Our 15-Year-Old Web Company Is Practically a Dinosaur in Internet Years. Here’s How We Lasted So Long.

Our 15-Year-Old Web Company Is Practically a Dinosaur in Internet Years. Here's How We Lasted So Long.This summer, we celebrated the 15th anniversary of TemplateMonster. That is a really long term for a web development business. Over more than a decade of our history, we have seen both ups and downs. The strategies and techniques that we developed based on our own experience can teach others how to build their own brand identity, create a powerful team and secure the business from any type of fraud.

Every startup makes certain mistakes at the beginning, learns from those mistakes and keeps on making progress as a more experienced company develops. As the CEO of TemplateMonster, I saw how the company was launched and how it started becoming more popular and powerful. Here is what I have learned.

1. Automate and innovate.

TemplateMonster started as a small custom web design studio made up of three guys, along with a marketing specialist from the U.S., whose task was to find new clients and expand the customer reach. Our first web project brought us $70,000, which was an impressive sum of money back in the early 2000s. As we started to receive more orders, we noticed that it was really time- and effort-consuming to create web designs the way we did it back then. We spent too much time working on the enhancement of the projects, getting in touch with the clients over and over again. So, we started to think about other ways to automate and speed up the working process.

That’s when our designer started working on pre-built elements for projects. Those were the first templates in the history of our company. At that moment, I thought that if a designer used those kind of pre-designed elements in his work, why not create something bigger out of it and give the web audience what they wanted? That’s when TemplateMonster really started.

Related: 4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Small Business

2. Don’t celebrate success until it’s certain.

When we launched our startup, we had about 30 templates in our inventory. At that moment, we thought that we had done everything that we could in order to make the web community fall in love with us. So, we launched TemplateMonster and expected to receive a huge number of orders straight away. But nothing happened for about a week. Then all of a sudden we started receiving an incredible number of orders.

This was totally unexpected yet appreciated by our team that had just entered the market. However, as it turned out later on, we became subject to a fraud (more on that below). We had to rethink our security and learned a valuable lesson never to celebrate success until it’s certain.

3. Never outsource your strategic competency.

Gone are the days when there were only three members on our team. Today, there are more than 400 expert designers, coders, customer care and marketing specialists working at TemplateMonster. As we grew over time, the team became more numerous and skilled.

We learned from our own mistakes and successful accomplishments, but we never outsourced our strategic competency. There is a good saying that teaches us to learn from mistakes committed by other people. We saw other brands facing the problem of outsourcing and relied on our own internal resources heavily.

Related: Why You Must Allow Mistakes in Your Life

4. Always keep a loyal team with you.

TemplateMonster is a company that values every employee. During the first five years after its launch, TemplateMonster was focused mainly on releasing Flash-based websites, with sales of those products making up 87 percent of the overall revenue. However, the world of the web was changing rapidly. In 2007, the web community was impacted by the switch from Flash to HTML, which meant that we had to face major changes in our business strategy and the products we produced.

We had to make an important yet tough decision. We had a team of skilled pros specializing in Flash, but their skills were becoming useless. One possibility was to hire another team of HTML pros who would start developing HTML-based themes straight away. Ultimately, the decision was made to keep the former team and re-train them to accommodate the new technology. It took us more than a year to teach the team new skills, which also resulted in a loss in revenue. Still, the old team managed to handle the new skills, and once they were working at full strength they produced HTML templates that rivaled anything out there.

Moreover, those guys saw how Flash was evolving and how everything started, which helped us enhance our HTML template with cool animation effects that were done properly. Only people who worked with Flash could achieve this well.

Related: Being Nimble Is More Important Than Being Right, and 4 Other Lessons I Learned Building a Successful Company

5. Always have a good lawyer on the team.

Things did not go well all the time. At one point, we were at risk of our business collapsing. When we had only just started working in the web design industry and had begun making money with our templates, we were approached by a guy who was distributing pictures for web projects. He offered us a deal to include low-cost licenses to download his images into our themes, so that our clients could make use of them on their own sites. We agreed and made a deal. Our biggest mistake was not asking a lawyer to check if everything was OK with the agreement and the images.

