprises will have to deliver 300% more wireless access points to keep up with current Internet performance.

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Welcome to Grand Rapids Technology Source

Welcome to Grand Rapids Technology Source

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