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Best CRM Software in Australia for 2022

Reading Time: 8 minutes The numbers don’t lie. Realising the potential benefits, Australian businesses invested more than $2.3bn in CRMs in 2018 alone. This is a global phenomenon, with over 91% of companies with more than 11 employees now using a CRM. The gold rush for CRM software in Australia and abroad is also not about to slow down, with estimates that the global CRM market will top $96 billion by 2027. That’s more than double its current value ($41 billion) at a CAGR of 11.1% per year. So, why rush? What’s so valuable about CRMs? As the name suggests, customer relationship management software…

WordPress Web Hosting in Australia – Why it’s essential

Reading Time: 6 minutes What is Web Hosting? The short version – Web hosting is a service provided by a hosting provider that allows businesses or individuals to publish their website and content on the internet. Many content management systems (like Wix & Squarespace) provide their own managed hosting services, while the likes of WordPress offers both hosted and self hosted options. Today we are going to go over why it’s a better idea to host your website locally. Benefits of hosting your website in Australia Selecting the right web hosting provider is a decision that requires careful consideration and with so many choices…

Managed WordPress Hosting Australia

Reading Time: 5 minutes As of 2021, WordPress powers 39.6% of the internet and is the most popular platform for building websites in the world. Major brands such as Mercedes-Benz and The Walt Disney Company are using WordPress to run their websites. Don’t let these prestigious companies scare you off. Yes, WordPress can build complex sites, but it can also be customised for any website, no matter its purpose or size. What is Managed WordPress Hosting? WordPress is a free platform with no subscription model or recurring costs. However, all websites need to be hosted on a server which means there will be additional…

Cheap Email Hosting in Australia

Reading Time: 5 minutes When we see the words CHEAP plastered across a product or service, we often write it off as low quality. The first Pineapple brought back to Europe sold for $7,500. Temples were built to honour this illustrious fruit, and it was so exclusive that only royalty could afford to indulge in its sweet taste. Today Pineapples are produced in enormous quantities and can be purchased for less than $5. Does the drastic price drop make the Pineapple taste any different? Of course not, so why aren’t we stockpiling Pineapples instead of toilet paper? Because psychologically, we associate a higher price…

Alternatives to Microsoft Office 365

Reading Time: 3 minutes Microsoft Office 365 Alternatives Microsoft has the biggest name in the business, especially when it comes to the Office productivity suite. With over 180 million monthly users it is hard to argue that Microsoft is a dominating force in the industry. The good news is that Office 365 is not your only option, a growing number of companies have made significant developments and created their own productivity applications that offer spreadsheets, word processing and presentations, some of which challenge Microsoft’s leading service. The alternatives offer competitive pricing over an Office 365 subscription, some are even free to use. In Australia,…

Free your data with TrueNAS (was FreeNAS) backup

Reading Time: 12 minutes TrueNAS/FreeNAS UPDATE April 2021 TrueNAS 12.0 was released in late 2020, marking the end of the FreeNAS brand. iXsystems merged FreeNAS and TrueNAS backup into a unified platform for both free and enterprise offerings. This article still reflects the most current features. However, the merger with TrueNAS brings a number of new features and performance improvements. Here is a shortlist of the key updates included with the TrueNAS Core 12.0 release: OpenVPN Client and Server Two Factor Authentication KMIP Support API Keys Fusion Pools VPN Support TrueCommand Dataset Management If you would like to see the complete list of new…

Six Reasons Why Local Australian Web Hosting With a Reputable Provider Will Deliver the Best Return on Investment

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is web hosting? When building your first website, the first question that comes to mind is. Who should I host my website with? Or, if you’re new to the game, you might be thinking what is web hosting? Web hosting allows your business to post your website on the Internet. Velocity Host is a web hosting service provider. We provide the infrastructure and managed services needed to host your website so that it is live on the Internet. The Internet is a mystical force, but the reality is that websites are stored on servers all around the globe. When we…

Best eCommerce platforms in Australia for business in 2022

Reading Time: 8 minutes I’ve been involved in commerce as a developer since 1999 and operated as an online retailer for 20 years, so apart from feeling like an old fart, I have seen and experienced all manner of options over that time. Today I look at platforms beyond the marketing fluff to assess each, not only on their overall performance, but also on more important things like running costs, long term planning and flexibility. Welcome to the big long article about the big bad world of ecommerce. Undoubtedly, if you are in business, especially if you have something to sell and have not…

Why increasing website speed is your key to getting visitors, and making Google fall in love with you

Reading Time: 4 minutes Why Increasing Your Website Speed Will Make Search Engines Love Your Site SEO, or search engine optimisation, is a term that many might have heard when talking websites. But for those serious about gaining traction online, SEO is one of the most critical aspects in creating an effective website. And the king that rules SEO kingdom? Google. So keeping Google happy, or at very least keeping up with what it recommends as best website practice, is at the front of anyone’s mind who is even remotely serious about doing business online. For the past few years, Google has been working…

How Bad SEO Can Cost You Your Business

Reading Time: 4 minutes Bad SEO vs Good SEO. What Is the Difference? SEO is a technique used to optimise your website so that it will organically rank higher in search engine results. Good SEO is not cheap and requires a long term investment before its true benefits start to show. Bad SEO promises to deliver positive results instantly and at a cheaper cost. But in reality, it is capable of destroying your Google ranking and potentially your online business. What is Black Hat SEO? Bad or unethical SEO techniques are tactics and hacks that try to deceive search engines into ranking websites higher.…

Best CRM Software in Australia for 2022

Reading Time: 8 minutes The numbers don’t lie. Realising the potential benefits, Australian businesses invested more than $2.3bn in CRMs in 2018 alone. This is a global phenomenon, with over 91% of companies with more than 11 employees now using a CRM. The gold rush for CRM software in Australia and abroad is…

WordPress Web Hosting in Australia – Why it’s essential

Reading Time: 6 minutes What is Web Hosting? The short version – Web hosting is a service provided by a hosting provider that allows businesses or individuals to publish their website and content on the internet. Many content management systems (like Wix & Squarespace) provide their own managed hosting services, while the likes…

Managed WordPress Hosting Australia

Reading Time: 5 minutes As of 2021, WordPress powers 39.6% of the internet and is the most popular platform for building websites in the world. Major brands such as Mercedes-Benz and The Walt Disney Company are using WordPress to run their websites. Don’t let these prestigious companies scare you off. Yes, WordPress can…

Cheap Email Hosting in Australia

Reading Time: 5 minutes When we see the words CHEAP plastered across a product or service, we often write it off as low quality. The first Pineapple brought back to Europe sold for $7,500. Temples were built to honour this illustrious fruit, and it was so exclusive that only royalty could afford to…

Alternatives to Microsoft Office 365

Reading Time: 3 minutes Microsoft Office 365 Alternatives Microsoft has the biggest name in the business, especially when it comes to the Office productivity suite. With over 180 million monthly users it is hard to argue that Microsoft is a dominating force in the industry. The good news is that Office 365 is…

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