A Link Building Primer

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With nearly 200 million Web sites vying for traffic, there’s more to marketing a Web site than waiting for the masses to discover it. Search engine optimization (SEO) techniques can help, but your site will be competing with millions of other sites. Discover how one of the most powerful SEO techniques—link building—can persuade search engines like Google to value your site over others lacking quality incoming links.

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Dynamic Scheduling: The Missing Link to Mastering Field Mobility?

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Source Refrigeration & HVAC needed an automated scheduling solution to round out its mobile initiative for a workforce of nearly 500 field technicians. Ease of integration was a key consideration for Source. Find out why the company found IFS 360 Scheduling's dynamic solution appealing. Read More

Zavanti Talks to Village Building Company

The Village Building Company has been working with Zavanti International for more than 11 years. Both companies have grown significantly over those years; VBC has quadrupled in size, while Zavanti has expanded its products offering to a full range of enterprise resource planning solutions. Zavanti talks to VBC about their working relationship and why Zavanti has proven so important to VBC’s business growth. Read More

Optimizing Bandwidth: Why Size Doesn’t Always Matter

Network managers have to balance the need for increased speed of response and the best possible end user performance, and the need to reduce costs.

Traffic on the network expands to fill the available bandwidth, resulting in degraded performance across the most congested links. Network managers have to be able to show that a link is experiencing congestion for a significant amount of time due to legitimate business usage before they can add additional capacity. But approaches such as peak or average utilization and traffic totals provide limited insight into and understanding of network congestion.

To optimize the use of existing capacity and make the business case for more bandwidth, network managers need to ask themselves a number of questions. In this white paper, a new approach to getting needed information about network congestion is discussed. Principles to consider for effective capacity planning are discussed, as well as the limitations to traditional approaches to managing network capacity, and a solution called burst utilization is given, to measure performance and save network managers time.

A burst-style view shows the links spending the most amount of time in a congested state and the time in that state. Using this information, the network manager can explore why the link is busy and whether additional bandwidth is needed, and identify any links where capacity could be reduced. By using existing bandwidth more effectively, they may be able to improve the end user experience.  Read More

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