As it turned out, that guy sold us images from another photo bank, which made exclusive photos for specific purposes. The photo bank found some images in our themes and filed a lawsuit, as part of which we had to pay more than $100 million for the illegal use of its licensed images in our themes. Thank God, we managed to settle everything and keep the company up and running. That’s when I learned to always have a good lawyer on the team.

6. Listen more, speak less.

This is the lesson that I learned when the web switched from Flash to HTML. At the time when Steve Jobs announced in public that Flash technology was dying out, we didn’t pay too much attention. Though, in retrospect, we should, at that moment have made a decision straight away. As a result, we lost two years re-educating our staff.

Related: Congratulations, Your Startup Is Profitable! Now What?

7. Whatever you do, do it with passion.

Being an entrepreneur means being ready to face risks and knowing no limits. Unless you feel passionate about the things you do, you cannot concentrate on building a good business plan and a profitable marketing campaign. If you have faith in the things that you do, you may be certain that you have found your key to success.

8. Do not search for new ideas outside the company.

It is strictly the TemplateMonster team that generates new marketing ideas, approaches to building and distributing web promotion, etc. It’s better to let the team communicate internally and suggest new ideas based on the knowledge of the brand’s products and the possibilities of their further development. Generate game-changing ideas through discussion within your team and success will follow.

Related: 6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now if You Want to Be More Successful

9. Go with your gut feeling.

There was one occasion where I messed up with what could have been a game-changing decision for TemplateMonster and our growth in general. If I could take that back, I would have done some things differently. However, no matter what decision I have ever made, I always followed my gut feeling.

10. Keep on developing all the time.

Never stop when a goal is achieved. As soon as you’ve reached a new high, keep looking for another one. The success that you experienced yesterday is already in the past. In order to stay as successful as you were yesterday and you are today, never stop developing and winning the hearts of the audience over and over again.

I hope that the lessons that I learned during my own career can help other startups achieve better results in what they do. Whatever industry you belong to, follow the example of the industry leaders, build your own strategies based on their example, be persistent in what you do, and success will follow.

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Facebook News Feed Gets a Major Redesign, Camera Gets New Features

Facebook News Feed Gets a Major Redesign, Camera Gets New Features

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Update to make News Feed more conversational, easier to read and navigate
  • Facebook improved the navigation to create a more consistent experience
  • Facebook also announced it was rolling out new Facebook Camera features

To make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate, Facebook has made a few updates to its design, including the comment style and readability, the company said on Wednesday.

“We are always working to help people have more lively and expressive conversations on Facebook. Comments have become the way to have conversations about a post with other people,” Shali Nguyen, Product Design Manager, and Ryan Freitas, Design Director, wrote in a blog post.

“We have updated our comment style and made it easier to see which comments are direct replies to another person,” they added.

The company also updated the look and feel of News Feed, including increased colour contrast to make typography more legible, larger link previews for easy reading, updated icons and Like, Comment and Share buttons and circular profile pictures to show who is posting or commenting.

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Facebook improved the navigation to create a more consistent experience by making it easier to see where a link will take you before clicking on it and whose post a user is commenting on, reacting to or reading while he /she is in the post. The company said these design updates would not affect Pages’ reach or referral traffic. The Trending News section is now widely available on mobile for Android and iPhone users in the US, reports The Verge.

Facebook separately announced it was rolling out new Facebook Camera features it had unveiled back in March, including the ability to go Live using the Facebook Camera – complete with creative effects. Other new features include the ability to great 2-second looping video GIFs, and the ability to create full-screen text posts.

Finally, the Messenger app’s intelligent assistant M can provide Spotify suggestions, specifically when the conversation revolves around music with phrases like “play some music” and like “listen to music”.

Written with inputs from IANS

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Over A Million Coders Targeted By Chrome Extension Hack

When Google released the first version of the Chrome browser back in 2008, it became an instant hit with web developers. Nearly a decade later, Chrome is the most popular browser in the world and millions of coders use it to design and test their creations every day. There are numerous reasons why devs love Chrome. One of those reasons: personalization.

