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What is the best software for creating forms?

Adobe is getting rid of form central and we are going to have to switch to new software. Is anyone... read more

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Lisa Ormenyessy Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at Straight Talk Group
Google forms is OK. For email marketing forms, I've also tried Mailchimp's forms. They're easy to use. If you're using WordPress, you may want to check out form plugins such as Gravity Forms.
Jef LippiattCo-founder at Startup Chucktown
I think it depends on the type of forms. Are you talking about online forms, print forms or both? I typically use Google Forms for online capture. I've also heard good things about Wufoo (although I've never used them myself).
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Do you use git version control for the development of the site?

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Scott YangFounder at OzBargain.com.au
Yes git for both development and deployment. We also use Trac + git integration for bug tracking / project planning, and Sentry for off-site error logging.
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Are you utilizing open-source in your organization?

I would like to hear how others in this community are using open-source within their venture. What... read more

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Andrew EganOwner at Adept IT
I'm an IT provider, so I'm across open source on at least a general level. I do have a linux server that's used for web development test site. I've got a client who has a linux-based file server and a separate linux proxy. It was already in place when I took over 2 years ago, but it's going strong and solid. It rarely needs reboots or patching.OSS does require a bit more understanding than a windows platform - there are notable differences and if you're not technically inclined it may be difficult to adjust.I don't usually see linux on desktops but I'm definitely aware it happens. I have a general policy of "what's the best fit for this specific scenario" - but that can encompass all sorts of things, including ongoing supportability. It's harder to find good linux engineers than good windows engineers
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"Stop the world I want to get off" - the digital revolution and some food for thought

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of... read more

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Excel vs cloud accounting software

Many business owners swear by the efficiency of Excel and vouch by the fact that they have not... read more

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Tribal buys Sky Software for $21m

UK-listed Tribal Group, a provider of technology-enabled management solutions, has acquired...read more

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Every cloud has a silver lining - what is cloud and how does it benefit my business?

  Cloud is everywhere today.  And some of you are probably wondering “What is Cloud?” – “Is Cloud... read more

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Can anyone recommend a warehousing software to handle e-commerce fulfillment?

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Chris IoannidisOwner at Jedcart
Hello Bridgett it's not a simple answer. It would depend on the scale of the business that is requiring the software. If the business isn't big enough then the cost becomes prohibitive. There are various 3PL providers that can give you what you need with out the outlay. If you need further clarification you can contact me and we can discuss further.
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Tech giants fight watchdog plans

Some of the biggest names in the technology sector are prepared to fight back against the...read more

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2014 tech trends that would benefit small businesses

2014 is just getting started and already it’s shaping up to be an exciting year in terms of... read more

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Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Hi Allan, I'm actually very intrigued that you mentioned 3D printers. I'd love to hear more about this topic!
Michelle TupyBlog and Epublishing Manager at Clever Streak
I must admit that on some days I feel that technology moves so fast that I just can't keep up. Thanks for the tips.
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Why outdated hardware and software is bad for business!

A few months ago, I was visiting a business, in the process of possibly taking them on as a... read more

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9 things that crm software may point about your business customers

These days, Customer Related Management Software is everywhere. Gathering customer information... read more

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Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release

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Links 14 Oct, Windows Phone 8 Updates For Phablets

Microsoft’s now announced the next update for Windows Phone 8 and one part of the news is that it...read more

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New Tablet-Specific Web Browser Is Built on Swipe Navigation

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Good Intentions Won't Be Enough to Sell Successfully Online

Money is the reason we do this. We buy goods from wholesalers and sell them to customers for a... read more

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Can anyone recommend a good cloud based customer support app?

Does anyone have experience selecting a cloud based Customer Support App, such as Zen Desk, Fresh... read more

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David BradburyOwner at Selector
Michaela hi and thanks for your feedback. We have opted to go with desk.com from salesforce  as it has some unique features we are interested in deploying and the API looks really user friendly. We intend to trial it for 3 months and then re access. Ill keep you in the loop on how we go. thanks again, David 
Michaela ClarkVirtual Assistant at mi virtual pa
Hi David I find that Zen Desk is one of the best, just due to the amount of features it has on offer and ease of use.   I love that you can record phone calls with customers and save the recording against the support ticket.  Plus it has a lot third party applications, especially useful for CRM programs.  Would love to know how you go with whatever program you choose.  Happy supporting!  
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Choosing a Backup solution for your home computers

So last Christmas I set myself a little project to backup all my home computers. At last count,... read more

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Phil JoelDirector at SavvySME
Good solution Andrew. I did try to go to the Cloud using JustCloud but it took way too long so I gave up. I now have my machines backed up on multiple external drives using Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner (ccc). I went with CCC instead of SuperDuper because you only need one license for multiple Mac's at home. With my Windows machines, I just back up the folders I want manually. It works for me because these folders don't change very frequently.
Andrew TuckerOwner at ITonCloud
Phil, At home I have a Microsoft home server with about 3 TB of pictures, home movies of the kids from day dot and of course all our holidays. The system I run has redundancy built into it in case of a drive failure but that still doesn't help if the server is either stolen or we have a fire etc. We also have in the region of eight Mac's and a number of PCs. With the Mac's every thing is backed up by Time Machine only for the purposes of reinstallation should I get a new Mac. It's quick and easy and sits a purpose. But more importantly are my pictures, movies and general history of the household. To lose those memories would be devastating. So what I do is I subscribe to carbonite for personal use and loaded the backup agent onto my server. Now you needn't worry if you do not have a server per se all you need to do is have a Windows 7 machine with a large drive connected to it where you save all your pictures etc. You then load carbonite's agent on to that machine and select the directories you wish to back up. It will then over time back everything up into the cloud, and the cherry on the top is that it only costs $50 or so for a year unlimited storage. Extremely hard to beat that. It is also very easy to search and download from any device anywhere in the world. I have been running it now for about four years and have done many a restore, so I have plenty of faith in it. The one gotcha is your bandwidth allocation, be very careful not to select terabytes of data or even gigabytes if you're ADSL plan does not cater for it. You may have to do it in stages otherwise you either will have your Internet shaped in other words slowed down or a big bill may be on its way to you! Hope that helps?