The Defence in Depth Security Model Explained

The Defence in Depth Security Model is one of those security concepts I often see incorrectly implemented or not used to its full potential to protect services or systems. There is way more to it than first meets the eye. In this article you will learn: What the Defence in Depth Security model is, How Read more about The Defence in Depth Security Model Explained[…]

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How Off The Shelf (OTS) Solutions ruin Data & Business Integration efforts

It is often the case that in an attempt to quickly set up business services and scale that people will turn right away to Off The Shelf (OTS) solutions, usually zeroing in what they have used before and just buying in and applying. The idea being to forego development costs of an in-house system in Read more about How Off The Shelf (OTS) Solutions ruin Data & Business Integration efforts[…]

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Growing your website traffic

Growing your website traffic is like any endeavour worth doing, it takes a certain degree of determination and focus combined with some knowledge and helpful tools & resources. You can grow your website traffic, it is possible – but you must understand this is not something that will occur overnight. There is no magic bullet Read more about Growing your website traffic[…]

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SEO Consultants in Sydney

[section background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none”] [three_fifth valign=”top” animation=”none”] In the eyes of the search engines, it’s just not enough to have a pretty website. Your website needs to also be discoverable by search engines and indexed for keywords which match your products and services, this is where Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services comes in. Read more about SEO Consultants in Sydney[…]

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Small Business Exchange Expo – The Hills

Aykira is proud to inform you that we will be running a stand at the 2015 Small Business Exchange Expo at the Hills Shire Council Offices on the 11th March 2015. The expo is specifically designed to help small businesses with those day to day business issues that crop up when running a business. It Read more about Small Business Exchange Expo – The Hills[…]

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WordPress Booking Engine Upgrade

We have just finished adding support for Channels to the Aykira Booking Engine . Channels allow you to associate either a percentage or a fixed figure against a certain channel by which a booking was taken. This way resellers can be correctly rewarded for their efforts without you having to do any complex maths. The Read more about WordPress Booking Engine Upgrade[…]

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Software Systems Architecture

Are you getting the business return you expected from your technology investment? Are you complying with all the privacy regulations? Aykira provides in-depth software systems architecture skills either to lead business projects or to supplement expertise in your technology teams. This helps to ensure you’re getting the best from your investment in technology. We can audit Read more about Software Systems Architecture[…]

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Start-up News Roundup – 17th April

Below is our roundup of startup news in Australia for the week. Guy Kawasaki Aims to Democratize Design Through Aussie Startup Canva Quite a biggie this, Guy Kawasaki has joined the startup Canva, based in Sydney, as their Chief Evangelist according to this article in xconomy. Unfortunately he won’t be based in Sydney, but it Read more about Start-up News Roundup – 17th April[…]

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Market to the early adopters and not the mass market

I was surfing around the Internet, as one does, and I came across the following thought provoking video from TED… Its called ‘How to get your ideas to spread’ by Seth Godin. Given the earlier videos by Simon Sinek, and the date of the Seth Godin video (2003); it appears that the ‘job’ in trying Read more about Market to the early adopters and not the mass market[…]

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Start-up News Roundup – 27th March

Four ways to boost Australian innovation An interesting article in Australian Mining of all places that covers some techniques on how to get funding for innovative ideas. When your first idea is over: Sidekicker on the pressures of pivoting When to pivot (change strategic direction), the age old question. In this article by Rose Powell Read more about Start-up News Roundup – 27th March[…]

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A Clients Hosting Providers Upgrade Nightmare (or not how to do it)…

Thought I’d share this tail of woe one of our clients just experienced… We have just done a complete redesign of their website and fixed several technical problems in the site, as well as making it fully responsive. We DO NOT host them (although we will be soon, with a few others in tow), we Read more about A Clients Hosting Providers Upgrade Nightmare (or not how to do it)…[…]

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Top 10 Reasons Your Business Website Should be Mobile-Friendly

The primary motive of a business website is to generate revenue. Only a mobile-friendly website can guarantee this. Consider these facts: According to the data compiled by the Mobile Marketing Association of Asia, of the nearly 7 billion people worldwide, over 5 billion people own a cell phone, whereas just about 4 billion own a Read more about Top 10 Reasons Your Business Website Should be Mobile-Friendly[…]

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Broadband, what businesses in Sydney really need

There is a lot of talk about NBN not being available for businesses and all the problems this is causing. Which is understandable, businesses of any size can make use of more bandwidth, but I think the problem is being presented in a too ‘cut and dry’ case – it’s really a lot more complicated Read more about Broadband, what businesses in Sydney really need[…]

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SEO for Small Business

Small businesses find it increasingly difficult to make themselves heard; especially online. Fortunately SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is one of the ways a small business can fight back online and if done right, fight back hard. SEO need not be expensive for your Business SEO, as practised by certain web or SEO consultancies, can be a Read more about SEO for Small Business[…]

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SEO Experts in Sydney

  In the eyes of the search engines, it’s just not enough to have a pretty website. Your website also needs to be discovered by search engines and indexed for keywords which match your products and services, this is where Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services comes in. SEO is part science, part art, and to Read more about SEO Experts in Sydney[…]

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Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange to File for Bankruptcy Protection

It appears that Mount Gox, the Bitcoin exchange that got sucked dry by hackers earlier in the week (it lost almost 750,000 of its customers’ bitcoins, see my previous post) with debts of $63.6 million is to fill for bankruptcy protection. As I said before, the whole virtual currency space, more so than real currency, its critically Read more about Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange to File for Bankruptcy Protection[…]

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Small business website design – top 5 tips

Top 5 tips for small business website design, what you should always do. 1. Call to action in the website header Your small business website exists to attract custom, so make sure it is as easy as possible for your customers to contact you if possible. The easiest way to do this is to put Read more about Small business website design – top 5 tips[…]

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Social Media for Small Business, Presentation

Attached to this post is a presentation on Social Media for Business I just did to the BNI Prosperity Chamber in Baulkham Hills. Social Media for Business is becoming an essential undertaking to gather custom. The presentation below describes how significant it truely is and then provides some easy to follow pointers and advice on Read more about Social Media for Small Business, Presentation[…]

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Remarketing, What it is, How to do it and How it Helps Your Business

This article explains what remarketing is, how to do remarketing and how it will benefit your businesses online marketing efforts. What is Remarketing? Remarketing your products or services involves using cookies to continue promoting your products or services to users after they have exited your business website. Remarketing ads offers a great opportunity to reach Read more about Remarketing, What it is, How to do it and How it Helps Your Business[…]

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