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GridLite

Whether you choose GridLITE, GridPRO, or GridMAX for your web hosting environment, our GridIron® Platform is an unprecedented solution for those of you who want the cost-efficient and supportive benefits of shared hosting ... without the risks.

GridIron® was built from the ground up with security in mind. Every single layer from file and database servers to the systems and application layers are cross-connected, with parallel redundancy, full load balancing, and no single point of failure. The design is
Platform:
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Unix
Disk space:
Amount of storage space available on the server.
20GB
Bandwidth:
Internet bandwidth transfer limit.
Unmetered
Location:
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Setup:
One-time setup fee the hosting provider charges.
Free
Control panel:
Type of control panel provided.
Proprietary
Money back:
Money back option the hosting provider gives.
30 days
Hosted domains:
Number of domains that can be hosted with this package.
11
Scripting:
Scripting languages supported by this package.
PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python
Email accounts:
Number of email accounts you get with this package.
1000
Databases:
Number of databases you can set up.
5
Extra features:
Additional features available for this package.
Marketing credits, FTP access, Shopping cart, Site statistics
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Superb Internet

Superb.NET is a wholly owned division of Superb Internet Corporation, a world-class, award-winning web hosting company founded in 1996. Ever since then, Superb Internet has been consistently rated as one of the very best web hosts by all web host rating agencies, such as Web Hosting Magazine. These awards have been in all areas, especially customer support and reseller services. As the hosting division of Superb Internet; Superb.NET provides a complete range of managed web hosting services, from virtual hosting through to high-volume, mission-critical dedicated service solutions. At the core of Superb.NET is a focus approach to customer service and continuous service improvement, as a part of its commitment to staying "Ahead of the Rest®”
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Superb Hosting
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SuperbHosting.Net is a wholly owned division of Superb Internet Corporation, a world-class, award-winning web hosting company founded in 1996. Since 1996, Superb Internet has been consistently rated as one of the very best web hosts by all web host rating agencies, such as Web Hosting Magazine, in all areas, especially customer support and reseller services. As the hosting division of Superb Internet; SuperbHosting provides a complete range of managed web hosting services, from virtual hosting through to high-volume, mission-critical dedicated service solutions. SuperbHosting's core focus is customer service, and continuous service improvement, as a part of its commitment to staying "Ahead of the Rest."®
Ownership:
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Privately Held
Revenue:
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$1 - 10M ($5,000,000 estimated) Ranked 27 at HostMonk
Employees:
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25 - 100 (50 estimated) Ranked 23 at HostMonk
Owned domains:
List of other domain names that are owned by the same owner as this site.
superbservers.net, superbhosting.net, whosea.org, superbenterprise.net, superbservers.com, daintytime.com, deerfieldenterprises.com, aabga.org, islamicnsg.com, 121-worms-live-fishing-bait.com, deimospg.com, waterfordva.org, versacad.com, nova-cs.com, ockanickon.org, chamalu.com, illinoisbirds.org, proactiv-us.com, dohaiss.com, superbhosting.com, superbblog.com, thewaldorfschool.org, foodonaplate.com, planetadeluz.com, rhacademy.org, dcsail.org
Supported product types:
Hosting package types supported by this provider.
Dedicated server, Web hosting
Payment options:
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Credit card, PayPal
Contacts:
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37 contacts at Jigsaw
Jigsaw company details:
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About Us

We are a world-class web hosting company founded in 1996. We've led the industry ever since, because our top priority is meeting the needs of our customers. Most customers who come on board, never look back. Some may leave temporarily to try the competition, seeking lower price-points or taking advantage of short-term promotions, but in almost every case, they come back to Superb. Why? For the sake of quality: our reliable service, reliable network, and reliable solutions.

Site Info:
Online since:
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Alexa traffic rank:
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Alexa traffic rank in US:
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Unique monthly visitors:
The Unique Visitors metric only counts a person once no matter how many times they visit a site in a given month. Unique Visitors are typically used to determine how popular a site is.
