Fraud Prevention on Credit Card - Online Usage Do's and Don'ts
When purchasing items over the Internet, give your credit card details only on reliable websites and is from a company you trust. Reputable merchant sites use encryption technologies to protect your card information.
Please avoid using a public computer to shop online. If you do, please remember to log
off and quit the browser when you are finished. All it takes is for someone to hit the "back button" to view your personal information.
Always print and save the confirmation page when completing an online purchase. Record or keep your receipts for all your purchases including online purchases.
Never provide your credit card information on a website that is not a secure site.
Never provide your card information online unless you are making a purchase.
Never respond to e-mails that request for your credit card information and don't ever respond to e-mails that ask you to go to a website to verify personal (and credit card) information.
Be cautious about e-mails that offer credit services. Many unsolicited e-mails are fraudulent.
Never click on Internet links within e-mails. Instead, type the known URL e.g. Citibank.com.my or Maybank.com.my or HSBC.com.my or RHBBank.com.my.
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 06 May 2008
What Consumer Says is Important to boost your Online Revenue!
Some good survey report that has been published on eMarketer (9/10/2007). Interestingly, "consumer recommendation" and "consumer opinion" are rated in top 3 of the survey conducted by Nielson recently. You will see the similar trend shown in two other report by GFK and DoubleClick respectively. For this reason, if you want to see your online revenue grow, remember to include your "customer testimonial" and a "tell-a-friend form" in your website. Read More>>
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 20 October 2007
Do You Have Issue or Problem?
I am quite surprise yet excited to read this annoucement on newspaper this morning. Its an annoucement made by MCMC to consumers on How to Make a Complaint if you have issue or problem on product and services provided by following provider as mentioned in the annoucement; telephone service coverage, drop calls, billing, false charges, etc. Read More>>
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 20 October 2007
Have you ever try to convert PDF to DOC?
I am not too sure about you but i definitely come across this problem many many times in the past few years ever since i bought my first computer. I installed it with so many different software like microsft word, pdf, excel, music player, movie player etc. Read More>>
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 6 February 2007
What is MySpace?
MySpace ( myspace.com) is an online social networking service, allowing users to share messages, interests and photos with a growing body of friends. Users can send emails, post videos, listen to music, and write blogs; the site also includes classified ads and posting of events. Currently one of the top ten Internet sites, MySpace was founded in July 2003 by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe. Read More>>
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 11 November 2006
Need Traffics to your Website?
Recently we were asked by our customer to provide them with a list of website in which they could advertise and generate more traffic to their own website. Of cause searching for a place to advertise on the internet is not a big deal to us. However, getting it to the right place for internet advertising is a little challenging - right place, right traffic, right budget. With more than millions of website out there, which is the right one? Furthermore, our customer wants only local traffics. Hmm... Thats is even harder to find. Read More>>
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 26 August 2006
50 Coolest Websites 2006
"50 Coolest Websites 2006" picked by Time Magazine. How did they select the finalists? They evaluate hundreds of candidates - some suggested by readers, colleagues and friends, others discovered during countless hours of surfing.
25 Sites We Can't Live Without
"25 Sites We Can't Live Without" picked by Time Magazine. How did they select the finalists? They evaluate hundreds of candidates - some suggested by readers, colleagues and friends, others discovered during countless hours of surfing.
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 24 August 2006
How to Choose a Domain Name?
More than 90% of our customers will definitely ask this question during our first meeting. We have decide to write this article to share with everyone who is planning to have a website for their business or organization. This article might not cover every single details on how to choose a domain name but a comprehensive guide to help you kick start.
Before you rush out and register your domain name or name your website, you might want to consider the following details... Read More>>
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 22 August 2006
Static Website vs Dynamic Website
In recent years, the name phrase "Dynamic Website
" has been getting tremendous attention from businesses around the world as more and more businesses are turning to Internet in search for alternative platform to facilitate their business operation. Website has been well known for its effectiveness in term of costing as compare to traditional media, on-demand basis, anywhere anytime and last but not least, borderless. So, what is a dynamic website? In this article, we will explain both static website and dynamic website. Read More>>
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 12 August 2006
My Website was a Waste of Time & Money!
