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Apache Solr : The Future-Proofing Data Engine

This week Apache Solr 5.0 was released. Is there a better excuse to discuss this amazing tool?

agencyQ has been using Solr since the heady days of the pre-beta, when Lucene sounded like a place in Switzerland, and “Solr” seemed so much like a typo. We’re fanboys for sure. 5.0 is just another great release that makes the tool easier to use, easier to manage and incrementally better. But, as with so many technologies its strength isn’t what it does, but what you can make it do. Let’s see how this plays into the agencyQ belief that the Internet isn’t finished and change is inevitable, so go plan for it already.

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Internet Explorer: It’s a Love/Hate Relationship

The tech world has been buzzing about Microsoft’s recent decision to “ditch” Internet Explorer for a newer and faster browser. Most people would agree that the decision to cut ties was long overdue after years of it dragging down their brand perception. Judging from the onslaught of articles being written about this event, it appears that the world thinks that losing Internet Explorer means a fundamental shift in the Internet as we know it. I beg to differ.

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Responsive Web Design: What you Need to Know

Take a minute and look at your site’s analytics.

Don’t worry, we’ll wait.

Now, pay special attention to your unique monthly visitors (UMVs). Where are they coming from? How did they land on your site? Those numbers represent an evolving mobile trend that is changing the way consumers access the web every day.

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Drupal Fixes Critical Security Flaw

Drupal has released a patch to fix a bug in the content management system (CMS) that left exposed user sites vulnerable to SQL injection. SQL injection is a method hackers use to steal information from your database by injecting SQL statements into a site to get sensitive data.

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The Beauty of “Why?”- Defining a Client’s Strategy

I have spent many years as a strategy consultant to different clients and for very different reasons: cutting their HR workforce in half, implementing a new enterprise asset management system, redefining budget process, cutting grants program timeline in half, or increasing student enrollment by fifty percent. The list could go on and on.

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EPiServer North American Partner Summit Wrap-up – A look at EPiServer 7

I had the pleasure to attend the North American Partner Summit for EPiServer in Chicago, Illinois on July 31. The two-day event provided a unique opportunity for EPiServer partners to share insight on the latest developments in the market. More importantly, it offered a preview of the upcoming release of EPiServer 7, set to launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

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