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Wells County Library Website Re-Design

Wells County Library Website Re-Design Project Overview: Wells County Library has locations in Bluffton and Ossian, and offers a wide variety of books, media, and community programs. The library’s website was lacking in several key areas that made updating and maintaining their information difficult. The website was often offline and inaccessible, and adding or editing website content required extensive employee training. The website also lacked mobile-friendly design when accessed on tablets and mobile phones. Solution: We worked with the Wells County Library to address the issues of stability, usability, and design. By moving the website under ITI’s hosting services, we’ve
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Increasing website security with HTTPS and CAPTCHA

Increasing website security with HTTPS and CAPTCHA Google has taken great steps in 2018 to advance the web security of its products. An update to their popular Chrome web browser in July of 2018 began marking all websites without HTTPS encryption as “Not Secure.” If your website has been affected by this change, you must adopt HTTPS encryption (also known as a secure sockets layer, or SSL). By installing HTTPS encryption, you will also enjoy these benefits: Prevent Hackers and Information Leaks: Having an HTTPS certificate installed helps keep hackers at bay and ensures your user’s information stays safe. Increase Visibility: Google
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You Might Want to Consider Changing Your Twitter Password Right Away

You Might Want to Consider Changing Your Twitter Password Right Away Twitter is recommending that all 330+ million of its users change their account passwords out of an “abundance of caution.” This includes the Twitter app itself, along with any third-party apps associated with it. Even though the investigation performed by the company showed no evidence of any breach or misuse of customer information, password changes are still being urged. Twitter uses a hashtag masking process that masks passwords by replacing them with a string of random characters and storing them in Twitter’s database. This current scare is the result
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The Importance of Understanding Web Security

The Importance of Understanding Web Security If your WordPress site is hacked, it could cause serious damage and/or repercussions to the revenue of your business and your company’s reputation. In today’s online-centric world, hackers can steal customer and/or employee information, passwords, install and/or distribute malicious software to your users or directly on your company network. A very serious form of malware could even put you in a position of having to pay a “ransom” to hackers in order to regain access to your site (this, ironically enough, is known as ransomware). Google is looking to combat this problem by creating
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Google Will Mark All HTTP Websites “Not Secure” In July

Google Will Mark All HTTP Websites “Not Secure” In July Google will release Chrome 68 in July, and if your site does not have SSL installed, your site will be marked as “Not Secure.” The tech and web giant pushed the date back a couple of times trying to avoid the massive disruption that will occur when websites start getting labeled, “Not Secure,” but the time is now for all websites to migrate to HTTPS. Google and the rest of the browsers have been working on this for a long time. Last year Google and Mozilla began the push towards
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Beginner’s Guide to Home Theater

Beginner’s Guide to Home Theater A home theater can be as basic as two or three A/V gadgets in your family room or as mind-boggling as a totally redesigned storm cellar intended to resemble Grauman’s Chinese Theater. At its center, a home theater framework ought to give an astounding video experience and immersive sound that will bring your most loved films to life. This article offers a general outline of the fundamental home theater components and how they work together. Choose the right display for Your Home Theater When you imagine a theater-like video experience, you most likely think first
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VoIP Communications

VoIP Communications The Advantages of Voice over IP (VoIP) VoIP is fast becoming the standard for telephone communications. It enables a broader array of features than traditional analog phone systems to improve productivity, enhance caller satisfaction, and deliver exceptional quality. We use your current broadband connection to transport calls over the Internet to deliver superior voice quality and reliability. With our services, the lower cost and robust features offered by VoIP can make a positive impact as you grow. Adding extensions down the road is quick and simple. In a matter of minutes, your organization can add lines and features
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Security Insurance Savings

Security Insurance Savings FBI statistics for 2013 indicate a burglary occurs approximately every 16 seconds in the U.S., and homes with a security system are three times less likely to be burglarized than homes that do not have security systems. According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) a structure fire was reported every 65 seconds in 2013 with $9.5 billion dollars in property loss reported, 2,855 civilian deaths and 14,075 civilian injuries. Indiana Technical Installations suggests homeowners take advantage of a monitored home security system for fire and intrusion.  The safety features and peace of mind provided are priceless.
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What Can I Do To Safeguard My Data and My Family?

What Can I Do To Safeguard My Data and My Family? With so many seemingly evil people and programs floating around the internet, you may be finding yourself in confusing and perplexing situation. How do I protect myself from these intruders? Often times the easiest, best, and cheapest way to protect your computer is to be careful and cautious on the internet. Don’t click on what you aren’t sure about. Don’t look up seemingly casual things, like puppies, and expect all websites you would click on to be safe. In fact, greeting card websites are known to be the most
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Mobilegeddon…Is your site ready?

Mobilegeddon…Is your site ready? On April 21, 2015, Google released a significant new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm that’s designed to give a boost to mobile-friendly pages in Google’s mobile search results. When you search Google on a mobile device, any website that is not mobile-friendly will be harder to find. One of the best ways to prepare is to test that Google considers your web pages to be mobile-friendly by using its Mobile-Friendly Test tool. This tool will let you know what item(s) that may need to be addressed for your site no to lose it’s current rankings. Around 30% of all web traffic now originates on a mobile device rather
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