The Digital Forest Blog

UK based online Backup providers

Are you backing up your computer? Despite the amount of important data we hold on our computers - both business and personal - the shocking reality is that even in this day and age there are many people that don’t backup their data at all. Backing up to a local external drive is a start - and if you are on a Mac then Time Machine is a great tool for doing just that. But local backups only really protect you from system failures, if you ever have the misfortune to be burgled or your house to go up in flames then your external drive is likely to be lost as well. This is when offsite backups come into their own. Thankfully with our modern fast internet connections dropping off an external drive to your parents in law every week is no longer required! There is now a myriad of online backup providers that will allow you to seamlessly backup your system to 'the cloud' in the background, giving you ultimate peace of mind.    Read more...

What email service should I use?

Until the advent of the smart phones, email used to be pretty straight forward - you could pay a few pounds a month and get a basic hosting service with unlimited email accounts. The most prominent protocol was POP mail accounts which generally were set to just download mail directly to your PC. This was cheap for the Hosting providers as there was little room taken up win the server and once set up things did change much so the support costs were low as well.     Read more...

What effects shopping cart Abandonment Rates (and what to do about it!)

The Amount is the total value of the potential orders for that date    Read more...

9-20am's Marketing management App in Free Public Beta

We first featured the 9-20am marketing management app in a previous post. 9-20am have now just announced a free public beta and an offer price for people who subscribe before the end of August 2015. Click here to register or view the 9-20am website here.    Read more...

Finally! a great tool for Marketing management and planning

One common complaint we hear from clients regarding marketing planning and management is the amount of different marketing tools and applications required to keep a handle on your campaigns. For example we took a straw pole from our clients to find out what tools they use and they had on average 5 different tools they used weekly if not daily. These included apps like:    Read more...

The Clients Guide to creating a website

Having a professional and effective website is a must for all businesses today, but understanding what makes for a good site and what is required from both the client and agency can be daunting. Thankfully Sitepoint have  created an overview of the process and requirements - finally worth a read if you ever have to work on a website!    Read more...



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