Cloud Service VS Car Rental Service

April 14th, 2014

540x540-CloudvsCarPeople tend to travel with family and friends by their own car as it’s more convenient. However, it is not the most cost effective option. If a couple decides to go travelling, they could opt to rent a car when they reach their destination, which will then help them to save a lot on transportation. This scenario is in fact, similar with Cloud Market.

 

Cloud Service is similar to Car Rental.

1) You don’t have to own a car and pay the high costs (including maintenance)

When you buy a car, besides monthly instalments, you must also factor in your car insurance, road tax and maintenance costs (tyres, lubricants, etc) which cost you hundreds or thousands. It is completely not financially viable if you seldom use the vehicle. However, by just renting a car when you need it, you’ll save a huge amount of money on these expenses.

The same applies to cloud service; you do not have to pay for the costly maintenance fees with cloud technology.

 

2) Get MORE When You Need MORE

You can even rent 2 cars or a big van when there is a group of friends / relatives coming for visit. The same applies to cloud service; when you have more data or information to store or back up in a particular month, you can just rent more for that period of month only.

 

3) Pay As You Use

If you rent two cars, you only need to pay for the rents for two cars WITHOUT any extra charges. This is similar to Cloud Service. You just need to pay for what you use.

 

4) Accessibility

You can rent a car anywhere when you need it. The same applies to Cloud Service. You have easier access anytime anywhere when you need it.

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Benefits of using Webmail vs Email Client

April 8th, 2014

A brief explanation for Email Client is a program that is used to access and manage (read send, organize emails, etc) a user’s emails.  In other words, users of email client can only access their email account when they are in the office or before a particular desktop / laptop.

Webmail is becoming more essential than email client for all businesses due to the fact that users can have direct access to their webmail while they are away from the office or on holiday. Webmail has brought convenience to its users / business owners. Bear in mind that Webmail is completely different from Email Client.

Check more on the infographic below tells you the benefits of Webmail in a much clearer way.

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1) Easy Access

- You can access webmail directly as long as you have internet access

- You only need to remember the URL which brings you to your email login, your email address (equivalent to your login ID) and password.

2) Backup

- By using webmail, you can still access all your information (previously sent emails, drafts, other folders, etc) anywhere with a browser and internet connection.  No configuration or additional software is required, just an Internet browser.

- NO worries of data loss even if your computer crashes or in the case of theft.

3) Universality

- There are many types of email accounts, but no email accounts can be accessed through the email program. Email clients connect to the account via server by using email protocols such as POP or IMAP. If these are not available, then the program will not be able to access the messages, and users will be unable to check and reply to clients’ emails.

4) Do not need to own a computer

- Webmail accounts can be used at any he computer. Thus webmail users do not need to own a computer as they can access their emails using a friend’s laptop, or simply at a cyber café

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Enjoy 60% STOREWIDE Discount, Support EARTH HOUR!

March 25th, 2014

Earth Hour Sale

Exabytes’ Earth Hour 60% Off Storewide Power Sale Is Set to Surprise you!

Does it make a difference if I turn off the light on Earth Hour?

The global movement encourages everyone to turn off their energy consumption equipment for one hour on 29 March 2014! So next, we would turn on the light and live as usual, right?

 

Not entirely! By just switching off for 60 minutes, you’re joining the force to convey an extremely powerful message to the general public to save energy and reduce climate change!

 

Who Will Join?

In Earth Hour 2012, over 7,000 cities and towns in more than 150 countries around the globe decided to switch off their lights to send a strong reminder to tackle climate change. It is believed that this year we can all do it a lot better!

Earth Hour 60% OFF POWER SALE

Earth Hour 60% Off Power Sale is a one-day only promotion that starts at 0:00 and ends at 23:59, 29 March 2014. All products on the official website of Exabytes Network Singapore are up for grabs at 60% discount, except for domain registrations and dedicated server hosting.
To enjoy the promo, key in promocode as below at purchase.

