Magento has made its name in the world of e-commerce for these reasons. It is
supported by some of the biggest names in online retailing, from Paul Smith
to Olympus and Nestle.
The Linux (PHP)-based platform has become the e-commerce solution for
choice companies of all sizes. While its free and Magento Go versions are
preferred by small businesses for their low cost and powerful out-of-the-box
features, large retailers tend to prefer Magento's enterprise version
because of its customisable look and functionality - as well as its
impressive reporting and analytical tools.
Delving further into where Magento excels ahead of the competition is the
best way to explain its appeal to these various different market-retailers.
It should also explain why Magento looks set to be the e-commerce platform of
choice for a generation.
Architecture and design
The basic underlying... (more)
This is according to general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council
(PCI SSC) Bob Russo, who told Bankinfosecurity.com that this is vital to
spotting any weak links in the card data protection chain, which could
undermine an entire system.
Performing annual risk assessments is one of the 12 central requirements
firms must go through to be certified PCI compliant, but it may be the case
that some companies do not devote adequate time and resources to this and
assume their systems will still be secure.
Mr Russo explained: "The standard requires an annual risk assessment, bec... (more)
Business Computing World August 2012 by Dominic Monkhouse In the busy 21st
century, a large proportion of people no longer have the time or the
inclination to physically go to the shops to buy goods. Luckily, many can now
do this instead via their phone, laptop or tablet. Made ever easier via
applications for portable devices, [...]
While bank loans, property leasing and constant monitoring meant that it took
an incredible amount of effort to set up a business 15 years ago, the
internet has provided entrepreneurial opportunities that nearly everyone can
take advantage of. Provided they know the basics, of course.
So, where should businesses begin when creating an e-commerce site?
All websites need to 'exist' somewhere and this is where web hosting comes
in. Typically offered by third party companies, web hosting involves the
placing of a company website on an outsourced server. With many companies
With online retailers around the UK readying their systems for the annual
Christmas hike in sales, anything websites can do to create a competitive
advantage to differentiate them from their rivals will undoubtedly be
But while many firms may consider ramping up their marketing with special
offers and promotions, one area that could prove especially fruitful may be
embracing mobile commerce. This is no longer a niche technology, but one that
should be a serious part of a firm's ecommerce strategy.
Ensuring that ecommerce hosting solutions include provisions for users ... (more)