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Securing Your Non-Azure Website Using Let’s Encrypt

Securing Your Website Using Let's Encrypt

If you’re in the developer community, and especially if you’re using or near any Azure conversations, you’ll continuously hear someone suggest Let’s Encrypt when it comes to securing your domain name.  You know, that thing you do to allow your website to use the HTTPS protocol to get that lock in front of it in the web browser.  I’ve tended to use NameCheap.com these days.  They’re cheap like their name suggests, and they’re super easier to use.  However, things just got even easier.

5 Things You Absolutely Need to Remember with E-Commerce Websites

E-Commerce Myth's presented by Upendo Ventures

Last night, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Toronto Area DNN Users Group (a.k.a., TADUG), hosted by Aderson Oliveira.  TADUG is currently enjoying a revival, so I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.  He asked me to bring some e-commerce goodness to their user group, and I hope I delivered.  In this presentation and Q&A, we discuss some of the most critical trends and techniques that e-commerce website owners should remember.  Spoiler alert…  There are actually 6 tips in this presentation.  Surprise!

What You Need to Know About the TLS 1.2 Update

Upendo Ventures on Security

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about TLS compliance requirements.  There’s good reason for this, because notable vendors that are known for being on the forefront of security such as Authorize.net, PayPal, and UPS began notifying their partners and vendors about two years ago.  Everyone else began receiving similar notifications about a year ago.  What does this all mean though?

Four Indispensable Year-end Business Planning Tips for “Stratember”

December is the perfect time to strategize and Plan for Your Business

December is the PERFECT time to be strategic and lay out a plan for the coming year in four key strategic areas. And if you do it now, then December can become “Stratember” where you jump weeks of months ahead of your competition. Here’s what you should do now.

To Blog, or Not To Blog … It’s a Question of Value

Blog or Not Blog - Blogging Helps You Communicate and be a better Leader

Deciding to write a company blog can feel like kind of a big deal. What’s hard is being committed to the project and getting past the intimidation. First, let’s talk about why writing a blog is so important for businesses today. In short, it’s all about Leadership, Marketing, and Brand.