3,776 (Compete.com) Ranked 58 at HostMonk
Sites linking in:
Average load time:
Median website load time and percent of known sites that are slower.
1.974 Seconds, 67% of the sites are faster Ranked 55 at HostMonk
Site keywords:
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Opportunities, Partners Programs, Amazon Associates Program
Contact Info:
Twitter profile:
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superbinternet (8502 followers)
"Your #1 web host since 1996 - w/ Data Centers across the US - Dedicated Servers, Managed Hosting, Shared Web Hosting, Domains!"
Ranked 8 at HostMonk
Address:
Physical address of this company.
999 Bishop St. #1850, Honolulu, HI 96813-4457, USA
999 Bishop St. #1850, Honolulu, HI 96813-4457, USA
Phone:
Official phone number of this company.
1-888-354-6128
Official email:
Official email address of this company.
marketing@superb.net
Support email:
Support email address of this hosting provider.
Support@Superb.net
Terms of service:
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Status page:
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User Reviews:
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Blog posts
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Big Banks Talk Containers & Cloud
Dec 22, 2015
In the finance sector, data safety is paramount. The adoption of cloud and containers by two huge banks demonstrates that these technologies are of use to virtually any organization. The Growing Financial Cloud Simplification at the Big Banks Streamlining & Public Cloud Forest, Not Trees Top Performance & Security The Growing Financial Cloud For financial firms, the question of using the third-party virtual systems of public cloud is challenging: financial information must be highly secure both to maintain reputation and to stay in line with regulations. Any data solution used by banks must be carefully scrutinized prior to deployment. Two of the findings from a poll published in the spring by the Cloud Security Alliance suggest that the financial industry, like healthcare and the rest of business, are increasingly comfortable with cloud technology, particularly public cloud: More than four out of five finance-sector companies that are still establishing their cloud plan will use public options (as opposed to private or hybrid ones), at least in part. Almost three-quarters of poll participants were currently transitioning from hybrid to public models. Those “two statistics show added comfort and assurance when practicing in the cloud and [are] an encouraging sign of maturity in […] The post Big Banks Talk Containers & Cloud appeared first on Superb Internet.
How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days (Part 4)
Dec 16, 2015
Lead magnet… check. Opt-in Box… check. Squeeze page… check. Now, it’s time to get the Thank You page wrapped up and build in a Self Liquidating Offer… let’s get started. The Execution Plan – #4 Thank You Page Now, you’ve created your lead magnet… you’ve created and installed your squeeze pages and opt-in boxes… now what? Once your prospect opts in, you need to direct them to a Thank You page. The Thank You page simply informs them to check their email box for the lead magnet (if they gave you a good email address) and then offers up a quick thank you… …and you could place your SLO or Self Liquidating Offer I mentioned previously in this article here. This “bridge” will span the gap from solving one problem they have to solving the greater problem… for example, the desire to become a tennis pro. The SLO is also called a TripWire Offer and is designed to quickly convert your prospect from a ‘subscriber’ into a ‘customer’. After all, we are in this to make a little money right? Here’s an example where you could place a short video thanking them for opting in and then create your bridge […] The post How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days (Part 4) appeared first on Superb Internet.
Trends & Forecasts from the IDG Cloud Survey
Dec 15, 2015
As one author explains, cloud is not only technologically but philosophically disruptive: it has changed the way we understand digital interaction. Let’s look at that broad view and then zero in on highlights from a 2015 cloud survey. Cloud as a Tech Model Highlights from New Cloud Survey Use of Cloud to Meet Business Goals Forecast for Adoption of Cloud Infrastructure & Apps Use of APIs in 2016 Budgets Decision-Makers Effect on IT Cloud as it Should Be Cloud as a Tech Model In the just-published book A Pre-History of the Cloud, author and former network engineer Tung-Hui Hu explores how the cloud changed our perception of the Internet. He does so by tracing the development of the use of cloud as a model within communications and technology. One of the first appearances of something that resembled the cloud was in a 1922 diagram that suggested a system of telegraph connections to enable mathematicians to rapidly interact for better weather forecasting. Another project fashioned in a similarly nebulous, interconnected manner came in 1951, when AT&T announced its new electronic skyway, which was a US-based network of microwave relay stations. In the 70s, the notion of cloud had been embraced as a […] The post Trends & Forecasts from the IDG Cloud Survey appeared first on Superb Internet.
