Passwordless Login - It's here!
Identity theft and compromised data are regular occurrences in our society due to the fact that man-made passwords are becoming easier to hack as malware technology advances. Countless people are guilty of committing the age old sins of using weak passwords and re-using the same password for most (or all) of their accounts for the sake of convenience. CNN produced an article showing that the top five passwords being used in 2019 are also the first five passwords that most hackers will try. They are: 123456 123456789 qwerty password 111111 Almost every website uses email and password authentication; this means that the same email is tied to an average of 130 different websites – it would be impossible to remember that many passwords. It’s argued that passwords serve an essential security function. Unfortunately, if a password is not changed often enough, it becomes susceptible to an information breach. A recent…
Worry-Free Warranty Packages Are Here!
Your Website Requires Maintenance. — Just Like Your Car Requires Maintenance — Just like cars, websites require maintenance in order to operate properly. When you buy a car and drive it off the lot, that car still requires oil changes, constant monitoring, and seasonal ongoing maintenance. Similarly, maintaining your website is crucial to ensure that it’s secure from malware, vulnerabilities, hackers, and viruses. Let’s Talk Website HealthYour website is unsafe and vulnerable if any of the following items are true: Your WordPress version is outdated. Any plugins are outdated. If your security is outdated. If your website is not “maintained” or “healthy,” like a car, it can break down at any time. Hackers Target Unmaintained WebsitesUnmaintained websites have outdated software, plugins and security features. This generates holes, providing hackers with an easy entrance into your website. Most of the time, users are not aware that their website has been infected until it is too late….
Instagram stops bullying? - AM640
President Adam Oldfield, speaks with Jeff McArthur on AM640 on the new features to help stop bullying online through Instagram. Is it really helping or is it just to let users feel better. Reality is that the features are simple. a) If you post something that is questionable…insta will ask “Are you sure you want to post this?” b) Restrict features – will stop those that you don’t want to email, post, comment or even know your online. Doesn’t stop them from thinking they are posting to your Instagram feed. Find out more – https://omny.fm/shows/jeff-mcarthur/instagram-tackling-bullying-canadians-wont-disconn
Cashier less grocery stores
Speaking with Jeff McArthur AM 640 along with CEO of FPM3 Adam Oldfield shares the pros and cons of the new cashier less future of groceries. https://omny.fm/shows/jeff-mcarthur/cashier-less-grocery-stores-are-making-their-way-t
CEO - Adam Oldfield workshop with Young Entrepreneurs
Tuesday July 9 2019 in Kitchener-Waterloo Once again I’m super excited to be supporting and Advising many of our future entrepreneurs located through the Kitchener-Waterloo area in the entrepreneur program. I’ve done this for several years and it is always a privilege to speak with young future minded business owners. I take great pride and sharing experience and further encouraging them how to be better sales people. I love even more hearing WHAT businesses they decided to try. I encourage everyone to try and make sure you will employ or give the opportunity to a young business owner trying to start up. Not only for the cost that you may be saving but even more so giving him a chance to mess up and learn from their mistakes.
Correct Your business Online Listings!
10 years ago, creating an ad through traditional media involved creating a page in a phone book of one’s municipality. A set fee and a meeting would determine the size of the ad and how many phone numbers you would need to keep your business local. Maintaining this ad would involve paying a big chunk of money every month. If there was a mistake in the ad, such as a phone number discrepancy, then the business that commissioned the ad would have to deal with months or even years of people calling the wrong phone number. With today’s technological advancements and the rise of the internet, there are many online marketing options. Websites such as Google or Facebook allow both small and medium size businesses the instantaneous ability to update information. It could be an address, a phone number, or a featured ad that one wants to profile. Gone are…
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH: CHOCOLATE TALES | WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Just as chocolate is a delicious way to enhance your experiences so is making an equally as indulgent website. Chocolate Tales takes pride in offering premium chocolate products, and various programs that are designed around you, your family, friends, and colleagues. When FPM was presented with the opportunity to design and build a fully custom website for Chocolate Tales it not only got our heads spinning with ideas but our mouths watering at the idea! Our goal with the website was to turn Chocolate Tales’ current 3 websites into one new, sleek and, modern website to show off their expertise in the industry. Our focus was on the product resulting in lots of rich and delicious imagery. We even added the opportunity for our client to sell their products right from their fully custom store! Another vital part of this build was making the site unique and user-friendly. Our team…
*BEWARE* GOOGLE MY BUSINESS PHONE SCAM!
Google My Business (GMB) is a popular tool that helps companies and organizations manage their online presence across Google. If you have recently registered your company on GMB, or are thinking about doing so, please be aware that you will NOT receive a phone call from a Google representative asking you for credit card information. If you do receive a phone call from a Google representative asking you to verify your account by giving them your credit card details over the phone, hang up immediately as THIS IS A SCAM. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM NON-LEGITIMATE PHONE CALLS Not all calls from Google are fake, from time to time google may call to verify your listing or confirm your Google business account. To help identify if the call is legitimate or not, please see the list “Things google will NEVER do” below: Google will never charge you for inclusion in Google My…
Why your business needs to be online!
As you can see in this chart that was created it’s evident that millions of people are using online to share, entertain and now purchase. Where does your business fit online and how are you going about positioning yourself to your customers? Every 60 secs x $1,000,000 is spent online. Thousands of people are seeking for services similar to yours and how are you letting them know you exist. The problem with online marketing these days is that you’re so busy trying to make sure your product and service meet your customer needs you tend to forget you need to keep communicating to them through online marketing. 15 years ago you were able to talk to a sales rep within one of the mediums, radio, television, outdoor or newsprint and they would take care of putting together the ad for you. After it ran they could come meet with you…