Monthly Web Roundup - March 2015

Posted by: Reliance Technology

This month, we help explain what "cloud" computing is and what it's used for. We have also included an invitation to a small business breakfast in Dubbo to help you make the most of the web along with an article on CAPTCHA web site form security, and how it's evolving.

As always, if you have any questions feel free to send an email to support@relianceit.com.au or give us a call. We'd be happy to hear from you.
Until next time,
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Answers To The Tech Questions You're Too Embarrassed To Ask
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What is a cloud?

'Cloud' services are those that run on remote servers, letting you access data over the Internet without having to store it on local devices. Examples include: Xero, Azure, Dropbox, Google Apps and iCloud.
Breakfast with Google - Putting Dubbo Businesses on the Map
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Google and ACCI would like to invite you to a small business breakfast in Dubbo on the 31st of March to help you make the most of the web. You will learn easy steps you can take to make sure your own business can be found online and hear from a local business owner who has used the internet to successfully grow their business. Google Australia’s Head of Small Business will also be there to share his insights with you.

You will walk away from the session knowing which of Google’s free and paid products you can use immediately to get your business online, or if your business is already online to make the most of it. You will also be introduced to a local certified Google Partner who can get you started.

The event will take place between 8:00am - 10:00am on Tuesday 31st March 2015, at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, 155 Darling St. Registration opens at 7.40am. It’s free to attend and breakfast will be provided.

We are limited to 100 places so if you would like to attend please RSVP by clicking here.

Between 10am and 2pm, there will also be an open workshop for business owners who wish to talk to a Google Expert about getting on the internet or growing online using Google’s tools. No booking is required - just pop along and we’ll answer your questions.
Google is killing CAPTCHA as we know it
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If you've signed up for an online account recently or filled in a contact form, you've probably seen it: a quick test that gives you a few distorted words and asks you to type them back in plain text. The official name is CAPTCHA, a test designed to weed out the automated scripts used for spam, but Google recently showed off a system that could crack it 99.8 percent of the time.

Late last year, Google unveiled No-CAPTCHA; instead of asking users to pass a test, Google's new system pre-screens each user's behavior and filters out anyone who's easily identifiable as human. Most users will simply see a check mark — click the box and you've passed the test — while anyone marked as suspicious will be given a more elaborate test.

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