How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days (Part 3)
Dec 14, 2015
Alright! Now we should have our first lead magnet done… if you didn’t complete yours – go back now and follow along in part 2 of the “How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days”. Once you’ve completed your lead magnet, it’s time to build out the “fishing lures” aka the Opt-In boxes. Let’s get started! The Execution Plan – #2 Tools to Create and Install Opt-In Boxes In order to install an opt-in box on your blog – you will first need email marketing software like ConstantContact, AWeber, or MailChimp. Each of these services will allow you to create a ‘list’ for your lead magnet. The list is what will store your email subscribers you obtain from your blog. In addition, the email service is where you will log in and send emails from. The email service will also be setup with an ‘auto responder’ and optin system that keeps you CAN-SPAM compliant (which is important). The email service will deliver your lead magnet quickly and automatically for you as well… which aids in creating a tighter bond with subscribers. Once you have created your “How to Break Serve” list inside of your email marketing software – you […] The post How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days (Part 3) appeared first on Superb Internet.
How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days (Part 2)
Dec 14, 2015
In part 1 of “How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days”, we learned why we must blog… and the strategy we must integrate into our website and blog to improve the conversion process. Also known as the Know, Like, and Trust formula. Today, we will be getting our hands dirty and start working on our first weapon of conversion – the Lead Magnet. The Execution Plan – #1 Build Your Lead Magnet Assuming you already have a blog, we can begin… if you need hosting I recommend you find a basic plan and install WordPress. You can go here for affordable hosting packages: http://www.superb.net/web-hosting/web-hosting-plans Building credibility and trust is first done by creating a Lead Magnet. A lead magnet is simply a free cheat sheet, whitepaper, video, or anything that SOLVES ONE PROBLEM your target prospects have. What Makes a Good Lead Magnet? Solves a Problem for Your Prospect MUST be Consumed by Your Prospect (brief but concise) Delivered Quickly (via email or link via email) Quite simply, we want to HELP the prospect without being too pushy. Second, the lead magnet must be of suitable quality that they actually consume the information or service. The people who […] The post How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days (Part 2) appeared first on Superb Internet.
Data Science “Fails” to Avoid
Dec 09, 2015
Data scientists are getting paid huge salaries, presumably to infuse their businesses with insight and allow stunning differentiation from competition. However, many organizations aren’t using this field to its full potential. Fail #1 – Too Much Data, Not Enough Science Fail #2 – Lack of Clearly Established Goals Fail #3 – Chasing After Leprechauns Fail #4 – A People Problem Fail #5 – Thinking it’s Just a Trend Fail #6 – Demanding Black and White We can all agree that the era of data science is in full swing. If we need any further evidence of that truism, we can look at the high salaries companies are willing to pay to specialists. For instance, in Australia, the average data scientist now makes $200,000 – the equivalent of $146,000 in USD – according to a report from data intelligence consultancy Which-50. Although business leaders know that having experts who are focusing their efforts on data analytics is increasingly critical, companies still are not fully capitalizing on their data science investments. Nearly as many analytic experts say that their business is not making full use of their capabilities (37%) as say that their role is fundamental to their firm’s competitive advantage (40%). […] The post Data Science “Fails” to Avoid appeared first on Superb Internet.
