Free alternatives to Microsoft Outlook

Outlook: free and fee-based alternatives at a glance

 

Traditional e-mail is still a big part of online communication for private and for business use, with many users typically opting for Outlook as their e-mail client. But many private users and small businesses often look for Outlook alternatives, since Outlook can often end up...

 

Social engineering – the security gap at ‘layer 8’

Social engineering: human vulnerability exploited

 

The most effective system break-ins often happen without a scene. Instead of disrupting central network devices with DDoS attacks or sneaking through onto operating systems with Trojan horse techniques, hackers increasingly try to exploit the human security gap. There are various...

 

3D Secure

3D Secure: Mastercard and VISA are becoming more secure

 

These days, credit card fraud primarily takes place on the internet. Criminals use hacked information to take advantage of customers, retailers, and banks. In order to make internet purchases more secure, credit card companies like VISA and Mastercard have released a new version...

 

PSD2

PSD2: What does the Payment Services Directive mean for you?

 

When it comes to making payments on the internet, customers favour security and convenience over everything else. The payment process shouldn’t take long and must meet data protection requirements - after all, this is very sensitive data. Regarding PSD2, the EU is presenting a...

 

.eu domains and Brexit: What will happen?

EU domain names and Brexit: Will your domain name be revoked?

 

As of the UK’s withdrawal date from the European Union, individuals and businesses owning a .eu domain will face the risk of it being revoked should they fail to have an EU address. Read more about the European Commission’s communication and the steps to follow in order to...

 

Best Video editing programs

The 7 best video editing programs of 2019: beginner, advanced, and professional

 

Professionals use video editing software to create amazing films. However, video editing is not just for professionals. The best video editing programs of 2019 manage a balancing act between suitability for amateurs and professionals. With the right video editing software, you...

 

The best Alexa Skills

Amazon Echo upgrade: the best Alexa Skills

 

So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a...

 

Error 404: what the error page means and how to use it

How often have you stumbled upon a dead end while surfing the net? HTTP 404 error pages are commonplace online to inform users that the requested page isn’t available. As well as being annoying for visitors, they spell bad news for website owners since a dead link may have a bad influence on a website’s search engine ranking. In this article, we’ll demonstrate the importance of 404 pages and...

HTTP 504 (Gateway Timeout): How to fix an error 504

If the error message ‘HTTP 504 Gateway Timeout’ appears when you attempt to open a website, it means that the allowed time for responding to browser queries has been exceeded. A lot of the time the culprit is not the web server itself, but instead some other component of the server, i.e. a gateway, which is integral to the path of communication. What does 504 gateway timeout mean? How can you fix...

Object storage: The modern storage solution

Which storage method is the best solution for you or your company? You have several options to choose from. Object storage is relatively new, but already very popular. Data is turned into objects. Instead of using folders, everything is on the same level. How does object-based storage work? And what are the advantages?

Practical functions in Excel: COUNTIF explained

What is COUNTIF? With Excel, Microsoft provides a helpful spreadsheet program. The application combines numerous functions – most of which many users are unaware of. It therefore makes all the more sense to learn more about it and use the program for more than just creating tables. The COUNTIF function helps you create statistics, for example. We explain clearly how to use COUNTIF correctly in...

SEO add-ins for Excel: optimising and editing all in one

SEO data is the bedrock for any successful online marketing venture. The calculating power of Excel is a boon to data analysts when it comes to processing metrics and analysis data. But how can these large quantities of data gathered from SEO tools be directly processed in Excel? SEO plugins for Excel offer a very practical possibility here. We present the most useful extensions here.

What is Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)?

Successful SEO measures help land you a spot in the top ranking positions of the search engine results pages (SERPS) and increase the influx of visitors to your site. But what happens when only a few visitors are actually buying your products or subscribing to your newsletters? Despite good traffic, the web project still isn’t as successful as it could be. The practical and effective solution to...

Heat map analysis: how to visualise your visitors’ behaviour

By knowing the total number of unique visitors and purchases made on your website, you can quickly calculate the conversion rate for your online store. This figure, however, doesn’t reveal why a visitor made a certain purchase or deciding against buying a product. A heat map analysis, on the other hand, can shed some light on the matter and help you to increase the number of conversions.

Statistic problems and other obstacles with A/B testing

Website usability tests are a common method of optimising your web project. A/B testing is especially popular and this method consists of comparing two variants of a page with each other. However, actually implementing and analysing one of these tests isn’t easy, even with powerful tools. Statistic problems and poor decisions quickly lead to you defeating the purpose of the optimisation.

Online marketing basics: what you should know

Most beginnings get off to a tricky start – this might sound clichéd, but it is definitely true when taking the first steps in online marketing. If you’re searching for an SEO manual or the master plan for a suitable online marketing mix, you might be left disappointed. Each company has to find its own mix of campaigns and channels that works for them. If you know the most important online...

What is A/B testing?

Your product range is complete, the technical implementation is finished, and with the help of web designers and graphic designers, you have created the perfect visual concept for your online shop. But what happens if clicks and conversions fail to materialise? Sometimes it’s down to a small aspect like a colour, a button, or how single elements are arranged: any of these can dissuade website...


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