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I am going to say it: “One of the stupidest things some Canadian so-called web designers do is place an ‘accept cookies notice’ on websites.” Seriously. It is stupid, it is annoying, and it is not legally required in Canada. It is especially stupid and annoying on mobile devices, where the dumb notice covers up…

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There has been an interesting report about a website ransomware malware installed on a website, that resulted in the total loss of the website. Details are a bit sketchy, but apparently a hosting company that runs Linux Ubuntu servers had a customer that reported their website files were totally encrypted and a demand for 20…

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Bad Bots! But Not The Russian Sort If you’ve paid attention to the media and politics recently, you’ve probably heard about allegations of bots – Russian bots specifically, that apparently exist to influence US (and now the upcoming Canadian) elections. We here have no opinion on these types of bots, that may affect Twitter and…

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How often do you back up your data from your PC or laptop? If you’re like most people, probably hardly ever. You probably mean to do it, but every day, something else comes up and that full backup just does not happen. Hey – it’s happened long ago, to us as well. Long hours working…

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All E-commerce platforms can be complicated and often, with security and other updates, functionality can unexpectedly change. Of course, store owners just want things to work as expected and often are not aware of reasons why something might change. Some of the reasons that functionality of an e-commerce platform can change include: Security issues that…

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Sometimes, we get so busy working for other clients, and then, enjoying our hobbies, that we forget we have our own website that needs to be updated! What a horrible example we’re setting when we do that! But it happens – and to be honest, we’re thankful for the clients that we have that keep…

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When Nola Hrbotecky came to us asking for help with her business website, we were more than happy to have a look at what she had tried to do on her own and made some suggestions on how it could be improved. We all know how frustrating our own bookkeeping can be, and or a…

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It’s been quite the year here at The Ian Scott Group and we’re thankful to all of our clients for helping make 2018 an awesome year! We want to wish you a fantastic Christmas holiday, how ever you will be celebrating it, and all the best for 2019! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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