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At Berlin Web Studio we understand the needs of and problems facing small and medium sized businesses.  We are one, after all.  We know how difficult it can be to set up a business in Europe and one of the reasons we set up as a company was to help others to get their SME off the ground. Small and Medium Sized businesses, or SMEs are the backbone of the economy.  Yet as we know,  SMEs face an incredible amount of paperwork, red tape and legislative issues.  Now it seems that the European Commission have decided to do something about this. In their latest press release they announced that they want to cut the amount of red tape that small businesses have to deal with.  However, there is a definite lack of concrete proposals to reduce this burden. With this in mind, the European Commission is calling upon businesses: "Let...
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Cloud computing is among the fastest-growing segments of the global technology market, yet less than a quarter of European PC users report accessing cloud services. In a survey of nearly 4,000 PC users across nine European Union (EU) countries, (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, United Kingdom,) only 24 percent of respondents said they access cloud applications such as online email services or online word processing, compared to 34 percent globally. Moreover, the vast majority of European PC users are unfamiliar with cloud computing: 65 percent say they have "never heard of it" or have "only heard the name." The European survey data come from a broader poll of computer users around the world, conducted earlier this year for BSA by Ipsos Public Affairs. "Cloud computing will create enormous benefits for the European economy by allowing governments, enterprises and consumers to tap into high-calibre software and IT resources more efficiently and...
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The Cloud is Green

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Understandably the chief concerns about cloud computing providers have thus far been concentrated toward “security, service reliability, vendor lock-in and lack of a clear business case”, notes Linda Tucci, news director at CIO Matters.  At the moment, whether cloud computing is environmentally friendly is not of much concern at all. However a study commissioned by the Carbon Disclosure Project, found that by moving to Cloud Based Computing, companies can dramatically reduce their carbon footprint. Their results show that by 2020, by spending 69% of their infrastructure, platform and software budgets on cloud services, U.S. companies with revenue of $1 billion or more would reap energy savings of $12.3 billion and carbon reductions equivalent to 200 million barrels of oil – enough to power 5.7 million cars for one year. Migrating just one HR application to the public cloud could save one of these companies $12 million over five years and cut CO2...
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With research firm Gartner predicting a 100% increase in the number of companies on the Cloud by 2016, it seems likely that at some point you might consider relocating your servers or at least your software to the Cloud. For companies planning cloud deployments, creating accurate cost models and forecasts across the ever-growing number of cloud providers and choices can be overwhelming. RightScale® Inc, the leader in cloud management, announced today that it has acquired Scotland-based ShopForCloud, a free cloud cost forecasting website, and rebranded it as PlanForCloud. This free website enables companies to better budget for cloud costs by giving them the tools required to model various architectures and usage patterns, access up-to-date pricing from a variety of cloud providers, and produce detailed cost reports in just a few minutes. “Knowing the cost of cloud services is critical whether companies are making their first foray into cloud computing, planning...
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This won't be too surprising to many of you out there; Windows 8 is a great piece of software.  It is a uniquely designed operating system that has totally re-thought how operating systems can work and should work.  It offers better power management, easier updates, easier recovery and with its Live ID, access to your desktop, your home page and your apps from any computer. The problem is, Windows 8 has been designed for touch screens and at the moment, not many of us have touch screens.  Microsoft believes that in the near future, we'll all be using touch screens and that the keyboard will go the way of the floppy disk.  But at the moment, most business users and most home users of Windows operating systems still cling to our old fashioned keyboards. Of course, Windows has taken steps to rectify this by launching its own touch screen tablet,...
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We regularly use Google Analytics to analyse websites, but were you aware that Google analyses itself continuously too?  Well, it does.  And one of the things it analyses is requests from people and governments asking it to remove results from its search engines. Google started a Transparency Report two years ago which shows the number and type of requests it receives from governments around the world asking it to remove information from the web. The report also shows traffic patterns to Google and requests sent by copyright holders to have search results removed from the search engine.  These sections are updated in real time, but due to the manual process involved in the government requests, this section is only updated every six months. Today  they have released the data showing requests from governments around the world from July to December 2011, asking Google to remove blog posts, videos or to...
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Berlin Web Studio is Live!

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Berlin Web Studio is here!  If you are an expat looking to start up your business in Germany then we are the site for you! We are based in Berlin and as such, we recognise the problems that expats can face when setting up a business in Germany.  We understand what you are going through; we've been there. We are here to help you with web design, web development, web content, online marketing, social media marketing, search engine optimization, in fact, everything you need to set up an internet business not just in Germany, but all over the world. We are a group of talented, experienced web developers, programmers, web designers, online marketers, graphic designers and writers who are committed to one thing: great customer service. We love what we do and our passion for our work is what brought us together.  We've seen too many dull sites, too many badly-designed,...
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