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Now Border patrol can search your cell phone

I’m not sure if it’s because he’s from Southern California—Bikkannavar was born in Pasadena—or because his side hobby, racing solar-powered vehicles, requires a certain amount of calm. Whatever the source, over the course of our 30-minute conversation about his experience being detained by US Customs and Border patrol, his voice betrays frustration only once. And it’s not when he admits—only after I ask him—that this wasn’t the first time.

“When there are random searches, I’ll often get pulled into the random search,” said Bikkannavar. “That doesn’t offend me. I know they need to search people and if it’s me, it’s me. You know, I know I have a foreign sounding name, I know my skin is a little darker, so if it makes me more likely to be searched so be it. I’ve really never taken issue with that or been offended by that.”

“But what happened this time,” he adds, “was different.”

Losing His Chill

What frustrated Bikkannavar, a self-described pretty private person, enough to make him talk to the press was this: “I’ve now compromised the privacy of my friends, and family, colleagues, contacts—anyone whose digital life kind of touched my phone.”

How did Bikkannavar betray his friends and family? He left the United States. Or, to be more precise, he returned.

The same weekend that President Trump signed an executive order restricting travel from certain countries, Bikkannavar arrived at the United States border in Houston, Texas. He’d spent two weeks racing cars down in the Patagonia Region of Chile. Chile was not on the list of countries outlined in the executive order, but even if it was Bikkannavar wouldn’t have automatically qualified for extra scrutiny.

To begin with, Bikkannavar is an American citizen. His father is of Indian descent, hence his name, but on his mother’s side his family has lived in the United States since colonial days. In fact, his grandparents worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) just like Bikkannavar does now.

“When we’re working with spacecraft,” said Bikkannavar, “we’re working with equipment that costs maybe billions of dollars or is highly dangerous, so there is a process to make sure that we are trustworthy and safe.”

JPL is part of NASA, but in addition to rocketry it does a significant amount of work for the Department of Defense. As a result, even low level employees at JPL undergo a background check invasive enough that employees once sued to stop it..

But even if Bikkannavar didn’t work for JPL, there’s still the fact that he forked over $100 and underwent a background check to qualify for Global Entry—the “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.”

Despite a level of vetting that some might even call extreme, Bikkannavar was still detained and placed in a holding room at Customs and Border Patrol.

“There were some people asleep [in the room]. I arrived at 5am in the morning, so I’m assuming that those people who were in there sleeping on the recliners and the cots had already been there stranded,” said Bikkanavar. “Eventually I get called into an interview room and they explain to me that because I’m trying to enter the country they need to search my property to make sure that I’m not bringing anything dangerous in. And they gave me a slip of paper that explains their rights to do all of this stuff.”

That stuff included searching his phone. After hesitating, and explaining that the phone was his work phone, he complied.

“As soon as I gave them the PIN they sort of pulled the phone back, wrote down the pin, and left with my phone,” said Bikkannavar. “They returned me to the waiting area with all of my luggage, and they didn’t search any of that. They didn’t swab it for bomb stuff, they didn’t even open it. They didn’t check what was in my pockets. They were only interested in the phone.”

 If they had gone through Bikkannavar’s luggage, that would have violated his privacy. But going through his phone? That violated the privacy of anyone who had texted, messaged, or otherwise contacted him since the last time he’d wiped the device.

“Not only is the privacy of the free speech rights of the device holder at stake,” said Sophia Cope, a staff attorney with the Electronic Freedom Foundation, “but also that of all of their associates.”

This may include people who have never set foot near a border, people who have never set foot in this country. That it’s considered a privacy issue is obvious—how happy would you be to have strangers flipping through your cell phone for no reason? But it’s also considered a free speech issue, because many argue that there’s no such thing as free speech without privacy. If your thoughts and words are closely monitored by the government, can you really consider yourself free?

“Free speech and privacy are considered human rights in international law,” said Cope, “So there’s that issue of whether or not the US is going to uphold those international principles.”

 If you’re wondering if this is legal, you’re not alone.

In theory, the fourth amendment of the US Constitution (which begins, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,against unreasonable searches and seizures…”) sounds like it protects us from, well, unreasonable searches and seizures.

“But the law,” said Cope, “is unfortunately fuzzy.”