Chrome Web Store

Chris Pederick’s Web Developer extension for Chrome

The Chrome Web Store offers a massive selection of apps and extensions that let users customize their browsing experience. There are add-ons that simplify and improve all kinds of tasks, including web design and coding. One of the more popular ones is Chris Pederick’s, which is simply called Web Developer. It’s been installed more than a million times and has thousands of extremely positive reviews from its users… and that’s precisely why it was targeted by hackers this week.

Yesterday, Pederick announced on Twitter that he had fallen victim to a phishing attack. He unwittingly handed over his Google account credentials to the perpetrator, who promptly injected ad-serving code into the Web Developer extension. When the compromised version was uploaded to the Web Store, any of its users who were online automatically infected.

It’s the second time in a week that Chrome users have been targeted by extension hijacks. The first, which I reported on Monday, involved an extension called CopyFish with around 30,000 installs. That attack may have been a test of sorts, intended to see how many fraudulent ad views could be pumped through before Google intervened and returned control of the extension to its rightful owners. With more than 30 times as many users, the Web Developer extension provided a massive audience for the hacker’s shady ad campaign.

Users of Web Developer were fortunate, however. According to Pederick there was only a three-hour window during which the adware-infected extension was being served. That limited the impact of the attack, though Pederick may be dealing with the aftermath for quite some time.

Hopefully other extension developers have been watching and are taking steps to ensure they don’t fall victim to similar phishing attacks… otherwise we may see a surge in high-profile Chrome extension hijacks.

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Zoho’s New Operating System Zoho One Bundles All Its 35+ Apps, Costs Just $1 A Day Per User

Image result for Zoho’s New Operating System Zoho One Bundles All Its 35+ Apps, Costs Just $1 A Day Per User“At $1 a day, we are licensing not just our apps but peace of mind for our customers,” stated Sridhar Vembu, founder Zoho, at the launch of its new operating system for business, Zoho One.  Zoho One is an all-in-one suite of applications to run an entire business—across every function and organisational group. It includes more than 35 integrated web applications and some 55+ mobile apps. More so, all of this comes with a single sign-on and with centralised administration and provisioning at a price of $30 or INR 1,000 per month, per employee.

With Zoho One, a company has all the applications it needs to acquire and serve its customers (marketing, sales, and support apps) and run operations (finance, recruiting, and related HR apps). Also, it can provide all the tools for its employees to work collaboratively and get their work done (office suite, mail, personal productivity, and collaboration apps). Or, as Sridhar puts it, a whole enterprise can be run on the platform. The best part is that all of this is being offered in a single contract, negating the need for multiple contracts and multiple renewal cycles.

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Sridhar stated, “This is the unravelling of a strategy that has been in the works for 10 years. A suite like this typically costs hundreds of dollars and even then customers have to do software rationing. With Zoho One, not only are we doing away with the problem of rationed software but also making enterprise applications available to SMBs at consumer prices.”

Zoho One: Derationing Software, Consumerising IT

Till now, Zoho has offered application bundles including CRM Plus, Workplace for office productivity and Finance Plus. Zoho One is the first time that it has offered all of its software bundled for one price. In fact, the price of Zoho One is less than what Zoho charges for some of its applications and bundles.

However, Zoho will still license individual apps and offer bundled suites and existing customers will not be forced to update their plans. In total, the company has now the breadth and depth of products from SMBs to large enterprise organisations. The three models—individual app licenses, bundled suites, and an all-in-one package with Zoho One —represent an approach similar to that of Google and Microsoft. In fact, Zoho will now be competing against the two software giants in many of these categories.

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The most noteworthy aspect of Zoho One is that it dispenses with traditional vendor pricing strategies like upgrades, add-ons, and multi-year contracts with one simple invoice for the entire organisation. As Sridhar says, “At Zoho, we fully embrace the consumerisation of IT. We believe that software should be ubiquitously available.”

Zoho One will also be offering hundreds of integration points across its applications. These integrations connect sales, marketing, customer support, accounting, human resources, and other activities, while also fostering communication and collaboration amongst colleagues, customers, and vendors. Contextual integrations bring in relevant information from other apps to improve the effectiveness of any app.

This approach simplifies the “Integration spaghetti” dilemma faced by companies. This is because the traditional approach to integration involves large budgets and armies of expensive IT consultants to integrate application silos from multiple vendors, a privilege restricted to large companies with deep pockets. With Zoho One, sophisticated software will now be available to every business.

