Digital Transformation as it applies to your Business

Metrics are revelatory, and they paint operational portraits from multiple angles. Computational technology makes digital transformation more apparent so regularly that changes seem to be of a daily kind. Big Data today uses cloud computing arrays to process more data quicker, allowing for more in-depth, applicable insights over time. Better insights help direct your operation in terms of digital optimization putsches. If you know where solutions are necessary, and when, it’s a lot easier to fix things. This is as true internally with your business as it is externally in terms of marketing. When it comes to marketing, applications are …

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How AI is Transforming & Shaping E-commerce Models

For certain industries, the emergence of the internet drove nails into the coffin of traditional brick-and-mortar retail. Now AI is set to do much the same thing for many of the processes in the now-standard e-commerce models. Supported by ever-improving cloud resource distribution and IoT technology, here are some of the major ways in which AI is overhauling the basic structure of e-commerce models and forcing retailers big and small to move with the times or be left behind:

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Location-Based Slack Status Updates

Location-Based Slack Status: Using Automation to Update Slack Status by Location

Why update your Slack status manually when you can have automation do it for you? Better yet, why not create automation to set a location-based Slack status? There hasn’t been an easy way to set a location-based slack status up until now, but we have figured out a method that works while requiring no coding experience whatsoever! Being able to update a slack status based on location can be an extremely useful tool to help optimize any workflow, click inside to see how to easily set up automatic slack statuses based on location using IFTTT, Zapier, and Slack app integrations.

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New York VPS

NEW! – East Coast/New York VPS Hosting Now Available, Hello Big Apple!

SkySilk has achieved Manifest Destiny! As SkySilk server locations continue to expand, New York VPS hosting has now been added to our list of available server locations. More data center locations provide more local support, meaning an improved user-end connection. With the addition of the New York VPS servers, users can now deploy their Linux VPS to the East Coast.

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GitLab vs GitHub | Is it Time to Switch to GitLab? Microsoft Acquires GitHub

Is it time to switch to GitLab?  This morning on June 4th, 2018, Microsoft has officially announced its acquisition of the git repository giant, GitHub. This has left most developers in a state of curiosity, but others in a panic looking for alternatives to GitHub.  While the official statements from Microsoft are centered around retaining a “developer-first” and “open platform”, one can’t help but wonder how this acquisition will play into a larger business model.  So what does the future look like for GitHub and will developers be looking to switch from GitHub to GitLab?  Additionally, how does one approach …

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Domain Names 101 | What are Domain Names?

You may be wondering, what are domain names? What does HTTP stand for, IP Address, or www.? Domain names are central to the world wide web and are vital in determining how you connect to the internet. Having some working knowledge about how domain names work can prove invaluable in creating a new website.  Understanding the anatomy is also crucial to determining which hosting-plan is the best for your new blog, website, or eCommerce store.

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How to Set Up a Node.js Server on Linux VPS

 Node.js is a very powerful and popular tool for both servers and applications. This post will detail how to install and set up a Node.js Server on a Linux VPS running CentOS 7.  The Node.js application will be managed by PM2, and provide users with secure access to the application. We will also write a very brief Javascript app to respond to requests to the server.

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Django and Python

Django Tutorial: Building a Basic Web App Using Django Python

Brief Intro In this guide, you will learn about employing an MVC web framework for a basic web app, which is written in Python. Python is a powerful and popular programming language. This text is a Django tutorial that gives emphasis to utilizing Django and Python to create a web application in the cloud with many common features found in today’s Web 2.0 applications.

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How to Connect an Android App to a MySQL Database

Connecting a mobile app to a database is a critical foundation of many of the world’s most popular applications. User accounts, news updates, and statistics are just a few examples of the data one may wish to store and pull. In this post, we are going to look at how to connect an Android app to a MySQL database using a free SkySilk VPS. Our Android app will be a mock stock price tracker, displaying the name and price of some made up stocks.

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