Here’s what’s clear: within the United States, the fourth amendment prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. Pretty much every procedural court drama gets this part right. A government entity shows up in court, presents evidence that there was probably a crime, and that searching the item in question will confirm it. If the judge thinks that the evidence supports a reasonably high chance—say 60-70 percent—of criminal activity she will issue a search warrant. A warrant isn’t a carte blanche though. It’s “particularized” to the crime. If they’re searching your phone looking for a terrorist threat and discover that you’ve illegally downloaded the Rolling Stone’s entire back catalog, that’s a separate issue.

But there is some wiggle room.

If a police officer sees you stuff a pile of crisply-bound $100 bills into a duffel as you run out of a bank that’s sounding its alarm, that’s enough probable cause to seize you—i.e. arrest you. Checkpoints like the kind used to check for drunk drivers are another exception. After all, everyone gets checked whether or not the police officers suspect them of being drunk. The Supreme Court rules this is ok because the scope is narrow and it’s in the broader public interest.

“At the border,” said Cope, “the Supreme Court says there’s a discrete interest in protecting the welfare and the safety of our nation.”

Basically, it’s in the national interest to make sure that we pay duties on the $3,000-dollar bottle of wine we picked up in Italy, that we don’t secretly bring in seeds that pose a threat to the American farm industry or drugs and weapons that pose a risk to the American people. So the Supreme Court ruled that routine searches at the border are permitted, even without a warrant or probable cause. This decision was made, however, before we were carrying around computers, never mind ones that contain the level of information contained in a smartphone.

“The problem now,” said Cope, “is that a piece of luggage Is nowhere near that type of personal information, sensitive information. Even if you have a diary or some sexy photos in your luggage that still does not equate to what is essentially your entire life, particularly on your smartphone.”

The decision also doesn’t take into consideration the fact with cell phones, it’s not just the person who crosses the border whose information is being searched and potentially cataloged, but anyone who has communicated with that person. It’s this that compelled Bikkannavar to speak out, and a thought that should give us all pause.

It’s also an act that chills speech. How freely would you speak (or text) if you knew all of your communications were being observed? You don’t even have to work very hard to see the difference—compare your text and email conversations to your public social media posts.

The directive that guides U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) electronic seizure rules dates back to 2009—it’s called CBP Directive No. 3340-049. It was only released because of a Freedom of Information Act, or public disclosure request. And while lawsuits in recent years suggest that there have been policy changes, those changes have not been disclosed to the public. That makes it awfully difficult for citizens to know their rights.

In 2009, the year of CBPs publicly available guidelines, the iPhone was 2 years old. Most of us were using blackberries or a flip phone, and apps were few and mostly entertainment based. Now our phones contain personal photos, banking information, inside jokes…the shape and breadth of our lives. We are expected to entrust that information—without cause—to a department that, according to the The New York Times, recently found that over 10 years almost 200 employees and contract workers had taken nearly $15 million dollars in bribes. In 2015 police officers found 110 pounds of cocaine in a US Border Patrol agent’s car. One could be rightly concerned as to what an agent might do if they had access to banking information, blackmail fodder, or proprietary info from a border crosser’s business life.

The policy as disclosed says that they can only search—not copy or hold onto the device—unless they see evidence of a crime.

“But we were hearing reports at the border of CBP officers writing down like names of people from contact lists and stuff,” said Cope. And in Bikkannavar’s case the phone was taken out of the room, making it impossible to know whether the contents were copied.

To be clear, what’s happening isn’t new. There are reports Customs and Border Patrol searching laptops and phones dating back to 2008. Hard data on searches is difficult to find (and PopSci will update if it becomes available), but anecdotes suggest that it is becoming more frequent.

And Cope argues that even one person is too many. Especially when you consider how many people are in your contact list.

Protecting Yourself

The natural question, is how can we protect our information at the border?

Since technology, in part, created this problem, it can be tempting to turn to technology to resolve it. For example, it’s possible to partition a laptop’s hard drive to boot one way with one passcode and another way with a different one.

“You have to be careful,” said Scope. “If there is evidence that you are lying or misleading a government agent, that is itself a crime.”

At minimum, you should practice basic digital security: enable two factor authentication on your social media accounts. Disable any biometric locks—fingerprint locks in particular area notoriously easy to forge, and it’s not hard for a CPB agent to simply press your finger against your phone to make it unlock. Enable hard disk encryption.

None of that matters, however, if you unlock your device for an agent.