Zoho One: Running An Enterprise At $1 A Day

With its disruptive pricing of $1 a day per user, Zoho is setting the benchmarking in software licensing.

Zoho One will also be offering hundreds of integration points across its applications. These integrations connect sales, marketing, customer support, accounting, human resources, and other activities, while also fostering communication and collaboration amongst colleagues, customers, and vendors. Contextual integrations bring in relevant information from other apps to improve the effectiveness of any app.

This approach simplifies the “Integration spaghetti” dilemma faced by companies. This is because the traditional approach to integration involves large budgets and armies of expensive IT consultants to integrate application silos from multiple vendors, a privilege restricted to large companies with deep pockets. With Zoho One, sophisticated software will now be available to every business.

Zoho One: Running An Enterprise At $1 A Day

With its disruptive pricing of $1 a day per user, Zoho is setting the benchmarking in software licensing.

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HOW A BUG IN AN OBSCURE CHIP EXPOSED A BILLION SMARTPHONES TO HACKERS

IF YOU HAVEN’T updated your iPhone or Android device lately, do it now. Until very recent patches, a bug in a little-examined Wi-Fi chip would have allowed a hacker to invisibly hack into any one of a billion devices. Yes, billion with a b.

A vulnerability that pervasive is rare, for good reason. Apple and Google pile millions of dollars into securing their mobile operating systems, layering on hurdles for hackers and paying bounties for information about vulnerabilities in their software. But a modern computer or smartphone is a kind of silicon Frankenstein, with components sourced from third-party companies whose code Apple and Google don’t entirely control. And when security researcher Nitay Artenstein dug into the Broadcom chip module that helps power every iPhone and most modern Android devices, he found a flaw that had the potential to completely undermine the expensive security of all of them.

Over the last weeks, both Google and Apple have rushed to patch that bug, which Artenstein calls Broadpwn. Without that fix, it would have allowed a hacker who comes within Wi-Fi range of a target not only to hack a victim’s phone, but even to turn it into a rogue access point that would in turn infect nearby phones, quickly spreading from one device to the next in what Artenstein describes as the first Wi-Fi worm.

While the vulnerability is now patched–seriously, get that update–Artenstein says it also offers broader lessons about the fundamental security of our devices. The near-future of smartphone hacking may focus less on operating systems, says Artenstein, and more on insidious flaws in those peripheral components.

“We’re witnessing a process in which mainstream systems like the application processors running iOS or Android have become so hardened by undergoing intense security research that security researchers are starting to look into other directions,” says Artenstein, who presented his findings at the Black Hat security conference and in a subsequent WIRED interview. “They’re starting to look for that breach in the wall where exploitation still isn’t that difficult.” As hackers search for increasingly rare attacks that don’t require any interaction from users, like opening a malicious page in a browser, or clicking a link in a text message, they’ll focus on third-party hardware components like Broadcom’s chips, Artenstein says.

Broadpwn

Artenstein, a researcher for the security firm Exodus Intelligence, says he has suspected for years that Broadcom’s Wi-Fi chip might offer new avenues into the guts of a smartphone. After all, the “kernel” of a modern phone—the core of its operating system—is now protected by measures like address space layout randomization, which randomizes code’s location in memory to prevent a hacker from being able to exploit it, and data execution prevention, which prevents hackers from planting malicious commands in data to trick a computer into running them. They’re locked down tight.

But Broadcom’s Wi-Fi controllers have no such protections. And they’re found across manufacturers and operating systems, from the latest Samsung Galaxy devices to every single iPhone. “Obviously, this is a much more interesting attack surface,” Artenstein said in his Black Hat talk. “You don’t have to repeat your work. If you find one bug, you can use it plenty of places.”

So about a year ago, Artenstein began the painstaking process of reverse-engineering the obscure firmware of Broadcom’s chips. He was aided, he says, by an unexpected leak of the company’s source code he found on Github, which Artenstein suspects was accidentally published by one of Broadcom’s partners. And as he dug through the code, he quickly found opportunities for trouble. “If you look at these systems you find bugs like you used to in the good old days,” Artenstein said.