How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days (Part 1)
Dec 09, 2015
How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days and Convert Them into Loyal Customers I’ve been blogging for many years now, and I can tell you blogging works for generating new prospects and customers… IF you go about it the right way. In this series, I hope to give you a solid foundation and a blueprint for turning your existing blog into an effective sales channel for you. This system will make you money. In fact, the system I’m sharing is a funnel that will generate quality leads and the convert those leads into customers. You’ll also learn why blogging is valuable (if you aren’t blogging now) – and I’ll lay out a full step-by-step Execution Plan so you can begin generating subscribers quickly. The execution plan is simple enough for a beginner to implement and powerful enough for seasoned marketers to benefit from. While I will lay out the full plan for you, it’s up to you to implement. Don’t be shy, this plan only takes a short amount of time to create and execute. In addition, feel free to ask questions in the comments below this article if you get stuck or have questions. Getting to 1,001 […] The post How to Get 1001 Blog Subscribers in 30 Days (Part 1) appeared first on Superb Internet.
Why Use a Dedicated Server? Five Reasons
Dec 01, 2015
Discussion of web hosting has become cloud 24/7, but using a dedicated server is still a completely reasonable choice. Let’s look at what a dedicated server is and the advantages of using one. What is a Dedicated Server? Access/Control Security Uptime Your Own IP Service Options What is a Dedicated Server? A dedicated server is a single server that is designated for the specific use of one company or individual. It typically includes a Web server program (such as Apache) and other basic applications, along with an Internet connection through the hosting service’s data center. Dedicated servers are often used for websites with large amounts of traffic. The customer is able to control the server remotely from its own office. The cost savings include those for the router, security software, network administration, and web connection. When a company gets a dedicated server package, they may have to use a particular operating system or might have a choice – typically Linux vs. Windows. Sometimes companies already have their own hardware or want to invest in custom equipment but still want a place to put it and to take advantage of the other benefits of data centers. In those cases in which the […] The post Why Use a Dedicated Server? Five Reasons appeared first on Superb Internet.
The De Facto Cloud Should Be Transformative
Nov 24, 2015
There are all these reports coming out that cloud is now the “de facto” choice for technology – that basically it has trumped legacy systems so substantially that it’s now the top tech priority for businesses. But if cloud is now standard, it must also be transformative in order to incorporate finance chiefs. Cloud at Top of Business Now Considered the “De Facto” or Default Choice Leveraging the Potential for Transformation Why Settle for Mediocrity? Cloud at Top of Business It’s obvious to most businesspeople that technology is now central to business success. The ever-changing landscape of technology can only be ignored at one’s peril. What’s the evidence? In fact, a report released in June found that almost three out of four chief executives around the world believe that technology is disrupting their industry – in other words, they say it is the one element that most greatly influences the market. Technology is important, but what’s the most key technology for development, differentiation, and competitive advantage? Here are the top responses: Cloud computing – 63% Mobile tech – 61% Internet of things – 57% Cognitive computing – 37% Groundbreaking manufacturing tech – 28% [RELATED: Do you want cloud that’s never oversold? […] The post The De Facto Cloud Should Be Transformative appeared first on Superb Internet.
Cloud Adoption, Federally Greenlit, Will Increase in 2016
Nov 17, 2015
Although cloud has been on the rise for years, it’s not reached a plateau. A poll of IT senior executives shows adoption will continue to grow in 2016. While some enterprises are adding security, US federal CIO Tony Scott says there is nothing safer. But CIOs are smart to work with security-focused providers. Cloud Building Regardless of Security Concerns Drop In Shadow IT Worries Coincides with Cloud-First Policies US CIO Tony Scott Praises Cloud Security IT Leadership Responsibilities The Internet of Things Top Security Meets Top Performance Cloud Building Regardless of Security Concerns Most chief information officers will be prioritizing cloud for enterprise systems in 2016, indicates a poll featured in CIO. The survey of just under 100 technology chiefs was conducted at a Gartner-sponsored tradeshow in October 2015. Cloud software allowed organizations to trim their budgets this year, according to 50% of respondents. Momentum to the cloud continues to grow, with IT pros typically coupling distributed virtual systems with cloud security: three in four (77%) said they would invest more in cloud security to support their systems. About a third of CIOs said that they would be bumping up the amount spent on cloud security by over 20%. [Need […] The post Cloud Adoption, Federally Greenlit, Will Increase in 2016 appeared first on Superb Internet.
