Siri, Alexa and Cortana are just a Hey away AI (Artificially Intelligent) assistants such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana should either: Excite you or Scare the s*** out of you Why would I say this? Well the thing is the IoT is/has quietly and steadily become part of our everyday lives (What […]
Realizing this particular bias I decided to pose a question to my circle, network and business groups to see if it had any grounding.
There would be no Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram and Snapchat (to name but a few) without them.
Society has accepted the previously mention innovations using them personally and to promote and market their work/businesses. They are well and truly standing on the shoulders of giants for their own gains.
However, it is amazing to still see a very significant proportion of self employed and small businesses not fully embracing this monumental shift to the Web, Social and more recently the Internet of Things (IoT).
Why haven’t they (you) fully embraced this shift?
Can you imagine a world without Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, heck no websites full stop.
It would be like Armageddon!
Why would a hacker attack my business website? I don’t have anything valuable. I don’t have credit card details or anything worth stealing.
This single question inevitably resulted in a debate that provided further insight into how business/self-employed people generally see website development and maintenance:
- Once a website is built that’s the end. It’s done now so I don’t need to look at it again.
- I paid you enough money to build the website so why would I need to keep paying you to look after it? It should just work.
- My website isn’t of any value to hackers because I don’t have anything of value to steal.
Needless to say,
“Ignorance is bliss (until something goes wrong, then it sucks)”
If you have a business and have asked this question you need to read this article because your perspective will massively change after reading this.
It’s common knowledge that a website is a lot more likely to go down than your email.
If you have associated your emails with your website hosting company just so you can have that all important firstname.lastname@example.org guess what?
If your website goes down, your emails will also stop working!
That’s not great for business because I suspect email is essential for your business operations (it definitely is for me and my clients).
Can you imagine the effect this will have on your suppliers, clients, business partners and the rest.
This isn’t the only reason why you should keep email and your website separate.
BUT and a BIG BUT
Lots of other people are also looking to get a website and this could mean you end up with one common issue…
If you understand the technical aspects of website development and are bit of a tech geek, this article isn’t for you (sorry).
This article is for people that need and want to get a website, run their own businesses, are experts in their respective fields but don’t have the time to become experts in website design and development.
For people like:
- Kirsty the flower shop owner,
- Steve the builder,
- Paul the car mechanic,
- Robert the accountant
- and other self-employed/business owners.
Before you even start looking at the mechanics of getting a website built it is really important for you to understand why you want to be online
A quick post to spread the word about the release of an important WordPress security and maintenance update that you need to know about and Act on Now (apologies if you already heard about this but better to be safe than sorry).
With this WebSideView article we want to ensure your website is not left vulnerable to attack…
I completely understand that this can seem daunting for a lot of people, especially when building and designing websites has always been seen as something only intelligent “computer geeks” do.
Well that might be the mindset for a lot of people and yes like any other job/business it’s not easy and requires someone who knows what they’re doing to walk you through.
So that’s what I’m going to do.
I’m going to shed some light on the things you need to know before you get your website built.