He eventually spotted one crucial bug in particular, hidden in Broadcom’s “association” process, which allows phones to search for familiar Wi-Fi networks before they connect to one. One part of the beginning of that handshake process didn’t properly constrict a piece of data sent to it by the Wi-Fi access point back to the chip, a bug known as a “heap overflow.” With a carefully crafted response, the access point could send data that corrupts the module’s memory, overflowing into other parts of the memory to run as commands.

“You malform it in a special way that gives you the power to write anywhere in memory,” Artenstein explains. That sort of overflow is vastly harder to exploit when a hacker is remotely attacking randomized, protected memory of modern operating systems, but worked perfectly in the memory of Broadcom’s Wi-Fi module on smartphones. “It’s a pretty special bug,” Artenstein says.

Because the flaw existed in the part of the Broadcom code that handles automatic communications between the phone and an access point, the entire process of taking over a Wi-Fi chip could occur without the user noticing anything at all amiss. To make matters worse, the attack could repurpose Wi-Fi chip as an access point itself, broadcasting the same attack to any vulnerable phones within range to exponentially spread through the smartphone world.

Artenstein notes, however, that he didn’t go so far as to write the part of the attack that would spread from the Wi-Fi chip to the phone’s kernel, though he believes that final step would be possible for motivated hackers. “For a real attacker with resources, it would not be an issue,” Artenstein says.

Google pushed out an update for Android phones in early July, and Apple followed with an iOS fix last week, well before Artenstein revealed the full details of his findings in a blog post Wednesday.

Weakest Link

That wasn’t the first time that Broadcom’s bugs have bitten the smartphone industry. Earlier this year, both Apple and Google had to rush out patches for another Broadcom Wi-Fi flaw, found by Gal Beniamini, a member of Google’s Project Zero research team. Just as with Artenstein’s attack, that flaw would have potentially allowed the takeover of practically any Android or iPhone in Wi-Fi range.

The potential severity of Artenstein’s and Beniamini’s attacks—which likely persisted undiscovered in phones for years—points to the danger of vulnerabilities in relatively unexamined components like those sold by Broadcom. (The company didn’t immediately respond to WIRED’s request for comment on the details of Artenstein’s work.) Since around 2010, the cybersecurity world has become increasingly aware of the vulnerability of third-party chips, like the so-called baseband processors that handle smartphone telecommunications. But even as researchers vet baseband chips more thoroughly, others chips like those handling Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or near-field communications have remained less strictly audited.

Qualcomm security engineering manager Alex Gantman, who sat in on Artenstein’s Black Hat talk, argues that Qualcomm’s widely used baseband chips don’t suffer from quite the same lack of protection as Broadcom’s chips. They do, for instance, implement data execution prevention, if not the memory randomization that protects operation system kernels. But he says that vulnerabilities like Broadpwn still show that device manufacturers need to not only consider the security of their third-party components, but to build in protections designed to limit the damage if they’re hacked. “You have to treat a computer as a network, where it’s properly segmented, and if you get control of one component you don’t have control of the system,” Gantman says.

Until the security of those components at the edge of your smartphone rise to the level of its operating system’s core, hackers will keep probing them for in-roads, Artenstein says. He points to his and Google’s Beniamini’s simultaneous work as a sign that more such third-party component hacking may be coming. “That both of us were looking at this after years when no one looked means the landscape is changing,” he says. “Attackers are starting to look into hardware. I think these attacks will increase.”

Source:-.wired

Update your phone’s operating system – it possibly has a malware vulnerability

It’s worth updating your phone’s operating system as soon as you can. Many top-of-the-line handsets have been found to have a vulnerability that potentially leaves them exposed to a malware attack.

The vulnerability (dubbed Broadpwn) affects the Wi-Fi chips on iPhones, Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus devices. The name comes from the manufacturer of these chips, Broadcom.

The vulnerability was discovered by Nitay Artenstein, a researcher presenting at the Black Hat information security conference in Las Vegas.

It has now been patched, but you need to make sure that you are on iOS 10.3.3 if you’re an iPhone user, or have the July security update for Android to ensure the fix is on your device.