Where are the Women? Stack Overflow Developer Demographics
Nov 11, 2015
Coder, Where Are You? Aging Gracefully The Gender Gap Narrows Wild Horses vs. University-Trained The Best Technology for Development For two weeks in February, Stack Overflow polled its users, asking them almost 50 questions on subjects ranging from gender to job satisfaction, from coffee consumption to preferences for tabs or spaces. More than 26,000 coders from over 150 nations completed the survey. The result is perhaps the most thorough report on developer preferences and work lives that has ever been published. Here are highlights specific to the demographic questions. Bear in mind as you read these results that they are geographically biased, since Stack Overflow is more popular in certain countries than others. Coder, Where Are You? The top countries of poll participants are: United States – 4745 respondents India – 2461 respondents United Kingdom – 2402 respondents Germany – 1976 respondents Poland – 833 respondents Canada – 828 respondents Those total figures are based in part on population, though. Per capita, the top development countries – listed as coders for every 1000 people – are: Luxembourg – 39.8 Iceland – 35.0 Sweden – 35.0 Israel – 33.4 Finland – 33.0 Singapore – 31.7 Aging Gracefully How old are developers? Well, […] The post Where are the Women? Stack Overflow Developer Demographics appeared first on Superb Internet.
Crunch Time for Game Developers: Par for the Course
Nov 03, 2015
Three out of five game developers say that they have to work long hours during periodic crunch time, according to a recent game developers survey. The 9-to-6 Workday Crunch Time – Largely Expected Sexism & Other Challenges Freelancing vs. Contracting vs. Employment The Next Opportunity Distribution Channels Game Genres – Top Three Focuses Best Way to Host your Game The 9-to-6 Workday A Gallup survey released in 2014 found that the average amount worked by a full-time employee had gone up to 46.7 hours per week. Only two in five US workers said that they actually do work 40 hours in a typical week. Fully 50% say that they are working in excess of 40 hours. “While that 46.7-hour average doesn’t represent a significant jump,” notes Jena McGregor of The Washington Post, “it is still the highest it has been since 2001-2002, when the average was 46.9 hours.” Crunch Time – Largely Expected The extra hours of the workweek are typically experienced by game developers as crunch time. Crunch time is a critical block of time that requires necessary actions to be performed quickly and with a high degree of success. Think this quote from Mark McGwire about Sammy Sosa: “Sammy’s a September player, […] The post Crunch Time for Game Developers: Par for the Course appeared first on Superb Internet.
11 Methods for Software Developers to Become More Productive
Oct 28, 2015
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell Workflow Optimization #1 – Don’t go straight into your emails. #2 – Skip the meetings. #3 – Get rid of any distractions. #4 – Write out your tasks ahead of time. #5 – Start with highest priority. #6 – Apply the concept of batching to all tasks. #7 – Go full-bore with automation. #8 – Go back-and-forth between work and breaks. #9 – Take notes. #10 – Stay in the zone. #11 – Use faster hosting. Workflow Optimization Productivity is essential in any role, but it’s particularly important for software developers since more than three in five (62%) experience crunch time on a periodic basis, according to the International Game Developers Association’s  (IGDA’s) Developer Satisfaction Survey released in September. Here are a few ways that you can improve your productivity so you can complete projects ahead of schedule and avoid those 70-hour work weeks: #1 – Don’t go straight into your emails. There is often a tendency to warm up for the actual work of development by getting caught up on email as you drink your […] The post 11 Methods for Software Developers to Become More Productive appeared first on Superb Internet.
