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Who is minding your online store?

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Recently Matt Palmer, our Operations Manager, gave a talk in Sydney at the recent Online Retailer conference. A brief overview of this talk: In this talk, I will share our experience running and scaling some large-scale Magento websites, and give you a set of questions that you can use to ensure that your site is able to handle whatever the Internet throws at it, whether it be a huge surge in popularity or a data-centre-destroying disaster. A copy of the slides including all the questions raised in the talk is available for download Anchor will be presenting this topic again tonight at the Magento Meetup Sydney, at the King Street Brewhouse, 22 The Promenade, Darling Harbour. In addition to the content in this talk, we will also be covering aspects…

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Off to Online Retailer 2012

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A heads up to those attending the Online Retailer Expo this week, Anchor will be in attendance for the following two days (Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th). We’re sending our sharpest minds along to answer your questions, so come on down to our booth for a chat if you’re in the area. In addition, our very own Matt Palmer will be giving a talk entitled Who’s Minding the (Online) Store? If you’re starting out with your online e-commerce presence, this is a must-see for knowing what to expect as you grow and how to deal with the success. Matt is on-stage tomorrow at 1:15pm in the E-Commerce Technology Theatre, don’t miss out! If you’re hankering to come along but haven’t made plans yet, it’s not too late, but you miss…

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The Internet Show in Melbourne – The importance of scalability in e-commerce

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The Internet Show is upon us again, this time in bustling Melbourne, next Monday and Tuesday (April 30th – May 1st). We’re busy gearing up for it and are pleased to announce that our CEO, Keiran Holloway, will be giving a presentation there: Red Hot Sale! The importance of scalability in e-commerce. If you’re a fast-growing online business (or plan on being one), this is for you. Many web retailers discover they can’t keep up with the rush of a big promotion or publicity event, right at the worst possible moment, resulting in disappointment and lost sales opportunities. Proper planning and management is the key to succeeding here, which is what we’ll be addressing. You should drop by the booth and say Hi if you get the chance, and you…

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How to talk like a pirate without all of the fuss

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Wanted to send your buddies a pirate message but the words just won’t come? No trouble, just visit the Pirate Talk Translator and convert your regular landlubber-speak into bonafide pirate-ified slang! If you use the popular Pidgin Instant Messaging client, then you can download the Purple Plugin pack which contains a talk filter. Set it to Pirate and you can have your instant messages translated into pirate-speak on the fly!

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