Tenrec Blog

Small Firm Data Security Tips

Long gone are the days of businesses keeping their clients’ private information in physical files. It’s no surprise then that, along with the vast amount of sensitive data being stored in The Cloud, data security breaches continue to make headlines. Keeping your clients’ sensitive information secure is crucial, especially for professional service firms where privacy… Read More »

The Impact of Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update

When Google announced that mobile-friendly sites would receive preferential ranking in mobile search results, many website owners scrambled to adjust. The search giant typically tends to keep their search engine ranking factors somewhat close to the vest, providing vague hints at what factors may be considered in their rankings. But this announcement couldn’t have been… Read More »

Tenrec’s Thoughts on Radical vs. Incremental Website Change

“Since user experience is a quality discipline, there is much to be said for incremental design changes, since we know from extensive QA research that continuous improvement is known to lead to high-quality products. On the other hand, there’s also much to be said for improving everything at once and potentially achieve a much higher quality boost than would… Read More »

Ye Olde Page Folde Debate

The question boils down to this: Should you be concerned with what shows above the fold vs. below the fold on your website? The debate centers on whether or not the ‘fold’ (i.e. the bottom of the screen, ‘above the fold’ = what you can see of a website before you scroll down) matters anymore… Read More »

Taco Bellweather?

An interesting thing happened this week. Taco Bell blacked out it’s website and social media accounts in coordination with the roll out of its new mobile app. During the day on Wednesday visitors to www.tacobell.com were greeted by a message that read “THE NEW WAY TO TACO BELL ISN’T ON THE INTERNET” and a link to download… Read More »

Understanding Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) and How It Affects You

There is a new anti-spam law in Canada that went into effect on July 1, 2014, which has established specific requirements for electronic communication (either by SMS or email). Violation of this law can result in fines of up to $1 million for individuals and up to $10 million for businesses so it is important,… Read More »

What you should know about Shellshock, AKA “The Bash bug”

September 25, 2014 – Shellshock is a CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) that was communicated in an advisory on 9/24/2014. The findings in this advisory indicate that there is a very serious code vulnerability in the Bash “shell” of Unix-based operating systems that could leave millions of computers and other devices exposed to a security… Read More »

Where are websites going?

Will websites even be a ‘thing’ in 5 years? For some reason, I can’t stop thinking about this question. I know it’s my job to think about this kind of thing but it’s actually not work and clients that are driving this minor obsession. Instead it’s a lingering feeling that we’re on the cusp of another… Read More »

What the heck is a Semalt?

Update – August 4, 2014 – The blog Nabble from the Netherlands has done some further research on Semalt. Their findings suggest that the questionable traffic we detailed was just the tip of the iceberg. Read the Nabble post that details the nefarious tactics being employed. Take a look in your website traffic logs (e.g…. Read More »

Per on LXBN

Tenrec’s CEO and Founder, Per Casey, was interviewed at this year’s Legal Marketing Association conference in Orlando, Florida. Per talked with LXBN‘s Colin O’Keefe about some of the high level trends he’s seeing in marketing technology and how professional service marketers have evolved to understand the tools and use them more effectively. Read More »