American citizens traveling to the United States have the right to return. You can’t be denied entry into your own country. So you can simply refuse to comply—though you do risk them taking the device.

Increasingly, customs and border patrol agents have been asking people—primarily foreign nationals—for the passwords to their cloud accounts. Americans don’t have to comply, and Americans do have the right to an attorney—but foreign nationals have less of a choice.

Bikkannavar said that the interaction between he and the CBP agents was unfailingly polite on both sides, but the situation itself intimidating, in part, because he didn’t really know his rights. So before you travel, make sure you know yours.

Cope suggests literally wiping the device before you’re forced to hand it over. Or, if you’re an American citizen, encrypting the device in the strongest way possible and refusing to comply. They might take the device away, but at least you’ll know they (probably) can’t get at your information.

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This Watch a snake robot wriggle

A snake is a tube that eats, a wriggling cylinder that carries a stomach and not much else. So it was a natural inspiration for Eelume AS, a Norwegian underwater robotics company, when they needed to design an efficient, minimalist robot. They decided to replicate a snake’s bendy body, creating a compact form adorned only with small sideboard motors and cameras.

Here’s what that looks like in practice:

We first saw the Eelume remotely operated vehicle last year, when aprototype writhed around obstacles in a testing tank. Today, Eelume released the first footage of a robot undergoing trials in ocean water, at the PREZIOSO Linjebygg Subsea Test Center in the Trondheimsfjord. With a face full of lights and cameras, and a flexible body carrying engines and side-facing cameras, the Eelume looks like quite the minimalist submarine.

Unlike snakes, the Eelume has a modular structure. That lets users attach various tools to its front end, adding or subtracting engines, cameras, joint sections, and other tools. People can also reconfigure the robot at different lengths for different functions.

Once outfitted, the robots can settle into their watery home: Eelume AS designed them to stay underwater permanently, in a little docking station on the bottom of the sea. From there, they can swim out to inspect and repair undersea infrastructure, like pipelines or oil rigs, without any concern about the weather above the ocean’s surface.

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Info Robotic food delivery is rolling into the United States

Starship Technologies, co-founded by Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis of Skype fame, raised $17.2 million in January to build a fleet of six-wheeled delivery robots. More feasible for large-scale rollouts than drones, these delivery bots are scheduled to have their American debut in Washington, D.C. and Redwood City, California in early February.

On test day, the Starship company will have an employee walking behind the bot—which is basically a secured container box rolling along at 4 mph—to deal with unexpected incidents and too-curious pedestrians, according toCNN Money. For the lucky crowds who are going to live-tweet this scene, the spectacle may bear resemblance to a parent following their toddler as it learns how to walk, the parent ready to save the little tyke from tripping and crying.

 

Evan Long via flickr

Mom with her walking baby

Will a robot learning its route to your doorsteps be cuter than this toddler?

The company’s first two U.S. customers will be Postmates and DoorDash, but their product is already pretty street savvy. The Starship baby has already been tested in the U.K., Germany, and Switzerland, where it has delivered food orders, groceries, and parcels. As of November 2016, the bot had over 12,000 miles under its belt (or under its wheels, if you will).

Despite its 4 mph speed, the robot actually sounds pretty high-tech, according to an Ars Technica story from late 2016. It has “nine cameras, a 360-degree ultrasonic sensor array, and an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor” to take in its surroundings, map the environment and avoid obstacles. And its navigation system is reportedly more precise (by 1.5 meters) than “the best non-military GPS receivers” out there.

 

Starship Technologies

Bot meets runners on street

If you are in D.C. or Redwood City, you may run into a Starship delivery robot on an urban jogging trip—and easily outrun it.

Starship isn’t the world’s only attempt at automated food delivery, and the competing bots are already having playful rivalries. When Domino’s Pizzalaunched its self-driving, four-wheeled bot in Australia last spring, Starship’s official Twitter advised its buddy DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit) to seriously consider losing some weight:

DRU weighs 419 lbs. Starship? 35 lbs. But DRU’s extra heft helps give it more power, allowing it to zip along at a cool 12 mph—three times faster than Starship.

Ubiquitous robot delivery is probably a long way off. Starship’s current robots can only carry 20 pound loads within a 3-mile radius. As Postmates’ senior vice president of business Holger Luedorf put it, the upcoming test is part of a learning process. The company will analyze data like delivery time, delivery quality rated by customers, and feedback from merchants to determine whether they want to pursue this ground-based robot delivery strategy on a grander scale.

