AWS launches Security Hub to help customers manage security & compliance

Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its latest updates to security on its cloud services platform today at AWS re:Invent, the company’s annual conference for database storage enthusiasts. AWS Security Hub is a new place for businesses to centrally manage compliance and identify security across AWS environment, says AWS chief executive officer …

10 WordPress Plugins to Supercharge Advanced Custom Fields

I have to admit – I have a bit of a dev-crush on Advanced Custom Fields (ACF). The popular WordPress plugin allows you to build some incredibly powerful and user-friendly customizations. It takes WP’s already built-in ability to use custom fields and adds an attractive GUI for ease of use. …

Facebook’s GraphQL gets its own open-source foundation

GraphQL, the Facebook -incubated data query language, is moving into its own open-source foundation. Like so many other similar open-source foundations, the aptly named GraphQL Foundation will be hosted by the Linux Foundation. Facebook announced GraphQL back in 2012 and open sourced it in 2015. Today, it’s being used by …

How to Set up a Secure Relational Database on Alibaba Cloud

This article was originally published on Alibaba Cloud. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Gain an introduction to ApsaraDB for RDS, a cloud-based relational database product provided by Alibaba Cloud. In this webinar you will watch over the shoulder of a Solution Architect and Trainer, as …

React Hooks: How to Get Started & Build Your Own

React Hooks are special functions that allow you to “hook into” React features. For example, the useState hook allows you to add React state to a functional component. useEffect is another hook that allows you to perform side effects in function components. Side effects are usually implemented using lifecycle methods. …

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper weave magic with first 'A Star Is Born' song

If this song doesn’t give you chills, I feel bad for you. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper give an unbelievable performance in the song “Shallow” for A Star Is Born, creating a heartfelt, moving track that deserves an award. No, all the awards. Cooper’s voice is great. Lady Gaga is …

Go Pro and Go Home: 5 Reasons a Professional Writer is Important to Your Business

When you make the decision to create a website or blog for your business, you have a lot of choices to make.  However, one of the most important decisions you can make will be whether or not you will hire a writer or attempt to handle the task in-house.  There …

Samsung’s social logo teases a folding phone ahead of announcement

All of the major players have held events over the past few months, but hardware season still has a few last gasps left. The Samsung Developer Conference happening this week in San Francisco isn’t likely to be a major launching pad for consumer electronics, but the company is expected to …

Growing reseller sales by identifying new customer segments

When wearing the “chief revenue officer” hat for your business, your job is to drive sales. Selling more to existing customers and identifying new customers in your target market can go a long way to growing reseller sales. However, targeting new customer segments for your reseller services can give sales …

Google’s Duplex AI is coming to Pixel 3 in November

Google today announced it will bring Duplex conversational AI that makes phone calls on user’s behalf to do things like schedule appointments or restaurant reservations to Pixel 3 smartphones due out November 1. Duplex will first be made available in specific cities before a wider rollout takes place. Google released …

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Writing Service

Composing a book about your industry by working with a writing service can truly benefit your business. Regardless of whether you are a practiced writer or not, you can come up with adequate content based on your own experiences and knowledge. Without any background in content writing or workshops taken, …

The web professionals’ quick-start customer service guide

Why a quick-start customer service guide? As we’ve said many times on this blog, your livelihood relies on the happiness of your customers. Granted, much of that happiness is going to result from the final delivery, but keeping your client “sweet” throughout a project can also net you some benefits along …

Keep Your Home Better Protected While You Work With Skylink’s ATOMS™ Garage Door Opener

With spring about to arrive, it’s about that time to think about giving your home office and house a facelift. Many home-based entrepreneurs are already decluttering their workspace and deciding on new decor, but it’s even more pertinent to make sure their home is safer so they can have better …

A morning adrenaline rush improves workplace productivity

A new academic study has found the benefits of taking part in adrenaline boosting activities before work. Researchers from the University of Essex School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, tested workers from the International Quarter London (IQL), the gateway to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and discovered that taking a …

Software That Will Make Your Life Easier as a Business Owner

There is a plethora of software out there that can make your life easier as a business owner. Primary stressors that all business owners have are their expenditures and spending too much money and working too hard to make something work. There are software out there developed especially to save …

Consumers spent $329M on the top 10 subscription video apps last quarter

Last year, the top subscription video apps like Netflix and Hulu raked in a combined $781 million, and that trend is showing no sign of slowing down in 2018. In the third quarter of 2018, U.S. consumers spent an estimated $329 million in the top 10 subscription video-on-demand apps across …

Executives understand the importance of big data but have little idea what to do with it

  When board members in big firms make critical decisions about their organisations, it is almost always behind closed doors. So exactly how and if senior leaders draw on big data factors in their decision-making is largely unexplained. Researchers from Brunel University studied top-level decisions by board managers at 19 organisations …

Not Just for Search Engines – Optimizing Better for Users

The work of an SEO agency mostly revolves on getting results that will make clients happy. Keyword research, website optimization, link building, and content development – all these go into an SEO strategy to help a client’s website get to coveted positions on search results. It doesn’t stop there, though. …

European late-stage FinTech startups get a boost with new Corviglia fund

In a boost to late-stage funding for FinTech startups looking to scale-up without having to leave Europe, what claims to be the largest growth equity fund for Fintech in Europe launches today. The Corviglia Capital Fund will be deployed from Luxembourg and has secured $250M as a first closing for …

The state of the workplace right now? Everywhere and nowhere, baby

My trade is to ask questions about the workplace then make sense of the answers. That has been a particular challenge with the question, ‘what are offices today?’ What seems clear is that the various actors in the workplace ecosystem look at offices through very different eyes. Urban planning and …

The main challenge of modern working life: finding the place just right to meet

Every physical setting sends distinct signals to meeting participants – signals that set the tone and provide a context for the conversation, even when they are subtle or not in anyone’s conscious awareness.  You understand instinctively that the place where a meeting occurs has an impact on the nature of …