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October 5, 2017
Mike Conant
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  • Mark Maunder, CEO of wordfence, shares a formula for wordpress security. Lots of good ideas in here; this is a blueprint for success. 10 touchpoints. VIDEO HERE

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  • How to stay safe with WordPress Plugins

    September 20, 2017
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  • Wordfence has recently done some pretty awesome investigation into some bad actors in the wordpress plugin arena. Bottom line of all this: watch out for plugins that aren’t updated, especially if they are pulled from the wordpress repository.  As the author suggests, things are only going to get worse, and since wordpress now powers the […]

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  • Beware Abandoned WordPress Plugins

    May 10, 2017
    Mike Conant
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    Check out the article from wordfence regarding abandoned and out-of-date wordpress plugins. There are thousands of plugins available on the wordpress repository. Their use can greatly amplify the usefulness of the wordpress platform. However, as the article points out, many have not been updated in years, and may contain vulnerabilities. It is best to stick with […]

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  • Web Selling Stats

    March 16, 2016
    Mike Conant
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  • Most online consumers enjoy shopping the web via a computer more than going to a store, according to a study of 1,035 online consumers last fall by research and advisory firm The E-Tailing Group Inc. With respondents free to name more than one channel, 68% said the web offers an excellent or very good shopping […]

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  • EcoMaine photobackdrop

    May 11, 2015
    Mike Conant
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  • Here is a photo of a recent event at EcoMaine.

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  • How important is a logo?

    May 7, 2015
    Mike Conant
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  • Before you order your business cards, before you design your stationery and envelopes, before you order your signage or contact a webmaster or hosting company, you must come up with a logo for your business. It is square one of your identity. It makes no sense to generate marketing materials that do not contain what is […]

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  • Tradeshow Graphics – Maine Quality Counts

    March 23, 2015
    Mike Conant
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  • Here are some Waterprint graphics for a three-panel display for Maine Quality Counts

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  • Ever wonder who invented Pantone?

    May 1, 2013
    Mike Conant
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  • Lawrence Herbert, that’s who. See article here in the NYtimes. I wish I’d invested in an idea like that back a few years. I guess you never know when an idea might turn into something that pays the bills. Have to stay open to new thoughts.

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  • Forrester report: increase in mobile investment

    May 31, 2012
    Mike Conant
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  • The report, “The State of Retailing Online 2011″ for shop.org shows that retailers intend to spend significantly more this year on mobile commerce, the primary objective: not surprisingly to drive sales to the website. Of course, one would have to be living under a rock to not notice the proliferation of tablets and smartphones that […]

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  • Mobile ‘Context’

    May 1, 2012
    Mike Conant
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  • in this discussion in Internet Retailer, Julie Ask delves into the ‘context’ of mobile internet users. While this article was written just six months ago (2011), it is already feeling a bit dated. It is now taken for granted that our personal information will be used for targeting purposes online. It turns out that even […]

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