The Ian Scott Group

Bringing Business & Solutions Together

Canada: 26 First Avenue
Orangeville, ON L9W 1H8
(519) 940-3504
Europe: +30 690 600 3137
(Athens, Greece)

Victoria Day Weekend 2015 – Our Availability

In Canada, we celebrate the Monday before May 25th as “Victoria Day,” a holiday that honours Queen Victoria and is sometimes known as “The Queen’s Birthday.” Additionally, it’s also fondly called the “May Two-Four Weekend.” Canadians often look forward to this holiday as the first one of the warmer weather and many will open their…

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Password Safe – Manage Your Passwords

Recently, one of our clients was bemoaning the fact that he had to keep track of so many passwords that it was “overtaking his life” as he put it. He wasn’t sure how to manage them all, and of course, using the same password for all your websites, email accounts and banking information is not…

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Are You Mobile Ready?

We’ve been advising our clients for some time now, that they need to think about having their websites “mobile enabled.” And now it’s official: Google has announced that websites that are not mobile friendly by April 21st, 2015, will likely see their rankings in the search results affected. How significant will the search result changes…

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Helping The Family

Back in late 2014, David Scott, the 12 year old son of one of the principal’s of The Ian Scott Group, completed a Minecraft themed adventure novel. Both his parents were quite impressed with the work and talent David showed – and both thought the book was quite good. Especially considering David’s youthful age! After…

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Local Search Problems – A Quick Analysis of Two Businesses

Today, I came across two different and interesting scenarios in regard to local business and what they were doing with regard to ranking in local searches for their particular businesses. Both are quite different and provide completely separate types of services. One business, a home services provider, is trying to get ranked for a variety…

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Domain Notification Scam

Some of our clients recently have been receiving emails from an email address which usually ends with .domainnoticesxxxx.com where xxxx is a four digit number. Sometimes, the four digit number right before the .com is 5501 and today we noticed one of these emails where the domain name ended with the number 2233.com. The emails…

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PairoWoodies – What Happened?

After 15 years, the principals of PairoWoodies have decided its time to move on in their own directions. I am proud of what I accomplished with that business, starting back in about 1997 when the “Internet” was new and the majority of people were only starting to hear about it. Most people in North America…

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New Servers Almost Ready

April 25, 2014 After lots of testing, installing, hardening and configuration, the new email and web servers are almost fully ready for implementation and going live. Installing a new server is often time consuming and there are always some “gotcha’s” that need to be worked out. Planning ahead certainly helps to minimize mistakes or configuration…

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Strange DNS Issues Hopefully Resolved!

February 21, 2014 Earlier, we received a report that a client was trying to send email but it bounced back with an error message, “stat=Deferred: 450 4.7.1 Client host rejected: cannot find your reverse hostname…” This was odd because for the past 14 years, we’ve had our own Class C IP range along with delegation…

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3 Images That Make Your Twitter Page Memorable

December 2013 Signing up for a new Twitter account, you’ll find that the default profile is decidedly generic. Your profile picture is a nondescript egg laid by the Twitter bird. Your header is black, and not horrible, and your page background is very Twitter-like. Clearly an individual or business looking to distinguish their brand on…

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