Promocode: EarthHour60
For more details, visit: www.exabytes.com

 

More Tips to Protect Mother Earth

  • Recycle whenever possible
  • Avoid frozen food
  • Purchase wisely – for example, go for LED lighting and energy saving air-conditioner; choose organic food
  • Take shorter showers instead of a bath
  • Consume less meat
  • Avoid carrying unnecessary load in your vehicle

 

Join Earth Hour & Get Rewarded!

 

Terms and conditions:

  • 60% off is applicable for new sign-ups only.
  • 60% off is NOT applicable for domain registrations, secure & enhancement service products  and dedicated server sign-ups.
  • Exabytes reserves the right to amend any Terms and Conditions without prior notice.

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4 Ways To Promote Business Websites And Increase Traffic

March 25th, 2014

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Does your website have low traffic? Are you curious about WHY others have thousands or hundred thousands of visitors? There are in fact, a few effective ways which can promote your business websites and increase traffic.

 

1) Social Media

 Do you have any social media account or fan page such as Facebook? If your answer is NO, this is one of the reasons your website is not getting enough traffic.

Start promoting your website with FREE media channel such as Facebook to save your company plenty of financial resources.

You are able to see the powerful effects on your business once you have a Facebook fan page for your business. Facebook can help to attract thousands of visitors or more to view your website. Benefit from the power of Facebook. Use it to boost your website traffic and generate profits FOC, by promoting your company products and services! Remember to include a link which will bring your fan page followers to your website.

 

2) Direct Mail

Some might still be under the impression that sending emails to customers from time to time is unnecessary as many fear that customers would consider the emails as SPAM. The truth is emails can help your business greatly if used correctly.

You can use direct email to keep reminding your customers of your existence. One way of achieving this is to send greeting emails to them from time to time especially during festive seasons.

Besides, you can collect your prospects’ email addresses by offering them free gifts. With more and more customer email addresses in your database, you can inform them of your promos and let them click on the link provided in the email before directing them to your websites.

 

3) Guerilla Marketing

Using an attractive way to promote your company website or brand name, guerilla marketing is a good method to increase the traffic of your company webpage. It will make people remember your brand name easily and people may start to surf your company website and increase traffic.

You can start the first step by designing creative and special business cards. Most of the business cards are in rectangle shape with a name and contact number. Think out of the box! Create something different to attract customer attention.

 

4) Coupons

This is another way to drive traffic to your website. You can distribute free gifts or coupons to customers and require them to first visit your website and key in their contact info (such as email addresses) before redemption. This will help in boosting your web traffic as well.

Coupons if used correctly can help your business to build a good relationship with the customers and gain their trust at the same time. Once they have experienced your good products and services, they will definitely come back.

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Domain Life Cycle

March 25th, 2014

What is Domain Life Cycle?

Domain Life Cycle increases your awareness and understanding on what happens to your Domain if you do not take immediate action to RENEW it.

The infographic below tells you the domain lifecycle in a much clearer way.

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At the beginning of the year ( eg: register for 1 year)

1) Active Domain

After you purchase a domain, you will receive an email informing you of your successful registration. This also signifies the beginning of your domain name.

2) Domain De-activated

Your domain name will be de-activated by domain registrar upon domain expiry date.

3) Domain Redemption Period

Domain Fees: Domain Renewal Fee + Domain Redemption Fee (USD250.00)

4) Pending Delete Domain

Your site visitors will be redirected to your registrar default DNS Page.

5) Available for Registration

The domain is now re-open to public for registration. Anyone can register this domain name on first-come, first-served basis.

Wish to understand more?

Take a look at the image below; the concept of domain life Cyle is rather similar to the Life Cycle of a Frog. The process starts from the first step, ends and repeats itself again.

When Domain Redemption Period has lapsed, the process is IRREVERSIBLE. To prevent this from happening, RENEW EARLIER or Renew for Multiples Years.

