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What is XaaS (Anything as a Service)?

September 18, 2018

XaaS is a general, collective term that refers to the delivery of anything as a service. It recognizes the vast number of products, tools and technologies that vendors now deliver to users as a service over a network — typically the internet — rather than provide locally or on-site within an enterprise. Examples of XaaS […]

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Tab 32 – Cloud Dental Software

September 17, 2018

Our full-featured EHR has a simple, intuitive interface that makes navigating through your day a breeze. It’s fast, free, and easy to sign up. Source: Dental EHR | Cloud Dental Software Another cloud based dental management software. They claim to be “the #1 cloud dental EHR” and “the only complete technology platform for your dental […]

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The Wild West of online reviews

September 10, 2018

From MyView, ADA News: Sadly, many online review sites, even very popular sites, have no protocols in place to vouch for the accuracy of the evaluations. Anyone can post anything, about anyone, anytime and that is truly frightening. But does it have to be? Source: MyView: The Wild West of online reviews Worth reading, the […]

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Cloud Computing ASP

September 10, 2018

A new version of an old idea has a sexy new name. What we used to call ASP which stands for Application Service Provider has be re-named “Cloud Computing”. The name Cloud refers to the fact that the application is processed not on your local server but off in the Internet at a remote server […]

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Facebook is shedding massive traffic

September 6, 2018

From  BGR: Four billion. That, according to a new study shared with CNBC by market research firm SimilarWeb, is how many monthly page visits Facebook has shed in a slow-drip but nevertheless huge decline over the last two years… …“The five websites receiving the most traffic in the U.S. in the last several years have been […]

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Eaglesoft, Demand Force, Sesame

August 30, 2018

From Eaglesoft support: If you are a current DemandForce/Sesame user, the interface with Eaglesoft will no longer work after Oct 31, 2018. Please reach out to eServices Sales at 800.294.8504 to further discuss the many options available. Source: Support Home Page Who owns the data? It seems the powers that be at Eaglesoft have decided that […]

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WebMD Dental FAQ

August 28, 2018

A sample of some basic dental advice pushed out by WebMD. This has huge potential, click to see the whole list. Why do I need dental exams? Regular exams help spot trouble early to prevent bigger and more costly treatments later. A dental hygienist will start by cleaning buildup from your teeth. Then the dentist […]

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SEO or SEM? What’s the Difference?

August 27, 2018

At the most basic level SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the use of key words and other techniques to help get your website high in the “organic” results on Google. That was the big thing a few years ago when we first started to understand how the Internet and Google works. SEM (Search Engine Marketing) […]

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Not Online

August 9, 2018

Several of these excuses reasons amount to the same thing. Not interested, don’t need it, waste of time, too busy and even too old are all the same excuse. That totals almost half the people who are not online. The reality is that for most of them they do not know what they do not […]

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Dental Intel

August 7, 2018

Dental Intelligence is a web based Practice Intelligence platform. Bringing your data and your team together in real time. Source: Web based practice Intelligence platform | Dental Intel Another online dashboard to help dentists quickly see KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) The problem however is not limited to seeing the numbers but dentists need to know […]

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Facebook Stock Plunge

July 30, 2018

From NYT: …investors responded Thursday by hammering the stock of Facebook, one of the world’s most valuable companies. Shares of the social media giant fell 19 percent, wiping out roughly $120 billion of shareholder wealth, Source: Facebook’s Stock Plunge Shatters Faith in Tech Companies’ Invincibility – The New York Times Hmmm Related: For Facebook and Twitter, […]

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10 Cringe-Worthy LinkedIn Profile Picture Fails

July 23, 2018

You’d think choosing a LinkedIn profile picture would be simple. You just need something clear, professional and properly sized. However, it appears many people struggle with this or simply don’t realize what their frankly terrible photos are conveying to current and potential clients and employers. Source: (32) 10 Cringe-Worthy LinkedIn Profile Picture Fails | LinkedIn Worth a click […]

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Internet 101

July 17, 2018

The Internet is the largest endeavor in human history. It is big, I mean really big. Almost three billion people are online, that is more than one third of the entire population of the planet. However the Internet is not just people connected through computers, it is also things. Anything with an IP addressable chip […]

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Internet usage in the United States

July 16, 2018

About 76.2 percent of the U.S. population accessed the internet as of 2016. While internet adoption in the United States is equal amongst both genders, online usage increases among demographic groups with higher levels of education and income. Source: Internet usage in the United States – Statistics & Facts | Statista

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Toothpic is the dental app that gives people plenty to smile about

July 16, 2018

The user can have a consultation with a certified dentist in their area while state-of-the-art technology allows the consumer to share focused imagery of the affected area so that the problem can be precisely diagnosed. Source: Toothpic is the dental app that gives people plenty to smile about I like this as it is in essence a mini, patient initiated, […]

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Henry Schein creates key software joint venture with Internet Brands

July 5, 2018

From Newsday: Henry Schein Inc. and partner Internet Brands have completed the creation of a joint venture to create and market software for the global dental market, the companies announced Monday… The joint venture, named Henry Schein One, incorporates Henry Schein’s practice-management software for dentists, includingDentrix and Easy Dental, with Internet Brands’ web-based programs such […]

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Why Your Online Reputation Matters (and How to Handle Good and Bad Reviews)

June 26, 2018

From my friends at TNT Dental: Even if your practice doesn’t have a website (and if that’s the case, you need to give us a call at TNT Dental today!), your practice is online… and, people are talking about it. You have two choices: put your head in the sand and ignore it, or embrace […]

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What is an e-Service?

June 21, 2018

A good example of a common and easily understood e-service is sending appointment reminders to patients. The dentist could assign a team member to look up every patient on the schedule for the next day, record their phone number and e-mail address then go to a texting or e-mail program and individually send texts and […]

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June 15, 2018
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Facebook bug affected 14 million people’s privacy settings

June 14, 2018

From Mashable: The advertising giant wants you to believe that you’re in control of what data you share, and who you share it with. We know that’s mostly an illusion… from May 18 to May 22, a Facebook bug automatically set a host of users’ new post settings to “public” regardless of their selected setting. It […]

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