Customers won’t be asked to shell out extra for the privilege of a robotic delivery—at least for now. “We are treating these robots just like any other Postmates carrier,” Luedorf says.

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What Research About Tips Can Teach You

Tips on How to Get a Perfect Cloud Computing Expert.

The demand for the cloud computing service provider in business and in general life is as a result of their important role in this developed world.

Offering the cloud computing services will need one to be well skilled in the field and thus the need to have the right educational background in the computing education so as to offer quality services.

Due to the fact that the cloud computing service provider offer their services to all entities such as organizational one is always welcomed to call for their services.

It is very important to point out that the reason to why the cloud computing service provider have to be always updated on the new development in the IT industry is due to the fact that there are a out of developments that happens in the field and thus for them to be able to offer better services they have to be equipped with this new skills.

There are a number of important factors that are necessary to put in to consideration while one is looking for a good cloud computing service provider, these factors are aimed at helping individuals get the best service provider and some of them are as follows.

For the sake of getting the best professional services individuals are always advised to look at the academic qualification and experience in the provision of services that the cloud computing service provider have.

One of the considerations to make while looking for the right cloud computing service provider is the capacity of the company to offer services to you, the reason why this consideration is important is due to the fact that different individuals need different capacities depending on their need and thus get a cloud computing service provider who is able to offer enough services on time.

It is very important for one to get the right quality of services they are looking for this is the reason why individuals are always advised to consider having a number of recommendations so that they are able to get services from the companies that have a good reputation.

Pricing of the cloud computing service provider services, budgeting is one of the factors that one have to consider while looking for a good cloud computing service provider this is because one is looking for a service provider who will be able to offer affordable services to the individual and due to the fact that different cloud computing service provider have different prices thus one is advised to sample them and get the best deal.

Individuals are always advised to consider having the cloud computing service provider who is authorized to offer the cloud computing services so that to be assured of the professionalism business transaction.

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What Research About Experts Can Teach You

Aspects To Ponder When Hiring The Cloud Computing Specialist

Some roles need only the experts to perform them always. You are likely to have the imprecise final answers if you employ people without the needed skills. Only people well trained and experienced people are allowed to work in the cloud computing fields. However, several people have severe problems in identifying the reliable cloud computing expert. If you can put some factors into considerations you can be certain that you can manage to hire the ideal cloud computing expert. The following are the key aspects that can help you ire the reliable cloud computing expert.

First and foremost, when you need to hire services and a specialist you need to start by pondering their abilities and capabilities in the field. Again, you need to ensure that the cloud computing expert has the proper skills and training in the cloud computing roles. Therefore, it is wise to ask the potential cloud computing expert to show you their document to prove their abilities and capabilities. The cloud computing needs the not only the computing skills but also the abilities to correct data analyses.

The daily salary of the cloud computing expert need to be looked at as well. At any point that you need to hire any services you need to make sure that you can afford their charges. You need to confirm their daily wages of the expert you intend to hire to carry out the cloud computing roles. These can make sure that you can easily avoid severe monetary issues with the expert at the end of the day.

Again, the repute of the cloud computing expert needs to be considered. It is necessary to always employ the cloud computing expert with the positive repute. These needs you to consult all people who at some point have hired the potential cloud computing expert. If all people have a positive repute towards the cloud computing expert you can be certain that the experts give the best services. Still, or the repute you need to include the clients services. All people in the society always entertain the specialist who can respect them at all times. Therefore, to know if the cloud computing expert has the best client services you only need to look at the number of the clients wrong with the expert at that particular duration. You need to respect the cloud computing expert and the experts to respect which is a very vital role in such a role.

In conclusion, the cloud computing duties need the most trained and the person wot a lot of experience to avoid predicting of the final cloud results in various areas at some point.

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Choosing Liquor Store Point of Sale Software

A liquor store owner may look to streamline operations by purchasing point of sale software. With numerous products of this type on the market today, finding the right software to meet the needs of the specific store may be challenging. What should a company look for when purchasing Liquor Store Software?

Widespread Use in the Industry

While a business owner wants to distinguish his or her organization from the competition to bring in more customers, it is best to use a point of sale system that is commonly seen within the industry. By doing so, an owner finds he or she will have more leverage when it comes to making requests or asking for enhancements. Being in the majority when it comes to the system’s customer base is of great help here.