029 Life cycle of a frog

Image Source from: www.infovisual.info

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Benefits of using webmail vs email client

March 25th, 2014

A brief explanation for Email Client is a program that is used to access and manage (read send, organize emails, etc) a user’s emails.  In other words, users of email client can only access their email account when they are in the office or before a particular desktop / laptop.

Webmail is becoming more essential than email client for all businesses due to the fact that users can have direct access to their webmail while they are away from the office or on holiday. Webmail has brought convenience to its users / business owners. Bear in mind that Webmail is completely different from Email Client.

Check more on the infographic below tells you the benefits of Webmail in a much clearer way.

 

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1) Easy Access

- You can access webmail directly as long as you have internet access

- You only need to remember the URL which brings you to your email login, your email address (equivalent to your login ID) and password.

2) Backup

- By using webmail, you can still access all your information (previously sent emails, drafts, other folders, etc) anywhere with a browser and internet connection.  No configuration or additional software is required, just an Internet browser.

- NO worries of data loss even if your computer crashes or in the case of theft.

3) Universality

- There are many types of email accounts, but no email accounts can be accessed through the email program. Email clients connect to the account via server by using email protocols such as POP or IMAP. If these are not available, then the program will not be able to access the messages, and users will be unable to check and reply to clients’ emails.

4) Do not need to own a computer

- Webmail accounts can be used at any he computer. Thus webmail users do not need to own a computer as they can access their emails using a friend’s laptop, or simply at a cyber café.

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Cloud Service VS Hotel Room Rental Service

March 17th, 2014

Cloud Hosting VS Hotel Room Service

Cloud Service is similar to Hotel Room Rental Service in many ways.

1) You don’t have to buy a house / apartment and pay a high maintenance cost

When you buy a house / apartment, let’s not forget that you must also pay for yearly assessment, quit rent, monthly maintenance fees, etc. Cloud service is similar to renting a hotel room. When renting a hotel room, you do not have to pay the yearly and monthly high maintenance costs.

 

2) Rent an extra hotel room only base on needs

Imagine you have guests coming over for a visit this weekend. You can simply rent a hotel room and pay for that few days only.

Now imagine you have more data for backup this week, and will delete the data when you do not need them anymore in next month. It’s not financially wise to buy an additional hard disk for data backup and only realize that you do not need it anymore next month.

 

3) Your choice of renting 1 room, 2 rooms or more – pay as you use

Renting a hotel room: when the need arises, you actually only pay for the extra space you use. When your guests leave, you just need to check out and stop paying for the extra space immediately. In other words, you are not obliged to pay for what you Do Not use.

This is no doubt another advantage of cloud service.

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Cloud Backup Service & Bank

March 17th, 2014

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An ancient method for our ancestors to keep their money was to have it hidden under the pillow. Certainly, it was not the safest method to keep valuables or in this case, money.

The same happens when businesses keep their valuables, in this case customer details or other important data on a personal computer in the office. In the old days, we all stored our important business data using the paper-based system. Slowly businesses had adapted to storing data on a computer or hard disk. And now, with new technology, THE SAFEST STORAGE METHOD is with Cloud Service, in which your important data is safely stored away from your physical premises.

Thefts, floods or fire can occur, but your data is still safe!

 

IS IT REALLY SAFE?

Absolutely Yes! During the automatic data storing process, your important data is encrypted to ensure the highest privacy and protection.

** Encryption provides a very strong security.

In the past, people initially could not accept the fact that they could store their hard-earned money at a third party place, the bank. Slowly people had trusted that it’s safe.

The same goes to Cloud Backup Service! Your important business data is in the good hands of Exabytes when you store it via Exabytes Cloud Backup Service.

 

1) Storage Size

Traditional:
A traditional paper-based backup system requires a physical space to keep your files. The space needed increases from time to time when you have more data. It is a financial burden to continuously rent or buy a physical space to store your important files.

