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Chatbots: What, Why and How? – Part 2

Welcome back to the second and final part in our series on chatbots. In the first part we outlined what exactly chatbots are, and why they’re beneficial to business. Chatbots are set to be a key technology trend in retail in 2017, and early adoption will put your business ahead of your competitors.

In the second part we look at what function your chatbot could have, and how you can build and implement your chatbot.

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Category: eBusiness | Tips
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Choosing the best Cloud technology

With the rise of Cloud technologies, many people have heard that their competitor companies are expressing large savings through the implementation of Cloud services. On hearing competitors cutting costs by Cloud technologies, SMEs are highly likely to consider a similar strategy.

There are many companies that have simply focused on the cost benefits deriving from the Cloud, without stopping to think whether a solution that works for one business will work for others in the same way. To draw an analogy, a shoe shop owner would not consider the cost at which a restaurant owner has purchased their kitchen.

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Category: Net Culture | Servers and Hosting
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Types of Cloud: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Private, Public or Hybrid?

The key to cloud

However versatile the Cloud is, it would be wrong to think that there is just one Cloud for all users and businesses. There are a variety of different Clouds in which users pay for the technology they use.

If we look at usage, we find Software as a Service (SaaS), such as Web-based email services or Web creation applications; Platform a Service (PaaS), referring to application servers and databases; and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), a provision model covering all the outsourcing of equipment, including servers, storage, hardware, and networking components. This is what the term “as a service” means and it encompasses nearly everything.

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Category: Net Culture
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SSD – The Latest Storage Technology

1&1 New Cloud Server

Hard Disk Drives (HDD) have traditionally been the mechanical storage methods used in computing technologies such as PC’s and Servers. However, the introduction of Solid State Drives (SSDs) over the last few years, has slowly begun to replace conventional hard drive components within such technologies.

The difference between the two data storage drives are the physical features. Whilst HDDs have spinning parts that save data electro-mechanically, SSDs replace the rotating platters with chips that work via electrical pulses, making SSD storage more efficient and faster. The lack of moving components means the device is more resistant to physical shock, results in less energy consumption and thus a better performance – lower access time and less latency. Delivering faster writing and reading access, it is thought Solid State Drives are more than ten times faster than HDD when it comes to reading and writing data.

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Category: Net Culture
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1&1 Participates in HostingCon Europe, Amsterdam

HostingCon Europe 2014 at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

Over the past 48 hrs, the biggest players in the global web hosting industry gathered in Amsterdam to exhibit and discuss the biggest issues in hosting and web technologies.  This is the first year that a second HostingCon has been held outside of America. The event is a great chance for developers, vendors, analysts and media to come together and collaborate over how to best understand user needs and drive forward new offerings.

Of course, 1&1 was within the schedule of events, with participation on panels, as well as the industry keynote address given by 1&1 CEO Robert Hoffmann.

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Category: Net World
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.Scot Goes Live!

Register your .Scot wth 1&1

Today we see the General Availability launch of the new .Scot domain and as expected, uptake has exceeded expectations. The second of the Regional TLDs to launch in the UK, .Scot has proved to be one of the most popular.

Recent research of 2000 UK consumers addressing awareness of the new domains and the importance of regional domains such as .Scot, .London, and.Wales, found strong demand for regional identity within the British Isles — 58 per cent overall. The strongest results were found from Scottish consumers, where 71 per cent admitted they are more likely to buy from a firm that used a .SCOT Web address.

With 1 in 3 consumers stating that they always prefer to use local firms, even when buying on the Internet, it’s important that businesses consider regional domains such as .Scot when addressing their marketing activities.

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Category: News
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