The other day i was talking to this business owner and he complaint to me that the money that he'd spent on his company website was a waste of time and money. So I continued to listen to his frustration and expectation from his website. He said to me that his website does not contributes anything at all to his business. He almost never received any business enquiry thru his website.
By the way, his website was done by a web design company sometimes ago. So he concluded that the website was a big waste. Due to all this discouragement, he has not been updating his website content, he has been very reluctant to renew his domain name and the hosting fees. I did not ask much into his website but rather quite and tried to further understand his problem. I ended our conversation by asking for his website address. Read More>>
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 11 August 2006
The Hidden Treasure
New found treasure free for all! Wow! Yes. i mean free for all. Recently I was introduced by a friend about this Microsoft Office Online Resources
. I almost coundn't believe what i saw right on my screen. Microsoft offers various templates, cliparts for free to all their Office users. From business letter template to legal letters, business presentation, accounting, and etc. This is real crazy! If you are one of those that has to create PowerPoint presentation all the time. This place is definitely a heaven for u! The hyperlink to this wonderful resources is as below (See it with your own eyes!);
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 09 August 2006
Malaysia Internet Statistics 2006
Based on recent report produced by MCMC, it shown that current number of broadband subscriber in Malaysia stand at 539,817 and penetration rate is at 2.17. The trend is definitely at growing pattern (kinda slow and steady. okay a little slow;). With much efforts from the gorvenment to lower down the subscription fee as well as encouraging adoption to new technology, we will definitely see the penetration rate in the coming years would be much higher than this. Read More>>
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 09 August 2006
We Are So Proud of Our Customer
Today i did a usual searching on my customers (website) thru Search Engine just wanna make sure that their website is getting enough exposure on the internet. I was shocked when i searched on one of them (www.pikzern.com
). The search result was amazing (click here to see the result
). Pikzern is listed on more than a thousand other web pages which include trade portal, trade directory, business portal, etc.
The website was done by us on year 2003 and since than, our customer has really make good use of it to market their business over the internet. The design and layout of the website looks quite out-dated by now but we have assist our customer to update their content from time to time. The website is optimised and enhanced for search engine. The download time is fast, the layout is simple and straight forward. Most of all, easy to read with clean layout. Read More>>
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 25 July 2006
What is a Content Management System (CMS) & Do You Need a CMS?
You are about to get a website done for your organisation. Having found a good web design company, you are looking forward to seeing the results of their creative efforts. So far so good. Once the website is setup and launched, and the visitors start coming in, you will want to make ongoing changes to you website. These could be very small, such as changing a phone number, or adding a news item. New products, or shifts in business direction, will necessitate larger updates to the site. Chances are, though, you will still be happy with the design, and it's just the text that needs to be changed.
While the web design company did a great job, you don't want to have to go back to them for every change. A hundred small changes in a year will leave you both frustrated, and is not economic for either party. This is where a content management system (CMS) comes in. Sitting behind the scenes, it gives you the ability to maintain your own site. No website larger than a few pages should be without a CMS to manage it.
What is a CMS? A content management system is a software package specifically designed to manage a website. It is installed by the web designers, but intended to be used by you. It provides you with a simple, non-technical way of updating your content. This is typically done via a web-based interface that works much like Word does. Just point-and-click, type in the new words, and hit save. Your site is instantly updated.
If you are familiar with Words and Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, you will definitely know how to use the system. Its that easy. A web-based version doesn't required you to install any software like FrontPage or DreamWeaver in your computer in order to manage your website. All that you need its just an Internet connection and a PC with Internet browser installed.