Cloud Service:
A cloud service can solve this problem as it does not take up any physical space in your premises. The space needed is in digital form, and users just need to pay a small amount of money to get the service to store their data.

 

2) Vulnerability

Traditional:
A traditional paper-based system is a document management system which is 100% paper-based. Papers are vulnerable to damage in the event of fire, flood or simply to insects.

Cloud Service:
With cloud service, your important data is stored on a server, which is safely placed in a data center. The data center has a very strong security and only authorized personnel can have access to it. Besides, data centers are well equipped to prevent damage to servers in the event of fire, flood and other natural disasters.

 

3) Mobility

Traditional:
Traditional paper-based system does not allow you to bring along your stored data anywhere.

Cloud Service:
The data that is stored with cloud service has very high mobility, i.e. users can access the data on any mobile device that has an internet connection. In other words, users can have access to the data when they are away from the office without bringing anything physical with them. They can just access the data required anytime and anywhere.

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.Asia Domain

March 14th, 2014

Asia Domain Name

.Asia Domain Offer At USD2.88

Exabytes Network welcomes registrations of .Asia domains at RM8.88 each for the first year. For more information, visit:

http://exabytes.com/services/domain/asiadomain.php

What is .Asia Domain? 

.ASIA is a Domain Extension sponsored by DotAsia Organisation. It is also a regional domain for companies, organizations and individuals that specifically have a target demographic market based in Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.

.Asia community Projects and Development

DotAsia Organisation is a not-for-profit, community membership-based organization incorporated as a “limited by guarantee and not having a share capital” corporation (in Hong Kong). As a not-for-profit organization, DotAsia promote Internet development and adoption around Asia. Since they launched “.Asia” through 2007 and 2008, they have contributed funds and support to many different Community Projects around Asia.

The organization is the Sponsoring Organization and Registry Operator for the .Asia Sponsored Generic Top Level Domain (TLD). DotAsia oversees the policies and governance of the “.Asia” Top Level Domain (TLD) Registry. DotAsia is building a strong foundation of active usage and traffic to “.Asia” domain names. Every “.Asia” domain name helps support Internet development in Asia.

 ONE and TWO Character Web Addresses Available under “.Asia” Domain Names

In year 2013, DotAsia, the organization has announced releasing single and double character domain names.

Edmon Chung, DotAsia’s chief executive officer, said: “One and two-character domain names, such as ‘T.asia’ or ‘UV.asia’, are easy to spell, easy to remember, quickly shared and ideal for mobility.   Not only are they short and compelling, they also contain a keyword and geographical label, increasing the chances of being found by people and search engines alike.”

Credited to: http://www.dot.asia/

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4 Characteristics of a Great Blog

March 14th, 2014

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Attractive Design

The blog design is the first thing people see. The design should be special and attractive, although it should not consist too much flash which might slow down website loading speed.

While it is convenient to use default themes, try adding a little design to your website with your personal style.

 

Clear Focus

A great blog should have a clear focus. Don’t tell people everything in detail; share with your blog readers the information you have in summary. Besides, focus on the topics related to your blog, and not just any other topics.

 

Spectacular Image

A picture is worth a thousand word. Images play an important role to attract people to read your blog; before your blog readers see your content, the first things they see are the images on your website. Images are good to complement your blog posts and reinforce your points. Avoid cliché and overused images.

 

Useful sidebar

A good blog should have some useful sidebars such as:

  • Popular posts
  • Recent posts
  • Blogroll / friends lists
  • Search
  • Category links
  • Link to RSS feed
  • Recent comments
  • Promotion of products/services

These sidebars make it easy for your reader to navigate freely on your website. For example, readers can jump straight to certain topics they like or simply run a search to read the topics they wish.

If you have a great blog, you can consider to join our 100 Blogger Program to monetize it!

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