16 Pointers to Make it Developing Mobile Apps
Oct 20, 2015
These 16 tips can help you avoid missteps when you start developing mobile applications for iOS or Android. Most of them are generally applicable to development. Many entrepreneurs and small businesses want to make it in the world of mobile applications, but it’s difficult to figure out where to start. The competition is tremendous, with over 1 million applications on Google Play and Apple. Here is some advice from independent developers on how they have beaten the odds: 1. Look at what doesn’t work. Matt Hall of Klicktock, who created Crossy Road, says it’s a good idea to look closely at all different types of apps, not just the wildly successful ones but the incredible failures. By analyzing ways in which other developers have made oversights, you can avoid the same errors yourself. 2. Create more apps by reducing time-to-market. You don’t want to labor over one app forever, making it perfect, advises Appmasters.co founder Steve Young. “Focus on creating simple apps that can be published in roughly six to eight weeks,” he says. “This allows you to test many different ideas and create a portfolio of apps, which in turn will increase your likelihood of success.” 3. Focus on […] The post 16 Pointers to Make it Developing Mobile Apps appeared first on Superb Internet.
7 Meaningful Improvements for E-commerce
Oct 09, 2015
How could you improve your e-commerce business this year? Try these methods to rethink your design, content, and hosting. Perform a content audit. Perform a design audit. Verify mobile usability. Put new content on your site, especially pictures and reviews. Retool your product copy. Use good photos that are not massive. Get true 100% HA cloud hosting. What can you potentially add or change about the way that your e-commerce company does business that can make a big impact on growth? Here are eight tactics from online strategists, web developers, and hosting experts. 1. Perform a content audit. Has some of your content become dead weight? We all know it’s good to have a huge amount of quality content, but sometimes certain pieces or posts will no longer fit with your message. Kathryn Hawkins of Eucalypt Media recommends creating a spreadsheet and marking each content piece to retain, change, or remove. That tactic does wonders for UX and navigability, she says. You also want to make sure you don’t have a bunch of broken links, advises Steve Silberberg, founder of the weight loss company Fitpacking. Broken links are irritating to individual users and also damage your Google search standing. 2. […] The post 7 Meaningful Improvements for E-commerce appeared first on Superb Internet.
Trends Critical to E-commerce Growth in 2015
Sep 24, 2015
This year, worldwide business-to-consumer e-commerce is projected to total more than $1.7 trillion, with mobile purchases representing almost $300 billion of that amount. Obviously every e-commerce business wants to get as big a slice of that market as they can, so they try to stand out and get the attention of consumers, a large portion of whom use mobile devices for shopping. What are the best ways for a company to outperform its rivals in 2015? The key is understanding eight current trends. Greater complexity is being built into content, but text still matters. Many companies are finding that consumers are especially responsive to more dynamic, interactive features on e-commerce sites, comments e-commerce visual specialist Russ Somers of Invodo. What types of content, specifically? “Images that spin and rotate, interactive videos that have clickable elements that allow consumers to learn more about products and purchase them, and guided online walkthroughs of consumer electronics devices,” says Somers. While Somers is right that sophisticated visuals can be effective at engaging consumers, it’s also important not to forget the basics: words. After all, original copy (i.e., any kind of unique text) is still considered the most valuable form of content by three in five marketers […] The post Trends Critical to E-commerce Growth in 2015 appeared first on Superb Internet.
KPI Focus: Know Your SaaS Company’s Key Performance Indicators
Sep 16, 2015
What are the most important metrics for SaaS? Here are 5 big ones, one of which is churn. After looking over the metrics, we will review a simple way to reduce churn. Key Performance Indicators Monthly Recurring Revenue Churn Cost per Acquisition Mean Revenue per Customer Lifetime Value Reducing Churn with Speed Key Performance Indicators What are the key performance indicators for your company? In other words, what metrics do you most need to watch to figure out the best direction and how you might need to change? There is a lot of overkill with metrics. Data is helpful, but it quickly makes a situation chaotic and even more difficult to understand if you’re trying to focus on dozens of metrics at once. As a basic rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to eliminate the amount of metrics you track simultaneously to 10, according to KISSmetrics market analyst Lars Lofgren. Otherwise, you can end up in the classic situation of “not being able to see the forest for the trees.” “When you’re tracking dozens of metrics at once, it’s nearly impossible to focus on the most important trends and act on them,” says Lofgren. “There’s just too much going on. […] The post KPI Focus: Know Your SaaS Company’s Key Performance Indicators appeared first on Superb Internet.