Customizable Software

Liquor stores have unique requirements. For example, many businesses never have the need to check a person’s ID to ensure they are of the correct age to make a purchase, yet this is a concern when running a liquor store. Make certain the system asks for this verification before a sale is completed to ensure legal issues don’t arise from the sale of alcoholic beverages to an underage person. The software should also handle other tasks, such as inventory control, as having one system control all tasks reduces the burden on employees while increasing the efficiency of the organization.

Customer Support

System reliability needs to be considered during the purchasing process. However, customer support needs to be emphasized even more. If problems arise with the system, the business owner needs to know there is somewhere to turn for help. A good customer support department will be the owner’s close friend in this situation, so never discount this criteria when making the decision regarding which system to buy.

Take time to compare a number of point of sale systems for your liquor store. What works for a neighboring store might not be right for yours. With a number of helpful resources now available to those who own a business of this type, the process of choosing a system continues to become easier. Check out the options open to you today while keeping the above points in mind. This helps to ensure you get the right system for your unique needs.

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The Art of Mastering Experts

Benefits of a Security Monitoring System

Each and every individual wants to ensure that their home is well taken care of. When their home is safe, everyone is entitled to live a happy life. People tend to take things concerning security very lightly forgetting to take the required preventative measures.Many individuals are not knowledgeable when it comes to ways in which a security system can be of help to their homes.However, there are many benefits that come along with having a security monitoring system in your house.

It helps to protect valuables. Every person has valuables in their houses. Valuables vary with people. Most people have electronics and jewelry that could cost a fortune. Also, they are the same things that thieves will target to take away from you. With a security system in your house, the thief gets afraid and leaves your house in peace.

A security monitoring system is beneficial since it prevents potential crime from happening.Research carried out have shown that houses with security monitoring systems have decreased risks of crimes from happening.Individuals who don’t have a security monitoring system are more likely to be invaded by thieves as well as crimes from happening.When you have an installed security system, you not only protect yourself but even your neighborhood is safe for everyone.

You are able to monitor your home closely. The automated security systems will enable you to have access to your home at the comfort of your work or in any place that you are. With the help of the cameras installed in your house, it is easy for you to see whatever is going on when you are not around. This makes It safe since no one can break in since they know they are been watched.

You are able to see what your young ones are doing when you are not available. The system makes it possible for you to watch your young ones at any given time.When you are away, you can keep tabs on them and know the people they are bringing to your house and it will help you maintain safety for them.

You are able to have a peaceful mind and not stressing over things. when there is a security system, your loved ones will feel that they are safe to live in your house. You tend to feel safe since you know that there is no chance of any crime happening in your home. When everyone feels safe, they can focus with their lives in a healthy and productive way.

You are able to receive help quickly. You do not have to suffer the consequences of delay responses when there is an emergency at your house..

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A Simple Plan: Resources

Finding a Great Company for the Repair of Apple Products

If you have Apple products, then the odds are that you can be a huge fan of such the service as well as the product of such company. Apple does make excellent products and there is surely loyalty from the customers and this is very huge. Being able to get into such situation where you have such broken iPhone, though it is one awful experience, but it is quite a great thing that there are those Apple repair companies out there which specialize in fixing such Apple products.

You shouldn’t be making that common mistake of getting a new MacBook or iPhone when yours have a cracked screen or worse damages. As a matter of fact, the iPhone repair Saint Louis is just simple to accomplish and such would cost you a lot less than totally changing your unit.

So that you will be able to find great service providers for MacBook and iPad repair Saint Louis, then your search must start and end online. The Mac repair Saint Louis company doesn’t need to be local and it won’t surely be. Also, you may have to shop the broken unit to that certified Apple repair company for you to have such fixed in the right way.

The repairs may not usually take more than a few days but you would end up paying much less than you expect for this service. There are a lot of individuals who were amazed about the amount of damage which can be repaired on MacBook and iPhones and also other devices which the owners considered as completely damaged ye they have been made to work like new again by those diligent service providers.

If such Apple device would get damaged or breaks, make sure that you are going to save all pieces in a single place and send them to such repair company, whether or not you would think that this is required.

So that you will be able to ensure that you get the right repair company for your Apple products, then you have to be sure that you do your research first so that you can find a great service provider. It is great that you compare the many companies that you will be able to find out there for you to avoid becoming disappointed in case such company which you have chosen doesn’t offer excellent services.