What is remarkable about this exploit is that that it is truly remote, meaning that it requires no action from the victim, the attacker doesn’t need to know anything about the device they are targeting, and the system can be taken over without crashing.

Spreading like wildfire, but it has limitations

An attacker can write programs directly onto the chipset, and as it’s the Wi-Fi chip the program can easily spread between devices, with the only criteria being that the devices are physically near each other.

Artenstein provided a proof of concept on stage at th

Artenstein provided a proof of concept on stage at the event by infecting a Samsung Galaxy device with his “worm” and then leaving it alone to infect another nearby Samsung phone with no further input from him, or any action required on the second handset.

The implications of this are fairly obvious, as an exploit of this kind could spread from handset to handset like a real virus.

The good news is that even without the patch, the exploit still has its limitations. It can only affect the Wi-Fi chip, and not the entire handset, meaning it could stop your Wi-Fi working but that’s about it. There would need to be a second vulnerability for it to infect more of the phone.

Artenstein’s proof of concept does add one extra insult to injury; any infected phone broadcasts the message “I’m pwned”, but only on wavelengths that those in the know will be able to hear.

  • Want to know more about the life of a hacker? Check out: Behind the code: a conversation with an ethical hacker

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Zoho’s New Operating System Zoho One Bundles All Its 35+ Apps, Costs Just $1 A Day Per User

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“At $1 a day, we are licensing not just our apps but peace of mind for our customers,” stated Sridhar Vembu, founder Zoho, at the launch of its new operating system for business, Zoho One.  Zoho One is an all-in-one suite of applications to run an entire business—across every function and organisational group. It includes more than 35 integrated web applications and some 55+ mobile apps. More so, all of this comes with a single sign-on and with centralised administration and provisioning at a price of $30 or INR 1,000 per month, per employee.

With Zoho One, a company has all the applications it needs to acquire and serve its customers (marketing, sales, and support apps) and run operations (finance, recruiting, and related HR apps). Also, it can provide all the tools for its employees to work collaboratively and get their work done (office suite, mail, personal productivity, and collaboration apps). Or, as Sridhar puts it, a whole enterprise can be run on the platform. The best part is that all of this is being offered in a single contract, negating the need for multiple contracts and multiple renewal cycles.

zoho-zoho one

Sridhar stated, “This is the unravelling of a strategy that has been in the works for 10 years. A suite like this typically costs hundreds of dollars and even then customers have to do software rationing. With Zoho One, not only are we doing away with the problem of rationed software but also making enterprise applications available to SMBs at consumer prices.”

Till now, Zoho has offered application bundles including CRM Plus, Workplace for office productivity and Finance Plus. Zoho One is the first time that it has offered all of its software bundled for one price. In fact, the price of Zoho One is less than what Zoho charges for some of its applications and bundles.

However, Zoho will still license individual apps and offer bundled suites and existing customers will not be forced to update their plans. In total, the company has now the breadth and depth of products from SMBs to large enterprise organisations. The three models—individual app licenses, bundled suites, and an all-in-one package with Zoho One —represent an approach similar to that of Google and Microsoft. In fact, Zoho will now be competing against the two software giants in many of these categories.

zoho-zoho one

The most noteworthy aspect of Zoho One is that it dispenses with traditional vendor pricing strategies like upgrades, add-ons, and multi-year contracts with one simple invoice for the entire organisation. As Sridhar says, “At Zoho, we fully embrace the consumerisation of IT. We believe that software should be ubiquitously available.”

Zoho One will also be offering hundreds of integration points across its applications. These integrations connect sales, marketing, customer support, accounting, human resources, and other activities, while also fostering communication and collaboration amongst colleagues, customers, and vendors. Contextual integrations bring in relevant information from other apps to improve the effectiveness of any app.

This approach simplifies the “Integration spaghetti” dilemma faced by companies. This is because the traditional approach to integration involves large budgets and armies of expensive IT consultants to integrate application silos from multiple vendors, a privilege restricted to large companies with deep pockets. With Zoho One, sophisticated software will now be available to every business.

Zoho One: Running An Enterprise At $1 A Day

With its disruptive pricing of $1 a day per user, Zoho is setting the benchmarking in software licensing.