Equally easy is adding new pages, deleting old ones, or restructuring the site to match your new business model. The CMS also automates menial tasks, such as applying the same page layout and appearance across the site. Menus and other navigation are also automatically produced. Along with the many other administrative tools, this leaves you to concentrate on the words, and not on the technology.
What are the benefits? A content management system makes life much easier in many ways:
You are no longer dependent on the web designers making changes for you.
Changes can be made any time they are needed, day or night. This is increasingly important as your business comes to rely on the website as a communications channel.
All the technical details are simply handled by the CMS, allowing anyone to manage and update the site.
Multiple staff can keep the site up to date, instead of being restricted to just one person. The CMS will track who is doing what, avoiding potential confusion.
You can even ensure that each staff person can only update the sections of the site they are responsible for.
The CMS ensures that all the pages are consistent in design, and will build all the menus and other navigation for you.
And the cost? The good news is that a lightweight CMS, suitable for a modest-sized website, is not expensive. It can be as low as a few thousand dollars, or simply a complementary part of the web design project. Of course, if your site is larger, or has complex requirements, the cost of a matching CMS will also grow. After all, you get what you pay for. Content management systems are relatively new in the market, and while many are still not familiar with them, they have the potential to dramatically simplify the maintenance of both websites and intranets.
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 24 July 2006
Can I Really Make Money from Google Adsense?
Recently Google launched its new service called Adsense. Adsense allows site owner to generate income by placing Google contextual ads in their website. The site owner will get paid from Google for those mouse clicking by the site visitors. And of cos, there are some site owner that is trying to click on it with their own mouse hoping to generate more money. You can try it but make sure you read thru and understand the terms and conditions upon sign up:))
Out of curiousity, i when on to do a test on the Adsense a few months back. I created a dummy website with content copied from everywhere i can find on the web within a slimmy two hours and launched it immediately. Next step i sign up the Goodgle Adsense, cut n paste some codes into the webpages and thats it. The following day with full of anticipation, i login into the Adsense account and found that I already make my first 20 cents generated from my site visitors mouse clicking.
If you think you are not a programmer or web designer and this stuff is just not for you, think again. Recently, i read an online article talking about www.plentyoffish.com
ugliness of its design. This is a very plain looking website that offers a free online dating service much like Match.com. There was nothing specifically impressive about the website that stood out to me, in fact the site was actually rather ugly.
What caused me to take a second look at the website was its reported earnings. It is reported that this website brings in over $10,000 from Adsense – in one day. Yes, you did read that correctly. For those of you counting, that is $300,000 per month and nearly one million dollars in just three months. The site owner also created a blog to share about his experience on how he started the website from his small room at home. (Click here to read on the story
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 24 July 2006
Simple Steps to Defend Against Viruses and Spyware
Virus attack is a nightmare to many businesses all round the world. We always encourage our clients to make sure that they install antivirus software in each and every computer in their office. And not just that, but remember to keep the software up to date all the time. Once you have install the software into the PC, click to the setting section where normally you can set the auto-update feature.
What is a computer virus?
Software used to infect a computer. After the virus code is written, it is buried within an existing program. Once that program is executed, the virus code is activated and attaches copies of itself to other programs in the system. Infected programs copy the virus to other programs.
The effect of the virus may be a simple prank that pops up a message on screen out of the blue, or it may destroy programs and data right away or on a certain date. It can lay dormant and do its damage once a year.
Learn how to reduce the chances of infection from viruses, spyware, worms and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) with practice guide from Sophos. Read More
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 22 July 2006
Online Project Collaboration Tools
If you are managing project or event for your organisation, we recommend you to try out Basecamp. Basecamp is a unique project collaboration tool. Projects don't fail from a lack of charts, graphs, or reports, they fail from a lack of communication and collaboration. Basecamp makes it simple to communicate and collaborate on projects.
Best of all it allows you to sign up fo free. The free accounts let to try out the software as well as managing one single project. We are already using it to manage our project timeline as well as sharing the resources with our team members. Click here to learn more
Author: C. H. Loo Date: 20 July 2006