Category: Business Tips

What Makes Gartner So Good?

Gartner Vendor Briefing Hostek - On VPS Hosting Services

What is Gartner? How do they develop the Gartner Magic Quadrant? This can be somewhat of a mystery. Businesses covet to be included on their trusted annual report. We will share what we have learned from becoming a partner. Why trust a Gartner Analyst? Companies need a trusted source for products that are “best” in the market. They use Gartner for this. To gain the wealth of expertise from their collective knowledge.  Hostek is now also working with Gartner. We presented ourselves to the Analyst in our market Douglas Toombs team as part of the on boarding process. Gartner provides valuable feedback to partners! First off, when...
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10 Ways To Make WordPress Faster

You can make WordPress faster and there are some good reasons to. We can’t overstate the importance of speedy websites – we recently shared on improving website speed, and well kept webpages. Here’s some interesting stats about time impact of slow web pages: Microsoft Found “A two second delay in response time for Bing, reduced user satisfaction by 3.8%, resulted in 4.3% less revenue per user.” A Report By LoadStorm Confirms One second delay in your website load time means 7% less conversions, 11% fewer page views and 16% decrease in customer satisfaction. & Google counts poor performance against you....
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2015 – Success or Failure?

Hostek - CEO Insight Focusing On The Road Ahead

2015 Goals This is the perfect time at the end of 2015 to really define your goals. Likely this will be a combination of business and personal goals. Write down your goals. I know you have heard that before, but most still don’t. Revisit your goals each quarter or more frequently. Writing them down and forgetting about them will not get them accomplished. I’ll share a couple of my 2015 goals from early January, 2015. Determine if personal assistant needed and hire if so. Streamline our product offering and eliminate anything that wasted our resources or did not fit our core...
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Becoming A Developer With Purpose Greater Than Money

This is a Flashback Friday mashup. Supporting your stack and approaching development with a purpose greater than money. This might sound like an appeal to create for your favorite charity. But it’s not. We’re talking about the ethereal experience when how you do things is buzzing nicely. Tools, Tricks & Hack Your Way Happy The first time I saw someone using emacs (a living text editor) my heart skipped a beat. Did I learn how to use it? No. But it looked unreal when used by a knowledgeable developer. The same thing happened with Vim, and lately markdown (text styling) and Sublime...
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