Zoho Chief Evangelist, Raju Vegesna stated, “This comes as a welcome change for a market littered with vendors with bloated business models offering individual, overpriced applications. Zoho One changes the game by offering an all-you-can-eat application suite at an unheard of price.”

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Sridhar claims that the product has already signed up hundreds of users even without a formal launch. He adds that they are preparing for a deluge of users, a reason which made them accelerate the launch from September to July 2017. Some of these customers include online publishing platform Notion Press and online financial portal 5paisa.com.

The idea is to dispense with traditional vendor pricing strategies like upgrades, add-ons, multi-year contracts, and usage restrictions. They effectively chain the customer to the vendor and it was something which Sridhar always wanted to attack. He said, “This is how we always wanted the world to be. It is one of the reasons for developing Zoho One as I was personally sick of the tricks salespeople of software vendors play on clients.”

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With this competitive pricing and availability in multiple languages, Zoho is preparing itself for the next years, where it aims to target a billion paying users (Current user base is 30 Mn) as more and more people come online. It will be interesting to see how many organisations will make the switch for Zoho One and how bigger competitors will respond to Zoho’s aggressive pricing.

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This Course Bundle Is a Must-Have for New Web Designers

HTML. CSS. Photoshop. Dreamweaver. Flash. There’s a lot to learn when you’re new to web design—and it can be hard to know where to start. How about right here? Get a lifetime subscription to the Web Design CPD Certification Bundle for $39 at the Mary Sue Shop.

Start by learning to read and edit native HTML. You’ll learn how to customize web page layout and build complete sites from scratch. Dreamweaver training will teach you how to create responsive sites for any screen size. And the Flash course will take you through building animations, special effects, interactive forms, and more. Finally, the Photoshop training will take your website to pro-quality levels — you’ll create 3D images using plugins, and learn how to design and edit images for web and print alike.

Get a lifetime subscription to the Web Design CPD Certification Bundle for $39 at the Mary Sue Shop.

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Become a certified web design pro and save over $1500 on the training

Web Design CPD Certification Bundle

With more than 140,000 websites going live every day, now is the perfect time to become a web designer. Whether you want to turn pro or just improve your own sites, the Web Design CPD Certification Bundle teaches you everything you need to know.

Stack Commerce

With more than 140,000 websites going live every day, now is the perfect time to become a web designer. Whether you want to turn pro or just improve your own sites, the Web Design CPD Certification Bundle teaches you everything you need to know. You can get all four courses and 32.5 hours of training for $39 via the Popular Science Shop.

When you’re building a website, you need both code and design skills. It also helps to understand search engine optimization and how to create your own animations. This bundle covers all of these skills through hands-on video lessons. You also work toward a Master Diploma, accredited by the highly-respected CPD Certification Service.

The first course tackles HTML5 and CSS3, the building blocks of every website. You learn how to create custom layouts and add your own style. The course on Photoshop helps you edit images with a guided tour through all the major tools. You also learn how to craft responsive sites using Adobe Dreamweaver, before adding interactive content with Flash.

The training is worth $1,596 in total, but you can start learning now for $39.

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Become a certified web design pro and save over $1500 on the training

Web Design CPD Certification Bundle

With more than 140,000 websites going live every day, now is the perfect time to become a web designer. Whether you want to turn pro or just improve your own sites, the Web Design CPD Certification Bundle teaches you everything you need to know.

Stack Commerce

With more than 140,000 websites going live every day, now is the perfect time to become a web designer. Whether you want to turn pro or just improve your own sites, the Web Design CPD Certification Bundle teaches you everything you need to know. You can get all four courses and 32.5 hours of training for $39 via the Popular Science Shop.

When you’re building a website, you need both code and design skills. It also helps to understand search engine optimization and how to create your own animations. This bundle covers all of these skills through hands-on video lessons. You also work toward a Master Diploma, accredited by the highly-respected CPD Certification Service.

The first course tackles HTML5 and CSS3, the building blocks of every website. You learn how to create custom layouts and add your own style. The course on Photoshop helps you edit images with a guided tour through all the major tools. You also learn how to craft responsive sites using Adobe Dreamweaver, before adding interactive content with Flash.

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