Also, to make the search a lot easier, it would be a great thing that you get some referrals from friends or others that you know so that you won’t have to go through a lot of things to find that company that you must go for. For you to avoid spending a lot of cash, then you have to be sure that their service rates are really affordable.

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Businesses – Getting Started & Next Steps

The Benefits of Websites Defacement Analysis

Website defacement is a practice that is done by very many people over the world especially hackers yet is a criminal procedure that usually involves changing the looks of your website. Website defacement analysis and monitoring is a process that usually involves checking for these kinds of criminal activities on your website and it is very important in a number of ways. Website defacement is usually a procedure that can be done by the people who understand how websites are usually created and managed making it a very important thing for you to hire the services of a websites defacement monitoring company that will be able to ensure that they are checking on your website and prevent any occurrences of such kinds of things.This article is going to talk about the reasons why you need to hire a websites defacement analysis company that will be able to do the protection of your website from these kinds of people who are interested in taking over your website.

One of the benefits of these kinds of services is that your website will be protected and no one will be able to take over your website meaning that you will be able to enjoy the services of a having a website. A business website is very important for any business because customers are able to know about the products through that platform and they are also able to give the reviews and comments and therefore by not having an operational business website because of attacks that are related to website defacement, you may be at the risk of losing most of your customers especially those who are usually concentrating on the things that you post on your website.

Another reason why this is very important is because you’ll be able to save a lot of your money because normally, companies are usually requested or required to pay an amount of money for them to be able to ensure that the web hosting is done and therefore the moment there is website defacement, you’d be paying money but not getting any services because there websites defacement individuals will will be using your website. By having a website defacement company checking website, you’ll be able to get the protective measures that are able to protect your website from these kinds of attacks.

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Why No One Talks About SEO Anymore

A Look at the White Hat SEO Services and The Best Place to Get Them

Everyone is aware that online business is the best way of making money. According to experts, it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of the entire population will be shopping online. The increase in the numbers of online transactions mean that there will be more money online. The only way for you to make this money is when you have an online presence.

If you have been interested in online business, there are some things that you should know. The most crucial of all is SEO. The need for SEO is to leverage the power of search engines to drive free traffic to your website. When you have people visiting your website, you can then convert them.

People are encouraged to ensure that they learn the basics of the SEO for it to work. Among the most important things that you must learn is link building. When you use links from reputable sites, you stand a chance of getting better rankings as well.

Other than the links, you should make sure that you have content. When you talk to many people who have online businesses, you will learn that content is very important to them. People are encouraged to make sure that they get the best content if they want to get the best results.

Crafting content may not be an easy task. You need to research and be familiar with the subject that you are writing about. You also need to think about guest blogging if you want to spread the word out regarding your online business.

If you look at the people who do this, you will notice that a good number of them are the ones who have enough time. For those who have little time, they are encouraged to make sure that they hire people who are familiar with this work. As far as SEO is concerned, you will notice that there is a good number of people who are great at offering these services. However, it is not that easy to find the right people.

Among the best companies that are known for these works is the LinktoSEO. The company has been in this line of work during which many people have benefited from it. Among the services that they offer is the blog writing services.

It is also important to note that the company provides the guest posting services as well. The guest posting services come in handy when you are searching for backlinks.

LinktoSEO has managed to build a strong reputation over the years through their work. They have also managed to help many people improve their online business through their SEO White Hat services.

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Get Your Business Online And Start Bringing In More Buyers Right Now

A business owner nowadays can at the least have a fundamental webpage in order to let probable customers know what they will have in order to offer plus precisely where their store might be located or precisely where potential shoppers could obtain their goods or perhaps services. Even so, businesses that want to branch out may need to do far more than this. They will furthermore wish to uncover an online payment solution for them to get started promoting their particular merchandise or perhaps services online.

There are a number of things for a small business owner to consider any time they desire to expand their own business in order to sell goods via the internet. They’re going to need to make sure they will have the stock to have the capacity to offer merchandise as well as be sure they will have a way to very easily deliver all the items they’ll sell. They’re furthermore most likely going to have to ensure their web site may allow them to easily sell products by creating an ecommerce solution for their webpage. This may be difficult to accomplish therefore they may wish to obtain aid determining which internet commerce solution is probably going to be good for their business website.