Tapping Innovation: How Developers Leverage Cloud
Sep 10, 2015
Introduction: Developers Key in a Data-Infused World Cloud as a Critical Tool for Development The Role of Open Source True Distributed Cloud for the Best Results Introduction: Developers Key in a Data-Infused World Developers are essential to the new economy. First, just think about the scale of data – even from a year ago: Think your post is important? It’s got competition. Every minute, 2.5 million instances of Facebook sharing occur. Do you think search engine optimization might be important? Do you think it might be getting more sophisticated? Every single minute, over 4 million search requests are placed with Google. Do you want to make a living off of your YouTube show? So does your neighbor. Every minute, 72 hours of new video is uploaded to YouTube. In other words, the sheer amount of raw activity occurring in the digital universe is staggering. Because that activity is so intense, data is becoming more valuable all the time. Forbes Data Driven Business editor Howard Baldwin points out how powerful data is by looking at two companies, one that is data-based and one that is physical. Baldwin contrasts Facebook to a major airline, United Airlines, which he describes as “a company that actually […] The post Tapping Innovation: How Developers Leverage Cloud appeared first on Superb Internet.
Toward a Fully FISMA-Compliant Federal Cloud
Sep 03, 2015
FISMA compliance is a fact of life for federal agencies. However, many agencies aren’t meeting regulatory requirements with their cloud computing services. What is FISMA? How to Achieve FISMA Compliance FISMA Cloud Compliance Has Holes The FISMA-Compliant Cloud What is FISMA? The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) was passed by U.S. Congress to create a management structure in order to safeguard federal data, systems, and properties against environmental disasters, cyberattacks, and human error. FISMA was a piece of the Electronic Government Act of 2002. FISMA gives certain agencies regulatory powers to maintain data security throughout federal systems, explained Margaret Rouse in TechTarget. “The act requires program officials, and the head of each agency, to conduct annual reviews of information security programs,” she said, “with the intent of keeping risks at or below specified acceptable levels in a cost-effective, timely and efficient manner.” How to Achieve FISMA Compliance The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) outlines the process to meet and maintain FISMA compliance: Using the security category definitions from FIPS 199, figure out what the impact level is for the data you want to secure. Determine the basic mechanisms that are necessary. Further improve your security stance with […] The post Toward a Fully FISMA-Compliant Federal Cloud appeared first on Superb Internet.
Neighbor Stealing Your CPU vs. 4-in-1 Machine
Aug 31, 2015
Cloud Providers Treating Customers Like Barflies Scout’s Explanation of Steal Time at AWS How Much is Steal Time Affecting You? Movie Tickets Analogy Importance for Web Apps 4-in-1 Cloud VM Cloud Providers Treating Customers Like Barflies Almost all cloud service providers are overselling their resources to a ridiculous degree. They don’t provide real resource guarantees because they don’t want to: it’s easier to pack in as many customers as they can, especially since that terrible service quality is so standard in the industry. The quality of what you are getting in a cloud service at most providers is like bathrooms at dive bars (enter at your own risk). If everyone in the dive bar market is agreeing not to raise their cleanliness level into the Not Completely Disgusting range, customers are less irritated when they walk into another cesspool. Dive bars are designed for barflies: you can get the bar atmosphere for cheap, but don’t expect to be treated with respect. The basic philosophy shared by many cloud providers and dive bar owners is: “Everyone else is providing something awful, so why don’t we?” Just as the result of that philosophy leads to dirty bathrooms in the dive bar, it […] The post Neighbor Stealing Your CPU vs. 4-in-1 Machine appeared first on Superb Internet.
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