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The death of Silverlight?


Remember when Microsoft ruled our destinies and understanding the future of legal technology meant understanding what plans Microsoft had?

Well the only certainty is change and things have changed. Instead of being in the lead pack of the consumer led charge by apple and others they have been part of the pack. They get it, they just have not been able to perform to their or our expectations. Tjese chanes have seen flash die, and microsofts instantiation being silverlight is likely to be next.

Being an "industry figure" has its perks. Friends have suggested that our efforts should not be directed towards silverlight.

This is not a popular view. Indeed many of you sat with me at a recent managing partners meeting where the presenter used silverlight in every sentence.

Hang on we are busy playing with the new data visualization tools in SQL 2012. These are built in silverlight! Well let's consider NetMeeting, it was used before Skype, Microsoft had a lead! What happened! It went for a business makeover. We told them it was not needed in our business's.

Now business or more correctly computing is moving faster than the release cycles. Remember when it seemed a really cool idea to have everything in a browser. Heck let's build an entire practice management system in it! (hindsight is a great thing )

So the brave new world! We need to respond and not ignore. It is not going to go away!

Enjoy the ride

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Shopify and WooCommerce gain eCommerce market share

According to BuiltWith a site measuring the top web sites and the technology used behind it the results for August show Shopify building to a 19% share of "Australian" eCommerce sites. There are a few holes here though as this uses geographical data and .au  domains. It is cheaper to use a .com domain though and many sites are hosted on remote servers. BigCommerce also saw some local growth with some better pricing and more attention to new sites. This came at the expense of old systems like osCommerce and ZenCart. The "Other" space has grown which includes Neto.

Statistics for websites using Ecommerce technologies in Australia
https://trends.builtwith.com/shop/country/Australia

When looking globally at the top Million sites Shopify is dwarfed by WooCommerce. As we have pointed out WooCommerce is used by a very large number of sites, it may not be as successful but it gives a shopfront at little cost.

The global strength of WooCommerce was through a mass of smaller…

Smarter eCommerce mailouts - Opening up Retail Express to Mailchimp

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Currently the sources used for email marketing include Shopify, Retail Express MailChimp, other mail applications such as Outlook groups and CRM systems like Insightly. Would it be nice to have ONE list?

·Seamless and Simple without end user intervention
The Translator for MailChimp means one centralised mailing list, providing centralized reporting and results. We can run tight campaigns and then report and measure the success of the campaign. Both with clicks and reads AND sales.

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