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Vendor Lock-In

What is vendor lock-in and how to prevent it?

The term vendor lock-in has traditionally been used in connection with the use of proprietary software. But vendor lock-in also plays a crucial role in the age of the cloud. How exactly does vendor lock-in happen and what measures can a company take to protect itself? Read on to find out how to prevent it.

Search more effectively with Google operators

Google search operators: advanced web searches

Google is the most popular search machine in the Western world and handles billions of search requests daily. What few users know, however, is that Google has a number of specialised commands to help searchers find what they’re looking for as quickly as possible. These operators are entered into the search bar along with keywords or search terms. Website operators can also gain valuable...

Bootstrap alternatives

Bootstrap alternatives: the best front end frameworks at a glance

Bootstrap is the most popular frame-work solution for designing and creating high-performance web interfaces. It consists of a collection of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript components that Twitter released under the MIT free license in 2011, as well as a variety of extensions, interfaces for content management systems, and pre-built themes. There are also worthwhile alternatives to Bootstrap, which are...

ZURB Foundation: The compact UI framework

ZURB Foundation: The CSS framework for responsive frontends

If you don’t have a ready-made template or a homepage kit for the development of a front-end, but also don’t want to completely start from square one, then you should think about using a CSS framework such as ZURB Foundation. The open source solution offers a flexible grid system, numerous other pre-made code snippets, and everything you need to implement a responsive web presence.

What is the cloud?

What is the cloud?

The cloud is accessible at any time and from almost any place with an internet connecting, allowing you to access saved data and software for business processes or private use. Data that is stored in the cloud is located on external providers’ servers, outside of your own IT network. Cloud computing is increasingly becoming an efficiency factor in companies but is also of growing interest to...

What is fake news?

What is fake news? Definition, types, and how to detect them

Fake news refers to false reports predominantly shared via social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Because of the flood of information available online, fake news can be difficult to detect and can contribute to the spreading of disinformation to shape public opinion. However, there are a couple of ways to help you spot whether a piece of information is fake news or not.

Creating a batch file

Creating a batch file: How to write your own .bat file

Windows operating systems can be controlled and configured in a wide variety of ways. To this day, experienced administrators use Command Prompt, the Windows command-line interpreter, for this purpose. If you want to have Windows automatically process a sequence of commands, you can create a batch file. This tutorial will show you how.

Hyperlink | Definition and examples of use

What is a hyperlink?

Hyperlinks, links from one website to another, are one of the basic elements of the world wide web – the world’s most popular and widely used hypertext system. Hyperlinks are primarily used to navigate the net. But search engine providers use a network of cross-referencing links to determine who links to whom. Hyperlinks are interpreted as recommendations. If a trustworthy website links to another...

Create a table of contents in Word

How to create a table of contents in Word

Microsoft Word makes it easy to create smart text documents with its diverse template styles. This includes pre-formatted table of contents templates. With our illustrated, step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to find the templates and how to customise the design.

SSL certificate

SSL certificates: What they are and what they’re for

Security on the internet is always paramount: regardless of whether you run a website yourself or just surf the web, you should always understand the basics of internet security. Here we explain exactly what SSL certificates are, what you need them for, and the different types of certificates that are out there.


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