System Administration

Introducing CMS Report "Lite"

As most of you know, earlier this year we rebranded the website CMS Report to this site, socPub. The website's new identity has allowed me, article contributors, and our readers to explore topics well outside the norm of conversations surrounding content management systems. Although we're going through a bit of growing pains with establishing a new identity under socPub, I'm fully committed to this new website.

Simple Guide for Creating a WordPress Blog Emilly Parkerson Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:22

There are many reasons why you may want to start your own blog. It can be a personal blog where you share your own thoughts and ideas or a commercial blog that promotes products/services you or a third party sells. What’s more is that it is possible to make money with a blog by selling advertising space. The important thing you need to do is to first learn how to setup a blog the right way. This post discusses the key steps you need to take when starting a WordPress blog.

Digital Desertion: Poor Websites and Apps Push Brand Consumers Away

NEW YORK – August 24, 2017 – Internet users are growing more demanding and less forgiving, according to the results of a consumer survey from Apica, the performance monitoring and testing experts. In a clear call to action for organizations around the world, Apica’s survey found that three quarters of respondents expect websites and apps to perform faster than they did three years ago.

CMS Report is now socPub

We're no longer yesterday's CMS Report. Less than ten days ago, I started the process to migrate this website's content management system from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. During the migration I decided it was also time for a rebrand by listing the site under a new name and a new domain. We're now socPub and registered under the domain socpub.com.

What does socPub mean? Absolutely, nothing.

Database provisioning just got a lot easier – and a lot smarter

Cambridge UK, Monday 27 February – Redgate Software today released its long awaited database provisioning tool, SQL Clone, which allows copies of SQL Server databases and backups to be created in seconds, using only around 40MB of disk space per instance.

The release directly addresses – and resolves – the two big concerns Database Administrators (DBAs) face when provisioning copies of databases or backups for use in test or development environments.

Bryan Ruby Says Goodbye To CMS Report

Over the years, I've told people that CMS Report is a side business. While I would never become rich from this blog, I've been lucky enough to have been able to put a little extra cash in my wallet from this website's ad revenue. In truth, what has actually sustained CMS Report is not money but my passion for information systems. I absolutely love this magical process where people, hardware, software, and infrastructure come together to improve the business or organization.

Are Industrial Control Systems the Latest Weapon in Modern Warfare?

Are industrial control and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems the new frontier, not just for cyber-crime but also for cyberwar? Until recently, when you were at war with a country, you sent in your bombers. First they hit the military targets. Once they had finished those off, they would hit infrastructure, with attacks designed to destroy industry and demoralize the civilian population.

Infographic: Your Slow Website Costs You Money

John Stevens over at Hosting Facts posted an article and infographic that should interest website owners. Basically it comes down to this: the negatives of a slow website are too significant for you to ignore. Slow website speed have real impacts impacts on customer satisfaction. In technical terms, your conversions and advertising revenues can go down steadily without an active formulation of your website speed.

7 Vital Points for Web Designers that Affect SEO

There are two things that you cannot separate when you are doing online business. These are web design and search engine optimization (SEO). The design of a website can affect its performance on the search engines severely. Every online entrepreneurs dream is to be on the first page of a search engine’s result lineup. It does not matter whether it is Bing or Google, having your website on the first page and especially among the first five results is very good for your site.

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