From there, the business owner may want to find out a lot more about precisely what an online payment solution might do for their company. This must work with the internet commerce solution they’ve picked and also will enable them to easily process more types of payments. The best online payment solution can also help decrease the opportunity for a person’s payment to be rejected, meaning they are going to have the ability to be sure a lot more clients could purchase the products or perhaps services they are going to desire. This is a vital component of having the ability to sell as much as possible via the internet so the enterprise might broaden as much as possible.

If perhaps you happen to be all set to start selling your items or perhaps services on the internet, make sure you’re going to have every thing set up in a way that is easy to handle. To get far more information concerning exactly how you may very easily manage online payments, find out far more regarding an online payment solution that might make every thing simpler for you. Check out the web site for BlueSnap now to be able to obtain a lot more details on the services they will offer and what they are able to do in order to help you to get started offering your merchandise or services online as easily as possible. They’ll make it much easier for your business to expand.

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4 Reasons for Companies to Outsource IT

Many business owners associate outsourcing with offshore operations that can compromise customer service, and others believe that Outsourced IT support services are too expensive for their needs. However, there are local options that can be scaled to suit any company. Here, potential clients can learn a few reasons why they should consider outsourcing corporate IT.

Saving Resources and Time

Whether the owner plans to outsource all of the company’s tech processes or they just want to take some of the burdens off of the in-house IT staff, outsourcing can help them save precious resources and time. Teams can focus on their core competencies, whether they’re continuing existing projects or starting new ones. Regardless of its size, a company can benefit greatly from IT outsourcing.

Clear Accountability

In small businesses, employees wear multiple hats, and they must move seamlessly from one task to another throughout the day. These shifts can create confusion when problems arise. When it’s about responsibility for deadlines and system uptime, outsourcing IT operations can clarify accountability for important processes.

Specialists Reduce Reliance on Individuals

For most businesses, technology is an essential part of daily operations. This means that if a problem arises and no one is around to fix it, operations may stop. With outsourced IT, companies can bypass these issues and keep things afloat. Rather than relying on one person to keep systems moving, the company will have a whole team of experts to turn to.

Scalability and Cost Efficiency

Outsourced IT is often considered an expensive luxury. However, outsourced tech processes allow companies to choose options that meet their needs and budget. Whether a company needs a full-time team or one to handle a select few processes, the chances are high that there’s a solution available for a relatively low price. These solutions are scalable, which means services can be reduced or expanded as companies’ needs dictate.

With conveniently located offices, this is more than an average outsourcing firm. The team’s superior solutions and tech-savvy employees can help company owners enjoy IT again. Call today to learn more or visit the website for further details.

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Network Cabling Ideas

Network cabling refers to the procedure of laying different types of cables within your business establishment when you want to come up with a good communication network that allows for the exchange of data and information between the departments that make up the establishment. When you are making plans to have a cable network set up at your firm, it is important to check and ensure that you have bought all the tools, hardware and software equipment that will be needed to finalize the network setups so that the process can be done as fast as possible to allow for testing time of the networks.

Network cabling can involve [url]fiber optic cable installation[/url] in case you have chosen to use the new fiber optics technology which allows for fast information exchange between computer terminals inside your company for the efficiency of the process that takes place there. There exist many guidelines that are meant to provide you with an idea about how you should be able to lay the network cables within your firm with the intention of achieving a networked environment which can be able to sustain all the communication requirements that exist inside the firm for a long time.
First, you should ensure that you lay all the cables at places within the company surroundings where people do not pass[url] frequently [/url]or lay them just beside the pavements and along the sidewalks that are in the company. The benefit of avoiding the sections of the establishment where there is a lot of human traffic when considering [url]cable installation[/url] is that you reduce the stress of having to interfere or being interfered by company employees as they stroll around and come across the places you are digging up.

Secondly, you should install sufficient support mechanism that can be used to hold the data cables firmly in place as they go through overhead open places. The good thing about following these safety measures is that you protect your cables from being destroyed by natural aspects and there is therefore no risk of having to spend so much money on repairs and re-cabling in future.

You can identify and hire some [url]ethernet cable installation services[/url] from a cable networking company that can come to your agency and help with the process of installing all the network channels that you need. The company you hire to come and help with installation of your data cables for networking must have been in action for a long time according to records because that will inform you of their ability to make great cable network installations for clients.